Monthly Archives: January 2011

Playing with Fabric for Art Quilt Ideas

I was playing around with an idea for small cityscape picture last weekend that could be the start of an art quilt. This one’s 8 x 10″, and I’m experimenting with mixed media. I think I’ll try another as a … Continue reading

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Quilter Tested

You may not be aware of this, but many of the patterns we publish are quilter-tested by the editor assigned to write the instructions. Any time a project has an unusual technique, tricky construction, or other issue that might be … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Quilt – Part 3

Okay… as promised, here is the “nice idea, but maybe you want to revisit the fabric choices” entry! The good news was that I was happy with the purples and greens. The bad news was that I had mistakenly thought … Continue reading

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A Quilter Moves In! Day 3

And the fun begins! The fabric ‘cage’ is up! Next step… putting away my fabric. I have 100s (if not 1000s) of pieces of fabric, not counting the ones in my scrap bins. Some are no bigger than 1/8 yd. … Continue reading

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New Year’s Quilt – Part 2

So, I have a color palette selected and I knew that I wanted to make a 2-block quilt. What next? I went through about 300 blocks in EQ and decided on the 2 above. I thought they made a nice … Continue reading

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A Quilter Moves In! Day 2

If the bolt fits… Aaron (AJ) was helping me to wrap my bolts into 5-bolt bundles and when we finished he declared, “She has 99 bolts!” I don’t really, they’re not full bolts… it’s just that whenever I have 6 … Continue reading

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Spring Quilt Color Ideas from the Fashion World

I love to see what the designers are showing in their new collections. Here’s a palette I gathered while scouting some of the Spring collections. Since color trends span the entire design world, we will likely continue to see different … Continue reading

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Web EXCLUSIVE Scout Quilts, Part One

We’ve posted the first part of the online-only pattern for these Scouting-themed banners on our website. Just click here to get the downloadable file. The final part of the pattern will be posted not later than January 28. Time to … Continue reading

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A Quilter Moves In!

Fabric? What fabric? I am in the process of moving in with my wonderful guy, Dan, and his teenage boys, Aaron and Jake. The three of them have been helping me move and it’s been an eye-opener for them to … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Quilt

Another year, another quilt! I started the new year out right by designing a new quilt in colors that I’ve never used. I found myself strangely attracted to these bright pastels, especially when balanced against something with a lighter value … Continue reading

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