Category Archives: my patterns

Mount Kilauea & lonely trees

Works in progress (WIP). It’s all about the journey, right? And memories created in the process. This week’s post is about two WIPs – totally unrelated, and yet they feel connected. One goes back 2 years. At the time I … Continue reading

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Summer Snowballs

Last week it was still winter. The ice was melting. Crystals of ice sang to each other and to us, as they gently swayed in the breeze and nudged each other along the shoreline. Occasionally there was a bang as … Continue reading

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Ruler Quilting 101 – Block 6

This was one of the first blocks I designed. It takes a more modern approach – ignoring lines that define the border and corner blocks. It is not difficult, just a little more involved so the instructions are a little … Continue reading

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Ruler Quilting 101 – Block 4

This is definitely my favorite block so far.  Here are the particulars: RULER: 12/13″ arc LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: 101, Beginner Ruler Quilting, some experience Free Motion Quilting (FMQ) DESIGNS: cross-hatch butterfly, square 3 peaks, border cross-hatch orbit star, corner sunrise, … Continue reading

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Ruler Quilting 101 – Block 3

In Block 3 we will start using the Arc ruler. During the summer, when I was preparing for this series, I jotted down designs I liked and was surprised at how many used an arc pattern. So much so, that … Continue reading

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Ruler Quilting 101 – Block Two

This week we are making Block Two of a Ruler Quilting Sampler quilt. It is not nearly as involved as Block 1 was.  Here are the particulars: RULER: 2 1/2″ Circle Ruler (finishes as 2″ circles) LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: 101, … Continue reading

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Ruler Quilting 101 – Block One

Finally! The day is here and we can start to play! If you have not read my previous posts, review them for prep and set-up. This week we are making Block One of a Ruler Quilting Sampler quilt: Here are … Continue reading

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Ruler Grips and Storage

After 2 years of posting almost every week, I have decided to take the summer off. My life needs to get re-organized. Then there is travel, there is yard work, there are grandchildren to play with – and other fun … Continue reading

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Seeing Red

I have fallen in love with the colour red. It wasn’t planned. The last red & white item I made during decades of crafts and custom sewing was a hounds tooth ‘blazer’ when I was in high school. Now that … Continue reading

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