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May 12, 2015
A New Project from Quilt Obsession

Well, I didn’t really mean to vanish for two weeks. So what have I been doing?


Well, for starters, my printer’s been very busy printing lots and …


… and lots …


… and lots of shapes.


First for six little 6″ Winding Ways blocks like this one. I love sewing these – the centres turn out perfectly, thanks to the stitching sequence taught in the Inklingo Winding Ways Design Book.


The centre of the block is nice and flat with no bump at all in the middle following that stitching sequence. And, of course, the perfect stitching lines and matching points make ...

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April 24, 2015
Feathered Star Success! from a daily dose of fiber

Feathered star success!


The tiny feathered star top is done! The partial seam piecing wasn’t too bad and I only had trouble with one seam; the last one of course! I had to do what I always tell my students – only rip out three times. Because of the Fun-dation, it’s all quite square with no wonkiness. I could not have pieced such small half square triangles accurately without it.

It finished up at 10″ and then I added a bit of background around the star so that the points really show. I would have liked to have made the border of ...

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January 3, 2015
#igminiswap Quilts from Flying Parrot Quilts

Happy New Year, everyone! I meant to post this before Christmas, but it seems time got away from me. I was involved in the Instagram mini swap this fall, and here finally are pictures of my quilts!

My partner was @terireymann, who also loves cockatiels, so it was easy to decide to go with a feather theme for her mini. She prefers traditional quilts, which was a nice challenge for me. I decided to try my hand at a feathered star block.

Feathers, Feathers Everywhere by Sylvia Schaefer

I started with a lot of half square triangles, using teeny weeny Thangles. They worked pretty well, although ...

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