After the excitement of Festival of Quilts I just wanted to get home and sew! I find the more time I spend with quilts and other quilters, the more I want to do - it really inspires me. Hopefully you are finding some time to sew over the holidays. Today I'm sharing instructions for a … Continue reading Block – The Queen’s Favourite
With just three and a bit weeks to the Festival of Quilts, all the folks here at Youngish Quilters have only really got one thing on our minds - quilt shows!! We have our workshops planned, our shopping lists written and a plan for all the exhibits we want to see. Although Festival of Quilts … Continue reading Visiting a quilt show
Did you enjoy our week-long Get Creative special on the blog? We hope you were inspired to flex your creative muscle, whether that was trying something new or spending a bit of extra time on one of your favourite crafts. At the every least, we hope you enjoyed reading about all the different ways we like to get … Continue reading A finished mini-quilt!
It's just a small step from loving fabric to wanting to make your own fabric - and that usually means either knitting or weaving. Weaving can require rather large equipment, but if you just want to have a go, then inkle loom weaving is fun to try out. An inkle loom is a simple wooden … Continue reading BBC Get Creative Day 8: Inkle loom weaving
Are you one of those people who can't draw to save their lives? Me too! But then I had a go and it turns out, it's not actually all that hard. Apparently the skill of sketching is not part of art degrees anymore, which seems a shame as it is so useful. It can be … Continue reading BBC Get Creative Day 4: Make a sketch!
Today is the first day of the BBC's Get Creative Festival which runs from 11-19 May. This is the fourth year of the Festival which showcases and celebrates creativity of all types across the UK. What does being creative mean to you? For me, being creative is about working with fabric and thread. As a … Continue reading BBC Get Creative Festival 2019
Happy National Pet Day! Make sure you give your furry friends some extra cuddles today...I’m sure you’ll all agree they make the perfect sewing companions - even if they do distract us and sit on our quilts! 🙂 On this special day, we thought we'd share this cat quilting project with you from Sew Mag! https://www.sewmag.co.uk/free-sewing-patterns/cat-block-quilt
It's World Book Day today! In honour of this event, I will share one of my latest obsessions: wonderfully illustrated (children's) books. There are some gob-smackingly gorgeous ones out there, and here are some of my favourites. I find them very inspirational in terms of colour, blocking and lines - I am thinking of copying … Continue reading World Book Day
Last week saw QuiltCon take place in Nashville, Tennessee. QuiltCon is organised by The Modern Quilt Guild in the United States - and they claim it is the largest modern quilt show of its kind. The show includes quilts, workshops and lectures and brings together modern quilters from all around the world. I was lucky … Continue reading Modern Quilts in the USA
I'm just going to geek out completely for a minute and tell you about my favourite Christmas present. I'd been eyeing up this book, Wild Colour by Jenny Dean, for a while; it was being reprinted at the time when I wanted to buy it, which, although I had to practise patience for a while, … Continue reading Wild Colour