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Quiltalong Progress

Are you taking part in my Hemisphere Quiltalong? This is a free project that I am running for approximately six months, we're only a few weeks in but it's been amazing so far! I have enjoyed looking at all the different blocks that everyone has been making, and seeing the positive comments from you. I love the fact that people have been willing to give these blocks a go, and that once they try, they love making them!

This quiltalong is a great way to learn my Triangle Patchwork techniques, and it'll give you the confidence to try some of my other projects.

I'm using Carolyn Friedlander's Jetty fabric range together with Kona Solids for my blocks. Each week I prepare half of the block, which has two triangle units in, and then I do a tutorial on how to make the units. The tutorials are both in my Facebook live group, Triangle Block Party, and on my website.

All you need to do to take part is to register on my website, then you will receive the weekly emails with the block patterns. You can also log in to the website and get the patterns from there, plus watch the tutorial videos.

BLOCK 1

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BLOCK 2

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BLOCK 3

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BLOCK 4

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BLOCK 5

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BLOCK 6

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BLOCK 7

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Come along to virtual class with me

Tomorrow I will be teaching another free class in my Triangle Block Party facebook group. These classes are always available in the group after the facebook live, just go to the video section to view them.

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In Lessons 1 to 3 I teach you how to make this Wonderland Table runner, using my triangle patchwork techniques. Once you have taken these lessons you are going to want to make more triangle based projects!

I hope you enjoy the classes.

Here's where to join

 


Free online classes

While we are all stuck at home I've been experimenting with doing some online classes.

It's been lots of fun and the classes are now up online (free of charge) and available to view. All you have to do is click on the images below and join the facebook group for each class. You will find the first videos in the groups already.

Back to Basics is a beginner course in making a simple quilt. So far I have covered information about choosing fabrics, selecting tools, cutting and getting a good 1/4" seam. Next Tuesday 7th April 2020 at 10am (New Zealand time) I am doing the second session on sewing on your sashings and borders.

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On Thursday 9th April at 10am NZ time I will be teaching the second class in my Triangle Block Party. Join me to learn my triangle patchwork techniques.

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To get the correct time for your location, here is a link to a world clock

As well as the classes, the patterns for each of the class projects are included and can be downloaded from the Units sections of the groups.

I hope you enjoy sewing along and look forward to welcoming you to class!

 

 


The love of drawing - and a free stitchery pattern

Over the holidays we closed the shop and I had time to relax a little. I always have to have something to do, and this year I spent time learning to draw on my new ipad. The result is this fun Mandala pattern which is perfect for stitching (or just colouring in!).

Since I don't have time at the moment to turn this into anything bigger I thought I would share it with you as a free pattern and I would love to see what you make from it. Will you put it into a quilt block, make a cushion or maybe a bag?

I am stitching mine up with a combination of Eleganza and Razzle perle 8 and Glamore 12 weight from Wonderfil threads.  These are great threads to use as they stitch so nicely and don't have to be separated into strands. The background is Manchester cotton from Robert Kaufman, which has a great texture.

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I'm sure this adventure will take me somewhere quilt-wise soon!

Click here to download your free stitchery outline.

 

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Happy Stitching!

Sheila