Monthly Archives: April 2013

On my design wall – progress on my fossil quilt – 2013.04.26

Orthrozanclus reburrus is now fused to the background fabric.  I’m going to outline all the pieces with zigzag stitching.  I’ll do each spine with a lighter color thread on one side and a darker color on the other side to … Continue reading

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On my design wall – 2013.04.24

I belong to a regional SAQA group called SAQA Western Canada.   About 30 of our members are participating in a project to create quilts featuring fossils from the Burgess Shale.  Each piece will be 2 feet by 2 feet.  There … Continue reading

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To Boston with Love

The Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild is coordinating an effort to show support for Boston.  “To Boston With Love” is a collaborative effort of makers to bring peace and love from far and wide.  What’s being planned is a public exhibition … Continue reading

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On my design wall – 2013.04.17

Last June, the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild challenged members to make blocks with our guild colors.  I volunteered to piece the blocks into a guild quilt. There are 11 blocks made by VMQG members in a variety of designs, using … Continue reading

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On my design wall – dog portrait finished – 2013.04.13

My art quilt portrait of Courtenay is finished, except for the binding.  If you’d like to see the beginning steps of this project, check this post and this one. I constructed the dog in units – head, paws, neck/collar, body … Continue reading

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On my design wall – dog portrait continued – 2013.04.10

  Courtenay’s portrait is progressing.  I add fabrics, then take a photo in black and white to make sure the values are still working.  Just a few of the darkest fabrics to add and the collar, maybe a bit of … Continue reading

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On my design wall – dog portrait – 2013.04.07

  I’ve been working on a new dog portrait.   This is Courtenay, an Airedale Terrier.   Here’s the starting photo, and the fabrics I plan to use. I used Picasa to crop the photo, then used the ‘posterize’ feature to reduce … Continue reading

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