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Mid Year Goals – How am I doing?

It's July! Where is the year going? It seems like only a couple weeks ago that I made my new years goals for the year but here we are six months later. I thought it would be good time check in with them (no point making goals if you forget all about them).   Writing… Continue reading Mid Year Goals – How am I doing?

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Birthday Bags Part 3: Mum’s Turn

I made another bag....I'm nothing if not predictable. When I ordered my quilt fabric at christmas the store had some charm packs on offer, one of them was prefect for my mum so I bought that. I think I mentioned that before but now I've finally gotten around to making the bag she requested out… Continue reading Birthday Bags Part 3: Mum’s Turn

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Quilt Update

I said it the last post that I'm using fusible batting and I can confirm its amazing! My first four blocks are mostly quilted. To start with I stitched in the ditch around each of the patterned fabrics, then went on to add borders 1/4 inch out from those which was easy enough, just following… Continue reading Quilt Update

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My First Quilt – The Beginning

Having finished my table runner I decided to dive straight in to starting my quilt. The plan originally was 3 different blocks of each of the six patterned fabrics I've chosen. Each of which would be sashed in white and then joined and bordered in white too (or maybe bordered in yellow or navy if… Continue reading My First Quilt – The Beginning

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Quilted Table Runner: Finished!

My last update on my table runner was photos of the three top blocks pieced. Well now only about a month later I've managed to finish the whole thing. The one big problem I had (and it was big) was my attempt at basting. I bought pins, but they took two weeks to get here… Continue reading Quilted Table Runner: Finished!

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Table Runner Update

At the start of the month I decided to make a table runner to practice my quilting and to test out all my new quilting goodies that I got for Christmas. I also wanted to test out my poplin cotton against regular quilting cotton to make double sure it would work (instead of finding out… Continue reading Table Runner Update

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Getting into Quilting

This is going to be my year of quilting. I'm going to make my first quilt. I got everything I need for Christmas. The plan was to start straight off having 'practiced' on my table mats. In reality, I didn't do as much quilting on the table mats as I wanted to as I ran… Continue reading Getting into Quilting