Quilt Enhancing

Posted by Ruth on 13 September 2017 | 0 Comments

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There are several of Daphne Greig's quilts below. Do you know what she used to enhance them, AFTER the quilting was completed?

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Breathtaking Fabric Portraits

Posted by Ruth on 11 September 2017 | 0 Comments

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Nine amazing textile portraits have hit social media by storm you could say... and I'm not surprised. These portraits are so real like that you wouldn't imagine they were made of fabrics. Marilyn Belford made her first portrait of her parents (shown top left) back in 1999, she has gone on to make many more wonderful portraits as well as other art quilts. She is one very talented lady! 

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Yosemite Falls, Sandy Beaches or Simple Waves...

Posted by Linda on 5 September 2017 | 0 Comments

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"Waves and Waterfalls" is about to begin again - I do hope you join in and make these pieces with me, because what's a party without people?

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The Modern Quilt

Posted by Elizabeth Barton on 31 August 2017 | 0 Comments

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In the 21st century, the “modern quilt” became a movement or style of quilts in its own right.

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Feeling the Heat of Summer? Winter will be here before you know it!

Posted by Linda on 22 August 2017 | 0 Comments

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Yes, we know it is the heat of the summer, but winter will be here before you know it, and we will once again be up to our eyes in snow. This past winter in California was unbelievably snowy, so let’s put on our winter coats and think SNOW!

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My Stitch Along August Week 4

Posted by Ruth on 21 August 2017 | 0 Comments

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Today I chose a quilt to finish off that I had made quite a while ago. It's a pepper quilt which I made as part of my Still Life workshop. It was completed and I had not planned to quilt it more than the stitching that edged the applique, but my love for stitching, made me think twice about that decision.... pepper quilt for Still Life Workshop

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August Stitch Along Week Three rules

Posted by Ruth on 14 August 2017 | 0 Comments

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Here we are on the fourth week of stitch along rules for July/August so I'm sure you know exactly what is coming next. I have to admit I'm a bit behind this week because I have been very busy getting the new format set up for our workshops at academyofquilting.com .... more about that in the very near future.

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Piecing or Applique?

Posted by Ruth on 8 August 2017 | 1 Comments

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When Rose Hughes introduced me to her Fast-Piece Applique™ technique, I first thought it was another way to applique, but I was wrong. This is the easiest way I have ever seen to piece curves and circles, even spirals! If you're like me and not fond of piecing curves then you are definitely missing out if you haven't tried this. I tried Rose's method and couldn't believe how easy it was.

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My Stitch Along August Week 2

Posted by on 7 August 2017 | 0 Comments

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It wasn't until the very last moment that I actually decided which piece to finish. I looked at my free block and decided that would look better with some more quilting on it. I looked at Moon Lake and was not sure what sort of finishing I would do so that left me with my Halloween Pumpkin.

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August Stitch Along Week One Rules

Posted by on 30 July 2017 | 0 Comments

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Did you complete the last two sets of rules for two different types of quilt finishing? If you haven't check back to see what I did for Week Two (a facing finish) and Week Four (an alternative facing finish).

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