Quilting is tough but luckily quilters are tough too. Although to the untrained eye, patchwork and quilting might seem like a lovely, gentle hobby (and in many ways it is), but it is actually very physically demanding. Many aspects of making a quilt are tough on your mind and body, but today we’re going toContinue reading “Quilting Is Tough”
It’s time for another “Cushion of the Month” project and as summer starts to show here in the UK (sort of…the weather is still a bit mixed here in true north of England style!) I thought it was time to take some inspiration from a more summery part of the world. Tiled floors and wallsContinue reading “Moroccan Tile | June Cushion of the Month”
Visible mending has always been something on my list of “things I’d like to try”, especially as I love sashiko style stitching so much. Then I had the perfect excuse to bump it up the list because the May Aurifil Artisan challenge theme is visible mending. I chose Aurifil 100% cotton 12wt as it’s perfectContinue reading “Visible Mending”
A series of monthly patchwork cushion tutorials in 2022 couldn’t go by without a nod to something very special that’s happening. This year Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first British monarch to celebrate their Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service. The Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend takes place in early June with events and activitiesContinue reading “Jubilee Celebration | May Cushion of the Month”
Spring has certainly sprung so I though it was time for some more “themed” quilting motifs to match your seasonal projects. I’ve got ideas for free motion quilting, walking foot quilting and hand quilting to share with you, with quick tutorials on how to achieve each one. Theming your quilting to coordinate with the projectContinue reading “Seasonal Quilting Motif Ideas II”
It’s time for another of my “Pillow of the Month” projects and for April I’m bringing you a little buzz of Spring. I know bees are very popular at the moment on home dec type items (and I love bees too) but I wanted to design a bee-themed patchwork cushion without there actually being anyContinue reading “Beehive | April Cushion of the Month”
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