Here’s an Idea

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Bird and Ladybug by Laura Wasilowski

I often wonder what people do with my patterns after they purchase them. Recently, I saw a version of the Bird and Lady Bug pattern as an auction piece at the Dallas Quilt Show. Hope it made big money for a good cause!

lorraynespillowAnd then there is this pillow by Lorrayne. She has placed the Going Home pattern design on a pillow topper. She also stitched the edges of the fabric elements by machine. That way she can wash the pillow without worrying about frayed fabric edges. Thanks for sharing your work with us Lorrayne!

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A Jolly Place to Live

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There’s Always One by Annie

It’s always a thrill to see finished art work created by one of my students. This fun little village was made by Annie who attended my class at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. Can you guess why her delightful quilt is called “There’s Always One”?

annieshousebSee the fish swimming counter to the others? That’s Annie. She’s always thinking outside of the box and that is why her art work is so fun. Thanks for sharing your work with us Annie!

Zen and the Art of Quilting

marymzenAt the end of each class I teach my students are reminded to send me photos of their completed projects. And here is a beautiful example by Mary. Mary attended my Zen Doodle Quilts class at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts near Cedarburg WI recently. Her hand embroidery is lovely and she really did a great job of adding machine quilting to finish it up. Thanks for sharing your work Mary!

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Autumn at Last!

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Windswept (18″ x 22″) by Ro Morrissey

Our autumn color is finally here! Maybe the delay in arrival was due to the hot summer or Mother Nature’s paint brush being lost in the mail. To celebrate Fall’s arrival, I bring you a lovely quilt called Windswept by Ro. Ro used my hand dyed fabrics. and her wonderful sense of color to create this autumn image.

You can see more of her enticing landscape work here: Cape Cod Fabric Art.

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Blue Rake by Laura Wasilowski

And to sweep up all those falling leaves, a Blue Rake by me. This is a favorite time of year for many of us. We are so lucky to live an area with changing seasons.

Crazy Patch of Wool

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wool block by Donna

My new best friend, Donna, is making a set of quilt blocks from wool. She’s sewn odd shapes of wool together onto muslin in a crazy patchwork style. Each block is then enhanced with embroidery stitches decorating the seam lines. (Note the beautiful size 8 thread from her supplier, Artfabrik.)

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wool block by Donna

And here’s a twist. Donna leaves the labels on the swatches of wool fabric. This is a portable project and a great way to reuse an old wool jacket or skirt to make something warm and cozy. Thanks for sharing your work with us Donna!