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Viewing entries posted in June 2014
There are five Sunday's in June so that means we have an extra week for our stitch along challenge. Let's have some fun! If you still want to join in, you can. Here are the rules for each week: Week 1 rules; Week 2 rules; Week 3 rules; Week 4 rules
When I wrote up the rules for week 4, I had no idea what I would include on my stitch along project. It was much more difficult than I thought, even though it was only to add an embellishment. Of course, now that I have done it, I can think of a number of different things I could have done!
Have you visited the June Gallery recently? It's been updated again so be sure you don't miss what's going on. The projects are wonderful. June Gallery
Isn't this just the cutest Sunflower. Marcela Palazzo was one of the students in Susan Brittingham's class Flower Power recently. She learned how to transform a wonderful sunflower photo into a quilt. The result is beautiful.
The last time Daphne Greig ran her class Seminole Piecing, Gin Keim had the pleasure of taking it. She made good use of the class, trying as many of the projects as possible to understand the process fully and adding seminole to her own projects too. Today I wanted to share some of Gin's work from the class. As you can see, she had a lot of fun in Daphne's class.
If you love beautiful appliqué designs and have not tried to stitch them out in the hoop of your embroidery machine I have a treat for you. Joanne Winn's Embroidery on Appliqué class is starting soon and will teach you everything you need to know about in the hoop appliqué.
I love when we get to the quilting side of things and this week is no exception. I knew I had to come up with some sort of straight quilting seeing as I used strips in my first week, even though straight quilting is not my favorite! I much prefer free-motion. You can find the full rules for week 3 here.
Love quilting, and also love quilting software? If you have bought EQ7 (or one of the earlier version) and have hesitated to use it because it seemed complicated, here is the perfect class for you. Tutor Shirley Goodwin shows you how to design and use blocks and quilts with this hugely popular quilting software. Featuring screenshots and videos of every step, you will learn how to select, color and place pieced blocks in a multitude of different quilt styles and layouts. You will explore color theory and experiment with colors and fabrics without needing to cut into your stash, and go on to draw your own block and quilt patterns from scratch.
I updated the gallery a couple of times this week so hope you checked it out. The projects are looking really interesting. June Gallery - now it's time for week three rules.
"What is color? The physicist will give you a technical explanation. The art critic or quilt show judge will let you know if your color " isn't right". The quilt shop owner will gladly sell you several sets of pre-cut fabrics in coordinated colors. The paint store will offer you paint chips with suggestions for colors that "go together."