The Entwined Star block is a variation on an eight-pointed star made from a basic nine-patch block. I designed it for a sampler quilt when I was doing a Block of the Month through the quilt shop I was working for. I had decided to do a variation of each of the blocks that we made because I wanted a larger quilt.
If you've never dyed fabric before and want to learn how to do it in the most straightforward way, without having to dye a lot of colours you really don't want, then I really recommend "Basic Dyeing for Quiltmakers" with Elizabeth Barton. Elizabeth explains her dilemma and how she overcome it to create a fun-filled workshop with lots of easy steps in learning to dye any colour you need...
Do you run out of ideas for decorating and displaying your quilts in your home? I may have the answer for you. My "Display Your Quilts" online workshop gives you ideas and how-tos for this along with the very important information about how to care and store your quilts.
This quilt is circular as you can see but are you aware that there are no curved pieces to be cut or stitched? This suits me! I'm not into curved piecing at all! The whole project is straight pieced..... and yes, it is a Bargello Quilt.
Do you, too, like to doodle? I love to doodle. I don’t know if you are like me, but I can’t tell you how many marking pens if have - Sharpies and fabric markers of all thicknesses. I wanted to make use of them, so I came up with something where I could use a lot these pens to make my own fabric textures.
What better way to brighten up a child's room than with a quilt full of colour and cute little animals. Zoo Friends is the perfect quilt for this - lots of bright colours and 13 wonderful animals to put a smile on any child's face.
I had nothing to do one day, so I spent it at the Pasadena (CA) Library. They have an awesome section, or did at the time, of old magazines. When I am talking old, I am being literal. This padded hexagonal box was illustrated in an 1867 Godey’s Lady’s Book; which was a lady's magazine of that day. There was no pattern, so I used the illustration to make my own. The pictures all show lace, but if you don't like lace and ruffles, you can just use cording. Cording is used on three of the lids, so the lace can be dispensed with on the other three. I like the lace, because, first of all, it is pretty and it helps hide the gap between the lids.
Beyond Basic Digitizing is a class on manual digitizing for home embroidery machine users. Most new to embroidery users are satisfied with the Auto Digitizing part of the software. As your expertise grows you will find manual digitizing gives you so many more options and looks so much better when it stitches out. I am posting a couple of photos to let you see how much more you can do with your software. Come and join us for class – you will love it!