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Do you know difference...?

Posted by on 27 July 2015 | 2 Comments

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circular bargello - online workshop or quilt patternDo you know the difference between a basic straight bargello design and a circular bargello design? There are two main differences between these designs. The obvious one is that the bargello strips form a circle in the circular bargello and this is because all the strips are cut as wedges. The second difference is that all bargello strips are cut the same width whereas a straight bargello has many different widths to form the design. All this is covered in my Circular Bargello Class which I teach at the Academy of Quilting.

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Need new ideas for 2 1/2" strips?

Posted by Ruth on 26 July 2015 | 3 Comments

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If you need a new way to use those 2 1/2" strips you have been collecting, you want to give this pattern a try "Flower Boxes". There are multiple layout and border options to make any size quilt you need and this technique is definitely a new one. Include the flowers or not, the inspiration can lead you into a new world of creativity.

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Pattern Giveaway

Posted by Ruth on 15 July 2015 | 0 Comments

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light upon the earth quilt - available as pattern designed by Ruth BlanchetHey, I decided to do a pattern giveaway. I want to give away one of my favorite flower patterns.... the Calla Lily quilt "Light Upon the Earth".

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Purple Dawn changes

Posted by Ruth on 3 June 2015 | 0 Comments

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purple dawn quilt pattern made using Hoffman FabricsPurple Dawn is a quilt I made a few years ago with Hoffman Fabrics and today I was wondering how it would look in a larger size. The pattern actually comes in two sizes already, 43" square and 84" square, but I figured I could easily make it rectangular instead.

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Mother's Day Rose

Posted by Ruth on 6 May 2015 | 0 Comments

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the rose quilt - a quilt design with yellow and orange rosesMany quilters don't know that the majority of my applique stitching is raw edge. Even just recently, when I was showing some of my applique flowers, a number of quilters asked, "is that really raw edge?". Of course, there are some secrets in my technique which reduce fraying and give the appearance that the edges are turned under.

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Changing Seasons

Posted by Ruth on 14 February 2015 | 1 Comments

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I am so excited to finally get another quilt pattern published. It is always a good feeling to get another chalked off the board so I can move onto the next. Of course, by the time I chalk one off, I've usually added at least half a dozen more. Anyway, my latest pattern is called Changing Seasons.

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A new Array of Color

Posted by Ruth on 23 January 2015 | 0 Comments

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array of colorI've been contemplating about making a new Array of Color. I often make patterns over again especially popular ones. I am thinking that I should make a slight color change as well.

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I've Been Tagged in a Blog Hop

Posted by Ruth on 8 December 2014 | 0 Comments

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I've been tagged! It's the "Around the World Blog hop" and I've been tagged by Cindy Foster of Oregon.  Cindy is a quilter and designer, currently working towards her local Christmas Bazaar, and operates her own company "Carter Creek Quilts".

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Creative Twist on Purse

Posted by Ruth on 8 December 2014 | 1 Comments

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Candy Sweet purse for AmyAny excuse to make something for someone is always high on my list of things to do especially when it comes to Christmas and Birthdays, so knowing my granddaughter Amy loves purses, I just had to make her one this Christmas. I used my Candy Sweet Purse Pattern to create a new style design just for her. The original pattern has two applique designs that can be used - or you can use a favorite fabric in the panel inside - but I chose to create my own fabric and add some additional touches.

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Spring to Fall - recipe

Posted by Ruth on 31 October 2014 | 0 Comments

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November I always consider the beginning of the "crazy" season, well that's how I look at it. Everyone is crazily trying to get their projects finished or in some cases, started and getting ready for our Christmas festivities. Although it is Spring in the southern hemisphere and fall in the northern, it reminds me of pumpkins - could be Halloween of course! Anyway, I must say that "pumpkin anything" is listed at the top of my favorites so I thought I'd share a couple of recipes.

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