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Aid for helping You create Dimension in Textiles

Posted by Ruth on 23 January 2015 | 0 Comments

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Did you ever wonder how I get dimension in my still life textiles? Today I'm going to share with you a tool that I work with and that I'm sure you all have. It's simply, your camera. I took this excerpt from my Still Life class to share with you. 

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A new Array of Color

Posted by Ruth on 23 January 2015 | 1 Comments

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array of colorI've been contemplating about making a new Array of Color. I often make patterns over again especially popular ones. I am thinking that I should make a slight color change as well.

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Stitch Along January part 4

Posted by Ruth on 22 January 2015 | 0 Comments

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Have you been following along with the gallery? It's been fun watching it grow. We have one more week to go, but of course you need the rules before you can get started. So here we go....

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What's Lily been doing?

Posted by Ruth on 21 January 2015 | 0 Comments

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Meet Lily Kerns, she's a whole lot of fun and enjoys showing the world what she is up to. She been creating videos with Adobe Voice...

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Create a Wintry Scene

Posted by Linda Schmidt on 20 January 2015 | 1 Comments

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In the Winter Wonderland class, we start out by transforming a piece of white fabric into a winter forest background, moving from this:

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My January Stitch Along week 3

Posted by Ruth on 18 January 2015 | 0 Comments

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Week three is already here for our stitch along party. Can you believe it is going this fast? Be sure to check out the gallery this week, I've added new entries.... and also remember to check back to the rules if you missed them. Here is this week's again: Week Three.

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Pocket Trapezoids - Victorian Box

Posted by Ruth on 18 January 2015 | 1 Comments

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Today Barbara is going to share with you how she makes Trapezoid Pockets in her Victorian Sewing Box online class. This is just one of the many things you learn in this online class and of course, we all want to add pockets in our sewing boxes.

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Stitch Along January part 3

Posted by Ruth on 15 January 2015 | 0 Comments

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Did you check out the Gallery this week? Don't miss out, it's fun to watch it grow. And if you missed the rules last week, check back to Week 2 rules - now on to week three and the cool colored fabrics...

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Any idea what fabric you can use for Broderie Perse?

Posted by Ruth on 13 January 2015 | 0 Comments

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You have all heard of Broderie Perse right? Broderie Perse is a fun technique that can be applied to traditional or contemporary themed quilts. It has been around a long time, although not as common today, you can certainly have a lot of fun with it and create some amazing unique quilts. Susan Dorchester teaches Broderie Perse online at the Academy of Quilting and we thought we'd give you a snipit of what you might learn when choosing a suitable fabric for Broderie Perse applique.

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Anita's Stars Entwined

Posted by Anita on 12 January 2015 | 0 Comments

I have always enjoyed star quilts.  I also like geometric shapes, and have played with dividing up various parts of familiar quilt blocks.  Entwined Stars is the result of one of those experiments.

entwined star designMoving the various elements, and making the center the same as the background versus using a different center makes a huge difference in the look of the star.  One of the aspects I particularly like is the way the colors sort of wind around the star, appearing and disappearing.

The stars can be light against a dark background in night sky colors, or they can be dark against a light background.  My first versions were in 30's fabrics against a white background.  Batiks are lovely, it seems that this pattern looks good in a great many fabrics.  My students have come up with some wonderful combinations that I had not considered. You'll have so much fun to see the variety, just as I do.

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