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Strawberry Fields – Summer is Coming ….

With Summer and Wimbledon upon us this darling little strawberry pincushion can be made quickly and simply using scraps of fabric. It’s not my design – it came from a link from the Fave Quilts website but I had fun making it. Please use this for your own use or to give as a gift. You…

cut&alter :: Modern Quilts – Design Inspiration

The designs for modern quilts can come from so many different design elements: architecture, nature, art to name a few.  This week I will explore several design starting points for modern quilts, Minimalism The Tate define minimalism as: an extreme form of abstract art developed in the USA in the 1960s and typified by artworks…

cut&alter :: Modern Quilts – Fabric Part II

Last week Modern Quilts – Fabric Part I was published and this week we are continuing the theme of fabric. So far I have talked about solids or fabrics that read as solid but that is not to say that prints cannot be used in modern quilts.  They most certainly can! My On the Plus…

cut&alter :: Modern Quilts – Fabric Part I

Last week I gave you a brief introduction to modern quilts and their history. Over the next few weeks I am going to explore different facets of modern quilts in more depth. But before we start on this I have something to say: there are no hard and fast rules in modern quilting just as…

cut&alter Christmas 18 QAL :: Week 10 – Block 9

Welcome to Week 10 of the Christmas 18 QAL and here is the final block, Block 9 …. as you may notice this pic shows the block nearly made up – whoops!  Having just gone back into my photos I can’t find a finished block – but you get the idea.  I couldn’t even take…

cut&alter Christmas 18 QAL :: Week 9 – Block 8

Welcome to Week 9 of the Christmas 18 QAL and here is Block 8 …. Block 8 is another week of Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) to consolidate the skills learnt last week.  This block is again a great introduction to FPP because it is easily constructed, with cutting instructions included, and the 4 FPP blocks…

cut&alter Christmas 18 QAL :: Week 8 – Block 7

Welcome to Week 8 of the Christmas 18 QAL and here is Block 7 …. Block 7 sees us learning Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) and this block is a gentle introduction to this technique.  I have also included cutting instructions which means that there is virtually no waste when making this block. My pattern testers…

cut&alter Christmas 18 QAL  ::  Week 7 – Block 6

Welcome to Week 7 of the Christmas 18 QAL and here is Block 6 …. This week we are going to make flying geese with the 4 at a time no waste method.  This method really changed how I viewed flying geese and is now my go to method.  This block is available as a…

cut&alter Christmas 18 QAL ::  Week 6 – Block 5

Welcome to Week 6 of the Christmas 18 QAL and here is Block 5 …. This week is about half rectangle triangles (HRTs) and is a quick an easy block to make up.  There is still time to take part so if you do want to make the whole quilt and join in the fun…

cut&alter Christmas 18 QAL :: Week 5 – Block 4

Welcome to Week 5 of the Christmas 18 QAL and here is Block 4 …. Block 4 of the cut&alter Christmas 18 QAL is released today and, if you have signed up, will be in your inbox shortly. This week’s block takes the half square triangles (HSTs) we have been perfecting over the first 3…

cut&alter Christmas 18 QAL :: Week 4 – Block 3

Welcome to Week 4 of the Christmas 18 QAL and here is Block 3 …. Block 3 of the cut&alter Christmas 18 QAL is released today and, if you have signed up, will be in your inbox shortly. We will be reinforcing the learning we have done on how to make 8 HSTs at a…

cut&alter Christmas 18 QAL :: Week 3 – Block 2

Welcome to Week 3 of the Christmas 18 QAL and here is Block 2 …. Block 2 of the cut&alter Christmas 18 QAL is released today and, if you have signed up, will be in your inbox shortly. We will be reinforcing the learning we did this week on how to make 8 HSTs at…

cut&alter Christmas 18 QAL  ::  Week 2 – Block 1

Welcome to Week 2 of the Christmas 18 QAL and here is Block 1 …. So today’s the day that cutting, and maybe sewing, begins.  Block 1 of the cut&alter Christmas 18 QAL is released today and, if you have signed up, will be in your inbox shortly.  We will be learning how to make…

cut&alter Christmas 18 QAL  ::  Week 1 and we’re off!

Thank you and welcome to the people who have bought my Christmas 18 pattern and are joining in with the QAL. This week we are starting off with Introductions and a Full Cutting List, should you wish to cut it all out in advance.  If you have sourced fabric to the requirements or bought the…

cut&alter Christmas 18 QAL :: Under a Week to Go!!

With just under a week to go before the start of the Christmas QAL 18 I thought I would share some alternate colourways with you – it doesn’t have to be all about Christmas!! Whilst I made my quilt in the Makower Silent Night range, which has been kitted up by The Cotton Patch for…

We have a WINNER!! cut&alter Christmas 18 QAL

The competition to celebrate the launch of my Christmas 18 QAL quilt has now closed and a winner has been picked ….. Congratulations to Jane Nicholls!! The fabric bundle from the Silent Night range by Makower will be shortly winging it’s way to you. Don’t forget that the early bird discount of 20% applies until…

cut&alter Christmas 18 QAL :: Launch Competition

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cut&alter Christmas 18 QAL :: LAUNCH DAY!!!

The day at last has arrived – and what a scorcher it is set to be.  Rather inopportune to be releasing a Christmas pattern in the middle of a heatwave but you never can tell with an English summer. Ta-da!!  I give you the cut&alter Christmas 18 QAL quilt pattern.   Herbs and flowers are covering…

cut&alter Christmas 18 Quilt Along

Way back last December, I was given the chance to work with the 2018 Christmas range of Makower fabrics. The brief was to design a quilt that could be run as a Block of the Month (BOM) or Mystery Quilt. Now I know a lot of you love your Mystery Quilts, but I can’t get…