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This is another quilt that I have made featuring my collagraph prints. This time I made two plates, one for the focal point in the center of the block and the other for the strips of fabric to be sewn around. After the prints had been made, I realized there was an "empty" space on one corner of the center block. I was planning on doing a computer transfer with messages of love but then I decided to put a print with the help of a stencil. Margas Crafts Margas Crafts
Dragonfly in Thread
I love seeing the mosaics popping up on blogs, summing up the creations for the year. Not only does it show at a glance the many accomplishments, it's also a great way to get an overall impression of a quilter's style. Here are my quilts for the year as well as a few other favorite projects: Slowing Down 2013 was the year to reassess what I'm doing on this little blog. from the blue chair from the blue chair
Not too much Christmas spirit here yet, this is the first "Christmas-ey" thing I've even considered making this year. On Thanksgiving, my sister Donna asked me to make a "traditional" wall hanging of a tree, so here it is. Just have to cut some binding tonight after work and sew it on by machine. Feeling the Christmas Spirit yet? How about a giveaway! Feeling the Christmas Spirit yet? How about a giveaway!
Anyone out there doing Zentangle?
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I’ll be honest – I don’t even know where to start. Every time I begin to write this post I start to tear up with the happiness of it all. QuiltCon was a.m.a.z.i.n.g. Handmade by Alissa | Modern Quilting Handmade by Alissa | Modern Quilting
I did not buy a lot of fabrics, over in India. Most of what I found where silks, and textiles like bedding and scarves, etc… I'm at a point where I do have enough fabric.(GASP!) yes, it's true. I did not come across a place where I could just buy fabric on bolts… This said, We did only take a few hours, on one day, to shop anyway. My husband and daughter and I, are not big shoppers... Bumble Beans Inc. Bumble Beans Inc.
Binding Tutorial I receive many queries regarding quilt binding, specifically machine stitching the binding, and would like to clarify a few technical, but not difficult, binding matters. I almost always make continuous cross-grain binding, There are several very informative tutorials available online which are clear and easy to follow. I particularly like the instructions given by Amanda from Crazy Mom Quilts in her quilt binding tutorial which can be found here. I do have a few of my own tips, things that work well for me: Binding Tutorial
Along Came Quilting's Blog | Ramblings from a Quilt Shop Owner The 2014 Quilt Challenge results are in! And before I tell show you the winning quilts, I’ll give you a recap of the contest we run each year. In the spring, we sell 30 kits of fabric for the Challenge. Each kit contains the exact same fabrics, with the same quantities of each fabric. The basic rules are that the purchaser must use 4 of the fabrics in the kit to make a quilt top or quilt no larger than 240 inches in perimeter. Along Came Quilting's Blog | Ramblings from a Quilt Shop Owner
A Quilting We Will Go... A Quilting We Will Go... We are also moving in the middle of november to a cute little town house we are renting from a co-worker. My husband and I are so excited as there is a cute fireplace in the living room and tons of natural light where all my sewing stuff is going. It is going to be a very, very busy month!
Quilts + Color Quilts + Color I had a wonderful day yesterday. My friend Robbie Payne came over and I got to see all her latest work. It is fantastic. Unfortunately I didn’t take any pictures but you can see her work on her blog. We went up to the clubhouse where Nancy Burkhalter already had our table for lunch.
Hello Everyone, Happy New Year!! As I look forward to the New Year, I look back reflecting on 2013 and there was a ton of life changing events. Canton Village Quilt Works Canton Village Quilt Works
Hexa Go-Go by Tacha Bruecher I'm posting today as part of the blog tour for Tacha Bruecher 's new book, Hexa Go-Go , which is a fabulous collection of quilt projects featuring English paper pieced hexagons. You can find a schedule of the other blog tour posts here . I think it's always exciting to learn a new technique, and I can happily say that Hexa Go-Go taught me how to do English paper piecing with hexagons. Like so many of us, I've been seeing the gorgeous EPP projects on Flickr for years, but I hadn't attempted it until now. The how-to instructions in Hexa Go-Go are straightforward and comprehensive. My favorite thing about Tacha's Getting Started With Hexagons chapter is that she describes multiple ways of completing certain steps, along with pros and cons of the different methods.
sarah stitched Oh, hi. I haven't been here in...oh...almost a year. There is a good reason for it.
It's really great to hear how many of you are excited about American Made Brand fabrics. I am too! I'm back today with a tutorial for a fun quilt block that I designed that is based on a traditional quilt block. olive and ollie
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