Zenflower Mandala Level 1 - Now Available

I am happy to announce that my first on-line class, Zenflower Mandala - Level 1, is open for registration, and it's FREE! Yes, totally free. I am finishing up the final details and hope to have the entire class up and running by April 1, 2018. But you can sign up now.…/zenflower-mandala-level-1 In Zenflower Mandala - Level 1, I make it so easy and stress free for you to create a mandala, with only some basic supplies you probably already have. This is a full on-line course where I take you step by step in real time through drawing and outlining the mandala, creating the patterns and showing you which colors to use. It's like creating your own coloring page, and coloring it in. I know most of you already enjoy that! So SHARE this post, SHARE the link, and SIGN UP! You have absolutely nothing to lose.…/zenflower-mandala-level-1 As a bonus (WHAT? A BONUS TOO??) if you sign up for Zenflower Mandala Level 1 (FREE) A…

Quilting, Creativity, and Letting Go of Perfection

Quilting is a precise skill.  We are taught to cut each triangle perfectly right.  If not, your points will not come together and your quilt will be lopsided.  Follow directions to the "T" is what we are taught.
There were a lot of trianges to cut for this quilt.  I cannot recall the size the triangles were supposed to be, but I read that it was best to cut long strips of fabric and then with a rotary cutter, cut the triangles from strips.  Yeah Yeah Yeah.
Not having a large enough table or even surface to cut the proper size strips, and not owning a rotary cutter, I created a triangle using the dimensions given from a paper bag.  Then I cut the triangle by pinning the paper bag pattern to the fabric and cutting one by one.  Realizing that that was going to take a lot of time, I made a few more paper bag triangle patterns, and pinned them all close together on the fabric.  That also took a long time to cut out.  Then I stacked the fabric, first two layers, then three, and d…