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 Why Contrast Matters Part 2 …Can This Quilt be Fixed?

We’ve all have had THAT quilt that we were sooooooo EXCITED about that we just couldn’t wait until we could get to cutting and piecing it and see it come together! And then… the moment we were waiting for… to … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong With This Quilt!…why Contrast Matters 

Have you ever had a project get away from you? It can happen easily especially when you’re working with many prints or colors and trying to get a limited amount of certain colors to work together if you forget one … Continue reading

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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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Whoo Loves You Owl Quilt Pattern

It feels so good to get another pattern done! I loved making this quilt for my granddaughter Madalyn when she was born. It’s such a bright and cheerful happy quilt! I love the idea of layering the owl and branches … 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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Preparing Patterns for Glue Basting Tutorial – Part 1

  Using the Master of the pattern you have, in this case the Spring Poppies, tape it to a light source (window or light box). Lay a piece of freezer paper, shiny side down, on top of it an tape … 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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