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The Five Elements - value, color, texture, shape and line

Posted by Elizabeth Barton on 2 March 2015 | 0 Comments

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There are only five elements or variables that artists have to arrange in a two dimensional composition. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? But look at all the millions of quilts, pictures, weavings and graffiti that have been made from just those five things: value, color, texture, shape and line.

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Stitch Along Gallery - March 2015

Posted by Ruth on 2 March 2015 | 0 Comments

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Here is the March Stitch Along Gallery. I hope more will join in this month. It's a lot of fun, doesn't take a lot of fabric or time and gives you a chance to be creative. What are you waiting for? You can find the rules for week one here.

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My March Stitch Along week 1

Posted by Ruth on 1 March 2015 | 2 Comments

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This weekend is the first of March so I hope you'll join me in a new challenge. I promise, I won't cut it up this challenge. I seem to like doing that, don't I? Well be assured that this challenge will not involve cutting up. It is quite safe to join in so check back to the rules for week one and let's get started.

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Stitch Along March rules part 1

Posted by Ruth on 27 February 2015 | 0 Comments

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Wow where did the last two months go? Two challenges down and I'm ready to begin a new one. Are you ready to join me? Let's have some stitching fun times. Before we get started, check back to the last two galleries January Gallery and February Gallery to see our results.

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Attic Window - exercise one

Posted by Daphne Greig on 26 February 2015 | 0 Comments

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fabric for attic window quilt (africian fabric)Here is one of the exercise you will do in Attic Windows - Lesson One. You will determine the best window size for YOUR fabric:

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One Great Feature in CorelDraw

Posted by Lily Kerns on 24 February 2015 | 0 Comments

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Nobody likes a "know it all". I might come across that way occasionally, but believe me, I'm not.
When I was a kid, this little rhyme was making the rounds:

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Pineapples Plus - foundation piecing

Posted by Jane Hall on 23 February 2015 | 0 Comments

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Log Cabin patterns are among the most popular in the quilting world and deservedly so. They are simple to construct, have strong graphics and lend themselves to many different design arrangements. The Pineapple is merely a Log Cabin gone a bit berserk. This makes up the Pineapples Plus class.

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Easter Treats

Posted by Ruth on 23 February 2015 | 0 Comments

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Easter is coming soon so I decided to get my display ready early. My Easter Treats table runner makes the perfect table setting. All I need is a decorative bowl for those Easter Eggs! A quick and easy Easter idea.

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My February Stitch Along week 4

Posted by Ruth on 22 February 2015 | 0 Comments

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Welcome back to the last week of February Stitch Along, that certainly went quickly and I had a lot of fun with this. Today was no exception as I finished off my coaster set. At first I wasn't sure about cutting up my stitching but once I got underway, I wished I had more to cut up!

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Five Basic Characteristics in a Hawaiian Quilt

Posted by Nancy Chong on 22 February 2015 | 0 Comments

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There are five basic characteristics that make a quilt a traditional "Hawaiian" quilt. They are:

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