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Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Darkside Books
« on: April 23, 2020, 16:32:15 PM »
Hello to all you lovely peeps. I am aiming to buy a book of quilting blocks, and would prefer something with a lot of the traditional patterns. Upon perusal I find that there are literally hundreds of options. I wondered if anyone could recommend a book they have enjoyed and use for referencing patterns and block sizing.
Thank you xx

Darkside Diaries / Lisalou’s quilting quests
« on: March 29, 2020, 18:57:44 PM »
I have finally decided that a diary is the way to go, to keep what I do in one place, in the hope of learning from the many mistakes I am no doubt going to make, and to have somewhere to vent frustrations
Currently working on a lone star quilt block, I made one of these years ago, and only my mother could love it (and does, bless her, it’s on the back of her quilt) it was a right mess. I put it down to being very new to quilting and patchwork at the time. This is the current state of things....  [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  

Mmm, can't decide if I want to put the purple in the middle or the yellow...I think the background is going to be black...

Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / How do I quilt it?
« on: January 19, 2020, 11:27:24 AM »
Much as the title says...I am linking to my quilt top in a different thread and wondered what the gurus of quilt would suggest. I had though of stitch in the ditch, cos that I can do, but it hardly stretches me and I like to learn something new in every quilt if possible. The only thing is that with such "busy" blocks, I am not really sure what would work.
I would be happy to have some tutorials or ideas shoved my way...purlease, pretty please,9144.0.html

Lisa x

Current Projects / Lap quilt for a young friend
« on: January 13, 2020, 20:57:40 PM »
Hi Ladies! I have been a bit quiet recently but not entirely idle. This is a belated Christmas gift for a young friend of my son’s. The blocks are finished and I am just trying to decide the position of the blocks. The fabric underneath is the one I am going to use for the sashing.

Patchwork & Quilting ... Welcome to the Darkside / Antique quilts
« on: November 16, 2019, 12:36:19 PM »
this quilt has been in my family for over 100 years. I thought you might like to see it, it is very special to me. It was made by my great grandmother

I am working on a quilt for eldest daughter, it’s a double and a big project for me. I have the top finished but cannot make up my mind what I want to do with the underneath. What I do know is that I don’t want it to be plain. She and her partner have three cats and this block is called “cat’s cradle”. I know it isn’t perfect, but I am dead proud of myself as it looks the part. It is 11 inches square.  I think it will feature in the centre of the back.

My birthday is coming up, and my mother has asked what I would like. I have a 24 x 6 inch which I use a lot. I have heard that the 6.5 inch square ruler is great, and also that the 2.5 inch is good. Which ones do you all have and which ones would you not be without?

Hi, I'm new... / Hello from Sunny Spain!
« on: August 19, 2019, 14:48:30 PM »
Hello to everyone! I am so pleased to have found this forum! I was a member of the old TSF and missed it so much when it disappeared! I imagine not many of you will remember me, as I did no post often, but so many of your names are familiar from TSF. I learned a great deal from many of you!
 I have not been sewing much over the last four years due to work commitments - looooong story, but such is life, but I think that I will now be able to devote a bit more time to my beloved hobby. I am not very good, a newbie really, but I do enjoy sewing. I love quilting, but am also trying hard to learn more about dressmaking.

As for the rest of what makes me tick; I love cooking, and experimenting with different styles of cuisine, I am married to a long suffering Mr. Man, who puts up with the trail of pins and thread that surrounds me, and I have three children, the older two, girl and boy, are all grown up, and the youngest girl, is 12 and now about to start secondary school. I love animals and we have one dog, chihuahua, Pocket, who is eight and two cats, one is in my avatar, that is Domino, and Bobbie, who is a recent rescue, an ENORMOUS Maine Coone.

So, I look forward to being here and sharing in this lovely forum. By the way, I have baked an enormous chocolate cake, would anyone like a piece?  0_0

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