Hibiscus Sunset

Posted by on 14 January 2019 | 0 Comments

I've made literally hundreds of quilts and every quilt has its own story. Hibiscus Sunset is one of my newest patterns, its story, however, spans for quite some time.

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Color Connections from a Delighted Quilter

Posted by on 1 November 2018 | 0 Comments

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It was a wonderful refreshing sight when I saw this beautiful quilt arrive in my inbox. Joanne from Armstrong, BC, Canada had recently purchased my pattern "Color Connections" and wanted to share a photo of her finished quilt.

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Autumn Colors Are Fun to Work With

Posted by on 23 October 2018 | 0 Comments

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So here is a preview of the quilt I've been working over the weekend. It is almost complete with only some quilting to finish off and if it had not been for the interruption, I would have finished it! It has taken me just 2.5 days to complete so a perfect weekend project.

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April Showers

Posted by on 1 October 2018 | 0 Comments

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What's under the needle this week? I've been playing with a new art quilt and having lots of fun. Check out the following photos...

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Night Owl

Posted by on 27 June 2018 | 0 Comments

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The “Night Owl” is the second in a series of bird wall hangings by Anita Eaton.

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Win a Flower Block pattern!

Posted by on 25 April 2018 | 12 Comments

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Do you know of a different flower I haven't made? Click through to my 2nd Flower block Competition and let me know a flower you cannot find on our BOW pages  and if I decide to add it to my collection, you'll receive a FREE copy of the pattern.

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Developing Applique Techniques for more than 37 years

Posted by Ruth on 28 January 2018 | 0 Comments

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Morning Glory block applique and embroidered by Ruth BlanchetThis year my goal is to do more quilting... a lot more quilting. As always, I have lots of quilt ideas floating around in my head, most of them involve applique... and I know I need to get them out. I've already made a start by creating my new Morning Glory block. Originally designed for my BOM Spring Life program, I rearranged it to create a whole new design and of course, I now have this available on my website: Morning Glory design

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Quick, Easy Quilt Pattern

Posted by Ruth on 21 November 2017 | 0 Comments

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Quick easy quilts make beautiful gifts. I revamped this quilt pattern after Sue sent me a photo of her newly quilted Stepping Stones quilt. This one she calls "Kitty Love".

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Butterflies and Flowers

Posted by Ruth on 20 October 2017 | 2 Comments

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BOM butterfly quilt Spring Life by Ruth BlanchetI am so excited to be able to publish my Block of the Month program and it is perfect for Spring! If you love butterflies, then you'll love this quilt too. I made this quilt for my granddaughter Amy as she just loves butterflies which is the theme for her bedroom.

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Stealing isn't Cool!

Posted by Ruth on 9 March 2017 | 34 Comments

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It's taken me a little time to write this blog post because I am still in shock-horror of what has happened to me. The purpose of this post is to make my fellow quilters, teachers, and colleagues aware of what is going on. When nothing is said, nothing changes so my hope is that you will spread the word so this sort of behavior doesn't continue. 

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