Author: Sarah Wells

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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…

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I was thrilled to be asked to review UK Quilters united by a second thread, I read a sample of the first book on amazon and I was inspired, this just escalated the anticipation to read this book. When the book arrived I was shocked as to how vibrant the colours were on the Bargello…

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I’ve come up with the brilliant idea of making a triangular pouch for my sons guitar picks. So I’ve looked on line for ideas and patterns. This lead to searching you tube, which I know is usually a big no no as it’s too addictive. So I watched a lovely lady who made it make…

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You think you have a great idea, but when you start you remember why that piece of work was put to one side. Although this Hawaiian quilt top is beautiful and I enjoyed the workshop to assemble it I just find the sewing around it very time consuming and my shoulders ache. As much as…

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I have just returned home from a fabulous show at Springfields in Spalding Lincolnshire. It’s always a highlight of my quilting year, a lovely friendly show with lots of great traders who are always friendly and willing to help. The venue is easily accessible, lots of seating, reasonably priced for entry and a great choice…

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One of my favourite events of the year is coming, I’ve been going to this show for the past eight years. The first few times I was overwhelmed by the quilts on display but now I look at them and work out how they have been made. This is a local show to me, so…

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At the end of April I attended a workshop hosted by Emma Bradford in her beautiful shop  swiftquilting.co.uk between Stamford and Peterborough. I attended a Hawaiian quilt workshop with my friend. Emma had sent out a comprehensive list of items required for the class. After a bit of research and discussion with my friend I decided…

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A well earned half term flew by, but I ensured I worked my through my project list. I finally got lavender Lane block of the month into one piece. It all went wrong!, that sinking feeling set in several times when I realised I had sewn one section on upside down as seen in the…