Wednesday, October 21, 2009


In real life I seem to make new mistakes, never getting the opportunity to use learned knowledge from old mistakes. In quilting, I get to use new, old, someone else's It's a good thing! I used Velda Newman's machine technique to "create the appearance of piecing" and Gabrielle Swain's suggested use of coloring with pencil. I was suppose to clean and do the laundry today. Oh well!.
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Remembering John

I just returned from the Houston Quilt Festival. It is my annual fantasy vacation. My wonderful sister treats me like a queen. I have been going for 13 years and I think this year was the best. The quilt pictured was amazing. It was done by a guy who was asked to do a T shirt quilt of rock bands. He had never seen a T shirt quilt(thank God), and proceeded to put the shirts in the border and created the center using machine applique. This piece was then auctioned at the local school for $20,000. I was told it now hangs in the bedroom of a teenager. I hope it gets the admiration it deserves.
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Wednesday, October 7, 2009


This is no 1 of many hand appliqued leaves I have done. I usually never give away my first attempts at any thing, no matter what the outcome. This is a segmental way of creating valleys that give you a place to add shadows using colored pencils. It is all needle turn. I hope it will entice my Tuesday class.
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Saturday, October 3, 2009


I love the feeling of mystery that batik fabric creates. All the lights, darks and medium in one space makes me wonder....what is there, just beyond the obvious? I have 6 blocks to go and then the fun really begins. I will get close and personal while I quilt vines of leaves.
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