Tag Archives: curves

Mastering & Innovating Patchwork Techniques

Innovation is something that happens when there is no instruction manual readily available. Improv Handbook giveaway on OkanArts.com. Continue reading

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QuiltCon ~ Day 2: Get Your Curve On

Today I taught an improv curve piecing workshop to another awesome group of quilt makers. Continue reading

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RGB Modern, 2012

I considered the space between warp and weft when piecing these curves with bias cut strips to create this modern improvisational quilt. Continue reading

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Rainbow Cloud Quilt

Free-cut continuous bias strips were machine pieced through an improvisational process to create the curved patchowork in this modern quilt. Continue reading

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negative space ~ how the hole affects the whole

In a split second my split sections were on their way to becoming TWO modern quilts instead of one! Continue reading

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curve improv quilting and the uncertainty principle

Position and momentum can not be known simultaneously when you are dealing with modern improv curved piecing! Continue reading

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Mini Keepsake Quilt-Along ~ Passage Quilting™ Tutorial ~ Part 2

In Part 1 of the Mini Keepsake Quilt-Along, I cut my clothing into sections according to the architectural features I wanted to highlight. Now it is time to improvise a pattern based on those features to create blocks or sections. … Continue reading

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Mod-Mood Quilt FAQ ~ 5 Tips to Piecing Gentler Curves

There are several people who have taken the Mod-Mood Quilt challenge and have hopefully, happily discovered that it really is a challenge. Through a series of FAQ updates I want to highlight a few of the blog posts out there … Continue reading

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Mod-Mood Quilt 7 ~ Get Your Bias On

In step 7 of the Mod-Mood Quilt craft-along, quilt-along with me and learn how to use bias-cut strips to machine piece the curvy corners of your moody modern quilt. Continue reading

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Mod-Mood Quilt 6 ~ Get Your Curve On

In step 6 of the Modern Mood Quilt craft-along, quilt-along with me and learn how to machine and hand piece curves without a template. Continue reading

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Quilt Pattern Sketches ~ Onions

These beautiful onions came from my summer garden. I’m inspired by their layered construction. View my archive of quilt pattern sketches and the images that inspired them. What’s inspiring you these days? And why? If you’ve blogged about it recently, … Continue reading

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Mod-Mood Quilt 4 ~ Get Your Line On

In 1992 I took my first quilt making workshop with Nancy Crow. It was on improvisational process and one of the first things Nancy said to the class was, “You don’t need a ruler to cut and sew fabric together.” … Continue reading

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Mod-Mood Quilt 3 ~ Get Your Pattern On

Step 3: Get Your Pattern On Once you have identified your moods and chosen corresponding colors in step 2 what are you to do? It’s time to choose a pattern. A. For your Modern Mood Quilt you can choose any … Continue reading

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