Monthly Archives: March 2014

Kanzashi Flowers

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I still had a couple of empty spaces to fill on the wall of my remodeled quilt studio when I came across Diane Gilleland’s book Kanzashi in Bloom. I was inspired to make the Sampler Wall Hanging in the book using the color scheme of my new quilt studio. Please read on to learn more about the Japanese art of folded fabric flowers and this fun project…

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Inspired antiquing!

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One of my favorite things to do is take road trips and discover antique shops.  Every time I see an antique shop my heart skips a beat.  I love walking into a shop and being amazed at every corner I turn.  I’m always thrilled to see art and objects I’ve never seen before, or see striking antique textiles or quilts.  To be honest, before I worked at CT I didn’t really pay that much attention to quilts, but now it’s almost one of the first things I spot.  I immediately go up to it and feel it, and gaze at the fabric and the piecing.  I love the “worn and laundered” quality of them.  I try and imagine where it came from and who created such a wonderful piece.

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My Primitive Little Quilt

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Well, long about now I’m really getting embarrassed. I keep blogging on these ‘almost finished’ projects and it’s dawning on me I need a 12-step program for this because there are so many more projects to go! Why do I put these projects away at such a late stage? Why not just finish them because it only takes such a little amount of time to do that? I’m exasperated with myself!!! They are all so cute!

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Quilt-o-Mime Game Free Download!

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Recently during one of our department meetings, Judy, Jenni, and Anita had us all in a laughing fit. At the end of our meeting they prompted us to play their version of charades using quilting terms. We had so much fun flailing around trying to get one another to guess what was written on our paper. Many of us hadn’t played in years, so it was nice to relive the game and even more fun trying to figure out a way to act out the quilting terms. With National Quilting Day coming up (March 15th), we decided we just had to share the fun with the rest of you!

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A Hexie Primitive Home

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OK, so, this is the worst it gets! All uphill from here. The next quilty task I pulled out of my closet was this Hexie project. It really doesn’t qualify as a UFO because the next step was taking it to the framer. It was all finished… that is, hand pieced, hand embroidered, embellished with cute little buttons and hand quilted! All it needed was to be tucked inside a frame. I guess I didn’t want to bother with that. As you probably guessed, this took no time at all ~ just a trip to the nearest craft store and they did all the work! I love it! Wahoo!

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