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Free Tote Instructions

Posted by on 6 March 2018 | 0 Comments

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Last week I had the Black-eyed Susan block "under the needle" so this week I decided to revisit the previous Spring Life BOM block - the clematis. In my BOM program, I used the design to decorate a corner of a block so I could demonstrate Echo quilting and now I have decided to turn this block into a small tote to hold a book I made for a friend. Today I want to share with you the instructions on how to make this tote..... and it's easy to adapt if you need to!

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What's Under the Needle

Posted by on 27 February 2018 | 1 Comments

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This is the first post in my new blog series called "What's Under the Needle". Basically, I am going to share with you what I have been working on during the week since my previous post. At times I will be giving away free patterns or tutorials, presenting new projects and offering challenges among other things. I hope it will be as much fun for you as it will be for me, with some learning experiences along the way! So let's get started with this week....

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Developing Applique Techniques for more than 37 years

Posted by Ruth on 28 January 2018 | 0 Comments

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Morning Glory block applique and embroidered by Ruth BlanchetThis year my goal is to do more quilting... a lot more quilting. As always, I have lots of quilt ideas floating around in my head, most of them involve applique... and I know I need to get them out. I've already made a start by creating my new Morning Glory block. Originally designed for my BOM Spring Life program, I rearranged it to create a whole new design and of course, I now have this available on my website: Morning Glory design

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Quick, Easy Quilt Pattern

Posted by Ruth on 21 November 2017 | 0 Comments


Quick easy quilts make beautiful gifts. I revamped this quilt pattern after Sue sent me a photo of her newly quilted Stepping Stones quilt. This one she calls "Kitty Love".

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Butterflies and Flowers

Posted by Ruth on 20 October 2017 | 2 Comments

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BOM butterfly quilt Spring Life by Ruth BlanchetI am so excited to be able to publish my Block of the Month program and it is perfect for Spring! If you love butterflies, then you'll love this quilt too. I made this quilt for my granddaughter Amy as she just loves butterflies which is the theme for her bedroom.

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Stealing isn't Cool!

Posted by Ruth on 9 March 2017 | 34 Comments

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It's taken me a little time to write this blog post because I am still in shock-horror of what has happened to me. The purpose of this post is to make my fellow quilters, teachers, and colleagues aware of what is going on. When nothing is said, nothing changes so my hope is that you will spread the word so this sort of behavior doesn't continue. 

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New to quilting or a long time quilter?

Posted by on 21 February 2017 | 0 Comments

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Jennifer Houlden - right angles squareAre you new to quilting or a long time quilter? Are you looking for a first-time quilt or a quick quilt? Want to throw in a few twists and turns? Whatever your choice is Jennifer's pattern "Right Angles" is a great quilt to make and if you need options for a different look or learn some great beginner piecing tips, then Jennifer's workshop "Beginner's Patchwork" which is based on the same pattern is ideal.

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Personal Unique Gifts You Can Make Easily

Posted by Ruth on 23 November 2016 | 0 Comments

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Isn't if funny how when you are out shopping you find something you never went out to intentionally buy, but the thought of it just sparks a brilliant idea? In fact, the thought gave me a great idea to create some very personal unique gifts to give away. I was actually in the art section of a store looking for sticker albums for the kids (gosh I didn't know these were so hard to find!) when I spotted some inexpensive ready framed canvases. Okay, so I'm not a painter, but I thought why not use them to mount some of my flower blocks!

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Memorabilia quilt

Posted by Anita on 17 October 2016 | 0 Comments

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Memorabilia quilt by Anita EatonThis small wall hanging is my current work in progress. It is a small memory quilt, a collection of items that I have gathered over a number of years.

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