Blog Challenge Week 2

Posted by on 19 July 2021 | 0 Comments

Before I jump into the instructions for this week, let me share what I did last week...

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July 2021 Quilt Challenge

Posted by on 11 July 2021 | 2 Comments

It's been a while since I have held a blog challenge so I thought I'd better rectify that this week - yes for the next few weeks I will challenge you all to join me in this fun activity. I won't make it too difficult and you should have a small quilt by the end of it. Here's how it will work....

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Reset and Rearrange: the why and how

Posted by on 5 July 2021 | 0 Comments

Sometimes one just needs to reset. Resetting can come in many forms but today it is coming as clearing my space. When I'm creating, I get on a roll and I don't want anything getting in the way. Therefore things get pulled out and aren't put away, threads gathered from their container in case they might be useful, fabric scraps strewn across the table (and bed for that matter) not to mention the floor, things moved to make room for others..... and a bunch of other things!

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Stitching the background of My Art Quilt

Posted by on 29 June 2021 | 0 Comments

Today I decided to show you my progress on my landscape and include a short video of what I've been doing with some tips along the way. I hope you enjoy it.

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Posted by on 22 June 2021 | 0 Comments

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Funny how plans change in an instance. I'd planned to bring you more on my landscape quilt today but then after conversing with one of my teachers this morning, she sent me a vlog recording - I love learning more about anyone I have an acquaintance with, and as Elizabeth says, learning is a really important part of our well-being so I couldn't help myself but take the time to sit down and enjoy the presentation and thus wanted to share that instead.

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Do you get stuck or simply bogged down?

Posted by on 14 June 2021 | 0 Comments

Do you ever get bogged down and can't seem to make progress? I've felt like that the last couple of weeks. I've made some progress on my landscape quilt but not nearly enough. With way too many other things to do and simply feeling a bit off my game, quilting hasn't come easily. I came within inches of my sewing machine to continue a good number of times, but then something or someone pulled me away....

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Quilting - Where to Start?

Posted by on 31 May 2021 | 0 Comments

It's great to be home again (after narrowly missing all the flooding that occurred over the weekend) to have access to my supplies.... and the first thing I did was to dig out my threads to find a variegated blue to quilt the sky of my landscape.landscape variegated thread

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Quilt Designs as Jigsaw Puzzles

Posted by on 24 May 2021 | 0 Comments

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Well I went to get out my quilt today so I could begin stitching and realized I had not brought a variegated pale blue thread with me which is really what I want for the sky. I could start elsewhere but I really prefer starting with the background as you would with applique.

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Free Motion Quilting my Landscape

Posted by on 17 May 2021 | 0 Comments

Before heading off on my trip, I carefully rolled up my applique landscape and packaged it in my suitcase ready for travel. I also bundled together a few threads that I thought I'd use. I'm now ready to pull it out and continue working on it but before I do, I need to think a bit about how I want to stitch it and I definitely want to warm up my skills.

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Free Motion Ladders

Posted by on 2 May 2021 | 0 Comments

Before heading away last week, I managed to get some more work done on my applique - the project I haven't mentioned what I'm making yet. Don't worry, all will be revealed in a week or two, it's quite different than what I usually make.

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