Monthly Archives: January 2012

CQFA Retreat Work

The CQFA Retreat was over the weekend. It was a relatively quiet retreat. Several people had to cancel at the last moment, which was a shame. Still, we had a good time and people made good progress on their various … Continue reading

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Block-a-Long #41: Split Rectangle Nine Patch

This is similar to a nine patch, but split with rectangles in four of the blocks. You must use two different fabrics in the split patches and they two fabrics should have a lot of contrast. Rotary cutting directions for … Continue reading

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Sketching #138

I like to think that I am writing a story with my drawings and, as such, one drawing is sometimes not enough for a scene. This response is related to #131: Hills. I used the Inktense pencils my mom gave … Continue reading

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Sketching #137

When I decided on this word for the week, I was thinking of the New Year and how it is often depicted as a baby. When I went to respond to the prompt, I could only think of the large … Continue reading

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Creative Prompt #141: Fish

living things that swim Definition: Fish are a paraphyletic group of organisms that consist of all gill-bearing aquatic vertebrate (or craniate) animals that lack limbs with digits. Included in this definition are the living hagfish, lampreys, and cartilaginous and bony … Continue reading

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Sketching #133

I think I have started a little mini-series within my series of responses. This image is related to a previous one for CPP #101 : Pink.

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Sketching #140

In responding to this prompt it occurred to me that just drawing something was not the point and that I needed to, in fact yearned to, immerse myself in the drawing. I found that drawing the details of the cake … Continue reading

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Road to California 2012

I took myself off, with TFQ, to Road to California this past weekend, which is in Ontario, California. I have never been to this show before and it is touted as one of the largest quilt events on the West … Continue reading

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Gift Bag Challenge

In cleaning up the fabric avalanche, I found a piece of marginally Christmas fabric. It is a little pale to be a gift bag, because eager eyes can see through it, but I made a gift bag anyway. This made … Continue reading

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Block-a-Long #40: Rectangle Nine Patch

This block could be interesting with as little as four fabrics and as many as eight fabrics. Rotary cutting directions for Rectangle Nine Patch #40¬†are posted. If you have made blocks or a quilt from these patterns, please post a … Continue reading

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Chocolate Pillowcase

Here is another small project FINISHED!I don’t buy much conversational fabrics, so I knew this was slated for a pillowcase. I really liked the Sweet Dreams pillowcase I made for my mom. This fabric is from the same line and … Continue reading

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Blue Belle Fleur Journal Cover

I know that I am going to start the FOTY 2011 quilt next week, so I have been working on smaller projects. I have, either, been finishing projects in process or making items I have had on my mind. Here … Continue reading

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Creative Prompt #140: Birthday

Yes, today is my birthday, thus the CPP was obvious –at least to me! cake birthday wishes gifts birthday cards All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much. George Harrison Today is your birthday! … Continue reading

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Gift Bag Tutorial

Supplies: Fabric – I use either a half yard, a yard or a fat quarter. If you use a yard you can make 4 smallish bags, two medium bags or one large bag. You can make bags with any size … Continue reading

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Well Done & Good Job

For a long time, I had an idea in my mind that I would make two pencil rolls for some friends who worked with me on the Primal Green show. Somehow the pencil rolls never got made. Then, the idea … Continue reading

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