Category Archives: Art Quilts

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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Where does the time go?

I will be hitting a bit of a milestone soon. It seems that I wrote my first blog post on November 27th, 2008. TEN YEARS AGO! Crazy. I did take off about a year and a half in there, but … Continue reading

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Improv Stripes QAL

Sometimes a quick project is just what you need. The Improv Stripes QAL hosted by Debbie at A Quilter’s Table fit the bill for me this week.  I always get questions when I show a quilt that I have quilted in what … Continue reading

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Improv Stripes QAL

Debbie from A Quilter’s Table is hosting a QAL on her blog and Instagram this week. It is called the Improv Stripes QAL. I’ve done quite a bit of work like this in years past and thought it would be fun to … Continue reading

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TBT ~ Ladder Quilts

I started a series of ladder quilts quite some time ago. Every now and again, I revisit this theme. Most of these have hung in a local art show. I thought I had a picture of this one finished, but … Continue reading

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