Author: Juliet Nice

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Dresden Plate is a traditional quilt pattern from the 1920s, using the appliqué technique.  Dresden Plates can be flat, point, rounded, fancy or arty! Made for me by Annetta Cossey This review is for  a Sew Easy acrylic template for a 45 degree dresden. This needs 8 wedges to complete the circle. Dresden templates come…

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There are many methods for making flying geese, but the most common mistake is in the working out the sizes of the blocks to use. At first glance you would use corner blocks half the size of the main block, but as you can see this ends up with the point at the top, and…

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For the last few years. members of our Facebook group have been making A4 mini quilts which went on display at shows in South West. Since 2020 has turned out to be so… complicated, there are no shows on this year, and the group has been suspended indefinitely. We are hoping to come back to…

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I used the same pattern I drew for my Painted Lupin blog to make a second Lupin for the Garden Flowers Blog Hop 2020. Yes, I am that lazy;) The pattern includes lupin stalks going right and left, one bigger than the other, plus two different sized leaves. You can change the size in your…

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I love lupins. They grew in our garden when I was little and I would pick the petals off and manipulate then like they were little mouths. I don’t think I’d seen one in years until a recent chance sighting at a B&M garden centre. They’re so impressive; you can’t miss them in a garden.…

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Welcome to crazy town! Well, more like crazy world right now eh? But all is not lost, you now have 12 weeks to get up to date on all those UFO’s, WIP’s and all the niggling little jobs around the house that you keep putting off. For those not in the know, a UFO in…

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February is coming up, and with it Payday finally thank goodness. But more importantly, the second part of my Calendar Block of the Month!  The pattern is available to download at the UK Quilters Shop Here’s Annetta’s January ‘J’. She’s used snowflake fabric for the J, I wonder if she’ll use similarly appropriate fabric for…

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I made a thing! The most used method of making HSTs or Half-Square-Triangles is to use two squares cut 7/8″ larger than you want the finished square to be. The simplest way to achieve this is to round up to the next inch and then trim the result, rather than measure up to the 7/8″…

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Got any plans for the year ? How about a free BOM (Block of the Month) to mark the months off? Since starting the UK Quilters United group on Facebook, one of the things I’ve enjoyed is starting to design quilts. This one is pretty simple, HSTs (Half Square Triangles) and some applique, but as…

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Christmas is traditionally red and green, I’m sure we all remember having a green tree and the tree lights with flower covers that had to be checked every year for that one bulb that died and stopped the whole thing from working, shiny decorations and handfuls of gold tinsel. Nowadays trees come in all different…

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Over the last decade or so, a decline in small speciality shops has seen a surge in the supermarket…er.. market. In my small town we now have a Morrisons, tiny Tesco, giant Tesco, giant Asda, Iceland AND an Iceland Warehouse, an M&S Foodhall, a Lidl and TWO Aldis. It will come as no surprise that…

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One of the best things about UK Quilters United on Facebook, is how it brings quilters together in real life (the outernet!) instead of just the internet. Whether you are looking for a friend for  ‘cuppa and sew’, a local group to join, or to start up your own group, UKQU is there to help.…