April Stitch Along - week 4 instructions

Posted by Ruth on 21 April 2017 | 0 Comments

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This is going to be my most favorite week of all! I think I'll call it Windows :) You'll need 3 pieces of paper or card this week about the same size as your three projects - not essential, but I think it will make it easier - and some extra fabric.

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Adding Text on Your Quilt

Posted by Shirley Goodwin on 20 April 2017 | 0 Comments

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Shirley's Christmas quilt made in EQ7

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How Barbara Began Making Victorian Sewing Boxes

Posted by Barbara Dieges on 19 April 2017 | 0 Comments

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Barbara Dieges' Victorian Box 001I had nothing to do one day, so I spent it at the Pasadena (CA) Library. They have an awesome section, or did at the time, of old magazines. When I am talking old, I am being literal. This padded hexagonal box was illustrated in an 1867 Godey’s Lady’s Book; which was a lady's magazine of that day. There was no pattern, so I used the illustration to make my own. The pictures all show lace, but if you don't like lace and ruffles, you can just use cording. Cording is used on three of the lids, so the lace can be dispensed with on the other three. I like the lace, because, first of all, it is pretty and it helps hide the gap between the lids.

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My April Stitch Along Week 3

Posted by Ruth on 18 April 2017 | 0 Comments

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photo of tree trunkThis week I decided not to do the leaves - instead, I chose the moss on the tree trunk.

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Texture

Posted by Elizabeth Barton on 18 April 2017 | 0 Comments

The low immersion techniques we have used so far to create different values and colors leave a beautiful random texture on the fabric. But there are also ways to make very specific textures, in fact, there are so many ways that I have decided to limit to just one, so there will be lots more for you to explore when you have finished this class. I am going to focus on a type of texture I have a lot of experience with. I have found to be both amazingly beautiful and frustratingly demanding in designing quilts using it.

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April 2017 Stitch Along Gallery

Posted by Ruth on 15 April 2017 | 0 Comments

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It is great to see some photos come in from other quilters joining me this month in my monthly stitch along. I cannot wait to see more photos coming in. If you want to join in and missed the instructions, you can find them here:

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April Stitch Along - week 3 instructions

Posted by Ruth on 14 April 2017 | 0 Comments

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Another week and another piece to create. We have two new photos!

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My April Stitch Along Week 2 - part 2

Posted by Ruth on 13 April 2017 | 1 Comments

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stitch along april week 2 photo of leavesIf you read my last blog post you will know that I didn't quite finish up my weekend challenge project because of being away at a family reunion so now I can finish up and get ready to post the next set of instructions.

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My April Stitch Along Week 2

Posted by Ruth on 10 April 2017 | 0 Comments

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stitch along april week 2 photo of leavesI am a little late with my blog post this week because I have been away at a family reunion all weekend - what a blast! I did manage to get started but was unable to do any stitching without my machine.

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April Stitch Along - week 2 instructions

Posted by Ruth on 7 April 2017 | 0 Comments

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How did you get on with last week's challenge? Did you finish your block? We're going to start a new one this week!

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