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Viewing entries posted in January 2019
Last week I was playing with curves, in fact, I created a video showing you how to cut them for curved piecing. This week I'll show you a different way to make curves. Actually, it's an illusion of curves. You see Bargello Swirls appears to be curved - well you would think so being circular, but it is all straight piecing so much easier than you think. Using your rotary cutter and rulers, you never sew a curved seam.
I love reading about how things came about... what started the whole "modern quilt" movement and how is it related to improvisational designs?
A while back I wrote a post about curved piecing and some of my students have since asked if I could make a video showing how I cut those curves - so I did and wanted to share it here.
I've made literally hundreds of quilts and every quilt has its own story. Hibiscus Sunset is one of my newest patterns, its story, however, spans for quite some time.
After 25 years of using my faithful Bernina sewing machine, I finally splurged out and bought a new one. Being familiar with computers it wasn't too difficult to find my way around but I had my manual at the ready. There are a number of new features that I'm not familiar so some learning will be needed for sure.
Recently I asked Linda Schmidt what she had been working and she showed me a photo of her lovely "Hidden Falls". Wow, how magnificent is this?
Have you ever thought of enrolling in Elizabeth Barton's abstract workshops? She has two, Abstract Art for Quiltmakers and More Abstract Art for Quiltmakers. Where the structure of these classes are the same, the lessons and exercises are very different. The intro of the second workshop sums itself up very well!
A Happy New Year readers! Here it is 2019 already, last year just flew by with all that happened and probably the best was the addition to my family, a new little baby granddaughter. Today I thought I would take a look back and see what progress was made in my quilting world for 2018.