October and November's Flower

Posted by on 12 November 2019 | 0 Comments

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It just occurred to me that I missed a post for October's flower! Fortunately, I have made this flower in my BOW flower series. It was one of the early flowers, the marigold.

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Flower Blocks

Posted by on 5 November 2019 | 0 Comments

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This week instead of hoops I'm going to use canvas blocks. You can do the same thing with stretcher bars if you prefer. The biggest thing with these is to allow enough background fabric to go around the sides and over at least a good inch onto the back. Anything smaller and you will need to add additional fabric as I did with my pepper block.

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Easy Gift Quilts

Posted by on 22 October 2019 | 0 Comments

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Last week I mentioned I was going to do a series of blog posts with simple ideas to make as gifts. I started with one method of making a butterfly hoop and next week I will talk about a second method. This week I decided to mention how simple stained glass quilts make really quick and easy gifts to give.

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A Second Butterfly Hoop

Posted by on 20 October 2019 | 2 Comments

Recently I showed you how to hoop a butterfly applique to make a decorative hanging frame: Butterfly Hoop with Frill and today I wanted to follow up with another idea which I found to be much easier. 

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What's Modern and Improvisational Quilting?

Posted by on 19 October 2019 | 0 Comments

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Have you ever wanted to learn about modern quilts? Elizabeth has a great online workshop "Mod Meets Improv" to teach you. She explains a little more about her workshop and this new way of quilting...

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A Series of Small Projects

Posted by on 14 October 2019 | 0 Comments

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I've been looking for.... and thinking about... small gift ideas for Christmas. I have so many 'big' ideas but never start soon enough to get them made for Christmas! So over the next few weeks, I'm going to share some ideas for easy and reasonably quick gifts.

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My Mystery Quilt Classes are More than a Mystery

Posted by on 7 October 2019 | 0 Comments

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Have you ever taken an online quilting mystery workshop? They sure can be a lot of fun as you work your way through them. I've written a couple of these and I have to say, neither is only about the mystery. Both workshops include a lot of learning as well. My most recent mystery is based on art quilting definitely written for those quilters who would like to dabble in art quilts but unsure where to start or art quilters who just want a bit of fun in designing and creating.

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Bedazzled and bamboozled by color?

Posted by on 7 October 2019 | 0 Comments

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Bedazzled and bamboozled by color? Consider a class! Once you know the basics of color theory, color choices become so much easier...in any medium.

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Can You Pick the Vanishing Point?

Posted by Anita on 6 October 2019 | 0 Comments

Perspective can be an important element of art quilting depending on your style of quilting and what you want to portray. If your work is abstract, perspective may or may not be important to a particular piece.

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Spring Challenge - part 5

Posted by on 1 October 2019 | 0 Comments

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This week I'm going to be winding up with our spring challenge, but it isn't just going to be about binding it off. I'm going to add a whole new element. It is up to you as to whether you do too. We've been working with warm colors thus far, so let's throw in some cool colors and see how it all works out. 

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