August Challenge Week 3

Posted by on 15 August 2018 | 0 Comments

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This week I'm going to try to use 'shadow' as my word. What will you use? If you are yet to get started, go back to week 1 to find out what it is all about. Here's a link back to it: Part 1I found another piece of silk that I thought I could include in my design. I'm making this up as I go so like me, feel free to dip back into your stash again. The initial fabric selection is basically just a place to get started. You don't have to use them all and you can add more as you work along.

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August Challenge Week 2

Posted by on 8 August 2018 | 1 Comments

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Here we are back at the challenge. If you missed last week, here is a link back to it: Part 1. My goal is to incorporate one word into my design each week. Last week I used the word 'Liquid' by selecting a blue silk fabric that could easily appear as water. You should have at least gathered some fabric. Start thinking about a background. Perhaps you can strip piece it to create 'vertical' lines!

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August Challenge Week 1

Posted by on 1 August 2018 | 2 Comments

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Today I'm going to "dare" you to join my August blog challenge. I hope you will as it will be fun. I've done a number of these in the past and have always created something new - sometimes even inspired me to create a new pattern!

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Whole Cloth Modern Quilt

Posted by on 1 August 2018 | 0 Comments

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Have you ever thought of making a modern quilt like this?

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Tips for creating perspective in quilting

Posted by on 25 July 2018 | 0 Comments

Creating perspective on a flat surface (like a quilt) is a challenge for most people. There are various ways to show perspective, color, value, size, vanishing lines and other aspects.

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April Showers in July

Posted by on 25 July 2018 | 1 Comments

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July has been a very creative month for me. I've been working on a number of different designs. Earlier this month it was a Bargello and this week something completely different. One I have named as "April Showers". Here's a sneak preview showing off some of the colors and stitching I've been doing.

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Inspired by Granddaughter's drawing

Posted by on 18 July 2018 | 0 Comments

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With school break upon us, it is only natural that I spend more time with my granddaughters. Both my girls love to draw like many children their age. Being only 2 years old, Isabella generally likes me to draw for her and one of her favorite things for me to draw is flowers. We draw big ones, little ones, some to the right, some to the left, and various colored ones.

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Sue's Flower

Posted by on 11 July 2018 | 0 Comments

What's under my needle this week? Well, I've been working on my Bargello so not much to show you so I thought I'd share Sue's beautiful flower block instead. If you remember back in April I asked for flower requests to make a new flower block. There were many suggested and King Protea was selected. Sue received a free copy of the pattern and this week she sent me a photo of her finished block.

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The influence of other cultures on art

Posted by on 4 July 2018 | 1 Comments

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Geraldine WarnerDandelion abstract artElizabeth Barton, a well-known quilt artist has a number of very interesting and productive online workshops. There is always a multitude of stunning quilts made from her students - and here is just one made by Geraldine in her workshop More Abstract Art For Quiltmakers..... what amazes me is watching the students, from their first design to their last - the results are amazing!

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A New Bargello in the Making

Posted by Ruth on 3 July 2018 | 1 Comments

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This week I have been working on a new Bargello design and although I cannot show you the full design, I can certainly give you a sneak preview. Like many of my other Bargellos this design is very unique.

2018 bargello

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