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Viewing entries posted in June 2013
Welcome back to stitch along sunday. This is our final week for our example challenge. Next week we will be starting afresh with a new challenge. I hope you will join me.
I thought it quite appropriate seeing as I have two bargello classes running at the moment to put together a mix of bargello quilts in a jigsaw. All the quilts in the jigsaw are patterns and several of them are online classes as well. Bargello Quilt Patterns and Online classes
This weeks flower is the Malva. This flower is dedicated to Carol, founder of Quilt University where I have taught for the past 12 year. Carol was a keen gardener and grew Malva in her garden. Thanks to Roger for allowing me to use one of her garden photos.
The other day when I was making my latest flower block I thought the dahlia would make a really cool quilting design. I liked this flower in particular so thought I'd use this photo today and create a double petal design.
Color Connections was designed and created in 2010. Since then many quilters have purchased and made this pattern. Today we added it as a download to our download page.
I really like star blocks. I am not sure what it is that I like about them, I just do. There are so many different ones, a wonderful selection. Today I'm going to introduce you to an eight pointed star block. Be warned, this is not a beginner block. I found the easiest way to make this was with foundation pieces.
Stitch Along Sunday is back for the third week. Did you miss week 1 or week 2? Remember this is an example of how Stitch Along Sunday will work. In coming Stitch Alongs I'll be posting the challenge words or activities earlier in the week so we can all sew together on Sundays or at least share some photos then.
In the middle of last month I did a survey to help give me ideas on how to improve the Academy of Quilting. I found some interesting results.
We are almost halfway through the flower blocks and this week's flower is the dahlia. Dahlias come in many colors and shapes. I snapped these photos of dahlias a few years back when living in Nelson, New Zealand. Actually, as I think about it, it is now 10 years since I lived in Nelson so I guess it is more than a few.