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Quilting Inspiration

Posted by on 1 July 2019 | 0 Comments

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Knowing what colors or fabrics to use when making a quilt is only part (but a very important part) of the way to creating a beautiful quilt. The rest comes in the creation, stitching, quilting and embellishing. Today I want to visit the quilting side of things, one of my favorite parts of quilt making.

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What Do These Three Quilts Have in Common?

Posted by on 14 May 2019 | 0 Comments

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Here are three quilts I've made in the past. What do you think they all have in common - other than I made them?

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My Zentangle Dophins continued

Posted by on 7 May 2019 | 0 Comments

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I couldn't wait to continue on with my Zentangle Design. To refresh your memory, here is where I'm up to. I ended after adding "Beadline". Check back to last week for full details of each stitch: My Zentangle Dolphins part 1.

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My Zentangle Dophins

Posted by on 23 April 2019 | 1 Comments

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I've had a wonderful time this past weekend stitching out my Zentangle Dolphins. If you missed my last post, do check back to see what it's all about: Zentangle Dolphins

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Sashiko Embroidery on my Bernina

Posted by on 8 April 2019 | 2 Comments

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Ages ago, probably 20 or more years ago, I watched a demo of how to create Sashiko on a Bernina sewing machine. Sashiko is a form of Japanese embroidery using a basic running stitch originally done by hand so you can imagine it would be difficult to create by machine. In today's world, there are special Sashiko sewing machines. It would be lovely to have one I'm sure. Anyway, I was thinking about this demo I'd seen and figured I must be able to do this so did a little research online.

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What to Look for When Choosing a Photo for Inspiration to Make a Quilt

Posted by Elizabeth on 2 April 2019 | 0 Comments

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When you're thinking about making a quilt you are often inspired by a photo... but it's actually harder than you think to pick the right one.... it's not always the prettiest one!!! Some photos are marvelous - as photos.... but not brilliant as an inspiration for a quilt. so choosing the right photo to start with is crucial!

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March Week Four

Posted by on 1 April 2019 | 0 Comments

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It's been a very hectic week with visitors and a wedding to attend so both Emma and I had little time to work on our challenge pieces but we did manage to progress. Emma used free-motion stitching to attach her applique. She started with the balloons...

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March Week Three

Posted by on 26 March 2019 | 0 Comments

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This week is all about getting the piece to come together - plans and ideas plus materials and a whole lot of fun! Here is Emma to describe what she did. I'll fill you in on my progress on the next page.... Over to Emma!

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March Week Three continued

Posted by on 26 March 2019 | 1 Comments

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If you missed reading about Emma's challenge, you can do so on the previous page.

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Elizabeth's view on Abstract Quilts

Posted by Elizabeth on 24 February 2019 | 1 Comments

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barton elizabeth strengthofquietwindows 300I'm looking forward to Elizabeth's next session of Abstract Art for Quiltmakers so thought it would be fun to get her thought's on Abstract Art.

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