Sunday, May 31, 2009
I'd love to go to Sydney again this year - I have some tentative workshop bookings that I'm waiting on so I'm still not sure if I'm going to be able to make it this year....but I will try. It's great catching up with everyone and seeing the quilts of course!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
The next best thing to a stencil workshop, is a stencil workshop at home.
I'm always being asked about workshops, and many of you have asked about the best way to start stenciling if you can't make it to a class.
Well, I've created 'Workshop at Home' : an instruction guide that you can download in PDF format (just like your blocks) and work from at home and at your own pace.
I simply love stenciling, it's a great technique and if you haven't yet given it a go, why not make today the day to start?
You can purchase Workshop at Home: Stenciling via my Etsy shop. As well as Workshop at Home, I will also be new creating stencil pattern projects so that you can use your new stenciling skills!
So now there's definitely no excuse...stencil brushes at the ready!
For everyone taking part in the BOM: I’ve had a few queries about this latest block
About downloading blocks: It’s important to ensure that your printer (or whichever printer you use) prints at 100% ratio. Although this seems obvious, it does happen that some quilters are printing off blocks that are not full sized.
Don’t worry if this has happened to you. If there is a discrepancy between the document sizing and your printer’s print outs, I suggest that you enlarge/reduce the image to bring it to size. Each block is a specified size. Therefore ensure that your shapes are the same size as the block.
There have been some comments about the Give & Take Swirly block and the issue of a ‘1 inch’ shortage. If this has happened to you, simply continue the curve to the edge.
For those of you who are still a little bit confused, I have scanned in an image of the block showing this ‘add on’ to assist you.
Feel free to post any questions you may have, I will be checking in to answer any as they arise.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
I've used the same fabric for all 3 blocks, please do experiment and change if you wish - I just know that there will be some great reds to swirl with...I think smaller print work best. Once again I'm looking forward to seeing what the Red Delicious Yahoo Group members do with this one! The photo albums are just a DELIGHT, absolutely inspiring