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January 18, 2018
Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in Your Brain from Terificreations's Weblog

Over the last few days I’ve been working on the handout for Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in Your Brain or The Impractical Color Wheel. One more review and I’m ready to go to print with it. There are options for designing your color wheel from a simple series of circles to a graduated squares.… Continue reading Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in Your Brain

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January 15, 2018
Quilts with Character Monday Morning Edition from Terificreations's Weblog

This Saturday January 20th is Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in your Brain at the Quilt Basket in Pawling NY. This will be a fun class, and not at all scary as we’ll be making an Impractical Color Wheel using our own thread, and you’ll be able to purchase new thread from the shop,… Continue reading Quilts with Character Monday Morning Edition

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January 12, 2018
A Brush with the Law from Terificreations's Weblog

Or Jury Service is finished for at least four years The first summons received last summer filled me with the usual, “Oh NO! I can’t do this now.” I put it off as long as I could…something was going on in life, and I just couldn’t do it. The second summons came around and I’d… Continue reading A Brush with the Law

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January 8, 2018
Quilted Block of the Month January 2018 from Terificreations's Weblog

Welcome to the Quilted Block of the Month for January 2018. We’re going to have a good time exploring Letha’s Electric Fan, I’m thinking this will be the block for February as well. This block has been on my “list” of blocks to make since I first saw it about 9 years ago because the… Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month January 2018

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January 6, 2018
Sorting from Terificreations's Weblog

This whole impractical color wheel is causing me to change the way thread gets stored: rather than by fiber, it’s by color. Whaaaaa? Yeah. Years ago I spent an afternoon stitching with Elizabeth Rosenberg in her quilt studio. She sorted her thread by color rather than fiber, it befuddled me a bit, because isn’t fiber… Continue reading Sorting

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January 5, 2018
During the Blizzard from Terificreations's Weblog

As the snow fell, the wind howled, and The Lord of the Rings played in the background I took the last few stitches in purple on this version of the Impractical Color Wheel. As those stitches completed, the idea for the next one developed, I made notes in my planner so I’d remember, and went… Continue reading During the Blizzard

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January 3, 2018
And then I said, My Brain is a Strange and Unusual Place from Terificreations's Weblog

Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in Your Brain is all about well, stitching the scary stuff in your brain. Okay, this isn’t so much scary for me as it is fun, and challenging. Sometimes it’s the challenge of figuring out what goes wheres. Sometimes it’s the challenge of staying focused while stitching a lot… Continue reading And then I said, My Brain is a Strange and Unusual Place

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January 2, 2018
Happy New Year! from Terificreations's Weblog

Why yes! It is the New Year. My Franklin Planner has some ink including the Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in Your Brain at the Quilt Basket in Pawling. I’m currently working on color wheel number two: red/orange orange/yellow green next up blue, and that will have some green because I found a spool… Continue reading Happy New Year!

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December 29, 2017
Connect: color from Terificreations's Weblog

A while back Wednesday mornings meant heading to a local coffee shop for knitting and chatting. This hardcore machine quilter loved the company, and getting out of the house once a week was priceless. It was a way of connecting with friends, and with some handwork, knitting and crocheting. Attending guild meetings, sharing quilt stories, … Continue reading Connect: color

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December 26, 2017
Inspired by from Terificreations's Weblog

Stitching on Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in Your Brain (alternately known as The Impractical Color Wheel) continued over the weekend with Yellow! Oh Yellow is a happy color that brings much angst to many a quilter. It’s warm and demands attention like the sun. There is actually more stitching, however in a desire … Continue reading Inspired by

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December 22, 2017
Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in Your Brain from Terificreations's Weblog

So here’s a bit o’progress on one sample for the aforementioned class (title). Opening the drawers of the thread chest and grabbing as many different reds as I could find to begin stitching. The cool this is after collecting thread for a few years I have a multitude of reds to choose from. Then again … Continue reading Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in Your Brain

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December 19, 2017
Oh Color Me Happy from Terificreations's Weblog

Way back when, not so very long ago, in something that seems a whole other lifetime ago I started making an artistic color wheel. It all started when I was writing a book on how I use color, then life got in the way, the wind got knocked out of my sails, the book got … Continue reading Oh Color Me Happy

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December 18, 2017
As the Tidying Continues from Terificreations's Weblog

Over the last few days as the Great Tidy up of 2017 takes place there is something of a treasure hunt happening. There are tote bags with projects, product from Market’s past, and excursions to favorite quilt shops. A couple of the totes will be filled with scraps to give to friends who use scraps. … Continue reading As the Tidying Continues

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December 15, 2017
Tidying, Rearranging, and Gratitude from Terificreations's Weblog

So the cool thing about being on social media is that asking just the right question will get an answer pretty dang quickly. Thank you John Kubiniec for reconnecting me with this amazing block: Letha’s Electric Fan Here’s one And another And one more – John designed this one for Windham Fabrics You may notice that … Continue reading Tidying, Rearranging, and Gratitude

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December 14, 2017
2018 Word of the Year from Terificreations's Weblog

As a word of the year Gratitude was a good one. I am grateful for the experience of 2017. Creativity is slowly returning. The Quilted Block of the Month Started (with big plans to continue in 2018). A few teaching opportunities. Learning about embroidery. Having a spouse who loves me deeply. One of the considerations … Continue reading 2018 Word of the Year

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December 12, 2017
Stay Tuned: a Trip Report from Terificreations's Weblog

I’ve traveled to two events for Floriani one about an hour outside of Philly, and the other about an hour from Knoxville. The next Hands on Sewing School is in Binghampton, NY January 5 – 7. These events are amazing from the word go. Kay Brooks teaches so much about stabilizers and how to use … Continue reading Stay Tuned: a Trip Report

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December 6, 2017
The Quiet Quilter from Terificreations's Weblog

It’s been a quiet weekish here on the blog. I wanted to blog last night because on Saturday January 20th I’m teaching at the Quilt Basket in Pawling NY, it’ll be a variation on Go With the Flow called “Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in Your Brain” the class fee includes a kit. I’ll … Continue reading The Quiet Quilter

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November 28, 2017
Quilted Block of the Month Kaleidoscope Arcs from Terificreations's Weblog

Butternut, Pumpkin Seeds, Pepitas, curves, arcs whatever you call them they soften up hard lines on any quilt. But did you know they might lead to dancing? Well perhaps not dancing, but rather a source for adding texture to create visual interest. When I’m working on these blocks I’m going for fun, and done. Because … Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month Kaleidoscope Arcs

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November 26, 2017
A beautiful day from Terificreations's Weblog

  Yesterday was girls day out with Debby, Melissa and Karen. An impromptu trip to Pins and Needles in Mt Kisco led to fabric coming and two Cutie Patterns home with me. Shocking! I know. As I write a plan is forming for the best use of said fabric, pairing with some solid batiks from … Continue reading A beautiful day

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November 21, 2017
A little bit of this from Terificreations's Weblog

There is something fascinating about learning new things: sometimes the whole process is easy peasy, smooth sailing, yada yada; and sometimes my head and the cinder block wall just might come in contact with one another, producing the most beautiful stars and light show. Yes, yes, it’s really painful however I never actually do it. … Continue reading A little bit of this

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