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February 25, 2021
Line Mastery from The Snarky Quilter

As part of my January lines challenge I viewed work I admired by artists ranging from the renowned Paul Klee to textile designer Lucienne Day. I’ll be showing the second part of my January lines challenge soon, but first 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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April 25, 2020
This time... LINES from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Remember my pictures for inspiration post from last week? Well, I guess I really like the concept, because I took another walk, this time on the search for lines. 

a fence line
Trees have always been a big deal to me. I'm not sure just what it is exactly, their grandeur, their ability to clean the air, their home site capabilities, their colors and beauty. If you've ever seen the changing colors of the leaves in fall, or fledgling bluebirds following the mama from branch to branch, or Spanish moss dripping in the fog, you'd get it ...

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February 2, 2015
tactic 23. Lines part 2 from Devious Quiltmaking

Nine-Patch gonfalon

Part 1 is *here*.  (The block above is a Nine Patch cross.)

stripes cross, long

All stripes can be cut cross or long.

Calico Puzzle three ways

The stripes in any one block can be cross, long, or a mixture – you have to figure out what you want.  I’m especially fond of the swirling effect you can get with a mixture of cross and long.  (The block is Calico Puzzle.)

Cheyenne neat, piggledy, metz

When two striped patches touch, you can decide whether to match them (so that they look as though the two were a single piece of cloth), to cut them any old which way, or to align ...

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