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Ohio Star - free block

Posted by Ruth on 4 February 2013 | 0 Comments

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Today I made an Ohio Star block. This is a nine-patch block similar to the Twin Star block I made a few weeks ago.

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California Poppy Stitching

Posted by Ruth on 29 January 2013 | 1 Comments

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Usually throughout the year I recreate one of my existing patterns, either in different colors or to try out a new feature. This year I'm thinking about making the square version of California Poppies which the pattern gives instructions for. I haven't decided yet, I'm still thinking on it.

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Easy Patchwork Baby quilt

Posted by Ruth on 27 January 2013 | 0 Comments

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With postage on the rise, we are introducing more and more downloads to get our patterns out to quilters, yet we will likely always carry our main patterns in hardcopy format. We have put out several downloads already this year, the first was Fiesta (a bargello pattern) and my flower blocks and BOW program are also both downloads. Jennifer Houlden has also produced a download for us too called "Right Angles". This is a baby quilt made of squares and rectangles only, so very quick to put together and ideal for a gift.

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Arizona Quilters

Posted by Ruth on 24 January 2013 | 0 Comments

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This week I had the pleasure of receiving a photo from a good friend in Arizona. Connie was the first Amercian quilter to be so gracious and welcome me into her home on my very first trip to the USA in 2003. Her and her friend Edna, also in the photo below, organized several teaching opportunities which allowed me to make that trip. What an experience and a whole lot of fun.

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Trellis effect for Blooming trellis

Posted by Ruth on 22 January 2013 | 1 Comments

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As I was taking a closer look at quilt pattern "Blooming Trellis" today, I realized that not everyone would like to make the background pieced trellis. The pattern is detailed with step by step instruction for the creation, but it does take a little time so I wanted to come up with another solution to create the same sort of effect.

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ABC quilt jigsaw

Posted by Ruth on 18 January 2013 | 2 Comments

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I thought this quilt pattern - ABC's baby quilt designed by Stephanie Senior would make a great jigsaw. Give it a try.

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Twin Star quilt block

Posted by Ruth on 16 January 2013 | 2 Comments

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Star blocks are fun to make and the one I am going to show you today is definitely a pretty one. It is called Twin Star and created as a nine-patch so goes well with other nine-patch blocks. By the way, this would be a great addition to the border corners of Anita's Entwined Star quilt pattern when made as a 6" finished block.

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Trinity Celtic Knot pattern

Posted by Ruth on 14 January 2013 | 1 Comments

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Did you know that our popular Trinity Celtic Knot quilt pattern designs by Deborah Cohen is now available as an online class? Today I want to take you inside the class for a preview of what you can expect, but first I must say thank you Deborah for this wonderful Celtic patchwork design and allowing me to present it online as a quilting class.

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Quilter Interview

Posted by Ruth on 6 January 2013 | 1 Comments

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This weekend I had the pleasure of chatting with Patricia Mitchell a quilter from California. She was telling me what she was up to in quilting. I always think it is fun seeing what others have done so I asked her if she would like to be my guest quilter for my blog. As you will see, she has made a number of my designs. 

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Simply Sunflowers enlarged

Posted by Ruth on 2 January 2013 | 1 Comments

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Last year about the middle of May I received an email from Rosalie Hixson. She had purchased my quilt pattern "Simply Sunflowers" as a kit from the Keepsake Quilting Catalog and was working on it, ready to being the blanket stitching but had a question.

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