Viewing entries posted in October 2015

Stitch Along November Week 1 rules

Posted by Ruth on 29 October 2015 | 0 Comments

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thanksgiving foodNovember is definitely a month to start thinking about the holiday season so I think we will base this challenge around the season. Let's think.... some shapes perhaps.... a bell for Christmas, a pear for Thanksgiving and maybe an autumn leaf just because.

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My Stitch Along for October Week 4

Posted by Ruth on 25 October 2015 | 0 Comments

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The last week in October and my Halloween projects are completed. It was pretty easy even with adding some embellishing in the binding.

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Stitch Along October Week 4 rules

Posted by Ruth on 22 October 2015 | 0 Comments

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The last week's rules for any challenge is always really straight forward. It really is just a matter of finishing it off. Add further quilting if you like, add any embellishment and make these blocks into cushions, a tote pocket or bind them off for a mini Halloween door hanger.

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Reflections in Hoffman Fabrics

Posted by Ruth on 22 October 2015 | 0 Comments

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I am so excited to be able to present another quilt in Hoffman Fabrics booth at International Market in Houston this Fall. I used my newest pattern "Reflections" which is a bargello design and used Hoffman's newest batik fabrics. The Hoffman Fabrics were perfect. 

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My Stitch Along for October Week 3

Posted by Ruth on 18 October 2015 | 0 Comments

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My favorite part, cutting up my blocks after they have been stitched! Not really, my favorite part is stitching them, but cutting up is exciting as I am never quite sure how it will work out. A good thing is, these are only small blocks and not a full sized quilt. I'm not sure I would be so keen to chop one of those up!

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Stitch Along October Week 3 rules

Posted by Ruth on 15 October 2015 | 0 Comments

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Are you ready for Halloween? Let's get a little spooky and cut up your blocks! You can layer the two blocks together or cut them separately.

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The Hallmarks of Creative Thinking

Posted by Lily on 11 October 2015 | 0 Comments

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One idea leads to another... Don't you love it when one idea leads you to something quite different? I was trying to get to sleep but my mind was working on a problem - what to blog about for the Ozark Garden quilt class starting shortly. So here I am, talking about something quite different - Iris folding.

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My Stitch Along for October Week 2

Posted by Ruth on 11 October 2015 | 0 Comments

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Did you know, I love applique? Much more exciting to me than patchwork, so this week is a lot of fun. I started out by using Inkscape to draw myself a cauldron template and a witch template, which I then printed out. While I was drawing the logs under the cauldron, I found a cool spiral tool that was perfect for the log ends. You can see them in the photo. That really made the logs come to life.

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Stitch Along October Week 2 rules

Posted by Ruth on 8 October 2015 | 0 Comments

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So this week, before moving on, you need your two words - one from each list. What you need to do is draw a simple shape that represents those words. One shape for each - separately. Don't be put off by the word "draw". If you need help drawing, go back to last month's challenge and follow through steps 1-3 searching for the 'word' from your list: September week two challenge rules. Repeat that for your second word.

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Anita's Award Winning Quilt

Posted by Ruth on 7 October 2015 | 0 Comments

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Anita has always enjoyed making Christmas blocks. Some were practice blocks for patterns, others were just for fun. As she gathered more and more, she decided that all these wonderful blocks needed to be included in a bed quilt and thus her beautiful Christmas quilt was born.design your own Christmas quilt with feathered star center and Christmas blocks

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