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Friday dawned bright and beautiful, which was nice after all the rain and stuff we have been having.   Just as well since Carol was picking me up 8.30 for a trip to Harrogate Show Ground for Grosvenor Shows’ Spring Quilt Show! As local shows go this is one of the best!   When we arrived it…

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I had a grand idea – I decided I was going to make a HST (half square triangle) quilt. I knew I wanted to make it a blue and white quilt. I saw a stunning range of fabric (Shibori II by Moda). I knew this would be perfect for what I wanted. I immediately ordered…

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Day 2 is here and today we are making a Half Square Triangle block. There are more than one way to make this block, the method I’m using creates two half square triangles. The spare one you can keep for later, or keep it as a bonus block towards another project. You will want a block…

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Have you ever had one of those moments when you’ve seen something and thought, ‘Why have I not tried this method before? Well, if you are like me you’ve either never seen it or never really taken notice of something right under your nose when you have been searching for tips/ideas. I was looking for…

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I am in the process of making a baby quilt for a new niece who will be arriving in a couple of months. The fabric has been selected, washed, and pressed, and I designed a block based on the Wedding Ring block .     This is not the same as the later (circa 1920)…

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A friend of mine has been following advice from Pat Sloan (she is one of the ladies who is responsible for The Splendid Sampler), about using starters and enders. She starts with squares of 2.5 inches, and starts and ends her patchwork sewing with this – this helps to save thread, and makes chain piecing…

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Following on from my previous post, Half Square Triangle Tutorial Part 1, here are picture tutorials on making 8 HSTs at a time or making 1 HST from triangles. 8 AT A TIME HSTs This method can be used if you want 8 HSTs in the same colourway To achieve 2 1/2″ unfinished squares cut…