Today I viewed a small art quilt show. Many of the quilts were quite beautiful. Still, it took my friend and I less than half an hour to view everything, on two floors. We spent no more than a few minutes contemplating each one, lingering longest on the ones we liked most, less on …
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I finally finished and hung tapestry #2 in my “4 Elements” series: Water.
This one wasn’t nearly the joy to make that the first one, “Earth,” was. In fact it was so fraught with anxiety, errors, and frustrations, it inspired today’s Mimi & Eunice cartoon:
I’m glad it’s done now. Here’s some of the insanity that …
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I finally started the second in my series of “4 Elements” quilted tapestries: Water. Here’s the design:
Now, I’ve been avoiding proper pattern-making. I just print the thing out on multiple sheets of 11×17 paper, which I tape together and trace onto more taped-together sheets of freezer paper. Then I cut those out with a …
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Here’s a very small mini-quilt I made to inaugurate my new, larger, smooth-like-buttah sewing machine.
It’s only 9 x 12″. Unlike the digital vector art I’m used to doing, the smaller the quilt, the less time it takes. It only took one day from start to finish.
Here’s the same thing about 9 hours earlier:
Granted, it …
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