Category Archives: Staff Quilts

Color Sketches for the Little Cityscape Art Quilt

I decided to explore some more color options once I had made the beginning fabric collage you see on the far left. First I drew the basic shapes in the computer and started filling them in with flat color, keeping … Continue reading

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A Quilter Moves In!, Part 7

Even unpacking quilters need to play! Okay, the plan was to show you the incredible amount of unpacking I got done this weekend, but I’ve got something else to show you instead. I made this European pillow sham to make … Continue reading

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Scout Banners – Final Instructions Available Now!

Here are the eagerly awaited final instructions for these adorable banners. We hope you enjoy making them, and be sure to send us pictures of your scout with their very own banner. Just e-mail to mcq@creativecraftsgroup.com!

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Swimming upstream…

When designing art quilts, it’s easy to get distracted and lose focus. Luckily, I now have this blog which promises to be good motivation! A while ago, the idea for a salmon wall hanging came to mind, perhaps as a … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Quilt – Part 4

As promised, here are my final choices. After bombing out with white prints, I selected a Maywood Studio white on white print. The nice thing about it is that the white looks so crisp and clean next to the green … Continue reading

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Tiny House Mania Continues

My miniature house quilt is coming along well, mostly because these little blocks are so addicting I don’t want to do anything but work on them! I finished the last of my foundations yesterday. Now I just have to trim … Continue reading

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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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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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