Category Archives: Staff Quilts

The Little Cityscape Art Quilt 4: Stitchin’ Away

Now and then I’m breaking away from the actual quilt piece to practice putting fabrics together and stitch applique edges. I like a more active sky background with a sparkling print effect rather than a plainer, more subtle texture for … Continue reading

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The Little Cityscape Art Quilt 3: Layering begins!

I’m beginning to lay down my basic shapes of roughly cut fabric. My mini design wall consists of a piece of white terry cloth wrapped and taped around a large artist’s clipboard. It’s totally portable! I’ll refer to my rough … Continue reading

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Tiny Houses Progress

I am still loving my miniature house quilt project. I finally finished all the foundation piecing and made the little (2 1/8″) blocks. Then, I arranged all the units and made the top. Now for the less-than-fun removal of all … Continue reading

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Little Cityscape Art Quilt 2

I’m starting with the cool color sketch (2) and choosing fabrics. Okay, I know there are only 17 basic shapes in the composition, but I am a big believer in collecting many fabric options to choose from in the beginning. … Continue reading

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My Take on “America The Beautiful”

I’m having a ball piecing my own version of America the Beautiful — our McCall’s 2011 series quilt designed by Lynn Lister. Hope lots of you are stitching with me! In our March/April issue trees and mountains are patterned — … Continue reading

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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!

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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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