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Taking time

A few stitches on the first ‘Time and Space’ quilt: I found that very fine crochet cotton (the long yellow stitches you can see here) is perfect for basting. This area will be quilted in squares eventually, so there will … Continue reading

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Time and Space

So with all the dyeing, rinsing, washing, rinsing, drying, ironing, cutting, sorting, folding, packaging, and mailing I’ve been doing recently, I have been not-stitching. At first this was a source of irritation and frustration, because stitching is what I do, … Continue reading

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on the starting blocks

Progress on the olympian patchwork event is surprising even me. You’ll remember that this is one of my strategies for reducing the scraps pile: 8″ square blocks, English paper piecing. I thought I’d made about 15, and when I counted … Continue reading

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A Winter Moon

I think that’s what I’m calling this quilted landscape piece. In between the lines on the landscape beneath, I’m working a little on the moon up above: This is a circle (about 15″ or so in diameter) I pieced a … Continue reading

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Some stars

There are seven stars on this quilt. No reason for choosing seven; it just seemed like the right kind of number. Each star is cut from hand-dyed silk, and stitched to the quilt with needle-turned applique. I like to see … Continue reading

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Three patchwork moons

One blue moon: One tiny patchwork moon: And one golden moon: Waiting to be united with their respective cloths.

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Pausing between

It’s good to leave a little space between one large quilt and another, I find. That breathing space gives both me and the cloth a little time to collect ourselves before we move forward again. This weekend I’m stopping to … Continue reading

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On searching

When I began this series, I was thinking of each work as an isolated moment in the search for peace. Since then, I find that my view of peace – and the series – has changed, and I’m still not … Continue reading

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Never say never

Just before we get back to circle samples, I wanted to say a little about fabrics that fail to speak to you immediately. I’m sure you know the kind: those little scraps of glitzy/novelty/cheesy fabrics that come in a mixed … Continue reading

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