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Shawkl’s ICQC 103 seams

Shawkl’s ICQC 103 seams

I made it all the way through the Intermediate Crazy Quilt Course with Kathy. This last task included specific requirements for seam treatments but it was really open to choice. Obviously, I will continue to work on this project so that I can piece it all together,...

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Shawkl’s ICQC 103 Ribbon V

Shawkl’s ICQC 103 Ribbon V

The last task in the monogram segment is to make a puffy ribbon letter. I chose to use my own handwriting for the shape, and V for my surname since it represents both Boy and me. I couched the 7mm silk ribbon down with some specialty perle cotton, which has a thin...

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Shawkl’s ICQC 103 Basic Story

Shawkl’s ICQC 103 Basic Story

My next intermediate crazy quilt class task was to take a basic embroidery motif and then add elements to place the image into a story of sorts. I chose to use a historic cross-stitch rabbit motif graphed by Kim at String-or-Nothing, by using waste canvas. I had this...

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Shawkl’s BCQC 2 block

Shawkl’s BCQC 2 block

You know that I was working on my second crazy quilt block under the tutelage of Kathy Shawkl (check out my first here!). Well, I completed my beautiful disaster! And I do mean that, disaster.  Yes, yes, it looks alright but for some reason when I pulled it...

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Shawkl’s BCQC 1 block

Shawkl’s BCQC 1 block

Let me tell you about Shawkl's BCQC 1 class! Kathy is so generous for putting it together - for free! The instructions are very clear, and she is quick to answer questions and comment on your work. I've learned the basic elements of making a crazy quilt block and am...

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WIP-TAST-ic Wednesday 42

WIP-TAST-ic Wednesday 42

I have a cold. I say this because I did not go to work anywhere this week, and work is where I left my TAST supplies, so you know what that means - I didn't do any TAST and now I am another week behind! Oi! I haven't felt well so I've mostly laid around watching TV...

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Framing Ribbon Embroidery

Framing Ribbon Embroidery

I wasn't sure I would have time for framing ribbon embroidery this week which is why I did not include this photo in the original post, but I did! Generally, I lag behind "finishing" projects but I was too excited to share it so I didn't wait, obviously. Tatiana's...

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Ribbon Embroidery: the letter R

Ribbon Embroidery: the letter R

I first learned about Tatiana Popova's ribbon work through NeedlenThread's review. As I've mentioned before, floral designs aren't really my thing, but I had been interested in learning more about ribbon embroidery. I enjoyed Tatiana's work and decided to see if she...

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WIP-TAST-ic Wednesday 11

WIP-TAST-ic Wednesday 11

I made some progress on my ribbon embroidery this week! As you might recall, TAST is on hiatus this week for people to catch up. Sharon announced a small project, to combine a few stitches we've learned in a new project. I did not do this per se, but I did decide to...

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WIP-TAST-ic Wednesday 6

WIP-TAST-ic Wednesday 6

Happy Wednesday, all! First up, small progress on my ribbon R from last week: The little scroll at the bottom right will be coming out. I already removed the left-most one, and I hoped trying elsewhere would inspire skill. I just can't seem to get it to bend how I...

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WIP-TAST-ic Wednesday 5

WIP-TAST-ic Wednesday 5

I had intended to show you a WIP of a snazzy foundation-pieced project today, but I decided to postpone starting that until I had the proper tools. I only recently heard about an "add a quarter ruler" so when that showed up in the instructions, I bit the bullet and...

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