Tag: Piecing

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Apr 5

Fanfare!!

Just a heads up for everyone, my next Mystery BOM (Block of the month) will be starting very soon!! The fabrics are picked, the design is in my head…….. just got to make it and write a few patterns now!! Those who know me know, I never really know whats going to happen with a…

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Sylvia – the lady responsible for the UKQU Website put a challenge out to us Bloggers for some new patterns and blogs with flowers as the subject.  A specific flower would be allocated to us as individuals….  now that’s just too much of a temptation for me, flowers, nature, colourful etc etc etc  so I…

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Patchwork Jacket Technique I – Piecing There are many different ways to make a patchwork jacket. I’ll talk about Piecing first. Jacket by Marijke van Welzen You can hand piece, e.g. hexagons or machine piece any kind of blocks. You can do whatever you prefer. Make sure your pattern fits as desired. Piece enough blocks…

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Hello All! I know I say this every time I write a blog, but where does the time go??   (……having fun completing a mystery BOM perhaps?)  It’s just about March already, hopefully we’re all still safe after germs & storms?  Quite possibly owners of more fabulous pieces of patchwork & quilting items? 10 months ago…

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The Dark Side – What is this mystical Dark Side and why do we want to go there? I’m sure you have heard of the particular space film legacy where the “Dark Side” is of such importance. At Strictly Quilting headquarters it is a well loved favourite and in patchwork and quilting we have the…

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Why Imperial? Some of you may know me already but for those that don’t, I’m Helen from Strictly Quilting and am one of the bloggers for UKQU website and worked on British Patchwork and Quilting magazine for four years. We have had lots of beginners join recently so we’ve been asked to think about blogs…

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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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I was idly browsing through Pinterest the other day when I came across an article called “No waste Flying Geese” by Pattie R. Anderson. I was just about to start a quilt that used flying geese blocks so I thought I would give it a try. Traditionally flying geese blocks are constructed from 3 45…

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Pony Black Sewing Needles Pony Black brings you a new generation of sewing needle that is innovative as well as meeting the highest international standards. They are nickel free, ultra-smooth and have perfect points for superior performance. They are offered in the largest range of hand sewing needle sizes for every conceivable craft including sharps,…

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Jo Hendy has a treat (or several) in store for quilters once again. I have tried hard to limit my Block of the Month (BOM) subscriptions, and I am a little ashamed to admit that I have some still waiting for me to start them (exactly how many is too many?) – and others that…

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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 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…