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Medium 9781607059608

Spark 19. Make a Vision Board

Carrie Bloomston Stash Books ePub

IN THE MIDDLE OF MY VISION BOARD FROM FOUR YEARS AGO IS A WOMAN I IMAGINED TO BE A TEXTILE DESIGNER IN INDIA. I HAD NO IDEA I WOULD EVEN START MY COMPANY, SUCH DESIGNS, WHEN I MADE THIS BOARD AND NO CLUE I WOULD BECOME A FABRIC DESIGNER! BUT MY UNCONSCIOUS MIND DID.

A vision board is simply a collage of images you pull from magazines and other places and paste to a board. This exercise puts you directly in touch with your desires. It leaves you with a visual inventory of all the stuff that bubbles up from your unconscious mind and heart to illuminate your path and remind you of what you want. I make vision boards at least twice a year and have for almost a decade. The boards can be as artistic or simple as you want. Mine tend to be bare bones.

The amazing thing about vision boards is that I have never made one that didn’t come true. What you put on your board will show up in your life. It will be created in your life through your intention.

YOU WILL MANIFEST WHAT IS ON YOUR BOARD.

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Medium 9781571209603

Trip Around the World

Emily Cier C&T Publishing ePub

FINISHED QUILT SIZE

72″ × 84″

The traditional Trip Around the World is striking but a touch too straightforward. Add in a few more worlds, though, and things start to get interesting.

Pick 3 contrasting colorways. Within each colorway, select 4 prints that vary slightly for texture. Solids or very small prints work best for this quilt.

Cut each fabric into the specified number of 2½″-wide strips. Subcut the 2½″ strips into second-cut pieces, cutting the longest pieces first, then the next longest, and so on until all the pieces have been cut.

∗wof = width of fabric

1. Working with the pieces of the first section shown in the quilt assembly diagram (below), sew each row together. When all 7 rows of the first section are complete, sew the rows together. Press the seams open as you go along. Be careful to line up the ends of the rows so the section stays rectangular.

Note: It’s important to have an accurate ¼″ seam when sewing the rows so the quilt doesn’t end up skewed. Make sure you don’t pull the fabric when pressing.

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Medium 9781607051985

Connect the Dots

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

Wall Quilt

{Vibrant colors and a simple border of appliquéd circles give an updated, fresh look to the traditional favorite Rail Fence block.}

Quilted by Diane Minkley of Patched Works, Inc.

Finished block size: 6″ × 6″

Finished wall quilt: 54½″ × 54½″

¼ yard light purple for pieced blocks and appliquéd circles

yard dark purple for pieced blocks

yard light red for pieced blocks and appliquéd circles

yard dark red for pieced blocks and appliqué backgrounds

½ yard light orange for pieced blocks and appliquéd circles

½ yard dark orange for pieced blocks and appliqué backgrounds

yard light yellow for pieced blocks and appliquéd circles

yard dark yellow for pieced blocks and appliqué backgrounds

yard light green for pieced blocks and appliquéd circles

yard dark green for pieced blocks and appliqué backgrounds

¼ yard light teal for pieced blocks

yard dark teal for pieced blocks and appliqué backgrounds

¼ yard light blue for pieced blocks

yard dark blue for pieced blocks

1 yards paper-backed fusible web

3½ yards for backing and binding

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Medium 9781607059912

Zen Medallion

Janice Zeller Ryan Stash Books ePub

Finished quilt size: 50˝ × 50˝

ZEN

MEDALLION

By Latifah Saafir

While Zen Medallion has the appearance of a medallion, it is not constructed border by border. Instead, it is sewn in eight wedges that, when put together, form the medallion shape. The medallion uses paper piecing and bias tape appliqué to create a fun, easy-to-sew quilt with big impact.

—Latifah

ALL MATERIALS NEEDED FOR QUILT

Background: 3¼ yards

Navy blue: 16 fat eighths, plus ¼ yard for bias tape appliqué

Peach: 5 fat quarters, or yardage and scraps to total 1¼ yards, plus 2 different ½-yard pieces for bias tape appliqué

Mint: 4 fat eighths and 4 fat quarters, or yardage and scraps to total 1½ yards

Gold: 8 fat eighths, plus ½ yard for bias tape appliqué

Teal: 8 scraps, at least 5˝ × 5˝, plus ½ yard for bias tape appliqué

Batting: 58˝ × 58˝

Backing: 3⅛ yards

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Medium 9781617450457

Place Mats

Kim Schaefer C&T Publishing ePub

Ornament Table Topper

FINISHED BLOCK SIZE: 12˝ × 12˝ • FINISHED TABLE TOPPER SIZE: 40½˝ × 40½˝

Quilted by Diane Minkley of Patched Works, Inc.

Bring the festivities to the table with this fun pieced and appliquéd table topper.

Materials

•1¼ yards total assorted reds for pieced center

•1¼ yards green for outer border

•½ yard total assorted brights for ornaments

•⅛ yard black for ornament hangers

•1¼ yards paper-backed fusible web

•45˝ × 45˝ batting

•2⅝ yards for backing and binding

Cutting

Note: The pieces for each matching set of rectangles are listed together. Use 2 of each size for each block.

CUT FROM THE ASSORTED REDS

4 squares 2½˝ × 2½˝

8 rectangles 1½˝ × 2½˝ and 8 rectangles 1½˝ × 4½˝

8 rectangles 2½˝ × 4½˝ and 8 rectangles 2½˝ × 8½˝

8 rectangles 1½˝ × 8½˝ and 8 rectangles 1½˝ × 10½˝

8 rectangles 1½˝ × 10½˝ and 8 rectangles 1½˝ × 12½˝

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