September's Flower

Posted by on 17 September 2019 | 0 Comments

If you're a regular reader, then you know that for the past couple of months I've been listing Flowers of the Month. It's almost the end of September so figured I'd better get on to that pretty promptly. There are two flowers for September so depending on where you are in the world it may be aster or it may be morning glory. Both flowers I have made as blocks for my BOW flower collection.

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Spring Challenge - part 3 with tutorial

Posted by on 10 September 2019 | 0 Comments


Did you begin stitching your warm colors this past week? I'd love to see what you did! My email details if you need them were posted in the last challenge page.

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Spring Challenge - part 2

Posted by on 3 September 2019 | 0 Comments


So last week I set you a task of collecting 'warm' materials to make your challenge project as well as a neutral for the background which could be pieced together if you wanted. (Review last week's post). You also needed to come up with a plan or two of ideas for what you wanted to create.

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Spring Challenge - part 1

Posted by on 27 August 2019 | 0 Comments


It's been a while since I did a blog challenge so over the next few weeks I've put together a challenge for you and my students in "Getting Started with Quilt Art" for a bit of extra fun. I hope you'll all join in!

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Make a Quilt Label for Printing

Posted by on 20 August 2019 | 0 Comments

bargello blues label exampleMost people have Microsoft Office on their computer, but unless you purchased it with your computer, you may not so I decided to add a tutorial for those who haven't. You can download OpenOffice which is similar to Microsoft Office for free and it may not be quite as good, but it does just as good a job when it comes to making a quilt label... and in some cases is better for some things.

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August Applique

Posted by on 13 August 2019 | 0 Comments

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The flower for August is Gladiolus - such a beautiful flower in so many colors. When I made my collection of flowers, I definitely included a gladys as we often call them, but this week I decided to make a second block using pink instead of my original red.

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Quilts for the City of Atlanta

Posted by on 12 August 2019 | 0 Comments

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Happy to say that Elizabeth Barton, one of our teachers, has recently had several quilts purchased by the City of Atlanta for their public libraries...  including an abstract quilt. Elizabeth has two abstract quilt classes one of which is Abstract Art for Quiltmakers (starts Friday) that focusses on women abstract painters. The class covers a lot of ground for there are many different kinds of abstraction

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Applique Isn't Just for Quilts

Posted by on 6 August 2019 | 0 Comments

My jeans have been annoying me for a while. You see, I splashed a little detergent of some sort on them and it blenched a white spot in the middle of my thigh so now every time I wear them, I feel like they are dirty! Probably no one else notices, but I certainly do.

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19 Applique Tips

Posted by on 30 July 2019 | 1 Comments

I've been creating applique designs for years and my favorite technique is with fusible webbing so I've put together some tips that I do when I applique, many of which apply to any type of applique.

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Flower of the Month

Posted by on 23 July 2019 | 2 Comments

Recently I came across a file which I'd saved some time ago - a list of flowers for each month. Depending on which country you are in, these may vary slightly.

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