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January 10, 2019
Happy New Year from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

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Hi Everyone!

Happy New Year!

I discovered I had sold or given away many of my mid and small size pieces, so it’s time to add to the inventory for shows in the New Year.

So I have started a new needle felted landscape. The siren call of Hawaii still calls to me, and I must answer. I have many gorgeous photos of my trip to Kauai, and I plan to continue using them for inspiration. Here’s a gorgeous vista with a lighthouse.

There’s even a sea ...

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January 8, 2019
Keeping busy over Christmas and New Year from Creating Chaos

The few weeks before Christmas found me with nothing to do so I found some wool I had bought a few months ago and made myself another virus shawl.  It was once again a quick and easy make and filled in an empty slot!



As I have mentioned many times, I am not one to sit and do nothing!   This is even at times like Christmas and the New Year when there are other things going on - if I am sitting, I have to be doing something!

Thankfully Little Box of Crochet and Craftpod both came to my rescue with ...

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December 9, 2018
A Year Of Snow Hearts. from Sunburnt Quilts


December has arrived and with it the final Snow Hearts have been completed. It has been a lovely journey throughout the year with Joan, Shez and Jeanette. We have been using the free patterns from Bunny Hill Designs and completing one design each month. Thank you to all the ladies for keeping me on track  and thank you of course to Bunny Hill Designs for the gorgeous patterns.

I have a large wire tree that has been able to hold all my hearts from the year.

These are the two that have been made for December. As for each month ...

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November 27, 2018
A Very Woolly Post. from Sunburnt Quilts

Lots of photos today and all are wool related.

I have completed the central panel of my wool applique piece. I am now completing the pieced stars that make up the border. The photos show the whole piece and then in smaller sections.

The pattern is by Wendy Williams and is called Flocks By Night. I have used a lot of Sue Spargo techniques to embellish the trees and houses. Each tree has a star, but those will not be added until after quilting.

Hopefully next time I show this piece it will have star borders and will be quilted ...

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October 7, 2018
Hearts And Yarns For October. from Sunburnt Quilts

It seems to take a little longer here, but Spring has arrived. This year it has been gradual with the days steadily warming up but  a few cold ones still being thrown in. My trees like to announce the arrival of Spring and the warmer days.

It is time for The October Bunny Hill Hearts to be ready.  We have done well with Joan, Shez and Jeanette all working on our little snowies.

My two are ready to show their faces.

As always, one completely in felt and the other with a fabric background.

In the originals they are representing ...

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September 29, 2018
Blogger's Quilt Festival - Fall 2018 from Quilting & Learning

Welcome to the Blogger's Quilt Festival - Fall 2018 hosted by Amy Ellis of Amy's Creative Side.

Connections & Intersections

I've been working on this art quilt for months now, mostly a little bit at a time, until the deadline started looming over me! As much as I dislike that 8 letter word, it does help with motivation.

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September 16, 2018
Daisy needle case from Granny Maud's Girl

I do not have a lot of free time, but I managed to squeeze in making this needle case.

Suzuko Koseki daisy needle case made by Granny Maud's Girl

I quilted it simply in the ditch with 12 wt Aurifil thread.

As always, one of the most difficult things was deciding which fabrics to use, and that involved pulling everything out of the cupboards, looking it over, choosing a few, putting some back, changing my mind and repeating the process a few times. I got there in the end. If it is that difficult for small projects like this, imagine the time involved in choosing fabrics for large projects!

The ...

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September 9, 2018
September Snow Hearts. from Sunburnt Quilts

My apologies to those people who are having difficulty with my comment section. I still have no idea why it is causing grief to some and not to others, but I will continue to search for a solution.

I have been able to keep up and complete my Bunny Hill Snow Hearts for September.

The felt one first.

And then the fabric one.

And of course the two together.

I am surprised at how quick these come around each month which is a good indication of how the year is flying by.

Remember to catch up with Joan, Shez and ...

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August 28, 2018
Brrrr ……. And Some Stitches. from Sunburnt Quilts

Yes, it’s cold here. The heater is working overtime. I think Winter is telling us it is not quite ready to go away.

I have used my time inside productively to complete the last stitcheries in this set for All Creatures Great and Small from Natalie Bird.

Unfortunately I think the book is no longer available?

 

 

 

Now I need to determine a layout and select fabrics to turn them into a small quilt.

Last week I had the good fortune to attend a stitching day with Gail Pan and Bonnie Sullivan (All Through The Night).

The following photos are ...

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July 18, 2018
July Snow Hearts. from Sunburnt Quilts

I am back from a  wonderful holiday break mostly spent in Germany but with side trips to Salzburg and Amsterdam. I am still adjusting to time zones and have been awake since 4 am. so why not be productive and catch up on a post?

This is a very quick post to share my Snow Hearts. Remember to visit Joan, Shez and Jeanette who are also stitching along. They are all so gorgeous.

Of course this month celebrates July 4th, but I had a little play with our flag instead.

So here is the felt one.

And the fabric background ...

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June 15, 2018
June Beginnings from Quilting & Learning

My life is overflowing with quilting, embroider, EPP and other fibre art projects. I love it, especially since there are no real deadlines. Here are some of the things I've been working on this week.

Connected by a Thread Art Quilt

The Out of the Box FibreArtist group has a challenge so that we can eventually create a body of art for an exhibition. It's really weird working on a piece for eventually. It's also really nice since I get to explore without a deadline.

Trying out some stitches on felt

The theme is Connected by a ...

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June 11, 2018
Snow Hearts For June. from Sunburnt Quilts

We have now reached the halfway mark in making our Snow Hearts from Bunny Hill Designs.

These are the hearts I am making monthly along with Joan, Shez and Jeanette. Have a look at their wonderful creations, too.

The collection is definitely growing. Here are my two for June.

A felt heart.

 

And a fabric heart with felt applique.

 

A lovely pair.

 

As a collection, they are looking good.

 

All the felt hearts so far.

The fabric hearts.

The whole lot!

To re-phrase a quote – I think I am going to need a bigger tree!

Have a great week.

Cheers ...

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May 29, 2018
Stitching Progress. from Sunburnt Quilts

I am making a lot of stitching progress on a variety of projects this week.

The next wool project I have taken on is another Wendy Williams design called Flocks By Night.

I have started on the centre panel and am using wool. I will make the surrounding stars later.

I have attached all the trees and houses. Now I have the big task of attaching all the circles to each tree. After that I can start decorating.

I am learning to be patient with this one.

I have completed two embroideries designed by Michelle Ridgway – Rag Tag Stitchin’.

My ...

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May 23, 2018
Something Fishy: More Quilted Silk Scrap Brooches from Gefilte Quilt

In February, I showed some Valentine's Day hearts made from felt, silk scraps and tulle. After the holiday, I wanted to go beyond hearts, so I dug up my aquatic life pattern e-book, printed out shapes, and used them to make....this butterfly fish...
...a winking crab....

 ...a lumpfish...
 ...a surprised angelfish....
,,,a bored Angelfish...

Same eye, different fish:
...a second seahorse (first one was here)...


A couple of snipefish...

...and cichlids...

...and sharks....


...octopii...

And so forth. Because I was running low on pin backings, I stitched gold safety pins to the back (You can also stitch a ...

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May 22, 2018
Woolling Away from Sunburnt Quilts

Not sure if woolling is even a word. Regardless, that is what I have been doing. Lots of wool work.

I have finished my next Wendy Williams project. This is the little zipper pouch that has  been covered on both sides.

The second side has a pocket that has been covered.

This is a design from Wendy’s book, Wild Blooms and Colourful Creatures.

Great to have it finished and now I need to decide what will be stored inside.

Okay, have a great week.

Cheers, Karen

 

 

 

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May 14, 2018
May Hearts And Framed Works. from Sunburnt Quilts

We are already up to the time that our May hearts due. These are turning into a delightful collection and are a pleasure to make.

All felt for this heart.

Felt on fabric for this one.

These are the patterns for Snow Hearts from Bunny Hill Designs and several of us are making these together.

Visit Joan and Shez and Jeanette to see their gorgeous work. They are all so different every time. I am thoroughly enjoying working with such fun ladies.

In my last post I showed the embroidery I had completed. I can’t believe how quickly my ...

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April 9, 2018
April Snow Hearts. from Sunburnt Quilts

April in the northern hemisphere is said to bring April showers. I would love to have some April showers here, too. It is still very dry and the garden would love a drop of rain.

Together with Joan, Shez and Jeanette, I have completed the snow hearts for April from the pattern by Bunny Hill Designs.

Doing this together as a group is really helping to keep me on track. Please visit their sites too to see how differently each one is made.

This is the all felt heart.

 

And this is the fabric heart with felt applique.

It looks ...

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April 2, 2018
Woolly Zip Bag. from Sunburnt Quilts

Yay! A woolly finish!.

I have completed the wool embroidery, stitched it all up and made a thread carry bag.

Each side is different.

I have used a Kaffe Fassett  stripe for the binding and handles.

A small piece of braid covers the join between front and back.

When it is open there are four separate zipper sections to keep embroidery threads. I don’t have a lot of Sue Spargo threads so it will take a while to fill it.

I used another KF print in the lining.

This is a Wendy Williams design. I have combined two of ...

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March 25, 2018
In the Hoop Bunny Bookmark Machine Embroidery Tutorial & FREE design from Crafty Gemini


crafty gemini bunny bookmark ith embroidery design

It’s been a while since I did a machine embroidery video tutorial. So, here is a quick and easy in-the-hoop bunny bookmark for those of you that have an embroidery machine! In the video tutorial I use my Brother PE770 embroidery machine. This is the machine I recommend for embroidery beginners. But any embroidery machine with at least a 4×4 hoop will work for this project.

My bunny bookmark is a fun and easy beginner friendly ITH (in the hoop) embroidery project. If you have an embroidery machine but have yet to try an in the hoop project ...

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March 22, 2018
DIY felt Chicken & Egg Easter tree ornaments from The Village Haberdashery

Laura Howard is back today with a brand new tutorial for cute Easter tree ornaments you can make out of felt! Over to you, Laura!
DIY felt Chicken & Egg Easter tree ornaments

Felt ornaments aren’t just for Christmas! Decorate a Spring or Easter display with these cute felt chicken and egg ornaments – they’d look fab hung from doorknobs, or from a cluster of budding twigs in a vase. You could also use the templates to sew felt chicken brooches (you definitely can’t have too many fun felt chickens!).

DIY felt Chicken & Egg Easter tree ornaments

You will need:
*The PDF template sheet
*Wool blend felt in assorted colours, including Halloween orange ...

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