Well I just checked the date on the back of my proudest project and it says 2003 - so I really ought to do something else!! You will have been a baby if you are a Youngish Quilter when this happened. For two years or so before 2003, there had been excitement building because the … Continue reading FOQ Challenge – Proudest Project
Today we're talking about quilt crushes, and for me I absolutely love English Paper Piecing! I lived in York when we were lucky enough to have the Quilt Museum, and most of the historic quilts on display there involved some form of paper piecing, and they were all so gorgeous! I also love looking through … Continue reading FOQ Challenge – Quilt Crush
My Work in Progress at the moment is my entry for Festival of Quilts, which is kind of appropriate for the #foqwarmupchallenge. Or maybe just unimaginative... For today's post I thought I'd take you through my design process for this quilt. First off, full disclosure: I am not the best at finishing things. This is … Continue reading FOQ Challenge – Work in Progress
As Festival of Quilts is fast approaching, the organisers have set a warm up challenge to get everyone talking about their quilting journey. The challenge starts today - it's mainly an Instagram challenge but, as the Youngish Quilters team need no encouragement to talk quilts, we decided we'd bring it over to the blog. Today's … Continue reading FOQ Challenge – My first quilt
Here's your chance to win a free 'Do it yourself kit' to make a pillow! (Or a 'kissen' as the Germans call it.) Vlieseline is a German company specialsing in a large variety of interlinings for clothing and creative activities. Vlieseline has become the essential interlining for all kinds of applications: seams, edges, fringes, loops, appliqués, patchwork … Continue reading Freebie giveaway from Vlieseline!
Unicorns are everywhere at the moment! Check out this super cute pillow. It's so fluffy! Find the free pattern at: Bugaboo City
I'm always looking for new ways to develop my creativity and so when I saw this book in my local bookshop, I knew I had to have it. I mean, who doesn't want to draw, paint and print like the great artists? And great they are. The book features: Matisse, Dali, Khalo, Warhol and many … Continue reading Book Review
Last week we told you about the theme for this year's Festival of Quilts competition. 'Stitching Through Time' was chosen to celebrate the 1718 coverlet, and there's loads of ways to draw inspiration from this gorgeous piece of sewing; I mean, look at it! However, like we said you don't need to stick to the … Continue reading Festival Inspiration
The amazing company Lewis and Irene have kindly donated fabric to Youngish Quilters! For your chance of winning a fat quarter of these beautiful fabrics from their 'Island girl' collection, simply send us an email including your name and membership number. firstname.lastname@example.org We'd love to hear what you would make...summer's on it's way! Why don't … Continue reading Summer is on it’s way…thanks to Lewis and Irene!
The Festival of Quilts 2018 competition theme will be 'Stitch(ing) through time'. This theme has been chosen to celebrate 300 years since The Guild's famous Silk Patchwork Coverlet was created in 1718. This is the oldest known piece of patchwork in the British Isles - it's very rare! Why don't you start thinking about what … Continue reading Festival of Quilts competition: Stitching through time