Monthly Archives: February 2009

Need Fabrics

I bought a lot of this turquoise fabric (Botanical Pop from Baum Textile Mills/Windham Fabrics) – probably about 6 yards and made tote bags out of it. Now I want to make another and it so old (January 2008?) that … Continue reading

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A Binding Away From Finished

Fortunately, today was just the kind of weather I enjoy. It was cool tending towards cold, but clear with some big fluffy clouds around. The light was really gorgeous and it helped me get into a calm mood before I … Continue reading

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Creative Prompt #2: Excitement

Use the word ‘excitement’ to create this week’s doodle or art work. I updated the Creative Prompt page with some additional resources.

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Inspiration Thursday

I thought these rocks wout be interesting to sketch, or use bits of different values of grey fabric and try to do a value study.

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Eye Spy Lurching Towards the Finish Line

I don’t know where this month has gone. Frankly, I am glad February is coming to a close, but I still wonder what happened to the days. My next longarm day is March 2 and the Eye Spy is in … Continue reading

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Avoidance Issues

I was on my blog and directing traffic and tweaking a lot during the past three or four days. The blog move has been somewhat time consuming, but is mostly done, and worth the effort so far. One of the … Continue reading

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Patterns for Fun

I am on another CraftSanity jag and listened to an episode where Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood interviewed Meg McElwee, owner of Sew Liberated and writer of the Sew Liberated blog. Jennifer is a huge fan of aprons and these look really fun. … Continue reading

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Sketching

As you probably read yesterday, a couple of us are doing a little creativity project. My first sketch is the blog moving sketch, but I had some time in the afternoon, so I decided to do another sketch. Enjoy

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Perhaps Origami?

I saw this article on Jennifer Ackerman-Haywood’s Grand Rapids Press blog (isn’t it cool that they have a craft column??). This man is amazing and I just shiver thinkng about what the world would be like if everyone did something … Continue reading

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Creative Prompt #1: Beginnings

The Creative Prompt project was inspired by many people and blogs. I started thinking about it after listening to many of the Creative Mom podcasts. Just FYI: I did a review of the CMP as well. I have some ideas … Continue reading

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New Elements Line from Mark

Mark Lipinski also, apparently, has a new line of tone-on-tone fabrics called Elements. They remind me of the swirly fabrics from a few years ago that I used in Spiky Stars (http://www.artquiltmaker.com/sub_pages/spiky.htm). clipped from marklipinskisblog.wordpress.com Elements       My new line, … Continue reading

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Mark at McCall’s

Mark Lipinski of Quilter’s Home fame highlights the recent issue of McCall’s Quilting, which has more bags in it. I might just have to get a copy, or at least check one out. Lots of people are asking me about … Continue reading

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Blues are Back

Remember the Hop, Skip and Jump pattern I tried in December? I thought I was, but I am, apparently, not done with the blues. And there is that rectangle shape again (2.5′x4.5, FYI). While the Tarts Come to Tea has … Continue reading

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More about Machine Quilting

One of the things I did to prepare for my longarm day was to doodle. I got out the sketchbook and did some doodling in it. It wasn’t true doodling, because I used some reference materials, including some designs from … Continue reading

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FOTY 2009

The FOTY 2009 block has been selected. It is from a quilt called Zanzibar by FunQuilts. You can find it in their book, The Quiltmaker’s Color Workshop, a book I highly recommend for the in depth discussion of putting colors … Continue reading

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