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Viewing entries posted in January 2017
Winter Wonderland is a very fun class, where you get to play with all sorts of paints and glitter to create a lovely winter forest scene. You start by painting the background with Setacolor fabric paints:
We have finally, after such a long time, launched our new website at Arbee Designs. It is definitely more modern now and mobile friendly plus has a lot of new features.
Have you ever forgotten to attend a class you registered for at a quilt shop? Or struggled to pack up your machine, find all the tools you might need and get yourself and all the 'stuff' to a class? Most of us have.... Daphne shares her story on her blog for you to read later this week so be sure to check it out.
Did you know that you can screen print onto your fabric even when it’s already sewn into a block? Here’s the screen taped to exactly match the dimensions of the plain fabric triangles in this batik quilt, with shapes cut out of adhesive paper. The object here is to tone down the brightness of these plain fabrics.
If you (1) love hand applique -- or want to learn how to love it,
I had some fun with my granddaughter putting together a short video of some fabrics made by students in Marjorie McWilliams class "Batik". The tune my granddaughter chose is very catchy and had her dancing around full of glee which is exactly how I'm sure the students felt after making their beautiful unique batik fabrics - so much fun!
The Entwined Star block is a variation on an eight-pointed star made from a basic nine-patch block. There are a number of related stars. I designed it for a sampler quilt when I was doing a Block of the Month through the quilt shop I was working for. I had decided to do a variation of each of the blocks that we made because I wanted a larger quilt.