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« on: May 21, 2004 07:24:39 PM »

okay, i haven't posted any of my stuff on here before, but i finally figured out how!  so i've been making these tiny foundation-pieced quilt squares that are stretched on to stretcher bars like a little canvas.  i was calling them quilt paintings, but that might be a little misleading...  they're each 6" sq and 3/4" thick.  they're made of scraps of batiks & silks & such.  the last one has an origami flower folded in silk.  i guess they're a little insane, but i love making intense little things!


the books i learned this stuff from are: 
"202 Little Log Cabin Blocks" by linda causee &
"Fantastic Fabric Folding" by rebecca wat
i've tried selling them a little, but they didn't do as well as the larger ones i made that had the origami flowers on them...  they still make good gifts, though!


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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2004 07:37:48 PM »

THOSE ARE AWESOME!!!!! i quilt so i totally dig your blocks. ive stretched one over canvas bars too but mine was an applique. i'll show you a pic if you want.

great job. my mom is obsessed with those 101 etc paper pieces books..hehe

yay quilting!!!!!(or more like piecing..hehe) i really don't quilt just piece
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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2004 07:53:40 PM »

Those are nice.  I like making quilts but I think I'm too impatient for detailed work like that.

« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2004 08:54:30 PM »


paper piecing is way easier than it looks. you just need to get the hang of it. and not cut off the wrong parts Smiley. give it a go you'll be obsessed.
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« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2004 07:21:22 AM »

i'm hooked on the paper-piecing!  i was told that this is actually foundation piecing with paper?  i never quite figured out the differences...  but it's really easy to do tiny things with it.  the most tedious part is drawing the pattern & the sewing part goes really fast.  since you're sewing along a drawn line on tracing paper everything comes out perfect & straight.

i, on the other hand, have no patience for applique!  i'm always impressed with what people do with it.  i like stretching them because then i get to do the fun part with piecing & not the backing & finishing.


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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2004 06:11:19 AM »

Great idea to put them on little stretcher bars!  I have hundreds of free paper piecing patterns I got from the internet.  You can always use a copier to make them bigger or smaller. 

I usually make wall hangings or bed quilts with them, but never thought of individual gifts!  Love the fabrics you used.

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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2004 07:42:09 AM »

i never draw my paper piecing things out. always enlarge and photocopy or just photocopy a million copies and away i go..hehe doesn't usually cost too much and well worth the time saved.

here's the applique one i did for my mom on her birthday. was my own design and the whole thing is only 8 inches square. i used the fusible applique technique and blanket stitch.

she loved it. yay! Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2004 04:29:46 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2004 06:17:15 PM »

i love that piggy!
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2004 07:16:45 PM »

Your quilt paintings are wonderful!  Are you still hoping to sell them?  I'd love one.    Smiley
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