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September 17, 2018
Swamp Maple from Splendiferous

Swamp Maple, artistic interpretation of Swamp Red Maple, acer rubrum var. drummondi
42.5" square (30" square on point)
Cotton fabrics, silk and bamboo roving, textile medium.
Machine quilted, hand embellished and embroidered.
Leaves are individually cast from actual leaves
For step-by-step progress photos, see this previous post.


Recently shown at Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza 2018, along with
Passion For Color
48 x 66"
Hand dyed cotton sateen & black Kona cotton
Machine pieced and quilted


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July 8, 2018
Fabric Challenge Quilt Step by Step from Splendiferous



Challenge pack with a fat quarter and rules, shown on back of quilt.
I participated ...

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May 9, 2018
A New Leaf-A Machine Quilting Tutorial from The Inbox jaunt

Good Morning, Quilters! Where does the time go?  Is it already Wednesday?  Did I sleep through Tuesday? I just ran out of hours! (or more likely, out of energy…sigh…) This week our “Tuesday Tutorial is a “Wednesday Tutorial”! I think … Continue reading

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March 6, 2018
Jodi’s Blue Starry Sampler from Quilted Joy

Samplers are a type of quilt that has been around for a while. Originally, before there were books of patterns and the internet, women would stitch together a single block as a way to store a pattern. Many people have found stacks of these blocks in attics bound by string, some stitched on one side like books. Later on, sometimes much later on, the blocks would be stitched together to form a quilt. Now a days, people create sampler quilts as a way to explore styles or hone technique. They are beautiful and make us think about the way things ...

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