March Patchwork Challenge – For all abilities

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Spring has sprung and the crocuses are finally poking their way out of the ground and creating a purple carpet on the dullest section of my drive to work. They really make me smile. I did not have the same … Continue reading

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Inspirations in Colour – Kaffe Fassett

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I took mum to a fascinating lecture last night at Huddersfield University, which was being held by Huddersfield Textile Society. It hadn’t been publicised that well, but that was just as well because the hall was packed out with women … Continue reading

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Sewing the right pattern for February’s patchwork

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Having managed to make a total disaster of my first attempt at the February patchwork challenge square – or rather the wrong square – I found time on Saturday to attempt the right pattern. I hate it when things beat … Continue reading

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Getting a bit cocky with a KAL

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When I’m not making a mess of sewing I’ve been just about keeping up with the Ysolda Teague Knit along – Follow your arrow 2.  But having looked at some of the lovely design that the other options were creating I … Continue reading

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Cutting fabric – for the wrong pattern

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My February patchwork challenge is providing me with a lot of mental stimulation, as I’m new to sewing patchwork and have been finding triangles challenging to do well. So when a couple of girls from the knitting group that this … Continue reading

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February patchwork challenge – triangles anyone?

Despite protesting how much I hate cutting and sewing triangles, my friend has released a beast for the February patchwork challenge. Apologies, if like me you are a novice patchworker – this one looks tricky. Union Square The quilter’s cache … Continue reading

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I can’t paint, but who cares?

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Saturday provided a lovely day to catch up with a friend I’ve not seen since Christmas and use the Christmas present she bought me – a voucher for a day painting pottery. I have to be honest, I thought this … Continue reading

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