My Challenge Project!

As you know Karen Azevedo is doing a traditional boutis for our challenge and I am doing the same chosen pattern on a vintage linen but I'm doing it free motion quilting.  I love to do wholecloth miniatures so thought this was the perfect opportunity to do another one. I chose a beautiful drawn-thread work linen and traced the pattern.  I added a center medallion in the middle (this is also from the book).  I added a couple small borders in the little areas around the edge. This piece measures 11" in the middle and the small borders are 1/2"...

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Our Boutis Challenge!

I featured my good friend Karen Azevedo this past August and showed her just completed boutis quilt.  Seems there has been a lot of interest lately about this type of work.  I have several boutis books and love them because of the incredible paper patterns that I trace on vintage linens and free motion quilt.   Karen does the traditional boutis by hand. Karen came up with the idea to do a challenge...we agree on a pattern, give ourselves a deadline, and we each do our piece as we wish.  She will do hers in  the corded whitework method of boutis...

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Featuring Karen Azevedo!!!

Karen Azevedo and I have been good friends for many, many years and I have always been in awe of her incredible talent.  She does amazing quilting and  handwork and  was also one of the featured quilters at my 2016 special exhibit in Houston. One of her passions is  Provencal Boutis.  I am the lucky recipient of a few small gifted pieces of her work but I just HAD to show you the beautiful large piece she just finished yesterday.  There are simply no words... I'll share Karen's brief story and photos below. FABULOUS job Karen!!!!   Hugs, Cindy :) "I...

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Introducing "Lexies"!!!!!

When I was in Houston in 2016 my special exhibit was right across the aisle from the beautiful Millefiori exhibit with all the beautiful English paper pieced quilts inspired by Willyne Hammerstein and I became fascinated with  English paper piecing.  I did a few pieces out of fancy silks but then I began to wonder how these would look using linen parts. American Quilter magazine approached me in February about doing an article for their upcoming September issue and they wondered if I had anything new I could write about???  I told them about my new venture with Lexies (Linen...

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Featuring Jan Fozard!

I received a beautiful Show and Tell from Jan Fozard the other day and I was blown away by her amazing work on this incredible linen.  She agreed to allow me to share her work with all of you.  Thank you Jan and congratulations on an OVER THE TOP piece!    Cindy                                                       *** The quilt was worked on a HQ Infinity Long-arm machine.  It was 100 % hand guided with rulers used for...

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