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On the studio wall

It’s been too long since my last post here. I thought this week I either have to update the blog more often or delete it. I post quite frequently on Instagram, you can find me there if you like, but sometimes those little images and captions feel a bit limiting, so here I am giving the blog another chance.

So, what’s on the wall this week? I’ve been hand stitching stars over papers. I’m using English paper piecing which is my favourite method for patchwork. If you’ve not tried it please do have a look at my free workshop over on DesignMatters. It’s called Introduction to English Paper Piecing and guides you through the technique. It’s just perfect when you want a portable project and ideal for scrap quilts like this one.

You might have noticed they are set out in four groups. That’s because I’m not making a quilt this time, but two pairs of curtains. Bonkers I know, these are 1″ diamonds! I would love for the entire curtains to be pieced but practically I think it’ll mostly likely end up being a set of plain curtains with pieced borders to the leading edges. I hope that’ll look really good. I’m trying to work across all four sections at once so they have a good spread of colours and some of the same fabrics appearing in each section so they look like a matching set.

I’m burning through loads and loads of scraps. The good thing about using one inch diamonds is that you can cut a piece from the most tiny offcut of fabric. Each star is bordered with black fabrics again from the scrap pile. The blacks, even though they are different, still give the whole thing a unified background.

There’s a long way to go with this project, but no time limit, so it’s just something that I’ll keep working on in the background whenever I have a free moment.

Thank you for visiting today. Talk to you again soon,



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