Category Archives: Machine quilting

“Card Holder”

I am attending a wedding on 30 June.  Lovely mature couple who don’t need a lot of wedding presents. They asked guests to give them a card which they could ponder over in their dotage.  So I got to thinking. … Continue reading

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Project bag

I seem always to be packing for a workshop from a large “requirements list” that includes staple supplies like sewing thread, knitting needles, bobbins and scissors as well as more specific resources like ribbon, organza, specialty yarns and carbon paper. … Continue reading

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Bag with crinkled tab

I will be demonstrating a (relatively ) low tech method of wrinkling up fabric at the April meeting of the Contemporary Quilters’ Group of WAQA so I made this bag to show what you can do with the outcome.  The … Continue reading

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The penultimate red piece, AnsweRED, is a variation of traditional log cabin piecing with a central question and peripheral (in more ways than one) answers.

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This and previous posts demonstrate that I need to improve my photography skills. LetteRED has a background of small torn pieces of fabric overlaid with very fine red nylon gauze held down with free motion quilting using words associated with … Continue reading

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One of the red series using a woven fabric background and a found object.

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