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I still adore colour, but there’s a lot to experience when looking at neutrals whether they make a bold or subtle statement. I’m very excited about this issue, the designers have created a selection of projects that reflect the necessity of neutral colours to make other colours take center stage! I hope you will endeavour to make these suggested projects your own by using your favourite neutrals and your favourite pop of colour. As always, stay safe, and stay calm.

Stay Calm

But as I slowly added very few decorative items for that ‘pop’ of colour to these now quiet rooms, I added some ‘pop’ to my daily routine as well. I kept early morning walks on my ‘list of favourites’, regardless of the

weather. These keep me in tune with nature, nourish me, and clear my thoughts. And of course, the needle arts are always a favourite.

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I had also called on the painter and had the whole house painted with

soft comforting neutrals like super soft taupes to chalk-like colors. There are so many beautiful and centering neutrals from which to choose! Within a couple of weeks of adopting a new way of life, the energy within myself and in my surroundings, started to shift, from rushing about from task to task to an inspired way of life led by what was most important to me.

Make

At the time I was mulling over a theme for this issue, it was a very busy time in my life, more than the usual. It called me to look for ways to simplify my days attempting to make them more tolerable, less exhausting, and keeping only what needed to be done. I became very selective in what I listened to, said yes to, and, as I had felt for several years that I had been eating too much, I cut down to two delicious meals a day.

Cheerfully,

of colour

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10 Heather McArthur

quilting Green is for Golf Shoe Bag

14 Cathy McClean

quilting A Splash of Red Quilt

18 Betty Biberdorf

quilting & machine embroidery Star Gazing Table Runner

24 Lynn Swanson

machine embroidery Modern Monogram Cushion

28 Clodagh Coker

quilting 3-D Pinwheels Wall Hanging

32 Olesya Lebedenko

3 Editor’s Letter 6 Mark Your Calendars! 6 Advertiser Index 8 Heather McArthur

The Quilter's Connection The Allure of Two-Colour Quilts

60 Cynthia MacDougall

Knit Together Working with Neutrals + Intarsia Tips

63 Knitting

Standard Abbreviations & Terms

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foundation paper piecing Pop Pouch

38 Paul Léger

quilting I LOVE colour! Quilt

42 Elaine Theriault

quilting Dazzling Diamonds Table Runners

50 The Making of Sketch №7 Ana Buzzalino

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46 Christine Baker & Nellie Holmes

wool appliqué Floral Fancy Cushion Cover

64 Cynthia MacDougall knitting Poppin' Blocks Sweater

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66 Lorraine Thompson

knitting Thoughtful Soles Series Bali Pops Socks & Raspberry Seeds Socks

72 Nancy Lekx

knitting "Bee" is for Blankie

Ar t i s t re v i e w s

54 More Joy, Less Overwhelm

58 In the Manner of Jane Quilt

Into the Fire Brandy Maslowski

Debbie Smith

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74 Ruth I. Forbes

crochet Nana's Girl Dress Set Special Edition

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78 Charles Voth

crochet Impatiens Summer Top

82 Jo Gatenby

cross stitch Elemental Fractal Series WATER Part 2 of 4

88 Iryna Varabei Nizanka Slutsak Belts

92 Judith Marquis smocking Woven Diamonds

56 Prescription: Learn a craft Rosalie I. Tennison

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS! October 1 - 3, 2021  |  Fall Knitting Retreat April 22 - 24, 2022  |  Spring Knitting Retreat St. Peter’s Abbey, Muenster, Saskatchewan Imagine being able to knit without interruption? Share the enthusiasm with other knitters, be inspired, discover new techniques, get fresh ideas and knit, knit, and knit some more! Forms and details at www.hausofstitches.ca or call 1.800.344.6024. Saturday October 16, 2021, 9am to 5pm Woolstock ON (formerly the Woodstock Fleece Festival) Paris Fairgrounds, 139 Silver St, Paris, Ontario N3L 3E7 This annual event showcases fibre artists, producers, demonstrators and guilds to share everything fibre! This show incorporates workshops demonstrations and vendors carrying everything from raw fibres to quality finished products. You will have the opportunity to see and purchase supplies and equipment for spinning, weaving, knitting, rug hooking and felting. Food Trucks, 4-h Llama demonstration, Flax demonstration, and Angora rabbit demonstrations held throughout the day. Workshops are listed at www.fleecefestival.com; pre-registration is required. Admission: $8.00, under 12 free. For all updates and COVID protocols please visit the website, Facebook or Instagram. May 27 - June 5, 2022 Saskatchewan Stitches Conference St. Peter’s Abbey, Muenster, Saskatchewan The Saskatchewan Stitches Conference offers creative classes with renowned fibre and needle work artists and attracts participants from across Canada who love to sew, knit, quilt and rughook. Forms and details at www.saskstitches.ca or call 1.800.344.6024.

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For my birthday, my husband surprised me with golf lessons and all the necessary golf accessories to make me look like a pro, including golf shoes. When the theme for this issue came out – Neutral with a Pop of Colour – I knew I wanted to make a fun bag for my new shoes. This bag has a waterproof lining, and bound seams - perfect for wet shoes after a game of golf in dewy grass. The bag fits my Size 7 shoes with plenty of extra room, so it will fit larger size shoes, too.

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Star Gazing Table Runner While planning my project for the theme – Neutral with a Pop of Colour – modern quilting came to mind and to me nothing is more modern than quilting with embroidery! The 260 x 260mm, creative™ Grand Quilters Hoop along with the free beautiful quilting designs that are available for it, made this theme easy to plan. A quick edit in the new mySewnet™ Embroidery Software and I was ready to start embroidering my Star Gazing runner! I love the look of this runner and I hope you will enjoy this project. – Betty

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Some of my favourite ‘me made’ gifts are customized cushions. People love the personal touch that commemorates a name, date, or special occasion. This decorative cushion is one of my favourite embroidery designs.

Modern Monogram Cushion

The Brother Luminaire XP2 has some beautiful built-in monogram embroidery designs, and when coupled with the auto design fill feature you can create a stunning cushion quickly and easily. I spiced up this pillow with a pop of colour – for a very sweet young woman. – Lynn

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The quintessential Q-Series. Loaded with professional quilting features. Brother offers a lineup of sewing, quilting and embroidery machines that are designed to take your quilts to the next level – the Q-Series. Each model is designed with the quilter in mind.

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Visit an authorized Brother dealer today to find out more! To find an authorized Brother dealer, visit brother.ca/store-locator *Feature not included on all models, please visit brother.ca for complete list of product features. Photos are for illustration purposes only. Brother and its logo are trademarks of Brother Industries, Ltd., Japan. All specifications are subject to change without notice. All registered trademarks referenced herein are the property of their respective companies. ©2021 Brother International Corporation (Canada) Ltd. 1, rue Hôtel de Ville, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Québec, H9B 3H6. 06/2021 2021_1241

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Pop Pouch

There is no such thing as having too many pouches! Just look at this super cute pop pouch with a bonnie fluffy cat named Plushy. Such a round pouch with a funny character is so much fun to sew. The project is a mix of piecing, appliqué, hand (machine) quilting, stitching, and drawing. To add pop to the neutral fabrics, I picked a bright orange fabric for Plushy’s ear. I decided that adorable paws were a great way to make a special zip pull! – Olesya

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I LOVE colour! quilt I know I’m repeating myself, but I do have an ongoing love affair with bright colours. As the theme of this Issue is ‘neutral with a pop of colour’ it was only natural that I would submit a quilt for inclusion in this issue. I usually pair my

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bright coloured fabrics with a black or a white background; so, when I started designing this layout using a quilt design software I decided to play with a variety of background colours just for the fun of it. I was totally amazed to discover

how different backgrounds completely change the look of the quilt. It was a difficult choice but, in the end, I felt that using this taupe-coloured fabric was going to yield the most attractive contrast. – Paul


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Floral Fancy Cushion Cover As a professional in the quilting industry, I am always curious about other creative outlets. Spending the past fourteen months at home provided an opportunity to take many online classes. I have kept journals my entire life so venturing into art journaling seemed like a natural. I have dabbled a bit with it in the past but never seemed to have the time to really explore the various techniques and styles. This past year I have made a conscious effort to create a variety of art journals and this wool project was inspired by my flower journal. - Nellie

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Poppin’ Blocks Sweater

This sweater is designed to have a stack of different-sized blocks trail up the left side of the front, but you can run one up the sleeve(s) instead. To do this, add a column of stitches on the right of the chart. Center the 25 sts on the sleeve and place stitch markers for reference. If additional blocks are needed beyond 144 rows, go back to Row 57 or Row 87 and knit to the top of the sleeve.

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Version 1

Bali Pops Socks

SOCK 1 ONE GOOD TURN SOCK 2 GETS MOST OF THE QUILT! Pops of colour in knitting can only mean one thing – bobbles. I made Bali Pops with randomly placed bobbles using yarn that reminded me of the batik fabrics I used for patchwork quilting. In the second pair, Raspberry Seeds Socks, the bobbles are sedately lined and down the fronts and backs and the colour contrast is sharper. Other than the colours and bobble placement, the socks are constructed the same. Both pairs feature twisted-rib cuffs, honeycomb heels with a square turn and shaped toes. To complete my nod to quilting the words on the soles are from a favourite quilt label. – Lorraine 66

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“Bee” is for Blankie The Bee Stitch is simple to knit, and it creates a lovely, textured fabric that traps air and helps insulate—perfect for blankets. Here, it is knit in Universal Wool Pop, a round, multi-plied yarn that is smooth and soft, with great stitch definition. The bamboo, wool and polyamide fibres in the yarn take dye differently, resulting in a slightly heathered effect with a subtle sheen. The Marmalade colour in the sample is another reference to the bee, and it pops against the neutral Silken grey. The 2-stitch, 4-row repeat makes this project easy to re-size, even for beginners, but the math has been done for you here for five different sizes. – Nancy

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Nana’s Girl Dress Set Special Edition

When my little grand niece, Elaina May, was born in May of this year, I decided to celebrate her arrival with a very special gift. With delicate lace edging on the sleeves and the skirt, a lace overlay at the bottom of the bodice, and just the right amount of satin ribbon, this little dress is fit for a princess. – Ruth Front of dress and adorable Puffy Pants

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Impatiens Summer Top

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The town of Slutsak became famous for making the most expensive and luxurious piece of garment of the Shlachta, the privileged noble class of medieval Belarus. Today, the Slutsak Belts are widely known as a Belarusan national relic. These reversible belts were woven from silk, gold, and silver threads measuring up to 4m long and 50cm wide. Oriental patterns boasting traditional flowers like chamomile, cornflower, forget-menots, oak, and maple leaves, adorned the luxurious belts. They were custom made and weaving one belt could easily have taken almost a year to finish. Its cost was equated to that of jewelry, therefore becoming a status symbol of the Shlachta. It was common for these belts to be sent to a neighboring country as a diplomatic gift. Over the centuries, they have become an invaluable textile work of art. – Iryna

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Woven Diamonds

Several years ago, while working as a smocking teacher at a knitting shop in Aurora, ON. I spent quiet store hours

browsing knitting books and magazines for ideas for my smocking designs. This is where inspiration came to me for the original piece photographed here. I worked it out but couldn’t find a place to make use of it, I had packed it away with other pieces I had toyed with. When Carla told me about this issue, ‘lights’ flashed on, as they say, and the hunt was on to find this piece of stitching. So evolved this project. It just goes to show how one form of needlework can inspire stitching in another. There is only one simple stitch, but it is the spacing and colour changes that create your challenge. At my end, it was the challenge of graphing and working out the design to fit the parameters Carla had set out. I hope you give it a try and play with it to make it your own.

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