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March 11, 2021
Ask the Panel from quiltaholic

I love panel quilts. They allow you to get on with quilting without having actually to make a complicated quilt and they give you scope for experimentation without worrying about messing up a quilt that took hours to piece or wasting time on a bit of calico that you don’t know what to do with when it is finished.

I also once went on a thread painting course that was a bit of a waste of time but when I started to use a longarm I realised that panel quilts were the ideal material to practise on.

On this ...

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January 16, 2021
Bear Facts and Multiplications from quiltaholic

It seems a long time since I last posted. In fact it is quite a long time. Tempus Fugit when you are enjoying yourself. Also I have been running a bricks and mortar shop which took up most of my time. Last time I published I think I had completed the Elizabeth Hartman Bjorn the Bear Quilt. The latter was made from leftovers from the Fancy Forest Quilt I made earlier. I don’t know if that qualifies as upcycling but whatever it is it’s an extra quilt top for no extra outlay and that can’t be bad ...

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September 13, 2020
Anita’s Q’n’A 17, 18 from Virtual Quilter

Rather formal and regimental.

.Much more dainty, and much more to my taste.

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January 1, 2020
White on Bright 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 from Virtual Quilter

New day … new year … and a new project file to share.

I seem to have started a new theme too … plain coloured backgrounds.

My new Year resolution is to get all my block library catalogued, with all pieced blocks, and all applique blocks, with their matching motifs and quilting stencils in an easy to search system!

Wish me luck!

Wishing you all a wonderful, happy and healthy New Year.

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December 3, 2018
If You Go Down In The Woods Today from quiltaholic

So I made the Elizabeth Hartman Fancy Forest featured in my last post. Afterwards I had a lot of the coloured fabrics left and had wanted to do her Bjorn the Bear pattern for a long time. I decided that this was the time so using the offcuts I did just that.

I am not too sure about the background colour but I guess it will grow on me. Not unhappy with the quilting which is a plus.


I made each stage of each head at the same time so at the end it all came together in one hit ...

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November 14, 2018
The Clearing at the end of the Fancy Forest. from quiltaholic

I finally completed Elizabeth Hartman’s Fancy Forest. It was a bit of a marathon but if I am honest I enjoyed every bit of it.

I have never liked piecing, probably because I was never inspired by the resulting blocks that were mainly traditional in style. I make a lot of quilts but they need to interest me. I like appliqué because it paints pictures with fabric. Elizabeth Hartman patterns allow me to do that whilst at the same time nailing the art of piecing.

I used Boundless botanicals from Craftsy for the animals and I think the bright ...

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