Monthly Archives: September 2009

Whipped Cream Drama

I know you thought I forgot about the Tarts. Or, perhaps, you thought I abandoned the piece for another 3 years? Oh ye of little faith! Non quilt parts of my life have been busier than usual. I have still … Continue reading

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Sketching #31

I looked at Jill’s response (Quilt Rat) as soon as she posted it and I was lost. Her response was so perfect that I couldn’t think of anything. I tried different ideas and nothing seemed as perfect as her response. … Continue reading

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Janome Clear View Quilting Foot and Guide Set

I saw this in an email from Janome yesterday and was already drooling about he possibilities. I decided to quilt the Tarts Come to Tea myself, so I think this would come in handy. I am going to put it … Continue reading

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Creative Prompt #32: Even

Are your bangs even? Level; flat; without surface irregularities (from Even or odd? Even steven! On an even keel. Even weave. Pearl Jam’s Even Flow. Even numbers. David Trevellyan thriller. Get even. Even more. Break even. With an even … Continue reading

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Fusible and Paintable Glass

One of the things about creation is that you never know how your pieces will come out. At the beginning of August, I went with a couple of other CQFAers to Create It! Studio in Palo Alto for a glass … Continue reading

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Review: Multi-tasker Tote

If I didn’t think Anna Maria Horner was a goddess already,  I do now.  I spent the day on Sunday, minus a short chauffeuring task, with the Multi-tasker Tote (AMH MTT), a recent pattern from Ms. Horner. As I suspected, … Continue reading

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Free Quilt Magazine

The name of this magazine, which I heard about on FB, reminds me of a magazine I saw at the store yesterday. Sadly, the only one I can think of is Quilt Mania and I am pretty sure that wasn’t … Continue reading

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Journal Covers from Exuberant Color Blog

I found my way to the Exuberant Color blog and found this wonderful tutorial for making journal covers. Since I seem to be making small things now, this project appealed to me for a variety of reasons. I carry a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sew What! Bags

Sew What! Bags: 18 Pattern-Free Projects You Can Customize to Fit Your Needs by Lexie Barnes My rating: 4 of 5 stars I was sitting at a cafe’ when I started looking at this book. I glanced through it first … Continue reading

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The CQFA met at Always Quilting yesterday. The Always Quilting strip club was also meeting and somehow the space issue got mixed up so we crammed into one of their small rooms to do business, show and tell and swap … Continue reading

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SIL’s Infinity

SIL already used up a bunch of the Infinity blocks we swapped to make this quilt. She entered it in her county fair and won third place.  I was so pleased for her. I love the layout as well. Very … Continue reading

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Creative Prompt #31: Awakenings

Does everything ever suddenly fall into place? 1990 movie directed by Penny Marshall. Oliver Sacks Awakenings book See the Creative Prompt page if you have questions about this project. Post the direct URL where your drawing, doodle, artwork is posted … Continue reading

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Remembering September 11

Tomorrow is Sept. 11. I was thinking about the event more than usual this year. No sure why. One thing that came to mind after Sept. 11, 2001 was the phrase “what if?” As a result, the desire developed to … Continue reading

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Decorating with Dots

Laume from Beach Treasure Blog bought the orange version of this teapot. I couldn’t pass up showing you the turquoise version. It is fabulous. clipped from Yedi Houseware Classic Coffee and Tea White Dots 20 Ounce Teapot, Turquoise Blue

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Bag Book Reviews

After listening to the tote bag episode of the Quilted Cupcake podcast, I went to the Library and checked out a couple of books on tote bags. They didn’t have the Lexie Barnes books, but they had the title below … Continue reading

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