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Here's a large quilt from our latest instructor in the TQS Classroom, Laura Nownes.  The Big Tumble is is an oversized version (72" x 82") of a classic pattern.  It features y-seam construction and is appropriate for an intermediate level quiltmaker.  If you'd like to make the pattern yourself, click here to purchase from Laura.

If you need a little help with that Y-seam construction, watch Episode 710 - Conquering the Y-seam Tumble where Laura shares her simple, two-pin technqiue for stitching a Y-seam.

The Big Tumble - 289 pieces rotating

The Big Tumble - 36 pieces non-rotating

The Big Tumble - 100 pieces non-rotating

The Big Tumble - 289 pieces non-rotating

The Big Tumble - 100 pieces rotating

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Just found out that one of Ricky's quilts has been selected as a finalist for 2012 Quilts: A World of Beauty at the Houston International Quilt Festival. Since we don't want to ruin the suprise, (you'll have to wait until Houston to see the quilt) we thought we'd show you Ricky's award-winning quilt from 2010. Asternoon Delight won an Honorable Mention in the Digital Imagery category sponsored by C&T Publishing.

Here's what Ricky has to say about this quilt.

Alternately it is called Alight Lunch or Kiss my Aster. I took a photo and then used Photoshop to stylize it. It was then printed full size (44" x 36") on my Epson 11880, then stitched/quilted with a variety of colors of thread.

Asternoon Delight - 35 pieces non-rotating

Asternoon Delight - 99 pieces non-rotating

Asternoon Delight - 99 pieces rotating

Asternoon Delight - 300 pieces non-rotating

Asternoon Delight - 300 pieces rotating

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This week's puzzle is Jan Krentz' Safari.  This is a wonderful Lone Star quilt featuring large pre-printed African pillow panels and coordinating animal fur prints.  It was created in 2000 and measures 64" x 64." If you'd like to make a similar quilt, you'll find the pattern in Jan's book, Lone Star Quilts & Beyond published by C&T Publishing.

If you'd like to see Jan in action, watch Episode Episode 1103: The Skinny on Stripes.

Safari - 36 pieces - non-rotating

Safari - 100 pieces non-rotating

Safari - 100 pieces - rotating

Safari - 300 pieces - non-rotating

Safari - 300 pieces - rotating

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This week's puzzle is Dancing African Ladies by Jan Krentz.  It is a Framed Diamond Quilt which features two compatible fabrics, the stripe and the large-scale print.  The stripes were cut using the Fast2Cut Quarter-Diamond ruler and the large-scale print was fussy cut using the Fussy Cutter Diamond ruler.  You can find the pattern in Jan's Book, quick Diamond Quilts and Beyond.

To learn more about Jan, watch Episode 1103 - The Skinny on Stripes debuting on July 30.

Dancing African Ladies - 35 pieces non-rotating

Dancing African Ladies - 99 pieces non-rotating

Dancing African Ladies - 99 pieces rotating

Dancing African Ladies - 300 pieces non-rotating

Dancing African Ladies - 300 pieces rotating

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This quilt, The Boss Thanks You, was a commission created by Luke Haynes for a department head at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  The image of a child in a bucket was to remind them of who they work for. They call her "The Boss."  

You can learn more about Luke in Episode 1102 - Super Quilts from Salvaged Duds.

The Boss Thanks You - 35 pieces non-rotating

The Boss Thanks You - 100 pieces non-rotating

The Boss Thanks You - 100 pieces rotating

The Boss Thanks You - 289 pieces non-rotating

The Boss Thanks You - 289 pieces rotating

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Luke Haynes made this quilt, Hammer, as the first piece in his Man Stuff series.  It is a large quilt, 72" x 84."  Here is Luke's statement:

I wanted to call to mind "the Floor Scrapers" Gustave Caillebotte, with the perspective and the diagonal visual movement towards the lower right. This series is a testament to my place in the art world as a male making art with a process that has been dominated by women primarily as utility. I wanted to show a "Man" item in a way that illustrates the use of fabric and light and stitching as notations of an art piece. 

To visit Luke's website, click here.  Learn more about Luke in Episode 1102 - Super Quilts from Salvaged Duds premiering on July 16, 2012.

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Hammer - 35 pieces non-rotating

Hammer - 99 pieces non-rotating

Hammer - 99 pieces rotating

Hammer - 300 pieces non-rotating

Hammer - 300 pieces rotating

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