Design Essentials: The Quilters Guide by Lorraine Torrence

By Lorraine Torrence

The right way to use colour, worth, scale, stability, and team spirit to create smashing quilts. directions for 5 layout techniques stroll you step-by-step in the course of the key parts of layout idea.

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Design Essentials: The Quilters Guide

Find out how to use colour, price, scale, stability, and solidarity to create smashing quilts. directions for 5 layout techniques stroll you step-by-step throughout the key elements of layout thought.

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In later times, people put them in cupboards and drawers for fresh fragrance. A spiced orange will keep its aroma for a year or more as it dries. 1. Begin with a large fresh orange with the skin tender enough to pierce. Wrap the ribbon around the orange from top to bottom. Twist the ribbon at the base of the orange, and pull it to the top, segmenting the orange in four. Mark the ribbon edges with a pencil and remove it. 2. Imagine the mix of piney evergreen and the scent of cloves and oranges from a pomander ball wafting from your Christmas tree.

Trees with a shorter needle life include Douglas fir, Scotch pine, and Eastern white pine (grown on Christmas tree farms). Beautiful as the blue spruce and white spruce are, they only last a week. Whatever kind you get, keep the trunk in water, and don’t put burning candles on or near it. Authentic-looking manufactured trees keep their needles forever and come in a variety of sizes, kinds, colors, and qualities. You can fold them up limb by limb to put away, or wrap the whole decorated tree in a plastic bag and store it for next year.

Glue on the baby’s halo bead, and then glue on the round faces. 5. Glue the base to the background and figures. Glue the sides to the background and base. Glue the roof pieces to the sides and background. Thread the gold ribbon through the roof joining before gluing the roof at the top. 6. Trim and shape the stems to fit into the stable and glue in place. Tie the gold ribbon in a bow, glue at the knot, and tie the long ends to hang. 40 4/8/02 2:25 PM Page 41 Crèches appear at Christmas time as tiny tree ornaments, as more elaborate mantle scenes, and as full-sized models on church lawns.

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