Monthly Archives: April 2011

New project

Except for four little corner pieces, my tumbling stars top is together.  Photo later as I have the vintage stars on my design wall now which I can’t work on since I’m waiting on a couple of additional joiner fabrics … Continue reading

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I want to thank everyone for their comments and suggestions for moving forward with the vintage stars.  I’m playing with some ideas and will be sharing soon.  Meanwhile, look at all the quilts I finished this weekend 🙂 My sister … Continue reading

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A wonderful gift of vintage stars

Are you wowed by vintage quilts?  If so, as you read this please be thinking of suggestions as to how I should proceed with this wonderful gift of vintage stars.  Here’s the story. The blogging world never ceases to surprise … Continue reading

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More dye experiments

Deb introduced me to shibori dyeing.  One of the techniques is folding and dipping.  I am not unhappy with my first attempt. However, I started these experiments because I thought a snow dyed mandala would look great as a backing … Continue reading

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D4P charity quilt finished

My 2011 Disappearing 4-Patch charity quilt (# 3) is completed.  Ali had a question about block size in a previous post.  I started with 5.5 inch squares to make the 4-patch.  Then one inch was cut on both sides of … Continue reading

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Tumbling stars–column 5 and 6 joined

Two more columns joined.  You can see I’m working on column 7–where the large white hole is!  But look how close to the end that is.  Only one whole and one half column after that.  Of course then I have … Continue reading

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Ohm moments

It is so nice to have projects in various stages of completion.  I have dug my brown stars out of the pile and spent several evenings on the hand quilting.  Since it is already sewn together, there is very little … Continue reading

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