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  I enjoy looking for quilting inspiration everywhere–from museums and my children’s artwork, to magazines and the natural world.  I have been cleaning up my blog and found a draft post with this photo–wouldn’t it make a great quilting design? Where is your favorite place to find quilting inspiration?    

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Mermaid Improv Quilt with spiral quilting

Tada! After 3.5 years, the Mendocino Mermaid Improv Quilt is finished! I originally made this quilt top in 2012, as part of a Dresden ruler challenge. There is even a tutorial for this improv piecing, which is made using dresden rulers. I know some people have a hard time with improv piecing–this is controlled improv piecing, […]

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I really enjoy improv piecing, especially after working on more traditional paper-piecing. I made this quilt while I was working on Vintage Quilt Revival. Sometimes the technical pattern writing or precision required in paper piecing was too much for my brain, so I would work on a section here or there. I also used this […]

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Image from Vintage Quilt Revival First, Happy New Year!! Second, thank you so much for all of the enthusiasm for this book–the kind words, Instagram photos, Amazon reviews, etc. have been more than I ever could have hoped for. Thank you for the Vintage Quilt Revival  love! Third, this is my Times Square Quilt, based on […]

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