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July 13, 2018
Artistic Protest Postcards and Signs for People with Bad Handwriting from Gefilte Quilt

My husband and I marched for refugees last weekend. We had to do something. We also came up with the sign below. I so appreciate and enjoy the creative, funny, heartrending, sincere signs people carry to marches for good causes. I was determined to do one for this march. My handwriting is terrible, but one thing I've learned from quilting is that anyone can cut out presentable, even enjoyable, lettering.

Before the march, when the news story of the separation of babies from their parents first broke, I sent money to a consortium of refugee assistance agencies, here.  Then ...

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April 13, 2018
Freemotion Quilted Hebrew Alphabet Postcard Tutorial from Gefilte Quilt

How's your Hebrew? Mine could be much better, but that didn't stop me from making thirteen 4" x 6" quilted Hebrew alphabet postcards for a recent exchange.
A little closer: 


One example: This is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, 'aleph.' 
Mystics saw its structure as a ladder between heaven and earth (Can you see the ladder on the far left?) The rest of the background is freemotion quilted with objects that begin with aleph, including pears,  pineapple, ears, fire, and lion. OK, they're very sketchy, but they're there! 

These cards were made for my ...

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April 7, 2018
Postcard Blog Hop from On The Go Quilting

Last month I joined a Postcard Exchange hosted by Patti over at Elm Street Quilts.  You can go HERE to read about it and see the complete postcard parade but check out my page first.

Several of us have agreed to share our two postcards, both the one we sent and the one we received , here on our blogs during this Blog Hop.  There’s also a Postcard Parade going on over at Pattie’s blog and you see about 100 fabric postcards there.

We were each asked to give the typical personal information; name and address; as well as ...

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April 4, 2018
GelPrinting Challenge from Creating Chaos

During March I took part in a gel printing challenge organised on Instagram by Birgit Koopsen.

It was quite time consuming (in a nice way!) so I tended to do three or four days at a time just in case I wasn't able to do a day.   We were also away for part of the month at our caravan so I took loads of stuff with me but of course as all you crafters will know, despite taking loads of stuff, there is always one or two things, or even more, that you should have included!

I enjoyed the ...

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March 13, 2018
Project Quilting 9.5 "A Stitch in Time Saves 9" from Quilted Delights

I had a hard time with the theme this week.  I was going to do Dr. Who, but I already have two Tardis quilts and wanted something different.  My mind kept going back to cats and their 9 lives, but I didn't see how that would fit with the stitch in time part.  

Then I told myself, "If you don't hurry up and pick a pattern you will be up all night Saturday night trying to stitch way more than nine stitches..."  So I decided pattern choosing procrastination fit the theme and went with cats and their nine ...

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February 10, 2018
February JQ from Creating Chaos

For my February Journal Quilt I continued my journey around the colour wheel, moving from red to red and orange.  It's not strictly on the wheel but a combination of two colours suits my plan for this year rather than the accepted red-orange.

I started with a piece of the same red fabric I used in January, placing it on the corner slightly to one side and used different width strips in a combination of plain orange and red fabric as well as some orange fabric I printed with red fabric paint using bubble wrap on a gelli plate ...

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December 3, 2017
Quilting Elvis: Small Holiday Postcard = Big Gift from Gefilte Quilt

Uh oh! The holidays are upon us! If you're still stuck for a fast gift to make for people who deserve  more than an e-card, consider a quilted fiber art postcard. If you use novelty fabrics from your stash or LQS, they can be thoughtful, personal, and fun, all at the same time. (If elegant is more your style, consider making batik postcards, instead.)

Here's one of my latest:

(Elvis is singing Shalom, which means hello/goodbye/peace in Hebrew. Elvis had a non-secret Jewish  history!) The card is one of six I made in September:

This one ...

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November 5, 2017
Saturday Scraps from On The Go Quilting

Another day of errands in the morning then trying to get myself into gear after lunch.   I love this free Saturday stuff!  It’s been months since we had Saturdays free since it is a very busy day in campgrounds.  We don’t work in this campground; it’s our home and we do things we want to do…and a few we have to do.

You want to hear about my Saturday Scraps. I was looking through some ‘stuff’ in the shed to make room for a box of fabric my dear friend Nancy brought me.   Nancy is the ...

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