Viewing entries posted in March 2013

Recap on the First Quarter

Posted by Ruth on 31 March 2013 | 0 Comments

I cannot believe the first quarter of the year has come and gone. So far the challenge of blogging every day has been met although I have to admit, some days it has been pretty tough getting myself to do it. Usually on a busy day and it's 9pm when I just getting started!

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Art Quilts - landscapes

Posted by Ruth on 30 March 2013 | 1 Comments

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I thought it might be fun to show you some of the different art quilts I have made over the years when I realized that there is no way I could fit them all into one post so I decided I should select some categories and present several posts over the coming weeks. Today is the first group - landscapes.

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Friday Flower Morning Glory

Posted by Ruth on 29 March 2013 | 0 Comments

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Morning Glories have a trumpet shaped flower and grow on a vines. I have seen them mostly in shades of blue and purple, but they also come in yellow, white and red. Their name tells us all, they love the morning sunshine.

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New Calendar

Posted by Ruth on 28 March 2013 | 1 Comments

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At the Academy of Quilting we have been working on a new calendar and a slightly different way of presenting our classes. Now you don't have to wait any longer to register for a class and have a choice of dates to select from. 

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Machine Quilting Day 13

Posted by Ruth on 27 March 2013 | 0 Comments

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Today's inspiration photo is something you most likely see a lot - floor tiles. These kitchen floor tiles are various sizes so make for an interesting design.

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ABC's Baby Quilt

Posted by Ruth on 26 March 2013 | 3 Comments

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I've been wanting to make a block from the ABC quilt for a while. I'd really like to make them all, but let's start with one.

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Grandmother's Puzzle revisited

Posted by Ruth on 25 March 2013 | 2 Comments

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Last week I made a Grandmother's Puzzle block. It was a difficult block becaues the shapes within it did not form any sort of easy construction grid. By this I mean, there is no where on the block that you can draw a straight line from one side to the opposite side without cutting through another piece. This is the reason I had to use a set-in seam.

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A Day to Remember

Posted by Ruth on 24 March 2013 | 2 Comments

27 years ago today I remember as if it was yesterday. I woke about 1:30am. It was time to get up and drive the hour and half to the hospital. Some short hours later my youngest daughter was born and she sure let the world know she was alive. 

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My Quilting Beginnings

Posted by Ruth on 23 March 2013 | 3 Comments

Many times I am asked this question - “how did I get started in applique and quilting?” – so today I decided to write my story to share with all my quilt friends around the world.

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Friday Flower Aquilegia

Posted by Ruth on 22 March 2013 | 1 Comments

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Aquilegia. I never knew until the other day that this was the real name for the flower I have always known a Granny Bonnet.  The word Aquilegia derived from the Latin word Eagle (aquila). It was named this because its outer petals resemble the claw of an eagle. The common name Columbine is the Latin word for dove. I never knew this either. The name Granny Bonnet was born because the flower looks just like a granny's bonnet - you know the kind, like granny had in the story Little Red Riding Hood.

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