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Three out of Five Quilted and Trimmed

I’m hoping to finish the quilting part of my Foggy River by the end of this week. Here is a detail, and a progress shot. I wish you could see how it sparkles. My little iPad can’t quite capture the beauty of that.

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Pine and Mint Throw Pillow Spoonflower Challenge

I’ve entered this design in the Pine and Mint Throw Pillow Spoonflower Challenge. If you follow this link, there are A LOT of pillows to vote for. All of them are delightful. But if you tap a vote on mine, it will help me build my little fabric design business. I’d really appreciate your support. […]

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In the Home Stretch!

After getting the advice from the FRQ ladies, I launched into the home stretch for Foggy River today. I’ve finished quilting two of the five panels. I’m using silver thread that breaks frequently, even though I’m using a Top Stitch needle, adjusted the tension so the top is looser, and sewing VERY slowly. I don’t […]

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Monthly FRQs and Bargello Jumble

I met with the most incredible collection of creative women I’ve ever known yesterday. The Free Range Quilters (FRQs) meet once a month. They are a source of fabric art expertise I am very grateful to have. I laid out Foggy River for them and asked about the border idea. They all agreed “No Border.” […]

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Partly Pinned and Ready to Quilt

I have two of the 5 panels pinned and ready to quilt, but I’m short on backing material. I’ll wait till Saturday to pick that up at Quilt Works. To get to this point, I had to tear off the stabilizing material for the embroidery work on the back, press everything flat again, measure and […]

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Moving into the Light

Finally finished the dark edges of my Foggy River grasses. Yesterday, I finished the light edge on the first panel. I’m hoping that these progressive photos and descriptions of fabric art projects will also bring light to the world, or at least those interested in my little blog, about the creative effort involved in making […]

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Bargello Digression

I’m a person who loves color. As much as I’m enjoying the Foggy River experience, I needed a break from the blues and grays. The brown grass wasn’t enough My next project is inspired by this Peruvian placemat. I liked the stepped design due to its similarity to southwestern petroglyph imagery. I immediately thought of […]

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