Patchwork and Quilting Tips

Posted by Ruth on 1 April 2012 | 1 Comments


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Another Star block

Posted by Ruth on 25 March 2012 | 5 Comments

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Here I am again with another block for "Entwined Star", just because I could not resist making another. The first was so much fun that this time I wanted to try a more autumn tone block. 

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Star Quilt - how can I help

Posted by Ruth on 25 March 2012 | 22 Comments

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I've been eyeing up this pattern for quite some time, not that I'm a patchwork quilter, but still wishing I had some spare time to make up a block or two, just too see how it looked. Today, I finally decided I should just get right to it and as I did, I wrote some notes that might also help you along the way.

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Credit card and Debit card Fraud - you can protect yourself

Posted by Ruth on 21 March 2012 | 0 Comments

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I was horrified when I read the news and watched a demonstration on how easy it was to steal someone's credit and debit card information yesterday.... and what's more, you don't even know it is happening!

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Applique Animals

Posted by Ruth on 18 March 2012 | 0 Comments

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So I was looking at Jennifer's "Zoo Friends" online class and wondering why I haven't made these darling little animals before now. I guess it boils down to me always being too busy designing my own quilts. Well I decided that wasn't quite good enough. Her pattern "Animal Party" has been a huge hit and I know her class is going to be too so I at least need to make some of these little critters.

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Amy Jigsaw

Posted by Ruth on 15 March 2012 | 0 Comments


Ok, I couldn't help but make this into a jigsaw. She is so berry cute!

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Pieced Place Mats

Posted by Ruth on 11 March 2012 | 2 Comments

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Today, being Sew-in on Connected Threadz, I knew I needed something to sew. I had a few choices, like sewing on binding, but that didn't really appeal. I needed something a little more creative so I started digging around in my fabrics and pulled out a combination of teals which I thought would work well for place mats on my table. Not that I usually use brown that much, but today I had a feeling that I should include a golden brown with the selection.

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Quilt Pattern Catalog

Posted by Ruth on 12 February 2012 | 1 Comments


I've been having some fun this evening creating a catalog on issuu. Here are the results of what I did. Click on the expand button to make a full page and use the arrow buttons on the left and right of the catalog to scroll the pages. Enjoy!

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Selecting fabric for Bargellos

Posted by Ruth on 29 January 2012 | 4 Comments

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One of the biggest problems my students have when making a bargello quilt is selecting the fabric and then grading the fabrics from light to dark. As I am writing a new Bargello online class, I decided it would be fun to share some information about how best to select your fabrics and grade ready for the class to begin. Of course, this will also be helpful for my existing students and other projects such as color wash quilts where you need to grade fabrics from light to dark.

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Teddy Bear Quilt - p2

Posted by Ruth on 21 November 2011 | 3 Comments

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As a follow on from last week, I made a decision on the white sailor. He just looked more appealing to me, however he doesn't photograph so well.

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