Monthly Archives: July 2013

My Annual Quilt Retreat: The Projects

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In my last blog I shared with you my love for primitive wool projects. Yes, I have the woolie loves to the extreme. I love the feel of pulling thick thread through this plush, soft fabric and feeling it sink into the layers of abundant, downy goodness. The colors are so palpable. Hand-dyed wool is like working with batiks but velvety. The project below isn’t finished yet, but you can see the dying effects in the background wool. Simpy delectable! I’m farther along with this project now and will share it when finished.

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Color Breakdown

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When it comes to choosing fabric we all know where our own individual tastes and preferences lie. Whether you tend towards a modern or traditional aesthetic, or like a little bit of everything, the one thing that can challenge a lot of people is finding a way to combine colors in a pleasing and functional way. Throughout the month of July, we are going to be providing some insight into the world of color and how it can help take your quilts to the next level.

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My Sewing Room Mini Make Over

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I spent the long Memorial Day weekend hard at work cleaning and rearranging my sewing room–trying to make some sense of the chaos.  I took down the table I had been using for my sewing machine, moved boxes around, and organized my patterns and projects.  For the first time in a long time I was able to get to my big window and give it a good cleaning!

All this was done in preparation for…..

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