Color Connections from a Delighted Quilter

Posted by on 1 November 2018 | 0 Comments

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It was a wonderful refreshing sight when I saw this beautiful quilt arrive in my inbox. Joanne from Armstrong, BC, Canada had recently purchased my pattern "Color Connections" and wanted to share a photo of her finished quilt.

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Blog Challenge Invite!

Posted by on 29 October 2018 | 2 Comments

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It's definitely time for another blog challenge but this blog challenge is going to be a little different because my daughter Emma decided she wanted to challenge me rather than have me challenge everyone... so for this challenge, Emma will be setting the rules and creating her own piece while I create a piece of my own.

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A Box or Seven of Scraps

Posted by on 24 October 2018 | 0 Comments

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I asked Linda recently what she'd been up to of late and she sent me this wonderful story explaining how she created a beautiful modern log cabin quilt from her boxes of scraps. This is so inspiring that I might just need to try it myself and definitely had to share it with you.

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Autumn Colors Are Fun to Work With

Posted by on 23 October 2018 | 0 Comments

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So here is a preview of the quilt I've been working over the weekend. It is almost complete with only some quilting to finish off and if it had not been for the interruption, I would have finished it! It has taken me just 2.5 days to complete so a perfect weekend project.

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Free Embroidery Downloads

Posted by on 15 October 2018 | 2 Comments

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I have some very exciting news for all of you who have embroidery machines - soon we will have embroidery designs available for you from "Billy Creek Designs by Marilyn Lee". If you know Marilyn Lee, you will know about the beautiful work she creates, both in embroidery and in quilting (see her online quilting classes at academyofquilting.com for more about quilting). Marilyn takes wonderful photos and has plans to turn many of these into embroidery designs which we will have available for you. Recently I asked her what got her started...

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Chopping Up a Quilt

Posted by Ruth on 8 October 2018 | 4 Comments

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Why would I want to chop up a quilt? Literally, I don't but it is fun to imagine what we can create by chopping one up. This idea came to me while creating my last challenge and not knowing what to do with the final piece. The finished project was not something I particularly wanted to display, so I had the idea of chopping it up for coasters. You can check that blog post out here if you want.

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April Showers

Posted by on 1 October 2018 | 0 Comments

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What's under the needle this week? I've been playing with a new art quilt and having lots of fun. Check out the following photos...

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Some Fabrics Are Just Too Hard to Cut Into

Posted by Ruth on 26 September 2018 | 0 Comments

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Hey, do you have one of those scenic fabrics or large prints that you just don't want to cut into? Most of us do so today I want to share with you one way you can preserve that beautiful fabric by showcasing it in a quilt but still enjoy cutting it up so it is not just sitting in your stash waiting to be used.

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A Mini - Solo Quilt Show at a Prestigious Museum

Posted by on 21 September 2018 | 0 Comments

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It was while browsing through a fabric store that Marilyn Belford stumbled upon art quilting. “It was as if I were struck by lightning,” she explains. “I loved sewing and I loved painting. The art quilt combined the two. That was all I needed. Off I went exploring this new avenue.”

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Winter Projects are Perfect with Winter Food

Posted by Ruth on 19 September 2018 | 0 Comments

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We all know that winter is a great time to quilt. Staying indoors by a cozy fire, out of the weather is definitely the choice option. Of course, staying indoors in summer out of the blazing heat is also a perfect time to quilt - in fact, when isn't there a perfect time to quilt? .... but one of the things I love about winter quilting so winter foods and one of my favorite is soup - nothing better on a cold winter day, smelling the soup simmering away as I quilt. My all-time favorite is Pumpkin soup!

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