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Viewing entries posted in February 2014
March is just around the corner and we have another challenge about to start, but before we get underway, perhaps you want to check February's gallery. I added more pieces sent in this last week.
Screen Printing is something I have never tried because I always thought it would be expensive and I'd need a lot of equipment, but after reading Shirley Goodwin's class, I realize that I've been missing out on what looks like, a whole bunch of fun. Shirley may not be well known around the world, but she certainly is in New Zealand. She is list mum for our Kiwi Quilter's group and owner of Tillia Dyes.
This is the last week for February stitch along challenge. Next week we start a brand new challenge - be sure to join me as it will be a lot of fun with scraps. Also remember to check the gallery, it has been updated a couple of times this week: Gallery
Did you add your applique last weekend to your challenge piece? It would be great to see them in the gallery. This is the last week of February's challenge and next week we will be posting a whole new challenge for March. It's a fun one so I hope you'll join in.
Nancy Eha has been busy making some new classes to present at the Academy of Quilting. Earlier this year she introduced everyone to her Japanese Scroll with beaded Dragon Fly and Sashiko. Her next new class is beading text messages. What a great idea!
Inspiration comes from a lot of different places. This week I was watching my daughter show her 2 year old daughter how to draw spirals. It gave me an idea on the applique shape I should add to my challenge piece. Not exactly a spiral, but in a sense it is, just with straight edges because that's what I felt would work well with my background. (If you missed this week's rules, you'd find them here: February week 3 rules)
I'm a little late at getting our stitch along rules out for this weekend, but they are quick and easy so it won't take long to put together I'm sure.
You either love applique or you don't care for it at all. Any one of my readers knows, that I'm certainly a lover of applique through all the designs and patterns I've made over the years. Like Joanne Winn, I first began with needle turn applique, then moved onto machine applique and developed my own techniques as I progressed. Joanne took a slightly different path than mine with a whole different 'slant' on applique.