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April 21, 2016
On to the Borders from Fret Not Yourself

My quilt had too much background when the center was finished so I decided to add colorful borders.
By cutting both remaining white-on-black prints I made the inner border. Can you even tell there are two different prints?

Next I added the piano keys outer border. Being really tired of using the rotary tools by now, I used scissors to freehand cut 7" slices from only mediums. Next I stacked sets of four and cut four sets of keys from each stack, then rotated the cut pieces. I sewed four sets of four together. These sets were combined randomly to ...

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April 12, 2016
Beginning Freddy Dot Com Quilt from Fret Not Yourself

This is what I finished by the end of the class.

Sixteen blocks from Freddy Dot Com class
And this is what I finished by the end of the week. Forty-two nine-inch blocks set 6 by 7.

Blocks for center of Polka Dot quilt
Because I didn't use Freddy template (I had a similar set for a similar design), my quilt has more background than Freddy's. My arcs are narrower, too. I think her design is more colorful. If I make it again, I'll incorporate those differences.

Here's a good photo of one of Freddy's ...

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April 5, 2016
Preparing for Freddy Dot Com Class from Fret Not Yourself

Last month, LeeAnn of Nifty Quilts came to the Bay Area for work. We met for a delightful afternoon lunching and visiting the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. The current exhibit, Blanket Statements, pairs quilts from the Kaffe Fassett Studio with their historical inspirations from the Quilt Museum and Gallery in York, England.

The next week, Freddy Moran was the featured speaker at our guild, SCVQA. What a quilting treasure! After her lecture, we took her to the museum, too. Of course, she wanted her photo in front of a "dotty" quilt.

To meet most of the demand ...

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January 29, 2016
2016 – A Year of New Inspirations for Me from Quilt Patterns from Seattle

 During 2016 I will be trying out different ideas from other quilters just to feed my own creativity and get new ideas.

I will also be doing my own quilt patterns and mystery quilt patterns during the year.  I usually do a mystery quilt in February and October.

This year I will be doing a mystery in April and October due to other commitments.

My first inspirations for the year come from Freddy Moran and Gwen Marston.

I purchased their book

“Freddy and Gwen Collaborate Again:  Freewheeling Twists on Traditional Quilt Designs”

and fell in love with their ideas.

Especially ...

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