12 Blocks of the Season…… Another Mystery?

Hi Everybody!!

Another of my ‘Scrap n Stash’ designs, or maybe you’ve been given some jolly present fabric?…….. a Mystery block one per day over the festive period starting on Christmas Eve.   Its available in my UKQU shop :  (I’ll be donating £5 per purchase to MacMillan)

Picture of mixed fabrics  advertising new Mystery Quilt


12 traditionally based, pieced, ‘9 Patch’ blocks, all of which have a link, sometimes tenuous, to the festive season, well, for me anyway!  They can all be made by hand or machine, they’ve been a bit Abbie’d here and there…..

finished size 44″ x 52″ without borders.

Although each block has been chosen for its traditional name (ish), I’ve not used seasonal fabrics. Although I enjoy seasonal fabrics, I like random as most of you know!  So, I’ve used whatever I had to hand. I’ve tried to include a couple of the same fabrics in all or most of the blocks to help tie the colours together……… I then lost the plot a bit and used a Bali Pop set for the sashings!  Nothing quite like making life a little more different!  The corner stones all have fabrics with ‘cat’ connotations, cats featuring quite prominently in my life in recent times, so why not!?

Anyway, I hope you enjoy my offering, a little ‘Seasonal Relief’ time is good for all!

Suitable for all…….if you work through the blocks in order, the instructions will hopefully help you gain confidence if that is needed, a couple might look complicated, but you know what? It’s all relative…… it’s still just joining 2 bits of fabric together at a time!

9 Patch – a traditional block style. Each block will be 12” x 12” when finished. Each block is made up of 9 square sections, there may be several pieces of fabric within each square, but they all come back to 9 squares of 4” x 4”, which are then joined together 3 x 3 to make your 12” square block……. And a couple that are made up of 4 squares of 6”x6”.

Shout if you need any help……..


New Year, New classes and workshops….

New Year, New Creatings!!

(Gift Tokens available……)

You may well be aware that I’ve been teaching P&Q for 20 years now, I’m not quite sure where that time has gone to so quickly!!

I teach nationally and even internationally these days 😆….but every week I’m available in Cornwall teaching locals a bit of therapy…… or if you’re visiting Cornwall come pay a visit?!!

Beginners and further techniques for both hand & machine patchwork & quilting every Monday in St Austell @ Sew & Fabric

Beginners and further techniques for both hand & machine patchwork & quilting every Tuesday & Wednesday in Wadebridge in my Therapy Cupboard.  Start your creative journey whenever suits you, stay for as many weeks as you want, continue onto other projects and techniques as you want…… 2 1/2hrs of peaceful therapy at a time!

January 2020 sees my usual workshop ‘Get to know your sewing machine’….
I designed this day workshop many years ago to introduce you to your machine. To become acquainted with your new creative friend!! You’ll come away from the day with a made item and the confidence to continue making for yourself. This workshop will be held on: Weds 22nd Jan, Wadebridge and Thursday 23rd Jan, St Austell. Cost £45

If there’s a project or specific technique you want to learn just send me the message asking the questions!!

Watch out for day workshops appearing on the list below. (booking is essential)

Monday (morning and afternoon sessions) at Sew & Fabric, St Austell.

Tuesday & Wednesday (Wadebridge) in the afternoons we make machined quilts and projects to develop your skills at the rate you want. You choose the design and I’ll guide you through as you need.

Sit & Stitch with Abbie @ Sew and Fabric in St Austell on Saturday 1st February 2020 between 9.30am -1.00pm.   £3 this is a social morning, natterings and coffee!!

See some of the selection of quilts, wall hangings and homewares below that have been made by myslef and attendees of my workshops and classes.collage of quilts

Colourful quilt

Textile art piece depicting poppiesOwl doorstopsTextile art piece depicting Highland scenequilts