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April 26, 2021
A new QAL... from Espritpatch

I might have joined a new QAL.... I know, I know, I have badly fallen behind with the 2 I already joined this year but I just couldn't resist the Flabellum pattern.

And the good news is that I have already cut all the 576 pieces of fabric I need for it. Surely that should speed up the process? Watch this space....

Linking to Monday Making, Monday Design Wall


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March 7, 2021
My best tips for buying a sewing machine from Quilting with Claire

Looking for a new sewing machine but don't know where to begin? Start by reading this blog!

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February 12, 2021
Boho Heart from Espritpatch

Another new project that had caught my eye! The Boho Heart Sew Along started earlier this month and I am already behind. Never mind, I have at least started, first by spending a few evenings cutting stripes, both for this pattern but also for my Gipsy Wife quilt that has been long abandoned as well. I have picked low volume, neutral light tones for both quilts. I still don't have enough stripes but the piles are slowly growing.

And I have finally finished all the blocks from week 1 - one full week late....

This week, we made 2 checkerboard ...

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January 31, 2021
Special Presentation for Courtepointe Quebec Quilt Association from Quilting with Claire

Last November, I was invited by the Quebec Quilting Association to present a virtual show explaining my work. It was so much fun to prepare and I really enjoyed getting to meet new people. For those who’ve missed it, here is the recorded presentation: Hoping you will enjoy getting to know my story! Do not … Continue reading "Special Presentation for Courtepointe Quebec Quilt Association"

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November 20, 2020
Bear from Espritpatch

November had started as a rather productive month for me while hubby was floored with Covid. But then unsurprisingly, I caught Covid too and I wasn't able to do much as I was so so tired and slept a lot.  So there has been virtually no sewing at all last week. I was hoping to make up for it at the week-end, but I was still very tired with virtually no energy on Saturday and didn't do much then either.

I did eventually start playing with the strips of fabric I had cut out the previous week-end from ...

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October 5, 2020
Retro Tetro Quilt Along from Espritpatch

Yes, another one! I can't seem to stop joining quilt alongs at the minute. Let's hope they don't transform into UFOs in a few months. Anyway I noticed the Retro Tetro Quilt Along that started in September as well and wanted to join in. Only I hadn't picked my fabric and cut it until recently. 

I finally selected all the fabric I needed last week and set to cut it. 

The pattern comes with instructions for 4 sizes of finished quilt. Although the instructions are clear, I had a massive doubt before cutting my squares so ...

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September 30, 2020
Tinsel Tree quilt-along from Espritpatch

 Another one? I know, I know... I spend months without joining anything and suddenly I am tempted by everything. So yes I joined another quilt-along. This time it is the Tinsel Tree Quilt Along with Everyday Stitches. It started 2 weeks ago and I have completed both, almost in time! The first week was all about fabric selection, so I got ALL my Christmas fabric out with a view of using my stash only. 

Last week was all about cutting the triangles, all 170 of them! That's when I ran my running play list to keep going... I ...

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September 15, 2020
A new project from Espritpatch

So if I get an old abandoned project out of the cupboard, surely I can start a new one?

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June 29, 2020
Joining a new quilt-along.... very late from Espritpatch

When the Halo Quilt Along was announced back in March, I had all intentions to join in with the fun. I ordered the book, printed the template and set on using my stash of Liberty fabrics. But I worked on other projects and never got started... 

Finally earlier this month, I got my box of Liberty out and went through those packs of scraps I had bought over the years to start cutting the pieces. 

Cutting always take forever but in a way sometimes it is quite therapeutic when tired/fed up/exhausted etc... So I have quietly and slowly ...

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May 17, 2020
Adapting in a time of crisis from Quilt in Piece

A Reflection on Acts 2:42-47 and the modern Church during Covid-19 18 May 2020 This week, I was reflecting on the Church (all churches – for my studies); the functions of the Church as it was in the Early Church as seen in Acts compared to the functions of the Modern Church, as we are living it now (or least as we experienced it before the Covid19 pandemic and during the lockdown), and I started wondering, where has our passion gone. When did we stop being passionate followers of Jesus and started becoming a passerby to God’s Church? Where ...

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March 26, 2020
New projects from Espritpatch

I was so happy to finish my last Threadology blocks that I decided to reward myself and start one or maybe two new projects....

I joined the Alison Glass mini series quilt along with its tiny mini paper-pieced blocks. First one is a log cabin with logs that are less than 1/4' wide!

I finished my first block and I love it but I'm worried that the Oakshott fabric might fray so I'm thinking of changing for a more tighter woven fabric.
I also started a project from a pattern/ sew along from last year: Sewing Studio ...

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January 28, 2020
Something new.... from Espritpatch

It's been a while since I have joined a cross-stitch along so I have been tempted again. I really like the Nutcracker Parade that Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery released before Christmas but I never managed to order the supplies to start it before Christmas unfortunately, too much work and too much on...

I finally ordered some lovely crystal hand-dyed linen fabric in December but it arrived while we were away so I found it on my return. And finally earlier this month,  I did the first few stitches... I am loving the colours, not sure how long it will take ...

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October 10, 2019
How To Make An Old House Look New from Pippa Patchwork

Having your own house will be a great achievement for you. It does not matter if you are the one who has it built or already had. The important thing is it is yours, and you can have new beginnings in it.

If it is old and used, it does not mean it will stay as it is. You can always make it new and yours. 

1. Renovate Rooms

This will be one of the solutions if you want some things to change within your house. Maybe you would want to merge two rooms into one or have a bigger ...

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