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Primula & chrysanthemum quilt

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I’ve finally taken the plunge & opened an online shop with Folksy, called the Sunshine Stitchery studio. I’ve had lots of self doubt, is my work good enough, will anyone want it, all that sort of thing….. and this week I did it.

I got my self some rather snazzy quilt labels & renamed the quilt I made a while ago. I think it’s going to be a very steep learning curve. Like everything I guess perseverance will be required.

Flying colours quilt

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Flying colours quilt top

I finished another quilt top this week. We found a pack of charm squares the collection appeared to be called Flying Colours it was by Moda, I have no idea how old it is. It was another of Mum’s building work/ house renovation finds. I didn’t quite have enough charm square for what I wanted to do, but luckily I found some in our charm squares box. I also found a piece of fabric large enough for the backing & I’m hoping it will fit the piece of wadding I have left over 🤞.

The white quilt is finished

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Finished & in place

The white quilt survived the wash, but due to my washing machine being ‘intelligent’ it weighs what’s in it & adjusts the amount of water it uses. Normally that’s great, but not if you’re trying to wash out the blue preprinted lines, they are still very faintly there, it really needs another wash. It can wait until the better weather.

This is the kit I used, it was really easy to do. You needed wadding , backing & quilting thread too. It’s just small running stitch & it looks stunning, I used a dark variegated purple thread, for a good contrast.

Finally, I’ve finished icing the Christmas cake, I still have a few bits to make as GF cakes don’t seem to keep that well.

Luna is waiting for Father Christmas.

Luna & I wish everyone a very happy Christmas.

Solar Flare quilt phase 1

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I really loved the look of the solar flare quilt, shown on Tula Pinks update, I showed it to Mum & she brought it for me. I haven’t paper foundation paper pieced for a while. It was lovely to get back into it.

Yellow & pink block

This is the first set I made, I soon got back into the swing of folding, cutting & pressing.

Block 2
Blocks 2 & 3 together

So that’s the big square blocks done, on to the smaller ones

Block 4

These blocks are triangles, so together they make quite nice squares.

Blocks 5 &6

So with 4 of each block made, a large quantity of squares cut, 2 from each fabric & some borders cut.

It’s time to start thinking about construction. Time to grab a coffee & read though the next lot of instructions.