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Show 107 - Portraits from Nature

Featuring: Jean Wells

Posts On: July 23, 2007

Special Guest Jean Wells uses inspirations from nature to create a series of small quilts. The surprise is how they are combined and displayed! Ricky demonstrates making a flying geese block with only one seam, Photo Man gives advice on selecting photos for use in quilts and Gizmo Girl helps us get portable.

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From Chapter One:

Flying Colors, quilt by Ricky Tims

Visit Photo Man's Website

Ricky Tims' Hand-dyed fabric
Ricky Tims' Commercial Fabrics produced by Red Rooster - ask your local quilt shop
Folded Flying Geese Measurements:

For each Folded Flying Geese unit you will need to cut two 3" squares and one 3" x 5 1/2" rectangle. Follow instructions in video for assembly.
Photo Transfer Paper:
There are a variety of photo transfer papers on the market. Visit Stitchin' Heaven to find one that is right for you.

From Chapter Two:

Getting to know Jean Wells:

Visit the Stitchin Post and Twigs at for inspiration, education and cool stuff.
Jeans book is Portraits from Nature by Jean Wells available at out Valori Well´s work and blog at

From Chapter Three:

Jean uses the following products for her project:

• Light weight fusible adhesive with thread application or dot surface (not film style)

• Appliqu� pressing sheet

• Tear away or water soluble stabilizer

• Fusible batting

• Seed beads

Visit C&T Publishing for innovation, education and creative ideas at

From The Afterset:

Gizmo girl on the Go:

Visit Gizmo Girl / Cheryl Uribe at

The following products reviewed are:

• Check out Cheryl Ann´s Portable Design walls at

• Clover lighted rotary cutter -

• Portable sewing table by Sew Ezi -
Make plans to visit the Sister´s Outdoor Quilt Show ALWAYS held the second Saturday of July. For more information about the quilt show, related events or to order product please visit:
or call: 541-549-6061


#3 jeanbyer 2016-01-01 11:12
Awesome show, learned so much :)
#2 michellefairchild 2015-03-21 16:09
still have too try the flying geese. I love my pressing sheet too. great info for applique.
#1 AuntJo 2015-01-11 13:02
Great show.
Love love love Ricky's flying geese tutorial.
Outstanding thank you for sharing did a few small quilts using this method !.

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