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Monthly Archives: August 2010

So I have in mind to make a “Starry Night” quilt.  I envision the moon and stars… maybe a little town below… something of that nature.  So I’m sewing along, using some of the stripped pieces I made last week and things are just not clicking for me.  I wrote about it yesterday.  My stars […]

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I have on my mind the moon and the stars.  Working into the night last night, things were barely clicking along… the image in my head was not appearing before me.  Suddenly, with time running out and my mind in a panic,  I had a glimpse of insight, a small vision into the in-between that […]

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Again, I find myself blogging in between activities.  That’s the way it is around here at this time of year.  Thankfully, there are those little pockets of time to work on this and that, and I’m happy to announce I’m finished!  That baby quilt I’ve been working on, is all done.  My mind is swirling […]

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Oluwalu, pronounced oo-lou-wa-lou, is the name of and area located on the south-western slope of Maui.  I was here today driving home from the Maui Photo Festival, when I found myself itching to get out there and snap a picture or two of this beautiful landscape.  The grass is so dry it’s yellow, and all […]

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Just a simple shot from the studio… of the quilting in progress.  Not a fancy design in any way, but fitting for the quilt and it’s intended use. I’m hearing whispers here and there about people working on their entries for various shows.  Wishing all of you well and luck!  This isn’t my year for […]

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I finished my second assignment for the Mid Mod Quilting Bee!  This time it’s Jess’ turn.  As you can tell, I ran out of fabric at the end.  It’s an easy fix on her end.  Hope she likes it!

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Sunday morning around here often involves heart-shaped waffles and strawberries.  It’s a favored ritual.   I’m treating myself to a little gazing at images from Rex Ray (especially the wood panel stuff), Baratta Design, and this one by Andreas Gursky.  Getting inspired to start something new this week! *** For those of you who are […]

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I’ve finished piecing together the individual blocks of the quilt.  When you look at the final product, you will see that I didn’t cut each block the same size and piece together in a rigid grid format.  Instead, I sewed one block to the next utilizing a curved piecing method.  Each seam was different and […]

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I’m enjoying these last few days of summer.  With just my daughter around now, things are quieting down.  The boys are off in their new classrooms.  I’m thrilled to see them happy to return to school.  Meanwhile, the piecing goes quickly when you have a ten-year-old helping out!  This type of work is pretty fool-proof; […]

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I’m dyeing up a batch of silk today for fellow Maui artist Dianna.  She is working on new work for an upcoming show at Viewpoints Gallery.  Her specific request was for golden hues and greens… a color which is difficult to get with silk.  I’ve written about it before, many times, pardon me, but here […]

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“I have in mind to make a baby quilt, to use colorful, abundant, scraps, and contrast them with fields of white.”

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Oh fabric, I’m sooo terribly sorry.  I’ve neglected you, tossed you aside, piled you up without regard to color, fold or cut.  You’ve sat quietly, patiently this summer on those shelves, waiting for me to pick you up and use you.  You’ve watched as I’ve played with your cousins, the samples, and the linen, and […]

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In the U.S., about the furthest place you can travel from Hawaii is Upstate New York.  The trip is a bit of a coming home for me, not that I ever lived in this part of the country, but for some reason I felt like I was returning to something familiar.  The lush vegetation, tall […]

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