Author: Sarah Wells

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Jun 26

A cat nap

Now things are starting to begin to return to normal for everyone I will miss seeing all the beautiful projects that have been shown on the ukqu Facebook pages as people have had time to work on them. I have been working on a shift rota within school throughout the pandemic and I’ve been been…

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Like most families up and down the country I am also trying to home school, a 12 year old boy is not an easy student but we have a firm understanding that to play on his xbox a certain amount of work must be completed. I know some of you will think, she’s a teaching…

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When we saw a workshop by sewing quarters Emma Bradford on American piecing I was quite intrigued, I had never heard of this method before and I love to discover new techniques. The workshop we attended was at Emma shop swift quilting company near Tallington lakes in South Lincolnshire. We were told to bring an open…

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In my last blog I discussed the New Years resolution I had agreed to, it did seem a daft idea but I’ve actually completed a ufo! If like me you start projects and then distracted it’s quite a nice feeling when you’ve accomplished a item that seemed like it was never ending. My son was…

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When Sylvia mentioned the landscapes theme for blogs I was reluctant to begin with but my love and fascination with history got the better of me. From my school days I have been very interested in our countries history, especially the Tudors and Stuart’s era. I could not believe my luck when the icon building…

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After the Christmas rush I have had a sewing break, it lasted about four days. Then I couldn’t bear to sit and do nothing.  Do you make New Years resolutions? This year I said I wasn’t going to bother but I’m reading the elm creek quilters series with a friend, she seems to read a book…

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I’ve come up with the marvellous idea that I can get my nephews quilt done as a xmas present, sounds quite simple says my other half (who has no clue what I’m doing). I’ve completed the top of the quilt, added borders and layered it with the help of a few of the ladies from…

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Is it just me me or has it suddenly become cold, usually in east anglia we are lucky that that we hang onto a bit of warm but this year it’s become freezing cold very quickly. I’m thrilled that I managed to make myself a lap quilt this year, so I’m snuggled up underneath it…

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I recently had the pleasure of attending a workshop at the swift quilting company shop, owned and run by the sewing quarter demonstrator Emma Bradford. The workshop I was attending with a friend was blossom and blooms bicycle quilt, which we had seen on sewing quarter. This bright beautiful piece is very different to pieces…

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Do you have those moments when you become determine to complete something or in January think it would be a good idea to have a news year resolution? Towards the end of last year I thought writing a list of unfinished items to work my way through would be a fabulous idea. If I’m honest…

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Having enjoyed three busy days at Festival of Quilts last month I attended eight workshops, two were half day workshops the others were hour long workshops. My friend and I have been admiring free motion sewing for many years, so we plucked up the courage to attend a few free motion classes. The tutors and…

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I’ve finally got a sewing room! I’m so excited! I’ve had to decorate two room and convince my son to move into a different (bigger) bedroom, his only condition was that I paint it grey(it was pale purple). After three long hard days decorating I finally finished his room, I looked at the spare room…