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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Part of my preparation for this dyeing class I’m taking at the Crow Barn is to collect fabric to be dyed.  I hit the pages of my Testfabrics and Dharma Catalogues.  I have ALL sorts of interesting fabrics and a few common ones that I may or may not incorporate into my work someday.  The […]

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Okay, it’s not exactly midnight, but we are working later than usual in the studio this evening.  I have Ken’s quilt to keep me company, my daughter has prefixes and suffixes.  It’s easy to guess which one of us is having more fun:)  I’m nearly done piecing the top to Ken’s quilt.  I’ve yet to […]

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I’m still on my berry kick!  Every day I’ve got to have some!  Fortunately for us there is a local farm that grows strawberries, but the blackberries have traveled farther in their young lives that I’ve traveled all year!  I’ve never even been to Mexico!  Soon, very soon, they will be replace by mulberries from […]

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Loving the fact that my children aren’t too old to dye Easter eggs.  This time with natural dyes, plants from the garden, and treasures from the pantry. Planning to write more about it tomorrow after the big reveal. Finding the time for a stroll outside… Enjoying the silence and stillness that sunset brings… … marveling […]

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The work continues on Ken’s quilt.  I’ve decided to insert strips of fabric in between those organic triangle that I’ve been cutting.  They break up the pattern a little better and add just a little more interest to the design.  This is part of the reworking that I’ve been focusing on lately.  Doing it this […]

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In the studio, I’m doing a little reworking of those blocks for the memory quilt I’m working on.  Now that I have a layout in mind, the rest is a matter of execution.  It’s quiet soothing work… things are coming along. Over the weekend I attended a two-day hockey tournament in which Zack was invited […]

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This month it’s Blair’s turn and wouldn’t you guess… more strips! How could she have known this would be right up my alley?  For inspiration she sent us pictures of tile-work done in a mid-century style… just the very thing I have in my own house! She also sent a delicious array of fabrics… tiffany […]

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So I got to the point of making several panels from the cut up shirts of my friend’s dad, and then the process stalled.  Maybe it was because she extended the deadline… maybe because my week suddenly got really busy… maybe I was creatively “dry.”   Wanting so much to get back into the zone, […]

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Today as I entered the studio and picked up the pieces on Ken’s quilt, I laid them out to get a sense of what I’ve accomplished.  Side by side I can see the potential, but there is something missing… One look at my fabric stash and you may see what I’m talking about: Can you […]

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I’ve been given an extension on the deadline for Ken’s quilt.  I’m not entirely sure this is a good thing, deadlines have a way of motivating me, but I do appreciate a little extra time to think about this project more.  Surely, April will bring me a few uncluttered days and more than likely I’ll […]

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From those cut up shirts given to me days ago, I’ve been making new fabrics.  Panels really, of strips of related fabrics, assembled to read as a group.  It’s with these panels that I’ll be creating the blocks… some sort of design or pattern, where all the fabrics join together into a unified whole… but […]

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Day #2 of this memory quilt:  It was if someone lit a fire beneath me that motivated me to get moving.  Something tells me my friend’s father, whose name was Ken, wasn’t for lounging.  I barely had time to contemplate what I was going to do, that a little voice inside me said, “Let’s get […]

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I’m embarking on a new project… yes, yes, another quilt… and I’m wanting to share it with you.  I was approached by a friend to make a quilt for her mother.  Not just an ordinary quilt… something special.  You see, my friend’s father passed away two years ago and she wants his shirts fashioned into […]

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You may already know that I belong to an online bee called the Mid Mod Quilt Bee.  Each month, a member posts instructions for a block, sends fabric and we are to create a block for them.  Last month was my month!  Inspired by the work of Mondrian, I provided each of our members with […]

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Goodness, I love this app!  It’s called Pano and it transforms my phone into a panoramic camera by splicing together a series of photos taken from one vantage point.  It’s so easy to use, I simply shoot, rotate, shoot, rotate… and so on.  Check out this amazing photo I took yesterday while watching the setting […]

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