So this week is extra special as you get two blocks for the price of one! We’re going to make a Windmill block (below) – and a block with the layout of your choice as well. So when you’ve completed this tutorial you’ll have six of your sampler quilt blocks made – halfway!! Over the … Continue reading YOUNGISH QUILTER 2020 SEW-ALONG – BLOCKS 5 AND 6 – WINDMILL AND A BONUS BLOCK
Hi there! I hope you are enjoying our block of the week so far, I know I am. I’m Rachel and I am going to talk you through the next block in the project: the Ohio Star. The Ohio Star is probably one of my most favourite blocks to make. It’s a nine-patch block using … Continue reading Youngish Quilter 2020 Sew-along – Block 4 – Ohio Star
Happy Friday! Do you have some fabrics picked out for our Sew-along? We’re all very excited here at Youngish Quilters as it’s time for the first block. We’re starting with Beggar’s Block. Like many traditional blocks (this one has been around for more than a century) it has other names - it is also known … Continue reading Youngish Quilter 2020 Sew-along – Block 1 – Beggar’s Block
Towards the end of Clare Hunter's social history of sewing, Threads of Life, she describes a guest writer visiting her creative writing group. The group members go around the group introducing themselves and their projects. Clare describes the writer's reaction when it is her turn: 'I tell him I am writing a book about the … Continue reading Book Review: Threads of Life by Clare Hunter
Welcome to the Youngish Quilters 2020 Block of the Week Sew-along!! Over the next fourteen weeks we’ll be posting instructions to make a 12-block sampler quilt. This is a great way of building your skills in patchwork, quilting and applique and hopefully a lot of fun too!! How does the Sew-along work? Every Friday we … Continue reading Youngish Quilter 2020 Sew-Along – Welcome!
We hope you are enjoying our focus on the achievements of women stitchers. Today, join us for a dive into the history of banner-making about a hundred years ago, as it was used by the suffragettes in their fight to gain votes for women. The suffragettes had started to use calico banners with slogans printed … Continue reading Suffragette banners
This month, we are focussing on sewing and well-being. Today, we shine a light on the work of Lorina Bulwer (1838-1912), a woman who, having been denied her freedom and power of expression, used her needlework to give vent to her feelings and thoughts. image by Norfolk Museums Collection Born in Suffolk, after the death … Continue reading Stitching how you feel: Lorina Bulwer
Our word of the day is 'patience'. Patience with ourselves, with others and also our quilting! Being patient and kind to ourselves is really important to our well being. In a busy world that never stops and the fast pace of technology, sometimes we need to take a moment to ourselves and have some 'me' … Continue reading Patience
Happy Monday everyone! It's well being month here at Youngish Quilters and today's motto is 'be a pineapple!'. Stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet on the inside. That means be confident, know your own self worth and be kind to yourself and others. If you fancy making your own pineapple visit the Sew … Continue reading Be a pineapple!
We hope you enjoyed our environmentally-aware themed January here at Youngish Quilters. I think we all agree that considering how our stitching impacts on the world around us is important. But how about the effect on each and every one of us as individuals? I know quilting helps me to relax - the act of … Continue reading Welcome to February – and a book giveaway!!