Chopping Up a Quilt

Posted by Ruth on 8 October 2018 | 2 Comments

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Why would I want to chop up a quilt? Literally, I don't but it is fun to imagine what we can create by chopping one up. This idea came to me while creating my last challenge and not knowing what to do with the final piece. The finished project was not something I particularly wanted to display, so I had the idea of chopping it up for coasters. You can check that blog post out here if you want.

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April Showers

Posted by on 1 October 2018 | 0 Comments

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What's under the needle this week? I've been playing with a new art quilt and having lots of fun. Check out the following photos...

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Some Fabrics Are Just Too Hard to Cut Into

Posted by Ruth on 26 September 2018 | 0 Comments

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Hey, do you have one of those scenic fabrics or large prints that you just don't want to cut into? Most of us do so today I want to share with you one way you can preserve that beautiful fabric by showcasing it in a quilt but still enjoy cutting it up so it is not just sitting in your stash waiting to be used.

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A Mini - Solo Quilt Show at a Prestigious Museum

Posted by on 21 September 2018 | 0 Comments

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It was while browsing through a fabric store that Marilyn Belford stumbled upon art quilting. “It was as if I were struck by lightning,” she explains. “I loved sewing and I loved painting. The art quilt combined the two. That was all I needed. Off I went exploring this new avenue.”

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Winter Projects are Perfect with Winter Food

Posted by Ruth on 19 September 2018 | 0 Comments

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We all know that winter is a great time to quilt. Staying indoors by a cozy fire, out of the weather is definitely the choice option. Of course, staying indoors in summer out of the blazing heat is also a perfect time to quilt - in fact, when isn't there a perfect time to quilt? .... but one of the things I love about winter quilting so winter foods and one of my favorite is soup - nothing better on a cold winter day, smelling the soup simmering away as I quilt. My all-time favorite is Pumpkin soup!

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The First Hour - Making the Design sketch

Posted by Elizabeth Barton on 17 September 2018 | 0 Comments

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"The Six Hour Quilt" is a funfilled online workshop where you will design, select fabrics, cut and sew a quilt top. Today I'm sharing with you an excerpt from the first hour - the design section of this workshop.

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My Adventure with Stained Glass Applique

Posted by Ruth on 12 September 2018 | 0 Comments

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Throughout its thousand-year history, stained glass has been known as colored glass outlined in black - usually leading - and found in windows of churches or other religious building. Stained Glass is still popular today and often referred to as art glass. 

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Finishing my August Challenge Piece

Posted by on 5 September 2018 | 2 Comments

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This week I wanted to finish off my challenge piece. It's not much use if it is left sitting around unfinished so this week I'm making sure that doesn't happen. I've been thinking about what method to use. Although I have loved creating it, using the different elements (words) to work and especially working with the silk, I'm not sure the overall design is something I would hang on my wall. Knowing this, I've decided to look at different sections of it to perhaps chop up for a series of mini displays.

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How Would You Dress Up a Drab Quilt?

Posted by on 30 August 2018 | 0 Comments

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Have you ever made a quilt that you wish had just that bit more... it isn't doing it for you or you feel something is missing? I think every quilter has at least one quilt like that. So what do you do about it? Here's an idea that might shock you. How about adding a Ghost Image? No not an image of a ghost, but rather an impression of some object.

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August Challenge Week 5

Posted by on 29 August 2018 | 0 Comments

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My last word and last week of August for this challenge! The word I have yet to use is 'vertical'.

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