Viewing entries posted in December 2013

Quilt Library

Posted by Ruth on 21 December 2013 | 0 Comments

Over the past week or two we have been transferring the Quilt University library over to the Academy. It is all in place, but many students need to update their favorite links in their browsers so the can find all that valuable information. You can find the library here: Quilt University Library

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Friday Flower Sparaxis

Posted by Ruth on 20 December 2013 | 0 Comments

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My mum sent me some photos of her sparaxis from her garden so I just had to make one in my block series. The colors are so vivid. She has two different sparaxis, a pink and an orange. I chose to make the orange color.

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Stitch Along December Challenge Week 4

Posted by Ruth on 19 December 2013 | 0 Comments

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We have five weeks in December this year, but week four will be our last tab to be made. I hope you have time to join in. Be sure you check out the gallery for last week's tabs.

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Machine Quilting 51

Posted by Ruth on 18 December 2013 | 0 Comments

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Over the last few weeks I've been using Christmas themed photos for inspiration in quilting. First I used the bell cookie cutter and second I used a real Christmas tree. This week I'm going to use a stack of Christmas gifts.

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Bargello Seasons students

Posted by Ruth on 17 December 2013 | 0 Comments

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Bargello quilts have always fascinated me. In fact, it was a bargello that was one of the first quilts I designed. It was the detailed bargello, Bargello Blues created back in the early 90's. In 2003, Carol asked me if I would write a beginner's course in bargello to teach at Quilt University. The class has been a great success over a course of 10 years. I have had hundreds of students around the world learn the techniques of Bargello and today I want to share some of their work. 

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Easy to make coasters

Posted by Ruth on 16 December 2013 | 3 Comments

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A couple of weeks ago, I purchased some cookie cutters because I had a project in mind that I wanted to use them for, instead I borrowed them to use as inspiration for quilting designs. The reason I purchased them was to make scented decorations so my house would smell of Christmas.

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My December Stitch Along Week 3

Posted by Ruth on 15 December 2013 | 0 Comments

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I think the most memorable thing for me this year are my flower blocks. How did they come about? You can thank Cricket. Cricket challenged us to blog every day of this year so I had to come up with something different for each day of the week and Fridays just happened to be flower day, thus Friday's flower was born. 

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Creative Color by Lily Kerns

Posted by Ruth on 15 December 2013 | 1 Comments

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Color is a fascinating thing. It is mind-boggling to think about how we see colors and it takes a special talent to put the right combinations together, one would think. But really, we all have color ideas and know-how within us and sometimes we just need to learn some basic techniques or become aware of what we know so we can apply it in our quilt making.

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Packs of Four

Posted by Ruth on 14 December 2013 | 0 Comments

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It was a wonderful goal to reach 50 published flower blocks this week and now I'm busy putting them all into four block packs. Today I put together packs 5 and 6 and uploaded them to the website. 1 through 4 have been there for a while now. 

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Friday Flower Tulipa Agenensis

Posted by Ruth on 13 December 2013 | 0 Comments

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I was looking for the Star of David flower which is supposedly another Christmas flower. I had a hard job finding information about it online. While looking at these really pretty flowers I found a Star of David Tulip (as it was referred to) which I decided was even prettier and thus, is this week's flower. It's real name is Tulipa Agenensis and as it happened, I really could not find a lot of information about this either other than it is a bulb plant and from the lily family (Liliaceae). After more research I discovered it listed as a subgenus tulip. The name Tulipa Agenensis, according the to wikipedia is also known as Eyed Tulip. 

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