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Goodbye 2013 Hello 2014 Patchwork Streamlined!

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It's the time of year when my mind turns to making changes.  Sooo with this in mind I have decided my key word  for 2014 is going to be STREAMLINE!  I need to streamline me to the tune of about 2.5 stone, that is not going to be started until the new year is not so new..... However streamlining my time is going to start straight away.  Social media is the big one I can lose myself for hours looking at Facebook, Twitter and Pintrest.  Blogger is under control, I look regularly at the ones on this page and move on.  So I have decided to have a set time to look at and write on social media each day, I will use the time functions which I have yet to figure out on Twitter but have nailed it on Blogger and Facebook.  I am hoping that by sorting out my time my City and Guilds will be back on track and my bucket list will stop growing quite so quickly and I will actually get on and do some sewing! My plans for blogger are to start to do some tutorials and see how you all like them.  I am…

The Hex bug!

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Good afternoon blog land and welcome to new and not so new readers.  As you will see I have a button! Eyes right, this is because I did a button swap with Maybush Studio Blog see her button now?  Clare has a fun blog with all sorts on there a lifestyle blog is I am sure is the correct wording.  Off course there is Patchwork with some very pretty quilts and also an adventure about to be started in the form of remodeling their home.  We built this house back in 1999 and so I am intrested to see how it all works out the plans look super. Now as you can see our remodeling of the fabric cupboard is almost complete just some hooks to put on the bi fold doors to hold the little nik nak things, on hold as Hubby has man flu and I dare not put the hooks in myself!
The christmas monster is almost complete just hand sewing in the back of the binding.  Please excuse the cat you put a quilt down in this house and a cat lays claim!  Whilst I was machine quilting this another was sitting on it watch…

Cupboard re-build

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This week has mostley been about re-building the space where I keep all the fabrics and things for www.Patchworkdreamer.co.uk Lucky for me my dear husband is a carpenter so he started off with this which used to house totes of toys for the children I looked after (I was a childminder)
 He moved things around and put folding doors on, now two bolts side by side and stacked on top of one another will fit in.  It is quite big my hubby is 6 foot 6.  I need to do a little sanding and start painting before I can put all the lovely fabric away.
 The fabric is currentley in the front room in a bay door way.  I can get to it, just, but it is nice and safe away from the dust. I have a throw over it just to be sure.

Some lovely new fabrics in this week click the links below each picture and it will take you straight to them.

Yesterday I went to see the quilt show at Rock which is very lovely, last day tomorrow if you get chance in the sailing club.   This one is so simple yet very effective, al…

Twisted Christmas!

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Agghh that moment you realise you are a fat quarter short of a quilt! I ran out of the little beach hut fabric for my snails trail, went to the shop where I got it and they had sold out quick panic but soon found it on line and it has just dropped onto the mat phew.
So what do you do if this happens?  Start a new project?  Yep I did!!  Remember those books I got at the quilt show well I decided to have a go at the Stack a new Deck by Karla Alexander one.
 So I have more or less followed the instructions.
 And in just one evening I had cut all the blocks.
 And yesterday I managed to put some together and wow how quick, this was from a sneeky 45 mins of sewing!  This is not my ususal thing at all I normally hand sew everything and am slow, this could be the one to turn me ha ha we will see.
I had a request for paper Hexagons for English paper piecing which I have managed to find and the first pack arrived yesterday.  I am having a tecky problem loading them onto the web site at the mo…

Gadding about having Patchwork fun.

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Good morning last week I left you to visit all the lovely blogs on http://lilysquilts.blogspot.co.uk/ Small blog meet, wow there were so many I keep going back to look at more. Take a look you will be there for hours. I also went to a local quilt show The Trelyn Quilters Exhibition in Fraddon village hall another wow!  I forgot my camera so no pics sorry.  However I did pick up three quilting books for £3, bargin.
The pinapple stars has all the papers in but I think it may be a while before I attempt the small one!
I managed to only buy 1 FQ to add to my Christmas fabrics, I have been collecting for a couple of years now.

I am going to do a project based on one of the quilts in the Stack a New Deck book. And finally I went to the American Museum in Bath with the quilt group I belong too.  It took us over 4 hours there and back but was worth it.  We went mostley for the quilt room but I have to say I enjoyed all of it.  This was one of the quilts on display. Very striking. 

So with al…

Small blog meet and another Patchwork Dreamer chat

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Good morning blog land well here we are again another week has passed us by, where does the time go? Welcome if you are new to my blog I hope you enjoy my ramblings about all things patchwork and we can become blog friends :)  This week I have finally got some sewing done after the months spent on the computer.  This has been waiting for a sleeve on the back for a while, but now I have done it I am not going to hang it  because we have kittens who like to climb! I was going to put it over a sofa but that would be too much for them to resist, so I shall hang fire for a while in the hope that they will calm down a bit, fingers crossed.

I have also pulled this UFO out of hiding and plan to put stars around after the skinny border, then I'm not sure will have to see how it looks.  The back ground is a Kona solid called Lake one of 40 Kona solids on the web site www.Patchworkdreamer.co.uk This is my first attempt at a compass so please excuse the slight wonkyness!

As I am fairly new t…

Fame at last! :)

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Well maybe not fame but was very excited to look at my e-mails this morning and find this in my in box http://www.sofst.org/pdf/newsletter.pdf Some of you will know that as well as setting up http://www.patchworkdreamer.co.uk/fabric.html I am also doing a City and Guilds course in Patchwork and Quilting with SST and they have chosen my blog for this news letter Whoop whoop.  Have a look as there is an intresting piece on Fabric Stabilizers.  Also details for the C and G Bursary scheme but you need to be quick on this as it has a closing date of 30th September 2013 at 5pm.
Now then last weeks delivery brought these lovely fabrics



My daughter and I thought we would give one of the free patterns a go the doggy from Bustle and sew mentioned in the last blog get the pattern here http://www.patchworkdreamer.co.uk/pdf-patterns/patchwork-dog.htm





Sew thats it for me this week, wonder what the next seven days will hold....