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I love the Gower. The coastline is one of the best in the UK, sandy beaches that are quiet even at the peak of summer, blue seas and green lush countryside. On the western side, you can even catch some breakers and try surfing but my favourite beach is Oxwich Bay. You drive down from…

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Have you ever made a Vision Board?  I paid good money to go on a workshop for one and most of the time was spent sat on the floor with our eyes closed, being told to picture what we wanted to achieve in our lives.  We then had to find pictures in magazines to match…

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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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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, last time, we made simple crosses, and this time, a few extra ideas… This time, I started with a background square, but I made a strip from three pieces, two white and one red. As before, I cut the square about 1-1/2 inches bigger than the desired final block (so, for a 5-inch finshed…

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Well, as most of my informative years were in the 80s I couldn’t help but think of this when hearing about the challenge for the Ice Quilt Sew-a-Row, designing a quilt for the UKQU website. You can read the full story of the Ice and Fire quilts in October’s issue of British Patchwork and Quilting…