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Memorabilia quilt

Posted by Anita on 17 October 2016 | 0 Comments

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Memorabilia quilt by Anita EatonThis small wall hanging is my current work in progress. It is a small memory quilt, a collection of items that I have gathered over a number of years.

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How to change the color scheme of a quilt

Posted by Ruth on 29 September 2016 | 0 Comments

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Are there times you'd like to create a quilt in a different color scheme? I often wonder how one of my quilts would look using orange instead of yellow for example or see a pattern I like but want to create it in a completely different color scheme. I have an easy way to decide which colors I want so I thought I'd show you this simple trick on how you can get an idea for different colors in your quilt. I'm going to use my Color Connections pattern as an example.

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Workshop in a Book

Posted by Ruth on 19 August 2016 | 2 Comments

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Over the last 6 months or so I've been working on a new concept which helps quilters take the leap from traditional quilting into quilt art. One of my teacher friends described them as a "workshop in a book" which is a good way to think of it. Basically, it is a challenge project where you do your own thing following certain guidelines and using whatever you have on hand. It's a great way to use up those scraps and odd buttons, beads and charms, as well as get you started in quilt art. I call these e-books, Creative Journals.

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Mixing things Up - I tried something new!

Posted by Ruth on 3 July 2016 | 2 Comments

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Until Lee Vause introduced herself to the Academy of Quilting I had not heard of Zentangle so this was a whole new area of quilting for me. Of course, making tangle designs using free-motion stitching really grabbed my interest. As I worked with Lee to get her classes installed (she has two now, A Zentangle Journey Part 1 and Part 2) I knew this was something I would want to try at some point. The thought was put on hold for a while.

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More Grab-a-bags

Posted by Ruth on 9 June 2016 | 0 Comments

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These grab-a-bags are a little different to what you normally see as usually you don't know what's inside - mostly mystery items. There are four patterns inside and the bag is only $8.00 so that's $2.00 per pattern, but for our grab-a-bags you get at least one pattern you want. There are several to choose from. Select your favorite pattern and receive 3 more!

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Two More Animal Blocks

Posted by Ruth on 9 June 2016 | 0 Comments

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In between other things, I've been working on the next two animal blocks designed by Hamish. If you missed the previous story, be sure to check it out on my post: Meet Hamish.

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Grab-a-bags

Posted by Ruth on 4 June 2016 | 0 Comments

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This weekend I was sorting out some of the patterns we still have in stock and decided that I could make some grab-a-bags. A little different to what you normally see as often with grab-a-bags you don't know what's inside - mostly mystery items. There are four patterns inside and they are only $8.00  I made several with at least one known pattern which I put on the front so quilters knew they were getting a minimum of one favorite. I think this was more fun. Here they are...

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Sunflower Bouquet

Posted by Ruth on 17 May 2016 | 0 Comments

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Sunflower Bouquet an applique quilt pattern made using Hoffman Fabrics

Sunflower Bouquet

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Every quilt has a story

Posted by Ruth on 5 May 2016 | 0 Comments

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yellow rose of hope made by Ruth BlanchetEvery quilt has a story attached to it, whether it be short or long, it is always personal to the maker and the receiver which makes every quilt special. Today I want to share my story of a quilt I made this week.

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