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"Circular Emotions" is a "Double Vision" quilt from Louisa Smith. Louisa came up with the "Double Vision" concept while doodling on a car trip. Star Members can learn about the process in Show 1705: Louisa Smith's Double Vision.
Alex is so excited about her new book, she wants to share it with you. Every day this Labor Day Weekend (September 4 - 7), Alex will be giving away an autographed copy of her new "5-Star" book. Come back every day for a chance to win.
"I tested its size and it will fit a DSLR camera quite nicely, I also tried out my wallet, cell phone, keys, small makeup pouch and mini sketch book/pens and it fit all that! This is a new take on the traditional zipper pouch, and it sure makes a great gift. You only need a few supplies to make it, so let’s get started, and in less than a few hours start to finish you’ll have your very own!
Louisa Smith (watch her in Episode 1705) is sharing a fun and stunning quilt to keep your toes warm using just ONE BLOCK! Check out this great quilt (AKA the "tootsie toaster") that you can whip up for when the days get chilly! Be sure to use the BERNINA 1/4" foot to ensure that your blocks are consistently accurate.
("Lime, Pink and Red Flora" by Louisa Smith)
TQS Guest Cheryl Lynch has something new to share: Curvalicious. Let's watch.
Star Members can watch Cheryl in Show: 811 - Quilt a Fiesta with Tile-Inspired Quilts.
TQS Guest Carol Ann Sinnreich has completed her latest commission work, "Rush Hour." Here she talks about her inspiration and her execution of the piece.
Star Members can watch Carol and learn more about commission work in Show 1612: Quilting the Wild West.
"This was a piece commissioned by a couple who have a lovely summer home surrounded by a gorgeous stone wall on Martha's Vineyard, MA. The entire scene was created from many photos I took from the terrace of their home which overlooks Vineyard Sound. The amazing sunset really did occur. We were speechless because we could not believe what we were witnessing that special sunset evening. Simple oohs and ahhs didn't describe it. The colors were unbelievably bold, ranging from neon yellows, brilliant oranges, pinks, purples, dark navy blues, bright cerulean blues and some other hues having no names. At the moment, knowing I was engaged to do a comission, I told my hosts, this is the one and I relied on the photos to re-create the bold emotions we all felt that evening.
"We were looking over the stone wall as we watched the incredible light show on the horizon and, of course, it had to be featured in the pictorial. The entire wall hanging, 62" x 45", was accomplished by machine appliqué with turned-under edges, no fusibles involved, and machine quilted to finished it.
"The imaginary cat was added because the owner had bought three other small pieces of mine which featured a travelling white cat situated in various places around the world and these were hung in a nearby bedroom. Knowing "Rush Hour" would be hanging in another bedroom, I figured the white cat might just stroll down the hallway, hop up on the wall to see the sunset. This bedroom was chosen for "Rush Hour" because it is the only room in the house which didn't have a view of any sunset, but now it does."