Viewing entries posted in March 2015

Invite a child to Journal with you

Posted by Lily Kerns on 16 March 2015 | 0 Comments

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When I was a little girl I got a diary for Christmas. It was bound in blue and had a tiny key to keep it safe. I wrote faithfully for a few months, then abandoned it. Went to school. Rained today. Helped weed garden. It all got pretty boring after a while.

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My March Stitch Along week 3

Posted by Ruth on 15 March 2015 | 0 Comments

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This weekend I needed to make a final decision on whether to use one or two Nemos on my blocks. I also needed to decide some sort of vertical line, or lines perpendicular to the strips as per this week's rules.

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Stitch Along March rules part 3

Posted by Ruth on 12 March 2015 | 0 Comments

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I've had a lot of response from my last stitch along post especially when I posted it on Facebook. Many mentioned "one fish, two fish" from the Dr Suess book and I discovered it was actually Dr Suess month this month, how cool is that? So as a result, I'll probably make more than one block with varying amounts of Nemos.

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Fancy Stitches - make use of them!

Posted by Joanne Winn on 10 March 2015 | 0 Comments

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Two of my favorite sewing/quilting projects to stitch come together in Embroidery on Patchwork. I have been in love with Crazy Patch embroideries since I was very young. It was all stitched by hand then. Now we have all these wonderful machines that stitch hundreds of beautiful line stitching as well as the machines that have an embroidery module. It opens a whole new way to do fancy stitching.

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What is Value?

Posted by Daphne Greig on 9 March 2015 | 0 Comments

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Daphne shares a valuable tip about color value which she teaches in her class Ripless Paper Piecing at the Academy of Quilting. This is just one of the many tips you will learn in her class...

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My March Stitch Along week 2

Posted by Ruth on 9 March 2015 | 6 Comments

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stitch along mar w2 aI have to admit, I'm rather enjoying this stitch along challenge. I wasn't sure which selection I would be working with until the very last minute. If you missed the post, it turned out to be Sea. I used the fabrics for my Sea theme and cut some strips using free-form rotary cutting. So much easier than lining up a ruler for accurate piecing. I intentionally made the cuts curvy.

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Stitch Along March rules part 2

Posted by Ruth on 5 March 2015 | 0 Comments

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stitch along march choice of theme fabricsWhat a fun week I've had with facebook posts and comments left from voters who were deciding which theme I should use for this challenge. This morning, Sky theme was in the lead and then, out of the blue (no pun intended) Sea theme overtook winning by two votes. Thanks everyone for making a decision for me! I was thinking I'd be doing the sky but now that's changed to sea and I need to rethink, but I can go ahead and cut my strips now.

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The Five Elements - value, color, texture, shape and line

Posted by Elizabeth Barton on 2 March 2015 | 0 Comments

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There are only five elements or variables that artists have to arrange in a two dimensional composition. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? But look at all the millions of quilts, pictures, weavings and graffiti that have been made from just those five things: value, color, texture, shape and line.

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Stitch Along Gallery - March 2015

Posted by Ruth on 2 March 2015 | 9 Comments

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Here is the March Stitch Along Gallery. I hope more will join in this month. It's a lot of fun, doesn't take a lot of fabric or time and gives you a chance to be creative. What are you waiting for? Here are the rules:

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My March Stitch Along week 1

Posted by Ruth on 1 March 2015 | 11 Comments

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This weekend is the first of March so I hope you'll join me in a new challenge. I promise, I won't cut it up this challenge. I seem to like doing that, don't I? Well be assured that this challenge will not involve cutting up. It is quite safe to join in so check back to the rules for week one and let's get started.

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