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Handmade quilts and home accessories by fiber artist Linda Nussbaum. See samples of past projects as well as pieces available for sale and inspirations for custom orders. To see what is currently available for sale, please visit my Etsy Shop.

Repeat Performance

Surrounded by Scraps

Repeat Performance

Linda Nussbaum

It's funny how efficient I can be when I set my mind to it. Over the last few weeks I've been trying to recreate on paper the steps I used to make make the wall hanging that is currently up at Cool Cottons. Oh, and I've decided to name it "Don Quixote's Dragon."

So this last week I made up a new one, and began taking detailed notes as I went. And then it fell apart. Not the sewing – the note-taking. I just got so caught up in the process! Swept away, y'all can understand, yes?

And the purpose for the note-taking was to work toward writing out instructions for this little guy. As with many things, I started making it much more complicated than it needed to be and who wants to read complicated instructions??


Especially on the units shown above. So instead I said, "Sally forth!" and forth I did sally. Until I ended up with a whole new quilt top, using some Kaffe and friends (specifically Philip Jacobs and Brandon Mably) fabrics.


Maybe 3rd time's the charm?