Beth Markel

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New Line Study

Posted on July 21, 2012 by Beth Markel

I’ve been busy working on a new line study – it’s number 11, and I’ve discovered I like very much working in a series.  It teaches me patience, looking at the same thing from different angles, exploring the different possibilities while working in the same parameters, and pushing my eye to create something new while [...]

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Quilting as you go…

Posted on July 9, 2012 by Beth Markel

This technique was explained to me by Katie Pasquini-Masopust at a workshop a number of years ago.  I wrote all the instructions down, but as I am mostly a visual learner, I watched what she did and have just imitated it.  If it is NOT exactly true to Katie, I mean no disrespect whatsoever.  This [...]

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Celebrate your independence…

Posted on July 2, 2012 by Beth Markel

From patterns, measurements, “perfect” piecing, and most importantly, expectations…your own AND anybody else’s.  One of my earliest quilts was a 9-patch crib quilt (raise your hand if that’s where you started, too!), and I chose green and white as the primary colors, then threw in a couple of “zingers” that were hot pink – along [...]

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