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Mosaic art quilts diagonal piecing

I like working with fabric pieces which are not square.  I like piecing three fabrics together into a wonky block, making lots of those and creating a wall art quilt.  These approaches to mosaic art quilts are the most unstructured and challenging from both a design and a piecing standpoint.  But even me…..the wonky, non-straight
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Mosaic art quilts pieced on your design wall

The absolute most fun, with no rules and no size restrictions on fabric pieces is to design a quilt on your wall.  You start by collecting a bunch of smallish pieces of fabric in the colors you want and then just plop them on the flannel wall, organizing and reorganizing to get the colors sorted
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Quilt Stitching to enhance Mosaic Art Quilts

This blog is about some different approaches to quilting a mosaic quilt.  One of my favorite free motion designs is a random repeating and overlapping square pattern.  I hesitate to use the word “pattern” as that denotes something quite specific in the quilt world, something often repetitive and strictly drawn.  My quilting approaches are neither.
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Mosaic Quilt Piecing Options

MOSAIC art quilts could also be called “stash buster” art quilts because you get to use small pieces of fabrics from your entire stash!  More fun though is that mosaic art quilts give you a chance to play with colors in a very intimate way.  Some of my earliest art quilts were mosaic quilts.  In
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Beach and Dunes Art Quilt

This past week I made a new Ocean/Beach with Dunes art quilts, trying some new colors for the ocean and creating more artistic dunes.  I’m very happy with the final quilts and want to share my new ideas.  My Ocean/Beach scene quilts have always been popular but because they are less colorful, I tend to
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The challenge of custom quilt orders

I’ve been making and selling art quilts for almost 4 years.  In the beginning I was very hesitant to make custom quilts, primarily because I didn’t have confidence in my abilities.  After a significant number of sales my confidence grew and I began to offer custom quilts.   However, my custom quilts come with a
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Matching an Art Quilt to Room Colors

As with any piece of art you want it to compliment or coordinate with the colors of your room, furniture, other art, etc.  Even though I use a good quality camera for my photos, it may be difficult to tell if a particular color is going to work in your decor.   I recommend that
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Using THREEs in geometric designs

As anyone can see from my websites, I like to make a wide variety of contemporary art quilts.  I like geometrics, mosaics, curved abstract piecing, landscapes, circle designs, stars, suns, and have begun to dabble in poppies.  Making art quilts with curved piecing is more challenging so often after a few quilts with lots of
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Prepping for Arts Festival Season

I am one month away from the start of my handful of arts festivals.  Last week I decided it was time to get an updated booth photo.  After watching the March WINDY weather for weeks on end I finally saw a day, last Saturday, when winds appeared to be below 10mph and the sun was
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