Elizabeth

Posted by on 22 June 2021 | 0 Comments

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Funny how plans change in an instance. I'd planned to bring you more on my landscape quilt today but then after conversing with one of my teachers this morning, she sent me a vlog recording - I love learning more about anyone I have an acquaintance with, and as Elizabeth says, learning is a really important part of our well-being so I couldn't help myself but take the time to sit down and enjoy the presentation and thus wanted to share that instead.

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Do you get stuck or simply bogged down?

Posted by on 14 June 2021 | 0 Comments

Do you ever get bogged down and can't seem to make progress? I've felt like that the last couple of weeks. I've made some progress on my landscape quilt but not nearly enough. With way too many other things to do and simply feeling a bit off my game, quilting hasn't come easily. I came within inches of my sewing machine to continue a good number of times, but then something or someone pulled me away....

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Quilting - Where to Start?

Posted by on 31 May 2021 | 0 Comments

It's great to be home again (after narrowly missing all the flooding that occurred over the weekend) to have access to my supplies.... and the first thing I did was to dig out my threads to find a variegated blue to quilt the sky of my landscape.landscape variegated thread

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Quilt Designs as Jigsaw Puzzles

Posted by on 24 May 2021 | 0 Comments

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Well I went to get out my quilt today so I could begin stitching and realized I had not brought a variegated pale blue thread with me which is really what I want for the sky. I could start elsewhere but I really prefer starting with the background as you would with applique.

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Free Motion Quilting my Landscape

Posted by on 17 May 2021 | 0 Comments

Before heading off on my trip, I carefully rolled up my applique landscape and packaged it in my suitcase ready for travel. I also bundled together a few threads that I thought I'd use. I'm now ready to pull it out and continue working on it but before I do, I need to think a bit about how I want to stitch it and I definitely want to warm up my skills.

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Free Motion Ladders

Posted by on 2 May 2021 | 0 Comments

Before heading away last week, I managed to get some more work done on my applique - the project I haven't mentioned what I'm making yet. Don't worry, all will be revealed in a week or two, it's quite different than what I usually make.

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Creating an Illusion

Posted by on 2 May 2021 | 2 Comments

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I'm working hard to get my landscape applique in place. With heading down south at the end of the week, I'd really like all the applique done and pressed down - there is no way I'll get it stitched as well, but I will have my older Bernina with me for the second part of my trip so intend doing some stitching while away.

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A License to Play

Posted by on 26 April 2021 | 0 Comments

I've been creating a lot of different things during April. They include...

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Can you guess what I'm up to now?

Posted by on 19 April 2021 | 0 Comments

I can't believe how busy I've been this past week, and here we are around to Tuesday again. Today I thought we'd play a guessing game of "what am I up to now?". I'm going to add a few pictures below and you can see if you can guess what this might end up as. Be as descriptive as you can!

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New Animal Block - giraffe

Posted by on 12 April 2021 | 0 Comments

I've been busy creating new animal blocks for Autism Awareness. My autistic son helps me by doing the initial drawing and then I line draw it into applique pieces and create the actual pattern and block. Previously we've worked on mostly sea or water critters but this year we have moved to land animals and the first up is a giraffe. Here is it cut out and ready to stitch.

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