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Monthly Archives: October 2010

Tada!  My Orange and Brown Polyptych… just in time for Halloween!  I wonder what November’s colors are going to be… no matter, I wanted to show you these before the day was over.  Keep an eye on my shop… I’ll list them tomorrow!  Happy Halloween!

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Yesterday, we took a walk in a pumpkin patch… …the weather was nearly frightful… … but thankfully, the pumpkins were out, the air was crisp, and the colors simply delightful! *** Pardon my rhyme today, I know it’s not my usual!  I’m in a good mood because I’m nearly finished with my little Orange and […]

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First let me say “THANK YOU” Tammy and Debbie for taking the time out to comment to yesterday’s post.  You help me to see that what I’m doing here serves a purpose… something which is difficult to see from my perspective.  The feedback I get from working like this is fleeting and sometimes my self […]

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My little deer is fused and ready to go!  I zig-zagged around the edge just to give it a little bit of a finished look.  I like how he turned out. His edges are all semi-straight lines which give him a place in this patchwork quilt. I took out the pink rays of the sun… […]

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I’m having fun with these mostly white quilts…like this, this, this and this.   I consider it a soothing diversion from my usual more serious work with solid hand-dyed fabrics.  The way I construct them is to create little elements and incorporate them into a bigger picture.  That’s how it’s been for this one… “New […]

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On a recent walk I looked up and saw a most glorious site… it was the color chartreuse, one of my favorite all time colors were contrasting brilliantly with a cool blue sky.  I’m not kidding… this photo was not enhanced in any way… it was really that beautiful. I’m so energized by these colors, […]

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Things are looking  a little spare on my design wall… … it took me some time to figure out how I was going to place the sun rising over the mountain.  I have in mind to sprinkle over this landscape more houses and trees… it will need something else though, nothing comes to mind as […]

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Before you go to hang your quilt, a sleeve must be attached on the back and a dowel prepared.  Depending on the overall size of your quilt, make the sleeve 1-2 inches shorter than your quilt width.  Attach it to the back of your quilt with a simple whip stitch and make sure it has […]

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Sometimes I use fabric which I deem as “dyeing disasters” on the back.  Looking at it now I’m thinking it looks pretty cool!  I started a new two-color quilt series last night… orange and brown!  Just in time for Halloween!

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I’m surrounded by green today, and feeling relaxed and fruitful.  Wanting to learn more about this generous color, I stumbled upon a profound statement in “Colors” by Anne Varichon: “The delicate gaseous equlibrium that allows us to breathe on earth today all depends, therefore, on a green pigment (Chlorophyll).” I finished using the scraps from […]

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Not much sewing going on today… the kids are home from school and we’ve got errands to run.  I thought I’d show you a picture of the puppy!  He is ten weeks old today, weighs about two pounds and such a force to be reckoned with!   We all enjoy playing with him… up to […]

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Earlier today while organizing my photo files, I realized I had completely forgotten to celebrate last Sunday… or 10/10/10.  Now, in the interest of full disclosure, I’m typically not a numerology type of person… it’s something I really know very little about, but it was kind of cool typing 2010-10-10 on my photo file this […]

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I’ve tried many different ways to bind an art quilt and this is my favorite! It’s very easy to do and the result is a “hidden binding” or one that cannot be seen from the front.  I use a more traditional method to attach a binding in my utilitarian pieces… and it’s the one featured […]

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I blame Cheryl for this one… she sent our group, the Mid Mod Quilt Bee, fabric packs and pretty much said go for it!  When I read her instructions panic set in.  I had absolutely no idea what she was going for!  So I read the instructions over… and over… still nothing.  Guess where this […]

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