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Choosing Fabric for Applique

Published on December 15, 2016

Recently I received an email asking about how I choose and use fabric. As I composed my answer to I thought that others might benefit from my philosophy about fabric selection and color. Here is our exchange:
“Dear Jeana,
I admire your designs, skill, color and fabric selections and combinations, but mostly I enjoy your vision. Thank [...]

Bit Box Stars

Published on September 4, 2016

Most everyone that reads my journal knows that I applique and hand quilt, but not everyone knows how much I love scrap quilts. A great scrap quilt says “cozy” better than any impressive applique quilt with over-the-top quilting, and I love cozy. So when a few years ago the “star-a-day” idea reached the shores of [...]

Coverlet Continued

Published on May 9, 2015

The original English coverlet features four “vases.” There is one vase in each corner of the center square of the coverlet.
This photo is an enlargement of one of the corners. The vase and the flowers in it all look as if they were cut from fabric that had been manufactured for furnishings. Furnishings would be [...]

English Coverlet

Published on May 2, 2015

Averil Colby wrote many books about quiltmaking in the mid-20th century. In fact, she was a major authority on quiltmaking in the United Kingdom at the time.
In one of her books, Patchwork, she included a black and white photo of a coverlet that she felt was a good example of the type of quilting/applique being [...]