Easy Way to Frame a Block or small quilt

Posted by on 11 December 2018 | 0 Comments

frame series of picturesFraming is a really easy way to make a wonderful gift .....and looks great displayed in a set too if you have a little more time. This is one of the methods I describe in my "20 Methods to Finish Your Quilts" book.

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Chopping Up a Quilt

Posted by Ruth on 8 October 2018 | 4 Comments

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Why would I want to chop up a quilt? Literally, I don't but it is fun to imagine what we can create by chopping one up. This idea came to me while creating my last challenge and not knowing what to do with the final piece. The finished project was not something I particularly wanted to display, so I had the idea of chopping it up for coasters. You can check that blog post out here if you want.

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Some Fabrics Are Just Too Hard to Cut Into

Posted by Ruth on 26 September 2018 | 0 Comments

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Hey, do you have one of those scenic fabrics or large prints that you just don't want to cut into? Most of us do so today I want to share with you one way you can preserve that beautiful fabric by showcasing it in a quilt but still enjoy cutting it up so it is not just sitting in your stash waiting to be used.

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Winter Projects are Perfect with Winter Food

Posted by Ruth on 19 September 2018 | 0 Comments

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We all know that winter is a great time to quilt. Staying indoors by a cozy fire, out of the weather is definitely the choice option. Of course, staying indoors in summer out of the blazing heat is also a perfect time to quilt - in fact, when isn't there a perfect time to quilt? .... but one of the things I love about winter quilting so winter foods and one of my favorite is soup - nothing better on a cold winter day, smelling the soup simmering away as I quilt. My all-time favorite is Pumpkin soup!

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My Adventure with Stained Glass Applique

Posted by Ruth on 12 September 2018 | 0 Comments

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Throughout its thousand-year history, stained glass has been known as colored glass outlined in black - usually leading - and found in windows of churches or other religious building. Stained Glass is still popular today and often referred to as art glass. 

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April Showers in July

Posted by on 25 July 2018 | 1 Comments

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July has been a very creative month for me. I've been working on a number of different designs. Earlier this month it was a Bargello and this week something completely different. One I have named as "April Showers". Here's a sneak preview showing off some of the colors and stitching I've been doing.

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Inspired by Granddaughter's drawing

Posted by on 18 July 2018 | 0 Comments

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With school break upon us, it is only natural that I spend more time with my granddaughters. Both my girls love to draw like many children their age. Being only 2 years old, Isabella generally likes me to draw for her and one of her favorite things for me to draw is flowers. We draw big ones, little ones, some to the right, some to the left, and various colored ones.

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Sue's Flower

Posted by on 11 July 2018 | 0 Comments

What's under my needle this week? Well, I've been working on my Bargello so not much to show you so I thought I'd share Sue's beautiful flower block instead. If you remember back in April I asked for flower requests to make a new flower block. There were many suggested and King Protea was selected. Sue received a free copy of the pattern and this week she sent me a photo of her finished block.

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A New Bargello in the Making

Posted by Ruth on 3 July 2018 | 1 Comments

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This week I have been working on a new Bargello design and although I cannot show you the full design, I can certainly give you a sneak preview. Like many of my other Bargellos this design is very unique.

2018 bargello

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Something a little different today - not quilting

Posted by Ruth on 26 June 2018 | 1 Comments

This week I stepped away from quilting but of course, not from my sewing machine. My daughter is due to have her second baby and asked me to make some dribble bibs and gauzes so that's what I did - both very quick and easy. All I needed to do was run the overlocker around the gauzes - I made about a dozen or so, ranging in different sizes. The dribble bibs took a little longer.

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