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I’m thrilled to show this one to you!  It’s that commission quilt I’ve been working on since late last year.  All in all I’m pretty pleased with the outcome.  The lighting in my current studio does not give it justice… the colors are a little brighter than what I’ve captured here.  The quilting turned out […]

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The quilt is mounted and ready to go!  My first inclination was to piece the back with more of her old dresses, but given the pieced nature of the top… I mean OCD type of piecing… I felt it necessary to calm the quilt down with a subtle monotone chrysanthemum fabric.  I’ll admit, working in […]

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For this phase of the quilt, I’m taking rows of diamonds, stitching them together and joining them to other stitched rows.  It’s slow work if you consider that at every step, I iron the seams flat, working gingerly to avoid stretching the fabric.  If I get myself into a rhythm, the work goes quickly.  Before […]

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I’ve reached the point in making this quilt that the composition has been resolved and I find myself starting to piece all those diamonds together.  Set on point, the fabric is cut on the bias, so extra care must be taken to not distort the pieces.  Of course there are pins and a really hot […]

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  I’ve known this about myself… commissions frighten me.  I’ll do them, but it really brings out the worst in me as far as being an artist is concerned.  For some reason, despite the hundreds of quilts I’ve made, despite my popularity as an artist and despite my adherence to top notch standards with regards […]

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