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Quilted Block of the Month August 2017

Bonus Edition This is one of the blocks I quilted when I was trying to write a book on free motion machine quilting. Step 1: Cut two 10'' squares of cotton fabric, layer with batting. Step 2: Quilt. This sounds wildly simplistic and rather annoying. I get it. But, it's what I did, and do.… Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month August 2017

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if at first you don’t succeed

  Outside my front window the Mockingbird is chasing the Blue Jay away from the berries on the Dogwood. The Mockingbird's nest is towards the top of the tree so apparently the tree belongs to it. (I don't know the difference between the males and females.) Spring happens in just about fourteen days, to say… Continue reading if at first you don’t succeed

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…or wait for it, lemon curd and the toast goes from okay to sublime

I'm going to start this blog post in something of a strange place. Ready? I've been thinking a lot about learning style. At some point down the road that thinking will end up as an article for Generation Q Magazine. Intrigued? Stay tuned, I'll let you know when that happens. I doodle a lot. So… Continue reading …or wait for it, lemon curd and the toast goes from okay to sublime

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Practice Pieces

"What do you do  with your practice pieces?" is one of those FAQ that comes up now and again. A variation on the question presented itself the other day. Okay, an actual person asked, "do you do warm-up sessions before you start quilting a quilt?" I did answer said quilter directly and as a teacher I… Continue reading Practice Pieces

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I figure I’m about 1/2 way there

Principle: it takes 50 hours to become comfortable with machine quilting it takes 500 hours to become proficient in machine quilting it takes 10,000 hours to become a master machine quilter While the principle comes from a work of fiction (Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell) the essence of the truth remains the… Continue reading I figure I’m about 1/2 way there

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I started this piece titled, "Serendipity the Third Time Around" about a week or so ago.  It's going to be wending its way to a temporary home Monday.  More about that in a different post at a later date when I can.  It's about 12 x 12, the fabric is silk, both the top and… Continue reading