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February 25, 2015
having creativity from Charm About You



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Inspiring words from my favourite poet. My sewjo tends to fluctuate but when I'm in the zone I have so many ideas I could burst and I just want to play with fabric!

I finished this Day Lily block for my Green Tea and Sweet Beans quilt:


And have had a lot of fun picking fabrics while planning my next couple of blocks. I think creating ...

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February 18, 2015
happy stitching progress from Charm About You


I finished my hexagon panel for the Green Tea and Sweet Beans quilt, I decided to English Paper Piece this panel because I'm faster at it and it is easier to get all those neat points!


I love the totally random (yet lovingly chosen) mix of fabrics:


I also completed all the Orange Peel blocks:


I'm so happy I decided to mix the modern fabrics with the 30s repro ones, I really love how they play together!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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February 11, 2015
stitching and saving from Charm About You


If you didn't know already I am totally addicted to hand sewing and have made more progress on my green tea and sweet beans quilt. These blocks have all been hand pieced (no paper), apart from the odd bit of English Paper Piecing where I chose to change up the design.

My second tulip block:


Rather than use the appliqué shapes in the original pattern (they just look too egg like for me!?!) I decided to do English Paper Pieced shapes for the flowers in the appliqué blocks. So here's my first finished block:


I am working on ...

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February 4, 2015
wordless Wednesday from Charm About You




WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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January 7, 2015
a good start ~ art, biscuit tins and cleaning routine from Charm About You


Is anyone else experiencing that thrill of the new year and a fresh start? I'm feeling oddly motivated and so ready to make changes. This is a bit of a 'mish mash of stuff' post, I will start with the sewing so you can skip the rest if you're so inclined!

I have been working on my green tea and sweet beans quilt whenever I feel like some 'me time' so over the past few weeks I've finished these blocks:


A churn dash block, Poppie block (I deviated from the pattern and decided to English paper piece ...

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