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Things you can try when screen printing

Posted by Shirley on 24 May 2016 | 0 Comments

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Shirley's a whiz when it comes to screen printing. Here's just a few things you can try in her screen printing workshop.... and did you know? Even though a screen helps, it isn't even necessary for this class!  

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My May Stitch Along Week 4

Posted by Ruth on 22 May 2016 | 0 Comments

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Last week I decided to foundation piece my flower. It actually went a little quicker than I thought and I think, with some pleasing results. I'm going to describe the process below so you can give it a try too. 

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People in Places

Posted by Linda Schmidt on 18 May 2016 | 0 Comments

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Linda S. Schmidt’s "People in Places" online workshop is starting up soon, so sign up now!  This class is a great one for people who would like to learn how to transform a favorite photo into a fabric work of art.

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Sunflower Bouquet

Posted by Ruth on 17 May 2016 | 0 Comments

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Sunflower Bouquet an applique quilt pattern made using Hoffman Fabrics

Sunflower Bouquet

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Choosing a color palette

Posted by Elizabeth Barton on 16 May 2016 | 0 Comments

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As I see it there are two ways to choosing a palette – one is to be rather technical and methodical and work from the color wheel, deciding whether or not your palette will be analogous (3 or 4 colors adjacent on the color wheel), or complementary (two colors (and perhaps their neighbors) opposite each other on the color wheel).

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My May Stitch Along Week 3

Posted by Ruth on 15 May 2016 | 0 Comments

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I have to admit, it is fun going back to the design board to recreate the same image again. It makes you put your thinking cap on to come up with different ideas. I'm not really a "piecing" person, but I figured this photo could work rather well as a foundation block so decided that's what I would do.

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May Stitch Along Rules Week 3

Posted by Ruth on 12 May 2016 | 0 Comments

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For week three of our May challenge, I decided we should make this flower again but in a different way to last week's flower. The idea is to get your thinking of alternative methods of construction. You can use the same flower, or another if you like, but make the methods different.

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My May Stitch Along Week 2

Posted by Ruth on 8 May 2016 | 0 Comments

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Oh man, did I have a lot of fun with my flower stitch along this weekend. This could get really addictive! I even tried out something new. A technique that I refer to as back to front applique. You see, instead of fusing the back of the fabric to cut it out, I made a sandwich of backing, batting and fusible webbing - in that order so the fusible was on top. Then I cut pieces of green fabric and lay them on top of the fusible, making sure it was all covered before pressing it in place. It worked a charm!

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May Stitch Along Rules Week 2

Posted by Ruth on 5 May 2016 | 0 Comments

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I hope you collected any supplies to begin the challenge this weekend. Remember you can use your own flower photo or this one. Check back to Week One for a larger image if you need.

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Every quilt has a story

Posted by Ruth on 5 May 2016 | 0 Comments

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yellow rose of hope made by Ruth BlanchetEvery quilt has a story attached to it, whether it be short or long, it is always personal to the maker and the receiver which makes every quilt special. Today I want to share my story of a quilt I made this week.

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