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A rainy day can be very gloomy, but it can instantly become an opportunity for crafting bliss! Let us offer you some suggestions for projects inspired by rainy day activities. In this issue, you’ll find quilts of all sorts inspired by games like dominoes, I spy, hopscotch & word puzzles. Cozy knits, perfect for lounging around the house, including the In the Mood Tunic, the Comfort Crescent Shawl (in the very soft Chic Sheep merino wool yarn) and Colourwash Socks from the Thoughtful Soles Series which will have you singing 'You are My Sunshine' the whole day long! There’s also a tutorial on how to attach buttons, and a cushion cover project that was born out of sheer button love! And then there’s the cutest duckling wearing cute red boots in the rain – can you resist it? Rainy days are a great opportunity for reorganizing your sewing studio or craft room. Let Cynthia MacDougall help you with great tips on how to sort things out and finish the job for crafting bliss! Join us for a terrific issue!

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QUILTS inspired

by puzzles

& games

Thoughtful Soles

Colourwash

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movement

&

the running

stitch

with Ana Buzzalino

the Beauty of

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Editor's letter

...rainy day

Blues

or

rainy day

Although a rainy day can be very gloomy, for me it's

always bliss! Imagine, raindrops on the window pane

and I'm knitting on the sofa - bliss. Colourful yarn on

my needles, probably my favourite colours to boot, and

a chance to get ahead of the knitting project. I might

even indulge in quilting as well. Oh, this makes me think

about UFOs, might rainy days be a good marker for

picking up an unfinished project? Up to you.

Within this issue you'll find many reasons to be grateful

for a little rain. Favourite board games turned into quilt

tops and huge wallhangings as in Elaine's Rainy Day Fun

puzzle quilt. It can be used in a kindergarten classroom,

but imagine making it for a child's bedroom, bedtime

will be a lot of fun! And my all-time favourite bedtime

game, I Spy, can be a quilt to play and snuggle! See how

Elaine chose to make hers!

And then there's always hopscotch! Colleen offers the

Hop to It! as a runner, also great for a child's room but

fun for a kitchen table too. Pick your favourite Banyan

Batiks colorways, and you'll love it forever.

Bliss?

How about that umbrella project born out of sheer

button love? See how it's done easily using the Designer

EPIC, this may be addictive, but hey, what craft isn't?

There are all sorts of project ideas that spell comfort and

lounging about the house when you know no one will

ring your doorbell that rainy day. To name a few, Sarah's

Blissful Butterflies quilt, Jacqueline's In the Mood tunic

and Lisa's Comfort Crescent Shawl in the very soft Chic

Sheep merino wool yarn. Lorraine's Colourwash Socks

will have you singing 'You are My Sunshine' the whole

day long!

You've got to love Jo's Cute Boots, she's totally right,

if you have to go outside in the rain, wear cute and

colourful boots! I gotta get a pair.

Maybe you'll take advantage of the rainy day to

reorganize your craft room, or craft closet? See what

Cynthia has to say about how to finish it in one day or

at least to get you started. You know, reorganizing your

crafting space can be so gratifying!

Make & Be Happy

It's time to get busy with

these exciting crafting

ideas! Let's go!

Cheerfully,

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8 Cathy McClean

sewing

Dominoes Game Tablecloth

12 Clodagh Coker

quilting

Chenille Oven Mitts & Trivet

16 Lynn Swanson

quilting

Rainy Days Wallhanging

22 Margaret Sweete

button art

Raindrops Won't Fall on My Head!

Cushion

26 Elaine Theriault

quilting

I Spy Quilt

28 Elaine Theriault

quilting

Rainy Day Fun Puzzle Quilt

30 Sarah Vanderburgh

quilting

Blissful Butterflies Quilt

34 Liana Kirkey

quilting

The Pyramid Bag Options

36 Colleen McMahon

quilting

Hop to It! Table Runner & Placemats

52 Cynthia MacDougall

knit together

Rainy Day Knitting

54 Flo Flory

knitting

Rick Rack Poncho & Cowl

56 Lorraine Thompson

knitting

Thoughtful Soles Series

Colourwash Socks

60 Jacqueline Grice

knitting

In the Mood Tunic

64 Red Heart, Lisa Gentry

knitting

Comfort Crescent Shawl

66 Sharlene Young-Bolen

knitting

Creating a Natural Dye Palette

Falling Leaves Fingerless Mittens

69 Dawn Liu-Smith

knitting

Sari Ribbon Scarflette

70 Jo Gatenby

cross stitch

Cute Boots

72 Betty Stokoe

hardanger

Rainy Day Mug Rugs

74 Iryna Varabei

nizanka

Pavouk Talisman

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Artist Review

48 Barbara Chapman

Half Dark Half Light

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3 Editor’s Letter

6 Mark Your Calendars!

6 Advertiser Index

63 Knitting

Standard Abbreviations

& Terms

98 Business Directory

in

every

issue

Special Features

78 The Beauty of Texture Part 4

Judith Marquis

88 Pulled Thread Pastries Part 2

Kim Beamish

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42 In the Studio with Ana Buzzalino Part 1

The slow stitching movement

Ana Buzzalino

46 How to machine trapunto for added dimension

Judy Plotniko

50 Quilt Canada 2019 – This year, take the leap!

Canadian Quilters’ Association/

Association canadienne de la courtepointe

Marcy Horswill

in the loop

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

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March 2, 2019, 10am to 4pm

12 th Annual Celebration of Arts & Crafts

Event is Free at the Simcoe County Museum

1151 Highway 26, Minesing ON L9X 0Z7

Escape the winter blues. Join us for hands-on

demonstrations by local artisans and guilds. Spinning,

weaving, rug hooking, jewelry, lace carving, felting,

stained glass & much more. Unique vendors with hard

to find supplies. For more info visit www.simcoecrafts.ca

Creativ Festival

Since 1988, Creativ Festival is Canada’s largest diy

consumer show dedicated to the creative arts of sewing,

knitting, beading, spinning, weaving, felting, quilting,

crocheting, stitching, scrapbooking, crafting & other

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April 12-14, 2019

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.

April 13-14, 2019

Reflections of Georgian Bay Quilt Show

Presented by Georgian Bay Quilters Guild (Midland ON)

Tiny Township Community Centre

91 Concession Rd East, Tiny, Ontario L0L 2J0

Sat: 10am-5pm and Sun: 10am-4pm. Admission

$5.00 and men $2.00. Quilted exhibits, tea room,

vendors, door prizes, demonstrations. Plenty of

free parking, Handicapped access. The location will

be well signed. For more information email us at

GeorgianBayQuiltersGuild@gmail.com or online at

www.gbqg.ca or on Facebook.

May 14-19, 2019

Seminar 2019, Beyond the Edge

Embroiderers’ Association of Canada in conjunction with

the Embroiderers’ Guild of Victoria

University of Victoria, 3800 Finnerty Road,

Victoria, British Columbia V8P 5C2

This 5 day event is the annual seminar of the

Embroiderers' Association of Canada. It features

classes with internationally known teachers, a

members' exhibition , vendors and lots of fun events.

For more information visit eac.ca/eng/seminar, email

2019seminar@eac.ca, or call 250.477.1583.

May 30 - June 8, 2019

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.

June 22 - July 6, 2019, 10am to 4pm, closed Mondays

Summer Fibrations by Out of the Box members

Mississippi Valley Textile Museum

3 Rosamond Street, Almonte, Ontario K0A 1A0

Vernissage, Sat. June 22, 2019 at 2pm. Approximately

200 pieces of innovative fibre art will be on display

in Almonte’s beautiful historical woolen mill. Street

parking. Accessible access (rear main entrance).

Admission: $7.00. For information: www.mvtm.ca


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Advertiser Index

96 Brampton Sew N Serge

99 Brother

98 Business Directory

63 Canadian Guild of Knitters

15 Canadian Quilters' Association

49 Coats

77 CreativFestival

63 Crochet Designs by NanaRuth

95 Embroiderers' Association of Canada

100 Gütermann Creativ

63 Hardanger House

97 Haus of Stitches

96 Heartfelt Fibre Arts

27 Husqvarna Viking

96 Kelly's Creative Sewing

94 KNITmuch

62 KnitSwiss Yarns

59 KnittingTours.com

97 Lowery Workstands

96 Melissa Marginet

33 Northcott Fabrics

94 Ontario Hooking Craft Guild

02 PFAFF

94 QUILTsocial

63 Rypan Designs

96 Sandpiper Creations

96 Sew Inspired

96 Sew With Vision

97 Spirit of Belarus

97 That Sewing Place

97 The Quilt Store

97 The Yarn Guy

07 Unique Knitting & Crochet

95 X's & Oh's

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Dominoes Game

Tablecloth

Board and card games are making a comeback! A great family activity is made

a lot more fun with this easy dominoes game tablecloth. Use your time to

play games with your family and skip stitching around each of the dots on the

dominoes by using the NEW no sew HeatnBond Soft Stretch Ultra. – Cathy

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Chenille Oven Mitt TEMPLATES

Lining

(cut 2)

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Rainy Days Wallhanging


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Raindrops Won’t Fall

on My Head!

Cushion


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This quilt was inspired by my

daughter's high school prom theme

of enchanted forest. The beautiful

Banyan Batiks set the stage to

create a magical evening forest

canopy for the butterflies to shine

in – much like I hoped the prom

did for my graduate!

The pattern is for 3 butterflies of

each set on the same background

fabric. I made more butterflies

than I needed and you can too –

there’s enough fabric to make more

butterflies. For the quilt pictured,

I varied the backgrounds with the

butterflies and even made more

butterflies for the back! To help me

decide on butterfly placement, I

put the pink hued fabrics on grey

backgrounds and orange on green

backgrounds; the red I mixed on

all three background colours. The

simplest way to explain the color

selection in the quilt is that it's

designed as a nine patch with

blue and grey batiks forming the

corner and middle backgrounds

with green batik backgrounds

between them. The butterfly

panels are a modified nine patch

and the butterfly background

batik coordinates with one of the

butterfly fabrics in the panel.

There are many different methods

of making HSTs. There are also

many different tools and rulers

available to make them. We

encourage you to use the method

you prefer and feel the most

comfortable with. The following

HST method is the one that we

believe is tried and tested, and

seems to be the favorite method

of quilters, when not using a tool

or ruler.

– Sarah

Blissful Butter flies Quilt


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y Deborah Edwards and Linda Ludovico

by Deborah Edwards and Linda Ludovico

Solstice panel Part of the Stonehenge Solstice collection

Solstice panel • Part of the Stonehenge Solstice collection

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1

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The

Pyramid

Bag

Options


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Photos courtesy of That Sewing Place


Hop to It!

These two

quick and easy

placemats, for you

or as a gift, are a

great way to use

any of the extra

2½” segments left

from making the

Hop to It! Runner.

Table Runner

&

Placemats

With a life long passion for all things creative, and

way too many creative outlets to list, I have always

returned to sewing and quilting. As a previous quilt

shop owner, I know the lure of beautiful fabrics, fresh

designs and inspiring projects that so many of us can

never resist, and nor would we want to!

The north wind brings change, and Northwind

Designs, while respecting the tradition of quilting,

brings a fresh change and renewal to modern quilting.

As a quiltmaker for many years, I feel inspired and

take comfort in knowing that so many quilters of all

ages continue to embrace the craft with fresh designs

and fabrics, keeping the art of quiltmaking alive and

flourishing!

I hope you enjoy making this runner as much as I did,

using this new collection called Recess and Ketan,

part of the new Banyan Batik fabric collection from

Northcott Silk Inc., a Canadian fabric company.

Make this fun project on a rainy day or ‘for’ a rainy

day! This runner reminds me of playing hopscotch

many years ago, a real neighbourhood favourite. We

also love using this runner as a scoreboard for our

family card games!

– Colleen

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RICK RACK PONCHO

& COWL

When I was young my mother use to add rick rack trim

to everything, dresses, skirts and curtains. This pattern

reminds me of those zigzags!

Children grow up so quickly, it’s handy to have a quick

pattern to knit up. I used Red Heart Gumdrop yarn, a

plush and soft acrylic perfect for children. Gumdrop

comes in 15 fun and, well, very appetizing colours! - Flo

skill level Advanced Beginner

skills required

• knit, cast on and bind off

• working in the round on circular needles

finished measurements

Fits: 8-year-old

Finished Dimension: 15½” x 17½” [39 x 45cm]

Pattern Adjustment: 12-stitch repeat = 2” [5cm] wide

materials

yarn

• 3 balls of

Red Heart Gumdrop in

Licorice colourway

needles

• poncho US 8 [5mm]

Licorice

needles for working flat

• cowl US 8 [5mm] needles short circular or double points

notions

• stitch markers

• 12 buttons

• sewing needle and thread for attaching buttons

gauge

24 sts/24 rows = 4” square in pattern stitch

Notes:

• Pattern is multiple of 12 stitches + 10

• Increase/decrease size by increasing/decreasing 12-stitch repeat.


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Colourwash

socks

Sock 1 You are my sunshine

Sock 2 You make me happy

I named this pair of socks,

‘Colourwash’ because they remind

me of watercolour paintings. They

feature a heart motif and an

afterthought heel. This heel allows

uninterrupted patterning around

the foot which is why I have used

it again even though my favourite

heel is the standard heel flap and

gusset.

These socks make the perfect pair

on a gloomy day of rain.

– Lorraine

you are my sunshine

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In the Mood Tunic

KnitswissYarns is like rainbow and a

treasure. You have probably noticed over

the past several issues that I strive to

be unique in the patterns I create for A

Needle Pulling Thread. It is an immense

pleasure and fun to design using my

luxurious hand-dyed yarns.

In the Mood Tunic is no exception and is

unique in many ways. I worked with three

colours, Cream, Orange, Blue, that are

blended together in different strengths

over each skein. My KnitswissYarns

Sport Weight yarn gives the tunic a very

comfortable and relaxed draping that will

flatter your body shape. It can be worn

in several ways, off the shoulder, the side

length can be worn on the left or right,

over jeans or pencil skirt, depending on

your style and mood. The uneven edges

give the illusion of the hour glass shaping.

Don't be shy have fun with using as many

colours as you like...or work it up in one

colour. It’s the perfect pattern for getting

very comfortable knitting short rows.

Truly, this is a tunic for fun and

happy moments.

– Jacqueline


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A Needle Pulling Thread Standard abbreviations & terms

alt = alternate

approx = approximately

beg = begin(ning)

BO= bind off

CC = contrast colour

ch = chain

cm = centimetre(s)

cn = cable needle

CO = cast on

cont = continue, continuing

dc = double crochet

dec = decrease(s), decreasing

dpn = double-pointed needle(s)

foll = following

g = gram(s)

inc = increase(s), increasing

in(s) = inch(es)

k = knit

kf&b or kfb = knit into front and back of st

(increase)

ktbl = knit through the back loop

k2tog = knit 2 sts tog (right-leaning decrease)

K3tog = knit 3 sts together (double rightleaning

decrease)

M = marker

m = metre(s)

M1 = Make 1 stitch: pick up the horizontal

strand between 2 stitches from front to

back and knit it tbl (lifted increase)

MC = main colour

mm = millimetre(s)

oz = ounce(s)

p = purl

p2tog = purl 2 sts tog (decrease)

patt = pattern

pfb = purl into front and back of stitch

(increase)

pm = place marker

psso = pass slipped stitch over

RS = right side

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

rev = reverse

rnd = round

sc = single crochet

sl = slip

skp = slip one st, knit next st, pass slipped st

over knit st (dec)

ssk = slip, slip, knit: slip 2 sts knitwise, 1 at a

time, insert left-hand needle into front of

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Sssk = Slip next three stitches individually,

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left-leaning decrease)

st(s) = stitch(es)

St st = stocking stitch

tbl = through back loop

tog = together

tr = treble crochet

WS = wrong side

yo = yarn over

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Cute Bootsmuch

Since the theme for this issue is rainy days, I searched

through my quotes collection until I found the perfect

one – and this adorable duckling in his fun red boots fit

the design to a T! A lovely over-dyed fabric added to the

moody feel of the day – hope you enjoy stitching him as

as I did… – Jo

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The idea of the stitched Pavouk

came from the 3 dimensional

straw ornament that's very

popular in Belarus. The word

pavouk means ‘a spider’.

Salamiany Pavouk, straw Pavouk,

is one of the oldest Belarusan

talismans.

Because of its shape, it's

considered a sacred item, and

the process used to craft it,

is believed to repeat God’s

geometric process of the creation

of the Universe.

A straw Pavouk is typically made

at the beginning of a new year

and is believed to protect the

home and its family the whole

year long. It is thought to catch

‘Pavouk’

negative energy and transmute it,

very much like a dreamcatcher.

Talisman

It's usually hung to the ceiling or

doorway and often to a crib. It

can be hung at the window or in

the car.

A stitched Pavouk may also be

framed.

The design for this talisman is

based on the ‘ripples-on-water’

design often used on Belarusan

coverlets.

– Iryna

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In this final segment on the Beauty

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linear stitches or those for which

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The

Beauty

of

Texture

Part 4

The second type of smocking is Popcorn smocking.

Seldom seen or recognized, this form of smocking

is quite old and rather simple to create. It creates

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Strong thread and good knots will give the best

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