Quilt Designs as Jigsaw Puzzles

Posted by on 24 May 2021 | 0 Comments

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Well I went to get out my quilt today so I could begin stitching and realized I had not brought a variegated pale blue thread with me which is really what I want for the sky. I could start elsewhere but I really prefer starting with the background as you would with applique.

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Free Motion Quilting my Landscape

Posted by on 17 May 2021 | 0 Comments

Before heading off on my trip, I carefully rolled up my applique landscape and packaged it in my suitcase ready for travel. I also bundled together a few threads that I thought I'd use. I'm now ready to pull it out and continue working on it but before I do, I need to think a bit about how I want to stitch it and I definitely want to warm up my skills.

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Free Motion Ladders

Posted by on 2 May 2021 | 0 Comments

Before heading away last week, I managed to get some more work done on my applique - the project I haven't mentioned what I'm making yet. Don't worry, all will be revealed in a week or two, it's quite different than what I usually make.

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Creating an Illusion

Posted by on 2 May 2021 | 2 Comments

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I'm working hard to get my landscape applique in place. With heading down south at the end of the week, I'd really like all the applique done and pressed down - there is no way I'll get it stitched as well, but I will have my older Bernina with me for the second part of my trip so intend doing some stitching while away.

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A License to Play

Posted by on 26 April 2021 | 0 Comments

I've been creating a lot of different things during April. They include...

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Can you guess what I'm up to now?

Posted by on 19 April 2021 | 0 Comments

I can't believe how busy I've been this past week, and here we are around to Tuesday again. Today I thought we'd play a guessing game of "what am I up to now?". I'm going to add a few pictures below and you can see if you can guess what this might end up as. Be as descriptive as you can!

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New Animal Block - giraffe

Posted by on 12 April 2021 | 0 Comments

I've been busy creating new animal blocks for Autism Awareness. My autistic son helps me by doing the initial drawing and then I line draw it into applique pieces and create the actual pattern and block. Previously we've worked on mostly sea or water critters but this year we have moved to land animals and the first up is a giraffe. Here is it cut out and ready to stitch.

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New Blocks Coming Soon - sneak preview

Posted by on 5 April 2021 | 0 Comments

As I worked on some new blocks today for Autism month which I'll share in a bit, I thought this was the perfect time to share some previous posts on a different way to create these animal blocks.

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Starting My Art Quilt

Posted by on 30 March 2021 | 0 Comments

Are you itching to check what's under my needle this week? If you've been following along then you know I'm working on a landscape - actually landscapes seem to by theme this year! I have to admit, they are fun.

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Selecting Fabric Colors for my Quilt

Posted by on 22 March 2021 | 0 Comments

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Last week I started designing a new quilt. I manipulated a photo to make a better composition, then printed it out and pinned it to my design wall to think about and consider changes. 

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