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Sunday, 08 February 2009 23:12

I'm moving right along fairly quick on this Teal Quilt Project, it's going to be a lap size quilt.  I just love working with these fabrics, I can't remember ever having a quilt with a theme of Teal, but I really like it!  Here you see the rows going together and taking shape.  This project is going fast!


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Sunday, 08 February 2009 22:10

Here we go, a new project ready to be started!  Of course, the ever popular container is in place holding all those project needs.  Gosh, I am sounding so technical and boring for that matter.  When I saw these beautiful fabrics in TEAL I just had to make a quilt with them.  This particular line of fabric called INSPIRATION III by Blank Textiles is just wonderful.  I was able to find a few more pieces of teal in my stash to go with them, because you know what I say...MORE is better! 

A little note about my obsession with the CONTAINER...I really don't have 100 containers all full of projects in the middle of some kind of construction process.  So anyone out there getting ready to call the container police, you can rest assure, this is not a weirdo addiction to simply containerize projects and not really getting anything done.  I have 3 of these size containers that I use for ongoing projects, mostly to keep myself organized and focused on what I  need to get done.  I try not to organize a new project until one of these containers have been emptied out because the project is finished.  This way I only really have 3 containerized projects in "Action".  All of the other containers in my Studio are simply used for storage, not necessarily ongoing projects.  Now...have I managed to confuse EVERYONE?  

Check back to see how this Containerized Project takes shape!


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Saturday, 07 February 2009 22:07

Here it is!  All those Reds/Whites and Blues in a wonderful wallhanging.  It measures about 42" square and has almost 1200 pieces...I just love the look you get when you use alot of different fabrics.  MORE is always better...say it with me!  This quilt top was made using a simple 4 blocks a day until all 64 were made.  Containerize a project yourself and see how easy it really is to get something done without it becoming totally overwhelming and another one of your UFO"S!  Come on...join the fun!



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Sunday, 01 February 2009 22:12

Here's the latest hint to what all those Reds-Whites and Blues log cabin blocks were for.  It's just a corner of the finished wall hanging and with the large amount of different shades and prints of Reds-Whites and Blues I just love the depth perception you get with it all.  Click on the picture and you will see a closer look...isn't quilting the greatest?  One of the most important aspects to color theory I teach my students is that you really need the different sizes of shapes, prints and tonal fabrics in order to achieve depth perception you really want for any quilted project.  This is probably one of the most difficult things for quilters of any level to learn.  Be patient...it just takes time and practice!   Have confidence, you CAN do it!



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Saturday, 31 January 2009 04:42

Is this the cutest or what?   I've never met a child who didn't like to see their "name" on something.  Because of the limited embroidery capabilities of my machine (embroidery field size) I developed a technique I call Embroidery Applique...it involves all kinds of lettering.  These letters are not embroidered, rather they are appliqued in such a way to achieve the look of embroidery.  With this technique, I can put any size letters on just about anything.  I love to machine applique...it's the coolest thing I do!


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