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Fireworks

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Keeping with my New Years Resolution to sew only what I have and NOT add to my fabric hoard, I pulled out my technicolor scrap pile and created this using foundation piecing. Not really having an overall plan or any idea how it would turn out, I must admit I LOVE it! The oblong bricks create an exciting energy. It practically screams at you! I’m quilting it now. #scrapquilting

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June 9, 2018 · 4:30 pm

Hexagons

I’ve had this beautiful panel of a Japanese print hanging around for a while and finally sat down to tackle the “one block wonder” technique. I love how it turned out! I only wish I had more of this fabric as it’s a weird size that it’s not useful for much. Ideas? #oneblockwonder

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June 9, 2018 · 4:25 pm

Parrot

I made this colorful center medallion ages ago while playing with very small leftover scraps from two other quilts I gifted to others. I liked it so much but kept putting off making anything with it as it felt too precious and I was waiting for just the right idea. I decided to just DO SOMETHING and, while exercising during a dance class* it came to me to plunge into the deep turquoise and then created this. I submitted it to QuiltCon 2018 (alas, it was a #QuiltConReject!) but I love it anyway!

*my best ideas come during exercise!

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Be Positive (Proton)

Started in June, this was my first entirely hand quilted quilt. Made from scraps leftover from our new queen-sized bed quilt, I had fun whipping it together, but it took months to quilt (and a lot of binge watching TV!) I love the look, but think next time if I’m going to do all that work I should use thread that makes sure you can see it! I originally called it “Be Positive” but renamed it “Proton” in honor of my son who is a physics major in college.

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Galaxies

Still working on this one – I’m hand quilting it (my first attempt at hand vs machine quilting.) I used scrap slivers from another project. When it came together it reminded me of the NASA photos of space, hence the name.

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Wedding Quilt!

Top is done! So excited to finish this for a special young couple who recently tied the knot. Would you believe – I had all this fabric on hand in my stash? Love that black and white!

Wedding Quilt for a special arty young couple

Wedding Quilt for a special arty young couple

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Green Scrappy Quilts

 

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This is from my wall of green scrappy “made fabric” from a few months ago. This was the ongoing -and apparently unending- task of trying to use up all my scraps for a useful purpose. I got pretty far on using a large portion of green tiny bits and came up with the idea to make a traditional Double Wedding Ring pattern as a companion piece to the star below, which I made last year. I like the contrast of the orderly traditional block pattern with the chaos of the green scrappy made-fabric. Both are around 36-42″ square.

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