Tag: flowers

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Like most of you we have spent the most of our time in the garden this summer and I thought I would share some photos with you. This is one of our sunflowers which grew to 8′ tall, lucky to catch the bee collecting pollen.   Then I got luckier when the damsel fly visited.…

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One thing I love about appliqué is that you can make it as complicated or as simple as you like.  With raw edge appliqué you can create images that have a childlike quality.  Something fresh and simple can be pleasing to the eye.  This was the motivation behind the creation of this Appliquéd Flower block.…

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How many of us started our patchwork journey with making up hexagons? I know I did for one, many moons ago. Hexagon quilts go back in history as far back to the 17th century. EPP..English Paper Piecing is a very relaxing form of handsewing and can be picked up to stitch anywhere..long journeys.. the dentist…

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Are you enjoying all the different flower blocks and the different techniques used?  I’ve loved seeing them all. This is my second block and this time I had in mind summer days and daisy chains.  Do you remember school playtimes, sat on the field making bracelets and necklaces of daisies?  They were happy days and…

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There is so much joy and delight in a flower garden. Gardeners work with nature to create an ever-changing display of beauty, and flowers are so beautiful and so transient. We want to celebrate them as they pass so quickly. How many of us can remember our mother’s flower garden with forget-me-nots, roses, chrysanthemums and…

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So I’ll finish. . . or maybe not. I’m great at starting, just not so great at finishing. There are various reasons for this. I lose interest in a project usually once I’ve done the ‘interesting’ bit. Sometimes that is the piecing or the basic stitching of an applique; sometimes it is just the designing…

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Last week was my birthday and my neighbour very kindly brought round a little bunch of flowers. When I arranged them I found the perfect mat to place them and was amazed how the colours matched up to my rainbow mat. The pattern for the mat can be found here.. ukqu.co.uk/shops/lyn-butler/ This prompted me to…

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Makower have launched yet another fantastic fabric range called Spring. Makower were good enough to send samples of this latest fabric range to UKQU, and the wonderful people at UKQU sent some to me to review. One of their latest ranges called Spring, consists of 20 fabrics plus a panel.  I received a sample of…

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Welcome back, and thank you once again for taking time to read my blog, this time I’m writing this with love and laughter in my heart but with tears in my eyes. There have been many studies showing that patchwork and quilting is a fabulous hobby for relieving stress, and it proves that it can…

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Hi everyone Finally after several months of doodling, drawing, cutting, stitching and quilting the quilt is completed and we’re ready to start Block 1. The pattern and accompanying tutorial video is available from the online website shop here, and for those of you who want to purchase the Fabric Pack from Cottonpatch direct its available…