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Down in the Woods

Posted by on 7 September 2020 | 0 Comments

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Remember last week I mentioned a new pattern? Well, it is here now! Freshly released and a fun make with modern cutting techniques (or traditional if you prefer). My new quilt is called "Woodland Foxes" and is ideal for baby or toodler as you can make it in any size you require with ease - crib, cot, single or lap quilt.

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Free-hand Embroidery and Beading

Posted by on 11 August 2020 | 0 Comments

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It always amuses me how one blog post leads to another. My recent post about how to make a knitting needle case sparked some added interest among quilters as the beading on the cover caught their eye. It's not something I teach in my free online class, just merely an extra feature added because I liked the effect!

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Tips and Suggestions for Foundation Piecing Based on Mariner's Compass

Posted by on 14 July 2020 | 0 Comments

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Recently, I've had a number of quilters ask me about foundation piecing.... in particular my Mariner's Compass pattern. I have this available as the full pattern with complete instructions and the templates only...... and also as an online workshop that includes a beginner's block and an advanced block.

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Colorful Poppy Embroidery

Posted by on 7 July 2020 | 0 Comments

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A few weeks ago I made my pansy applique block as an embroidered block. This is how it looked....

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Working on a New Design

Posted by on 30 June 2020 | 0 Comments

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I'm really excited about working on a new design although it is taking a little longer than inticipated with all that is going on lately! I decided though, that I should give you a sneak preview....

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More Ways Than One to Use An Applique Pattern

Posted by on 14 June 2020 | 4 Comments

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It suddenly occured to me that my applique flowers can be made in a number of other ways, not just applique so today I wanted to show you how I created a new block from one of my existing flower blocks - actually, I chose my very first flower block in my BOW series, the pansy.

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So many Reds!

Posted by on 8 June 2020 | 0 Comments

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Last week I made my first Folded Ribbon Heart from Anita's new pattern. It was super easy and super fun!

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Folded Ribbon Heart Block

Posted by on 2 June 2020 | 0 Comments

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Over the past week, I have been working with Anita on getting her newest pattern published. It's been a lot of fun discovering all the various ways her Folded Ribbon Heart can work in blocks and quilts or table runners so today I wanted to share some of the great points this pattern has.

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Quilt As You Go - How to Insert a Quilted Block

Posted by on 10 May 2020 | 0 Comments

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Most of my applique blocks are quilt-as-you-go because I prefer to do the applique stitching through all layers and it is just so much easier to quilt small blocks than it is a large quilt. My flower blocks which have added stitching are all done this way. After launching my new flower block quilt "Flower Garden" I had a customer ask "how do you add a layered block into a pieced quilt design?" .....I decided to share the answer here on my blog.

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A Flower Garden Quilt

Posted by on 4 May 2020 | 0 Comments

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Over the last week, I have been finishing off my "Flower Garden" quilt pattern. Coordinating the fabrics was the most fun and wording it in the pattern rather than referring to color makes it easy for you to pick your own set of fabric colors. Note: To learn more about color choices, I can highly recommend Elizabeth Barton's Color Course - it has a wealth of information and exercises to try.

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