Enter now! More organizations who may be accepting donations are hospice care, senior centers, first responders, and shelters. This method works great for fat quarters and a pleated style mask. I have a tendency to love colors that are all “comfy” together and have an elegance to them, but deep down I know if a design is going to work it needs contrast of some kind. In the dog collar post we go over the types of fabrics that will work, but the real fun of making your own leash or collar is creating something that expresses you and your dog's personality. url = url.replace( /#/, "" ); He is an important statesman in Catholic Ireland. Living where I do, nature has been the inspiration I go to. Nothing seemed to work, and was a distraction with the blocks. | | Hydrangeas are always a favorite, and they look so good in fabric people think they are real. We will limit the number of people in the retail area to assure appropriate social distancing. Rotate both squares 90 degrees, then sew all the pieces back together. Here's a few close-ups of our finished flowers. We strive to educate in the world of fiber arts with new techniques as well as advice in design. The intensity (there is that word) of the blue against the green of the trees is so beautiful. Take a look around and discover what inspires you! Comments (2). Tips & Tricks (most apply to the pleated style mask). Just like with our collars, we carefully selected the metal hardware and nylon webbing to give you the strength and durability you need to keep your dog safely under control. I have collected rocks and been fascinated by stone configurations my whole life… This newest untitled quilt of mine was inspired by high mountain streams and glacier stone. Bright, intense colors became more interesting to me at that time, and I started using them as a light values in my work rather than white or cream. The lightest strip groups are sewn together and cut until you have long strips approximately 8 1/2" wide. Plus, kits cost about the same, or even less than, a single fresh flower bouquet and you won't have to throw them away after a week. It can always be trimmed off later. Place the straight edge of a ruler along the edge of the triangle. Remember to allow for a 1/4” seam allowance on all three edges. Lay flat to dry and your leash will look brand new. The Stitching Post 401 E Main Street Washington, Indiana 47501 812-254-6063 Store Hours: Monday thru Saturday 10-5 Eastern Time Internet Hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Pressing your strip in half first gives you a guide to follow as you pull your strip through the pins. Completed masks can be donated at many local hospitals. Comments (2), Tags: The seven colors I choose are arranged in what I considered light to dark values. The picture above shows the size of one completed purple hydrangea kit. Carol let me know she received my exchange piece for HoE. It makes me think about stitching, and how I could add that element in design. From the cliffs and from atop the tower, you can see the Aran Islands in Galway Bay, the Maumturks and Twelve Pins mountain ranges to the north in County Galway, and Loop Head to the south. Jean fabric choices for this month's Dreaming in Color bundle were inspired by Freddy's quilt, "Third Grade Art Class." Violette and Olivia, Valori's 12 and 14 year old daughters, were helping until home school started up a couple of weeks ago. I started pulling black and white prints. They would look great on any coffee table and are so fast to make. I find myself using the descriptive words above when I talk to myself during the design process, when I am troubled, or looking for just the right color. var e=document.createElement('script');e.setAttribute('type','text/javascript');e.setAttribute('charset','UTF-8');e.setAttribute('src','https://static.typepad.com/.shared//js/pinmarklet.js?r='+Math.random()*99999999);document.body.appendChild(e); In general pleated masks with fabric or ribbon ties are preferred. Download the template page, and trace onto a sheet of template plastic or card stock. We have a number of free quilt patterns that can be downloaded from this page. If your hospital isn't accepting masks at this time they can still be a good source of information. You can subcut and repeat the process for more color variation, as in the original, but we felt these quilts didn't need it. Finished tie will be 3/8" wide. When you see something like this that strikes you, take a minute to put on your detective hat and figure out the proportion of each of the color families that you see. The palette just took on a life of its own when I let it, and this quilt was such a joy to make. This last quilt is made from a free pattern called Jelly Roll with a Zinger and uses the Coastal Fog roll. Once you have your clusters arranged you can secure them with more tape or use a green rubber band if you want to be able to take them apart later. Love it. I am sure most of you are in “shelter in place” mode and that everyone is being extremely careful about being safe. Our environment is full of eye candy this time of year with all of the fall colors and textures. Choosing seven fabrics to work with is the first step. 7) Open your bias tape/ties and sew to back of mask, before sewing entire tie and top stitching on front of mask. This is more secure and much easier than worrying about catching both sides of the tie with one stitch. Comments (0), Tags: Kristen quilted it on her home sewing machine. For our mats we used two different fabrics, once for each side. The strong intensity in the red and yellow brings life to the piece. In the photo of the feathered petal tulips, the glorious red orange grabs your attention, but notice how much green there is to support it. The wide variety of light values make the quilt more interesting than just one light color would. } Art Quilt, Dreaming in Color, Jean Wells. Cut sides a minimum of 1/4" from widest part of triangle, and the top should a minimum of 1 1/4" from the top point of the triangle. You want to approximate a half dome shape. Comments (0). Since I am moving away, I am selling the business. This guide makes two pleats. | An inside look to all things at the Stitchin' Post with from new quilting fabric, notions, patterns, and knitting, to tutorials, things to do in Sisters Oregon. The movement of water in creeks and streams, and the colors that are created always interest me. Trim off the excess background fabric at the top of the block so you have a straight edge for your next seam. You are not only attracted to the various elements of the arrangement, but to the percentage of colors in relationship to the whole. Lay the triangle piece on the strip of background fabric right side up. We hope you enjoy this project. These descriptive words help you to have a conversation when you are working with color in a project, or just studying color. Frequency 1 post / month Blog … I am working on a mini group challenge quilt at the moment with the theme of “water dance.” All my stones are hand appliqued in place, and the French knots are the water droplets making their way through the stones. We’re lucky. Use tightly woven 100% cotton fabric & cotton thread, Remember that both men & women need masks, Masks will be washed and sterilized before use, Any excess masks will be donated to others in need. The Stitching Post, Washington, Indiana. (In black and white photographs brights will always appear as dark values.) You will notice that two of the prints have more of a muslin color background instead of white. Jean is a home, staying safe and busy in her studio. For each kit we make four clusters of flowers. Our leash kits make a 6' leash, but if you want to make a different size you'll need to add 10-12 inches to your desired finished length for your webbing piece. As you can see, one of the prints has some color. If you're interested in making these projects or your own with these special fabrics, you can find the French Sashiko collection here and the Boro Foundations collection here. Our next quilt uses the Sage Meadow roll, and saves the variation until the end. I cannot thank my daughter Val enough for carrying on so beautifully with the store and reaching out to all of you, along with her fabulous team, through her online newsletters. We can hardly wait to reopen our doors and set up a “socially distanced” classroom. Where did the time go? Stitchin' Post is a true family business. Place the straight edge of the ruler on the right hand side of the triangle with right side facing up. The palette just took on a life of its own when I let it, and this quilt was such a joy to make. Hopefully all these quilts inspires you to try one of these fast and fun beauties for yourself. Not much sewing is going on at my house this summer, but I am looking forward to getting back into a routine when the school year starts again. We can hardly wait to reopen our doors and set up a “socially distanced” classroom. Sisters, Oregon About Blog An inside look to all things at the Stitchin' Post with from new quilting fabric, notions, patterns, and knitting, to tutorials, things to do in Sisters Oregon.