Going Modern with Improv

I’m in LOVE with this process and the results!  I wanted to try, force, my hand at improvisational quilting and do lots of negative space so I could get creative with some free motion quilting from the latest class I took at Craftsy.com from Ann Peterson.  I quilt on a small machine, so this was always …

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Scrap Mission: New Quilter’s Carry All Case

My little story of how this perfect for me case came to be. 🙂 How it all started! So what to do with failed dye fabrics?  Cut them up and practice curved piecing! With cool blues and purples seemed logical to make watery curved lines.  Why were they failed? You can’t see from the photo …

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Scrap Mission: Thread Box

So I’ve taken on the mission to use up scraps! But I am not one to just use up to make non useful things. So my first mission is to use up some fabrics I created using my Gelli Plate long ago. They are 8×10 pieces of muslin. Hmmm Well, I do have this cluttered …

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Finish it Friday – Solar Flares Eclipsed

Woot Woot!  I finished my Art Quilt project this week in plenty of time for ‘Finish it Friday’ with a group of Quilting buddies that challenge themselves each week to finish a project quilting, sewing or otherwise! If you missed the process I did for this art quilt here are the two other posts:   …

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My Sewing Studio

Well, last year I had remodeled the Studio, but I still had all my art and sewing in one room. As I started to get back into more and more sewing, I found the need to separate the two. So earlier this year I tackled the job again. I have an empty spare room so …

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Scrapaneers LIVE Sale!

Don’t miss out on this discount! I cannot recommend Scrapaneers enough!  LOVE all the classes there and the best of the best teachers are there too! The Scrapaneers LIVE! pre-admission discount ends September 30. That means it’s the last chance to get six classes for less than $15 each!  What additional benefits can you enjoy at LIVE? Guided …

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Solar Flare Eclipse – The Process: Appli-piecing

So in one morning I cut out all the pieces and put together my art quilt.  Was a learning experience I can tell you! The way the original technique worked was to use washable glue to turn under one of the seam allowances and then glue basting to the adjoining piece.  What I learned part way …

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WIP – Work in Progress – Solar Flares

So while we are waiting for the next Block of the Month for our Technicolor Galaxy quilt, (my Color Wheel quilt as I am calling it, I got bored and decided to put to use all the left overs of hand dyed fabrics.  I’ve always wanted to figure out a better way to do curve piecing …

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WIP – Work in Progress

OK… so I’ve been SO busy playing in the Studio and was gone most of August I have severely neglected blogging.  Just not enough hours in the day I’m telling you! LOL  So BIG catch up post. I’ve been busy dyeing fabrics for a new quilt project.  I’ve always wanted to make a color wheel …

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Dyeing in the Heat

So how do I keep an active and highly creative 10 year old busy in the summer heat? We have been dyeing fabrics! I’ve been experimenting with low immersions dying for a few months now.  Read how others do it, watched videos, and in the end, came up with my own unique way that I am loving …

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