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Yes, but what do you DO with them?

Sound familiar? Non-quilters are inclined to ask this question – a lot.  In my life there are two piles: the ones I give away and the ones that I don’t, or haven’t yet. Those ones, and  I’m sure I’m not alone, are all sitting in a pile on my spare bed. “You should sell them!”…

Busy doing nothing?

Normally I would have spent the last few months teaching classes at my local quilt shop (The Corner Patch) and preparing for those classes. In between I might have gardened and played (sorry – ‘worked’) with Electric Quilt – perhaps designing next year’s Block of the Month classes for the shop. I would be making…

A cat nap

Now things are starting to begin to return to normal for everyone I will miss seeing all the beautiful projects that have been shown on the ukqu Facebook pages as people have had time to work on them. I have been working on a shift rota within school throughout the pandemic and I’ve been been…

Skilful Skyful Part 1: Half Square Triangles

This is the first of a series of eight blogs which will teach you different techniques used in traditional American block patchwork. Each section will include full, free instructions for two Star blocks using the technique; one easy and one more difficult, so that you can practice and develop the skills. You could use these…

The Golden Thread-indeed!

(NB The illustrations are taken from my own clothes, to avoid copyright infringement. A linen hat, greatly magnified, an embroidered silk robe, a Harris tweed jacket and a modern, non-iron, crease free dress shown at several times enlargement) I enjoyed this book so much, I wanted to share it. So……. The Golden Thread by Kassia…

How it all began…..

Recently, I have been thinking about my quilting journey over the last 3 years and how it all started for me. I have written a little bit about this in my first ever blog a couple of years ago, but I’m hoping that you’ve forgotten about that one, and I can expand a little in…