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Fabric

Fabric

Sometimes I dream about fabric I love it so much. I tend to buy with no specific purpose in mind and buy only small cuts unless I'm buying a quilt backing, or need a particular length for a certain pattern.   I'm a scrappy quilter and I never need too much of any particular print.  The only time I buy more than I think I will need is if the fabric is something I collect. Until this week I only collected two types of fabric - Liberty Tana Lawn and Heather Ross prints.  I noticed, however, when I was tidying...

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Writing a Quilt Pattern is Easy - or so I thought.

Writing a Quilt Pattern is Easy - or so I thought.

About 16 months ago I decided I was going to try and create my own quilt for which I would write a pattern.  I cannot quite remember what prompted me to do that.  It probably had something to do with my youngest hitting school that year leaving me with more time on my hands. I had also realised that I didn't want to return to my career as a lawyer (from which I had had a substantial break), and was battling multiple auto immune diseases which at that time were making me unwell for significant periods.   I had had...

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Why I'm starting blogging 15 years too late?!

Why I'm starting blogging 15 years too late?!

When I was at home on maternity leave with my first baby 15 years ago I first discovered a few crafty blogs.  Through long days of what seemed like continuous feeding, or trying to settle my daughter, I saw small glimpses into the creative lives of others and I was hooked.  I had enjoyed some craft and sewing as a teenager - I used to love cross stitch and was fond of making myself a pair of shorts but these women who blogged made it look so enticing. I started to buy beautiful fabrics, mostly from local patchwork shops, and...

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