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Being the last day of the month and realizing I have not added one post to my blog for the month prompted me that I should let you all know what I've been up to. Well, I must say, my students already inspire me back to the sewing machine... so this past week I've been recreating my spring bargello quilt ready to produce as a pattern, the last one to be presented in the series.
How many of you love sunflowers? How many of you love applique? Put the two together and you have one of my best seller applique patterns "Simply Sunflowers".
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I always consider piecing a quilt to be a little like a jigsaw puzzle, all the pieces have to fit just right. This jigsaw is especially for my sister and her twins. I made this quilt for the twins and have recently published it as a quilt pattern. Yes I made two, and then another as the sample quilt. It's called "I love Teddy". There are six appliqued teddy bears all wearing different colored vests while the background is made of jewel colored square-in-a-square blocks. I would consider the piecing to be advanced but the applique is easy using my fusible blanket stitch technique (full details included in the pattern). Read more about this pattern here >>
If you have been following along you will have read our previous blog post about my "A Freshness of Spring" quilt. Just in case you missed the two earlier posts, here are links back to them.
One of the things I love about quilting is the actual stitching or quilting used to enhanced the design. Not everyone enjoys this process, but I certainly do. Using the sewing machine and various stitches (I have two favorite), I add coloring through thread work and extra detail with quilting stitches.
A lot of quilters ask "how do you take an online quilting class?". Everyone seems very interested and eager to try so I decided to make it easy for quilters and sewers to learn by writing a short class for newcomers to experience the concept of online quilt learning. Instead of just a question and answer page, I wanted a hands on experience and so the book cover with applique flowers was born. It is a wonderful creative idea for a gift with your personal touch.
One of my projects last year was to recreate any one of my quilt pattern designs. My choice was "A Freshness of Spring".
This quilt was born in 2006. It was created in shades of blue for the background and daisies of white with yellow centers. Today I have remade it, creating a more scenic view using background shades of green, purple and blue.
During the Christmas/New Year period, I like to catch up on some unfinished work or make a start on a new project - time permitting of course. It is not always possible, but this past season I did achieve more than expected. I remade one of my patterns in new colors, I quilted another which had been waiting for over a year to be quilted and I finally wrote up and made a new sample for my Bargello in Summer pattern.