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Color Play

Lately I’ve been seeing posts deriving palettes from photos through various programs, Palette Builder 2.1 being one of them.

I decided to play too.

While I might have fun playing with this palette, the first thing I notice is what is missing, the reds and yellows. 381 more words


Hexagon Applique Tutorial

In my Random Perfection quilt I used hexagon applique. To avoid the problems I encountered where the fabric came out,  you will need to make sure some of the folded fabric comes underneath each stitch line. 317 more words


A Landscape Quilt from a Photo

Northwest Michigan is an area of great beauty, and this is one of my favorite photogenic spots.  When faced with designing something for a Michigan themed auction, this was the scene I chose to work from.   254 more words

Free-motion Quilting

Quilting Therapy aka Happy Mother's Day

You know how they say that sewing is like therapy? Well, this quilt was quite a challenge for me, emotionally. I started it together with its twin… 590 more words


Slow progress

My favorite way to prep a quilt for stitching is to spray baste. It really holds everything in place and then I always wash the quilt before I use it. 387 more words


April QDAD Round-up

My two favorite Quilt Design a Day (QDAD) designs from April:

This one was immediately added to my “to-make” list.

The layers in this one just worked. 64 more words


Random Perfection

Birds fly.

Over the Rainbow, why then, oh why can’t I?

If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why oh why can’t I?


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