Author Archives: Angie

A fun, fun ornament

I am in full Christmas mood. I know, I know… it’s still September… and I just can’t help myself. 🙂

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More panel fabric

Trying to decide what to do with more panel fabric. Enter this beautiful wine-themed fabric… yards and yards of it. What was I thinking?

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The woes of an independent designer

It’s been a hard year. At times scary. Challenging, frustrating, even annoying. And also exciting, invigorating, inspiring… happy.

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A panel quilt

A gazillion years ago I purchased a whole bunch of fabric panels on a super sale. Fast forward to today… and I still haven’t done anything with any of those panels.

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Polka Dot Quilt

This has been a busy, busy year so far. And I haven’t been able to do as much sewing as I would have liked to. Which is about to change, as I begin to concentrate on making Christmas gifts.

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Another project finished: Sister’s Choice

My second oldest UFO. Finally finished this year. This quilt was thought up about 15 years ago, and initially was supposed to be a gift.

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Hey Birdie!

What to do when there is no space available any more for wall hanging, and you’re wanting to work on a small quilt? I recently noted I haven’t ever made quilted cushions, so that’s were my focus for small projects has turned now.

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Colorful crochet

Quilting might be my first passion, but I also love to crochet and knit. It’s a relaxing evening activity while watching the news or enjoying a movie.

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A ton of online classes!

I grew up and continue to live in Ecuador, a country rich in handicrafts, from weaving to wood carvings to ceramics, and just about anything and everything you could imagine in between. Except for quilting. My knowledge of quilts was reduced to photos from magazines and glimpses provided sometimes in movies. Not enough information to […]

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My Dream House

It’s back! The CD version of this collection, published initially by The Electric Quilt Company, was discontinued a couple of years ago. As I keep receiving requests for it, I finally got around to putting a  downloadable version together, which is now available through our online shop!

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Be Kind

Every January we offer a couple of member-only and one free block-of-the-month project. And a free Christmas BOM starting in July. We post the dates in which blocks are published on each BOM page, and send out a newsletter with reminders. In December we actually send out 3 reminders for visitors to download the blocks […]

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Experimenting with natural dyes

Something else I did do throughout June was experiment with a little fabric dyeing, using natural products.

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A few little lizards

Once again, time has slipped away from me and I’ve fallen behind in my blogging. Ooops! All I can say in my defense is that this time of year is particularly intense for me, with all the patterns we offer as part of our traditional Christmas in July series.

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  • Angie Padilla

    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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