Category: Patterns

October 19, 2018
Twin Needling Roundup

This week rounds up the end of my current block of classes where we've been learning about twin needle quilting.     My ladies had several patterns to choose from, and as always, they completely rose to the challenge of a new technique   Just check out these amazing results!   Mosaic Cushion (pattern available […]

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October 14, 2018
Chenille Workshop

  Yesterday was my Chenille Workshop, and I've been beavering away this past week getting samples ready.     My ladies learned how to make a fluffy, tactile texture in their fabrics, and turn it into a snuggly cushion or a soft and useful bathmat.     We learned about how cutting across the bias […]

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September 19, 2018
Tweed Applique Bag

Well 'Storm Ali' has made herself known here today!   Lots of trees down and debris scattered everywhere.   Thankfully no loss of power where I live, and I'm also thankful I'm flying to Patchwork in the Peaks (Morzine, France) tomorrow and not today!     As you know I'll be teaching my Denim Applique […]

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September 12, 2018
Autumn Table Projects Part 2

Hello there!   As promised, I'm back to tell you about the rest of the projects on my Autumn Table!     (you can read all about projects 1-5 here)   6. Denim Washbag:     My love of repurposing denim gets everywhere!   Unfortunately I don't have a pattern written up yet for this […]

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August 12, 2018
Zippy Pouches Workshop

  Yesterday was my Zippy Pouches workshop, a day to conquer the 'Fear of the Zip'!     My courageous ladies could choose from a simple but perfectly formed 'Easy Peasy Pouch' or the 'Gracie Pouch' which included a template and a flange feature.   And just look at what they achieved!     Aren't […]

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August 6, 2018
Class Projects: September '18

Hello everyone, It's hard to believe that the summer is almost through, and attention is quickly turning to the new term of classes starting in September.     This term our (optional) class project will be Twin Needling with Fusible Bias (incorporating Stained Glass Windows).   As you can see above, there are a range […]

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June 30, 2018
Real Women Have Curves Part 2

It's the end of June and classes are now finished for the summer recess.  What a wonderful first 6 months in my new classroom!   Our ongoing heatwave here meant the classroom was quite warm on occasion, but the ladies were smokin' their creativity even more so!   You may remember Part 1 of our […]

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June 24, 2018
Toiletry Travel Bag Finishes

Two Saturdays ago I held my Toiletry Travel Bag workshop.     The classroom was buzzing as 11 ladies cut, quilted, piped and zippered their way through the workshop!     And despite a few new techniques to overcome, these are the amazing bags they produced!     Aren't they brilliant!   Well done ladies […]

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June 7, 2018
Real Women Have Curves Part 1

Hello there!   How is everyone doing?  We are already half way through the last block of classes before summer recess!   I didn't set a class project this block.  I figured I'd thrown a lot at my poor unsuspecting victims students! So instead we've been focusing on getting UFOs ticked off the list.   […]

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May 20, 2018
Applique Sailboat Cushion Workshop

Yesterday was a big day here in the UK!   There was the small detail of a Royal Wedding (and an even smaller football final!!), but the main event was happening in my classroom at Conway Mill!     6 ladies rocked up for a day of sewing, making my Denim Sailboat Cushion.   And […]

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May 10, 2018
Octosaurus Rex Quilt

Hello there!   We have just had a wonderful bank holiday weekend here in UK.  And what made it so wonderful?  The beautiful sunny weather!   I spent the bank holiday Monday in Florence Court, Enniskillen, with 2 of my girls, having lots of photo fun, and enjoying this wonderful National Trust house.     […]

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April 22, 2018
Denim Applique Sailboat Cushion Workshop

I promised to post this week about the projects on my 'Spring into Summer' Table.   Never one to break a promise, I'm starting with my Denim Applique Sailboat Cushion.     I originally designed this cushion for a summer edition of Pretty Patches Magazine.     I loved re-purposing some denim and scraps for […]

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April 2, 2018
New Class Project: Drunkard's Path

Happy April to you all!   Well despite it being 'Spring' with sweet crocuses in full bloom in my garden, today I drove through snow showers with 2 degrees registered on my dashboard! Brrrrrrr!   So let's leave the present for now, and think ahead 1 week instead, when hopefully the weather will be much […]

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March 30, 2018
Denim Hexie Bag: Class Finishes

For the past 6 weeks some very talented ladies in my classes have been beavering away on my Denim Hexie Bag Pattern.     This pattern combines techniques such as English Paper Piecing (EPP Hexies), eyelet holes, zippered pocket, handbag construction as well as some serious denim upcycling!   At times it looked like a […]

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March 16, 2018
Easter Table (part 2)!

So, I'm going to completely ignore the impending snow forecast and pretend it is spring and enjoy my narcissus and daffs and the blissfulness of denial!     With just over 2 weeks to Easter, let's crack on with part 2 of my classroom Easter table.     At the top right hand side of […]

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February 17, 2018
'Take Wing' Classes Roundup

This was the last week of our 'Take Wing' Butterfly wallhanging series.   31 brave ladies have been diving into the exacting and at times demanding technique of foundation paper piecing using Lillyella's 'Take Wing' butterfly pattern.   And just look at some of the results!     Aren't they majestic!   Each one a […]

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February 13, 2018
Kitty Cat Quilt

Hello there!   How is your week going so far?  I hope you are getting time to fit in a little sewing therapy!   My eldest daughter has recently started to work for me on a part-time basis, which frees me up to attend to pressing deadlines!  Oh how I love having a creatively talented […]

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November 29, 2017
Take Wing Butterfly Wallhanging

It's getting much colder here!  Brrrrr! Winter has most definitely arrived!   And it's getting harder to photograph my projects outside - icy showers are never too far away!     For a while now I have been wanting to make Lillyella's Take Wing Butterfly pattern.    Butterflies hold symbolic meaning for me, and when […]

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October 19, 2017
Applique Robin Cushion Pattern

Hi there!  How's your week going so far?   I hope you are managing to fit in some sewing time.   This week has had a few twists and turns for me.  The Quilting shop where I teach announced they are closing down.  Sad news for staff and customers alike.   In better news, I […]

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June 12, 2017
Another Sew Together Bag

Happy Monday to you all!   It's almost the end of my teaching term here in Belfast.  There has been a hive of activity across my 4 classes and it's always a joy seeing completed quilts, bags, wallhangings and more.   This term, a number of my ladies have been making the Sew Together Bag, […]

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