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My September Stitch Along Week 4

Posted by Ruth on 25 September 2016 | 0 Comments

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yacht quilted aroundIt's time to finish up my project and make sure I used all the words in this challenge. I already had all my words included except for two “french knot” and “ripple”.

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September Stitch Along Rules Week 4

Posted by Ruth on 22 September 2016 | 0 Comments

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needleturn appliqued yachtI don't know about you, but this challenge has me doing some techniques I haven't done in a long time. It is always nice to revisit them. I'm referring to hand applique. I have always enjoyed it, just never had enough time to do a lot of it. I do like how the pieces pop up compares to fusible applique.

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More Abstract Art anyone?

Posted by Elizabeth Barton on 20 September 2016 | 0 Comments

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More abstract art for quiltmakers - City Lights by Elizabeth BartonIn my More Abstract Art for Quiltmakers, we look at the work of several well-known abstract artists. Mondrian is a huge favorite for quiltmakers...and after I show the class how he made his way from realistic painting to abstract work, I then challenge them with the following exercise:

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My September Stitch Along Week 3

Posted by Ruth on 18 September 2016 | 0 Comments

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This part was all about constructing the applique. I needed to add my bridge and also a small boat or yacht in the water.

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September Stitch Along Rules Week 3

Posted by Ruth on 15 September 2016 | 0 Comments

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Emma's quilt background for week three of the Stitch AlongHow are you coming along with your challenge piece? The instructions for this week are coming up next, but check out how Emma is getting along first! She has created an amazing background with lots of details as you can see in this photo. She's enjoying filling out her journal pages also, it makes for an interesting read! 

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Exciting Times for Linda

Posted by Ruth on 14 September 2016 | 0 Comments

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Linda is excited about teaching her Fireworks in Flight class again on the Academy site, but also that this quilt just won Best Embellishment award at the Best of the Valley Quilt Show and Best of Show at the Alameda County Fair, as well as acceptance into the New Quilts of Northern California at the Pacific International Quilt Show.

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My September Stitch Along Week 2

Posted by Ruth on 11 September 2016 | 0 Comments

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Those 2½" squares I'd found in my stash were perfect to get started with this challenge. I pulled the darkest out and starting at the top, lay out five columns and worked downward. I figured that once pieced that would make a top of 10" wide and if I went down 6 squares my piece will end up 10" x 12". Seems like a good size.

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September Stitch Along Rules Week 2

Posted by Ruth on 8 September 2016 | 0 Comments

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Are you ready for Part 2 of this challenge? I know I am! I'm really eager to get back into some quilting. Let's get started...

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Let it snow!

Posted by Ruth on 8 September 2016 | 0 Comments

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It might be spring in New Zealand but you wouldn't think so by the look of this photo my sister-in-law took yesterday morning!

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My September Stitch Along Week 1

Posted by Ruth on 4 September 2016 | 0 Comments

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I'm so excited to get back to my Stitch Alongs and thinking quilting, although I still had a little trouble filling in my full grid, but only on repeated letters so that's not too bad. Here's how my grid looks:

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