Category Archives: nature quilts

May Scrap Progress

May was a two steps forward and one step back scrap month. I used scraps to make this leaf block and this leaf block that looks more like a tree block. But then I bought these scraps of cat fabric. … Continue reading

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Creative Play With Leaves

A while back I posted about this book. I checked it out of the library and renewed it when it came due. I think I can renew it one more time before I have to give it up. I may … Continue reading

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What Makes It Modern?

I picked up this book at the library because it looked interesting, but the word “modern” in the title confused me. If I had to name the main technique in the book, I’d call it stack and slash. I’m not … Continue reading

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Flowers With Color

I haven’t made a lot of progress this week, but I did finish fusing and painting the flowers. I even basted it. I thought the frog fabric was appropriate for the back. My goal is to finish the quilting this … Continue reading

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December Short List

Last month I changed to an abbreviated Short List with only three categories: Something old (UFO), something new and creative play. I’m much happier with fewer list items and completed three of the four items on the November list. The … Continue reading

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The Slice Project

My Art Quilt Group decided to do one of those quilts where you take a photo and cut it into sections and each person makes a section. Then you put all the sections together to recreate the original photo. Clear … Continue reading

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The Mind Wanders

I don’t even know where to start tonight. A lot of little bits going on, but nothing big. I sewed the borders on the Christmas Tree embroidery quilt. It looks almost the same as the mock up so I didn’t … Continue reading

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Stash Out And Short List Finish

I finished the Sunflower Quilt yesterday.  The center looks a little washed out in the picture.  I can never get really good photos when it’s overcast. After auditioning floss to embroider leaf stems I decided I like the quilt better … Continue reading

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Sunflower Fabric

I pulled fabric for the Sunflower quilt yesterday, just so I would have something to talk about that isn’t Retro Charm. Changing the background color made a huge difference in the look of the quilt and my attitude toward it. … Continue reading

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Weather Week From Hell

The first full week back to the normal routine has been anything but. Wind, snow and brutal cold came in with a vengeance. License boy had one full day of school this week. It’s like he’s still on Christmas break. … Continue reading

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