March Week Four

Posted by on 1 April 2019 | 0 Comments

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It's been a very hectic week with visitors and a wedding to attend so both Emma and I had little time to work on our challenge pieces but we did manage to progress. Emma used free-motion stitching to attach her applique. She started with the balloons...

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March Week Three

Posted by on 26 March 2019 | 0 Comments

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This week is all about getting the piece to come together - plans and ideas plus materials and a whole lot of fun! Here is Emma to describe what she did. I'll fill you in on my progress on the next page.... Over to Emma!

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March Week Three continued

Posted by on 26 March 2019 | 1 Comments

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If you missed reading about Emma's challenge, you can do so on the previous page.

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Hearts instead of Challenge

Posted by on 16 March 2019 | 1 Comments

Sunday is often a time I spend with my daughter Emma quilting and today is no exception however instead of working on our challenge pieces which we have postponed for this week, together we are working on making heart blocks as the nation mourns the loss of 50 lives after the mass shooting in Christchurch last week. Such a sad sad time.

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March Week Two

Posted by on 12 March 2019 | 0 Comments

This week we need to think about what we will create using our selected words and then collect all the materials to make it. I'll hand you over to Emma to explain her thoughts and show you the materials she'll be working with. 

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March Week One

Posted by on 5 March 2019 | 0 Comments

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It's time for the first week of the challenge. If you missed the rules for our March Challenge you can find them here: Rules for this challenge.

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Elizabeth's view on Abstract Quilts

Posted by Elizabeth on 24 February 2019 | 1 Comments

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barton elizabeth strengthofquietwindows 300I'm looking forward to Elizabeth's next session of Abstract Art for Quiltmakers so thought it would be fun to get her thought's on Abstract Art.

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March Challenge

Posted by on 23 February 2019 | 1 Comments

challenge intro cactusMy daughter has decided that it is time for another challenge and just like last time, we would both love you all to join in the fun. Here is Emma to introduce the challenge for the month of March:

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Showcasing Beautiful Animal Fabrics

Posted by on 18 February 2019 | 2 Comments

A good number of years ago, at least 15 I'd say and probably closer to 20, I joined a New Zealand online quilting group. While being a member of this group (and I still am) back then we started a secret angel program. For the program, each person was given another's name, address and a clue to some of the things they liked, but that person did not know who had their details. The secret angel would send a small package each month but they never revealed who they were until the very end. Some guessed beforehand, but most didn't from memory. It was a lot of fun.

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Applique Crocus Block

Posted by on 11 February 2019 | 2 Comments

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I'm thinking spring despite these hot summer days we experiencing. Spring sounds much more cooling don't you think? Thinking about spring, I decided it was time to make a new flower block. A crocus comes to mind as I remember seeing these mostly popping up in early spring, although apparently, they are also a winter and autumn flower too.

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