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Viewing entries posted in April 2014
It's the last weekend of April which means it is time to finish up April's challenge piece. I worked on mine today. I didn't quite get completed, but I did get all my words complete. Just need to bind it now which I will hopefully get done this week. I already had all my words included last week except for one "hand stitching".
Do you have many quilt tops sitting in the cupboard waiting to be quilted? How about joining my other new students and learn how to quilt your own quilt tops.... I'm eager to start you on this wonderful journey of quilting. Recently I updated the class, adding a new design and new videos, including an introduction video.
We need some rules for our last week of this challenge, but before I go ahead, remember to take a look at the gallery. It was updated earlier in the week: Stitch Along April Gallery
Another weekend for stitch along has come and gone already. This week's rules were combined with week two, did you miss them? Week Two and Three rules. This week was all about constructing the back of our challenge piece. I kept things pretty simple after using 7 of my 11 words for the front.
This week I chose just some of my fabrics and techniques (as per rules posted for week 2) to start the front of my challenge piece. I chose indigo fabric, turquoise fabric, silver lame, turquoise thread, nylon thread and included some applique shapes and leaves. I've already used seven of the eleven letters/words. Just four to go - olive, green, charms, hand stitching.
At the beginning of this month, I released my latest quilt pattern called "Moon Lake". It is an applique pattern and from the title I'm sure you can guess that it has a moon and lake in it. The design is all applique, however it didn't start out that way. My first intention was to have a pieced background with flowers around the border, but then I decided I wanted to create a scene so a lake was born along with mountains and a night sky.
This week we are going to be treating the challenge a little differently. Instead of me giving you rules again next week, I'm going to include week 2 and 3 here this week. Are you ready? Here we go:
A new gallery for April Stitch Along starting with the first week. A number of entries have come in with a selection of word choices and photos for the gallery. It's not too late to join in. Check out our first set of rules.
Recently Jennifer Leslie shared a photo of a quilt she made after attending my Poppin Poppies online class at the Academy of Quilting. She used the techniques learned to create a beautiful autumn quilt called "When Autumn Leaves Start To Fall". Can you see the three-dimensional leaves?
What do you do with your quilts? How do you present them and display them for everyone to enjoy? I hope they are not stuck away in a chest or closet. I have to admit, some of mine are and I need to find ways to better display them so they can be enjoyed by all.