Category Archives: Fabric

WIP’s: A Pixel Quilt

Does having the fabric cut out count as a WIP (Work In Progress)? I hope so because I don’t even have the quilt laid out yet. But, I’ve been dreaming about a pixel quilt for a long time. Here are my fabrics – 20 Kona Cottons. I can’t wait! Have a good week everyone!

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Mariyn Bauer - December 16, 2012 - 12:02 pm

I would love to make a pixel quilt but not sure where to start, so I am going to start with a picture. I will pick something out then start reading everything I can get my hands on.

kelly - August 30, 2010 - 7:14 am

oooh, i’m curious as to how this is going to look. the other day, i was scribbling with my oldest daughter, and i thought “this would make a cool looking quilt. if i did it in squares it would look pixelated.”

Measured Improv: “Up In the Air” Quilt

So, I’m still exploring what I call Measured Improv. If you’ve read some of my earlier blog entries, you will remember that this is what I termed my approach to Improvisational Piecing. I now introduce you to “Up In the Air”, my most current exploration: The inspiration for this quilt was a block created by […]

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Teresa - February 18, 2014 - 8:07 pm

Oh! I love this quilt. I just found your site and this quilt just kind of slammed me right between the eyes. It’s exactly what I would have created if I had talent. Just magnificent.

First, green is my favorite color. Next I love the unexpected pop of pomegranate and the abstract grays. I retire to contemplate it some more.

Jackie - July 14, 2013 - 10:44 am

One of my favorite quilts of all time!

Sondra - May 12, 2012 - 7:36 am

absolutely fabulous quilt…

Rhonda Ludwico - December 31, 2010 - 10:01 am

I love this quilt. It reminds me of rulers, pencils, and sketches laid out on a drafting table. I think “engineer” when I see it. And at the same time, the green on green makes it soft and inviting. I want to curl up in it. Beautiful. I can really relate to how hard it is to plan and implement something so that it all looks accidental. Great piece of art!

Sherri Lynn Wood - August 24, 2010 - 11:15 pm

Very nice! It reminds me of abstract drawing with tape.


Erica - August 12, 2010 - 6:08 am

This is so awesome! I love this!

Cheryl Arkison - August 10, 2010 - 9:39 am

It is fascinating to read about other people’s struggles with improv. I struggle with precision and planned out pieces! Your eye is incredible, regardless of the process.

yahaira - August 10, 2010 - 6:05 am

I have loved all your quilts in this series and this one is no exception. it makes me swoon

Lynne - August 9, 2010 - 10:32 pm

Unbelievably fabulous and amazing and stunning and different – I hopped over here from flickr and really have to add you into my bloglist because your things never cease to amaze me – you seem to work completely differently from the rest of us – are you an artist by training?

Amy - Amy's Creative Side - August 9, 2010 - 6:13 pm

Beautiful! I love those colors, and the composition is fantastic!!

Chancy - August 9, 2010 - 3:09 pm

I love it!

adnohr - August 9, 2010 - 1:37 pm

I think for me, improv goes against my frugal nature (scottish roots!) because if something needs to get a chunk trimmed off to make it fit I would have a hard time doing it. But I will try something like this one day, I really love the way it turned out, and the name is perfect.

britt - August 9, 2010 - 1:29 pm

I love this! Your design shows such restraint. The green tone-on-tone work is really nice… this quilt really inspires me to dig into my stash of solids!

Latifah - August 9, 2010 - 1:09 pm

Thanks for the comment! I too am a planner by nature and Improv has been very difficult for me. You should try it though – it’s been quite the experience. It’s nothing like stretching yourself in a direction quite different from the norm.

I’m glad you like it though. I’m always a little hesitant to share when I make things so different from everything that’s out there!

kylydia - August 9, 2010 - 12:54 pm

I have a lot of trouble just making wonky blocks. I know that improvisationaly piecing would be very challenging and tedious to me, too. I’m a planner, by nature.

I think this is SO fantastic, though. I love it. At first, I thought “minimalist” but I looked again and saw that it is very complex in areas. The colors you chose are just great.

Moment – Japanese Fabric Store

I just so happened to be in Torrance, CA taking care of some business this afternoon when remembered a discussion post over at the LA Modern Quilt Guild about a new Japanese fabric store on this side of town . . . I just can’t resist oogling over beautiful fabric so of course I had […]

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court dog - March 11, 2010 - 12:32 pm

I love the little felt animals, great pics. I want to go to this store now. :)

idreamofquilts - March 8, 2010 - 11:06 am

Laurel, I don’t even think they have a website but, they should definitely get it set up! Jennie, I told the sales lady when I walked through the store that I was in trouble because I couldn’t resist buying beautiful fabric. I was proud of myself for not spending a single cent. But, I definitely plan too soon! :-)

Laurel - March 7, 2010 - 10:21 pm

O my. I certainly hope they don’t do Internet sales, because I could be in trouble…

Jennie - March 7, 2010 - 8:46 pm

I would have spent waaaaay too much — I feel anxiety just looking – how beautiful!

Flora & Fauna

So, I’m realizing that there’s something about me and black in quilts. Even when I do baby quilts – they tend to have  a little black in them (or a lot). It’s not intentional. I guess that’s just what I’m drawn to. Especially when it is paired with bright rich contrasting colors. Ooooh!  So, I […]

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idreamofquilts - December 6, 2009 - 6:50 pm

Hello Erin, I don’t think I’ve seen the Botany line yet. I’ll have to look it up! What I like so much about Flora & Fauna is that it is so bright and engaging. I LOVE bright and engaging.

idreamofquilts - December 6, 2009 - 6:48 pm

Ha ha! See, I don’t look at fabric around my boyfriend – let alone respond with joy. ;-) I also go fabric shopping alone. ;-) And sometimes have to sneak the fabric in the house. So, I completely understand!

Leslie - December 6, 2009 - 11:47 am

this flora and fauna is amazing. i gasped, and then giggled. my husband was sitting nearby and saw what i was looking at and shook his head, then told me not to buy anymore fabric. but i can not help it.

Erin D. - December 6, 2009 - 9:21 am

I adore these – reminds me of the new Botany line from… um… that mother/daughter team whose names escape me at the moment. :D

idreamofquilts - December 3, 2009 - 6:05 pm

That’s awesome Kris! Thanks so much for letting me know. Oh, and I love the Jungle Quilt on your blog!

Kris - December 3, 2009 - 5:59 pm

I’m excited about that line too! I think Hawthorne Fabrics already has it in if you want to buy some and they have great prices!

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