West Country Quilt and Textile Show 2017

We’ll be heading south this weekend for the West Country Quilt and Textile Show. The show is running from 1st – 3rd September at the UWE Exhibition centre. You’ll find us on stand 125, so please do pop by and say hello if you’re in the area.

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We’re really excited to be debuting our new pre-cut English Paper Piecing kits at the show. Here are a just a couple of them, Tessellated Madness and Louie’s Lattice.

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Each kit contains enough pre-cut pieces to make a decent size cushion (approx. 18″ square, depending on the pattern) and the pieces are sturdy so should be good for multiple uses if a larger project is desirable. Below is an example of the pieces for Louie’s Lattice.

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There are four blocks worth of pieces in this kit, so a cushion like this one is easily achievable in a very short space of time.

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We’ll be uploading kits to our online store after the show so keep your eyes peeled for news here if you’re not able to get to the show. Catch you soon x

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Louie’s Lattice

I’m working on a new EPP design called Louie’s Lattice. I often use names of family members for my designs so I thought it would be nice to share a photo of the lady behind the name of this new design.

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Aunt Louie was a bold and intrepid woman who travelled across the Atlantic to Canada a number of times in the 1920s, returning to the UK as a seamstress. There are lots of strong women in our family and the roots of this strength go back a long way! I like to think that she’d be proud of the way the most recent generations of our family’s women are living.

I’m considering having acrylic templates and precut paper pieces made for this design. I love the immediacy of printing off my own paper templates but must admit that the cutting out stage is tiresome. I’d be very grateful for your feedback on this topic.

Catch you soon x