Knitting Needle Case extended

Posted by on 4 August 2020 | 0 Comments

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Last week I posted about my sleeve inserts for the knitting needle case I made. This week I wanted to share some additions and adjustments that I've made over the last week to complete my case.

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How to make a Quilted Knitting Needle Case

Posted by on 28 July 2020 | 1 Comments

Many of you will already know about my free workshop at academyofquilting.com.... today I decided to use one of my project samples in another way. You see, recently I changed my style of knitting from English back to continental which was how I taught myself around the age of 7 but changed as a teenager to English style.

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A Simple Foundation Pieced Snowflake

Posted by on 21 July 2020 | 0 Comments

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block7 Sedonas starWhile constructing last week's blog about Tricks and Tips for foundation piecing, I happened to be looking through EQ's block library and found a simple foundation pieced snowflake - perfect for my Christmas Block-a-thon. Actually it is the Sedona's Star block but I think it looks more like a snowflake myself so I printed out a foundation for a 6" block on paper ready to get started. Note: 6" blocks can be used in Anita's Christmas quilt too.

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Tips and Suggestions for Foundation Piecing Based on Mariner's Compass

Posted by on 14 July 2020 | 0 Comments

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Recently, I've had a number of quilters ask me about foundation piecing.... in particular my Mariner's Compass pattern. I have this available as the full pattern with complete instructions and the templates only...... and also as an online workshop that includes a beginner's block and an advanced block.

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Colorful Poppy Embroidery

Posted by on 7 July 2020 | 0 Comments

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A few weeks ago I made my pansy applique block as an embroidered block. This is how it looked....

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Working on a New Design

Posted by on 30 June 2020 | 0 Comments

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I'm really excited about working on a new design although it is taking a little longer than inticipated with all that is going on lately! I decided though, that I should give you a sneak preview....

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June's Christmas Block

Posted by on 23 June 2020 | 3 Comments

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block6For this month's block I used a 5" block from EQ8 and adjusted it to make it suitable for a 12" block. I'll use four different fabrics but you could easily make it scrappy if you wanted. Let's get started!

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More Ways Than One to Use An Applique Pattern

Posted by on 14 June 2020 | 4 Comments

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It suddenly occured to me that my applique flowers can be made in a number of other ways, not just applique so today I wanted to show you how I created a new block from one of my existing flower blocks - actually, I chose my very first flower block in my BOW series, the pansy.

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So many Reds!

Posted by on 8 June 2020 | 0 Comments

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Last week I made my first Folded Ribbon Heart from Anita's new pattern. It was super easy and super fun!

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Folded Ribbon Heart Block

Posted by on 2 June 2020 | 0 Comments

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Over the past week, I have been working with Anita on getting her newest pattern published. It's been a lot of fun discovering all the various ways her Folded Ribbon Heart can work in blocks and quilts or table runners so today I wanted to share some of the great points this pattern has.

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