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It has been awhile!

Hi World,

Well it has been awhile since I posted! I have been busy. I have worked on the quilt that never ends. Someday I know I will finish it! I want it done because I have a bunch of projects that I want to work on! I just heard in the last couple days about a quilter named Karlee Porter (www.karleeporter.com)! She invented a type of quilting called Graffiti Quilting. I have her book on order it arrives in 2 days I am so excited about it!!! Please check out her website her work is amazing.

I also got the borders on the apple core quilt!! I have decided that will be dedicated to a specific purpose, stay tuned to find out what! It will be a bit before it can go forward because it is going to have Graffiti Quilting on it and I need to practice first!

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I also have worked on my split tumbler quilt. 2 days ago I finished a commission project for a friend! That took 3 or 4 days to get that done and since it took the B780 with embroidery module I was unable to work on the quilt that never ends.

Well enough for now off to bed I go!

Happy creating!

Gene

Posted on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
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3 Days out of the studio is too long!

Hello World,

Last week was a crazy week. A very good friend of mine died on May 7th unexpectedly. Her memorial service was Thursday May 19th in Fairbanks. Mike an I did a day trip to Fairbanks. Yes you heard me right we did a 370 mile trip one way in a day. Left Anchorage at 6 am on Thursday and arrived back home at 3:30 am on Friday.

Then I hosted Saturday Sampler at the shop on Friday night and Saturday Morning. So I have been a little tired. I wanted to come up to the studio last night but was too tired. So I have played in 2 sessions today in the studio!

I now realize my therapist I saw in Oregon was right. Creating is not an option for me. For me to stay healthy and happy I have to create. I need creating just like I need air, food, and water!

It has felt great to be back in the studio today. I am finding myself much more protective about my studio time. I do not do it to hurt or bother anyone I am doing it because that is what I need to do for me!

I am working on:

  1. The quilt that never ends
  2. The apple core wall hanging
  3. The split tumbler quilt

Happy creating

Gene

Posted on Sunday, May 22nd, 2016
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What’s going on in the studio?

Hello World,

Lets see. I am still working on the quilt that never ends. I have the center to my apple core wall hanging done. And I am ready to put borders on my split tumbler block quilt.

I also am having this urge to cut out more quilts with my Accuquilt GO! Big cutter. I have told myself no, I need to finish the 2 I have started.

Since April 24th I have managed to spend at least an hour everyday in the studio!!!

Happy creating

Gene

Posted on Thursday, May 12th, 2016
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My current big project

In the June of 2015 I started a quilt that I have aptly named the quilt that never ends. It is a double wedding ring quilt done completely on the embroidery module. When the block comes off the module it is pieced, appliquéd, sandwiched, and quilted. All I have to do is join the blocks together and bind it.

The quilt is from hoopsisters.com. I decided to make a few changes to it and to make it to fit our king size bed. It will be 108″ square when complete. There are 144 main blocks, 48 border blocks, and 4 corner blocks. Each main block takes about 70 minutes to stitch including color changes and adding fabric.

I am currently about 3/4 of the way through part 3. I am enjoying it, however it is not the fastest project

I have had multiple people make me promise to put it in the fair even though I don’t want to. The reasoning given is it is so pretty everyone should see it.

below is a picture of it I will add a gallery section in the next couple of days.

1/4 of quilt with original border.

1/4 of quilt with original border.

 

Happy creating

Gene

Posted on Sunday, May 8th, 2016
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