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Friday, April 5, 2013

Friday Favorites

 What a great week!  It has been spring break at the university.  I still have to work but the campus is quiet.  I did chose to take a couple of days off.  I had planned to work hard on finishing a quilt and starting my next print seres but found myself just puttering around the house.  I have enjoyed the quiet of being home alone.  I did make a couple of books for the young women at church.  I am going to be teaching them how to zentangle on April 24th and I thought it would be nice for them to have some books to keep their zentangles in.  I only need to make 10 more.

I have also started making some 8x8 zentangles to offer for sell the for the Gardiner Art Walk that is coming up.  I will have art quilts and prints to sell but I thought something less expensive would be good.

 Friday Favorites

 I was browsing and found this great tutorial by Terry Jarrad-Diamond.  It is from 2010 so it is older and you may have seen it before.  She explains how to think backwards to be able to piece complicated designs rather than to applique or fuse the design together.  I love her designs and I prefer piecing so I was quite pleased to read her thought process as she does her stitching.

Heather is a new art quilter I have just started following.  In this post she shows how she takes a so-so quilt and turns it into something extraordinary.  Heather is like Terry in that she is a also a piece-maker.  What an inspiration it is to me to see how she reconstructed the quilt.  I have a pile of so-so quilt tops that need this attention!

Have a creative week!


  1. Great use of our multitude of cereal boxes....my kids love making these! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  2. Love the Zentangle and I wish you massive success on the sidewalk!! I also have to agree about Heather. Holy cow, what a save!!


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