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Whenever someone asks me how long it takes to make a quilt, I never really know how to answer them.  This quilt took me over six weeks, but that was with big interruptions resulting from the ebb and flow of my daily life.  When I look back, those cumulative moments went by quickly… the methodical […]

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Okay, he’s only twelve, so I guess he doesn’t really know yet what he wants to be… but just for a day I thought of him as an artist!  We were invited to a reception of students’ work at his school and look what he made!  My husband remarked, “It reminds me of a Robin […]

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Ken’s quilt is coming right along!  I’ve quilted it in an echo motif with the lines of stitching being about a half-inch apart.  This type of quilting will give it a nice pucker when the quilt is washed.  The cotton batting should shrink up just enough to give this one a cozy drape.  I also […]

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I’m feeling kind of quiet today.  Maybe it has something to do with this blanket of clouds that have rolled in, or maybe it’s from lack of sleep due to the full moon.  It’s a good space to be in right now… not every day can be fanfare and fireworks! I finally finished that sample […]

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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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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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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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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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