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Looking in the Crystal Ball

Posted by Ruth on 1 January 2013 | 0 Comments

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Over the past two days I have been reflecting back on 2012 - patterns released, new downloads, online quilt classes and the introduction of charm packs. Today I want to look into our Crystal Ball and take a peak at what is instore for 2013, but first of all I would like to say a great big 

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2012 quilt patterns part two

Posted by Ruth on 31 December 2012 | 0 Comments

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Yesterday I mentioned all the new patterns Arbee Designs presented over 2012. Continuing on from that I felt I should mention, we had more than just hardcopy patterns released throughout 2012. Several of our new patterns are also available as downloads. We included some of our popular older patterns as downloads too and we even introduced a few that were only downloadable patterns and not hardcopy. The download only patterns were:

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2012 quilt pattern revisited

Posted by Ruth on 30 December 2012 | 0 Comments

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I cannot believe we are almost at the end of the year. I have taken a look back over all the new patterns Arbee Designs has published for 2012. There were many more patchwork patterns this year, thanks to our designers. I can only claim my name to one and then of course, I had to sneak in a little applique at that.

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How to Change a Quilt Pattern

Posted by Ruth on 5 December 2012 | 0 Comments

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As a quilt designer I know it is impossible to make a quilt pattern to the size everyone wants because everyone's needs are different. However, just because a quilt is one size, it does not mean you cannot make it another.

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Star Runner alternative

Posted by Ruth on 1 December 2012 | 1 Comments

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There is nothing better than quilting a project together. That's what my mother and I did recently when she came to visit. She wanted to make a gift for her good friend Rosemary who she was going to visit so I suggested my design "Star Runner" made in Fall colors. As it happened Mum was visiting in Fall and those were some of Rosemary's favorite colors - so I hear.

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Christmas Place Mats

Posted by Ruth on 25 November 2012 | 1 Comments

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Christmas is right around the corner - in fact exactly 1 month from today. I know there is always those last minute things that need to be done so I wanted to share with you, one of my last minute creations. With dinner parties and Christmas gatherings happening all through December I felt I should dress up my table a little for the occasion. 

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Quilting my Bargello

Posted by Ruth on 23 October 2012 | 0 Comments

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As I mentioned in my last blog post, I was finishing my new bargello designs over the weekend. Today I'm going to talk about how I quilted them.

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Trinity Celtic Knot

Posted by Ruth on 13 October 2012 | 3 Comments

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I don't often make quilt designs by others, but from time to time I do. Today I'm doing just that. I'm making Trinity Celtic Knot designed by Deborah Cohen. Deborah's version is a scrappy quilt using many fabrics in three color groups.

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Star Runner

Posted by Ruth on 16 September 2012 | 1 Comments

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This week I made a new star runner quilt, a little different than the pattern. Instead I have mixed up the stars and made a scrappy kind of look.

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Blue Ribbon for Freedom bargello

Posted by Ruth on 22 April 2012 | 0 Comments

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Congratulations to Barbara Delphos of Massachusetts on winning a blue ribbon for her bargello quilt "Freedom". It is always wonderful to receive photos of quilts made from our patterns and very exciting to hear when they have been awarded a prize. Barbara sent us a photo of her blue ribbon prize along with some photos of the quilt in progress.

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