It's Time for Celebrations

Posted by on 14 November 2018 | 0 Comments

It's that time of year again and we all have things to celebrate. Sometimes we forget to record those times in a tangible way. A fun way to record a special occasion is with a wall hanging. Ideas include a family gathering or reunion quilt, a door quilt for a child’s room, an anniversary quilt, a graduation quilt, a wedding quilt, and a memento quilt.

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November Challenge Week 2 - my work

Posted by on 12 November 2018 | 0 Comments

I'm getting double fun with this challenge. I love teaching so teaching Emma new techniques is always fun (see yesterday's blog post) and today I get creative as I start building my background element. Sky shouldn't be too difficult!

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November Challenge Week 2

Posted by on 12 November 2018 | 2 Comments

Today I'm going to share with you how Emma is coming along with her challenge. Remember last week we both made decisions on fabrics, techniques, elements, and perspective. Mine is quite different to hers as it should be so let's see the difference. Let's hand this over to Emma as she explains what she does....

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November Challenge Week One

Posted by on 4 November 2018 | 0 Comments

The November blog challenge has started. I posted Emma's challenge rules last week and we have the entire month to complete it (or longer if you need). Each week I'll be presenting both Emma's and my work. Join in the fun so I can add yours too!

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Star Block Help

Posted by on 2 November 2018 | 0 Comments

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The Entwined Star Pattern evokes folded ribbons wrapping around each other to create the star. Light/dark and medium value fabrics carefully arranged are an important part of creating the illusion. One of my favorites is...

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Color Connections from a Delighted Quilter

Posted by on 1 November 2018 | 0 Comments

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It was a wonderful refreshing sight when I saw this beautiful quilt arrive in my inbox. Joanne from Armstrong, BC, Canada had recently purchased my pattern "Color Connections" and wanted to share a photo of her finished quilt.

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Blog Challenge Invite!

Posted by on 29 October 2018 | 2 Comments

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It's definitely time for another blog challenge but this blog challenge is going to be a little different because my daughter Emma decided she wanted to challenge me rather than have me challenge everyone... so for this challenge, Emma will be setting the rules and creating her own piece while I create a piece of my own.

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A Box or Seven of Scraps

Posted by on 24 October 2018 | 0 Comments

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I asked Linda recently what she'd been up to of late and she sent me this wonderful story explaining how she created a beautiful modern log cabin quilt from her boxes of scraps. This is so inspiring that I might just need to try it myself and definitely had to share it with you.

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Autumn Colors Are Fun to Work With

Posted by on 23 October 2018 | 0 Comments

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So here is a preview of the quilt I've been working over the weekend. It is almost complete with only some quilting to finish off and if it had not been for the interruption, I would have finished it! It has taken me just 2.5 days to complete so a perfect weekend project.

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Free Embroidery Downloads

Posted by on 15 October 2018 | 0 Comments

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I have some very exciting news for all of you who have embroidery machines - soon we will have embroidery designs available for you from "Billy Creek Designs by Marilyn Lee". If you know Marilyn Lee, you will know about the beautiful work she creates, both in embroidery and in quilting (see her online quilting classes at academyofquilting.com for more about quilting). Marilyn takes wonderful photos and has plans to turn many of these into embroidery designs which we will have available for you. Recently I asked her what got her started...

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