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My July Stitch Along week 3

Posted by Ruth on 20 July 2014 | 0 Comments

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I have to say I have really enjoyed today's stitch along. It was a great time to do some free-motion warm up. Now I'm thinking I could use all my sample warmup pieces to create something like this! Good idea. If you missed this week's rule, check them out here: July rules for week three

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Challenge Rules for Stitch Along W3

Posted by Ruth on 18 July 2014 | 2 Comments

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Do the weeks go fast or is it just me? I think they fly by as it always seems like I just finished my last week's challenge and another week is upon us. Definitely goes too fast. I'm sure I missed a day or two somewhere! If you missed the rules for the first two weeks, you can find them here: Week 1 rules and Week 2 rules

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Not so Blue - Bargello Blues

Posted by Ruth on 17 July 2014 | 0 Comments

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Recently Maxine Buisson made my Bargello Blues design and shared a photo with me. Although it has a dash of blue in it, it is made up of a variety of other colors too and turned our really well. Maxine made the larger version and then added to it to make a full sized king quilt.

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My July Stitch Along week 2

Posted by Ruth on 13 July 2014 | 0 Comments

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This week for stitch along we are sharing templates so I decided to draw up a couple, instead of just one (here is a link to the official rules). I use a program called Art Explosion which is a vector-based program that draws very well and especially great for templates like what I'm drawing today. I also like using Inkscape which is a free vector-based program.

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Still Life in Textile

Posted by Ruth on 13 July 2014 | 0 Comments

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Have you ever thought to make a still life in textile? I have a lot of fun turning fabric into quilt art so I made a quilting class to teach others and they come up with some amazing results. In the last session, Janet made this beautiful piece using a coffee cup and some fruit.

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My Poinsettia Block is Free this month

Posted by Ruth on 11 July 2014 | 0 Comments

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New my readers wouldn't want to miss out on this so figured I should post our latest newsletter here

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Challenge Rules for July Stitch Along W2

Posted by Ruth on 10 July 2014 | 0 Comments

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Are you ready for week 2 of July Stitch Along? Week one was easy enough, just collect some Christmas items. For the full instructions check back here: July week 1 rules.

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Student meets Teacher

Posted by Ruth on 10 July 2014 | 1 Comments

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This is so cool. I received an email from Joan, a student at the Academy of Quilting, telling me that she was travelling to Syracuse NY from Chautauqua NY and happened to stop by Chenango Falls to meet Marilyn Belford. Joan has attended several of Marilyn's classes online over the past 6 years so finally it was time to meet her.

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Machine Embroidery on Patchwork

Posted by Joanne on 9 July 2014 | 0 Comments

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I have always had a love of Crazy Patch. I decided with this class that I would offer both the traditional home sewing machine instructions as well as the instruction and designs for a home embroidery machine. There are also instructions for a Crazy Patch border and a multi fabric binding. This class has been taught to many students and it is always a joy to see how my students interpret the class and the design. The following photos are some of my previous student's work.

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Stitch Along July 2014 Gallery

Posted by Ruth on 8 July 2014 | 0 Comments

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A new gallery for July Stitch Along. July is a Christmas theme so why not join in? Jennifer Houlden has already so I'm sure I'll also receive your entries soon too. If you missed week one rules, you can find them here: July rules for week 1

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