Viewing entries posted in February 2013

Air Castle Block - free pattern

Posted by Ruth on 18 February 2013 | 1 Comments

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Air Castle block is an interesting design and another nine-patch. It is also a great design to add in corners of borders for quilts like Entwined Star.

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Time flies

Posted by Ruth on 17 February 2013 | 1 Comments

Wasn't it just the other day that I was holding my first born in my arms? Yep, just 30 years ago today, but it seems not so long ago. She is the eldest of my four children and we have experienced many happy times as she grew up, along with some trying times as well.

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free applique

Posted by on 16 February 2013 | 0 Comments

How much fun is this? A few years ago, Margaret enrolled in my free online class. Instead of making the book cover, she used the applique to make panels (one on the front and one on the back) for a purse. 

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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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