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I was lucky enough to be chosen to review a product recently and I duly received a package containing two rulers, Sew Easy 60 Degree Triangle and Sew Easy Half Diamond. Like most quilters I have more than one ruler but I have very few speciality rulers so was keen to see what I thought…

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If you have visited here before you know that I am rather partial to modern quilts, so of course my review of Festival of Quilts 2019 had to be about the Modern category didn’t it?  In fact it really did because it was one of only 2 sections that I actually managed to see whilst…

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Where to begin on the journey that is improv?  It can be improvisational piecing which has myriad forms or improvisational quilting which is another topic all together! Improvise is defined as: to create spontaneously or without preparation Now we all know that there is always preparation involved in any form of patchwork and quilting but…

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After a rather long break I am back today with the next instalment in my mini Modern Quilt Series. You can find the previous post by following these links: Modern Quilts – An Introduction, Modern Quilts – Fabric Part 1, Modern Quilts – Fabric Part 2 and Modern Quilts – Design Inspiration. This time I am going to…

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Earlier in the month I wrote about the generosity of quilters.  We all know what comfort a quilt can bring and that is why so many of us quilters make for others.  There are many different charities you can support that offer quilts to people, from newborns to the end of life and everything in…

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Quilts UK has just finished and what a show it was. It is held over four days at the Three Counties Showground set at the foothills of the stunning Malvern Hills. People come from all over the country and quite often use it as a reason to meet up with friends from near and far…

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Today should have seen the next instalment in my Modern Quilt series but, as you may have guessed from the title, it isn’t! The last week seems to have passed in a blur with a trip to IKEA for bedroom furniture, new studio arrangements and the such.  With the girls heading back to school I…

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The designs for modern quilts can come from so many different design elements: architecture, nature, art to name a few.  This week I will explore several design starting points for modern quilts, Minimalism The Tate define minimalism as: an extreme form of abstract art developed in the USA in the 1960s and typified by artworks…

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So today’s blog post is not the one I intended I write!  I had planned to continue my series of posts on modern quilts with an exploration into design aesthetic but I am going to postpone that one. Last weekend saw the 7th Annual British Stitch and Quilt Village running at Uttoxeter racecourse and this…

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Last week Modern Quilts – Fabric Part I was published and this week we are continuing the theme of fabric. So far I have talked about solids or fabrics that read as solid but that is not to say that prints cannot be used in modern quilts.  They most certainly can! My On the Plus…

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Last week I gave you a brief introduction to modern quilts and their history. Over the next few weeks I am going to explore different facets of modern quilts in more depth. But before we start on this I have something to say: there are no hard and fast rules in modern quilting just as…