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Category Archive for 'Quilts'

One Fish, Two Fish

In 2005, I took my very first class on machine quilting. Elizabeth Spannring was a very good  teacher, no wonder I got hooked to this type of quilting in an instant. The small test-run sampler was done in no time, but the actual quilt dissapeared in my box of UFO’s. Finally, 4 years later, I […]

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Deadlines, deadlines, they sneak up so fast, tomorrow is another one: at CQA, – for a Small Quilts show in April at Up Front in Issaquah. Well, I’ll see if this quilt is going to make the move, it still has to run thru the jury process. I love the layers and circles, which look just as I imagine molecules of fragrances. […]

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Flor de la Mar

A part of this quilt is shown at the blog header. For a full size picture please see http://www.mqinnovations.com/QSWinner%203.htm#creativity After travels to Lisbon/Portugal, I got fascinated by the early navigators. Many of these ships never returned. The Flor de la Mar was on it’s way home, full with treasures and slave girls, taken from Malacca (today’s Malaysia). It […]

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Floral Tropicana

In mid 2007, Maggie Ball asked for quilters who want to make a quilt for her new book “Bargello Quilts with a Twist” (Krause Publications, 6/08). The beauty of making quilts from Maggie Ball’s books is, she cuts down complicated parts into a fairly simple to make quilt, even for a beginner. Once I understood the system of cutting, strip piecing and […]

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