Tag: Piecing

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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…

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Jan 18

The Gower 

I love the Gower. The coastline is one of the best in the UK, sandy beaches that are quiet even at the peak of summer, blue seas and green lush countryside. On the western side, you can even catch some breakers and try surfing but my favourite beach is Oxwich Bay. You drive down from…

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Christmas means so much to so many people. Our childhood memories of the celebrations and the family time are just so special. As a young adult I decided that Christmas was something we create for others, and in doing so, we create it for ourselves. And that is why we have the traditions, the ceremonies,…

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Loving something with its “warts and all” is loving it in spite of any obvious blemishes or scars. Sometimes you make or receive a quilt that isn’t quite perfect, or even a long way off perfect, but it can still be loved, warts and all. I consider myself an average quilter – I can, if…

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Bradford and Watling BOM Port and Starboard Block 4 Although this package arrived in early December, Christmas and New Year delayed my review on this block but I’ve finally been able to complete it. Once again, when I opened the package, the pieces for Block 4 were neatly presented and labelled in packets.  I took…