Viewing entries posted in February 2013

Friday Flower Marigold

Posted by Ruth on 15 February 2013 | 2 Comments

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I remember as a little girl always seeing Marigolds. Their bright golden orange colors were always easy to spot and recognise. They were probably a common site in gardens because they are hardy and easy to grow, not to mention bright and colorful. After reading a little about them, I understand they are also a natural ointment for inflammation of the skin and an excellent cosmetic remedy for repairing minor skin damage. Another reason for being a popular flower in gardens I'm sure.

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Die Cutter

Posted by Ruth on 14 February 2013 | 0 Comments

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Machine Quilting Day 7

Posted by Ruth on 13 February 2013 | 1 Comments

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What do strawberries and quilting have in common? The other day I was cutting up some strawberries to eat - they were large so I cut them down the center. As I was doing that, I discovered a cool design inside. Who would have thought to look for a quilting design there?

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Getting Ready for Easter

Posted by Ruth on 12 February 2013 | 0 Comments

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I think as we get older, the days tend to go by faster. I am not sure why this is but I figured that I should at least be a little more prepared so certain dates don't sneak up on me. Reason why I have just made my Easter Sweets table runner available as a download.

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Easy Peasy No Waste Heart block - free pattern

Posted by Ruth on 11 February 2013 | 0 Comments

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I decided that I should make a heart block for you all today seeing as it is close to Valentine's Day. I designed a no waste block. With three squares, one in one color (I used red) and two in another (I used white), you can make two blocks. 

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Sometimes I do other crafts

Posted by Ruth on 10 February 2013 | 3 Comments

Sometimes - it has been known - that I do other handcrafts. Last year, with a little grandson on the way, I decided to do some crochet which I haven't done in many many years. I found a cute free pattern for some little sneakers that were adorable:  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/converse-booties

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Roses are red, yellow, orange, pink

Posted by Ruth on 9 February 2013 | 0 Comments

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Yesterday was Friday flower day and I presented a rose for valentine's day. In my blog post I mentioned that I'd taken many photos of roses in different colors and shapes. Today I want to share some of those flowers and the fun I had in GIMP changing the color of my applique rose block. This may give you some ideas on what color you want to make your block.

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Friday Flower Rose

Posted by Ruth on 8 February 2013 | 3 Comments

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Today's Friday flower is a rose - just in time for valentine's day next week. Roses come in so many different colors and I have many photos of them in many colors. The one photo I based my block on was a pink rose.

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Machine Quilting Day 6

Posted by Ruth on 6 February 2013 | 1 Comments

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Remember Day 1 when I had a photo of bricks that I used as my quilting design? 

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Bargello Swirls - the quilt pattern

Posted by Ruth on 5 February 2013 | 3 Comments

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Bargello Swirls is a bargello design I created in 2011 using Hoffman Fabrics. I had been asked by many of my students to design and publish a circular bargello which is what prompted me.

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