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Monday Sew – Help I need to sew!

Help I need to sell! Are there days when you feel like the world is just coming in on you. And there’s nothing you can do right. You try your best but it seems like everything just fails. In those moments I always revert back to my go to. Sewing is where I go when life is just not going my way. When I need a little break from everything. As you can see in the above slide show I love fabric, I love color, I love the textures of fabric, I love the feel of fabric. Fabric makes me…

Monday Sew – Balance

What is balance? For me balance provides stability and structure to my designs. It’s though weight distribution in the design by the placement of my element. When I talk about my elements that could mean the placement of the blocks the arrangement of the blocks the arrangement of the borders the existence of the porters and even the placement of color. An example of balance can be achieved by simply placing a large element on one side with a design of small elements on the other side. Here is a picture of balance in one of my creations. You dear…

Friday Fun – Power of Design

So what does the power of design mean to you. When I think back to my college years I can remember a class where we talked about the five basic principles of design. Good design and talking about good design you must start with the understanding of the basics. When are you understand the basics of design it will help you avoid designing disasters key themes in your artwork. Alignment What does alignment do or how can use it when designing a quilt top? Alignment elements allowed you as the creator to create a visual connection with other elements. Have…

Indigo Dye and Shibori Workshop with Sandra Johnson. 

Time to register! Limitd spaces! Indigo Dye and Shibori Workshop with Sandra Johnson.  Come learn the art of Shibori Come learn the art of Shibori Limited Space Pre-Register Oakland Nov 4        11:00am – 2:00pm  Eventbrite  Oakland Nov 4           2:00pm – 5:00pm Eventbrite Long Beach Nov 12  11:00am – 2:00pm Eventbrite Long Beach Nov 12  2:00pm – 5:00pm  Eventbrite Santa Ana Nov 26    11:00am – 2:00pm  Eventbrite Santa Ana Nov 26     2:00pm – 5:00pm  Eventbrite Great fun learning the art of Japanese dyeing that involves folding, twisting or bunching of cloth…

Great fun learning the art of Japanese dyeing cotton fabric

Come learn the art of Shibori Limited Space Pre-Register Oakland Nov 4        11:00am – 2:00pm  Eventbrite  Oakland Nov 4           2:00pm – 5:00pm Eventbrite Long Beach Nov 12  11:00am – 2:00pm Eventbrite Long Beach Nov 12  2:00pm – 5:00pm  Eventbrite Santa Ana Nov 26    11:00am – 2:00pm …

Indigo Workshop

Come learn the art of Shibori Limited Space Pre-Register Oakland Nov 4        11:00am – 2:00pm  Eventbrite  Oakland Nov 4           2:00pm – 5:00pm Eventbrite Long Beach Nov 12  11:00am – 2:00pm Eventbrite Long Beach Nov 12  2:00pm – 5:00pm  Eventbrite Santa Ana Nov 26    11:00am – 2:00pm …

Friday Fun ~ 1000 Great Quilt Patterns

Still working every day toward my 1000 quilt block challenge. I have made more than 26 blocks already! I have put many of them together into this partial quilt.   Read on to learn more about the individual blocks. Join in the fun, and try your own! Are you up for the 1000 Quilt Block Challenge?

Tuesday Fun – New Year 2017

It’s time to think about my goals for this up coming year. I will start sewing from this book and post the instructions for each and every block starting January 1, 2017. So for 18 months, follow me to see the 1000 quilt blocks I will create from this book! Here’s number 1…