Tag: Piecing

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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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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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Bradford and Watling’s BOM Flock of HSTs Block 3 With lots of recent family commitments, I wasn’t able to get round to making this block until a couple of weeks after I received it but as before, I was eager to complete it to add to the two previous blocks. As with earlier blocks, the…

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This three-triangle unit was, I think, given its name by Doreen Speckmann because the centre triangle resembles a mountain peak and the two side triangles are the spikes anchoring it to the ground. It is not the easiest of units to cut or piece and the most precise way to get those points really sharp…

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Christmas means so much to so many people. Our childhood memories of the celebrations and the family time are just so special. As a young adult I decided that Christmas was something we create for others, and in doing so, we create it for ourselves. And that is why we have the traditions, the ceremonies,…

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How important is it that your quilt is ‘perfect’? Do all the points and seams have to match exactly? Does your colour choice have to meet with universal approval? Should your stitch-in-the ditch stay there and never deviate? Should your quilting stitches be beautifully even and neat and accurate? Or, alternatively, why are you making…

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Bradford and Watling’s BOM Alison Glass Double Cross Block 1 I’ve started – and I’ll definitely continue! The first thing having signed up to this BOM was I was asked which colourway I’d like to review. Initially there was a choice from two but I believe this is being extended. I chose the ‘Alison Glass…

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Bradford and Watling’s new Block of the Month As one of UKQU’s bloggers, I’m absolutely thrilled to have been asked to make 6 blocks from a new Block of the Month pattern produced by Bradford and Watling and report back on it in my blogs. I’ve only been quilting just over 2 ½ years (although…

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The Saturday morning girls are always quick to adopt new ideas and find pretty much everything we do (except hand sewing) really exciting. Lola chose to work from the picture of St Basil’s Basilica and the other 4 decided to use the picture of the Dead Sea. Just to remind you, the girls’ challenge was…

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Patchwork Jacket Technique I – Piecing There are many different ways to make a patchwork jacket. I’ll talk about Piecing first. Jacket by Marijke van Welzen You can hand piece, e.g. hexagons or machine piece any kind of blocks. You can do whatever you prefer. Make sure your pattern fits as desired. Piece enough blocks…

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The best of the show from NSW is a work by Pamela Brockwell entitled Star Link. This quilt beautifully displays the skill of the quiltmaker in piecing, applique and quilting. The use of colour values in each star makes this quilt glow and the stars almost seem to twinkle.The circles around the edge are each…