Viewing entries posted in May 2014

Screen Printing Fun

Posted by Ruth on 29 May 2014 | 0 Comments

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Time to share some work from one of Shirley Goodwin's students in her Screen Printing class - which by the way, starts this weekend at the Academy of Quilting and to see what Shirley has been up to recently. Screen Printing is an inexpensive way to make fantastic new fabric - one of a kind at that and in Shirley's case, a fantastic new look to a quilt that she wasn't happy with.

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Challenge Rules for June week 1

Posted by Ruth on 29 May 2014 | 2 Comments

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June 1st is Sunday so we see a new stitch along challenge. Our theme for this month is Shapes. Are you ready to get started?

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CorelDraw for Quilters

Posted by Ruth on 27 May 2014 | 0 Comments

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I have to say, Lily Kerns has been working really hard, through all elements such as computer crashes and storms causing power outages, to bring her CorelDraw learning class up to date with the newest version of CorelDraw. Not only has she changed the lessons where needed but she is now including a new way of learning CorelDraw, through video. The class has three methods, so one is bound to suit you if not all three!

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My May Stitch Along week 4

Posted by Ruth on 26 May 2014 | 0 Comments

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I never quite got my stitch along project finished yesterday so had to get to today - a bad headache got in the way! But now, I'm happy to say my projects are finished.

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Clematis Quilt Pattern

Posted by Ruth on 24 May 2014 | 0 Comments

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Today I was looking at my Climbing Clematis quilt. This quilt was originally made for a beginner's class in color wash applique. The background is made up with a color wash of squares and clematis flowers are appliqued on top. It's fun and easy to make.

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Challenge Rules for May week 4

Posted by Ruth on 23 May 2014 | 0 Comments

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Did you complete last week's rules? Not too late at all, or maybe you didn't start yet so here are the rules for Week 1, Week 2 and Week 3. Join in the fun!

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Portraits in Fabric

Posted by Ruth on 23 May 2014 | 0 Comments

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Marilyn Belford's Realistic Fabric Portraits online class begins again today so I wanted to share some of the portraits students made in the last session. All very amazing. Great job students!

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My May Stitch Along week 3

Posted by Ruth on 19 May 2014 | 0 Comments

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I'm having fun with stitching this week, that is of course, after I cut up my blocks. After carefully stacking the two blocks exactly on top of each other, I made three cuts through them. Then rearranged them so they alternated from light to dark all the way around. This is how they looked:

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Challenge Rules for May week 3

Posted by Ruth on 16 May 2014 | 4 Comments

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Week three rules are going to be fun. Get ready with your rotary cutter and ruler and let's begin.

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Do you know how to do Broderie Perse?

Posted by Ruth on 16 May 2014 | 0 Comments

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Do you know what Broderie Perse is and how to use it? I used it in one of my stitch along challenges last year so if you joined me then, you'll know what it is all about. It is a form of applique using motifs from fabric prints. Susan Dorchester teaches the class and knows all the ins and outs. Today she shares with me and you some of the pieces she has made using Broderie Perse.

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