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This adorable creature by Becky Goldsmith is from the pattern, The Magical Unicorn. We'd love to live in the sunshine and color of this unicorn's world. The Magical Unicorn, which is available as a pattern pack/book and eBook formats, can be found here at pieceocake.com.

You can learn appliqué from Becky in our Applique Masterclass Part 1, and Show 611: Appliqué the Piece O' Cake Way.

TheMagicalUnicornbyBeckyGoldsmith - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

TheMagicalUnicornbyBeckyGoldsmith - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

TheMagicalUnicornbyBeckyGoldsmith - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

TheMagicalUnicornbyBeckyGoldsmith - 36 Pieces Rotating

TheMagicalUnicornbyBeckyGoldsmith - 100 Pieces Rotating

TheMagicalUnicornbyBeckyGoldsmith - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo by Becky Goldsmith

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This adorable creature by Becky Goldsmith is from the pattern, The Magical Unicorn. We'd love to live in the sunshine and color of this unicorn's world. The Magical Unicorn, which is available as a pattern pack/book and eBook formats, can be found here at pieceocake.com.

You can learn appliqué from Becky in our Applique Masterclass Part 1, and Show 611: Appliqué the Piece O' Cake Way.

Original Photo by Becky Goldsmith

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We continue our selection of quilts exhibited in 2019 at the Houston International Quilt Festival as part of their 45th Anniversary, the Sapphire Anniversary. The Sapphire Celebration exhibit is described as:

"Quilters have long used the color blue to symbolize trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. Sapphire is also the chosen gem to celebrate 45th anniversaries—which International Quilt Festival is doing this year (2019)! These new and antique blue and white quilts will be suspended from the ceiling in a spectacular and unforgettable display."

To be a part of the exhibit, quilts had to fit the following criteria:

  • Entries may be Traditional, Modern or Art.
  • Entries must have been made between 1974 and 2019.
  • The minimum size is 50” x 50”

Please enjoy the twentieth quilt from the exhibition by an Unknown Maker.

Title of Quilt: Mariner's Compass

Quilter's Name: Unknown Maker

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Robbi Joy Eklow says that she is fascinated by the division of time created by nature, and she applied this concept to her quilt Lunar Gazania. A mandala style quilt, it features Robbi's hand dyed fabrics and fusible appliqué.

Lunar Gazania by Robbi Joy Eklow of Omaha, Nebraska was featured in the Appliqué, Small category at Houston 2019.

Learn more from Robbi in Show 1008: Cogs, Wheels, and Gears...On Quilts?

 
 

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Barbara Black has some great tips, including how to make those appliquéd circles, to help you with Month 7 of Afternoon Delight.

It's always a good idea to check out Barbara's tips as they can usually be applied to your everyday quilting as well as the BOM.

Click here for details on Barbara's blog on Month 7 Tips.

 

 

 

 

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Lori Kennedy at WeAllSew.com teaches you a fun Stars and Stripes quilting combination. Stitch a few spirals to add an even more festive flair to the duo and your quilts will sparkle!

Go to Tutorial.

 

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Do you have some fabric lying around? Do you love to quilt? Are you staying at home and need a project? Alex has more great tips for combining those fabrics into a fun, fast quilt. She will be LIVE Wednesday July 1, 2020 at 10am PST, 1pm EST, and 6pm London.

 

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Karen spent one year creating and applying the appliqué to Majestic Mosaic and then Renae spent a year doing the machine quilting. All that work paid off as it won Best of Show at AQS Paducah in 2015. This was the second time that Karen and Renae collaborated. They won BOS previously with their quilt, "Fiesta Mexico." (Click here to see a Zoom Quilt of "Fiesta Mexico.")

Click here to see Majestic Mosaic.

Star Members can watch Karen in Show 2007: From Perfection to Preservation.

MajesticMosaicbyKarenKayBuckleyandRenaeHaddadin - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

MajesticMosaicbyKarenKayBuckleyandRenaeHaddadin - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

MajesticMosaicbyKarenKayBuckleyandRenaeHaddadin - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

MajesticMosaicbyKarenKayBuckleyandRenaeHaddadin - 36 Pieces Rotating

MajesticMosaicbyKarenKayBuckleyandRenaeHaddadin - 100 Pieces Rotating

MajesticMosaicbyKarenKayBuckleyandRenaeHaddadin - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Karen Kay Buckley

 

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We have covered a wide range of subjects over 27 lessons, and as we wrap up Elements of Design (Lesson 1), it's a good time to test what you have learned over the first half of the course.

Matching Game Quiz

Match the ten terms with the corresponding quilt images below. If you are not sure, we have provided a link for easy review.
(Answers will be provided on Sunday, July 5, 2020 in Lesson 29)

Shadow - Lesson 26
Texture - Lesson 5
Value - Lesson 19
Form - Lesson 9
Triad - Lesson 18
Analogous - Lesson 15
Line - Lesson 2
Perspective - Lesson 11
Space - Lesson 12
Monochromatic - Lesson 14

 

Row 1:

Amsterdam Alley: The Shortcut Between by Leslie T. Jenison 
Amsterdam Alleyway: The Shortcut Between by Leslie Tucker Jenison (Show 1510). [Image by TheQuiltShow.com]. {Above Left}

French Braid by Jane Hardy Miller (Show 1607). [Image by TheQuiltShow.com]. {Above Right}

 

Row 2:

Utterly Blue Cape by Rachel Clark

 

 

 

 


Utterly Blue Cape by Rachel D.K. Clark (Show 703) [Image courtesy of Rachel D.K. Clark]. Green by Frieda Anderson (Show 705).

 

Row 3:


White Umbrellas by Joan Sowada (Image courtesy of Joan Sowada). Spyrogyra by Esterita Austin. (Show 506). [Image by TheQuiltShow.com].

 

Row 4:

"Urban Desires" by Michele Sanandajian - Detail

 

 


Heirloom Pumpkins by Susan Brubaker Knapp (Show 901 and Show 1709). [Image courtesy of Susan Brubaker Knapp]. {Above Right}

Urban Desires by Michele Sanandajian - Detail. (Show 2109). [Image by TheQuiltShow.com]. {Above Left}

 

Row 5:

Reflections Of Cape Town by Cynthia England
Canterbury #2 by Debbie Grifka (Show 2604). [Image by QuiltCon]. Reflections Of Cape Town by Cynthia England (Show 610, Show 1412, Show 2612). [Image by TheQuiltShow.com].

 

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I am trying to figure out my balancing act. I have never worked for a circus so all the skills that require balancing such as tightrope walking, standing on the back of a running horse, or swinging on a trapeze are totally lost on me. But, I now find myself coming face to face with my lack of skills for balancing. As the weeks run into months of staying home, my lack of balance in the Bee Hive (my sewing room) cannot be ignored. I spent a morning cleaning up all the little piles that laid all about, and with the cleaning was the discovery of long forgotten projects. I decided to make a list of all the types of stitching I love...
 
  1. Piecing
  2. Quilting
  3. Needle Turn Appliqué
  4. Hexies
  5. Fusible Appliqué
  6. Wool Appliqué Stitching
  7. Wool Felting
  8. Sashiko
  9. Embroidery
  10. Cross Stitch
I was thinking of making some type of schedule for myself...rotating through all the different genres and seeing if I could make any headway. On the other hand, it seems that I am not a very good rule follower...nor a schedule follower. What I do know is that having good balance is imperative as we age!
 
What does your list look like? And how do you balance your creative life?
 
Stay tuned and travel along with us on Quilt Roadies.

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