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A quilt for me!

It’s quite rare that I make a full size quilt anymore and even more rare that it would be for my own use! As I was making the second sample for my Improv With a Modern Slant class, ( 106 more words


Basic improv tips...

Improv piecing is totally fun to do and there are no rules. For me, using a design wall is an essential part of the process. You just play and make all kinds of crazy blocks and don’t get concerned about what might fit together and then throw them up on the design wall. 311 more words


Class samples

The sample for Night Village is up at the shop and I’m ready to make a second sample for Improv Quilting With a Modern Slant. 336 more words


Night Village

My sample for a Night Village is finished and waiting for quilting.

I decided that I would not be putting streets in and I think the quilting is going to be simple squares over each building. 238 more words


Build a Night Village

Whenever I teach a class, I like to have more than one sample. Why? Because with improvisational work, there is never only one way to put a piece together! 213 more words


Look up AND look down!

Where do you get your inspiration? I have found mine more than once in hotel carpet designs. This is what I found last weekend.

I can pretty much see another composition coming, based on this little bit of color and swirl. 19 more words


Starting slow

Things should be getting back to normal very soon around here. I’m busy this week teaching a class and helping with the Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild… 180 more words