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Or tales from a quilter's studio.


Kaleido Stars' Big Sister.

After creating the Kaleido Stars (Mystery ) quilt pattern I started to see the potential for a more intricate design if I multiplied the amount of blocks, rotated them and connected the ‘ribbons’.

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Kaleido Stars Quilt.

The Kaleido Stars (a.k.a Mystery) quilt pattern is now available as a single set of instructions. It was previously supplied as a set of 4 instructions plus initial fabric requirements and cutting instructions.

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Mystery Quilt design unveiled

I’m so happy that there has been a good amount of excitement from the sew along participants for the 1st April, when the final instructions and layout of the completed design were emailed out.

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Tesserae Stars.

I’m excited to show you my new quilt pattern. Since I was young I have been drawn towards ethnic and eastern designs, especially intricate mosaic tiles in places like Morocco and India.

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Gallery of Blocks.

There have been some participants quick off the mark this month, so I thought that I would do a short share with you all of some of the great combinations of blocks made so far ..

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Mystery Quilt Month 2 Blocks.....

I am so chuffed with all of the Mystery Quilt Month 1 blocks that have been made and photographs shared. there have been lots of lovely feedback and all seem to be thoroughly enjoying it.

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Fantastic Blocks and where to find them.

The Mystery Quilt Along is definitely underway, with a wide array of colours and styles of fabric being used. Two people, like me, are making 2 versions - a bright one and a more subtle style

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A New Year, a New Quilt...

I hope that you have all had a good Christmas break and are looking forward to a healthy 2022. Did you get to see family? We had a mixed time, with one side only able to do doorstep present dropping...

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2022 Mystery Quilt...

Who’s up for a Mystery? I’ve been working on a really cool Mystery quilt pattern over the last few weeks. It’s been so hard not to show everyone any more than the fabrics and colours that I’ve used!!

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Sew Along and more...

We had a great time in the Facebook Group during the Star Gazing Sew Along week in September. Lots of different fabric choices which make a difference to the finished look of the block.

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Star Gazing Sew Along...

I’ve been having a lot of fun recently making up my Star Gazing Block, which has spurred me on to host a short Sew Along. It will start on 20th of September and will mainly be hosted in my Facebook Group.

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The story part 2...

Continuing on the the theme of fusing different classic patchwork blocks, after Granny Stars Quilt and Cushions, I had a play around and came up with my next pattern. Now what to call it???

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The story continued...

After having my Hopscotch and Rainbow Starburst patterns featured in Quilt Now magazine I was hoping that this would be the start of many more. Unfortunately as we all now know, the Covid-19 pandemic hit, and we were all put into lockdown.

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How it all started...

Hi All. I’d like to take this newsletter to properly introduce myself and showcase some of my patterns. I’ve been interested in crafts since I was young, and like many of us have been guided and encouraged by family members past and present.

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Time to wrap it up!

A few years ago I used to use my Etsy shop for selling items that I had made, such as bags, book and device covers. This was a great way of using up fabrics that I had bought and making a bit of money too.

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Time for some Star Gazing.

My latest block design was inspired by Moroccan tiles, and will be featured in a full quilt pattern called Star Gazing very soon - when I've managed to fit in quilting it! I decided that it might be fun to release the block pattern for free first of all...

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When you reach a Crossroads...

Inspired by the disappearing 4 patch method, which is so versatile with whatever size square you are starting with, I got to thinking about how it could be varied by changing the placement of colours and cutting points.

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Your Granny always knows best!

I have always admired the crocheted Granny Squares and have a soft spot for the patchwork friendship star block, so it got me thinking about how to combine the two.

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The importance of Friendship

During the events of 2020 I have been fortunate to have the support of old and new friends. We have kept each other going in online meet ups and sharing social media posts. In light of this I have designed this pattern.

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