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Frederick Nunley
Creative nearly all the time.
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Improvisation on Shoeman's Puzzle Quilt finish
Shoeman's Puzzle improv quilt 88 x 90 inches hand quilted  June of 2015 DC Modern Quilt Guild hosted Denyse Schmidt for a quilting improvisation workshop in which I was fortunate to enroll and wrote about last year. (follow this link to read that report)  S...

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Appliqué Quilt finish
Applique Quilt finish 46 x 59 inches all cotton. This is the next new thing, appliqué pieces on top of an improvisational patchwork quilt top. I was inspired by several quilts and people to try this. Applique is hand sewing technique which has been used for...

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Fan Improvisation on a rainbow. Quilt finish
This is the completed Improv Fan Quilt which has been a long time coming. I began with a request from Jessie Aller for some improv blocks for a DC Modern Quilt Guild charity project she was putting together in 2014  for a member named Angela. It was simple ...

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Finished Floating Squares Quilt
Floating Squares quilt finish, 54 x 41 inches  Big stitch quilted in squares and embroidery label.  Detail of the quilting using the shapes on the top to dictate what size and shape the squared linear quilting pattern took was fun but very time consuming as...

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Patchwork Improv "Floating Squares"
First project in the Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters is a challenge to set aside the usual modern quilter's tools and get back to a more intuitive use of scissors and build from a two sets of pre-cut squares. The assembly begins with a third color as th...

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Orange Raspberry Quilt finish
Orange Raspberry quilt finish 29' x 57'  This was a small quilt project I made as a gift. It's for a friend from my college Printmaking classes at Pratt Institute who has a new home of her own she acquired last summer. It is her first home which Keith and I...

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add a border block quilt label update
In the previous article about the Add-A-Border block I used to improvise a nine patch quilt top I neglected to show the back and the label I embroidered for it in my post. Trying to update the post by adding more photos and text wasn't working this morning....

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Add a Border block quilt finished
A few years ago I joined an Internet group of quilters who swap small blocks and add borders to each then send them off to others to add more rounds until a 6 inch block becomes 24 inches then it is given to the first to lay claim to the block. A nice fello...

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Colonial Williamsburg Holiday
For the first time we made it down to Colonial Williamsburg for a few days of touring and shopping the week before Christmas. The high points were seeing the fire pots over the Fife and Drum Corps then caroling on the courthouse steps and the walks to admir...

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Renwick returns with Wonder
One of my favorite museums of American art has been the Smithsonian's Renwick across from the White House.  This past Dec. 5th my Modern Quilt Guild group took a field trip there for the reopening after two years closed for renovations. They returned with a...
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