Tag: wall hanging

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So often, when you run a business around quilting, you can forget to quilt for yourself for the pure enjoyment of the process.  Yet, it’s what we need to keep our creativity fresh.  After a really hectic couple of months, I made a conscious decision to have some quilting fun, just for me. Back last…

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It’s was purely by coincidence that my new pattern and class, You Touched My Heart, was ready for release in National Pet Month.  Everyone that has a pet will know how much they become a part of your life, and no matter how hard you try, they fill a big space in your heart. This…

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This painting, the Entrance to the Port at Honfleur is the one I chose to be my inspiration for the wall hanging. (See Sewing meets Seurat – Part One). The next step was adding the detail. Although Seurat’s painting style is quite relaxed his observation is exceptional and I did simplify some of the background…

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That’s nice I thought, and then I look through his catalogue.  Oh my, hundreds of paintings the same.  Lots of splodges of colours, lots of brown paintings and, did you know, Monet even painted his wife in her coffin!  Can you imagine what he would have been like if he had a smart phone! So…

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A lot of the bloggers have taken on a challenge. We were all given artists as inspiration to see what we would come up with. There are no rules, we could create a block, a quilt, a cushion, a mini quilt, a wall hanging. The possibilities are endless. As I found that lockdown has granted…

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Challenge accepted and I get given the landmark, Houses of Parliament. Thinking cap on and I was certain that what I make I would use and not put to the back of a cupboard or in a drawer never to be seen again. The decision to make a clock was a very quick one and…

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When we were asked to do the music themed quilts, it was all good fun.  There wasn’t a lot of pressure on us as it was all down to personal interpretation of the song. So the Bloggers asked for another challenge.  Its great fun, and this time we were asked to create our quilt interpretation…

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The new Library of Birmingham replaced the Central Library and was opened in September 2013. Situated on the west side of the city centre at Centenary Square, beside the Birmingham Rep and Baskerville House. There was an international competition announced to design the New Library and early August 2008, Mecanoo, and multi-discipline engineers, Buro Happold,…

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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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I have fairly recently finished a City and Guilds level 3 in Patchwork and Quilting.  I will not bore you with all the modules leading up to this but in this four part blog I will talk you through the four final pieces.  I did my course via distance learning as at the time in…

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I was totally overwhelmed by the number of people who liked the mini quilt I made for the UKQU Spring 2018 Mini Quilt Swap. I received dozens of comments and Facebook messages asking if I had bought the pattern or if I had designed it myself. It has been so popular that I have been…

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Adding corners to the back of a small wall hanging allows you to hang it on a wall very easily, here is one method of doing this: To attach corners BEFORE adding the binding, first measure the width, as you can see mine is 6.5″. Divide the width into three, approximately. This gave me a…