Templates BD01 to BD05

blogs templates tutorial Jan 16, 2023
 

Hello,

I have been working for a long time with the Marti Michell templates that I really enjoy as they have corners that allow the pieces to fit perfectly together.

The shapes suggested by Marti Michell are the traditional squares, half square triangles, et other shapes.

I wanted to go further with new shapes that didn't have anything seen before.

I used the Marti Michell size as a guide, so these templates are based on a 4 inch finished size, the seam allowance being included, the templates are 4 1/2 inches.

Here is the video presenting the PDF boards, 

If you join my membership (which is free), you will have access to the PDF and to my sewing videos.

Enjoy these 5 first templates.

Emmanuelle

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DESIGNING A QUILT 101 - MODULE 2

 

The Module 2 of the online course Designing a Quilt 101, is all about colors and how to use a color wheel.

This video was modified from the one available in the online course, it is about the color wheel, all the exercices and bonuses are not included in this blog post, they are inside the online course.

Thank you

Emmanuelle

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DESIGNING A QUILT 101 - MODULE 1

 

I created the online version of my course DESIGNING A QUILT 101 in 2019.

I love creating content, I got a day job where I got to create content for students learning english, and I also created a course for teachers searching for original ways to teach english, it turned out to be a 450 page course.

I can say that I am a course creator, since only 1 person trusted me on this and bought my course in 2020, I will be sharing with you a modified version of the video. All the exercise pages and bonuses are of course only available by purchasing my online course.

Hope you enjoy this first module, there are 9 modules all together.

Emmanuelle

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HOUSES IN THE TOWN QUILT

blogs tutorial video Apr 15, 2022
 

Hello,

Just keeping those homemade templates going your way.

I made a video presenting the PDF that can be downloaded on my Membership Conundrum.

Have a great weekend.

Emmanuelle

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LITTLE SCHOOLHOUSE QUILT

blogs templates video Mar 11, 2022
 

Hello,

I am having a great time creating templates and making traditional style quilts.

I made a video presenting the PDF that can be downloaded on my Membership Conundrum.

Have a great weekend.

Emmanuelle

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ILLUSTRATOR TUTORIAL - Color Grid

 

In this second video I am showing you how I use Illustrator to create my color library.

Emmanuelle

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MOTIVATION

blogs Jul 07, 2021

My environment has a big impact on my motivation to design, create, make videos, take pictures.

For the past year and a half, Covid could have been the reason for my lack of motivation in my work, but the reason is a change of day job. 

I was working on a golf course only 11 minutes away from my house, in February 2020 I had to leave as the person I was replacing came back from her maternity leave. I then searched for another day job, and found a position on a golf course further from my home (45 minutes).

The distance would not have been a problem if I had enjoyed working there, but it wasn't the case, I was not accepted by the two people working there, they saw me as an intruder, which was ridiculous as they needed me because of the work load.

From the day I began working there, I was miserable, unhappy and desperate to leave, but with Covid happening, I needed to keep my job as I needed the income.

I tried to keep up with my objectives of videos, leaflets, projects. But I...

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Thinking outside the box - Part 3

blogs creativity Apr 17, 2021

If you want to start designing your quilt, I have multiple documents to help you follow the steps that you need to create that stunning quilt that you will be the only one to have.

If you want to learn different techniques just to understand all the basics, I have the documents for you.

But until you are ready to join me out of that box, why not start by imagining what you would love to make.

Here is a suggestion for you 2021 "One day I will... " Board to put all the projects that you would love to make.

Purpose of your Board: to represent the projects that you would love to make, represent the fabrics that you would love to use, notes about the techniques that you would love to learn...

Where to make your Board: either make it on your computer or make it on paper...

What you need to make your Board: pictures, shapes, colors, fabrics, crayons, pens...

Where to find your images: Pinterest, Designer's website, Magazines...

How to make your board: Cut you images and glue them on the...

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Thinking outside the box - Part 2

blogs creativity Apr 16, 2021

I joined a zoom call early this year, we were 12 ladies from different parts of Britany (a western region of France on the Atlantic ocean), the subject of the meeting was talking about a 2021 Inspirational Board of what we hoped for our self during this new year:

the way to do this is to imagine what we wanted in our personal life and/or business life and make it visual either by using words, images, painting, writing, collage, anything that we wanted to express our desires for this coming year.

The exchange was amazing and each could relate to a piece or section on some else's board, whether it was the use of a word, the description of a way to escape, the expression of a dream, or just a thought such as "THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX" which is the one that I most related to during that event.

I always think outside the box, maybe too much sometimes, that people don't understand what I am doing or why I am doing it that way.

For the past five years, my way of thinking outside the box has...

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Thinking outside the box - Part 1

blogs creativity Apr 15, 2021

Let me share with you what I am feeling.

I am an introvert when it comes to everyday life, I love to be alone and do whatever I want and whenever I want.

If I am hungry I will eat, I don't care if it is 11 am or 2 pm, I will have my lunch when I am hungry and not necessarily because lunch should be taken at noon.

If I want to watch a movie in the middle of the day, I will take a break and watch it, and not at 8 pm because a movie should only be watched in the evening.

But most of all, if I want to spend 12 hours working on a quilt, I can spend my entire day making a quilt.

I can stay weeks without piecing a fabric, but when I get started, I just have to get it done no matter how long it takes, usually I don't see time go by and will realize after a while that it is 2 in the morning and it is time to actually go to bed!!

The following morning I will get my cup of warm chocolate and get to the sewing room straight away and that is when my lunch time gets pushed back until I am really...

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