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March 26, 2019
Indigo Dusk ~~ finished from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Only a month ago I wrote about starting a new art piece in this post. Today the piece is complete! 


It uses some of the same blues as   "Big Sky,"   which I finished in the middle of January.    Both were inspired by sunsets in the Midwest while we were on vacation two summers ago. 

Richard and I love watching the sun rise and set. We just happen to catch more sunsets. My favorite part of the sunset is dusk, when the sun drops below the horizon but still emits light enough to see the colors in the sky and clouds ...

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March 21, 2019
More on "One Big Finish" from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Last week I wrote about this whopper of a quilt! A king with a little extra drop on the sides because I almost could. Almost--meaning I really couldn't but I tried anyway and then improvised.



I decided that we needed a new quilt for our bed since the bed is new, the floor and paint are new, and well, almost everything thing else is new. Why not the quilt, right? But the bed is a king and I've made only one of those before. 


After thinking about it quite a long time, I decided that I should go ...

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March 15, 2019
Baton Rouge Modern Quilt Guild -- What Fun! from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories


The BRMQG invited me to give a lecture at our meeting on Monday evening. I had a wonderful time. I haven't taught in such a long time and I've missed it. 



This class, though, was more about presenting than teaching. I did talk about my philosophy of improv and how I found my way into the modern movement. And I showed about 15 quilts. The whole thing lasted an hour and, happily, I had just enough "teaching material" to talk about and quilts to show. 



Of course, there was other business. Several of us had attended Quilt Con ...

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March 10, 2019
The Biggest Finish! from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories










A quilt story in pictures...
The first fabric pull is close.

A second fabric pull fills the bill.

Now a fabric pull for the backing, all from mom's stash.

Wide strips cut, sewn and loaded on the long-arm.

Really, this is right on the edge!

So much binding! Well over 400 inches,
which makes 
11½ yards! 

Sewing on the binding, then
flip it and sew some more.

And a finish!
More about this quilt later in the week, but here are the quilt stats in the meantime. And I'd love to know what you think, so please leave ...

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