Monthly Archives: January 2011

Tumbling stars–another hand pieced project

This is what I’ve been playing with during breaks from quilting the brown stars.    It’s my version of Reiko Washizawa’s Tumbling Stars from her book Classic Quilts Contemporary Style.  Some of the color choices in her book are quite different … Continue reading

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Hand quilting brown stars

I have divided this hand quilting task into three phases.  Phase 1 is complete and the quilt is off the frame.  Let me explain my process for this project. I really like using my large quilt frame instead of hoops … Continue reading

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More tidbits from the Ricky Tims seminar

Before details of the Ricky Tims seminar start to get misfiled in my aging brain, I want to document a few items from my notes. From Ricky–our number one homework assignment was to put away our standard ironing boards and … Continue reading

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More quilt history–2004

This was not a good year in my life.  My dad had been diagnosed with cancer in July of 2003.  It was a late diagnosis and much of the time during his treatments, he felt awful.  For those of us … Continue reading

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First quilts continued–2003

As I slow poke hand quilt my brown stars (quite a wait till new photos), I’ll continue with my quest to document my personal quilt history–mostly for my own records. When I made the chemo quilt for Ava in 2002, … Continue reading

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2.5 days with Ricky, Alex and Libby

I have just spent 2.5 of the most incredible days I can remember–at the Ricky Tims Super Quilt Seminar.  I was unfamiliar with his quilting career and his work but the woman in my guild who organized our group discount … Continue reading

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Ricky Tims Super Quilt Seminar

Ricky Tims will be in Jacksonville for a 2.5 day seminar starting tomorrow afternoon.  I’m not sure what to expect as I have never been to anything like this but I’m pretty sure I will come away with LOTS of … Continue reading

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