Category Archives: Art Quilts

More Messing Around

I know, this color palette is getting old. But I still had these pieces out, so I played some more. First strips going one way. Then adding more the other way. I like the fractured quality you end up with. … Continue reading

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Improv Curves Finish

No masterpiece here, but it was a fun experiment! I played around with the bits I made for a long time. I decided I liked the pieces backing up to each other to make arches or doorways of sorts. And … Continue reading

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Ta Daaaa! Improv Finish

I finished this little top. It isn’t a masterpiece, but it sparked further ideas, so I’m calling it a success. And yes, I did inset that dark green corner. Not a perfect job, but needs must. And here is a … Continue reading

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Little Improv Finishes

Apparently I have been sewing a lot lately. As such, my blogging and projects are a bit out of sync. I will probably blog twice a day now and then to get things caught up. So here are my little … Continue reading

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More Experimenting

So I finished this little piece with a facing. It didn’t feel done. I decided to add some big stitch quilting, but couldn’t find my perle cotton. Ugh. Then I remembered a box of top stitching thread I picked up … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Kintsugi

Kintsugi is the Japanese art of mending pottery and using gold to fill in the cracks. It means that each time a pot is broken and repaired, it becomes more beautiful. That is what I was thinking about as I … Continue reading

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Something New

I’m playing in the hand dyes again! I can enter one or two items into the local art show for the same fee. So I’m trying to get something else ready to enter by Friday. I haven’t worked with these … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday ~ And So It Goes

I finished this up Wednesday night and planned to take pictures Thursday morning. Mother Nature had other plans. I headed to the west side of the state Thursday afternoon to visit Daughter #3 and it was raining when I left … Continue reading

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Around and Around

I decided to play with these free pieced curves. There are so many things you can do with them. Piecing them is easier than you think. Maybe I’ll do a tutorial. Not that I’m an expert, but I’m getting better … Continue reading

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DWMonday ~ Bits and Pieces

Sometimes, staring at a bin full of fabric can be about like looking at a blank piece of drawing paper. You suddenly freeze and can’t think of where to even start! So in looking through my hand dyed stash, I … Continue reading

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