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FMQ Skill Builder

If you are anything like me, you want to improve your free motion quilting skills without experimenting on a large quilt that you have spent a lot of time and money on. I have done that, and regretted it – … Continue reading

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Looking Back, Moving Forward

One week of Quilting on the Beach (QOTB) in Kailua-Kona Hawaii last February hi-jacked my plans and kept me stitching for a whole year. I am not complaining. It was fun and I learned a lot. During the process, I … Continue reading

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Advent Revealed

If you had asked me to make an art quilt for Advent, it would never have looked like this. Improv provides mystery. It is unpredictable. And special. Details of the overall design and symbols for the first two weeks of … Continue reading

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Advent, Part 1

After two weeks of Advent, here is a sneak peak of my Inspirational Improv piece so far… It started with a piece of Indigo fabric dyed in the summer, with Advent in mind. The circles representing the candles were hand … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Crumb Cake

Ken’s Kitchen grew 5 pumpkins this year. On December 1st, I declared that fall was officially over and he needed to do something with the final pumpkin. He roasted the pumpkin, pureed it and made this pumpkin crumb cake. I … Continue reading

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Inspirational Improv

I love everything Christmas! Decorating. Buying gifts. Baking. Family. Santa. And yes, the Biblical Christmas story. We did not celebrate Advent when I was a child. My first exposure came when I was an adult and they started to light … Continue reading

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Making Peace with the Moon

My first quilt of 2018 was a challenge quilt due in March. The challenge was to make a Christmas wall quilt which included a piece of white frosted fabric, and a button. When I came across the Peace Moon pattern … Continue reading

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Hometown: Love, Saskatchewan

Think of your home town. How would you describe it? Better still, how would you depict it on a Postcard of Fibre Art (PFA)? I belong to a PFA group on FB that threw out a Hometown Challenge. The challenge … Continue reading

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Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall

Where did it go? Seems like my summer holiday from blogging extended well into fall. I did very little quilting this summer. Instead, I was busy converting a neglected rec room/bedroom/bathroom into a quilting studio. The goal was to paint … Continue reading

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K.I.S.S. Quilting

We have all heard about the K.I.S.S. principle. It’s what I decided to do with a kit I had purchased called Easy Summer Fun by Viv Smith of Willow Brook Quilts. Easy Summer Fun was already a simple beginner quilt. … Continue reading

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