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Fabric Vine, previously known as Asian Fabric, inspires creativity. Fabric and wine are at the core. An abundant range of patterns, projects, ideas and articles will resonate with the sewist, the crafter and those who enjoy great food and wine. Plus, travel with us as we explore fun locations throughout the world. Brought to you by Kona Bay Fabrics.

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  • Issue No. 4

    p a t t e r n s d e c o r a t i n g t i p s f i b e r a r t c u l t u r e

    Exploring a creative fabric culture

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    squilts

    Spectrum Bed QuiltA honeycomb effect against the neutral back-ground creates a bed quilt with pillow tuck 10

    Pillows GaloreA collection of pillows inspired by other projects in this issue 21

    Winter Flowers Wall QuiltUplift your spirits by making and displaying the beauty of these winter flowers 29

    Graceful Flight Lap QuiltThe cranes captured in the these blocks are a favorite subject in many Asian arts 44Year of the Monkey Table/Wall Quilt 2016 is the Year of the Monkey, honor youryear by displaying the years lucky colors 55

    Year of the Monkey Hot Pads 59

    Burst of Color Placemat & Table Runner A dramatic burst of color dazzingly displayed against a dark background 96I Love You This MUCH! Bib & Apron Mommys little helper will look adorablewearing this apron 103

    Vol 1 Issue 4

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    Used exclusively and recommended by Asian Fabric

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  • Guess Whois in the

    Wine Business?

    Heres a hint...He has been bringing you beautiful fabric for over 20 years. See page 74 to find out more.

    featuresTrellis Gate Wine 74

    QuiltconPresented by The Modern Quilt Guild 87

    departmentsPublishers Note 8

    How To Use the Magazine 9

    Book ReviewKrafttex Style: Compiled by Roxane Cerda 38

    Food Red Velvet Cupcakes 66

    TravelPasadena: The City of Roses (and Modern Quilters) 76

    General Instructions 114

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    Da Textile Samurai aka the Wine Eagle

    Publisher [email protected]

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kona-Bay-Fabrics-Seattle-Bay-Fabrics-and-Asian-Fabric-Magazine/106593046936?ref=ts

    Lets see a show of hands. How many of you enjoy moving a home or a business? Just what I thought only one out of ten. The only thing about moving that I may like is that it forces you to go through years of accumulation and decide what you really really need to keep. How people can downsize to the point where they can move into the tiny houses I see on TV is beyond me.

    Kona Bay Fabrics and Fabric Vine magazine are in the process of moving from Redmond, WA to about three miles away in Sammamish, WA. These days, we only have offices to move as our fabric shipping operation is a joint venture with Clothworks and In the Beginning. Collectively, our fabric is warehoused in Seattle, WA.

    Another possible upside is that Ill start out freshly organized and situated, yet again. Lets see how long that lasts before the hoarding syndrome kicks into play. Im sure I inherited that gene from my dear Mom.

    Kona Bay Fabrics started in 1991 in beautiful scenic Honolulu, Hawaii. By 1992, I realized I couldnt get the UPS trucks to drive across the Pacific Ocean so we moved our warehouse to Las Vegas. In 1994, we moved to the gorgeous Pacific Northwest. It wasnt too long after that our offices and admin people moved to Redmond as well to join our warehouse staff.

    Please know that our phone and fax numbers remain the same as well as our [email protected]

    Our new mailing address is now 4630 E. Lake Sammamish Parkway NE, Sammamish, WA 98074. Please remember, we are a wholesale office and not a retail store.

    After the move is completed, its business as usual where we will continue to develop

    gorgeous fabrics designed to inspire quilters and sewists around the globe. If you havent visited our site recently, stop by www.konabay.com.

    Our latest releases now featured on our web site are:

    Nobu Fujiyamas FUJI MOON (release date is May)

    KOI GATHERING our first ever digital print (release date is April)

    PETALS tonal group (release date is April) BAROQUE tonal group (release date is April)Were proud to offer you a variety of amazing

    projects by our ever talented designer, Georgie Gerl. I have no doubt youll find several to add to your to-do list.

    Thank you very much for your patience while we move and although I was tempted to reach out to everyone for their help in packing and unpacking, I decided to keep you as our friend and supporter instead.

    Mahalo and Aloha! Please enjoy our latest issue of Fabric Vine magazine.

    Above: Ollie Lama and Isaac Mewton New fans of Kona Bayjoin us for fan fun on Facebook!

  • Fabric Vine is produced six times a year by Eagle Publishing for Kona Bay Fabrics. The magazine accepts no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts or artwork; they will not be returned unless accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Kona Bay Fabrics. All rights reserved. No piece, in part or full, may be reproduced without permission.

    Issue #4 2016 VOL 1 ISSUE 4

    Kona Bay Fabrics 2016

    Publisherdouglas Eagleson

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    AssistAnts tO Publisherdoris Eagleson 19232010Cheryl HamaiBrittany Eagleson

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    Issue No. 2

    p a t t e r n s d e c o r a t i n g t i p s f i b e r a r t c u l t u r ep a t t e r n s d e c o r a t i n g t i p s f i b e r a r t c u l t u r e

    Quilting and design ideas for inspired minds

    The Textile Samurai

    is making wine! pg 10

  • 92 x 114Bed Quilt with pillow tuck

  • Intertwining bands of colors form a honeycomb effect against this neutral background to create a bed quilt with a pillow tuck.

    Spectrum Bed Quilt

    Designer: Georgie Gerl

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    Spectrum Bed Quilt(with a pillow tuck)

    92 x 114

    material list

    Backing !)4 yards Batting !))" x [email protected]@"

    Cut strips as indicated in chart then cut smaller pieces listed from these strips

    Extra fabric may be needed for Fussy Cut" pieces; amount varies depending on motif selection and fabric repeat.

    Read Lets Begin purchasing fabric tip before buying and cutting Fabrics B, C, D, E, and F.

    Spectrum Bed Quilt Cutting Chart & Material List

    Fabric BGRAC-01 BlueBlock Center 2-w yard

    (2" squares Fussy Cut$

    Fabric CGRAC-02 BlueBlock Center !-!2 yards

    (2" squares Fussy Cut!)

    (2" squares Fussy Cut^

    %2" squares Fussy Cut#!

    Fabric DGRAC-03 BlueBlock Center w-!4 yards

    Fabric EGRAC-03 RedMedium Accent Squares !-!2 yards

    Fabric AGRAC-03 CreamBackground$s yards

    %2" x [email protected]"%" x [email protected]"$2" x [email protected]"@2" x [email protected]"

    $%^#)

    First Cuts Next CutsFabric Name, Placement & Yardage

    %2" x !#2"%" squares*$2" x %2"@2" x !#2"@2" x (2"@2" x ^2"@2" x %2"@2" x $2"

    [email protected]$)#*!$*)$!*$

    * Cut once diagonally.

    Fabric FGRAC-01 RedSmall Accent Squaress yard

    @2" [email protected]" x [email protected]"% *)

    Fabric GTONE-06 ForestBlock Borderd yard

    $8" squares**@2" x &2"

    $8" x [email protected]"@2" x [email protected]"

    @%

    [email protected]@$

    Fabric HTONE-01 BlueBlock Borderd yard

    $8" squares**@2" x &2"@2" x %[email protected]" squares

    $8" x [email protected]"@2" x [email protected]"

    @%

    [email protected]!%((

    Fabric IGRAC-04 RedBlock Borders yard

    $8" squares**@2" x &2"@2" x %[email protected]" squares

    $8" x [email protected]"@2" x [email protected]"

    !$

    ****

    Fabric JTONE-06 GoldBlock Borders yard

    $8" squares**@2" x &2"@2" x %[email protected]" squares

    $8" x [email protected]"@2" x [email protected]"

    !$

    *@!$!$

    First Cuts Next CutsFabric Name, Placement & Yardage

    Fabric KGRAC-04 PurpleBorder# yards

    Fabric LTONE-06 BlueBinding !8 yards

    @2" x &2"@2" x [email protected]" squares

    @2" x [email protected]"#* ^@!*!&*

    @w" x [email protected]"!!

    ** Cut twice diagonally.

    ** Cut twice diagonally.

    ** Cut twice diagonally.

    ** Cut twice diagonally.

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    Lets BeginBefore you begin read all instructions. Referring to project Cutting Chart, cut First Cuts strips as indicated in chart then cut smaller pieces listed under Next Cuts from these strips. Refer to General Instructions (pages 114-115) for Accurate Seam Allowances and Assembly Line Method to construct this quilt. Use a 4-wide seam allowance throughout this project. Press seams in direction of arrows as indicated in each diagram.To make it easier to determine how much fabric you will need for Fussy Cutting heres a simple tool. Trace and cut from clear template plastic a (2 and %2 squares. Open fabric so right side of fabric is showing. Using the appropriate template square determine which elements you want feature in your quilt. Make sure you allow for the quantity of squares needed for that particular fabric. Normally Georgie will cut one or two extra squares to be able to play with placement when laying out the quilt.Making the Quilt1. Sew two Fabric G triangles to one @2 Fabric F square as shown. Press. Sew one Fabric A large triangle to unit from this step. Press. Make twenty-four and label Unit 1. Square unit to measure $2.

    @2

    @2

    Unit 1

    Make 24Square to $2

    2. Sew two Fabric H triangles to one @2 Fabric F square as shown. Press. Sew one Fabric A large triangle to unit from this step. Press. Make twenty-four and label Unit 2. Square unit to measure $2. @2

    @2

    Unit 2

    Make 24Square to $2

    3. Sew two Fabric I triangles to one @2 Fabric F square as shown. Press. Sew one Fabric A large triangle to unit from this step. Press. Make sixteen and label Unit 3. Square unit to measure $2. @2

    @2

    Unit 3

    Make 16Square to $2

    4. Sew two Fabric J triangles to one @2 Fabric F square as shown. Press. Sew one Fabric A large triangle to unit from this step. Press. Make sixteen and label Unit [email protected]

    @2

    Unit 4

    Make 16Square to $2

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    5. Sew one @2 x $2 Fabric A strip to one Unit 1 as shown. Press. Sew one @2 x ^2 Fabric A strip to unit from this step. Press. Make two, one of each [email protected]

    $2

    ^2

    Make 2

    @2

    ^2

    @2

    6. Sew one @2 x $2 Fabric A strip to one Unit 2 as shown. Press. Sew one @2 x ^2 Fabric A strip to unit from this step. Press. Make two, one of each [email protected]

    $2

    ^2

    Make 2

    @2

    ^2

    @2

    7. Refer to General Instructions (page 114) for Simple Triangles technique. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of two @2 Fabric K squares. This will be your sewing line. Place two marked squares on one @2 x (2 Fabric A piece as shown. Stitch on drawn line, trim 4 away from stitch lines and press. Make eighty.

    Fabric K- @2 squaresFabric A- @2 x (2 Make *)

    Unit 5

    8. Sew one @2 x %2 Fabric A strip to one @2 Fabric K square as shown. Press. Make eighteen.

    @2 %2

    @2

    Make 18

    &2

    @2

    &2

    @2

    Make 2 Make 2

    9. Sew one unit from this step to one @2 x &2 Fabric G strip. Press. Make seven.

    &2

    @2

    Make 7

    10. Sew one @2 x $2 Fabric K strip to one unit from step 9 as shown. Press. Make seven.$2

    @2

    Make 7

    11. Sew one unit from step 10 to one Unit 5 as shown. Press. Make seven and label Unit 6.Unit 6

    Make 7

    12. Sew one unit from step 8 to one @2 x &2 Fabric H strip. Press. Make seven.&2

    @2

    Make 7

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    13. Sew one @2 x $2 Fabric K strip to one unit from step 12 as shown. Press. Make seven.$2

    @2

    Make 7

    14. Sew one unit from step 13 to one Unit 5 as shown. Press. Make seven and label Unit 7.Unit 7

    Make 7

    15. Sew one unit from step 8 to one @2 x &2 Fabric I strip as shown. Press. Make two.&2

    @2

    Make 2

    $2

    @2

    Make 2

    16. Sew one unit from step 15 to one Unit 5 as shown. Press. Make two and label Unit 8.Unit 8

    Make 2

    17. Sew one unit from step 8 to one @2 x &2 Fabric J strip as shown. Press. Sew one @2 x $2 Fabric K strip to unit from this step. Press. Make two.

    &2

    @2

    Make 2

    $2

    @2

    Make 2

    18. Sew one unit from step 17 to one Unit 5 as shown. Press. Make two and label Unit 9.Unit 9

    Make 2

    19. Sew one $2 x %2 Fabric A piece between one Unit 1 and one Unit 2 as shown. Press. Sew @2 x !#2 Fabric A strip to unit from this step as shown. Press. Make three and label Unit 10.%2

    $2

    @2

    !#2

    Unit 10

    Make 3

    Unit 1 Unit 2

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    20. Sew one $2 x %2 Fabric A piece between one Unit 2 and one Unit 1 as shown. Press. Sew @2 x !#2 Fabric A strip to unit from this step as shown. Press. Make three and label Unit 11.%2

    $2

    @2

    !#2

    Unit 11

    Make 3

    Unit 1Unit 2

    21. Sew one $2 x %2 Fabric A piece between one Unit 3 and one Unit 1 as shown. Press. Make eight and label Unit 12. Sew one $2 x %2 Fabric A piece between one Unit 1 and one Unit 3 as shown. Press. Make eight and label Unit 13.

    %2

    $2

    Unit 12

    Make 8

    %2

    $2

    Unit 13

    Make 8

    Unit 3

    Unit 3 Unit 1

    Unit 1

    22. Sew one $2 x %2 Fabric A piece between one Unit 2 and one Unit 4 as shown. Press. Make eight and label Unit 14. Sew one $2 x %2 Fabric A piece between one Unit 4 and one Unit 2 as shown. Press. Make eight and label Unit 15.

    %2

    $2

    Unit 14

    Make 8

    %2

    $2

    Unit 15

    Make 8

    Unit 4

    Unit 4

    Unit 2

    Unit 2

    23. Sew one %2 Fabric E square to one @2 x %2 Fabric H strip as shown. Press. Sew this unit to one @2 x &2 Fabric K strip. Press. Sew one @2 x &2 Fabric G strip to unit as shown. Press. Make nine.

    @2

    %2 @2

    %2

    @2

    &2

    &2

    Make 9

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    24. Sew one @2 x &2 Fabric K strip to one @2 Fabric H square as shown. Press. Sew this unit to one unit from step 23. Press. Sew unit from this step between two of Unit 5 as shown. Press. Make nine and label Block 1.

    Block 1

    &2

    @2

    Make 9

    @2

    25. Sew one %2 Fabric E square to one @2 x %2 Fabric I strip as shown. Press. Sew this unit to one @2 x &2 Fabric K strip. Press. Sew one @2 x &2 Fabric G strip to unit as shown. Press. Make eight.

    @2

    %2 @2

    %2

    @2

    &2

    &2

    Make 8

    26. Sew one @2 x &2 Fabric K strip to one @2 Fabric I square, as shown. Press. Sew this unit to one unit from step 25. Press. Sew unit from this step between two of Unit 5 as shown. Press. Make eight and label Block 2.

    Block 2

    &2

    @2

    Make 8

    @2

    27. Sew one %2 Fabric E square to one @2 x %2 Fabric J strip as shown. Press. Sew this unit to one @2 x &2 Fabric K strip. Press. Sew one @2 x &2 Fabric H strip to unit as shown. Press. Make eight.

    @2

    %2 @2

    %2

    @2

    &2

    &2

    Make 8

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    28. Sew one @2 x &2 Fabric K strip to one @2 Fabric J square, as shown. Press. Sew this unit to one unit from step 27. Press. Sew unit from this step between two of Unit 5 as shown. Press. Make eight and label Block 3.

    Block 3

    &2

    @2

    Make 8

    @2

    29. Sew one %2 Fabric E square to one @2 x %2 Fabric J strip as shown. Press. Sew this unit to one @2 x &2 Fabric K strip. Press. Sew one @2 x &2 Fabric I strip to unit as shown. Press. Make six.

    @2

    %2 @2

    %2

    @2

    &2

    &2

    Make 6

    30. Sew one @2 x &2 Fabric K strip to one @2 Fabric J square, as shown. Press. Sew this unit to one unit from step 29. Press. Sew unit from this step between two of Unit 5 as shown. Press. Make six and label Block 4.

    Block 4

    &2

    @2

    Make 6

    @2

    92 x 114Bed Quilt with pillow tuck

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    31. Arrange and sew together one unit from step 5, two of Unit 6, two of Unit 10, two of Unit 7, one Unit 11, and one unit from step 6. Press, and label Row 1.Row 1

    Unit 11Unit 6 Unit 7Unit 10 Unit 7Unit 10Unit 6step 5 step 6

    32. Arrange and sew together, one of Unit 6, two (2 Fabric C squares, three of Block 1, two (2 Fabric D squares, and one Unit 7 as shown. Press. Make three, and label Rows 2, 6, and 10.

    Make 3 and label Rows 2, 6 & 10

    Block 1(2 (2 (2 (2

    (2

    Unit 6 Unit 7Block 1 Block 1

    33. Arrange and sew together, two @2 x !#2 Fabric A strips, two of Unit 12, two of Block 2, two of Unit 13, three %2 x !#2 Fabric A strips, two of Unit 15, two of Unit 14, and two of Block 3 as shown. Press. Make two and label Rows 3 and [email protected]

    1!#2

    @2 %2 %21 %21

    Make 2 and label Rows 3 & 7

    Block 2 Block 2 Block 3Block 3Unit 12 Unit 13 Unit 14Unit 15Unit 14Unit 15 Unit 12 Unit 13

    34. Arrange and sew together, one of Unit 8, two (2 Fabric B squares, three of Block 4, two (2 Fabric C squares, and one Unit 9 as shown. Press. Make two, and label Rows 4 and 8.

    Make 2 and label Rows 4 & 8

    Block 4(2 (2 (2 (2

    (2

    Unit 8 Unit 9Block 4 Block 4

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    35. Arrange and sew together, two @2 x !#2 Fabric A strips, two of Unit 13, two of Block 2, two of Unit 12, three %2 x !#2 Fabric A strips, two of Unit 14, two of Unit 15, and two of Block 3 as shown. Press. Make two and label Rows 5 and [email protected]

    1!#2

    @2 %21 %21 %21 Block 2 Block 2 Block 3Block 3

    Make2 and label Rows 5 & 9

    Unit 12Unit 13 Unit 14 Unit 15Unit 12Unit 13 Unit 14 Unit 15

    36. Arrange and sew together, one unit from step 5, two of Unit 6, two of Unit 11, two of Unit 7, one Unit 10, and one unit from step 6 as shown. Press and label Row 11.Row 11

    Unit 7Unit 7Unit 6 Unit 6Unit 10 Unit 11Unit 11step 5 step 6

    37. Referring to layout arrange and sew together Rows 1-11. Press.38. Sew @2 x [email protected] Fabric K strips end-to-end to make one continuous @2-wide Fabric K strip. Press. Measure quilt from side to side. Cut two @2-wide strips to this measurement. Sew to top, and bottom of quilt. Press seams toward border. 39. Measure quilt through center from top to bottom, including borders just added. Cut two @2-wide Fabric K strips to that measurement. Sew to sides of quilt and press.Finishing the Quilt1. Cut backing fabric piece into three equal pieces. Sew pieces together to make one [email protected]) x [email protected]# approximate backing piece. Press and trim backing to measure !)) x [email protected]#.2. Press backing and quilt top trimming all excess threads. Refer to General Instructions (pages 114115) for Finishing the Quilt. Layer and baste backing, batting, and quilt top together. Hand or machine quilt as desired. Refer to Binding the Quilt and bind as desired.

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    Designer: Georgie Gerl

    Pillows adorn beds, chairs, sofas and even larger size pillows are great for extra seating on the floor. This collection of

    pillows was inspired from other projects in this issue and can easily be made in colors

    to fit your decorating style.

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    Lets Begin Before you begin select the pillow and read all instructions. Pre-purchase pillow forms are used but if you cant find the desired size then read Making the Pillow Form tip (page 28) to make one in the size needed. Refer to the Finishing the Pillow tip (page 28) to complete project. Use a 4-wide seam allowance and press seams in the direction of arrows as indicated in each diagram.

    Cuts Fabric

    Batting & Lining 16" x 20" for each

    [email protected]" x !^"

    ^2" [email protected] ASOAR-04 BlackFeature Fat Eighth

    Fabric BEXOT-06 TanAccent Fat Eighth

    Boudoir Pillow

    @

    Fabric CEXOT-06 GoldAccent Fat Eighth

    @

    Fabric DTONE-02 CreamAccent Fat Eighth

    @

    Fabric EBCAR-06 BlackAccent & Backing 2 yard

    @@@

    Fabric FTONE-06 TaupeAccent Fat Eighth

    @

    @" x ^2"

    !4" x ^2"

    @" x ^2"

    !!" x [email protected]"@2" x [email protected]"!4" x ^2"

    @" x ^2"

    Boudoir Pillow Form Lining will not show

    Pillows Galore: Graceful FlightGraceful Flight Boudoir Pillow 1. Arrange and sew together one @ x ^2 Fabric F strip, one !4 x ^2 Fabric E strip, one @ x ^2 Fabric D strip, one !4 x ^2 Fabric C strip, and one @ x ^2 Fabric B strip as shown. Press. Make two.

    !4

    @

    ^2

    @

    @

    !4

    Make 2

    2. Sew one ^2 Fabric A square to one unit from step 1 as shown. Press Make two. Note: One row will be turned 1800 during the block construction. If using directional fabric, adjust Fabric B motif direction prior to sewing.

    ^2

    ^2

    Make 2

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    3. Sew units from step 2 together as shown. Press. Sew this unit between two @2 x [email protected] Fabric E strip as shown. Press.

    [email protected]

    @2 @2

    @@

    ^ squares @2 x &2

    Cuts Fabric

    ^ [email protected] x ^2 !2 squares

    [email protected] x !*[email protected] x !*2 @2 x !$2 !2 x ^2 !2 x %2

    Fabric ASOAR-03 IndigoBackgroundFat Quarter

    Fabric BEXOT-06 BlueBackgroundBFat Quarter

    Fabric CTONE-02 CreamBorders & Backingw yard

    @@$

    @@@$$

    Batting & Pillow Lining

    18 or 14 Pillow Form

    22" x 22"of each

    !* square or!$ square with a @pillow flange

    Lining will not show

    Pillows Galore: Year of the Monkey

    4. Referring to Making a Pillow Form and Finishing the Pillow on page 28, use !! x [email protected] Fabric E backing pieces to complete pillow.

    Year of the Monkey Pillow1. Refer to General Instructions (pages 114) for Half-Square Triangles. Draw a diagonal line on one ^ Fabric B square. Place marked square and one ^ Fabric A square right sides together. Sew a scant 4 away from drawn line on both sides, cut on drawn line, and press. Make two. Trim squares to %2 to make four half-square triangle units.

    Fabric B- ^ square Fabric A- ^ square Make @

    Square to %2Make $ Half-square Triangles Units

    2. Sew one unit from step 1 to one !2 x %2 Fabric C strip. Sew this unit to one !2 x ^2 Fabric C strip as shown. Press. Make two.

    !2

    %2

    ^2

    Make 2

    !2

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    3. Sew one unit from step 1 to one !2 x %2 Fabric C strip. Press. Sew this unit to one !2 x ^2 Fabric C strip as shown. Press. Make two.

    ^2

    !2

    !2

    %2

    Make 2

    4. Sew one @2 x ^ 2 Fabric B strip between one unit from step 2 and one unit from step 3 as shown. Press. Make two.

    @2

    ^2

    Make 2

    5. Refer to General Instructions (page 114) for Simple Triangles technique. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of two !2 Fabric B squares. This will be your sewing line. Place one marked square on one @2 x &2 Fabric A piece as shown. Stitch on drawn line, trim 4 away from stitch lines and press. Sew remaining marked square to piece as shown. Trim and press. Make two. Sew these two units together as shown. Press seams open.

    Press seam open

    Fabric B- !2 square Fabric A- @2 x &2 Make @

    6. Sew unit from step 5 between two units from step 4 as shown. Press.

    7. Sew unit from step 6 between two @2 x !$2 Fabric C strips. Press seams toward Fabric C. Sew this unit between two @2 x !*2 Fabric C strips. Press.

    @2 @2

    !*2

    8. Referring to Making a Pillow Form and Finishing the Pillow on page 28, use [email protected] x !*2 Fabric E backing pieces to complete pillow.

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    Burst of Color Pillow1. Refer to General Instructions (pages 114) for Simple Triangles technique. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of four @2 Fabric B squares. This will be your sewing line. Place two marked squares on one $2 Fabric A square as shown. Stitch on drawn line, trim 4 away from stitch lines and press. Sew remaining marked square to piece as shown. Trim and press. Make three.

    Fabric B- @2 squaresFabric A- $2 squareMake #

    2. Sew three units from step 1 together as shown. Press.3. Sew one unit from step 2 between two !2 x [email protected] Fabric C strips as shown. Press.

    !2

    !2

    [email protected]

    4. Sew one unit from step 3 between two @ x [email protected] Fabric D strips. Press seams toward Fabric D. Sew this unit between two @ x (2 Fabric D strips as shown. Press.

    @

    (2

    @

    Cuts Fabric

    1!*" square

    @" x [email protected]"@" x (2"

    @@

    [email protected]" x !*2"$" x !%2"@" x !*2"

    @@@

    $2" squares* #

    @2" [email protected]

    @ !2" x [email protected]"

    Fabric DBCAR-06 Purple Border 4 yard

    Fabric ERAIN-22 RedAccent Border 8 yard

    Fabric FSolid BlackBorder & Backingq yard

    Fabric AFLIG-11 BlackCenter 4 yard *Fussy Cut

    Fabric BBUBB-01 BlueBackground 6 yard

    Fabric CBUBB-01 OrangeAccent Border 8 yard

    !2" x !%2"@

    Pillows Galore: Burst of Color

    Batting & Pillow LiningPillow Form !*" square

    22" x 22" of each

    Lining will not show

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    5. Sew unit from step 4 between two !2 x !%2 Fabric E strips as shown. Press. Make two.

    !2

    !2

    !%2

    6. Sew unit from step 5 between two $ x !%2 Fabric F pieces as shown. Press.

    $

    $

    !%2

    7. Sew unit from step 6 between two @ x !*2 Fabric F strips as shown. Press.

    @ @

    !*2

    8. Referring to Making a Pillow Form and Finishing the Pillow on page 28, use [email protected] x !*2 Fabric E backing pieces to complete pillow.

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    Cuts Fabric

    !^2 square

    [email protected]" squareFussy Cut

    !

    !2" square!" x !#"!" x [email protected]"!" x @"

    !!!!

    !!" x !^2"@2" x !$2"@2" x [email protected]"@2" x !2"@" x !$2"@" x !#2"@" x !2"!2" square!" x @"

    @[email protected]

    Fabric AGRAC-02 RedCenter2 yard

    Fabric BTONE-06 GoldFat Eighth

    Fabric CGRAC-04 RedBorderq yard

    Batting & Lining 20" x 20" of eachPillow Form !^" square Lining will not show

    Pillows Galore: Flower PillowFlower Pillow1. Sew one ! x !# Fabric B strip to one ! x @ Fabric C piece as shown. Press. Sew one @ x !$2 Fabric C strip to unit from this step as shown. Press.

    !$2

    @

    !# !

    @

    2. Sew one [email protected] Fabric A square to one @2 x [email protected] Fabric C strip as shown. Press. [email protected]

    [email protected]

    @2

    3. Sew unit from step 2 between one @2 x !$2 Fabric C strip and unit from step 1 as shown. Press.

    !$2

    @2

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    4. Sew one ! x @ Fabric C piece to one ! x [email protected] Fabric B strip as shown. Press. Sew one @ x !#2 Fabric C piece to unit from this step. Press.

    [email protected] !

    @

    !#2

    @

    5. Sew one @ x !2 Fabric C piece to one ! x @ Fabric B piece as shown. Press. Sew one !2 Fabric C square to one !2 Fabric B square. Press. Sew units from this step to one @2 x !2 Fabric C piece as shown. Press.

    !

    @

    !2

    @2

    !2

    6. Sew unit from step 4 to unit from step 5 as shown. Press. 7. Sew unit from step 6 to unit from step 3 as shown. Press.

    8. Referring to Making a Pillow Form and Finishing the Pillow on page 28, use !! x !^2 Fabric E backing pieces to complete pillow.

    Making a Pillow FormMeasure pillow top prior to quilting and cut two pieces of fabric to this measurement. Using 4-wide seam sew around all edges

    leaving a 4 opening for turning. Stuff pillow to desired fullness with polyester fiberfill. Hand stitch opening closed.Finishing the Pillows1. Layer batting between pillow top and lining piece wrong side of fabric against batting. Hand or machine quilt as desired. Trim batting and lining even with pillow top.

    2. On one long edge of backing piece fold under 4 to the wrong side and press. Turn under an additional 4 and press. Stitch along folded edge. Repeat for other backing piece.

    3. Place quilted pillow top and two backing pieces right sides together matching raw edges and overlapping backing pieces (finished hem edges toward center) Using a 4 wide seam sew around all edges, clip corners and turn right side out. Press. Insert pillow form.

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    The weather bringing your spirits down, uplift them by making and displaying the beauty of these winter flowers. Dont forget if you want some sparkle and twinkle to your piece add crystals and beadwork to the flowers for a little spark or for a striking statement incorporate these elements in the quilted background area.

    Designer: Georgie Gerl

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    Winter Flowers Wall Quilt Cutting Chart & Material List

    Winter Flowers Wall Quilt

    22" x 28"

    Cut strips as indicated in chart then cut smaller pieces listed from these strips

    Fabric ATONE-07 CharcoalBackground ! yard

    !%" x @!"@w" x [email protected]" (Binding)

    !$

    Fabric BTONE-01 RedAccent Border6 yard

    First Cuts Next CutsFabric Name, Placement & Yardage

    Fabric ETONE-06 GoldAccent Border8 yard

    !2" x !(2"!2" x !#2"

    !2" x [email protected]"! !!

    Fabric FGRAC-04 GoldAccent Border8 yard

    !2" x !(2"!2" x !#2"

    !2" x [email protected]"! !!

    Fabric IGRAC-03 RedOutside Border2 yard

    #2" x ^2"#2" x @2"@" x !(2"@" x !#2"!2" x @2"!2" x @"!2" squares!" x @"

    #2" x [email protected]"

    @" x [email protected]"

    !2" x [email protected]"

    !

    @

    !

    @@@@@@@$

    First Cuts Next CutsFabric Name, Placement & Yardage

    Fabric CTONE-06 RedAccent Border6 yard

    !" x @)2"!" x !*"!" x !#2"!" x [email protected]"!" x !2"

    !2" square!" x [email protected]"

    [email protected] !

    !!!!

    Fabric DGRAC-03 CreamBorder 8 yard

    !" x @!2"!" x !$2"

    !" x [email protected]"@ @@

    material listAppliqu Fabric Assorted ScrapsLightweight Fusible Web ! yardStabilizer ! yardBacking ! yardBatting @^x #@

    !" x @)2"!" x !*"!" x !#2"!" x [email protected]"!" x !2"

    !2" square!" x [email protected]"

    [email protected] !

    !!!!

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    Lets BeginBefore you begin read all instructions. Referring to project Cutting Chart, cut First Cuts strips as indicated in chart then cut smaller pieces listed under Next Cuts from these strips. Refer to General Instructions (pages 114-115) for Accurate Seam Allowances and Assembly Line Method to construct this quilt. Use a 4-wide seam allowance throughout this project. Press seams in direction of arrows as indicated in each diagram.Adding the Appliqu The instructions given are for Quick Fused Appliqu Method for other methods refer to General Instructions (pages 114-115) for Appliqu Technique. Note: It is recommended to use removable stabilizer on the wrong side of the fabric when machine appliquing. This will give stability to the piece, even stitching, and prevent puckering of fabric. Appliqu templates provided are reversed for the quick fused method, if using a different method, templates may need to be reversed back to the finished quilt images. Option: This project can use the raw edge appliqu method, if using this method delete step 4 and wait to stitch down appliqu edges during the quilting process. 1. To trace full size flower templates, align straight and placement lines before tracing. Page 34 shows both reduced-scale reverse and finished quilt images. Trace all flowers, leaves and stems patterns on pages 3436 on paper side of lightweight fusible web leaving 2 space between pieces. Cut approximately 4 away from trace line.

    2. With fusible web paper-side up, fuse to wrong side of fabric scraps following manufacturers instructions. Cut on traced line. 3. Refer to layout on page 30 to arrange and fuse appliqus to 15 x 21 Fabric A piece, centering design elements on fabric (unit will be trim after all stitching has been completed). Tip: For easy placement of flowers on background fabric use an appliqu pressing sheet (page 115) to make appliqu units prior to fusing elements to background. 4. Finish all appliqu edges with machine satin stitch or decorative stitching as desired. 5. After all stitching is complete remove stabilizer and trim appliqu unit to measure !#2 x !(2.Making The Quilt1. Sew appliqu unit between one ! x 1!#2 Fabric B strip (top) and one ! x !#2 Fabric C strip (bottom). Press seams toward accent border. Sew this unit between one ! x @)2 Fabric C strip (left) and one ! x @)2 Fabric B strip (right) as shown. Press.

    @)2

    ! !

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    2. Sew unit from step 1 between two ! x !$2 Fabric D strips. Press seam toward Fabric D. Sew this unit between two ! x @!2 Fabric D strips as shown. Press. !

    @!2

    !

    3. Sew one ! x @ Fabric I piece to one ! x [email protected] Fabric B strip as shown. Press and label Unit 1. Sew one ! x @ Fabric I piece to one ! x [email protected] Fabric C strip. Press and label Unit 2.

    [email protected] !

    @

    Make 2 one of each variation

    [email protected] !

    @

    Unit 1

    Unit 2

    4. Sew Unit 1 from step 3 between one @ x !#2 Fabric I strip and one !2 x !#2 Fabric E strip as shown. Press and re-label Unit 1. Sew Unit 2 from step 3 between one @ x !#2 Fabric D strip and one !2 x !#2 Fabric F strip. Press and re-label Unit 2.

    !2

    !#2

    @

    !2

    !#2

    @

    Make 2 one of each variation

    Unit 1 Unit 2

    5. Sew one #2 x @2 Fabric I piece to Unit 1 from step 4 as shown. Press. Sew one #2 x @2 Fabric I piece to Unit 2 from step 4. Press. @2

    #2

    @2

    #2

    Make 2 one of each variation

    Unit 1

    Unit 2

    6. Sew unit from step 2 between Unit 1 (top) and Unit 2 (bottom) from step 5 as shown. Press.

    7. Sew one ! x @ Fabric I piece to one ! x !* Fabric B strip as shown. Press and label Unit 3. Sew one ! x @ Fabric I piece to one ! x !* Fabric C strip. Press and label Unit 4.

    @ !*!

    @ !*!

    Make 2 one of each variation

    Unit 3

    Unit 4

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    8. Sew Unit 3 between one !2 x !(2 Fabric E strip and one @ x !(2 Fabric I strip as shown. Press. And re-label Unit 3. Sew Unit 4 between one !2 x !(2 Fabric F strip and one @ x !(2 Fabric I strip as shown. Press and re-label Unit 4.!2

    !(2

    @

    !2

    !(2

    @

    Unit 4

    Unit 3

    9. Sew one ! x !2 Fabric B piece to one !2 x @ Fabric I piece as shown. Press. Sew one !2 Fabric B square to one !2 Fabric I square. Press. Arrange and sew units from this step to one !2 x @2 Fabric I piece. Press.

    !

    !2

    @ !2 !2

    !2

    !2

    @2

    10. Sew one ! x !2 Fabric C piece to one !2 x @ Fabric I piece as shown. Press. Sew one !2 Fabric C square to one !2 Fabric I square. Press. Arrange and sew units from this step to one !2 x @2 Fabric I piece. Press.

    !

    !2

    @ !2 !2 !2

    !2

    @2

    11. Sew one #2 x ^2 Fabric I piece to Unit 3 from step 8 and unit from step 9 as shown. Press, and re-label Unit 3. Sew #2 x ^ 2 Fabric I piece to Unit 4 from step 8 and unit from step 10. Press, and re-label Unit 4. #2

    ^2

    Make 2 one of each variation

    #2

    ^2

    Unit 3

    Unit 4

    12. Sew unit from step 6 between Unit 4 from step 11 (left) and Unit 3 (right) as shown. Press.

    Finishing the QuiltPress backing and quilt top trimming all excess threads. Refer to General Instructions (pages 115) for Finishing the Quilt. Layer and baste backing, batting, and quilt top together. Hand or machine quilt as desired. Refer to Binding the Quilt and bind as desired.

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    Trace LinePlacement Line

    Appliqu Templates are reversed for Quick-Fused Method

    (shown below)

    Pattern design image after being fused to background fabric piece.

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    Trace LinePlacement Line

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    Trace LinePlacement Line

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    Blues

    LAIR-03 blue LAIR-05 blue

    SHAD-12 topaz

    BUBB-01 blue

    MOVE-01 teal

    LAIR-04 teal BCAR-06 teal

    MOVE-01 topaz

    EXOT-06 teal

    SHAD-24 forest JETS-01 teal

    EXOT-06 indigo

    MIDN-01 blue MUMM-01 indigo MOVE-01 sapphire EXOT-06 blue

    RFOR-01 blueBCAR-06 blueMOVE-01 lapis

    SHAD-12 teal

    MIKO-03 blue

    Catalog January 2015

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    R

    eds Oranges Yellows G

    reens B

    lues Purples Neutrals Blacks

    check it out here

    Kona Bay Fabrics Tonal Collection

  • BOOK REVIEW

    Krafttex Style: Complied by Roxane Cerda

    by Vicki Dar

  • Have you ever looked longingly at the photos of projects made of Krafttex? Or

    maybe youve seen and touched a stylish bag that started out as a roll of the mate-rial that, as they say, combines the best of leather and fabric. Or maybe youve

    never heard of Krafttex. Whichever the

    case, invest a few minutes to read on. Krafttex Style shows you, step by

    step, just how easy it is to create a small arsenal of 27 sewn projects which this wonder material at their foundation. The book will show you how to trans-form small pieces of fabric in your stash into stylish and memorable gifts. It would also make a delightful last min-ute gift itself. Valentines Day is right around the corner. Consider pairing it with a roll of Kraft-tex and the recipient

    will be ready to begin a creative adven-ture in the new year.

    A brilliant product distributed by C & T Publishing, Krafttex is sold in two

    formatsa roll, which measures 18-19 x 54 and a bolt that runs 19 x 10 yards.

    When you take the roll out of the wrap-per, it resembles a piece of rolled up cov-er stock paper similar to the weight of light poster board. To imagine it morph-ing into a supple leather-like handbag, a modern one-of-a-kind wallet or a host of other creative ideas youll find in the

    book, is nearly impossible at this point. Its easy to find yourself smitten with

    this eco-friendly paper products cha-meleon which can stand up as a viable substitute for fabric, leather or vinyl.

    As is the trend these days in project books, a wealth of talent has been gath-ered to bring you a collective tornado

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    of creativity. Roxane Cerda, an Indiana

    artist, spends her days as the Acquisitions Editor for Stash Books, a division of C & T

    Publishing. She has enthusiastically com-piled the projects and their creators for Krafttex Style. Roxane and the other 17

    artists she has gathered, bring the perfect variety of projects to the table. Whether

    you have an hour or a day, follow along and youll enjoy the satisfaction of com-pleting a useful and stylish project.

    If this is your first foray into the

    world of Krafttex, its unlikely it will be

    your last.The first several pages of Krafttex

    Style focuses of what you can and can-not do with this innovative material. The can do side far outnumbers the can

    not list. Krafttex is almost oddly inde-structible. Instead, a battered piece tends to take on a romantic patina, looking like its fibers carry a story and history you

    want to know better.Krafttex is sold in several colors and

    can be used in its natural, rigid form or machine washed for a more malleable feel. The texture of washed Krafttex

    mimics what would be the marriage of handmade paper and well loved leather. Not wanting to take away the enjoyment of discovery, we wont delve deeper into the long list of possible ways to transform the material.

    After youve learned the many ways you can work with Krafttex, youll find

    five chapters of inspiration and know

    howAt Home, Bags, Accessorize, For Fun

    and, last but not least, Scraps & More. The

    project range offers more variety than the simple chapter titles indicate. The range of ideas is extensive.

    At Home addresses both function and style as well as offering almost instant gratification. Attractive storage solutions

    leap beyond function with customizable

  • touches. An entire page is devoted to edu-cating you on the formula to make the box size of your choice. Hang onto this.

    Once youve made one box, youll no doubt

    want make more in the future.Several different bag styles are fea-

    tured in the next chapter. Cheryl Kuczek,

    a designer who, resides in Seattle, and

    has contributed to our magazine on sev-eral occasions is one of the featured art-ists. Her Saddlebag Purse is a fun useful

    design and also shows how well Krafttex

    responds to being painted.The inspiration continues in the last

    three chapters. Scraps & More shows you

    how to use every last inch of your Krafttex

    roll. Krafttex is easy to fall in love with

    but Krafttex Style will insure your rela-tionship with this unique product gets off to a smooth and fail-proof start.

    Look for Krafttex Style in your local

    quilt shop. You can also buy the book or an eBook version directly from C & T Publish-ing at ctpub.com. The book sells for $21.95

    while the eBook goes for $14.99. You can

    also purchase rolls and bolts at the site.

  • Entire collection also available in Indigo colorway

  • click quilt for free pattern

  • Graceful Flight Lap Quilt

  • Graceful Flight Lap Quilt

    The soaring spirit of the cranes is captured in the center of our blocks, a magnificent bird that is a favorite subject in many Asian arts. The crane (tsuru) symbolizes longevity, good luck, happiness, and monogamous relationship. The open areas in this quilt can showcase your quilting skills, our quilt feature kanji symbols (templates provided) that reflect these majestic birds symbolism.

    Designer: Georgie Gerl

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    Graceful Flight Lap Quilt Cutting Chart & Material List

    Graceful Flight Lap Quilt

    material list

    Backing %2 yards Batting ^ (" x (*"

    Read Cutting Tip prior to cutting fabrics. Cut strips as indicated in chart then cut smaller pieces listed from these strips

    Fabric ASOAR-01 BlackBlock Center s]! yard

    !$2" squares Fussy [email protected]

    Fabric BEXOT-06 BlackBackground!8 yards

    !$2" x #*2"!)2" x &2"%2" x $2"@2" x #*2"@2" x $"!2" x @2"

    !$2" x [email protected]"!)2" x [email protected]"%2" x [email protected]"@2" x [email protected]"

    !2" x [email protected]"

    @@!$

    !

    @**@*!^

    Fabric CTONE-02 GreenAccent Borderd yard

    !2" x !^2"!2" x !$2"!2" x !1!2"

    !2" x [email protected]"!% $$$

    Fabric DEXOT-06 Dark GrayAccent Border4 yard

    Fabric ESOAR-03 BlackBorder & Binding! yard

    First Cuts Next CutsFabric Name, Placement & Yardage

    Fabric FEXOT-06 WhiteAccent Border 4 yard

    @2" x [email protected]"@

    Fabric GEXOT-06 GoldBlock Border2 yard

    !2" x ^2"!2" x %2"!2" x $"!2" x #2"

    !2" x [email protected]"& ****

    Fabric HSOAR-05 BlackBlock 2]w yard

    $2" x *2" Fussy Cut*

    Fabric ISOAR-02 BlackBlock a]s yard

    *2" square Fussy Cut$

    Fabric JSOAR-04 BlackOutside Border !2 yards

    %2" x [email protected]"&

    @w" x [email protected]"!2" x [email protected]"

    *@

    61 x 90

    Note: If mitering seams for Fabric J an extra strip will be needed. This strip can be cut

    from yardage listed. Extra fabric may be needed for

    Fussy Cut" pieces; amount varies depending on motif

    @2" x [email protected]"@

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    Lets BeginBefore you begin read all instructions. Referring to project Cutting Chart, cut First Cuts strips as indicated in chart then cut smaller pieces listed under Next Cuts from these strips. Refer to General Instructions (pages 114115) for Accurate Seam Allowances and Assembly Line Method to construct this quilt. Use a 4-wide seam allowance throughout this project. Press seams in direction of arrows as indicated in each diagram. If using directional fabrics red arrows noted in step instructions shows fabric design direction.Making the Quilt1. Sew one !2 x @2 Fabric B piece to one !2 x %2 Fabric G strip as shown. Press. Make eight and label Unit 1. Sew one !2 x @2 Fabric B piece to one !2 x #2 Fabric G piece as shown. Press. Make eight and label Unit 2.

    Unit 1 Unit 2

    !2 !2

    @2 @2 #2%2

    Make 8 Make 8

    2. Sew one !)12 x &2 Fabric B piece to one Unit 1 from step 1 as shown noting direction of Unit 1. Press. Make eight, four of each variation and label Unit 1A or Unit 1B. &2

    Unit 1A Unit 1B

    &2

    !)2 !)2

    Make 4 Make 4

    3. Sew one %12 x $2 Fabric B piece to one Unit 2 from step 1 as shown noting direction of Unit 2. Press. Make eight, four of each variation and label Unit 2A or Unit 2B.$2

    Unit 2A Unit 2B

    $2

    %2 %2

    Make 4 Make 4

    4. Sew together lengthwise one !2 x [email protected] Fabric G strip, one @2 x [email protected] Fabric F strip, one !2 x [email protected] Fabric E strip, and one @2 x [email protected] Fabric D strip as shown. Press. Make two. Cut one strip set into eight $2-wide segments as shown. The other strip set will be used in step 5.

    Make 2 strip sets

    Cut 8 segments $2-wide

    !2

    @2

    [email protected]

    !2

    @2

    $2

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    5. Sew remaining strip set from step 4 to one @2 x [email protected] Fabric B strip as shown. Press. Cut strip set into eight $2-wide segments as shown.

    Cut 8 segments $2-wide

    [email protected]

    $2

    @2

    6. Sew one !2 x ^2 Fabric G strip to one segment from step 4 as shown. Press. Make eight, four of each variation. Label units either Unit 2A or Unit 2B.Unit 2A Unit 2B!2

    ^2 ^2

    !2

    Make 4 Make 4

    7. Sew one Unit 2A from step 3 to one Unit 2A from step 6 as shown. Press. Make four and label Unit 2A. Sew one Unit 2B from step 3 to one Unit 2B from step 6 as shown. Press. Make four and label Unit 2B.Unit 2A Unit 2B

    Make 4 Make 4

    8. Sew one !2 x $ Fabric G piece between one @2 x $ Fabric B piece, and one $ x *2 Fabric H piece as shown. Press. Make eight. Sew one !2 x !!2 Fabric C strip between two units from this step. Press. Make four and label Unit 3. !2

    $

    @2

    *2 !!2

    !2

    Make 8 Make 4

    Unit 3

    9. Arrange and sew together one Unit 1A, one Unit 2A, one Unit 3, one Unit 2B, and one Unit 1B as shown. Press. Make four, two of each variation.

    Unit 1AUnit 1B Unit 2 AUnit 2 B Unit 3

    Make 4(two of each variation)

    Unit 1A Unit 1BUnit 2 A Unit 2 BUnit 3

    10. Sew one *2 Fabric I square between two segments from step 5 as shown. Press. Make four, two of each variation. *2

    *2

    Make 2

    *2

    *2

    Make 2

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    11. Sew one !$2 Fabric A square between two 1!2 x !$2 Fabric C strips. Press seams toward Fabric C. Sew this unit between two !2 x !^2 Fabric C strips as shown. Press. Make two.

    !^2

    !2 !2

    Make 2

    12. Sew one unit from step 11 between two units from step 10, one of each variation as shown. Press. Make two.

    Make 2

    Peace Quilt Design

    Happiness Quilt Design

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    13. Referring to center of diagram, sew one unit from step 12 between two units from step 9, one of each variation. Press. Make two. Sew this unit between one !$2 x #*2 Fabric B piece and one @2 x #*2 Fabric B strip as shown. Press. Make two, one of each variation.

    Make 2 (one of each variation)

    @2

    #*2

    !$2

    @2 !$2

    #*2

    14. Sew !2 x [email protected] Fabric C strips end-to-end to make one continuous !2-wide Fabric C strip. Press. Measure rows from step 13 from side to side. Cut three !2-wide strips to this measurement. Referring to layout, sew strips to rows from step 13, alternating Fabric C strips. Press seams toward border. 15. Measure quilt through center from top to bottom, including borders just added. Cut two !2-wide Fabric C strips to that measurement. Sew to sides of quilt and press.

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    Longevity Quilt Design

    Love

    Qu

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    esig

    n(T

    op

    )

    Octaagon shape used in all Kanji areas.

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    16. Referring to steps 14 and 15 to join, measure, trim, and sew %2-wide Fabric J border, strips to top, bottom, and sides of quilt. Press.Finishing the Quilt1. Cut backing fabric piece into two equal pieces. Sew pieces together to make one *) x (* approximate backing piece. Press and trim backing to measure ^ ( x (*. 2. Press backing and quilt top trimming all excess threads. Refer to General Instructions (pages 115) for Finishing the Quilt. Layer and baste backing, batting, and quilt top together. Hand or machine quilt as desired. Note: If using quilting templates provided or other quilting templates mark quilting lines to quilt using a fabric removable marker prior to layer pieces together.3. Refer to Binding the Quilt and bind as desired.

    Crane Quilt Design

    Good Fortune Quilt Design

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    Background Fabric Quilting Recommendation

    Using removable fabric marker, draw quilting lines, octagon shapes, and kanji shapes on background area. If trapunto kanji symbols are desired use you favorite method. There are several different approaches for trapunto, check your local library, quilt shops, magazine, and on-line to determine your prefer method. The symbols on the quilt top left side are crane, longev-ity, happiness, and peace. The symbols on the right of the quilt are, love, tranquility, health, and good fortune.

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    Healthy Quilt Design

    Tranquility Quilt Design

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    Designer: Georgie Gerl

    2016 is the Year of the Monkey, honor your year by bringing the years lucky colors into your projects white, gold, and blue. This kitchen table or wall quilt first started as a traditional monkey wrench design and then evolved into this quilt.

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    Year of the MonkeyTable or Wall Quilt

    material list

    Backing !6 yards Batting 40" x 40"

    35" squareIf Fussy Cutting Fabric A, additonal yardage may be needed depending on motif selection.

    ^" [email protected]" x &2"

    ^" x [email protected]"@2" x [email protected]"

    @@

    **

    ^" [email protected]" x ^2"!2" squares

    ^" x [email protected]"@2" x [email protected]"!2" x [email protected]"

    @@!

    **!^

    @2" x !$2"@2" x *2"@2" x ^2"!2" x ^2"!2" x %2"

    @2" x [email protected]"

    !2" x [email protected]"

    %

    ^

    %$!)!^!^

    @2" [email protected]" x [email protected]"! [email protected]

    @w" x [email protected]"$

    First Cuts Next CutsFabric Name, Placement & Yardage

    Fabric ASOAR-03 IndigoBackgroundq yard

    Fabric BDFOS-01 CreamBackgroundw yardB

    Fabric CTONE-02 BlueBordersd yard

    Fabric DMOVE-01 YellowAccent Squares 8 yardBFabric ETONE-02 CreamBinding 2 yard

    Year of the Monkey Quilt Cutting Chart & Material ListLets BeginBefore you begin read all instructions. Referring to project Cutting Chart, cut First Cuts strips as indicated in chart then cut smaller pieces listed under Next Cuts from these strips. Refer to General Instructions (pages 114115) for Accurate Seam Allowances and Assembly Line Method to construct this quilt. Use a 4-wide seam allowance throughout this project. Press seams in direction of arrows as indicated in each diagram. Year of the Monkey Table or Wall Quilt1. Refer to General Instructions (page 114) for Half-Square Triangles. Draw a diagonal line on one ^ Fabric B square. Place marked square and one ^ Fabric A square right sides together. Sew a scant 4 away from drawn line on both sides, cut on drawn line, and press. Make eight. Trim squares to %2 to make sixteen half-square triangle units.

    Fabric B- ^ square Fabric A- ^ square Make *

    Square to %2Make !^Half-square Triangles Units

    Fabric B- ^ square Fabric A- ^ square Make *

    Square to %2Make !^Half-square Triangles Units

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    2. Sew one unit from step 1 to one !2 x %2 Fabric C strip. Press. Sew this unit to one !2 x ^2 Fabric C strip as shown. Press. Make eight.

    !2

    %2

    ^2

    Make 8

    !2

    3. Sew one unit from step 1 to one !2 x %2 Fabric C strip. Press. Sew this unit to one !2 x ^2 Fabric C strip as shown. Press. Make eight.

    !2

    %2

    ^2

    !2

    Make 8

    4. Sew one @2 x ^ 2 Fabric B strip between one unit from step 2 and one unit from step 3 as shown. Press. Make [email protected]

    ^2

    Make 8

    5. Refer to General Instructions (page 114) for Simple Triangles technique. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of two !2 Fabric B squares. This will be your sewing line. Place one marked square on one @2 x &2 Fabric A piece as shown. Stitch on drawn line, trim 4 away from stitch lines and press. Sew remaining marked square to piece as shown. Trim and press. Make eight. Sew these two units together as shown. Press seams open.Press seam open

    Fabric B- !2 squares Fabric A- @2 x &2 Make 8

    6. Sew unit from step 5 between two units from step 4 as shown. Press. Make four.

    Make 4

    7. Sew one @2 Fabric D square between two @2 x ^2 Fabric C strips as shown. Press. Make two.

    ^2 ^2

    @2

    @2

    Make 2

    8. Sew one unit from step 7 between two units from step 6 as shown. Press. Make two.

    Make 2

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    9. Arrange and sew together two @2 x ^ 2 Fabric C strips, two @2 Fabric D squares, and one @2 x !$2 Fabric C strip as shown. Press. Make three. @2 !$2 ^2 ^2

    @2

    @2

    Make 3

    10. Referring to step 12 diagram center section, sew three rows from step 9 and two rows from step 8 together. Press seams toward borders. 11. Arrange and sew together two @2 x *2 Fabric C strips, two @2 Fabric D squares, and one @2 x !$2 Fabric C strip as shown. Press. Make two.Make 2

    @2 !$2 *2 *2

    @2

    @2

    12. Sew unit from step 10 between two rows from step 11 as shown. Press.

    Finishing the Quilt1. Press backing and quilt top trimming all excess threads. Refer to General Instructions (page 115) for Finishing the Quilt. Layer and baste backing, batting, and quilt top together. Hand or machine quilt as desired. 2. Refer to Binding the Quilt and bind as desired.

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    Designer: Georgie Gerl

    The year of the monkey lucky numbers are 1, 7, and 8 keeping that in mind this ensemble was created. These easy hot pads reflect this years lucky numbers; one light/dark triangle unit makes the Light vs. Dark Hot Pad, seven stripes are constructed in the Lucky Seven Hot Pad, and eight blue triangles are in the Eight Dancing Triangles Hot Pad.

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    Lets BeginA product call Insul-Bright is a needle-punched, insulated material ideal for hot pads, oven mitts, casserole covers and other items instead of batting. It is made with polyester fibers, needle-punched through a reflective metalized film and wont break down with washing. Since it has metal in this product it cannot be placed in a microwave. Use a 4-wide seam allowance throughout this project. Press seams in direction of arrows as indicated in each diagram. Binding can be sewn straight or miter corners. Cut one @w x [email protected] strip and from remaining fabric cut one @w x ^ strip. Depending on technique used it may be necessary to cut additional @w x length needed from leftover fabric piece.

    ! * square

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    Fabric ATONE-07 IndigoDark TriangleFat Quarter

    Fabric BDFOS-01 CreamLight TriangleBFat Quarter

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    Backing 12 squareInsul-Bright 12 square

    1!) square

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    Fabric CMOVE 01 YellowBorderFat Quarter

    [email protected]

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    Backing 12 squareInsul-Bright 12 square

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    Light vs. Dark Hot Pad

    Lucky Seven Hot Pad

    Making the Light vs. Dark Hot Pad1. Refer to General Instructions (page 114) for Half-Square Triangles. Draw a diagonal line on one * Fabric B square. Place marked square and one * Fabric A square right sides together. Sew a scant 4 away from drawn line on both sides, cut on drawn line, and press. This will make two half-square units, only one unit will be used for this project. Optional: Use this remaining unit for another hot pad or make two and use one for the backing.

    Fabric B- * square Fabric A- * square Square to &2

    Make @

    2. Sew unit from step 1 between two !2 x &2 Fabric C strips. Press seams toward border. Sew this unit between two !2 x (2 Fabric C strips as shown. Press. !2" !2"

    (2"

    3. Refer to Finishing the Hot Pad section (page 63) and using Fabric D binding strips to complete this project.

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    Making the Lucky Seven Hot Pad1. Arrange and sew together, two !2 x (2 Fabric B strips, two !2 x (2 Fabric C strips, two @ x (2 Fabric A strips, and one @2 x (2 Fabric B strip as shown. Press.

    !2"!2" @" !2"!2"@"@2"

    (2"

    2. Refer to Finishing the Hot Pad section (page 62) and using Fabric A binding strips to complete this project.

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    Cuts Fabric

    Fabric ASOAR-03 IndigoStripes & Binding6 yard

    Backing 12 squareInsul-Bright 12 square

    1!) square

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    Fabric BTONE-07 ButterStripesBFat Quarter

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    @ !2 x (2 Fabric CTONE-07 CreamStripes 8 yard

    @w x ^ EXOT-06 BlueBinding

    Lucky Seven Hot Pad

    Making the Eight Dancing Triangles Hot Pad1. Refer to General Instructions (page 114) for Half-Square Triangles. Draw a diagonal line on one % Fabric C square. Place marked square and one % Fabric A square right sides together. Sew a scant 4 away from drawn line on both sides, cut on drawn line, and press. Makes two half-square triangle units.

    Fabric C- % square Fabric A- % square Make @

    Half-square triangle units

    [email protected]@

    % square!2 x (2 !2 x &2

    Cuts Fabric

    % square

    Fabric ASOAR-03 IndigoBackgroundFat Quarter

    Fabric BEXOT-06 BlueBackgroundBFat Quarter

    !

    Backing 12 squareInsul-Bright 12 square

    1!) square

    @ % squares

    ! x &2! x ^2

    Fabric CTONE-07 CreamBackgroundFat Quarter

    Fabric DTONE-07 ButterBorderBFat Quarter

    @@

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    Fabric ETONE-02 BlueBinding4 yard

    !1!

    Eight Dancing Triangles Hot Pad

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    2. Making half-square triangles, sew one 5 Fabric C square to one 5 Fabric B square as shown. Press. Makes two half-square triangle units. Fabric B- % square Fabric A- % square Make @

    Half squaretriangle units

    3. Quarter-Square Triangles are made from step 1 and step 2 half-square triangle units. Draw diagonal line on wrong side of unit from step 1 in opposite direction from seam shown. Place right sides together with unmarked unit from step 2, matching seam allowances and placing Fabric A triangle on top of Fabric C or B triangle. Sew a scant 4 away from drawn line on both sides, cut on drawn line, and press. Make two. Square unit to #2. This will make four quarter-square triangle units.

    Square to #2Make $ Quarter-square Triangles Units

    4. Sew two units from step 3 as shown, checking orientation of units prior to sewing. Press. Make two. Sew these units together. Press. Make 2

    5. Sew unit from step 4 between two ! x ^ 2 Fabric D strips. Press seams toward accent border. Sew this unit between two ! x &2 Fabric D strips. As shown. Press. &2

    ! !

    6. Sew unit from step 5 between two !2 x &2 Fabric A strips. Press seams toward border. Sew this unit between two !2 x (2 Fabric A strips. Press. !2

    (2

    !2

    7. Refer to Finishing the Hot Pad section (page 63) and using Fabric E binding strips to complete this project.

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    Finishing the Hot Pads1. Press backing and top trimming all excess threads. Refer to General Instructions (page 115) for Finishing the Quilt. Layer and baste backing, Insul-Bright, and top together. Hand or machine quilt as desired.2. Fold @w x ^ binding strip in half lengthwise and press. Unfold and bring raw edges in to center press line. Press. Fold strip in half again and press. Stitch close to outside edge on both sides.

    press line

    press linefold to center line & press

    fold to center line & press press line

    Fold in half andstitch close to edges

    3. Fold unit from step 2 in half, place on backing side, matching raw edges as shown in photo. Baste in place.

    4. Refer to Binding the Quilt (page 115) and bind as desired. Flip loop toward the outside and baste it close to the binding seam line to hold in place.

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  • What can I say about red velvet cupcakes that has not already been said? Everywhere you go you see two things. Cupcakes and red velvet cupcakes. I hesitated to share the these with you for that reason, but then something happened. William asked me to make these for class Valentines Day party. I tried to talk him into something else but he insisted on red velvet. I remembered how hard they are to resist. They are what cupcake dreams are made of. Sweet and mildly chocolaty with a tart cream cheese frosting.

    What can I say? My kid has good taste.This red velvet cupcake and cream cheese frosting recipes

    come from Martha Stewart Cupcakes.

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  • Red velvet

    Cupcakes

    ingredientscupcakes

    2 cups cake flour

    2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

    1 teaspoon salt

    1 cups sugar

    1 cups vegetable oil

    2 eggs at room temperature

    teaspoon red gel paste food coloring

    1 teaspoon vanilla

    1 cup buttermilk

    1 teaspoons baking soda

    2 teaspoons white vinegar

    cream cheese frosting

    2 sticks room temperature butter

    12 ounces room temperature cream cheese

    4 cups confectioners sugar

    1 teaspoon vanilla

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  • instructions1. Sift together the cake flour, cocoa power, and salt. Set aside.

    2. Mix together the sugar and oil until incorporated. Add the eggs one at a time.

    3. Add the food coloring and vanilla.

    4. Add the flour in three batches alternating with the buttermilk.

    5. In a small bowl, mix together the baking soda and vinegar. Add to the batter and mix to combine.

    6. Line two muffin tins with paper liners. Fill the tins three quarters of the way through. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes. Let the cupcakes cool completely on a wire rack.

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  • 7. Make the cream cheese frosting by creaming together the butter and cream cheese. Slowly add the powdered sugar. Add the vanilla.

    8. I used a piping bag fitted with a large round tip to pipe the cream cheese frosting.

    9. To make these cupcakes really special for the kids, I wrapped them in individual cupcake boxes. How cute are these?

    I cut out some hearts freehand and attached them with some cute twine from The Twinery. Wouldnt you love to get a box like this?

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    Bree started Baked Bree in February of 2010 and loves to cook. She gets lots of practice having three children with three distinctive palates. She started blogging with the goal of documenting her life in the kitchen and keeping track of her overflowing collection of recipes.

    Over time, Baked Bree has evolved into an inspirational atlas of living life well. It reflects all that is Breemotherhood, marriage military life, travel, photography, kids, house and home.

    Her husband is a pilot in the Coast Guard so they have moved many times, most recently calling Cape Cod, MA home. You can see the influence of her extensive travels and interests in her delightful blog posts.

    The last thing that cannot go without mention is Brees mastery of photographic excellence. In her life before Baked Bree, she had a portrait studio. The photos you encounter as you wander the pages of Baked Bree are guaranteed to bring a touch of visual happiness to your day.

    Bree studied as an undergraduate at College of Charleston, graduating with a BS in Elementary Education. She received her nutrition training and certification from Bauman College. Bree is the founder of bakedbree.com and was named a Top 100 Food Blogger. She is a regular contributor to Simple As That. Her work has been featured on Oprah.com, Pinhole Press, Martha Stewart Weddings, Apartment Therapy, Parents.com, Yogalife, Philadelphia Magazine, Babble, and The Huffington Post.

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  • PasadenaThe City of Roses (and Modern Quilters)

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    Pasadena is more than just the host of the Rose Bowl and the Tournament of Roses Parade. Its a center for arts and culture in Los Angeles County. Packed with museums, theaters and gracious estates the city is a fantastic destination. Residents love to boast that their charming city is far preferable to nearby Los Angeles. Pasadena has a much smaller population, and its relatively slow growth rate since its founding in 1886 mean that it has been allowed to

    mature gracefully and thoughtfully.That careful growth is evident

    in Pasadenas eminently-walkable downtown district and in the preservation of many of the communitys original homes. The city even has a beautiful quarter known as Bungalow Heaven where approximately 800 craftsman style homes are lovingly preserved. Each was built between 1900 and 1930, making for a lovely neighborhood thats just begging to be explored on foot.

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    Native Americans lived in the area now known as Pasadena long before European settlers arrived. In fact, Pasadena was actually part of a Mexican land grant, the last owner of which was Manuel Garfias. After California became a state, Garfias began selling off parcels of land to settlers like Dr. Benjamin Eaton and Benjamin Wilson, General George S. Pattons grandfather. Wilson established one of the earliest vineyards in the region. Pasadenas favorable climate and beautiful landscape attracted settlers from across the country. By the middle of the 1880s it had become a stop on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. Well-to-do Easterners journeyed to Pasadena to escape the bleak winter months in warmth and comfort. Several gracious hotels were

    constructed to accommodate the travelers, and some of these structures still exist.

    The coming of the 20th century ushered in the craftsman era. Pasadena boasts a number of particularly good examples of the style, including the Gamble House, which is open for tours, and the Robert R. Blacker House. The Blacker House is still a private residence that is no doubt treasured for the unparalleled attention to detail that the Greene and Greene architecture firm lavished on the home.

    World War II brought an economic boom to the community. A number of scientific and technical concerns set up shop in the area, and Pasadena remains a center for technological developments. It also boasts a thriving

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    higher education scene with institutions like the California Institute of Technology and the Art Center College of Design.

    This emphasis on education and reputation for cultural interests have brought a number of prestigious museums to the city. The most notable of these is the complex containing the Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens. It would be easy to spend days browsing through these impressive collections. Housed on the once-private estate of railroad tycoon Henry Huntington, the complex may be one of the best reasons for visiting Pasadena. Huntington bequeathed the estate and its broad art collection to the city upon his death. Now thousands of visitors come there every year to enjoy masterpieces by many European painters. Among the most famous works are Thomas Lawrences Pinkie and Thomas Gainsboroughs the Blue Boy. Mary Cassatts Breakfast in Bed is another favorite for many visitors.

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    The library contains a genuine vellum Guttenberg Bible along with a rare folio of Audubons Birds of America. A first folio edition of Shakespeare is on display as is an illuminated manuscript of The Canterbury Tales. Guests are also free to roam around the gracious and meticulously-maintained gardens. A total of 12 diverse landscapes are presented. These range from a Chinese Garden and Australian Garden to a ranch garden and lily ponds. The garden hosts periodic lectures and plants sales which are not to be missed by the gardening enthusiast.

    The Norton Simon Museum is the citys other important art collection. It boasts a fabulous array of European works spanning the centuries between the Renaissance to the 20th century. They also have a particularly broad collection of Southeast Asian art. Initially the collection of noted local industrialist Norton Simon, the museum is now

    considered one of the largest and most eclectic of its kind. People visit the institution from all corners of the world.

    The Pasadena Museum of History offers a particularly illuminating look at the regions past. Once again, this is a Pasadena museum with a great deal of gorgeous art with some fine examples of plein air works by Benjamin Chambers Brown and Carl Oscar Borg. However, there is also a dazzling selection of textiles, porcelain and furniture representing the San Gabriel Valleys history from approximately 1830 to the present.

    Pasadena is also renowned for its thriving arts scene. Its the home of the Pasadena Playhouse, which has been named the official State Theatre of California. Established in 1917, the Playhouse continues to delight locals and visitors with high quality live theatrical performances. Arts patrons also enjoy performances by the California Philharmonic Orchestra and the free

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    offerings that are put on at the gracious Levitt Pavilion.

    Perhaps the best way to get to know the city is by joining the Old Pasadena Walking Tour. Given on the first Saturday of most months, the tour is an opportunity to touch the citys past while also appreciating its charming present. Joining the tour provides visitors with an opportunity to glimpse the remarkably well preserved details that still adorn the downtown area. Filled with charming shops and delightful eateries, many people who take the tour spend a few more hours exploring and shopping after the tours end.

    Other great shopping in Pasadena is found at Distant Lands Bookstore and Outfitters on Raymond Avenue. Shoppers will find an impressive collection of travel literature for sale along with useful travel gadgets and accessories. Those who love scoring vintage

    finds will be delighted with the Pasadena Antique Center and Annex, which is found on South Fair Oaks Boulevard. The hardest temptation for shoppers to resist would have to be the famous Rose Bowl Flea Market. While the Rose Bowl is home to big events like the annual football game that bears its name it also hosts the states largest monthly swap meet. Patrons never know what theyll find at this eclectic flea market, and many of them are there when it opens at seven to score the best finds.

    With so much to explore around the city its no trouble working up a good appetite. Fortunately, Pasadena is prepared to offer a satisfying meal of virtually any size or description. Located in the former Santa Fe Railroad Station, the La Grande Orange specializes in delectable fare that includes starters like deviled eggs and the luscious Del Mar salad featuring jumbo lump crab

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    and shrimp. The wood burning rotisserie produces excellently well prepared chicken and prime rib throughout the day.

    Perhaps the best place to get a steak in the city is at the locally-owned Arroyo Chop House. A favorite for locals who are hosting a business dinner or celebrating a special occasion, the Arroyo also makes for a wonderful dinner for visitors. Offerings include USDA prime beef as well as a broad range of seafood. For something a little more offbeat but no less enticing many locals swear by the French Asian fusion menu at Maison Akira. Head chef and owner Akira Hirose turns out imaginative and irresistible dishes on a daily basis. Chef Akira was born and raised in Kyoto but received his culinary training in France where he studied with world-renowned chefs and spent some time in the kitchen at Maximes in Paris. The result of this eclectic background is a number of unusual and irresistible menu items.

    Visitors craving pizza will love the offerings at Avanti Cafe. Their wood-fired pizza oven promises the perfect crust on every pie with wonderful toppings like bacon julienne, red onions and gorgonzola cheese. Even those not in the mood for pizza will be satisfied with the rich array of pastas, salads and calzone. Vegetarian selections are available.

    Pasadena is a haven for travelers with a taste for art and culture. With many wonderful restaurants and a surprisingly walkable downtown district the city is truly designed for exploration and discovery. Be sure to visit the official Pasadena visitors site www.visitpasadena.com. It has a wealth of information and resources. You can even purchase tickets for an assortment of attractions, events and tours.

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    People who are passionate about a hobby love to gather to learn new techniques, connect with others and gain inspiration. That certainly describes the atmosphere at QuiltCon 2016. If you grew up with a needle in your hand or are thinking of picking one up for the first time QuiltCon 2016 is the show for you.

    QuiltCons 2016 show is happening February 18-21 in Pasadena, California. A spacious, state-of-the-art convention center is the ideal venue to host four days

    of lectures, workshops, vendors and more. As in years past, organizers expect to see thousands of attendees from all over the world. This is the largest event featuring modern quilting anywhere, and its a cant-miss opportunity to find knowledge and inspiration for quilters of every level.

    Pasadena is located 10 minutes outside of Los Angeles. A recognized center of arts and culture, this city might be the perfect place for modern quilters to gather. The weather promises to be sunny and mild in February, and with a wealth of restaurants and museums Pasadena is an excellent place to spend a few days. Several

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    airports are within easy driving distance of the city. The convention center is also conveniently close to the light rail gold line which connects to downtown Los Angeles.

    QuiltCon is hosted by the Modern Quilt Guild (MQG), an organization that brings together quilters from around the world. The founding guild was established in 2009 thanks to the strong online presence of quilters. As more makers developed blogs, websites and online businesses it became clear that everyone wanted more opportunities to meet and connect with quilters across town or on the other side of the world.

    Los Angeles was the site of the first guild, and many others soon followed. This thriving community of artists and makers is growing all the time. There are many benefits to becoming a member of the MQG. Getting discounts on the price of admission and lectures at QuiltCon is just one of these. Membership in the MQG is an opportunity to develop lasting friendships with local quilters who are passionate about art, and attending QuiltCon makes it possible to connect with quilters from all corners of the globe. Moreover, membership in the MQG

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    presents priceless opportunities to forge new creative relationships and to find inspiration right when its needed most.

    Members of the MQG are all passionate about modern quilting. This medium is distinctive from traditional quilting yet the precise definition remains fluid to allow for the many different forms of expression that the members employ. Modern quilters are inspired by the latest design innovations. Their creations are mainly functional, and often feature bold colors and sharp contrasts. Improvisational piecing is one of the hallmarks of the practice. Pieces that use alternate grid work or minimalism are very popular.

    Quilting experts believe that the modern style has existed for much of the last century. However, the

    medium began to be more clearly defined starting in 1998 when the Martha Stewart Living publication described quilter Denyse Schmidts work as having a chic, modern aesthetic. The modern quilting movement has only grown from there. Many quilters are drawn to the style, and are excited about the freedom and possibilities that come from pushing the boundaries of traditional needlecraft.

    QuiltCon 2016 in Pasadena promises to be an excellent opportunity to further than exploration. Participants may choose to attend various lectures and workshops. Hundreds of vendors will be on site demonstrating tools, techniques and materials that represent the latest innovations in the quilting world. Attendees also wont want to

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    miss the quilt show where hundreds of quilts will be on display. QuiltCon 2016 participants will have a lot to pack in to those four days.

    The schedule of lectures and workshops at QuiltCon 2016 runs virtually from dawn to dusk on all four days. Artists who will be presenting lectures or leading classes have built worldwide reputations for their work. Many of

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    them have been quilting, sewing and crafting for years, and most of them have developed their passion into a career. Various presenters are published authors, award winners and have seen their work publicized on national and international levels. Despite their unique biographies and backgrounds each one is eager to share their experience with others.

    The keynote speaker for the 2016 event is noted quilt teacher Gwen Marston. Marston will be presenting a number of workshops, and a special exhibit of her work will be on display for the entirety of the event. Since the 1970s, Marston has lectured about quilting and related topics in both national and international forums. Her pioneering technique, known as Liberated, involves quilting without being bound by any pattern. As the author of nearly 30 books and the subject of as many solo exhibits, Marston is exceptionally well qualified to be QuiltCons 2016 keynote speaker.

    Event participants can sign up for any number of fascinating workshops and lectures that range widely in subject matter. Workshops related to working with wool, minimalism, improvisation, paper piecing and working with curves are just a few examples.

    Perhaps one of the most interesting lectures will be the From Maker to Making a Living panel discussion which will explore how quilters can transform their passion into a career. Other lectures relating to self-publishing of patterns, color theory and art history should also draw large crowds.

    Most attendees wont be able to resist spending a few hours gazing at the creations in the quilt show. The MQG expects to receive approximately 1,500 submissions to the contest. About 400 of these will be selected as part of the juried show. At each QuiltCon, thousands of dollars in prizes are given to the winners in each of nearly a dozen categories. Seeing these spectacular creations is an excellent reason to attend QuiltCon 2016 for at least a day.

    QuiltCon 2016 promises to be a fun and fascinating gathering of quilters of all levels of ability. Registration for QuiltCon 2016 is now open, and many workshops and lectures are still available. You can browse them all at quiltconwest.com/conference/workshops. More info about the show is available at quiltcon.com.

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  • Placemat & Table Runner

    Designer: Georgie Gerl

    A dramatic burst of color is dazzlingly displayed against the dark background fabric, but if a gentle hint of color is all you need a second lighter version is also shown.

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    Fabric AFLIG-11 BlackCenter! yard

    #)12" x !)2"!

    Fabric BBUBB-01 BlueAccent Border2 yard

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    Fabric CRAIN-22 OrangeAccent Border6 yard

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    Fabric DRAIN-22 PurpleBackground 4 yard

    @2" [email protected]" x [email protected]"@ @$

    Fabric EBUBB-01 OrangeAccent Squares4 yard

    $2" squares$2" x [email protected]"! $

    Fabric FBCAR-06 PurpleOutside Bordera yard

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    Fabric GRAIN-22 RedAccent Border 8 yard

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    Burst of ColorTable Runner

    Extra fabric may be needed for Fussy Cut" pieces; amount varies depending on motif selection and fabric repeat.

    Featuring fabrics from Flights of Color, Bubbles, Swirl, Rainbow Garden Swirl, Dragon Fossils, & Tonal Collections.

    Burst of Color Cutting Chart and Material List

    First Cuts Next CutsFabric Name, Placement & Yardage First Cuts Next CutsFabric Name, Placement & Yardage

    Fabric AFLIG-10 Cream

    Fabric BBUBB-01 Blue

    Fabric DRAIN-22 Orange

    Fabric HBUBB-01 Orange

    Fabric GRAIN-22 Red

    Fabric FBCAR-06 Cream

    Fabric EDFOS-01 Blue

    Fabric CMOVE-01 Yellow

    16" x 51"

    material list

    Backing w yardBatting Read Cutting Tip prior to cutting fabrics. Cut strips as indicated in chart then cut smaller pieces listed from these strips

    20"x 54"

    Light Version Fabrics

    Fabric HSolid BlackBinding 2 yard

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    Lets BeginBefore you begin read all instructions. Use a 4-wide seam allowance throughout this project. Press seams in direction of arrows as indicated in each diagram. Fabric A is Fussy Cut, fabric amount needed may vary depending on motif selection.Making the Table Runner1. Refer to General Instructions (page 114) for Simple Triangles technique. Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of four @2 Fabric D squares. This will be your sewing line. Place two marked squares on one $2 Fabric E square as shown. Stitch on drawn line, trim 4 away from stitch lines and press. Sew remaining marked square to piece as shown. Trim and press. Make four.

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    2. Making simple triangles, sew four @2 Fabric D squares to one $2 Fabric B square as shown. Press. Make two.Fabric D- @2 squaresFabric B- $2 squareMake @

    3. Sew one unit from step 2 between two units from step 1 as shown. Press. Make two.Make 2

    4. Sew one ! x [email protected] Fabric H strip between two !4 x [email protected] Fabric C strips as shown. Press. Make two.! !4

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    5. Sew one unit from step 3 between one @ x [email protected] Fabric F strip and one unit from step 4 as shown. Press. Make [email protected]

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    6. Sew one #)2 x !)2 Fabric A piece between two !2 x !)2 Fabric B strips. Press seams toward Fabric B. Sew this unit between two !2 x #@2 Fabric B strips as shown. Press. !2

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    7. Sew one unit from step 6 between two units from step 5 as shown. Press.

    8. Refer to step 9 diagram center section. Sew @ x [email protected] Fabric F strips end-to-end to make one @-wide Fabric F strip. Press. Measure unit from step 7 length. Cut two strips to this measurement. Sew step 7 unit between two @-wide Fabric F strips. Press seams toward Fabric F. 9. Sew unit from step 8 between two !2 x !%2 Fabric G strips as shown. Press. !2 !2

    10. Cut backing fabric piece into two equal long pieces. Sew pieces together to make one @) x %$ approximate backing piece. Refer to General Instructions (page 115) for Finishing the Quilt. Layer and baste backing, batting, and quilt to