Monthly Archives: May 2016

‘Gridded Circle’ is finished – 2016.05.29

I decided to quilt my circle quilt with a 1 inch grid, using yellow, orange and pink thread.  I finished the edges with a facing for a clean look.  I have submitted it for the fabric challenge on the MQG … Continue reading

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A new circle quilt – 2016.05.25

After a couple of false starts (here and here), and receiving my order of black fabric to add to my collection of Riley Blake solids, I started a new entry to the MQG Sashing Stash fabric challenge.  I reverted to … Continue reading

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‘Wildfire’ almost finished – 2016.05.21

‘Wildfire’ is almost finished.  I will have to do some quilting near the top and bottom, but I’m going to leave it on my design wall for a few days while I decide if it needs any more flames. As … Continue reading

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Playing with fire – 2016.05.15

I’m making progress on my ‘Wildfire’ tree quilt. Last week I had sewn all of the background fire fabrics in place, except one.  I decided to take Janet’s advice and use the smoky gray-pink fabric. Now I’m adding the smaller … Continue reading

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Making fire – 2016.05.08

The working title of my latest Tree quilt is ‘Wildfire’.   I’ve made a lot of progress on it.  I decided I was happy with the fabrics I showed in my last post, so I started cutting the background fabrics into … Continue reading

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Learning to make fire – 2016.05.05

I’ve been auditioning fabrics for my newest Tree quilt.  The theme is a forest fire.  I’ve long wanted to make a quilt featuring fire, and I’m working on a Tree series, so it made sense to put the two together. … Continue reading

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Another change in direction – 2016.05.04

I hate it when I forget to follow my own advice! In all my workshop handouts, the final section is about Selecting fabrics.  This is what it says: Value is more important than color – if all your fabrics are … Continue reading

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