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The Quilt Show Blog July 23, 2021

A Log Cabin Quilt Like Ricky Has Never Seen, Working with One Color, The Finer Points of Pinning, The Quilt Show's Next Guest Is..., Special Edition QS Pink Ruler, A "Mariposa" Puzzle 

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Weekend Fun - July 23, 2021

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Featured Quilt - "In An Octopus' Garden"

Sometimes art can be indistinguishable from the real thing. A painting can look like a photo. A quilt looks life like, yet someone drew it on paper first. That is what Tonya Littmann's quilt looks like to us. Ruby was featured in the Animal Kingdom category at Houston in 2019 and was based on a drawing, three to be exact. Tonya explains her process as such, "This was inspired by three vintage drawings of octopuses. She was created with commercial and hand-dyed fabric markers and was quilted on a home sewing machine." But take one look at this quilt and tell us that that octopus isn't staring right at you at the aquarium.

A Log Cabin Quilt Like Ricky Has Never Seen Before

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A Log Cabin Quilt Unlike Any Other

While touring the International Patchwork Festival in Sitges, Ricky came across this remarkable log cabin quilt. He writes, "At the Spanish Patchwork Association show a log cabin quilt like I’ve never seen before." What does it look like? Take a gander for yourself and see if you agree with Ricky!

The Quilt Show LIVE: Alex and Dee

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Using Just One Color

One Color Quilts. Monochromatic Quilts. However you say it, these quilts can be challenging and stunning. How do you get the subtle changes, the movement, the feel? Alex has some suggestions.

Alex will be LIVE TODAY, July 23, 2021 @ 10am PST, 1pm EST, and 6pm London time. All classes are recorded so they can be viewed later.

The Finer Points of Pinning

Pinning is important when there are a lot of points coming together. In this lesson, Dee will be showing blocks 5, 6, & 8. There are a lot of half-square triangles stuffed together. Precision piecing is vital for these blocks to look good. Dee shows you how.

Dee will be LIVE TOMORROW, July 24, 2021 @ 10am PST, 1pm EST, and 6pm London time. All classes are recorded so they can be viewed later.

Who's Coming To The Quilt Show?

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A Newcomer and A TQS Mainstay

Coming up on next week's show we have two great guests coming to share their secrets with us. First, David Sirota stops by to teach us about Paper Piecing for the 21st Century. Then, TQS's very own Lilo Bowman is back to show you how to adapt your studio for change. Watch the trailer and check out all the fun that's going to happen!

Watch David and Lilo in Learn Paper Piecing with the Maven, David Sirota | Adapting Your Studio For Change with Lilo Bowman, when it debuts next Sunday, August 1, 2021!

SPECIAL EDITION PINK 6" X 12" Non-Slip Ruler By Quilters Select

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Make It Pink

If you have been wanting to try Quilters Select Non-Slip rulers, this is the one to go for! It is a great basic size that is perfect for cutting folded fat quarters, and your purchase will support the fight against breast cancer. Plus, did we mention it's PINK?

The Quilt Show Puzzle: Ring Around the Mariposa

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"Mariposa" by Julia McLeod

Mariposa started life as a tablecloth that Julia found at an Oakland white elephant sale. Julia believes the tablecloth is from around the 1920s. She appliquéd a large Mariposa Lily in the center and added the silk border to frame it. With this quilt, as with her other work, Julia likes to take the material she has found out from the dusty drawer where it was kept and bring it into the light of day to be appreciated.

See more of Julia's quilts How to Work With Neckties And Silk with Julia McLeod | Korean Paper Cord Quilting With Youngmin Lee.

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