Author: Lyn Butler

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My song title goes back to the 60s…here are a few teasers from my quilt…can you guess what it is?… Guessed it yet?….Here is the full quilt… This was written by Lennon and McCartney and was just one of their many hits. Evidently this was their meeting place to catch the bus into town, and…

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I recently participated in a block drive for Q4CL  – the charity working with the Gold from the Stone Foundation.  Many of you will already know this charity provides careleavers with a dinner at Christmas, and Q4CL aims to give each of them a quilt each – which in many cases could be the only…

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Each month the Q4CL Group are encouraging their members to send just one extra block .. and these are being put together as single pattern quilts for donation at Christmas to the Gold from the Stone Foundation.     It’s a well-documented project, and there’s other blogs to read about this fabulous project here on the…

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Just lately I’ve been involved with a block drive for Quilts For Care Leavers. There’s more information about the project here in this website.  The issue has been not everyone has the time to create a full quilt,, so the idea is that a block of the month is chosen, along with a colour scheme…

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It has been a very long time since I last went to the quilt show at Malvern. So I took the opportunity to get a door to door lift from our son in law who could visit a relative living just around the corner from The Three Counties Showground. We arrived just after opening time…

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It’s feeling Autumnal and that means it’s a good time to start the Christmas makes. This is a fun make, and you can get the kiddies involved too…. These little mice have been popular and if you fill them with some cloves and pop on a warm radiator you will get a wonderful Christmas aroma…pattern…

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As our beautiful summer comes to an end, my thoughts turned to chilly nights and cozying up by the fire. Some one posted a beautiful panel on UKQU Facebook, and thinking this would make a quick quilt I quickly researched where to purchase and was lucky to find one. As you can see it unsurprisingly…

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I was very happy to be given the opportunity to review some Gutermann threads which eventually arrived in a neat pack of 10 premium quality cotton in some lovely colours. I was working on a rainbow theme project at the time of arrival so perfect timing to use them.The different colours were perfect to sample…

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We’ve had our Ercol dining room table and chairs for over 50 years and thought it needed a ‘service’. I left school at 15 ( yep I’m that old!) and went straight into work at Ercol Furniture in the accounts department. Six years later I was still working there when I got married. It was…

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A few months ago I decided to join the UKQU Mini Swap 2019, this was my 3rd mini swap. Not only is this great fun with all the ‘stalking’ but it pushes you into making something very special for your swappee. After joining we are eventually put into groups headed by a swap Mamma who…

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Last year my friend bought me some Cloggies for my birthday and I loved them. When I opened them and tried them on, I was very surprised to find how comfy and roomy they were…but hang on…one was roomier than the other! We soon realised that my lovely friend had picked up two different sizes.…

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Many years ago I organised a sew day for our W.I. group. I arranged a room in our local pub and organised a pub lunch. About 15 ladies turned up and we had great fun making these lovely boxes…and of course enjoyed the delicious  lunch. Everyone finished their gorgeous boxes to take home that day.…