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Week 1 (Part II) : Broken Stones SAL

It's the second half of week 1 and we are cutting and sewing up our corner blocks. Depending on which version you are making this can be an easy chain piecing exercise or one that you need to pay attention to.  In version 1 the corner blocks are all the same.  In version 2 or if you are following version 3 here on the blog the corners are different. I posted a short video on Instagram stories which is saved to the highlight showing you how I arrange my fabric pieces when sewing the corners so I don't get mixed up.  You can see that in the Broken Stones highlight on my Instagram profile HERE.    Tips for cutting and...

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Week 1 (Part I) Broken Stones Sew Along

Hey, hey Welcome aboard week 1 of the Broken Stones Sew Along!  This sew along is going to run at a faster pace than usual as many of us are at home over the next few weeks.  I will post here on a Monday (Part I) and Thursday (Part II) for the next three weeks.  We will have a catch up week on week 4 and prize giving on the 26th April. If you are signed up to my newsletter you will receive a round up email on Fridays. This sew along is designed for everyone to choose the pace they work at.  Choose a small block and larger quilt if you have the time and check in on the...

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Distraction and Inspiration: Broken Stones Quilt & Colour Inspo

Need a bit of a distraction?  I sure do.   I released my Broken Stones Quilt pattern last week.  Timing, right? I had planned a sew along for the end of April but as many of us are at home just now I thought a sew along might just be the distraction we all need.   The Broken Stones SAL will begin on Monday 30th March.  Focusing on colour first.  You can make it as easy or as difficult as you like.  Keep up with the schedule or go back to it when you have time.  Basically I will be here for the next four weeks to assist, cheer on and distract. In the Broken Stones Quilt pattern there are...

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Aurifil February Challenge: EPP and a bit about my development process.

This months Aurifil Artisan challenge was all about English Paper Piecing. With EPP pieces being supplied by Paper Pieces.  They have an extensive selection, check them out!  After you've read this blog post of course :) I love EPP, the precision, slow stitching, all of it!  And If you have been following my Instagram account for a few years you will know I was heavily into EPP for some time.  Creating a series of Quilt Prints using this method.  Scroll way back in my feed to find them all. Back to this project.  Time was very tight on this thanks to customs holding onto my paper templates...  And I was never going to achieve a full Quilt Print in the time...

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Aurifil October Challenge

Hey, hey and welcome to the latest instalment of the Aurifil Artisan: October Challenge! This month we were asked to use at least five different coloured threads in one piece.  And of course I got carried away and decided a new quilt was in order.... Taa dah! Meet 'Paradise Circus' This design has been in the planning for a good six months with several design changes along the way.  Today we are going to chat thread and quilting! Since its first draft I have felt this quilt needed a bit of the hand quilted touch. I wanted to combine hand quilted sections along with simple machine quilting. I chose 28wt Aurifil Thread to enhance the structure of the shapes found within...

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