Category Archives: Inspiration

New journal art quilt and SAQA auction news – 2017.09.25

I’ve been absent from my blog most of this month, partly because of some travel at the beginning of the month, and then because my computer crashed!  I was without a computer for a week or so while my husband … 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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On my design wall – 2016.02.24

I’m designing a new art quilt which will feature a koi pond and irises.  It will be 18 inches wide, and anywhere from 36 to 60 inches in length.  Fortunately, the condo building I live in is surrounded by gardens … Continue reading

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Improv curved piecing – 2015.12.22

I’m playing with improv Orange Peel blocks for the VMQG Round Robin challenge.  This is our last round, and the theme is Curved piecing.   I’ve always admired Orange Peel quilts, the wonkier the better.  Obviously, I haven’t settled on a … Continue reading

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On my design wall – 2015.07.08

Now that all my immediate deadlines (to enter quilts in shows, and to send quilts to shows) have been dealt with, I can pick up where I left off on ‘Water’, the second in a series of collaborative quilts I’m … Continue reading

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Vacation Inspiration – 2013.10.07

I spent 2 weeks in September on a catamaran sailboat in Croatia with my husband and 4 close friends (you have to be close friends to live together on a sailboat for 2 weeks!).  We had a wonderful time, and … Continue reading

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