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November 7, 2018
Pattern Writing in a Hurry, Quilting Friends Podcast #82 from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello my quilting friends! It’s been a week of detailed quilt planning and writing so this podcast episode is just a short chat. Enjoy the episode and watch as I organize the little drawers of a cute apothecary cabinet:

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Busy Writing the Friendship Quilt Along

Podcast 82 pattern writing in a hurryAs soon as I finished printing the last batch of Ms. Bunny sewing patterns, I turned my attention 100% over to the new Friendship Quilt Along! So many of you liked ...

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November 2, 2018
Busy Day Packing Sewing Patterns and Books from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Today I officially launched the Mally the Maker book and the Ms. Bunny Sewing Pattern! It was a very busy day signing books and packing orders with Josh and James. Yep, James was out of school today for teacher conferences. I think the teachers like to schedule a day off after Halloween so they don’t have to deal with tired, sugar fueled kids!Mally the Maker and the Queen in the Quilt

Last night I was putting the finishing touches on the Ms. Bunny sewing pattern cover. This pattern took a lot more time than I expected, but I’m SO pleased and proud of the end result ...

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September 8, 2018
Drawing Dresses and Dripping Paint from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello My Sketchy Friends! I'm continuing my doll making adventure by sewing dresses and undergarments for Ms. Bunny. Last week I stitched three versions of this doll and finally solidified the design. Now I am focusing on drawing and planning the two dresses described in the book Mally the Maker and the Queen and the Quilt.


This is tricky because I'm basing my design on the memory of my Ms. Bunny and the dark pink calico dress she wore. Click here to read that story.

It's tricky because after making a very similar shaped dress, I realized ...

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November 8, 2017
It’s Fall Y’all! from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

 

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Yes, here in NC, we get a lovely delayed Fall, Y’all. The lake near my home is so tranquil.

The kitties are snuggled up for a cozy nap:

And I got inspired by a huge moon the other night and some red, red trees! So I quickly worked up a quilt top to remember it by. Here I strip pieced some hand dyed grays and lavenders for the background,  because I didn’t have a piece that was big enough.

Next I ...

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November 1, 2017
San Fransisco! from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

 

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Last week, I got to go to San Fransisco- one of my all time favorite cities. This was my third time here, but I haven’t been since 1997!

Here’s the back story: my very best childhood friend lives there, downtown in a gorgeous house with a gorgeous view, with her fabulous boyfriend, Bill. I know- I want her life.  Anyway, said boyfriend asked me if I could come as a surprise visit to my friend as an anniversary present to her ...

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October 25, 2017
Fresh Work! from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

 

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The good thing about finishing UFO’s is that it makes more mental space for starting new, fresh work. So that is what I am doing now, creating a new small piece from one of my photos of Kauai.  Here is the original photo:

I think this tree will be fun to do with thread work. The first step was to blow up a tracing of the photo, which I did on www.blockposters.com. I printed out the 4 sheets and taped ...

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October 18, 2017
Finishing UFO’s from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

 

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October 4, 2017
Hurricane Aid For a Family in Puerto Rico from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

 

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Okay , a quick update on the fundraiser for hurricane aid. After thinking it over, I decided against the auction, and decided instead to make a typical online fundraiser.  And all proceeds will go to a family of a good friend.  The quilt will be donated to a randomly chosen winner who has donated. Donations start at $10, which just about everyone can afford.

Here’s the  link to donate:

HURRICANE AID FOR CLAIRE’S FAMILY

Here’s the situation:  my good friend Claire ...

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September 27, 2017
Hurricane Aid from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

 

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At this writing, I can’t help but be moved by the dire situation in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Yes, Houston and Florida are still recovering, but at least they have the advantage of being on the mainland.

This got me thinking about what I could do to raise some money to donate.  That is why I am auctioning off my latest piece, Hawaiian Reverie with 50 % of the proceeds to go to hurricane aid for Puerto Rico.  I will ...

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September 19, 2017
How am I Quilting Hawaiian Reverie? from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

 

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It’s onwards and upwards with the quilting on my new Hawaiian piece. After heat setting the painted areas with a dry iron, I am ready to stitch!

Last week I added some dark areas of horizontal stitching to depict the shadows, pretty much right over the darker painted areas. A lot of people want to know if this is thread painting or thread sketching or just plain ‘ol free motion quilting. The short answer is, I don’t care and I don ...

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September 12, 2017
Painting Video of Hawaiian Reverie from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

 

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First of all I want to congratulate Cathy on completing her beautiful quilt: the wedding present for her son.  Just look at that precise stitching!

And now on to the painting of Hawaiian Reverie. I guess that is the working title for now.

First here is the before picture. The area I will be painting is the mountains on the left.

I made a short video to demo the process.

The hard part is waiting for the paint to dry so I can keep going on this piece ...

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