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Quilt Design a Day, 90 day badge

I feel so grateful toward my other QDaD participants–they have been so generous toward me and my designs.  When I started Quilt Design a Day, I didn’t think I would be able design each and every day.  However, setting aside 15 to 20 minutes each day to design has increased my creativity, my commitment to […]

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Santa Fe Block Design Challenge, and a Giveaway

A  friend of mine was talking about my designs at dinner a couple of weeks ago and she challenged me to take one block design and use it in several quilt designs.  I’ve really appreciated it when other designers on qdad (Quilt Design a Day) have done this.  The slide show above shows my designs for […]

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Quilt Design a Day featured on Sew Mama Sew

There are a series of interviews about Quilt Design a Day (Qdad) on the Sew Mama Sew blog: Amy Gunson of Badskirt, Anne Sullivan of Play-Crafts, Michelle Wilkie from Factotum of Arts and Stacey Day of Stacey in Stitches.  Amy is featuring her first pattern and a giveaway.  I really enjoy designing for Qdad, it is daily practice for my creative ‘muscle’ and a wonderful, supportive community. When I first started […]

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Designing Starlight on Water with EQ7 Serendipity, part 1

Designing Starlight on Water started with a Design Seeds photo and palette on July 12. I immediately thought that the white boat was a striking part of the photo, and I knew that it should play a role in the quilt design.  I also thought that the ripples in the water added a subtle texture […]