Patchwork cushion (and free motion quilting)

Following my initial attempts at free motion quilting, I bravely took the step of trying it out for real on my patchwork cushion front. Using a coordinating thread in a deep red colour I decided to include the word ‘home’ in my quilting, surrounded by a flower (ish) design. I really enjoyed the challenge of […]

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Watercolour – hibiscus

This is my second watercolour from Julie King’s book ‘Watercolour Flowers’, following from the tulips which I completed earlier this month. As mentioned in my previous post (Watercolour – Tulips) this is a fantastic book with step by step instructions and pull out templates on good quality watercolour paper. Definitely worth a look for any […]

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Free motion quilting 1

In some ways the creation of a patchwork quilt top is the easy part as we follow instructions to cut and piece each block. I admit I’m a little frightened of the quilting part. There are easy ways to quilt your quilt, if that’s an acceptable description! You can simply join with a single stitch […]

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Hexagon Quilt scraps

It seems strange that, in theory, I have so much more time, yet I’ve become very tardy in keeping up to date on here! Anyway, prepare for a flurry of posts as I update you on all my creativity from the past week or so. As a result of my hexagon quilt I had many, […]

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Patchwork Hexagons

I have well and truly got the patchwork bug at the moment! Inspired by a relative who’s working on her own lockdown quilt using hexagons I was eager to try hexagons for myself. Already in love with my multi-size right angle triangle cutting template I ordered a hexagon and equilateral triangle template set from Amazon. […]

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Art class – Twilight Cottage (unfinished)

As with everything in life these days, art class is on hold indefinitely. Unfortunately, we were part way through a painting of a cottage at twilight when restrictions were imposed and class cancelled. Our teacher has sent through videos for us to follow to continue with the painting but it’s not as easy as actually […]

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