Broken needles

It really is true that practice makes perfect, or maybe not perfect but certainly I see improvements with practice! I started the quilting design on my hexagon patchwork quilt and was doing great, my stitching was becoming more even and I was really getting into the flow of free motion quilting and then my needle […]

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Patchwork hexagons: quilting design

As you may have read, I’m a novice in the world of free motion quilting with the recent cushion cover being my test design. Wanting something a little more fancy for the actual quilt I’ve been searching for inspiration and found this blog post via Pinterest. Geta, a Romanian quilter shows how simple it is […]

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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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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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