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Burgess Hill, West Sussex, United Kingdom
I love patchwork and quilting; I love learning new techniques and perfecting the old ones, but most of all I enjoy passing on what I have learnt to others. The most important thing is that we all have loads of fun!

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Thursday, 22 November 2012

Quilting in the Winter

In the summer I like to work on hand-piecing projects and applique, while I'm sitting on sofa in the evenings, with one eye on the telly. But now it's cold and dark, I've got back to doing some hand quilting. In a recent clear out I discovered a half-finished Quillow that I started about 10 years ago. So that is my current 'evening project'.

The brown squares are all quilted using a circular heart pattern quilting stencil; the coloured squares are all done with random wavy lines. The marking is all done using my new Frixion Pen, which will disappear when I hover the hot iron over it.
It's all  bit hard work because I had used a fairly thick polyester wadding. Not what I normally use in quilts these days, although I do find Quillows are better with a thicker wadding,

Monday, 19 November 2012

Paths That Cross

Managed to do some work on blocks for the Paths That Cross quilt.
So far we've had two lessons for planning and making templates and one lesson making the Doris's Delight block.Component parts for the block are:Chevron Patches - made using Freezer Paper templates, following my usual technique of making things larger than required and then trimming them down to size. 
Here are the fabrics with their templates attached....

.... and here are the untrimmed and trimmed patches.

Square in a Square - a 3" square in the centre; two 3" squares cut into triangles to surround it. 
 As usual - make it large, then trim it down.

Half-Square Triangles - Green square and pink square face to face. Sew 1/4" each side of the diagonal. 
 Cut down the middle, press open and trim to size.
 Now I have all the component pieces....
....just need to put them together. One down - seven to go!!