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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Oh my… things have suddenly gotten busy around here!  I’ve so much to tell you and barely know where to begin! This week I’ll be telling you about a bunch of exciting new quilt-related developments taking place right now.  The first being two classroom quilts I’ve agreed to help out with at my daughter’s school. […]

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The only bee I participate in these days is the Mid Mod Quilt Bee, hosted by Rossie.  We are about half way through our year and the assignment for this month was given to us by Rebekah.  Our assignment was to focus on the mod shape of a rounded square within a rounded square… she […]

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I’ve got many different irons in the fire and these days… it’s more about balancing than getting any one-thing done.  It’s not an entirely difficult position to be in… I’m enjoying the variety and rhythm of this work and I’m allowed to flitter between this project and the next.  My thought have been on traditional […]

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I’m taking a little break from my latest work to whip up a simple nap quilt for a school fundraiser.  I have a stack of 9″ blocks made from scraps and assembled in no particular pattern.  I make them to pass time or in those transition points between projects.  Each block is different, all are […]

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In starting new work I often have something in mind before I charge ahead.  With my latest piece, I have no idea of what I want the end result to look like, instead I know what types of fabric I want to use and what types of stitching I want to incorporate.  I think it […]

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I have a box of old leather stamps that I purchased off of ebay a few years ago.  It’s an incomplete set, and a little dusty, but still, it’s quite fabulous in it’s weathered condition.  I have in mind to insert letters into my slow cloth… letters not words.  I want the font to be […]

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I’ve decided to rename my “Prayer Shawl” and am calling it my “Slow Cloth.”  It’s simple, I know, but the new name suits the piece better.  This is a work of gradual consideration… an unhurried piece where I can think and play deeply at each step.  I don’t expect to get anywhere fast with it […]

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Loyal reader and fellow art quilter Daphne sent me these images.  They are pics of her stripped fabrics she made with 1.5″ strips!  Aren’t they fabulous! Daphne is on to something here… sometimes in the world of quilt making, it’s good to make a bunch of fabric just for the sake of making it.  Later, […]

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First, I’d like to thank all of you who have been kind enough to leave comments these past days.  Venturing into new territory can be frightening and it helps to know that despite my trials and tribulations, you are right there with me urging me along.  I’m taking a little bit of a break from […]

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To be perfectly honest here, I started this prayer shawl thing on the wrong foot.  I put pressure on myself to create something wonderful because it’s been a while since I’ve created anything and I figured I was about due.  All around me I see others create works of art, but I’ve been lacking lately […]

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I’m experimenting with different fabrics, different methods of piecing, and different layouts.  This is completely new territory for me and I feel like I’m bumbling along.  I’m trusting that this uncertainty and frustration will be replaced by clarity after hours of careful contemplation.  I’m trusting that this will pay off. I’m liking the color saffron […]

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I’m battling a serious case of artist’s block here… trying to make something meaningful… maybe that’s my problem.  In any case, my eyes are wide open as I notice the interplay of indigo and tangerine.  I also played with a little dye paint on fabric today.  I’m wanting to insert words on this piece, but […]

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