Viewing entries posted in February 2015

Beautiful Crazy and Sane

Posted by Ruth on 9 February 2015 | 0 Comments

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Cindy Thury Smith’s CRAZY AND SANE class is designed to introduce experienced crazy piecers to some simple sewing techniques to add visual punch to their crazy quilts. Sane quilters frequently use secondary patterns, settings and sashing to highlight their designs and crazy quilters can also use these. It is also an effort to show how the technique of crazy piecing can be adapted to many shapes (such as the diamonds pieced in Cindy's quilt below) and inserted into many traditional block designs to get a really crazy and sane quilt.

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My February Stitch Along week 2

Posted by Ruth on 8 February 2015 | 0 Comments

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I am all set to get started with this week's stitch along. First up, I had to layer the sections with sketched fabric on top, batting in center and a backing. I used the same hand dyed fabric for the back.stitch along feb15 w2 a

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Stitch along February rules part 2

Posted by Ruth on 5 February 2015 | 0 Comments

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Did you miss week one of our February stitch along? If so, check out the rules and get started. It certainly won't take much to catch up. And when you are done with that, then continue here with the rules for our second week... 

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Are You Inspired To Design?

Posted by Elizabeth Barton on 3 February 2015 | 0 Comments

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A great composition does not happen by accident. It takes planning, patience and knowledge. It requires you to think. Also it is important to know that the best learning is achieved by doing. Just reading a recipe is not as good as actually cooking and certainly not as tasty. "Vision is not enough," wrote playwright Vaclav Havel. "It must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs."

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From Photo To Fabric

Posted by Ruth on 2 February 2015 | 0 Comments

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"Printing your own fabric is simple. You put your fabric in the printer and press a few buttons, and you are set to go. BUT you can do so much more." 

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Machine Embroidery - Beyond The Basics

Posted by Joanne Winn on 2 February 2015 | 0 Comments

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Joanne Winn shares some insights of her class Beyond Basic Digitizing. This is a theory class on editing and perfecting your embroidery machine digitizing and one of six Joanne teaches at the Academy of Quilting. 

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Stitch Along Gallery - February 2015

Posted by Ruth on 1 February 2015 | 0 Comments

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Month Two - February - and another gallery to keep track off. I hope you'll be joining in. Let's get started with the rules for Feb!

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My February Stitch Along week 1

Posted by Ruth on 1 February 2015 | 0 Comments

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Stitch Along February is already here. It is always fun starting out a fresh challenge. Do check back to the rules if you want to join in, I hope you do! February week 1 rules.

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Jam Jar Challenge - Double Star Block

Posted by Ruth on 1 February 2015 | 2 Comments

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I joined in the Jam Jar challenge that is being run with our Quilt U Alumni group this year. The idea of the challenge is to get projects completed or started that have been on the back burner so seeing as I have a lot of blocks floating around, I decided it was time to do something with them. My Jam Jar is full of blocks that I want to get completed for 2015. They will be made into small gifts such as oven cloths, cushions or totes.... or if they turn out really well, perhaps I'll add to them and make a whole new quilt.

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