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Sashiko Embroidery on my Bernina

Posted by on 8 April 2019 | 2 Comments

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Ages ago, probably 20 or more years ago, I watched a demo of how to create Sashiko on a Bernina sewing machine. Sashiko is a form of Japanese embroidery using a basic running stitch originally done by hand so you can imagine it would be difficult to create by machine. In today's world, there are special Sashiko sewing machines. It would be lovely to have one I'm sure. Anyway, I was thinking about this demo I'd seen and figured I must be able to do this so did a little research online.

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What to Look for When Choosing a Photo for Inspiration to Make a Quilt

Posted by Elizabeth on 2 April 2019 | 0 Comments

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When you're thinking about making a quilt you are often inspired by a photo... but it's actually harder than you think to pick the right one.... it's not always the prettiest one!!! Some photos are marvelous - as photos.... but not brilliant as an inspiration for a quilt. so choosing the right photo to start with is crucial!

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March Week Four

Posted by on 1 April 2019 | 0 Comments

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It's been a very hectic week with visitors and a wedding to attend so both Emma and I had little time to work on our challenge pieces but we did manage to progress. Emma used free-motion stitching to attach her applique. She started with the balloons...

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March Week Three

Posted by on 26 March 2019 | 0 Comments

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This week is all about getting the piece to come together - plans and ideas plus materials and a whole lot of fun! Here is Emma to describe what she did. I'll fill you in on my progress on the next page.... Over to Emma!

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March Week Three continued

Posted by on 26 March 2019 | 1 Comments

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If you missed reading about Emma's challenge, you can do so on the previous page.

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Elizabeth's view on Abstract Quilts

Posted by Elizabeth on 24 February 2019 | 1 Comments

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barton elizabeth strengthofquietwindows 300I'm looking forward to Elizabeth's next session of Abstract Art for Quiltmakers so thought it would be fun to get her thought's on Abstract Art.

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Inspired by Granddaughter's drawing

Posted by on 18 July 2018 | 0 Comments

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With school break upon us, it is only natural that I spend more time with my granddaughters. Both my girls love to draw like many children their age. Being only 2 years old, Isabella generally likes me to draw for her and one of her favorite things for me to draw is flowers. We draw big ones, little ones, some to the right, some to the left, and various colored ones.

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Tissue Paper Quilting

Posted by Ruth on 19 June 2018 | 0 Comments

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Today I thought I would demonstrate how easy it is to quilt a design without marking your quilt top. I never trust those markers and even if I did, it can be quite difficult drawing on the fabric anyway. Drawing on tissue paper is much easier. 

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Do you ever get stuck for a quilting idea?

Posted by Ruth on 15 May 2018 | 1 Comments

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Do you ever get stuck for an idea to quilt a background or border? Usually, you just need a little quilting to hold the layers together, or reduce some bulkiness. Simply following the fabric lines or design often works very well.

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Bouncing Off The Walls

Posted by Ruth on 4 April 2018 | 2 Comments

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For the longest time now I've been thinking about making a music quilt. I'm particularly fond of music which probably stems from learning to play the piano at an early age. I did make a small art quilt a few years back that did include musical notes...

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