Tag Archives: Patchwork

A quick way to make a block of squares

I like scrappy quilts. Small squares are a nice way of showing off lots of prints, but it can be time consuming. This quick way of jumbling up the prints while quick piecing squares is definately one to remember.

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Getting side tracked

For the last few weeks, I’ve been away from the screen a lot. I’ve been jotting down ideas for blog posts, and in some cases getting them nearly ready to go. I knew I had loads of posts scheduled, so … Continue reading

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The last of the Festival of Quilts 2019

This is my final selection of pictures from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. These are the ones that didn’t group together nicely with any of the others. For example, this one on the left, … Continue reading

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Hexagons at the Festival of Quilts 2019

My very first experience of patchwork was with hexagons. I must have been about 6 or 7, and I made it with offcuts from my rag doll’s dresses. I still have the dresses, and Beth still watches over my desk … Continue reading

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Compass quilts at the Festival of Quilts 2019

I love a good compass block. And here are some absolute corkers from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. How they keep track of all those tiny pieces of fabric beats me. When I made … Continue reading

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Flowers and trees at the Festival of Quilts 2019

If you have ever tried to draw a tree properly, you will know that it is harder than it looks. Somehow, drawing the shapes you see doesn’t always lead to a credible tree picture. Which makes translating it into fabric … Continue reading

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Log cabin at the Festival of Quilts 2019

Today’s theme is the log cabin block. A scrappy¬† log cabin is great fun to do, but scale is important, as the block grows quickly. Unless you are using tiny strips, which gives a lovely result. In one of these … Continue reading

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Clothing and dolls at the Festival of Quilts 2019

There are always some sections at these quilting events where things other than quilts are on display. These three dimensional works often result in clothing, and in the case of the Festival of Quilts 2019, also dolls. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Landscapes at the Festival of Quilts 2019

These landscape quilts from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham really show what can be done with a pictorial quilt. Some are full blown pictures, while others use blocks to show the skyline in a … Continue reading

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Leah Higgins at the Festival of Quilts 2019

This week’s post from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, comes from a display called¬†Deconstruction-Reconstruction-Evolution Leah Higgins. She took inspiration from industries that have touched her life, and mapping change. And in doing so, she … Continue reading

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