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Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / The Flags Quilt
« on: August 05, 2021, 18:57:47 PM »

How to get from an idea to a quilt, with help from my friend  :).


Mostly common sense, and of course plugging Aurifil threads (nowt wrong wi' that).

I saw this & I thought you may be interested! / Ergonomic tips
« on: May 21, 2021, 19:29:49 PM »

This turned up in the QG Region 3 newsletter. Ergonomic tips for quilters and other crafts.

Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / FoQ 2021
« on: March 04, 2021, 12:33:36 PM »
Subject, of course, to unexpected delays, cancellations etc, Festival of Quilts 2021 is planned for 29 July - 1 August.
Tickets from 17 May (10 May for QG members).

More info here

There are new categories for the competitions this year, including a novice section - for complete beginners, not experienced sewists who have taken up p&q but for those who have taken up sewing to do p&q - so fewer excuses now...

A Good Yarn / Tension samples
« on: January 26, 2021, 19:30:15 PM »
I've accumulated a lot of left over bits of 4-ply sock wool. I weighed it the other day - over a kilo  :scream: -, so I've been looking at using it to make a 'tasteful' (ie garish) garment. I found a simple round necked jumper, suitable for 4-ply (allegedly) and knitted from the top down (why not experiment)  It is knitted on 2.5 and 3.5mm circular needles. According to my admittedly ancient needle gauge these sizes do not exist. I have got a 2.5 set, and a 3.25 and 3.75 set. In 'old money' 4-ply was usually knitted on 12s (2.75mm) and 10s (3.25mm).

The tension for this jumper is given as 21 sts and 24 rows to 4"/10cm using 3.5mm needles. I have tried out both 3.25 and 3.75 needles and get nowhere near that - 26 sts and 34 rows on 3.25mm and 24 sts and 32 rows on 3.75mm.

I have an old pattern (price 1s/5p so pre-1971!) for a 4-ply cardigan knitted on 12s and 10s and the 3.25mm tension square is spot on for that.

Do I try a 4mm needle or decide the pattern maker is lying and back engineer the cardigan?

Your Favourite Suppliers / Olfa Rotary Cutter Blades
« on: September 18, 2020, 20:17:10 PM »
I was looking for new blades - found this

Pack of 10 45mm blades, £29.99, post free. Ordered at 11.37 yesterday, arrived midday today.

Worth a look - cheaper than a lot of other places and no postage. :-)

I have too many quilts, and much as I like them, they need to come out of the cupboard and be rehomed where they will be used.

Almost free - a contribution to postage, and a donation to an agreed charity. Various sizes, colours, designs, traditional styles. Fabrics are all new cotton; wadding is either 100% cotton, or 80% cotton, 20% polyester. Sizes are in inches and approximate - I can measure properly on request.

Photos here

I remember posting about this in the old place, but can't remember if I put it up here before.

A quilt from the collection every month and of course a website to poke about in. The previous QoMs are listed ihere

Current Projects / Lemons or Lemonade? The Joy of Contrast
« on: April 30, 2020, 20:31:01 PM »
For many years, I have spent Sunday afternoons with a friend, sewing Linus quilts. We have a stash of 'stuff' - leftovers, donations, why-did-I-buy-this, and all stations in between. Naturally, at the moment our meetings are suspended. I have half the stash, arbitrarily consigned, to carry on sewing.

What do you do with a pile of fabric which has been randomly selected - a few gems such as a FQ with only a little square cut out, quite a bit of green and sh*t brown, hardly any blue, some acid yellow, a few scraps of red, a bit of purple, and a few neutrals?

I started with a plain 9-patch, and progressed through variations all based on a 3x3 grid. After I'd made 18 blocks, I decided to repeat each block so that I had pairs, one with a light background, one with a dark background. They will become a quilt, but I thought it might be of interest to look at these pairs and see how changing the value placement changes the whole look of a block. Not all of them have worked but that is interesting too. Why don't they work?  I have photographed them and they can be seen at the link below. Feel free to like or dislike them, I won't be offended.

Events / Cotton Club Quilters Wickham Market Suffolk 21-23 Feb 20
« on: February 17, 2020, 19:54:50 PM »
This event runs from 21st February 2020, to  23rd February 2020 and will take place at Wickham Market Primary School, Dallinghoo Road, Wickham Market, Woodbridge IP13 6DX. It is a Affiliated Group event being organised by Cotton Club Quilters,
Friday 21st 10 - 4pm
Saturday 22nd 10 - 4pm
Sunday 23rd 10 - 2pm February 2020

Our twelfth biannual show will feature many vibrant, exciting quilts and many other items in a large venue with trade stalls, demonstrations, raffle and tombola as well as delicious refreshments. All proceeds will be for The Blossom Appeal who seek to provide a state of the art one stop breast care unit at our local hospital.

Admission £4.00 under 18s free

Events / Ridgeway Quilters Exhibition Chilton Oxon 28-29 March 20
« on: February 17, 2020, 19:51:49 PM »
This event runs from 10:00am on the 28th March 2020, to 4:30pm on the 29th March 2020 and will take place at Chilton Village Hall, Oxfordshire OX11 0SH.

Affiliated group quilt exhibition with raffle and traders. Entry £3. Proceeds will go to the textile department at Mary Hare School, Berkshire. This is a school for deaf children and teenagers.

Events / Doughty's Road show Albury Guildford 18 March 20
« on: February 17, 2020, 19:48:41 PM »
 This event takes place on 18th March 2020 from 10:30am to 2:30pm and will take place at Albury Village Hall The Street, Albury, Guildford GU5 9AD. It is a Guild event.

20 tables of material and notions — all you need for your projects until Sandown and time to browse in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere

Cost (payment on entry): Members £2  Non Members £3

Disabled Access: Yes

Parking: Yes

Refreshments: Yes

Events / Little Coxwell Quilters exhibition (Uffington) 28-29 March 20
« on: February 17, 2020, 19:46:12 PM »
Exhibition, raffle, traders. Profits to Thames Valley Air Ambulance.
10.00-17.00 (Sat) 10.00-16.00 (Sun) £4.

Uffington Village Hall, Uffington, Oxon, SN7 7RA

Events / Broughton Gifford Piecmakers (Wilts) exhibition 27-28 March 20
« on: February 17, 2020, 19:42:21 PM »
This event runs from 16.00-20.00 on the 27th March 2020, to 10.00-16.30 on the 28th March 2020 and will take place at The Village Hall, The Street, Broughton Gifford. SN12 8PN (Behind the former public house 'The Fox').

Friday 27th March 2020 4.00pm - 8.00pm
Saturday 28th March 2020 10.00am - 4.30pm
Entrance £3

Disabled access. An exhibition of work plus trader stand,sales table and refreshments.Raffle in aid of Wiltshire Air Ambulance (to be drawn at 4.00pm on Saturday)

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