Looking back in 2018 - part 1

Posted by on 1 January 2019 | 0 Comments

A Happy New Year readers! Here it is 2019 already, last year just flew by with all that happened and probably the best was the addition to my family, a new little baby granddaughter. Today I thought I would take a look back and see what progress was made in my quilting world for 2018.

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Looking back in 2018 - part 2

Posted by on 1 January 2019 | 3 Comments

In the first part of this blog post I looked back on all the patterns published on my website for 2018, but a number of other things were published too. 

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Free Instructions to Make Quilt Tabs for Hanging Your Quilt

Posted by on 24 December 2018 | 2 Comments

I'm forever being asked how I make tabs for the back of my quilts (I make these instead of quilt sleeves for hanging) so I decided that it is probably best I write my instructions in a PDF. That way I can just send them directly to anyone who asks. If you'd like a copy, just fill out the form below and I'll send it to you too.

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A New Addition to the Family

Posted by on 17 December 2018 | 0 Comments

It's getting close to Christmas and this year I've had a new addition to the family, little Sarah, which means I need to make a new Santa sack. So far I've made all the kids one each. Amanda (her mother) loved the look of my butterfly quilt (pictured below) and requested butterflies on the new sack with a present or two.

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Easy Way to Frame a Block or small quilt

Posted by on 11 December 2018 | 1 Comments

frame series of picturesFraming is a really easy way to make a wonderful gift .....and looks great displayed in a set too if you have a little more time. This is one of the methods I describe in my "20 Methods to Finish Your Quilts" book.

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Introducing Embroidery Designs

Posted by on 4 December 2018 | 0 Comments

Introducing

Billy Creek Designs by Marilyn Lee

at arbeedesigns.com

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November Challenge Week 4 - my work

Posted by on 27 November 2018 | 2 Comments

This week Virginia sent me a photo of her challenge. She chose a water background, bird's eye view, and hibiscus. "I have always liked the 9-Patch but seldom found a pattern I was interested in. So thought this would be the challenge for me too," says Virginia. This is what she made.

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November Challenge Week 4

Posted by on 26 November 2018 | 1 Comments

Over the weekend, Emma set to and finished off her challenge piece. Here's how she got on...

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November Challenge Week 3 - my work

Posted by on 20 November 2018 | 0 Comments

barbara trillium on background clutterToday Barbara who is also working on this challenge shared a photo of her progress (right). She is creating a bird's eye view of a trillium on forest clutter. How awesome is that? I cannot wait to see what else she comes up with.

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November Challenge Week 3

Posted by on 19 November 2018 | 0 Comments

The weeks are just flying by, here we are at week three of our challenge already. Emma is doing some amazing work so let's see how this week went for her. Over to you Emma...

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