Wish Upon Stars

Tuesday, 24. May 2016 22:29 | Author:

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After I finished this piece, I noticed the “don’t” near her neck. I don’t often fuss about where body parts are on the fabric, I let serendipity happen and enjoy the results. I think this girl has a tattoo that say, “don’t stop dreaming.”
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Wish upon stars (5.5” x 9”)

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Through the Forest

Monday, 23. May 2016 21:56 | Author:

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I have not been biking through the forest, I have been stitching through a forest of 2 1/2” and 4 1/2” squares. It took longer than planned (of course it did) but finally, 143 four patch blocks and almost 200 squares came together to create a quilt top that will be a wedding gift. I finished the last seam and hung it over the banner. Then, I noticed that two blocks were out of order. Ugh! I ripped out 8 seams and switched them around and yay it’s done!
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He enjoys biking through the forest (9” x 12”)

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Sewing Machine Music to Her Soul

Saturday, 21. May 2016 21:27 | Author:

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Today was spent cutting strips and squares, string piecing, pressing and more cutting until I got tired. It was a fun day!
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The sound of her sewing machine was music to her soul (9” x 12”)

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Dreams to Remember

Friday, 20. May 2016 21:15 | Author:

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It rained and more is predicted! I was excited to see a few umbrellas and rain boots and just to know that the dust won’t be blowing around in the wind when it’s wet. I’m apparently easily excited!
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She dreams to remember (9” x 12”)

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Reader Creativity

Thursday, 19. May 2016 22:31 | Author:

I love seeing quilters, artists and crafters creating pieces inspired by my patterns and creations.
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Sharon created this parachute art quilt from a photo of her friend – complete with mountain in the background and a motivational saying: “she soars past all obstacles in her path”.
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Sharon didn’t stop at just one quilt, she adapted the Umbrella Girl 2 pattern to create this painter. I love the art on the wall and the brick pattern in the green reminds me of my childhood art classroom. The sentiment says, “she is at home with a brush in her hand.”
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Last week, three ladies visited my home for a private class. When presented with all the pattern options, two opted for the Sew Cute Quilter and the other asked for a baseball player.
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In shopping my studio for fabrics, they found a print with Chinese cats on it. We fussy cut them out and added them to each quilt. Cookie added several on a shelf in the quilter’s studio. I like the floral print sewing machine – sew cute.
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Laura added hers to the studio floor. Notice that green sewing machine – such fun to create a sewing machine of your dreams!
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Vicki’s baseball player is great – the fabric she picked for the shoes is perfect and hat is adorable.
I do like that fun detail that the Chinese cat added to each of their quilts. It’s a great reminder of the fun day we spent playing with fabric!

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Ready for Fun

Wednesday, 18. May 2016 22:53 | Author:

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All dressed up and no where to go – except the office supply store! A trip that includes refilling my supply of tape, glue sticks and binder clips is always fun. Am I alone in my enjoyment of an office supply store?
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She’s ready for fun (6” x 11”)

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Beautiful Life

Tuesday, 17. May 2016 20:37 | Author:

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Last night was filled with crazy dreams including night terrors about being attacked by vines of ivy.

Those aren’t the dreams I was thinking about when I created this piece. I was thinking about dreaming BIG – goals for a wonder filled life and creating the life we can imagine for ourselves.
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She imagines a beautiful life (5.5” x 9”)

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Small Banner

Monday, 16. May 2016 20:37 | Author:

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After a few requests to purchase the banners I had in my art fair booth, I created some smaller versions.
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I like how they turned out.

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Quilt Shop Happy

Sunday, 15. May 2016 21:53 | Author:

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Working in a quilt shop is really fun – helping customers select fabrics to finish projects, organizing fabrics and hand stitching bindings. Today was a treat though. We have a booth at a local market and each weekend we could be working at market instead of the shop. Today was almost 70 degrees and clear skies, a light breeze off the water – it was an amazing day to be working at the market – talking to people, watching people and just enjoying the beautiful day even if I came home with a bit of a sunburn.
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In a quilt shop she is happy (9” x 12”)

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Happy Outside

Saturday, 14. May 2016 21:58 | Author:

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Another gorgeous day in Alaska – not many leaves blowing around, but lots of allergens. Still nice to get outside even if my eyes are now watering and my nose was to run away.
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She is happy outside (8” x 14”)
This background was created from strips of cut up quilts. All those trimmed edges of quilts I created too big have a new life. It’s a fun technique as I try to get scraps to fit together.

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