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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Golden Phoenix

Golden Phoenix

Golden Phoenix brings together my love of textiles, free motion quilting and colouring on cloth. The inspiration for this piece came from a traditional design found on Chinese Opera costumes combined with the colours and forms found in birds of paradise. Read more in our Summer 2017 issue. Designed by Julie Plotniko [email protected] juliesquiltclass.blogspot.com

Prom Dress for Josephine

A Prom Dress for Josephine

My daughter and I watched the 2015 version of the Cinderella movie. In this version, Cinderella wore the most magical gown. When we saw the gown, we simultaneously said, “We should make a dress for prom!” We considered making the dress from scratch, then decided that recycling a dress might be a better plan. Not […]

Celebrate Canada Tuffet

Celebrate Canada Tuffet

Have you ever wanted to embroider a tuffet, a bag, a quilt block or something with a defined size and shape? PREMIER+™ Embroidery software gives you the creative freedom to create embroidery designs to fill a specific shape. With the popularity of tuffets we decided to show you how you can create your own embroidery […]

Victorian Camisole

Victorian Camisole

Canada’s 150th birthday calls for something both Victorian and modern, in red and white, of course. Victorian camisoles were undergarments, but modern ones are outerwear. This camisole has some interior shaping to give it a ‘close to the body’ fit and a slight peplum. Read more in our Summer 2017 issue. Download the PDF pattern […]

The Landscape Vest

The Landscape Vest

The nine-patch block has been around for hundreds of years and is one of the reasons I chose to use it for this quilt to commemorate Canada’s Sesquicentennial Anniversary. I also chose to incorporate an appliqué into the design to highlight the maple leaf, the most recognized and important symbol of Canada, representing unity, tolerance […]

The 9 Patch and the Snowball

The 9 Patch and the Snowball

There are many ways to commemorate Canada’s extra special birthday this year. Here’s Jackie’s rendition of a red and white quilt to celebrate the occasion. Read more in our Summer 2017 issue. Download the PDF pattern now. Designed by Jackie White [email protected] jabotquilt.blogspot.ca twitter.com/jackiewhite121

Simply Redwork

Simply Redwork

Follow Erla Wilson as she explains the history of redwork and highlights its charm in this fun picnic table cloth. Templates provided and loose instructions on how to make the table cloth once the redwork is done. Read more in our Summer 2017 issue. Download the PDF pattern now. Designed by Erla Wilson Country Garden […]

Sarcasm and Wine

Sarcasm and Wine

Not all little girls are sugar and spice… we’re as varied as the stars! Jo Gatenby creates another in her ‘zentangle inspired’ border sayings with this tonguein-cheek exception to the rule… Read more in our Summer 2017 issue. Download the PDF pattern now. Designed by Jo Gatenby [email protected]