Monthly Archives: March 2012

Florets

Yes, I am working on the Flowering Snowball. It is a hand project (as I designed it to be) and I work on it when I watch TV. I did a lot of cutting a few weeks ago, as I … Continue reading

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Creative Prompt #150: Quatrefoil

Definition: The word quatrefoil etymologically means “four leaves”, and applies to general four-lobed shapes in various contexts. In heraldic terminology, a quatrefoil is a representation of a flower with four petals, or a leaf with four leaflets (such as a … Continue reading

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Swoon #3

As I mentioned in my previous post on Swoon block, I am trying different ways of making these blocks. For this block, Swoon #3, I tried to make the yellow pieces one piece of fabric rather than cutting them into … Continue reading

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Design Series: Rhythm

For the audio portion, check out Sandy’s page or iTunes Rhythm is a Principle of Design Rhythm is a design principle based on repetition (Pentak & Lauer, pg. 100) Definitions: “Intervals at which related element occur throughout a piece of … Continue reading

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FOTY 2012: Back in the Saddle

I haven’t done anything with Fabric of the Year 2012 yet. I decided that I would go even more simple than last year, but would keep one of the elements of FOTY 2011. I decided that I would go with … Continue reading

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Book Review: Japanese Beadwork with Sonoko Nozue

Japanese Beadwork with Sonoko Nozue: 25 Jewelry Designs from a Master Artist by Sonoko Nozue Before this book is even opened, there is an air of exotica – a demure look by a young Asian woman shot in black & … Continue reading

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Block-a-Long #49: Table Squares

This block is related to #28. I am still intrigued by series of squares. This block could be made with a group of scrappy squares, monochromatic squares or two different fabrics, like I have done in the example. Directions for … Continue reading

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Donation Blocks

This has been a great couple of months for donation blocks. I made a few more the past few days in between sewing for the Renewed Jelly Roll Race. I am unreasonably pleased with these blocks. I find them so … Continue reading

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Book Review: Diane Fitzgerald’s Favorite Beading Projects

Diane Fitzgerald’s Favorite Beading Projects: Designs from Stringing to Beadweaving by Diane Fitzgerald As the title says, this book is all about the projects. After a brief introduction by Diane Fitzgerald and a multi-page foreword (AKA lovefest) by Jean Campbell … Continue reading

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Book Review: Metal Clay Fusion

Metal Clay Fusion: Diverse Clays, Detailed Techniques, Artful Projects by Gordon K. Uyehara One of the first things I thought of when I saw this book was that the cover piece looked like some prehistoric animal, but not in a … Continue reading

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Creative Prompt #149: Parallelogram

Definition: In Euclidean geometry, a parallelogram is a convex quadrilateral with two pairs of parallel sides. The opposite or facing sides of a parallelogram are of equal length and the opposite angles of a parallelogram are of equal measure. The … Continue reading

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Why Quilt?

The question I constantly ask myself is: why do I make quilts? Why? I think about the time I spend, the other chores I ignore, the money I spend, the way I arrange trips so I can stop at a … Continue reading

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Sketching #146

I am really trying to get back on track with this project.I responded to the two most recent ones the other day while waiting at the doctor’s office for the Young Man. I could have put in more detail, but … Continue reading

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Sketching #147

I am not sure that blue is truly indigo, but I only had a certain number of colors in my ‘to go’ kit, so I had to make due.I thought of coloring over the blue with purple. What do you … Continue reading

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The Beginning and The End

This photo shows how this project started. Well, really it started as a Kate Spain Terrain Jelly Roll, but then I sewed it into a quilt top using the Jelly Roll Race idea and it ended up looking like a … Continue reading

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