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November 19, 2021
Out of Left Field from The Snarky Quilter

Mid-2021 I wrote down a rough list of possible projects: Sail – Greece, turquoise circles, unknown family, and pink prints. I finished the first two and began the third, which left the enigmatic pink prints. At some point during lockdown … Continue reading

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November 5, 2021
Steps To Nowhere from The Snarky Quilter

Maybe it’s the season and all the plastic bones scattered about my neighbors’ lawns, but I went a bit dark for my latest work. It’s loosely based on a photo by Penny. I thought it had an unsettling, scary look. … Continue reading

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October 22, 2021
Really Cheap Art Journals from The Snarky Quilter

A quick browse of Etsy for art journals will reveal a dizzying choice of journals that range in price from $15 to $150 plus. Some are so gorgeous that I would be afraid to even write my name in them … Continue reading

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October 15, 2021
So Close from The Snarky Quilter

Over the past week I have diligently quilted “Full Sail” so I’d have something to talk to you about. Well, it’s almost done, but I want to be sure I’ve done all the quilting I think it needs before I … Continue reading

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October 1, 2021
Full Sail from The Snarky Quilter

I am lucky to have a brother who travels around the world and takes lots of photos of the places he visits. His sailing trip around Greece led to a bumper crop of great photos, which I shared with you … Continue reading

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September 24, 2021
File, Act, Toss from The Snarky Quilter

One of the few staff development seminars I recall was F.A.T, or file, act, toss. The idea was to clear your overflowing desk by going through all the paperwork on it and decide whether to keep it (file,) respond to … Continue reading

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August 27, 2021
Sending Out An SOS from The Snarky Quilter

Last week I noted in passing that I was working on an improv quilt. This week I’m surprised to report that I’ve finished the design part of said quilt. The lengths I’ll go to avoid difficult projects never cease to … Continue reading

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August 6, 2021
The Sky’s The Limit from The Snarky Quilter

After I finished “Shattered” I realized that I had finished everything I was working on except my unknown family photo piece. Since I abhor a vacuum in my production line I had to line up new work. I browsed my … Continue reading

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July 23, 2021
Mystery Photos from The Snarky Quilter

Thanks to my brother I have a digital archive of photos passed down from several family members. Many identify the people and places shown, but some are just plain mysteries. My cousins have tried and failed to name the people, … Continue reading

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July 2, 2021
Urban Grime from The Snarky Quilter

Ever since I took Tansy Hargan’s “From Sketchbook to Wall” course I have wanted to use painted fabric on a larger scale than 10 inches square, with a lot more glue, and maybe even forget about thread. In essence I … Continue reading

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June 4, 2021
I Was Serious About The Glue from The Snarky Quilter

In my last post I stated that less of my future work would actually be sewn, and I am making good on that. The piece I’m now quilting is made of fabric fused to felt, with edges left raw. I … Continue reading

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April 30, 2021
My Spoonflower Addiction from The Snarky Quilter

As digital fabric printing becomes more prevalent, fabric users have even more choices for printing their own without resorting to the vagaries of their home printers. The latest SAQA Journal has a good comparison by the Pixeladies of fabric printing … Continue reading

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April 23, 2021
Endless Scraps from The Snarky Quilter

Each week I toss out a few fabric scraps to reduce my collection. Most of my recent pieces are made almost entirely of scraps. Over the past two weeks I’ve put together three tops made of scraps and slapped fabric … Continue reading

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April 16, 2021
A Bit of This, A Bit of That from The Snarky Quilter

In between lengthier projects I often do mini pieces that may not always involve quilting. Sometimes they are inspired by something I saw or read; sometimes by gifts or supplies from my stash that I have rediscovered. Most recently I … Continue reading

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January 15, 2021
Line By Line from The Snarky Quilter

Temporal challenges to create art abound on social media: 100 days of postcards, 52 weeks of collages, a year of daily ambient temperatures, etc. I wanted to begin 2021 with some sort of daily art prompt, but I didn’t know … Continue reading

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November 6, 2020
Progress on Mini Collages from The Snarky Quilter

As my fellow classmates keep noting, my Jane Davies Mini Collage class is indeed fun and agony. The class’s purpose is to push us to explore, to notice, to consider relationships among shapes. As Jane put it, “…we are not … Continue reading

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October 23, 2020
Mini Collage Cropping Exercise from The Snarky Quilter

This week my Jane Davies class didn’t involve paint or paste, just cropping our collages. My fingernails thank me. Here’s what I posted to my class. I’m showing only a few of the many cropping variations I tried. Some collages … Continue reading

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October 16, 2020
Self-Imposed Deadlines from The Snarky Quilter

Maybe this whole Covid thing is messing with my attitude towards making quilts. I just can’t handle a blank design wall, so the minute one top is sewn together and off the wall I begin a new design project. These … Continue reading

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October 9, 2020
Paper, Scissors, But No Rock from The Snarky Quilter

In parallel with my fabric activities, I have been taking another Jane Davies online course called Mini Collage. Both activities call on color theory and experimentation with color adjacency, but with Jane’s class I get to mix all my own … Continue reading

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October 2, 2020
Orphans No More from The Snarky Quilter

If you’ve been making quilted objects for a while you’ve probably built up a pile of sewn together orphan bits. They may have been surplus to the final project, made as trials, cut off from tops because they just didn’t … Continue reading

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