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2 weeks before Christmas I decided to write a Christmas story for my grandsons, who were staying from the 21st. Aged 6 and 4 I couldn’t find a story I thought they would like, a story that had a few more words and less pictures to the page. So I decide to write them one…

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Hello all, this is my first blog, so a little bit about me. My Name is Jenny, and I have done sewing and crafting since I was a child, but I did not start doing patchwork still 2016. I was only piecing tops at first for a friend’s project, they were passed onto other people…

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Thank you Sylvia for inviting me to write this post about cruising and stitching at sea. For those of you reading this and wondering who I am …I have taught patchwork and quilting internationally for nearly 20 years ( gosh that makes me sound ancient!) and up until November last year I was a regular…

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You’ve had 12 days with 12 different blocks and today I’ll show you how to complete your quilt top. I am going to break this down into separate stages to make it easier. Just stop and start the video after each stage. 1: Cut 8 cornerstones 2 1/2″ square 2: Cut 4 strips 2 1/2″…

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Here at British Patchwork and Quilting magazine, we are always on the lookout for new talent. Joanna Kent, the editor, is in charge of all the projects that go into the magazine. She is the main point of contact when thinking about publishing and can answer any initial questions you may have. My first BP&Q…

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We got to day 12 and our final block is the Woven Block. It is essential to keep checking your layout and to make sure you are joining the right pieces together. You can choose to use four different fabric for your ‘woven’ strips or you can just work with two with a third colour for…

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I’m not sure if this block has a name or not, I couldn’t find one before I did the instructions. It could have been a result of me doodling when I was designing the pattern. You could change the colours around depending on the look you prefer, so instead of 1-3 being dark to light,…

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I’ve really enjoyed making this block.  Block 10 is called Birds in the Air. It is essential that your fabric has been starched and pressed before making this block. We are cutting and sewing on the bias, starching helps to stabilise the fabric. Choose two colours, one light one dark. From the dark fabric cut:…

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The Nine patch block is our block for day nine and we are going to make itusing two contrasting fabrics. For this block, we are using 41/2″ squares. Cut 5 dark, four light (9 in total) The nine ‘patches’ are what gives the block it’s name. Arrange the blocks as shown, with the dark and…

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Our Day 8 block is the Pinwheel block and we are going to be using two contrasting fabrics. You will need two 7″ blocks of each fabric. On the lighter fabrics, draw a line from corner to corner on the reverse. Taking one lighter and one darker square, place right sides together and stitch 1/4″…

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There must be a name for this block, but I couldn’t find it anywhere. If you know the name, or if inspiration strikes and I remember it, I will add it later. The main point I wanted to demonstrate was that, with just a few basic building blocks, you can rearrange them to create an…

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Our 6 piece block is made up of two flying geese units. You need more than one to appreciate their full beauty. It helps when you make the block, to visualise how they are made. You have the geese and the sky. Just think to late summer and you see the geese migrating, they form…