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Improv Handbook Process Post ~ Kinda Quilty

One of the joys of writing The Improv Handbook is watching other quilters blossom. Get Your Curve on with me at Quilting By The Lake, July 27-31. Continue reading

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sorting scraps like the bionic woman… i wish

I always make a big mess when I’m piecing a quilt top. I mean a HUGE mess. It’s insanity. There’s fabric everywhere, underfoot and on every surface. If my studio was in a zero gravity zone scraps would be floating … Continue reading

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Mod Scrapping

Fooling around with hand-dyed scraps. Modern bias and diamond patchwork quilt. Continue reading

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working on the floor

Sometimes the nitty gritty happens on hands and knees. Working on the floor is a big part of my process. It’s where the difficult, the technical, the tedious happens… I like the shift in perspective.

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a new quilt taking shape

I’ve been asked to create a memorial quilt for Ruth Anne from the clothing of her mother, Dolores Wolfe. Ruth Anne began this quilt herself in the Passage Quilting™ Workshop that I taught in Cincinnati last fall. She asked me … 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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Mini Keepsake Quilt-Along ~ Passage Quilting™ Tutorial ~ Part 1

I am so impressed with all of the comments about ideas and materials for keepsake quilts, by those of you who entered the Whip Up Mini Quilt Book Giveaway. The possibilities are endless. Choosing Your Materials If you have gathered … Continue reading

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Plaid Wool Modern Quilt Improv

Finally, I’m making progress in patching together these re-purposed wool shirts into a modern improvised bed quilt. I was stuck for a while, so when I began working yesterday

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A Thanksgiving for Creative Practice

What does it mean to be an artist? It’s about the truth of who I am in relationship to my self, to others, to my craft and to my being in the world. Continue reading

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Quilt Pattern Sketches ~ [ ]

The quilt pattern inspiration for this week are [ ] parenthesis. See my interpretive sketch and it’s translation into an actual quilt block, made from re-purposed wool clothing. 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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Torah Mantel Front Panels

Follow my process re-posts of the Beth El Synagogue Torah Mantels. November 19, 2009 The first two front panels were originally one full mantel, but it took so long that the project was going over budget. I decided to cut … Continue reading

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Torah Mantel #1

Follow my process re-posts of the Beth El Synagogue Torah Mantels. October 26, 2009 I like the way it’s coming out but I’m surprised the piecework is going so slowly. Only about a third of the composition will be visible … Continue reading

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Patterns with Kippot

Follow my process re-posts of the Beth El Synagogue Torah Mantels. October 22, 2009 Drawings: Arranging shapes (lots of fun): Reality – things change quite a bit when the design gets sewn together: End of day shot:

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Beth El Piecework & Vivid Colors

Follow my process re-posts of the Beth El Synagogue Torah Mantels. October 20, 2009 Many hours spent cutting and piecing 1/2″ to 1″ strips from clothing donated by congregation. Also mixing prints with solid silk shantung that was purchased for … Continue reading

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String Piecing Beth El Materials

Follow my process re-posts of the Beth El Synagogue Torah Mantels. October 16, 2009 Strips are cut irregularly without a ruler from Beth El clothing and silk shantung purchased for the project, 1″ to 1/2″ wide. I’m making sheets of … Continue reading

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Inspired by Beth El Kippot

I was inspired to make Torah mantels from kippot donated by the congregation at Beth El Synagogue. 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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Beth El Synagogue Torah Mantels

I am migrating a Passage Quilting project to daintytime from an earlier now defunct studio blog, which I used for the purpose of updating clients on their projects in progress. In 2009, Beth El Synagogue in Durham, NC commissioned me … 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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Vacation Mantra Giveaway Winners & Controversial Creativity

Before I left for vacation I put Lelainia’s  mantra (of Tattered Edge) on the back of the Mantra Trailer. All the way up I-5 we were getting honks, thumbs up, thumbs down. People were even taking drive-by photos with their … Continue reading

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The Modern Quilt: Revolution vs Evolution

After trolling the blogs late last night I came across Rossie’s process pledge and post on mutant quilting (don’t skip the insightful comments while you are there), and was inspired to consider my place in this movement. I made my … Continue reading

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