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Christmas Block-a-thon block 2

Posted by on 20 January 2020 | 2 Comments

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For this week's blog, I decided to play with EQ8 to design my own block. It's easy to start with a block and move some lines around however it is always best to start with the size you intend using so you don't get funky cutting instructions. For example, if you want a 12" finished block, don't play with a 5-patch block. On the other hand, a 6" block would be fine because you can double it to make 12".

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Down on the Farm - Ducks

Posted by on 13 January 2020 | 0 Comments

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I spent Christmas down on the farm at my daughter's place in North Canterbury. It's such a different lifestyle than the big city! It reminded me of my Country quilt I made a number of years ago "A Day in the Country" which is not only a BOM series but also an online workshop.

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Christmas Block-a-thon - Block 1

Posted by on 10 December 2019 | 5 Comments

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I know it is a bit late for thinking about making a Christmas quilt, but I figured if I started now, then I might have it done by 2020. You see, I just love Anita's Christmas quilt and the great thing about it is you can make blocks as you like then later put it all together. That's what I am planning on doing.

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Flower Blocks

Posted by on 5 November 2019 | 0 Comments

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This week instead of hoops I'm going to use canvas blocks. You can do the same thing with stretcher bars if you prefer. The biggest thing with these is to allow enough background fabric to go around the sides and over at least a good inch onto the back. Anything smaller and you will need to add additional fabric as I did with my pepper block.

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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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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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