Author: Cheryl Davies

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My sewing has been in the doldrums for months and months – a combination of a lack of enthusiasm, a lack of inspiration and a 9 month old granddaughter (who is wonderful!).   My sewjo had gone completely AWOL! About 2 years ago I had the mad idea that I wanted to make a rainbow quilt. …

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KISS – Keep It Simple Stupid! Now, please don’t be offended – I am not calling any of you stupid! Nor am I suggesting that everything you do should be simple. However, there are times when we either want a simple project that we can complete relatively quickly, or we need the dreaded present that…

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Note: You might see some terms that you don’t understand – you can find explanations by referring to this blog:  https://ukqu.co.uk/hints-and-tips-terms-used-in-patchwork-and-quilting/ This blog relates to general patchwork / quilting. Any recommendations for specific products are items I use – I have no affiliation to any of the companies mentioned. How did I get into this?…

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I had a grand idea – I decided I was going to make a HST (half square triangle) quilt. I knew I wanted to make it a blue and white quilt. I saw a stunning range of fabric (Shibori II by Moda). I knew this would be perfect for what I wanted. I immediately ordered…

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A quilt and part of a group of friends Let me tell you a story. It is about a quilt and a group of friends. But the story changes – it eventually becomes a story about one friend. We are a group of quilting friends. Two of those friends (Elaine and Ruth) had been quilting…

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“Would you be interested in doing a book review?” Sylvia said. “It will be fun” she said. Well ok – maybe she didn’t say that bit! I jumped at the chance. I have always been an avid reader of both fiction and non fiction (usually historical) so how difficult could it be? The book is “Threads of…

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Disclaimer: All comments and opinions expressed are my own ……..  We all interact online these days.  Most of you who are reading this will interact with others who have a hobby in common – Quilting and Patchwork.  But we can sometimes get a bit heated when we believe that we have the “right” way to…

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Well I finally did it! I hope you are not too bored with The Beast, but this will be my last blog about it because I have finished it! Very briefly, it is a memory quilt for my daughter made from my late husband’s Ospreys Rugby shirts. It has been going on for at least…

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This is my #notgoing blog – as in #notgoing to Festival of Quilts. I sometimes think that I would love to go – then I think no. I would love to see the quilts on display and the shopping opportunities, but who am I kidding? I am not good at crowds, and find Malvern Spring…