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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Critters in Quilts

Consider adding critters to your next quilt. In 24/7, a very large quilt, some very small bugs add interest to the center of the compasses.

Adding a small living creature to your quilt can really make the whole thing come alive.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

One Small Step

Don't have the time or ambition right now for a large project? Maybe you just want to dabble in something small this summer. I always like to have a quilting project ready to pick up when I need a quilting fix.

Small projects are perfect for experimenting with a technique without committing to a full size quilt. Some years ago I attended a lecture/trunk show by Colleen Wise and purchased her book Casting Shadows. This 19" x 14" wall hanging was a quick way to try out her pieced shadow blocks and a twisted yarn border.

This next piece is just 11" x 9." I was able to practice some lettering with a lightbox.

Keep it small and simple this summer.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Happy Birthday, America

Wishing all my American friends a safe and Happy Fourth of July!

Here's to the RED
and BLUE