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Design Inspiration 2: Light and Shapes in Perspective

As I was walking to a meeting at work I turned a corner and saw this view in the corridor ahead.  The shapes cast by the sunlight streaming through the windows on a sunny winter’s morning made me think about how I could abstract the shapes and perspective and turn it into a quilt design. 30 more words

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Wonky progress

I made some progress over the week-end on the wonky cabins and squares. I have discovered that working in an improv way takes much longer than working to a pattern. 206 more words

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Return to The Doctor

It has been a crazy couple of months and not so great for posting time. With the kids out of school, we’ve been running around to the lake, the library, parks and a 2 week trip back east to see family. 56 more words

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Hot watter bottle cover

I was pondering what to do with my FMQ practice sandwiches for a while. I don’t like throwing and wasting “stuff”, especially food and fabric. Then, it hit me: we were using a hot water bottle and feeling the boiling plastic isn’t a nice feeling. 277 more words

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Thinking inside the square

Some progress on the “small sketches” quilt.  The original concept for the sketch series was to concentrate on 3 design elements -improv, log cabins and warm colours.  215 more words

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Tula Tuesday: Blocks 56-58

I’m back, and apparently, in a totally purple mood. (Also, I sewed these BEFORE my recent fabric buying trip, but expect to see those fabrics in these blocks ASAP!) 163 more words

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Some helping paws!

It was a cold (by Sydney standards), windy and overcast day last Saturday and I was feeling sad from listening to the news about the death of so many people, including 35 Australian citizens and residents, from the air disaster in Ukraine. 348 more words

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