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Pamela Farmer
I'm a surface pattern and textile designer living in California. Please visit my on-line portfolio at
Interests: design, quilting, knitting, travel, textile and surface pattern design
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Appropriate to the theme, this is a scrap quilt. Get a little wild ("chaotic" if you will.) Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2014 at Paint Me Bright
Butterflies, obviously. Butterflies flapping their wings, perhaps a bit more obscurely. Watching a butterfly flap past in the Rainforest Dome at the California Academy of Sciences inspired this quilt. Have you ever noticed how a butterfly's wings distort the light? Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2014 at Paint Me Bright
I resolve to not go fabric shopping with my quilting buddies, lest I Zelig. Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2014 at Paint Me Bright
Debra Lee is the winner of my tea towel give away. Debra, please send your mailing address to me at Some fun stuff coming up on the blog later this month! Happy New Year! pamela Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2014 at Paint Me Bright
Welcome Lindsay and Debra! Thanks for commenting. Hope you'll enjoy browsing my blog!
I've written a tutorial for a tea towel mitred hem on my blog too: Hope it helps!
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2014 draws nearer, and I have my own little landmark moment approaching! As of this moment I have 1,835 pinners following me on Pinterest. and that means I'll have two thousand followers soon! So to mark my tiny personal moment, I thought I'd have a little giveaway. Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2013 at Paint Me Bright
Honestly, I've been in need of inspiration lately. Luckily for me, Pacific International Quilt Festival is in town!...Here, in no particular order, are the quilts that knocked me out. Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2013 at Paint Me Bright
Avoiding my usual MO, I got out the color wheel! Boy howdy! Why had I never done that before?!? Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2013 at Paint Me Bright
I've been working on the machine quilting of the grey quilt for a couple of weeks now. There has been a lot of ripping, some things learned, and catastrophic technical issues. For one thing, the great long-arm basting hypothesis has... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2013 at Paint Me Bright
Glad you enjoyed my silly scarf story, Lisa! And glad you're enjoying reading too. Sometimes the words will come...
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2013 on No Such Thing as a Free Scarf at Paint Me Bright
Thank you, Kim! Yes, they are lilies! Glad you like them too!
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2013 on Plotting a Quilting Path at Paint Me Bright
My friend Jenny Michael of Finally Finished basted two quilts for me. I love nearly everything about quilt making, except for basting them! Usually I pin baste, which is fraught with hazzards. Once I actually sewed through the top part... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2013 at Paint Me Bright
Sometimes I get involved in a project that just goes on and on, and I can't stand it anymore and a bit of instant-ish gratification seems just the thing. So on a recent Sewing Saturday I decided making a scarf was just the thing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2013 at Paint Me Bright
Thinking about stuff. Working on stuff. Not much to say. Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2013 at Paint Me Bright
Ann, thanks for commenting! This is the nearest I've got to making my quilt just like the one on the envelope. It was meant to be all in Kaffe Fasset stripes and shot cottons. But if you look closely you'll see that I snuck a bit of batik in here and there. And yes, SEPIA! Hee!
All that quilting has given me confidence to try something a little more ambitious in free-hand quilting. No marking! Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2013 at Paint Me Bright
I recently entered one of my designs in a Spoonflower contest for the first time. Though I read the FAQs, and re-read the FAQs, I was a bit confused. Funnily enough, I blame this on my training as a Textile... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2013 at Paint Me Bright