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Tuesday Tutor - Block Three

Posted by Ruth on 1 February 2011 | 0 Comments

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Flip block - free patternThis week’s block isn't a standard block, but one made to fit our design. It’s a technique you will be learning which can be used in many common blocks. I refer to it as the flip-block.

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Applique Pattern Highlight

Posted by Ruth on 28 January 2011 | 3 Comments

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You can only imagine how thrilled I was when I discovered one of my applique patterns on the cover of Clotilde's Catalog for their February 2011 issue. I almost feel famous <grin> Today I discovered my "Array of Color" applique pattern featured on Clotilde's website and on their catalog cover.

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Teddy Quilt Jigsaw

Posted by Ruth on 27 January 2011 | 2 Comments

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I always consider piecing a quilt to be a little like a jigsaw puzzle, all the pieces have to fit just right. This jigsaw is especially for my sister and her twins. I made this quilt for the twins and have recently published it as a quilt pattern. Yes I made two, and then another as the sample quilt. It's called "I love Teddy". There are six appliqued teddy bears all wearing different colored vests while the background is made of jewel colored square-in-a-square blocks. I would consider the piecing to be advanced but the applique is easy using my fusible blanket stitch technique (full details included in the pattern). Read more about this pattern here >>

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Tuesday Tutor - Block Two - Nine-patch

Posted by Ruth on 25 January 2011 | 0 Comments

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Welcome back to our third lesson for Tuesday Tutor. Did you find the previous lessons?

Lesson One: Requirements >>

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Free Poppy Pattern

Posted by Ruth on 19 January 2011 | 6 Comments

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Yesterday I added some extra features to my blog such as a link to our free newsletter letter, but what you don't see is the free quilt pattern you receive when you subscribe so I thought I'd better mention that because everyone wants to know that for sure. Our free poppy pattern is worth US$8.00 (hardcopy). It's a fun block to make and it is sent right to your inbox after you've confirmed you email subscription. 

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An In Depth Look At “A Freshness Of Spring” – Part 3

Posted by Ruth on 12 January 2011 | 3 Comments

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If you have been following along you will have read our previous blog post about my "A Freshness of Spring" quilt. Just in case you missed the two earlier posts, here are links back to them.

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Tuesday Tutor - free quilt pattern

Posted by Ruth on 11 January 2011 | 2 Comments

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Tuesday Tutor is the beginning of a series of blogs posted every Tuesday. We hope you'll join us for the next 8 weeks as we give you instructions on how to make this unique quilt sampler. This is great if you have never done quilting before or if you're a beginner, or just want to make the quilt for fun. Join us as we work along.

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An In Depth Look At “A Freshness Of Spring” – Part 2

Posted by Ruth on 7 January 2011 | 5 Comments

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The Stitching.

One of the things I love about quilting is the actual stitching or quilting used to enhanced the design. Not everyone enjoys this process, but I certainly do. Using the sewing machine and various stitches (I have two favorite), I add coloring through thread work and extra detail with quilting stitches.

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Free Online Quilting Class

Posted by Ruth on 6 January 2011 | 1 Comments

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A lot of quilters ask "how do you take an online quilting class?". Everyone seems very interested and eager to try so I decided to make it easy for quilters and sewers to learn by writing a short class for newcomers to experience the concept of online quilt learning. Instead of just a question and answer page, I wanted a hands on experience and so the book cover with applique flowers was born. It is a wonderful creative idea for a gift with your personal touch.

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An In Depth Look at "A Freshness of Spring" - part 1

Posted by Ruth on 4 January 2011 | 5 Comments

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One of my projects last year was to recreate any one of my quilt pattern designs. My choice was "A Freshness of Spring".

This quilt was born in 2006. It was created in shades of blue for the background and daisies of white with yellow centers. Today I have remade it, creating a more scenic view using background shades of green, purple and blue.

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