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My April Stitch Along week 3

Posted by Ruth on 20 April 2014 | 0 Comments

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Another weekend for stitch along has come and gone already. This week's rules were combined with week two, did you miss them? Week Two and Three rules. This week was all about constructing the back of our challenge piece. I kept things pretty simple after using 7 of my 11 words for the front.

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My April Stitch Along week 2

Posted by Ruth on 14 April 2014 | 0 Comments

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This week I chose just some of my fabrics and techniques (as per rules posted for week 2) to start the front of my challenge piece. I chose indigo fabric, turquoise fabric, silver lame, turquoise thread, nylon thread and included some applique shapes and leaves. I've already used seven of the eleven letters/words. Just four to go - olive, green, charms, hand stitching.

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Moon Lake - applique scene

Posted by Ruth on 11 April 2014 | 0 Comments

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At the beginning of this month, I released my latest quilt pattern called "Moon Lake". It is an applique pattern and from the title I'm sure you can guess that it has a moon and lake in it. The design is all applique, however it didn't start out that way. My first intention was to have a pieced background with flowers around the border, but then I decided I wanted to create a scene so a lake was born along with mountains and a night sky.

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Challenge rules for April week 2

Posted by Ruth on 10 April 2014 | 0 Comments

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This week we are going to be treating the challenge a little differently. Instead of me giving you rules again next week, I'm going to include week 2 and 3 here this week. Are you ready? Here we go:

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Stitch Along April 2014 Gallery

Posted by Ruth on 10 April 2014 | 0 Comments

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A new gallery for April Stitch Along starting with the first week. A number of entries have come in with a selection of word choices and photos for the gallery. It's not too late to join in. Check out our first set of rules.

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3-dimensional applique

Posted by Ruth on 10 April 2014 | 0 Comments

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Recently Jennifer Leslie shared a photo of a quilt she made after attending my Poppin Poppies online class at the Academy of Quilting. She used the techniques learned to create a beautiful autumn quilt called "When Autumn Leaves Start To Fall". Can you see the three-dimensional leaves?

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How do you Display Your Quilts

Posted by Ruth on 10 April 2014 | 0 Comments

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What do you do with your quilts? How do you present them and display them for everyone to enjoy? I hope they are not stuck away in a chest or closet. I have to admit, some of mine are and I need to find ways to better display them so they can be enjoyed by all. 

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Digitized Quilting

Posted by Ruth on 8 April 2014 | 0 Comments

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They say you learn something new every day of your life. Today I learned that the embroidery module on your sewing machine, isn't just for embroidery. You can use it for quilting as well. How useful is that? Joanne Winn does some wonderful digitized quilting with her machine which she teaches in Digitized Quilting at the Academy of Quilting, and today she shared some photos of her quilting with us.

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My April Stitch Along week 1

Posted by Ruth on 6 April 2014 | 2 Comments

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Today I collected items for my April stitch along challenge. Did you collect yours? I'm really liking how all these things look so good together, even though they are random words/items as such.

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Classes Starting this weekend

Posted by Ruth on 5 April 2014 | 0 Comments

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It's not too late to join in some of these classes, but registration closes soon.... Here is a brief outline of what each is about.

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