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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…

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Modern quilts – whether you love them or hate (or are somewhere in between) it certainly looks like they are here to stay.  Whilst the definition of a modern quilt is often the cause for heated debate, “What exactly is the difference between a contemporary quilt and modern quilt?”, I hope to introduce you to…

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EDITED 22/01/19  This giveaway is now closed.  The winner, selected by random.org, is Mary Carrington This weekend sees the first Quilt Show of the year at Newark Showground.  It is a show run by Grosvenor Shows and this is only its second year.  I didn’t go last year but was very eager to go this year…

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I have been somewhat absent over on this website due to a variety of reasons – not least a house move.  In the end it turned out that we had one week from exchange to completion.  That was one week to pack up my longarm studio, which was large and housed a LOT of things,…

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Welcome to Week 10 of the Christmas 18 QAL and here is the final block, Block 9 …. as you may notice this pic shows the block nearly made up – whoops!  Having just gone back into my photos I can’t find a finished block – but you get the idea.  I couldn’t even take…

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Welcome to Week 9 of the Christmas 18 QAL and here is Block 8 …. Block 8 is another week of Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) to consolidate the skills learnt last week.  This block is again a great introduction to FPP because it is easily constructed, with cutting instructions included, and the 4 FPP blocks…