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Medium 9781607054863

Cell Service

Alissa Haight Carlton Stash Books ePub

70″ × 75″

This large lap quilt is perfect for cuddling under while on the couch. The bright colors have a strong impact and complement a room with simple, contemporary design.

The big panels of fabric that make up this quilt cause it to sew up quickly and easily. Make sure you cut carefully so that the design lines up correctly.

Based on 42″ fabric width.

Fabric A (red): 2¾ yards

Fabric B (aqua): 1¾ yards

Fabric C (ivory): 1¾ yards for background

Backing: 4¾ yards

Binding: yard

Please be sure to read Notes on Making the Quilts in This Book (page 6). Label the pieces as you cut.

Fabric A (red)

1. Cut 2 strips 7½″ × WOF and sew them together end to end; trim A1.

2. Cut 2 strips 9½″ × WOF and sew them together end to end; trim A2.

3. Cut 2 strips 13½″ × WOF and sew them together end to end; trim A4.

4. Cut 1 strip 15½″ × WOF; trim A5.

5. Trim the leftover strip from Step 3 to 11½″ wide.

6. Cut 1 strip 11½″ × WOF; sew it end to end with the strip from Step 5; trim A3.

A1: 7½″ × 75½″

A2: 9½″ × 68½″

A3: 11½″ × 62½″

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Medium 9781607059608

Spark 22. Find Your Voice

Carrie Bloomston Stash Books ePub

I CULTIVATED THIS FABRIC DESIGN FROM MY LIFE AS A PAINTER. THE PAINTBRUSHES BECAME THE ARTISTIC STORYLINE OF MY FABRIC LINE PAINT! FOR WINDHAM FABRICS. USE FAMILIAR ICONS TO TELL YOUR STORY.

“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.”

ALAN ALDA

Living as a creative person calls on you to be exactly who you are. No matter what you do in your creative life, you will bring all of you to it. Creativity needs a subject. The subject of your creative life is you. You bring your senses, awareness, experience, and story with you.

As you figure out your preferences and desires, you will be cultivating what is called your creative voice. Your voice is a combination of your style, experience, work, and subject matter.

People will feel your joy, love, and excitement in your creations. They will also feel your pain, confusion, struggle, and fear. The things you make speak for you in the world. Why bother making a painting or a song if you could just say it with words? Art picks up where words stop. Creative expression is there to communicate the stuff in your heart that is so tender that you don’t have a voice for it. The creative product, whether a poem or clay bowl, is infused with your spirit. Everything you create is a self-portrait. The richness you mine for your subject is your own psyche. As Bono of U2 so beautifully put it, “the great songs kind of write you,” not the other way around. Let your work move through you; let it use you to speak. Staying open to it will allow you to become kind of like a pitcher. The water will pour from you.

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Medium 9781571205797

Tumbler Charm

Terrie Sandelin C&T Publishing PDF
Medium 9781607052708

LOFT

Amy Walsh C&T Publishing ePub

by Amy Walsh, 70″ × 70″

FINISHED BLOCK: 6″ × 6"

FINISHED QUILT: 70″ × 70″

I have always wanted to live in a loft in downtown Chicago. I love the idea of escaping the frenetic energy of the streets in a cool, industrial-feeling apartment that overlooks our beautiful city. This is the type of quilt that would fit in perfectly with my idea of the perfect interior of such a home.

The following yardage makes a throw-sized quilt. Refer to the LOFT chart (page 27) for alternate sizes and yardage requirements.

Assorted pastel solids: 10 strips 6½″ × 42″ or 2 yards total

Solid gray: 5 yards for block centers, sashing, and outside borders

Binding: ½ yard

Backing: 5½ yards

Batting: 80″ × 80″

TIP

Don’t forget to wash your solids with Retayne (pages 15 and 70)!

From the assorted pastels, cut:

10 strips 6½″ × 42″

Cut each 6½″ strip into:

10 rectangles 2″ × 6½″ (Unit C)

10 rectangles 2″ × 3½″ (Unit B)

Cutting diagram

TIP

Each 6½″ strip will yield enough frames for 5 LOFT blocks.

From the solid gray, cut:

3 strips 6½″ × 42″

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Medium 9781571206220

Zippy Strippy

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

Mix and match a set of placemats for yourself or to give as a gift to someone special. There are six different designs to choose from. I used a variety of neutrals, which look stunning on a dark table. However, the placemats will look great no matter what palette you choose.

FINISHED PLACEMAT: 18½″ × 12½″

⅓ yard light print for center

⅛ yard light tan for inner border

¼ yard tan paisley for outer border

¾ yard for backing and binding

16″ × 22″ batting

Cut 1 rectangle 14½″ × 8½″ from the light print for the placemat center.

Cut from the light tan:

2 strips 1″ × 8½″ for the side inner borders

2 strips 1″ × 15½″ for the top and bottom inner borders

Cut from the tan paisley:

2 strips 2″ × 9½″ for the side outer borders

2 strips 2″ × 18½″ for the top and bottom outer borders

1. Sew the 2 side inner borders to the placemat. Press toward the borders.

2. Sew the top and bottom inner borders to the placemat. Press toward the borders.

3. Sew the 2 side outer borders to the placemat. Press toward the borders.

4. Sew the top and bottom outer borders to the placemat. Press toward the borders.

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