Category Archives: ideas

How To Accumulate Ideas

I’ve been looking through old quilting magazines to give myself a break from screen time. In the Sept/Oct 2017 issue of Quiltmaker, I saw this Bonnie Hunter pattern. Interesting, but I wouldn’t want a bed quilt of pumpkins. Maybe a … Continue reading

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A Little Every Day

I finished stitching a project this week that was designated my do-a-little-every-day project. The concept is simple. Every day I did something to move that project forward. This is not a new idea, or my idea, but something I’ve heard … Continue reading

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Sunday Stash August 2, 2020

No fabric in or out. I forgot all about counting the fabric my friend gave me last week. I’m working on the idea that came to visit. We had quite a long chat that ended with this. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Hosting Inspiration

I hung this on my design wall and a couple weeks later an idea came wandering in. It took another day for it to introduce itself. Once we started talking, I knew I’d met something cool and interesting. It gave … Continue reading

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Gratitude

It’s been one of those weeks when things happen, not to me, but around me. On one particularly challenging day, I realized a lot of people struggle this time of year. Not theoretical people, but real people. People I know … Continue reading

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Looking Back, Looking Forward

It’s that time of year when you see a lot of 2019 recaps and 2020 plans. I’ve been thinking about 2020 for a few weeks now, keeping in mind where I am and where I want to be. This wasn’t … Continue reading

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I’ve Been Thinking…….

When I don’t get much creative time, I spend lots of time thinking about what I’ll do when I have it again. Ideas wander through my mind about projects, techniques and experiments. It’s a good thing and a bad thing … Continue reading

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Ideas Into Form #4

We left off with the flower fabrics chosen but nothing cut out. I used the fabrics and the design as planned. Once I cut out all the flower pieces I auditioned leaf and stem fabrics the same way, by laying … Continue reading

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Ideas Into Form #3

In the last post, the design was set but no fabric was chosen. Now I have all the fabrics for the flowers laid out where they will go. It’s rough, but it’s enough to keep me going. I couldn’t find … Continue reading

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Ideas Into Form #2

In the last post we left off with the idea of a table runner using these fabrics. I’ve had the idea to use motifs from Portraits From Nature by Jean Wells for a while now, but I knew I didn’t … Continue reading

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