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Hi All! Its been a while again!  Life keeps over taking me, where is this year going at such a rate of knots?!!….. Loads of new designs this year, TV stuff and prep for a fabulous Irish retreat in a couple of weeks!!  The design for the retreat is a Mystery at the moment, I can’t…

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Sunflowers!!! This mystery is all about happy, cheerful, warmth and creativity…..I hope!! That’s certainly how I see it anyway. Sunflowers are my happiest flower (freesias my best smelliest!). Yellow is my favorite colour, it personifies ‘happy’ for me, (a warm yellow mind, I’m not into acid yellows, they jar the nerves a bit) so I…

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Free, easy PDF pattern to download Using a very basic block, which is also easy to piece together, and repeating it for a whole quilt can create a stunning end result with minimum fuss and stress. This free quilt uses strips from three different solid fabrics to create a striking quilt, but you could also…

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Visiting a fabric store is just what the doctor should order every quilting and sewing enthusiast to do, especially when you haven’t been able to get out and visit one recently. PANICO’s, my favourite fabric store is 100 miles away in Stockton-on-Tees. I visit it every time I go to the North East to my…

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Hawaiian Inspired Flower Block. Hawaiian Inspired Flower Block Another brilliant idea from UKQU – a Flower Blog Hop. A trip from one blog to another but for us quilters with a fabulously free flower block at every stop! What could be better for us than sharing our passion for patterns… When the call went out…

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Jun 30

Be Lovely!!

So here I sit broken hearted, forgot my password and can’t get started!!!  😂 …….. Hi Everyone! I wasn’t at all sure what I would be wittering on about today other than the Mystery Quilt BOM’s, but I’ve just found an accidental topic! Older age and technical stuff during lockdown! Now, I thought I was…

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I’ve been designing a new sampler quilt recently for people that would like to expand their knowledge as a follow on from my beginner’s quilt workshops. Incorporating lots of different techniques in the blocks, I’m planning on running this on a monthly basis and I was thinking that perhaps creating a Quilt Block Keeper Bag…

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How small a scrap of fabric do you keep? The answer is different for everyone. Some scraps I have are tiny but I might just need that particular shade of blue for an appliquéd eye at some point. So during lockdown I have vowed to tackle my scraps and reduce the ever-expanding bags/boxes that grow…

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I don’t know about you but when this lockdown started I felt a little glum. I found I had lots of time on my hands and, rather than let myself get stuck in a downward spiral, I decided that I would try and do what mental health professionals suggest is a good way to battle…

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I drink a lot of tea and always worry about leaving cup marks on tables and furniture. As a result I have quite a few coasters and mug rugs strategically placed throughout my home. With Easter around the corner, let’s make an easter egg mug rug, or two, or ten….. Materials Easter inspired or Spring…

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Just a quick and easy pattern for you today, brilliant for appliqué and hand sewing. My friend, Veronica, showed me one she had made and said how fantastic it was. It really is, such a simple idea but you’ll find it so useful. Requirements 4″ Square of fabric. If you have smaller hands, then 3½”…

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This time we are going to make a circle scarf with a hidden pocket*; great for when you don’t want to bring a handbag. The pocket is large enough to fit e.g. mobile phone, money, keys, cards or other personal essentials. To make a scarf, you need a larger piece of fabric, ideally 1.5m (59″) long…