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A Box, and a Dream

A while back the Sizzix Big Shot Pro arrived for use in my sewing room. I fell in love with this get-the-cutting-done-so-you-can-get-stitching-right-now machine. We were planning a project with the magazine and cutting a boatload of hexagons with a rotary cutter and ruler, while doable, wasn't really high on my list of things that get me… Continue reading A Box, and a Dream

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The Rules of Quilting

And she said Flowers are red young man Green leaves are green There's no need to see flowers any other way Than the way they always have been seen Harry Chapin Flowers are Red https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cVpkzZpDBA The other day the topic of Community came up on the Faith blog as a result of leaving a quilting… Continue reading The Rules of Quilting

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Hot! Hot! Hot!

Admit it, you're singing it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhZba-P7R18 This is a tale of gratitude. Ready? Last night my Rowenta was evicted from my house. Permanently. Allow a little latitude. Some years ago my iron stopped working for no apparent reason. A trip to one of my favorite shops to obtain a new iron. Plugged in new iron,… Continue reading Hot! Hot! Hot!

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Enjoying whatever this is

This quilt has a mind of it's own and is speaking clearly, showing the direction she wants to go in. I'm going along for the ride, navigating to the mysterious destination. There is a "filling up of the creative well" as the piecing happens. Creative dryness is exhausting physically and emotionally. While spurts of creativity… Continue reading Enjoying whatever this is

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oooh this week

Well this week has been full. The job search is on and I've applied for a couple. I dropped off a couple of quilts at Christie's Quilt Boutique - including the one above that is a sample of the one we'll be doing in class - and brought home some charm squares. Sometimes fabric says… Continue reading oooh this week

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A needed detour

Lately upon entering the sewing room there is a strong sense of being overwhelmed with ideas. Lots of ideas tumbling over, and over each seeking the deserved attention. While writing that sentence an idea to make a whole cloth using 60 weight thread in the top and bobbin popped into my head. I think I'm… Continue reading A needed detour

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On Making a Quilt for Market

Please pardon the angle of the photo, the layout is on my ironing board as I'm using a product that is still in the design phase and I can't show it just yet. This is the beginning of a second quilt for the Sew Much Cosplay booth at International Quilt Market. I had an idea,… Continue reading On Making a Quilt for Market