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August 25, 2018
Creating Collages Class from Quilt Paint Create

I’m back from the show and had a great time.
I started on Wednesday with a Trish Stuart class, Creating Collages. It was a great class and she did a really good job of explaining the mechanics of collage. I learned a lot in a short time and finished my collage pear. She was the most positive, supportive teacher I’ve ever had.
I didn’t have the Kaffe Fassett fabric I needed for the class and decided to take what I had rather than buy something else. It felt more relevant to learn the technique using my fabrics ...

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May 23, 2018
I have the BEST friends!!! from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

I know that I haven't met a lot of my readers, but I consider you all my friends! I get lovely comments/suggestions/ideas and I try to respond to them all.

I didn't respond to comments about the UPS issues. I don't send a lot of packages, never had a package get lost (I know - there's a first time for everything). I'm just not convinced that I need to pay $5 to have a signature. I might just continue on blind faith that when I get the confirmation that the package has arrived that ...

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May 16, 2018
It's like being in kindergarten from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

A quick comment about the keyboard. I'm used to using a laptop keyboard. There's a different touch of laptop keyboard compared to a stand-alone keyboard. I DID go shopping for a new keyboard a while back. I couldn't find anything that was BETTER than what I have and it was around Christmas time so I couldn't get a salesperson to chat with. BUT, I'm going to go again today. It's not so much that it's sticky, but it just doesn't work smoothly OR it could be me. Maybe I'm trying to ...

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April 1, 2018
Details from Karen Ann Ruane

details, embroidery and paper based design

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March 29, 2018
April Scrap Attack And March Finish from Quilt Paint Create

My March Scrap Attack project was a continuation of my February project. Collage quilts are WAY out of my comfort zone, so I struggled a bit in a good way. It’s finished and I’m happy with it, which is all that matters.
birds onlyI’m not done playing with collage but will take a break from it for a few months. I like the freedom of the process. I struggle with the design decisions. I expect it will get easier as I make more of them.
For April I picked #12 on my list, another undefined small project. I ...

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March 19, 2018
National Letter Writing Month and Fairy Rings from Bayou Quilts

April is National Card and Letter Writing Month 

I like to send and receive personal mail and have participated in several challenges in the past, but now my goal is simply to send as much mail as I feel like--no more, no less.  The "feel like" varies from week to week and month to month.  :)   April may see more mail making its journey, although I won't participate in a challenge.

If you don't usually send personal mail and want to get involved with snail mail in April, 

here are a few things you can do to prepare:

*Create ...

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March 11, 2018
Epic Rhyming Quilt: Just Attach Trash! from Gefilte Quilt

SAQA, the Studio Art Quilt Associates organization, recently hosted a "Rhyme or Reason" challenge, and entries closed at the end of February. Here's the piece I entered. 
If you like crossword puzzles, Scrabble, and other word games - and sewing tiny random things to quilts - you might want to consider making a variation of this kooky, obsessive project. It's a brain teaser for the maker as well as the giftee. 

I started by sewing 100 2" squares together. 
(I'm hooked on running up and down the value scale and all around the color wheel, brightest values in the ...

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March 3, 2018
March Short List And OMG from Quilt Paint Create

February was a fast month. I finished the Surface Design Round Robin and the Bouquet quilt (UFO). My Art Quilt Group decided to stop passing the Round Robin pieces, which eliminates that category.

I’ve learned so much by adding the OMG designation to the list because it forces me to finish old projects. It reminded me how much I love applique and other things I stopped doing because of limited time. Slowly, I’m bringing those things back.

The Short List includes something old (UFO), something new, a handwork project and a scrap project. I started using this system ...

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March 1, 2018
February Scrap Attack Project and March Goal from Quilt Paint Create

My February goal was to make a collage from scraps. I didn’t quite finish it.
birds with quiltingI still need to applique one bird wing and the branch and quilt everything below the branch.
This project was way out of my comfort zone. My learning moment came when I realized I should have embellished the fabric BEFORE attaching everything with fusible or glue. I ended up painting on it twice.
I found the background too plain without paint and crayon. I won’t make that mistake again.
Well, maybe I will but at least I know it’s fixable.
And because ...

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February 25, 2018
Sunday Stash February 25, 2018 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in or out this week.
I had to go out of town for work this week, which killed the stitching time. The travel date got changed then postponed and then rescheduled with almost no notice. The schedule change resulted in long days so we could accomplish what we were there to do. I didn’t have time for handwork in the hotel at night because we worked so late.
I’m grateful for the new week so I can get back to those projects.
Before I left I added more paint to the bottom of the bird quilt ...

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February 18, 2018
Sunday Stash February 18, 2018 from Quilt Paint Create

No fabric in or out this week.
I started my Scrap Attack collage, got this far and got stuck.
birds fusedI realized after everything was glued or fused that the background was too plain and I should have painted/painstiked/colored it first. New ground, new lessons.
I liked what I had and I didn’t want to mess it up. Anyone else ever feel this way?
I thought about it last night and wondered who this person was and what she’d done with the real me. I am fearless when it comes to surface design. I believe you can ...

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February 3, 2018
February 2018 Short List & OMG from Quilt Paint Create

Here we are at another month. Progress was limited in January because the list was full of new projects. Lots of starts, not a lot of finishes.
I did finish my Scrap Attack project and made good progress on two others. I didn’t touch the other two.
The Short List includes something old (UFO), something new, a handwork project, a scrap project and Creative Play. I started using this system in November 2014 to keep myself focused. I add and delete categories over time as my interests change.
Something Old – The Bouquet quilt is in the quilting stage. Finishing ...

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February 1, 2018
Scrap Attack January Finish from Quilt Paint Create

Talk about a project that did not go as expected.
My January goal was to make a woven project using the technique in this book.
fabric leftoversThe first challenge was finding rug canvas as Joann’s no longer carries it. A friend brought me some scraps and saved the day.
Once I started the piece I realized it took a lot longer to weave the strips through the canvas than I thought. Once I finished that I did the first round of stitching. My sewing machine was none too happy.
I started the second round of stitching and my machine was ...

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January 31, 2018
embellishing pages from Karen Ann Ruane

embellishing pages in an artist book

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May 31, 2017
Acrylic on Paper from Where Art & Life Meet

Last month I went to Hudson River Valley Arts where Jane Davies was teaching a week long workshop.  I found Jane on Pinterest, which led me to her website where she has tons of videos showing her process and work.  As with most things I find interesting, I soon became obsessed and began systematically going through almost… Continue reading Acrylic on Paper

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