Science Stripes

Tuesday, 30. September 2014 19:46 | Author:

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This is the next quilt for our friends’ year of quilts. Since there’s not a holiday in August or September that has a big theme, we opted to celebrate back to school with a science quilt. The front has stripes for atoms, molecules, DNA, beakers and geek fun.
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The quilt is backed with elements and formulas.
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I quilted it with waving lines.

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Dress with Pockets

Monday, 29. September 2014 19:46 | Author:

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How could I resist ‘believe magic’ on her face?
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This party girls pattern always makes me thinks she has her hands her pockets
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She loves a dress with pockets (6” x 8”)

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She is Happy Too

Sunday, 28. September 2014 19:46 | Author:

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It’s still sunny and autumn here in Anchorage so I am celebrating with another she is happy quilt. Last year, we had snow by this time so loving all the colors and crunchy leaves.
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Next to the glasses, ‘’hello sunshine happy happy’ stitched into the background is my favorite part.
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She is happy (9” x 9”)

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Moves with Joy

Saturday, 27. September 2014 20:35 | Author:

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I can never make just 1 of each pattern for an art quilt – it allows me to be okay with mistakes if I have to toss a quilt out (yes, yes, I do that sometimes). But it also lets me know where to make the next one even better.
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I will vary the background (like using a lighter brown for the floor) or change the dress or hair color to make each quilt just a little unique and the sentiment gives the quilt a voice.

This dancer is so full of joy and present in the moment.
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She moves with joy (8” x 11”)

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Ready for Fun

Friday, 26. September 2014 20:27 | Author:

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a mini art quilt with a simple background
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brown hair and rosy cheeks in a happy yellow dress
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She is ready for fun (6” x 8”)

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Happiness is Catching

Thursday, 25. September 2014 20:19 | Author:

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A happy girl in a dotted dress
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with boots is ready for an adventure
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Her happiness is catching (9” x 9”)

Have you been on any adventures recently? Last weekend we drove an hour north so we could drive along a 14 mile dirt road through a mountain pass. The views were amazing and on the way home the area was filled with rain and double rainbows.
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Night on the Town

Wednesday, 24. September 2014 20:07 | Author:

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I love making backgrounds from scrap fabric, but lately I’ve been finding fabrics that have the right scale for making scenes with little piecing or collaging.
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This building print and gray solid made a fun city scene for my blonde party girl.
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She loves a night on the town (8” x 13”)

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She is Happy

Tuesday, 23. September 2014 21:31 | Author:

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Red boots = happiness
This is a commission piece for a fellow artist who wanted a gift for a friend.
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A girl in glasses enjoying the sun with ‘hello’ and ‘happy’ stitched into the sky with blue thread
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She is happy (9” x 9”)

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Ready for Autumn

Monday, 22. September 2014 21:02 | Author:

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Autumn is here – cooler temperatures, colors, jackets, boots and squirrels!
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I found this amazing tree border print and knew it would make amazing autumnal quilts. I sketched a girl in a coat with windblown hair to be on the quilt.
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She is ready for autumn fun (8” x 14”)

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Dances Joyously

Sunday, 21. September 2014 21:47 | Author:

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A new dancer pattern
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A moment captured mid-turn with a tiny tulle tutu hand-stitched to the quilt.
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She dances joyously (8” x 11”)

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