Hi - it's Sarah H here. I have very, very, nearly finished my quilt from the sew-along. I have about half the binding to sew down - and I might go back and do a bit more quilting - but I am so nearly there. I really enjoyed the sew-along - it encouraged me to … Continue reading Youngish Quilters Sew-along: How’s it going part 4
I thought you might be interested to hear that one of our 'Block of the Week' posts helped Region 14 when they held a Zoom meeting in July. This was so that everyone who wanted to could get together to make blocks for a charity - and to see each other, have a chat as … Continue reading Lots of Friendship Blocks!
Hello there! It’s Rachel here. I can’t believe we are approaching autumn and the nights are starting to draw in. I’m missing summer already, but autumn and winter have to be the best months for quilting. In my opinion, there’s nothing more cosy than binding a quilt in front of the TV with a hot … Continue reading Youngish Quilter 2020 Sew-Along: How is it going?- Part 3
Hi everyone, Sarah I here! Hope you enjoyed hearing from Laura last week, I am super impressed by her finished quilt - absolutely beautiful! So you may be like me, a little behind with the Sew-Along...but that's ok! There is plenty of time to finish so don't worry, all the instructions are still here and … Continue reading Youngish Quilter 2020 Sew-Along: How is it going? – Part 2
Hello, we've been a little quiet on the Sew-Along front after posting the final set of instructions, probably because we were all a bit knackered from keeping up with our posting schedule! If you haven't yet finished your quilt, or indeed would like to start, all the relevant posts are tagged as BOW Sew-Along 2020. … Continue reading Youngish Quilter 2020 Sew-Along: How is it going?
We cannot go to The Festival of Quilts in person, but we can celebrate quilting online instead! This year Beyond The Festival of Quilts brings you virtual galleries to view, online tutorials to try at home as well as an live awards ceremony where competition winners will be announced. Beyond FoQ will be launched on … Continue reading Beyond The Festival of Quilts
Have you been keeping up with our sew-along? If so, your quilt is now all but finished, and just needs a lovely binding to tuck in the edges and frame all your hard work nicely. Before you can bind your quilt, you need to trim it and square it up. This needs to be done … Continue reading Youngish Quilter 2020 Sew-along: Binding the quilt
Hi everyone! Are we seriously at the quilting stage already? Time has flown by since we started this BOW back in April. It’s been so lovely seeing everyone’s blocks coming together to form the sampler quilt. They all look so different and I can’t wait to see the finished quilts over the next few weeks. … Continue reading Youngish Quilters Sewalong 2020 – Quilting
Wow! Here we are ready to quilt the quilt. What is quilting? Well it is stitching through all the layers of your quilt to hold the layers together. It adds texture to your quilt and even makes it warmer as the little pockets it forms trap heat, though this part of quilting isn't so important … Continue reading Block of the Week – Quilting your Quilt!
If you have stitched all your blocks together with the sashing, you are ready to put your quilt together and quilt it. Layering means putting the backing fabric, the wadding (batting) and top (quilt squares) together ready to quilt (stitching through all the layers to hold it together). We are using a method with 505 … Continue reading Block of the Week. Layering