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The Nomadic Quilter
Quilting, Patchwork, Applique, Embroidery - Traditional and Innovative


Violets III ? In Progress
2008-09-20 22:24:00
0918081748.jpg, originally uploaded by quiltnomad. This is the third Violets block from the Quilter’s Garden , QBOM. The craftsmanship is much more fine, but after I finished stitching it — I realized that I made a large mistake. (Anybody who knows me, knows what a nightmare of stress that I’ve been under this week. If this ...
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Violets II ? In Progress
2008-09-18 23:17:00
Violets II – In Progress , originally uploaded by quiltnomad. Violets II – In Progress Hand Pieced, Hand – Appliqued Waiting for Ruched Violets to be added JoAnn Fabrics, Quilter’s Garden – QBOM (1996)
Violets I ? In Progress
2008-09-16 19:37:00
This is from the 1996 JoAnn Fabrics, QBOM – Quilter’s Garden . I had made it a personal challenge to piece this entire quilt by hand. I initially started this project pre-circa-2004. I drove a truck between 1994 and 2004. During that time, I frequently complained that I was not able to indulge ...
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Artful Applique
2008-09-09 04:46:00
Artful Applique: The Easy Way (That Patchwork Place)   This is one of my most useful books about applique.  It is a book that I have read again and again, each time absorbing more of the applique techniques.  The photos are very clear and the instructions are thorough.  I consider myself to be self-taught when it comes ...
Blazing Star
2008-09-06 05:18:00
Here is the Blazing Star block, completed.  It is hand-appliqued.  Despite what it looks like in the picture, the background is one piece of fabric.  (In the photo, the fold lines make it look like the background of this block was pieced.  Those lines are only folds to help me get all the petals aligned ...
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Hourglass I
2008-09-05 02:15:00
0904081835a.jpg, originally uploaded by quiltnomad. This is an Hourglass block from JoAnn Fabrics 2006 QBOM – Garden Impressions. This particular block is machine-pieced; the circles and tear-drops are hand-appliqued. The circles were made by using a dime as a template. I cut a square of fabric that was approximately 1-1/2″ square, then basted and gathered it around a ...
Blazing Star ? In Progress
2008-09-05 01:36:00
0904081835.jpg, originally uploaded by quiltnomad. This block is from JoAnn Fabrics 2006 QBOM – Rhythm and Blues. The background is one piece, even though the fold lines make it look like it was a pieced background. I use an amalgamation of techniques to make my applique. I have read so many different books and have applied a little ...
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Cowboy Philosophy
2008-08-15 22:18:00
If it can’t be seen from the back of a galloping horse, it’s good enough.
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Bipolar Disorder and Creativity
2008-07-31 18:51:00
The Bipolar Brain and the Creative Mind e/1675
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2008-07-15 18:35:00
“I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.” – Vincent Van Gogh – How much of van Gogh’s artistic ability and creativity was a direct result of his mental condition? Hundreds of physicians and psychiatrists have tried to define van Gogh’s medical conditions over the years. One of ...
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2007-09-16 02:17:00
I originally considered titling this entry:  “Someone Please Shoot Me Now.” However, I realized that, given my vocation — that the above headline is not entirely appropriate.  However, I have long contemplated beginning to publish a blog.  Among my self-imposed obstacles was a fear. I think I can best summarize this fear as a fear of offense, or ...
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