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Handi-Quilter Sweet 16, swirl stitched design
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Creative Chrysalis

102 – Going in Circles

February 2, 2021

A swirling vortex will be inside the rolling barrel entrance to a funhouse in my quilt. At first, I thought to use…

stitched artwork by Susan Polansky
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Creative Chrysalis

57 – It will be a quilt!

July 27, 2020

You’ve seen a lot of drawing, but have I mentioned that I intend to make the final piece of this project out…

photo of back of art quilt
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Skirmish on Insecurity Hill

23 – Green Has Got To Go

May 23, 2019

I decided to cut away the green background and then I prepared my long-arm for the next step. I still had a…

art quilt in progress
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Skirmish on Insecurity Hill

19 – The “What If” Stage

May 19, 2019

The stitching is about complete. Since I’ve done this on my mid-arm (a Handi-Quilter Sweet 16) I can easily take it away…

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India quilt

37 – One more thing – the kite string

August 2, 2018

Sorry to string you along, but I couldn’t resist, especially when I want to show how I sewed the kite strings. I…

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India quilt

35 – Sew, Sue, Sew!

July 31, 2018

My A-1 longarm machine, ready to sew! #indiaquilt #lovemylongarm #saqawip #neqmexplorations #deadlineistomorrow #susanpolansky

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India quilt

32 – A mess of loose ends

July 22, 2018

What a mess, right? After stitching on a section of my quilt-before quilting-and before washing away the stabilizer (clear, shiny on the…

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India quilt

30 – Sewing in details before quilting

July 17, 2018

Sewing a section of #indiaquilt. This isn’t the quilting stage yet. Here I am securing bits of fabric(they have already been fused)…

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India quilt

26 – WashAway Stabilizer and Stitching

June 20, 2018

My version of life on the wild side: I haven’t used this kind of wash away stabilizer before, so here it goes…and…

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India quilt

22 – Stitching a miniature billboard

May 17, 2018

This will be a billboard on #indiaquilt – don’t know if it’s legible, but it doesn’t need to be. (a number of…