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From Cool to Warm

Leaving the cool Foggy River on my design wall just to enjoy, I’m already working on a piece I’ll call “Bargello Jumble!” It’s inspired by the Peruvian place mat below. For those unfamiliar with the term “Bargello,” it’s a quilting technique I haven’t used before. It involves sewing strips together, cutting them perpendicularly, shifting them […]

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Foggy River Complete

Finished cutting, pressing and fusing the binding on the back. I woke up with this poem in my head this morning. Now I just have to put it to music. Hmmmmm Foggy River By Sharon Eastvold, 3.10.2020 On the edge of a foggy river, Can’t quite see the other side. Thinking about mortality And crossing […]

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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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