Sunday, 23 August 2009

Bargello Twist

Hi All, it is wonderful to see so many of my students sending me photos of their projects as they finish them. Here is another.

This is Lorraine's first Bargello quilt. She says there is over 1,000 mistakes (well I do not think there are that many) but it is still a very pretty quilt and she loves it, which is the whole purpose of quilting! She has added a heart shape within the black areas between the corner and main section and added size 6 glass beads in amethyst with a touch of blue. These are also along the binding about a half inch apart. She used hand dyed fabrics for some of the fabric - mostly the purple. The backing is also hand dyed fabric.

The quilt measures 40" x 40" and hangs in her lounge to admire.

Well done Lorraine!

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Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Free Online Quilt Class

Joyce is a student of mine, twice over . She joined my free class and my online quilting class for machine quilting. She enjoyed both and they have given her confidence to go into areas of quilting that she was too afraid to venture into.

Here are Joyce's comments about the Free Class: "Because of this class I have all sorts of projects lined up now....Chicks & Bunnies for a baby quilt, a wall-hanging that I did last year that needed machine appliqué but was too timid to try because I didn't want to ruin it....that's now on my design board just waiting it's turn. lol This project will also dovetail right into the Machine Quilting techniques that you showed us in that class! I'm just having so much fun!"

Here is a photo of Joyce's book cover that she made for her Bible.

Joyce, I am so glad my classes have helped you! Your Bible Cover looks great, thank you for sharing it with us all.

For those of you who need more information about our classes, please visit the Academy of Quilting

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Happy Quilting!

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Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Mariner's Compass

Check out one of the Mariner's Compass quilts made in our online class. This is Naomi's. Isn't it bright and colorful?

In this class you have the option to make an advanced block like Naomi's or you can make a beginner's block.

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Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Twisted Bargello

One of my students called by just to show me her finished Cherry Blossom Twisted Bargello quilt. She did a great job and had it complete in a week, even the quilting! wow. She is a beginner at quilting but did a great job of this after taking my machine quilting class only a few months ago.

Here is what Diane had to say....
"I took the twisted bargello class last Monday and became totally addicted to this quilt - so much so that I managed to finish it within a week. I enjoyed working with Ruth and was delighted with the end result. I also took a quilting technique class with Ruth a few months ago which gave me much more confidence, otherwise I may not have had the courage to do the quilting for fear of spoiling the quilt..........Thanks Ruth"

Here is a close up of the quilting. Great job Diane!

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Sunday, 2 August 2009

I have been busy with many online classes lately. My new quilting class is up and running (check it out here) and I'm getting set to begin work on the next class, but right now I wanted to share with you a quilt that one of my students made in my beginner's bargello class.

Joan says "It has taken me a little time to get these to everyone. But I am pleased with my colors and results. I liked lesson 2 so much I made it twice and added my border."

Very pretty Joan, it turned out great. Perhaps you feel ready to move on to my advanced class now? I think you will enjoy both Bargello Blues and Twisted Bargello.

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