Category Archives: Applique

Sneak peeks

Because of all the time taken in house building this year, work in general and this blog in particular have fallen way behind. I am now scrambling to catch up!

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Some of my favorites this year

Since I really haven’t done much sewing this year, I’ve been living vicariously through my designs. Looking back over the years, I can see growth in my drawing skills. More perfection, and more ambitious designs.

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A growing Rhapsody quilt. And a “little” hand sewing.

My niece Ana Lía is on a semester break, so last weekend she came down for a visit and to finish the applique on her Rhapsody quilt.

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Split-Applique Technique

I never really was into the shabby chic look. That is, until I started following Jenny Reynolds.

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The Applique Garden

Over the weekend we launched our new website…. and now you know what has been keeping me so busy over the last year few months. This, and Jamie’s wedding, and adjusting to a new life, and volunteering, and…

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Machine Embroidery Applique

I LOVE Applique. I love to design applique, and I love to sew applique. And, until lately, pretty much everything I sewed was by hand – freezer paper applique was my favorite.

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Time Out

At a time when I probably should have been busy packing and out looking for a new home I started to feel a little overwhelmed by it all and decided to halt things a little to try and get my bearings. So for the the past week and a half  I simply shut everything out […]

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Halloween around the corner again

Over three weeks ago I started working on several Halloween projects. When I work on any one particular project involving several similar but separate elements, I usually draw and draw and draw, and then select my favorites from all those drawings.

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I’ve really been itching!

Summer is right around the corner! And I don’t know about you, but this year is really zipping by too quickly for me!

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Rotary Cutting

Although things have been rather hectic around here lately, with little time for sewing, I always manage to squeeze a few minutes in.

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Carnival Weekend

As in many other countries of the region, this is a long holiday weekend here in Ecuador, celebrating Carnival. A lot of people leave the city, particularly to go to the beach. As to myself, since I live my life doing what I most enjoy, the idea of going off on “vacation” is a strange […]

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Measure it!

I’m thinking I might just have to think my position on following a BOM project. If I say so myself, our Itching to be Stitching project this year… is turning out to be fun!

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How to make a silk thread knot

You’ve heard the saying: “A picture is worth a thousand words.” If that is true, I’m wondering how many words a video is worth? Hmmm….

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    I am a self-learner. I taught myself to sew and to quilt. And I taught myself how to draw. I am learning how to dye my own fabrics and am dabbling with mixed media. I am a quilt designer and teacher, and design and publish my own line of quilt patterns. With this blog I would like to share the bits and pieces of my life.

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