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Inside its a calm and peaceful day.   Meanwhile, progress is being made on a commission quilt in the studio.  A memory quilt for a woman who wore muumuu’s made with oriental fabrics.  I’m a little lost with it, but am finding my way slowly.  I’m trying to keep my mind as present as possible; […]

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I’m taking this one block-by-block… it seems to be the way to work these days.  With so many balls in the air, I slip into the studio for an hour here, half-hour there and sew away.  Later, I’ll need larger spans of time to really wrap my head around this project and have it come […]

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Over the weekend I made lots of progress on my “Lady Liberty” quilt!  We moved the television into the studio so I could watch the super bowl with my family while working on it.  I’m finding I’m liking this blend of rounded shapes and spiky ones, in this, my interpretation of  New York Beauty … […]

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All I can say is WOW!  I’ve had a complete BLAST with this quilt!  Maybe it’s because I made it for friends… maybe because the parameters were narrower… maybe the colors soothed me… maybe it’s because I tried many new things (and was successful at them)… more than likely it was a combination of all […]

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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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There is a certain rhythm to all this creativity… inspiration hits, sewing comes swiftly and easily, ideas are worked through, things start slowing down, life takes over, nothing gets done, and I abandon the work until inspiration hits once again.  I guess you could call it my process.  The first time I actually thought of […]

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It’s always good to have choices… even if things feel uncertain and uncomfortable, which is how I’m feeling today about all this. Today’s choices involve the land and the sea.  Should I make a shelf or a sloping cliff? And that ocean… should I include gentle rolling waves, rough waves that peak, or long pointy […]

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This one is coming to me like a dream…  I almost have a picture of it, but each time I think hard, the image eludes me.  There really is no other way around allowing these ideas to take hold but to pick up the fabric and start cutting. On my mind these days are images […]

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Just a simple shot from the studio… of the quilting in progress.  Not a fancy design in any way, but fitting for the quilt and it’s intended use. I’m hearing whispers here and there about people working on their entries for various shows.  Wishing all of you well and luck!  This isn’t my year for […]

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I’ve finished piecing together the individual blocks of the quilt.  When you look at the final product, you will see that I didn’t cut each block the same size and piece together in a rigid grid format.  Instead, I sewed one block to the next utilizing a curved piecing method.  Each seam was different and […]

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I’m enjoying these last few days of summer.  With just my daughter around now, things are quieting down.  The boys are off in their new classrooms.  I’m thrilled to see them happy to return to school.  Meanwhile, the piecing goes quickly when you have a ten-year-old helping out!  This type of work is pretty fool-proof; […]

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