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Did you guess correctly?  Have you worked out the pattern? Again, there is more than one way to make Quarter Square Triangle blocks, choose the method you are most comfortable with.  Once again, our unfinished block size is 6 1/2″. This method creates two quarter square triangles. We are cutting our squares bigger and will trim…

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Day 3 and today we are making a Rail Fence Block. (Noticed the pattern yet?) The Rail Fence block is  great one for beginners as there are no seams to match when it comes to joining them. You will need three pieces of fabric, each piece measuring 2 1/2″ x 6 1/2″. You can use…

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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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A gentle start for you today as we begin with the humble square.  It may be the simplest of blocks, but the humble square can be very versatile, using different colour combinations to create complex patterns or combinations of sizes to add interest. For our quilt, we will need one square, 6 1/2″ square. Come…

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It’s exactly what it says, over the course of the next 12 days, you will receive the instructions for one block until 12 blocks are made. On the thirteenth day I will give you the details for the sashing, cornerstones and putting the quilt altogether.  By the end of the fortnight, you will have a completed quilt…

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We asked Margaret Attfield, who won the final Janome M100 QDC given away this year about her quilting journey .. in her own words: I think my quilting journey really began with fashion. From a very early age, I loved new dresses and watched my mum whip up clothes for all us kids on her…

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UKQU has a fantastic range of quilting experts from around the country who, once a year, gather together for the ‘Bloggerati Retreat’. The one this year is due shortly in November and we are certainly looking forward to it. Which brings me onto my plan to write a few Blogs on retreats. (Sewing ones obviously,…

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“You’re standing there just smiling quietly to yourself,” said the woman in the fabric store. I’m not a person who smiles readily, so was pondering this observation until I realised that I’m never happier than when in a fabric shop – shelves and racks of glowing bolts of loveliness, running for tens of metres, disappearing…

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When I was first exposed to quilting, it was because some mums in an online group were doing it. They were all amazingly excellent at it and I started by (very badly) copying what they were doing. With their enormous support, I slowly improved my skills and developed my own likes and dislikes. Sure, I…

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I’ve spent most of the summer travelling and now it’s back to work. There changes going on at home so it’s been difficult getting back into the swing of making, but tidying my fabric boxes has been inspirational.  Watch the video to find out more. Hope this inspires you to take your scraps and turn…

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Home from Festival of Quilts and the airwaves are positively humming! There are lots of topics of conversation, but the one that has leapt out at me is the thorny issue of Categories. I thought I could write about this – a bit about the why and a bit about the category definitions, and what…

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Half way through the year and I’ve kept up my New Year Resolution (Amazing! I know here we are in June and I’ve still kept with a New Years resolution!!) of learning a new quilty technique each month!! Our village school, where one of my grandsons attends (as did his Dad and his two Aunties,…