Tag: patchwork

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When I first started to learn P&Q my teacher at the time, who was not the ‘usual’ P&Q teacher I now realise, did recommend labelling your quilts and I have to say I agree with her. (Thanks, Barbara for getting me started!) ‘Why?’ You may ask. Firstly, it records who made the quilt. ‘But I…

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Out of My Comfort Zone – Part 1 Last year when I got my new super duper sewing/embroidery/quilting machine (big birthday present and Christmas) I realised that I needed to step out of my comfort zone of tried and tested blocks to learn something new and perhaps push myself a little harder!! I’m absolutely no…

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All is not what it might seem today!   Check the date before you look any further! Someone commenting on the foolish blogs posted today only might just win a lovely Riley Blake bag.   And no that’s no joke either! Go look around our lovely website, and see what you can see.  In doing so you might…

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I finally decided what to make my mum for her 70th birthday. I ran out of time to get a big quilt done (and I’m still working on Xander’s from 2 years ago…) but I found this gorgeous Bernatex orchid panel on our Facebook destash page. It’s a bit wonky but that happens sometimes, fabrics…

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This one is a little long, for that I apologise but felt I wanted to share the following. I work two days a week in a very high pressured business, on top of my editor work for British Patchwork and Quilting. They have been trying an idea to see if it helps with managing the…

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All good things come to an end, and this is the final competition of this series. Don't despair as we are working on new ideas to keep you on your toes. Grosvenor Shows will be displaying all our winners from the ten Competitions at their Autumn circuit later this year, starting with The Great Northern…
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The penultimate competition for entries to the UKQU website exhibition with Grosvenor Shows that will be travelling with their events from the Great Northern Quilt Show in Harrogate until the Springfield Show in Spalding at the end of 2019.   Make a date in your own diary to go along and see our first exhibition for yourself.…
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You’ve spent ages piecing your quilt top and the excitement mounts as all your blocks form into rows and then one big quilt top.  You stand back to admire your work and you can’t wait to move onto layering it up ready for quilting.  To get the full effect, you take your completed top to…

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Loving something with its “warts and all” is loving it in spite of any obvious blemishes or scars. Sometimes you make or receive a quilt that isn’t quite perfect, or even a long way off perfect, but it can still be loved, warts and all. I consider myself an average quilter – I can, if…

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Quick free pattern finds. Who else has got to February and not thought about Valentine’s Day? We’re approaching our 25th wedding anniversary (think it’s next year?!) but we do still try and do something around Valentine’s – even if it is just a takeaway! But have I thought about making anything, been out shopping for…

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Bradford and Watling BOM Port and Starboard Block 4 Although this package arrived in early December, Christmas and New Year delayed my review on this block but I’ve finally been able to complete it. Once again, when I opened the package, the pieces for Block 4 were neatly presented and labelled in packets.  I took…

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Welcome to 2019. I hope you are feeling inspired after your Christmas celebrations and ready to start the new Stitching year. I usually start off the new year by trying to finish one U.F.O. But I’m afraid this year I have so many new projects running through my head that I haven’t even looked to…