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Festival of Quilts, part 1: What I bought

On Sunday I went to the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham for the first time with my mother-in-law-to-be. It was incredibly cool. Beautiful quilts as far as the eye can see, plus loads of shopping. And I got to meet Katy and Tacha from Fat Quarterly, who were so nice. I don’t know about everyone […]
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Poppy’s birthday placemat

Poppy’s birthday is coming up so I quilted her a bright, cheery placemat and a mug rug/coaster to go with it. I made up the patterns – so of course I forgot seam allowances. The squares should be…square. Here’s hoping Poppy doesn’t notice!¬†The fabric I used is Lecien Flower Sugar. The mug rug was an […]
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Upcycled hen night top

Next month I’m marrying my best friend, Ed. On Friday night, to help me celebrate, some of my wonderful friends took me out for a hen night on the town. Nothing too crazy, mind, but very good fun. And there was dancing. I was instructed to wear white but I honestly don’t own much white. […]
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Shot cotton star quilt

I decided to try something a bit more adventurous than previously planned for my Kaffe Fassett shot cottons. The star block from the Summer Sampler Series Quilt Along at Fresh Lemons really caught my eye. This is a paper pieced block which is a totally new technique for me. I have piles of paper triangles, […]
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Stash update

I’ve been doing some shopping! First, some Kaffe Fassett shot cottons. I love these fabrics and am hoping to make a quilt with them. What I have in mind is something like a lap version of the Whirligig quilt from Fresh Quilting or the Piano Keys quilt Spool are so fond of. These are hard […]
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Shirt-stripes summer skirt

Wee! I made a skirt! When Kaffe Fassett’s Spring collection came out my favourite print hands down was the shirt-stripes in green. I just love the bright colours – the green and fuschia and turquoise are so pretty together. I could just picture it as a skirt. At the weekend I was dragging Ed around […]
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Grey curly scarf

A few months ago we went to the Stitch and Craft show and visited Erica at Debonnaire. DSD fell for the display sample of this grey curly scarf and couldn’t understand that we couldn’t just buy it – we had to buy the wool and actually knit it. I like having sewing and knitting projects […]
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Improvised mug rugs

Ed’s constantly after me not to set my drinks on the arms of our sofas. It’s so tempting because they have big flat arms. So instead of always grabbing a book or piece of paper, I finally managed to sew up something fun to put our mugs on. Mug rugs! This is my first stab […]
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Knitted jumper dress

This raspberry-coloured jumper dress is the most substantial knitting project I’ve made. This pattern is the Girl’s cap sleeved spring top by Shellee Floyd, found on Ravelry.     I won’t share the pattern here because it is $5, but if you do get the pattern and you‚Äôd like to try turning it into a […]
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