Monthly Archives: August 2011

Habitat progress (8-29-11)

I’ve made progress on the general form for the challenge. Before I fix all the parts down I am going to let this sit for a couple days and return with fresh eyes. I’ve been using a small step ladder … Continue reading

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Sesame Street

My youngest son, Sean wanted to make Sesame street character blocks.  Over the years, we did a couple together.  The blocks sat in the stray pile for months and months.  Finally, we had good reason to make a couple more … Continue reading

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Back to School Night

Nothing says “fall is in the air” like back to school night.  You know the drill . . . Parents scurrying through the halls trying to read the tiny printed maps.  Squeezing in and out of desk-chairs 8 times in … Continue reading

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Habitat Progress (8-22-11)

Time for a progress update.  I have cut out all my fabric and shapes.  At this point, nothing is fused to the fabric.  The black background it more to keep all the parts in one place versus the final back-drop. … Continue reading

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Habitat Challenge – Weekend Progress (8-20 & 8-21)

This weekend I spent much of my days preparing the Habitat fabric.   Step One:  Adhere fusible web to the back of fabric.  I like to cut my web just a little smaller than the fabric.  By doing this, you don’t … Continue reading

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Habitat Challege – Progress 8-20-11

Success!  Inspiration has finally hit!  I found these picture of the Wynn, Las Vegas. Their mosaic tile floors were worth a couple pictures.           Remember to take your camera every where you go.  You never know … Continue reading

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Mini Practice Quilt

Here is another Mini Practice quilt.  The size is no more than 8-12 inches.   How to get this look: Take a scrap piece of fabric.  Cut backing & batting slightly bigger than your front fabric.  Next, take tiny small cut … Continue reading

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Habitat Challenge for Modern Quilt Guild

YIKES!!!  A new challenge to work on.  Last Thursday I received the following 6 fabrics of Habitat by Jay McCarroll.  The challenge for Modern Quilt Guild is that we need to turn them into any size quilt by the November 2011 meeting.  … Continue reading

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Batik Star

Here is another olde but goodie.  This Batik Star is no bigger than 6 x 6 inches.  But, what it lacks in size, it makes up by packing a big graphic punch.     How to get this look: Take … Continue reading

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Marimekko – Mini-Unikot

What’s in a name?  Evidently a lot more than I knew one week ago.  Marimekko How modern.  Such Bold Colors.  Very Fresh! Where could this bit of heaven come from?  Finland, of course. This is 100% cotton.  The weave is … Continue reading

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