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May 24, 2019
Choosing Colors and Fabrics for Quilts from From My Carolina Home

Choosing fabrics for quilts can be a fun experience, but so many times quilters are frustrated by this process.  I am often asked about this while speaking to quilt groups.  Just looking around a quilt shop can be a daunting challenge. Fabrics and prints catch the eye, but do they go together? Will these look good in a quilt? Maybe you need a particular color, but when you get it home it just doesn’t look right, and you cannot figure out why. That is the focus of this post today, how to choose colors and fabrics so you are ...

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November 11, 2018
Cosy Cabins Quilt Design in Progress from Clever Chameleon

November Log Cabin Quilt Challenge

Cosy Cabins. Or should that be Crazy Cabins? There’s Cabin Fever at Clever Chameleon this week and the cat is off his nut.

The monthly exercise for the Island Batik Ambassadors this November is “Cosy Cabins – Log Cabin Challenge. Incorporate a log cabin block or log cabin variations into your project“. I was so, so pleased to see this challenge on the list. The log cabin block and its almost endless variations are right on top of my favourites list. And among the fabrics given to me to work with as an Island Batik Ambassador were these. 

Island Batik London Fog fabric

Beautiful, beautiful ...

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May 24, 2018
“Illusions of Christmas” – A New Mini Quilt from Clever Chameleon

It’s the last day of the Spring 2018 Art with Fabric blog hop, and my turn to show you my quilt interpretation of the hop theme “1+1=3”.

What does “1+1=3” mean to you and how would you quilt it? My first thoughts were to produce a set of quirky critters that captured the essence of a young family. But May has been seriously crazy and I had neither the time nor energy in the end to whip up such a pattern from scratch.

The other connotation I was strongly drawn to was the mathematical impossibility ...

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May 21, 2018
Machine Quilting Quick Tip-Combining Motifs from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Just time for a quick visual tip…. Our  New Leaf motif  looks great when combined with any flower motif! Here I combined it with The Crabapple Blossom machine quilting motif. The densely quilted leaf contrasts well with … Continue reading

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October 11, 2017
Road Trip! from Cheryl Lynch Quilts

Road Trip!
This post isn't about an actual road trip, it's about one of my most recent Mini Mosaic Quilts, that I've named Road Trip!

I thought Road Trip! would be a good name for this VW van.  
I'm sharing this quilt because I made it 4 times.  Why have I made it 4 times? 

I made it 4 times with different colorations.  My weakness in the creation of quilt of all different types and sizes is contrast.  It's my achilles heal.  
I must have trashed  my first attempt, because I can't find it ...

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