Author: AbbieAnne

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Hi Everybody!! Here’s my new design especially made for UKQU members! I’ve been cheeky and copied the introduction for you so you can see do you fancy joining us, you might be tempted into buying fabrics at the Festival of Quilts? If you wish to take part you will find the link leading you to…

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Finally I can show the world our latest (our 3rd already!!) finished UKQU Mystery Quilt!  A year in the making.  A quilt of 2 halves….. the background is a full sized not so traditional, traditional sampler (its been Abbie-fied), once that was made in RUBIES, a CREAM appliqué has been applied to the whole of…

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Where to start?……. at the  beginning, as an eager beaver beginner, scarred stiff when I looked at the displayed quilts, would I make something so wonderful and complicated, could I make even?! ……for many years I was just a visitor, jostling, bumping, stretching through between others, ferreting into low corners of stands to see what…

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Hello Everybody!! Life’s been happening at a rate of knots again, where has January disappeared to??  I’d like to update you all on a few things and introduce my new Mystery Quilt to you……. Abbie Suggests 2019 Challenge is well under way, if you wish to join us please message me for your personal challenge!…

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It was raining quite heavily overnight in Cornwall, well to be honest it was chucking it down!  Wind, rain, loads of noise, cold and horrid basically……. I was awake about 4.30, so I truddles off into the front room to do a bit, as you do, gave the cats a few treats on the way…..a…

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The Mystery Quilt is no longer a Mystery!!!………  and……. breathe!!! As promised, it has loads of colour & balancing and improving techniques based on an English Country Garden using Makower’s fabric range ‘Linen Texture’. It’s really rather nerve-racking this Mystery Quilt Stuff!!  It’s always so much fun watching others take your design and make it…

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A Colourful Outlook on Life has reached block 8 with block 9 posting out very soon……. how quickly this year has gone!?  I really am having trouble comprehending where the time has gone!! If you want to join us with the Mystery it’s never too late!  Patterns and kits are available from my shop here…

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A jolly little package of fabric appeared in my letter box……..SUNFLOWERS!!!!  Oh so happy was I….. I have a bit of a thing about Sunflowers they’re my ‘Happy’ symbol.  I’d been asked to review the new range ‘Good Life’ from Makower UK, I’d been warned there might be sunflowers involved but there’s all manner of…

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I’z very excited and a bit surprised even! I’ve been busy working on my next Mystery Quilt BOM for UKQU.  I believe in and am known for, making ‘design developments’ throughout my patterns and classes, in fact my regular students shout it back at me frequently!  ………What has happened with this latest design has astounded…

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Hi Everybody!! Its not such a lovely day weather wise in North Cornwall today, but it is perfect for a bit of patchwork and blogging me feels!! 😉 The jolly Bods, the ‘powers that be’, asked me to do a review of Bondaweb……well, what happened woz……..  an applique wall-hanging with loads of intricacies, (no point…

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Hello Everybody! We’re in June, we’re on Block 5 of the Mystery Quilt and things are looking fabulous everywhere!!  There are some stunning blocks being made……some with kits that are looking a lot like the original quilt, including very wonderful stitcheries (far better than mine!)….. and some with your own choices of fabrics which are…