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Micro Texty Trapunto Quilting

Micro Texty Trapunto Quilting

on Feb 24, 2015 in Blog, classes | 0 comments

The Before Picture I have been making a handful of class samples for the Texty Trapunto Class.  Really fun projects are coming out of that quilting workshop. In an efforts to diversify and test a design for something else, I decided to give a damask design the trapunto treatment. My first design comes from The Graphics Fairy.  ((How great is that site?!)) The photo,...

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QuiltCon Book Signing

QuiltCon Book Signing

on Feb 19, 2015 in Blog, Hexagons Made Easy | 0 comments

I’ll be doing a short demo, provide a small trunk show and sign Hexagons Made Easy in Austin on Feb 20th and 21st, 2015 at the second QuiltCon, Modern Quilt Guild Convention.   I’m really looking forward to the convention… & I’ll see you out there.  Tickets are only $10 at the door. Tell a...

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Happy Mardi Gras: Jelly Bean Carnival Quilt

Happy Mardi Gras: Jelly Bean Carnival Quilt

on Feb 17, 2015 in Blog, quilt, quilting | 0 comments

 Happy Mardi Gras!!! This is my Jelly Bean Carnival Quilt. I had to show you today, since it IS Carnival. My quilt is a baby sized and WILD colored.  Love that.  Let me show you how I quilted it: Oh my gosh – with orange thread.  I know, that never happens, but I thought I’d be bold and go orange.  ORANGE.  Yikes!!! Turns out you cannot even see the...

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Scrappy Dresden Quilt Top

Scrappy Dresden Quilt Top

on Feb 10, 2015 in Blog, charity, quilt | 2 comments

Scrappy Dresden Quilt Blocks, measuring 18″ square, arrived at my house.  Hooray Hooray! There are 5 groups of blocks.  It turns out, the 4 other quilters made their “scrappy” blocks with layer cakes.  They look great!  My blocks are every fabric from every place, so…. um… it appears I sew to the beat of my own drummer.  Le’Sigh....

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Hashtag HelloQuiltCon

Hashtag HelloQuiltCon

on Feb 6, 2015 in Blog, Hexagons Made Easy | 0 comments

Instagram is going crazy over the hashtag #HelloQuiltCon.  It is a way to grab a selfie, so your Instagram friends can put a face to the name at the Modern Quilt Guild (MQG) Convention, QuiltCon.  Do a search for #HelloQuiltCon to see some of the many faces attending this year. I made my selfie into a little video so you’d know where to find me, too.  You can...

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Texty Trapunto Class

Texty Trapunto Class

on Feb 3, 2015 in Blog, classes, SAMQG | 0 comments

Texty Trapunto Workshop The Texty Trapunto Workshop in Boerne, TX, recently was a hit.  Huge thanks to Sew It Fabulous for hosting the class and thanks to Danielle of Nacho Mama Quilts for organizing it for the San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild. Students were drafting letters, tracing pre-printed letters and using the Ampersand template.  It was quite a collection....

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Dresden Block Applique

Dresden Block Applique

on Jan 30, 2015 in Blog, charity | 0 comments

The scrappy Dresden blocks are coming together.  These blocks are part of a group project that will be sent to MD Anderson’s Quilt Auction for 2015. I’m finishing my 8 blocks; all machine applique, of course. I used Mono-filament Thread by Superior Threads to straight-stitch my shapes. I cannot wait to see the other friends’ blocks to see if they...

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Longarm Quilting on a Thursday

Longarm Quilting on a Thursday

on Jan 29, 2015 in Blog, Hexagons Made Easy, quilt, quilting | 1 comment

Longarming on a Thursday – making hexagons, swirls and wavy lines.  Now that, is what I call a really good Thursday! I was all set to use this bold grey thread on my 40″ square quilt top….  but you guessed it.  I chickened out.  I just didn’t trust myself to use a thread that you could really-REALLY see on the background. I traced out 4 large...

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1976 Modern Baby Quilt

1976 Modern Baby Quilt

on Jan 28, 2015 in Blog, quilt, quilting, SAMQG | 0 comments

Whoa.  That is alot of morning sun coming in on this fresh little baby quilt.  I’m naming it the 1976 Quilt.  It’s mod, it’s brown, it’s orange and it’s yellow. Here’s the quilt before the quilting.   I needed to trim that selvedge edge off and take this out to my HandiQuilter Longarm machine.  I’m a “part...

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Scrappy Dresdens for a Cause

Scrappy Dresdens for a Cause

on Jan 23, 2015 in Blog, charity, quilt | 0 comments

In December, one of my closest friends lost her mom to cancer.   She, I, and our other closest friend are going to work together on a bed-size Scrappy Dresden pattern quilt to donate to MD Anderson’s 2015 Quilt Auction. The friends working on the project are all making dresden blocks with whatever scraps we have on hand.  Here’s my scraps.  There’s...

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American Girl Doll Dresses

American Girl Doll Dresses

on Jan 21, 2015 in Blog, sewing | 0 comments

This Christmas was the season to break out the Ball Point Needles and whip up some super cute American Girl Doll Dresses. The fabric is from Joann’s.  It is so soft.  I have to say, I haven’t sewn with knits in a while.  The knits at Joann’s have come along way from the “curly” edged ones I remember in college. The dress is a basic,...

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