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January 17, 2018
Sacred Threads Exhibit from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art


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Last week I went to the opening of a traveling portion of the Sacred Threads exhibit. I think it was around 30 pieces of the 300 that are currently in this show. This is a show I have been accepted to in years past, and I love the theme of it, since my work is usually driven by some sense of the spiritual. I took many pictures to share with y’all, so without further ado, here is most of this show.

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January 15, 2018
Quilts with Character Monday Morning Edition from Terificreations's Weblog

This Saturday January 20th is Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in your Brain at the Quilt Basket in Pawling NY. This will be a fun class, and not at all scary as we’ll be making an Impractical Color Wheel using our own thread, and you’ll be able to purchase new thread from the shop,… Continue reading Quilts with Character Monday Morning Edition

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January 14, 2018
A Different Kind of January from Heart Desire Creations



The sand is so white and fine – just beautiful!


Tried something new this year – came to Florida for the month of January. How lucky that the first week was one of the coldest on record (major sarcasm here).  It was, however, much colder back home.  We knew it wouldn’t be warm beach weather here in Pensacola, but jackets, hats, and gloves for our beach walks?! That’s okay – I came prepared with sewing machine and a project.  Hah! First week and the machine is out of order.  Looks like the screw that holds the needle is broken and won ...

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January 10, 2018
Making Small Pieces Look Important from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art


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Last week I went hog wild with some needle felting. And I wanted to show you how to finish these small pieces and still make them look important.  The ideas was to mount them on canvases so they would look like art and not like fancy potholders.

I had some silk noil fabric laying about, so I decided to cover some 9″ X 11” canvases with them. But how to do it smoothly?  First, I dampened the fabric and pressed it well.  As ...

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January 8, 2018
My Island Batik Adventure from Heart Desire Creations

ISo thrilled to have been chosen an Island Batik Ambassador for 2018!!

It all started in February 2017 when I received a box full of amazing batik fabrics and threads from Island Batik. Each month the ambassadors were challenged with a new project that were all fun and creatively gratifying. Here’s a recap with the January 2018 project, blog hop and giveaway to be posted soon!





Thank you for coming on this fun and learning adventure with me! We’re not done yet, though – join the Island Batik Ambassadors on their Fall/Winter 2017 Collections Blog Hop. And there ...

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Sunday Quilt Inspiration: SCRAPS from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Normally I would show actual scraps--piles of scraps--but those are not really a thing on Pinterest.  We'll just have to be happy with scrap projects to see the scraps. But after that, we'll take a look at some actual scrap quilts. Does that make sense? 

20  Fabric YoYo ProjectsThis gorgeous keychain is made with colorful, vintage kantha fabric, wound into a fringed tassel. Attach it to your keys, or we love it clipped to your favorite wallet or purse! - Approx. length 6" -

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree...

Paint a canvas gray, and cut up pieces of scrap fabric to make this sort of Chrysanthemum!

Teeny mice from reclaimed fabrics with TUTORIAL (A LOT of pics!) - HOME SWEET HOME / Catnip mice! Reason #512 to (learn to) use my sewing machine.

Have Fabric Scraps? Here’s 21 Ways to Use Them Up! – How Does SheMade by Me. Shared with you.: Tutorial: DIY Cord Keeper From Fabric Scraps

Clever idea for fabric scraps and orphan buttons.

Fabric scrap matching game - Do it the fastest way, zig-zag applique all the "matches" to the solid before cutting, then zig-zag around them onto the background in a grid, leaving space between for more cutting. Cut with pinking shears.Better late than never right?  I promised this to you by the end of last week and then just couldn't get it done.  Ah well, onward...

Vintage caravan trailer ornament, handmade from felt and decorated with fabric scraps. With tiny felt bunting and buttons for the wheel and door knob.Colors are

scrap quilt - Google Searchscrappy quilt idea

String pieced half square triangles - another great scrap quilt! So simple yet cute and not too busy. Great use of scraps.

This is such a simple way to make a wonderful quilt while using up all those leftover strips.Finish It Up Friday ~ Scrappy Rectangles! | KatyQuilts

This is a fun strip-pieced quilt made by patty of the Kansas City Modern Quilt Guild.

Confessions of a Fabric Addict - Love this layout with all the scraps!!A great way to use scraps. Thin strips sewn together and then cut with a 60 degree ruler.

Welcome to finish it up Friday! Thanks for all the wonderful comments on my epic quilt top ! I appreciate each and every one!    Once again,...

All sizes | Fabrics N Quilts Scrap Quilt Challenge 2012 !! another view . | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Are you inspired to get those scraps out? How do you sort them? Wait, do you sort them? If so, by color, size, theme, line, what? I really want to hear from you. I mean, geez, very few of you ever leave me a comment.  I like comments. And I love my bloggy ...

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January 6, 2018
Sorting from Terificreations's Weblog

This whole impractical color wheel is causing me to change the way thread gets stored: rather than by fiber, it’s by color. Whaaaaa? Yeah. Years ago I spent an afternoon stitching with Elizabeth Rosenberg in her quilt studio. She sorted her thread by color rather than fiber, it befuddled me a bit, because isn’t fiber… Continue reading Sorting

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January 3, 2018
New Year, New Work from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art


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New Year, new work and a rearrange of my studio. That’s what’s new with me. How about you?  I recently cleaned out a room and made it into my dedicated sewing room. I have all three sewing machine set up now, so I can change machines easily at will. The big Elna is for quilting. The smaller Bernina is for quilting small things and general sewing, and the felting machine is for, well, felting!

Speaking of felting….

I wanted to start ...

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January 2, 2018
Happy New Year! from Terificreations's Weblog

Why yes! It is the New Year. My Franklin Planner has some ink including the Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in Your Brain at the Quilt Basket in Pawling. I’m currently working on color wheel number two: red/orange orange/yellow green next up blue, and that will have some green because I found a spool… Continue reading Happy New Year!

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December 31, 2017
Hue Shift Afghan from Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara

Every year, in conjunction with the Yarnathan, Eat, Sleep, Knit has a huge, year long project. I can only remember the last two projects. I bought the kit for the one year before last and this past year, I thought about doing it but didn’t. It was LOTS of colorwork . . beautiful but too...

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December 29, 2017
Connect: color from Terificreations's Weblog

A while back Wednesday mornings meant heading to a local coffee shop for knitting and chatting. This hardcore machine quilter loved the company, and getting out of the house once a week was priceless. It was a way of connecting with friends, and with some handwork, knitting and crocheting. Attending guild meetings, sharing quilt stories, … Continue reading Connect: color

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December 26, 2017
Blog on Vacation/Happy New Year! from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art


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Welcome to the new readers!

Please stay tuned in the New Year for plenty of good new content, tutorials, videos and tips to make your art quilting fun and beautiful.  And now the blog is going to hibernate over the Holidays a bit, while I recharge and work on my art selling business.  I hope your New Year is full of joy.

Oh and one more thing. I am opening up my It’s Elemental! online class starting January 1. It’s 8 weeks and only $97 and ...

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December 22, 2017
Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in Your Brain from Terificreations's Weblog

So here’s a bit o’progress on one sample for the aforementioned class (title). Opening the drawers of the thread chest and grabbing as many different reds as I could find to begin stitching. The cool this is after collecting thread for a few years I have a multitude of reds to choose from. Then again … Continue reading Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in Your Brain

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Pin It Weekly #226 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I haven't been posting as often as I'd like, but this upset in my already-crazy life has left me rather crumpled. We're all beginning to put things right in the sense that we're finding our places in this new order. More on our recovery from the fire at our son's home later. Let's enjoy a few pins and forget my insane world.

mixed media on found paperRecuerdos del alma. Bringing together media.

I've been especially interested in mixed media work lately. I think it may have to do with some of my "playing" in recent months. There are elements in these that are ...

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December 21, 2017
My Newest Obsession from Heart Desire Creations

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Have you heard the expression, “Give me enough rope and I’ll hang myself?” Well…I discovered rope! At Fall retreat I visited The Mountain Thread Company in Blowing Rock. It is a quilt shop that also specializes in ready made rope bowls and coasters. She also sells kits and I bought the coaster kit. It had complete instructions, rope, a few scraps of fabric and a size 16 needle. Also at Fall retreat, Tina graciously demonstrated how she makes fabric covered rope bowls. After watching her demo, I knew I was hooked.

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December 19, 2017
Oh Color Me Happy from Terificreations's Weblog

Way back when, not so very long ago, in something that seems a whole other lifetime ago I started making an artistic color wheel. It all started when I was writing a book on how I use color, then life got in the way, the wind got knocked out of my sails, the book got … Continue reading Oh Color Me Happy

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December 13, 2017
Christmas Commission from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art


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The Christmas Commission is almost done! Let me catch you up. This week I put all the finishing touches on the painting, and completed the quilting.  OH and made my very own Charlie Brown Xmas tree with branches from the woods and lights.

I do love the lights this time of year, but Teeny would eat them if I made them readily accessible on a real tree indoors. Also, woe betide any ornaments and the tree itself would probably be knocked over. She ...

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December 6, 2017
Working on a New Commission from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art


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It’s the season of bare trees and cold winds. We had a huge super moon this week which hung low and orange in the horizon as it rose. I am so inspired by Nature and this season is no different.  Although I don’t like cold weather and short dark days, there is something so soothing about the way it makes me want to turn inward and reflect on the past year. Do you feel the same?

This year I have been ...

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Christmas Table Topper from Heart Desire Creations

An Island Batik Adventure

Table Top

The Island Batik Ambassador project for December is a scrappy table topper. Oh good – I have been wanting to do a Christmas table runner – perfect opportunity! I wanted something festive yet peaceful. Not the usual red, whites and greens. I pulled out all the blue Island Batiks, mostly from the Blue Moon collection and was taken in with how pretty they all were! And doesn’t the touch of purple compliment it all so well?

This was going to be a project to be sewn at retreat, so it couldn’t be very complicated. A string ...

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November 27, 2017
Lucky Thirteen from Heart Desire Creations


That’s how many quilts will be making it out the door for Hospice next week! Add that to the works of other quilters in our little group, and we are donating 24 quilts this year! A week ago they were dedicated at a church service.

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Blurry pic, but does show how great they all looked together for dedication!

Making quilts for Hospice has been a passion of mine for several years now, but I certainly don’t do it alone. I have incorporated sewing blocks into my quilting retreats.  All attending have the option of making blocks from “kits ...

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