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Baby Dragon Quilt…

…and digital quilting. My niece and great nephew inspired this quilt because …we love dragons! The Hobbit started that for me and I LOVE all the How To Train Your Dragon movies and series! So does my granddaughter, so I get to … Continue reading

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“Ellie’s Birdies”…a new quilt pattern

After a long break from pattern making I was able to wrap my head around it again to finish this one! Pattern writing is much Much MUCH harder than you think! But I’m so glad to have this one ready to … Continue reading

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Preparing Patterns for Glue Basting Tutorial – Part 2

To continue the tutorial I started here, I will tell you about the glues I recommend and why and how to go about gluing your masterpiece in preparation for machine thread painting an quilting. 7. My flower pieces are all … Continue reading

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Poinsettia Mini Quilt Pattern

This pattern is FINISHED! This was a challenging one to write and produce because I decided to split the thread painting into two stages which meant two separate pages for both the color map and instructions. The first stage is … Continue reading

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From Painting to Art Quilt

While I am in the “Ideas for Art Quilts” blogging mode, and as I beat the heat here in So Cal near Downtown Disney, I thought I would share an idea or two that I have been Bird Watching for … Continue reading

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Your Pet in an Art Quilt!

What do you do if you can’t be sewing an Art Quilt? Dream about and plan an Art Quilt! I do quite literally day “dream” about a potential subject or direction for an Art Quilt. When I was in one … Continue reading

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Scribbling With a Purpose

Here is the beginning of the chart I like to make for my patterns…a sketched idea of where and how to do the thread painting on the raw edge pieces. I like to use 5D Quilt Design Creator although it … Continue reading

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Christmas Mini Quilt finished…check!

Now that the mini quilt is finished, it’s time to finish writing the pattern! I did this mini quilt a little different from the Pumpkin Mini Quilt earlier in that I thread painted most of it on stabilizer instead of … Continue reading

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Christmas Thread Painting progress…

It was a day of playing with threads for the Poinsettia! That can be so much fun! …and a little frustrating…but today it was mostly fun! It can get frustrating when you don’t have EXACTLY the color in your thread … Continue reading

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It’s Christmas with Thread Painting!

First of all I should say that my thread painting students got a fantastic start on their Pumpkin Mini Quilts! I was so involved that I forgot to take good photos! But this week I will try to do that and post … Continue reading

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