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May 29, 2019
When you fall off the horse … from Stash Overflow

Get back on. No, I haven’t been horse riding. The horse I fell off of was keeping notes about what I’ve done in the studio and writing about them. Even though I wasn’t keeping notes all the time, I’ve got a lot to share.

4/23 – I sorted the scrap bin from the garage. Yay! All the scraps have now been sorted and I have an empty bin to put to use doing other things.

I also completed the assembly of the fussy cut animal quilt body (i.e., no borders yet). I have since ordered ...

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April 23, 2019
Progress from Stash Overflow

Now that my memo board is up, I’m trying to get into the habit of writing down what I’ve done when I leave the studio. I often feel like I’ve done very little but when I see it written down I feel more productive.

April 9

  • Sewed the binding, front and back, on the March snowman wall hanging, stitched the coal pieces and did the embroidery. It’s finished except for a label.
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Snowmen Will Melt Your Heart: Going in Like a Lion, Coming Out Like a Lamb

I did the applique stitching as the quilting. I ...

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Squirrel in the scrap bin from Stash Overflow

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No, not that kind of squirrel. Wouldn’t that be an event? The squirrel in the photo is one of the famed albino squirrels of Olney, Illinois.

What I found was the kind of squirrel that takes us away from what we’re supposed to be working on and makes us start a new project. While sorting scraps (a lot of my scraps come from other people) I found some fussy cut squares of wild animals and some yardage for cutting more. I dutifully made a pile and took it upstairs to give away at the next guild meeting.

A ...

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April 18, 2019
Mel the Mouse from Wolf Creek Quilting



Mel the Mouse

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January 29, 2019
Those Crazy Aussies: Colour & Inspiration Tuesday from Clever Chameleon

Jacana colour scheme by Clever Chameleon

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie. Oi, Oi, Oi!

This past weekend was our national holiday long weekend, with Australia Day on Saturday (the 26th and a Monday public holiday). So it only seems fitting to have a look at a few things uniquely Australian today.

Koala tangram appliqué at Clever Chameleon

The bird in our colour board today is a jacana. Like all Australian animals it is a little on the unique side, verging on eccentric. A bit like the critters on my Wild Things quilt. And it occurs to me, I never did get around to posting photoshoot pictures of my finished Wild Things Australian Tangram quilt ...

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December 24, 2018
Happy Whimsical Christmas 2018!! from Clever Chameleon

Happy Christmas to you and to you, from Emu.

Christmas Emu appliqué by Dione of Clever Chameleon Quilting

Happy Christmas to you and to you from Snake too.

Christmas Snake appliqué by Dione of Clever Chameleon Quilting

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!! to you from a loud Cockatoo.

Christmas Cockatoo appliqué by Dione of Clever Chameleon Quilting

Happy Christmas to you from the Wombat, no poo!

Christmas Wombat appliqué by Dione of Clever Chameleon Quilting
Whimsical and Wonky Island Batik Challenge button

I have finished my Island Batik December quilt…. Wonky and Whimsical. Or perhaps, more “Wild and Wacky”. I’ll tell you more another day. Today’s post is just for a little fun and silliness. Because it’s Christmas.

This year has been just fantastic with you all along for the ride. Thank you. Merry Quilted Christmas!!! xx

Merry Christmas to You and to ...

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June 15, 2018
Baby Elephant Pastel from Pebble Creek Arts

This baby elephant photo was so cute that I just had to paint it.

I started this one on vacation this year with David at Sun and Fun in Florida. That was a nice trip. I didn’t get much done on it at the time because I was too busy hanging out in the hot tub or walking around the air show with David. It was a nice trip. I will post more about that trip in a separate post.

I posted my second tutorial video on YouTube with this one. You can check it out here.

I really ...

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April 6, 2018
Horse Eye Study from Pebble Creek Arts

This one was pretty quick. I just wanted to complete a study.

It is 11 x 14 charcoal on 140lb watercolor paper. Sometimes it is just nice to get something completed.

Check out the speed drawing video on my YouTube channel!

Signing off for now. Happy Friday!

Trish

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