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January 17, 2019
Mini Art Quilts and Slow Stitching from Quilting & Learning

Mini Art Quilts
✔Two minis done, and two more to go!

Blooming Yellow

The yellow mini art quilt is finished.

My original intention was to wrap the mini over the canvas. I had a difficult time because the seams in the background made the corners bulky. When I trimmed on of  the seams to reduce the bulk in the corners, I ended up ripping it. It was a pretty frustrating mess!
Blooming Yellow Mini Art Quilt
I ended up finishing the art quilt like a pillow case. I then added a background using one of the fabrics on the mini ...

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January 14, 2019
A few mini art quilts to make from Quilting & Learning

Welcome to my first post of 2019!

One Monthly Goal (OMG) for January

I'm not sure what happened at the last Out of the Box Fibre Artists Group meeting in November...I know I wasn't drunk because I was driving (lol)...but somehow I got over-excited and ambitious and put my name down for another two mini art quilts. That's above the other two that I signed up for in September - that makes four! They may be mini, but that doesn't mean that they're easy or quick to make.

So that's what I need ...

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January 12, 2019
Social Butterflies - Project Quilting from For Quilts Sake

"Social Butterflies," 14" x 12", made by Pam Geisel for Project Quilting, Season 10, Challenge 1: Hope Springs Eternal, Jan. 2019 in Yellow Springs, Ohio

Challenge recap for "Hope Springs Eternal":

Your project should be about hope. It doesn’t have to be obvious, but you do have to be able to explain how it relates to the theme.

Funny note, my project for the first challenge of season 8 was titled "Hope."

For my challenge I decided to use the image of butterflies and how the caterpillar goes into the cocoon and emerges as a butterfly. Does the caterpillar ...

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Det blir nog bättre ... from Veriquilt

... när man ser med bägge ögonen. Igår tog de bort gråstarren på det andra ögat och jag har skaffat ett par läsglasögon så att jag hankar mig fram. Nya glasögon först om ca 6 veckor. Kvilt med skeva och vinda remsor är perfekt att sy, ingen kan väl begära att man kviltar raka linjer i det här tillståndet?

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January 10, 2019
Project Quilting Inspiration from Mulberry Patch Quilts

It’s that time of year again! The holidays are over, and it’s time for Kim Lapacek of Persimon Dreams to begin the first week of the Project Quilting Season 10 challenge.

When I saw the first challenge phrase, “Hope Springs Eternal“, I instantly thought of a photo my son & daughter-in-law sent us of our sweet little granddaughter looking up in awe as she “helped” decorate their Christmas tree.

Isn’t she a sweetie? She’s just between 1-1/2 & 2…So this is the first time she’s really enjoying the tree. And that look on her face ...

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Happy New Year from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

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Hi Everyone!

Happy New Year!

I discovered I had sold or given away many of my mid and small size pieces, so it’s time to add to the inventory for shows in the New Year.

So I have started a new needle felted landscape. The siren call of Hawaii still calls to me, and I must answer. I have many gorgeous photos of my trip to Kauai, and I plan to continue using them for inspiration. Here’s a gorgeous vista with a lighthouse.

There’s even a sea ...

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A Fun Start To The Year from The Snarky Quilter

The excuse of a fresh new year spurred me to leapfrog over waiting projects to begin something new and fun. Of course it was conceived in 2018, but it was officially born this week. I’m talking about my “Disco Woks,” … Continue reading

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January 8, 2019
En annorlunda syn from Veriquilt

Igår opererades gråstarren på mitt högra öga, det vänstra skall opereras på fredag. På väg hem försökte jag se om det var någon skillnad. Det som påverkades var avståndsbedömningen eftersom jag nu hade ett friskt och ett obehandlat öga.

Idag skall jag ta plats vid skärmatta och symaskin igen, det är dags för nya tag. Jag läste att färgupplevelserna, särskilt blå, kan bli annorlunda efter att gtåstarren avlägsnats. Jag får väl titta med ett öga i taget.

Jag hittade några roliga detaljbilder på mitt bidrag till Checkmate, "What shall I do"

(Courtesy of the artist Mondrillo)

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January 5, 2019
How to find your voice amid so many? from Asianartandquilt's Blog

Abstract art quilt Fireworks are a very common subject for art and photos. With so many images of exploding light in a dark night, how does one find a fresh perspective? In my latest commission of abstract fireworks, I tried to do just that.

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How to find your own voice amid many from Asianartandquilt's Blog

A former client wanted to commission another art quilt. The theme she chose was abstract fireworks. Fireworks are common subject matter in many photos and artwork. Since there are only so many ways to portray exploding colors in a dark sky, the images can be pretty similar. The challenge becomes […]

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January 4, 2019
Best of 2018 from Quilting & Learning

It's almost over. Unbelievable! I'm always fascinated by time - how it rushes by and then slows down to a crawl. I still think that the best super power ever would be to stop time whenever I wanted to. Just me, so that I could quilt, rest and sleep more

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December 21, 2018
Happy Holidays! from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

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Hi Everyone!

I can’t believe it is the end of the year already. Thank you for following my quilty adventures this year. Although I have not posted as often as I used to, I hope the content has been useful to you. If there is something you want me to write about, please make sure to comment and let me know.  Remember, I always want you to have fun with your art making, so let me know what you are making and how I can help.

For the rest ...

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December 20, 2018
Let’s get Leo home! from Lost Quilt Come Home Page

Please help us catch a criminal and bring Leo home!

On November 14, 2018 an older white male entered a business center on the east side of Terre Haute Indiana and stole a valuable art quilt. The suspect walked in and removed the art from it’s display, rolled it up, and walked out the door. He put the art work in his vehicle and exited the premises.
The vehicle is believed to be a 97 Dodge Dakota extended cab pickup truck (V6 sport) dark in color (maybe black)
There was female who remained in the pickup during ...

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December 18, 2018
Vad rätt jag tänkt ... from Veriquilt

… fast det var fel!

Jag visade fel hus som förlaga till min Österlen-kvilt. Detta är rätt bild, den andra står på tur. Men det är fortfarande ett av mina foton från ett besök på Österlen sommaren 2011.

När kvällen led blev det mer och mer uppenbart att "vattnet" utanför huset skulle bort, KM undrade om det var Fyrisån. Stygnen är borta nu, det blir nog bäst så.

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December 10, 2018
Infatuated with Mosaic Quilts from Mulberry Patch Quilts

Over and over again, I’m drawn to quilts that incorporate tiny bits of fabric into mosaic patterns. They create such interesting designs, I can’t get enough.

Recently I was thrilled with an episode of Quilting Arts TV that featured a mosaic quilt technique used by Heidi Proffetty. I was so blown away by her talent, that I wanted to share some of her amazing work with you.

Her quilt “Daddy Hold My Hand” (below) is a great example of her mosaic fabric technique.

“Daddy Hold My Hand” by Heidi Proffetty

I found this wonderful article from Superior Threads ...

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December 7, 2018
Ia #4 from Veriquilt

Sedan ett par år tillbaka håller jag på med en serie "Mothers". Det började med att jag skulle ta en Master Class för Jette Clover (läs en intervju med henne här). Jag höll då på att läsa och renskriva en diger brevsamling med brev från min mormors mor till min mormor från början av 1920-talet. Det går nästan inte att föreställa sig hur mycket det var att skriva rent, hon skrev kanske tre brev i veckan på fyra till fem sidor varje gång! Jag skrev rent de handskrivna breven på datorn därför att jag ville bevara dem som en berättelse ...

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December 3, 2018
Island Batik Improv Log Cabin Tutorial from Carol Lyles Shaw

Making an improv log cabin quilt was a fun challenge.  In my newest Island Batik challenge, I combined two themes to create an improv log cabin wall hanging–here’s the tutorial showing how I did it.

Cozy Log Cabins is the first challenge theme that I used!  Log cabins are a great traditional pattern and I remember making many versions when I first learned to quilt many, many years ago.   It’s also a traditional pattern that you can easily make modern and I will show you how I did that.

The second theme is Whimsical and Wonky!  I ...

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November 29, 2018
Teaching and Making from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art


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Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the new readers!

A few weeks ago, I was able to teach the ladies of the American Sewing Guild in Greer, South Carolina. We had a terrific time making raw fused applique pieces.  My host, Phyllis, and the other ladies totally spoiled me while I was there, and I had a great time.  I was most impressed by the open mindedness of the students and how willing they were to try something out of their wheel house.  I hope this workshop has inspired them  to make ...

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November 25, 2018
Symphony in Stem Stitch from Quilting & Learning

My piece is ready for the Out of the Box Fibre Artists group's exhibition at the Stittsville Library in December. I have never placed a piece in this venue but when the organiser said that it should be art with a quote, I got an idea

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November 13, 2018
A White History of Art - Art with Fabric Blog Hop from Quilting & Learning

Welcome to the fall 2018 edition of the Art with Fabric blog hop. I'm thrilled to be participating again and would like to thank Alida for all of her hard work :-)

A White History of Art

A White History of Art
When Alida said that the theme would be colour, I'm not sure that I saw the "favourite" in front of it. For me colour is everything! I had a few ideas and when I mentioned them to my daughter, she suggested that I watch the BBC documentaries, History of Art in Three Colours. It was a great ...

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