Sue Pelland Designs

Specializing in rotary cut appliqué

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Blog - Category: Leaves Galore

Everyone Loves a Challenge

I am happy to announce my first ever Appliqué Design Challenge.  You know how much I love Mistyfuse and FreeSpirit fabrics so I'm excited to have them as co-sponsors.  Your challenge is to create an original quilt design using any appliqué elements that you can cut with my Leaves Galore and/or Hearts and More templates.  All designers will start with one of four Cameo panels by Kaffe Fassett for FreeSpirit.  Your final quilt will be 30" x 30" which gives you space to create your own design of applique elements around the Cameo panel.

Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild Modern Challenge

Sue, Donna, and Linda Gosselin, a SPD Certified Instructor, belong to Thimble Pleasures Quilt Guild and we recently revealed our 2016 Challenges. The theme for challenge was "modern".  To participate, we purchased a bag that contained two fat quarters and two crayons.  We had to use both the fabrics in the bag but could add four additional fabrics as long as they matched the colors of the crayons.  The fat quarters were a Kona white and a gray fabric with some circles and helped unify the finished pieces.

Why I love my job…

The best thing about being me is getting to go to work every day and meet other quilters. This upcoming month gives us so many opportunities to do just that!

Teaching for quilt guilds is one of the best parts of my job. I have belonged to only three guilds in my 35 years of quilting, but each of them feels just like a family reunion when I visit. When I teach at your guild, I immediately feel like you have adopted me as a honorary “sister”. I love it when I hear you all laughing and joking in the way Quilting Sisters do when they get together.

Did you damage the edge of your Acrylic Template?

It is easy to gouge the edge of your Hearts and More or Leaves Galore templates when you are cutting around the inside curves.  The secret to cutting the inside curves is to use a sharp 28mm rotary cutter and blade.  There are times when I still nick the edge of my template with my blade, and cut a sliver from the edge of the acrylic.  This sliver will catch your blade every time you try to cut around that spot.

Teaching at MQX

Registration for my class at MQX has just opened.  I hope you will come to Providence and meet me, while learning some new Leaves Galore Techniques! I have put MQX on my calendar, so look there for details on how to register for this class.  Look at my pictures from classes and lectures to see what other people have accomplished in this fun class!  Here is the listing from MQX. _