Skipping Rope

Tuesday, 4. August 2015 6:59 | Author:

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A pretty plaid dress …
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to enjoy a beautiful day
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She enjoys skipping rope on a pretty day (8” x 10”)
I might need to pick up a jump rope after making these quilts. It looks like so much fun.

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Jumping for Fun

Monday, 3. August 2015 6:49 | Author:

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This morning seems to be all about twittering birds so this quilt seemed fitting with the birds in the sky background.
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I’m enjoying the new infusion of Denyse Schmidt scraps into art quilts – this yellow dress is one of them. The scale is perfect.
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She jumping for fun in the summer (8” x 10”)
I might need to pick up a jump rope after making these quilts.

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New Perspective

Friday, 31. July 2015 6:37 | Author:

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Of course, I could make just one handstand quilt! These are such a delight and so fun to assemble.
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I adore the bare feet in the sky and how her hair is pooling in the field of flowers.
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Sometimes your need a new perspective (9” x 12”)
As July is wrapping up, I hope you find yourself enjoying the summer sun and wildflowers.

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Cannot Contain Happiness

Thursday, 30. July 2015 6:26 | Author:

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Hello happiness stitched in the sky – and yes those are here legs up there too.
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I saw this tiny floral print at a quilt shop recently and it immediately got me thinking of fun outdoor quilts. It looks great paired with this muted green to create some mid-ground in the quilt.
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She cannot contain her happiness (9” x 12”)
I had so much fun making this handstand girl. There’s a lot of dress to play with, so a bold print can work and it just exudes happiness.

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Dip Net Fishing

Tuesday, 28. July 2015 22:15 | Author:

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A fellow artist challenged me to make a quilt of a guy fishing on the Kenai.
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It’s salmon fishing season here in Alaska, so there have been lots of photos to inspire some quilts.
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Since I can’t make just one quilt at a time, I created two dip net fishing quilts. Each is 12” x 9”.
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As I was stitching these, I kept thinking about how to crete the nets. I looked into using netting I’ve saved from fruit packaging or netting from dressmaking supplies, but it all seemed wrong. Instead, I chose to stitch the netting free hand with black thread. I like how these turned out.

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Make Mischief

Saturday, 25. July 2015 23:03 | Author:

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you are beautiful : : she is brave
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she faces her fears : : create happy
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make mischief : : her dreams let her fly

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New Journal Style

Friday, 24. July 2015 23:02 | Author:

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I’ve been trying a new journal making method – these are made so that the notebook pages inside can be traded out once full.
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I use elastic cord for the binding and closure – adding a metal tags for embellishment.
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I tried two size: 4” x 6” and 6” x 8”. I plan to try some new ones at 5.5” x 8.5” soon. I like the idea that someone could fold their own paper and create a notebook to slip inside their journal cover.
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The larger journals have a few stitched pages, while the little ones are kept plain. I can’t wait to play with this technique more.

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Hiking Adventures

Thursday, 23. July 2015 23:03 | Author:

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I have several scrap bags from Denyse Schmidt that I opened to make some new quilts. i like the colors and patterns in her scraps; they’re often not things I would think to use otherwise.
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She enjoys hiking adventures (5.5” x 11”)

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Share Your Smile

Wednesday, 22. July 2015 23:03 | Author:

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she loves her dog : : flowers are her happy
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share joy and laughter : : she is happy in the forest
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share your smile : : live happy

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Journal Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti

Tuesday, 21. July 2015 23:03 | Author:

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I tried a new tie with this journal. Its a bit romantic and I adore the ‘throw kindness around like confetti’ tag.

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Various pages and covers. I like making mini collages on the first page of each signature.

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