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May 28, 2019
Another Cotton on Green ~~ Finished from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

On Friday I told you about the most recent cotton painting I created. What I didn't tell you is that I had loaded two canvases and worked on them side-by-side. Sister paintings, if you will. 

They have many similarities, but one is not their sizes. This one is 15 X 18. Another difference is this little blossom on the upper left side of the canvas. It just found its way there with no argument from me. I just sew without thinking when I work on these. Sometimes some interesting things happen. 

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Cotton bloom - Google images
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May 25, 2019
Cotton on Green ~~ Finished? from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I've worked on this piece and another one for several days. I had built the canvases quite some time ago and set them aside. At the time I had another, more pressing project. Oddly, I can't think of what that was. 

Nevertheless, I discovered the stack of canvas pieces and decided to load them on the long-arm before something else jumped in front of me. I have a few more canvases in the stack, but I want to see what the green background looks like. 

I've been working on this series of cotton paintings and have eight ...

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November 27, 2018
Thanksgiving, school props, and painting (Adam's finish) from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Lots going on in the Marcotte lot. Firstly, we celebrated Thanksgiving in grand fashion with two meals on Thursday. One for the parents at noon because Papa can't handle too many people. About three is his limit, so we cooked a second meal for the kids for supper. 

That also gives the boys a chance to visit with their wives' families, and they can drop in on their grandparents a few at a time. No one gets left out this way. It's lots more work, but worth the extra effort since it means making things easier for the ...

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November 1, 2018
Dropcloth ~~ a modern finish from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I decided about a month ago that I wanted to enter a few quilts into QuiltCon. Hopefully, the jury will accept them, but for now I just want to try. I tried last year but missed the mark, so this year I decided to try a different tactic. I'd make a quilt especially for this purpose.

To that end, I read the rules. Several times. Then I pondered and mulled and thought. And I read the rules again. I decided. One quilt would meet the requirements of the two-color challenge, and the second would shoot for the requirements of ...

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March 9, 2018
Pin It Weekly #236 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Young Girl Combing Her Hair - Pierre-Auguste RenoirHow's your Pinterest? I've been struggling to get on the computer at all. I've been busy cleaning the studio (YAY!) and doing some sewing (happy dance!) 

All that translates to I haven't been pinning. 

But other people have. So let's take a look at their work, shall we? Let's start with some artwork from James McNichols' "Paintings" board.

Summer by Johanna Harmon

There will be blue days. - PicassoI. Davidi (1872 – 1935, English)

A Hundred Percent Cowboy ~ Jack Sorenson

Isn't this little fella cute? He reminds me of my boys when they were about this age. Cowboys in their bones. Then they grew up!

Image of Sherbet Stripe QuiltCamping Quilt, Modern Stripes, Bear Hiking Forest Canoeing, Camp Sur, Birch Fabrics, Organic All Natural Baby Boy Blanket

These quilts are on my "Heart, quilts" board and have ...

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February 28, 2018
It will all work out. from Sisboom

That’s what I’m learning over and over every day I don’t have to worry and the struggle is optional. My husband has a great inner compass when it comes to letting go, he doesn’t get crazy. I need help from friends and support groups to stay in that zen zone..not complaining I seriously don’t know what I’d do without the men and women in my village. I count on my tribe for necessary counsel to come back from the edge but whats wonderful is after years of asking for help and learning to ...

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February 1, 2018
Museum Inspiration from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Museums have always been a source of inspiration for Teri and me. We have been to many together; like our trip to the Lovely Lane Museum and the road trip we took to the Virginia Quilt Museum. Other times we have gone to them separately, such as the time Teri attended the crazy quilt exhibit at the Baltimore Museum of Art, or when I visited the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum just outside of Denver. Together or separately, both of us seek out inspiration in any museum we visit. Here in Europe, there are so many museums to choose from, and ...

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