Month: September 2021

Whimsy Squared

My sister and I like to attend craft fairs. Especially ones with pottery, wood working and painting. These artisans are incredible in what they can imagine and turn into reality with their hands. They are true crafts people who know and love their art. There are quilters like this, who imagine something wonderful and then […]

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Dragonfly Whimsy

Dragonflies are such graceful, iridescent creatures.  I love seeing them dart around my flower garden and dance above a pond. My grandmother used to say they could sew your eyes shut. I never believed that. Instead, I thought they were made by the fairies. Apparently, I am not the only person fascinated by them. Images […]

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Shining Star Runner Kits in Stock!

It is officially three months until Christmas. If you haven’t started your holiday projects, it is time to get in gear! We now have kits for our best selling holiday pattern – Shining Star Runner! The kits come in two colorways – red and blue so please specify when ordering! Shining Star is a foundation […]

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Morpho

Pretty quilt right? But what is with the name Morpho? Good question. Morpho is not a plug for the Matrix or a nod to the god of sleep. That is Morpheus. Morpho means “changed” and in this case refers to butterflies. It could relate to the change butterflies undergo during their lifetime from generally ugly […]

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Vibrant Violets

Do any of you have violets (viola) in your yard? They were abundant in my yard, when I lived in Ohio. Some would even have called them weeds because they sprang up everywhere. As many of you know, the difference between a weed and a flower is in the eye of the gardener. I thought […]

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Venetian Rose

How closely do you look at the blocks when you pick a quilt? Most of us look at the overall design first, then look at the details. The details include the colors, the technique, and maybe the block construction. For quick quilts, we gravitate toward large, simple or repetitive blocks. But sometimes these criteria for […]

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Take a Break

Many of my designs have a traditional feel. I decided to take a break and try something new. I don’t usually dabble with quilts that have a more modern feel. But to grow, one has to experiment. When I saw Hoffman’s Cookies and Cream (Hoffman Fabrics Fall 2021 Project Catalog by Hoffman California Fabrics – […]

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Sun King

Lately, my designs have a distinctive circular trend – compasses, wheels, suns, Dresdens, New York beauties, fans, and similar motifs. Sun King is one of those creations. So what is the difference in these patterns?  Very good question. The simplest of the curved designs is Drunkard’s Path. Generally, Drunkard’s Paths are pieced curves – convex […]

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Kaleidoscope Meadow

To play with hexagons, it helps to understand a little of the terminology.

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Little Boy Blue

“Little Boy Blue, come blow your horn, The sheep’s in the meadow, the cow’s in the corn. Where is that boy who looks after the sheep? He’s under a haystack, fast asleep. Will you wake him? Oh no, not I, For if I do, he’ll surely cry.” My mother and grandmother loved to recite poetry […]

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