Author Archives: erussek

Finding Color Inspiration

Have you ever had trouble finding color inspiration? I have to admit, sometimes I do. I have my usual ways of playing with color but lately I’ve wanted to try something different. During the summer months I spend as much … Continue reading

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Glamping Anyone?

Lately I have been totally smitten with Terri Vanden Bosch’s adorable little campers (Quiltmaker July/August ’17, Sept/Oct ’17). Someday I hope to have a “real” mini camper to go adventuring in, but for now I thought I would make my … Continue reading

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Quilted placemat: Punkin’ Time

When I saw Bonnie Hunter’s Punkin’ Patch (Quiltmaker September/October ’17) I knew I had finally found a place for my collection of yummy orange scraps. I love to decorate around the house with small quilt projects. We have been having … Continue reading

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Perfect Applique Stems

I love applique. I especially love floral applique so needless to say, I make A LOT of stems. I used to be intimidated by stems but I’ve figured out a couple of ways to make them practically foolproof. The first … Continue reading

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Feathered Star Love

Whenever someone asks me what my favorite quilt block is I always say Feathered Star. I have loved these blocks since I began quilting almost 30 years ago. But, true confession, I was too chicken to try one for a … Continue reading

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Dresden Plates…the Perfect Take-Along Project!

This time of year I am on the lookout for projects I can take with me when I travel. In the last few years I have become positively addicted to Dresden Plates! I love applique but sometimes I don’t have … Continue reading

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