Category Archives: Free Patterns

Be Kind to Yourself – Ideas on a Relaxing Season

The 12 Days of Christmas were traditionally for celebrating the season and, in modern times, there is also a certain amount of retail therapy thrown in. From buying or making gifts for friends to that little something for ourselves. This year my purchase whilst out Christmas shopping was a lovely pair of reindeer earrings. They…

Clara’s Garden Quilt designed by Lynn Goldsworthy for Makower

Makower’s well know designer, Lynn Goldsworthy created this lovely quilt using their Clara’s Garden fabric range.  It could be adapted to use stash or scrappy fabrics and however your choose to make this lovely quilt make sure you show off the makes at the UK Quilters facebook. There’s lots more poppig up this week and…

Puzzle Quilt Block 8

The final block for the Puzzle Quilt is called Hartford Hope and is a variation of the Hope of Hartford block. It has quarter-square triangle units (which we have come across in several of the previous blocks) and squares. However it has a slightly different construction technique which involves a partial seam. This is an…

Discovering the Quilting Community – A Newbie Quilters’ Experience

Entering the first large sized quilt I ever made into the Festival of Quilts 2019 was an experience. As a newbie quilter, I think if I had realised the grandeur and the prestige of the competition and the enormity of the event, I might have been too intimidated to enter it. Luckily, ignorance is bliss…