The Cornish Winter Fair… Come See Me!!

Saturday 16th November 2019

Royal Cornwall Showground – Events Centre, Wadebridge

 

 

Looking forward to seeing lots of locals on Saturday! Come and say hello, I’ll have lots of bargains for you and lots of new designs……

The Cornish Winter Fair (incorporating Wadebridge Prime Stock Show) will soon be here and another busy day of the best of Cornish Farming, Food and Crafts will be on offer.

Top-quality craftspeople will be exhibiting and include A Little Bit of Cornwall and their stunning sea glass and other creations, AbbieAnne Patchwork Quilting & Textiles and Alpha Alpacas Definitely a ‘shop til you drop’ sort of day!

For a fun, food and shopping filled day, be sure to visit The Cornish Winter Fair in the Exhibition Halls at the Royal Cornwall Events Centre, Wadebridge on Saturday 16 November from 10 to 5. Free entry and free parking – see you there!

 

Calling all South West Quilters!!!

(If you’re in the south west and not yet a member, please do consider joining us!!)   A reminder that the paperwork for next years quilt entries for the Exeter Quilt Show should be submitted by 15th October, it’s fast approaching!   If you need another copy of the form or any help completing, or any help with your design or construction please give me a shout!! (it doesn’t have to be made by 15th Oct, just the intent!)   S W Quilters applicationform

Great Northern Quilt Show… Harrogate Here I Come!

Loading the van and getting ready for the journey Up North for the Great Northern Quilt Show. I will be running a couple of 1 hour workshops (see Grovenors Show information Workshops 3). 11.30am – A5 Calico book cover and 2.00pm – Traditional Hand Quilted Piece/Mat Come and join me or just stop by and say hello 🙂  

Double Snuggle – How to…. BLOCK 2

Designed by Abbie Searle

Finished size = 9” x 15”

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*Please read through all of the instructions before you start whether you are going to make this quilt by hand or machine or a mix, you may pick up hints and tips throughout that can be used…

This block is a slight variation on the traditional ‘log cabin’ block, instead of using a uniform width for all of the pieces, I have alternated between 1” and 2” finished width.

I have kept the traditional colour scheme, a red centre (recognised by many as the hearth of the home…… or possibly, the cabin is the red centre, with the forest one side (the dark side) and the cultivated land the other (the light side).

The red is my centre, then I’ve used 4 other fabrics, 2 dark (A & C) and 2 light (B&D), we will use a dark and a light on each side of the block.  These then alternate on each side of the block as we work around the centre joining each piece, as the photo above.

Please choose your fabrics!

Give them names or identifying marks so that you can identify them on the plan as we work, I call them fabrics A,B,C, D and centre.

By machine & rotary cutter/scissors – remember, the seam allowance is included in the cut size.

Also remember, if you are used to using a rotary cutter/mat/ruler, then all well and good.  If not, please find someone to show you, *remembering at all times to cut away from yourself, never across or towards yourself and always put the blade away before putting it down anywhere, even if it’s only for a few seconds, it should soon become a good habit for you! 

Or you could just use a pair of scissors, but remember whatever your style, accuracy is always majorly important from the very first measurement and cut…..

Please refer to the how-to on block 1 for how to cut & machine  your pieces together.

Piece sizes listed here include your seam allowances for cutting with a rotary cutter and sewing by machine with a ¼” foot:

1 = 2.5” x 1.5”  (centre/red)

2 = 2.5” x 1.5” (fabric A)

3 = 2.5” x 2.5” (fabric B)

4 = 4.5” x 1.5” (fabric C)

5 = 2.5” x 3.5” (fabric D)

6 = 6.5” x 1.5” (fabric B)

7 = 4.5” x 2.5” (fabric A)

8 = 8.5” x 1.5” (fabric D)

9 = 2.5” x 5.5” (fabric C)

10 = 10.5” x 1.5” (fabric A)

11 = 6.5” x 2.5” (fabric B)

12 = 12.5” x 1.5” (fabric C)

13 = 7.5” x 2.5” (fabric D)

14 = 14.5” x 1.5” (fabric B)

15 = 8.5” x 1” (fabric C)

16 = 15” x 1.5” (fabric D)

17 = 9.5” x 1” (fabric C)

Joining order……   we always add the strips working in the same direction, clockwise on this occasion, be careful not to start joining strips anti-clockwise halfway through!

Join 1 > 2 on the long edge

Join 3 to the left side of (1&2)

Join 4 to the top of (3&1)

Join 5 to the right of (4,1&2)

Join 6 to the bottom of (3,2&5)

Join 7 to the left of (4,3&6)

Join 8 to the top of (7,4&5)

Join 9 to the right of (8,5&6)

Join 10 to the bottom of (7,6&9)

Join 11 to the left of (8,7&10)

Join 12 to the top of (11,8&9)

Join 13 to the right of (12,9&10)

Join 14 to the bottom of (11,10&13)

Join 15 to the left of (12,11&14)

Join 16 to the top of (15,12&13)

Join 17 to the right of 16,13&14)

By Traditional Hand Piecing –

You will need to mark your sewing lines on the back of all of the pieces and cut with the added seam allowances as we did for block 1.

Follow these measurements and add your ¼” seam allowance all around each piece:

1 = 2”x1”

2= 2”x1”

3 = 2”x2”

4 = 4”x1”

5 = 2”x3”

6 = 6”x1”

7 = 4”x2”

8 = 8”x1”

9 = 2”x5”

10 = 10”x1”

11 = 6”x2”

12 = 12”x1”

13 = 7”x2”

14 = 14”x1”

15 = 8”x0.5”

16 = 14.5”x1”

17 = 9”x0.5”

*remember, make sure you mark your corners carefully and clearly.

Joining – you now join each piece together in the same order as above for the machinists.

As before, use a small running stitch, make sure you stay on the sewing lines of both pieces of fabric!  Accuracy is everything!  Finger press, or press your work as you go if you find this helps.

You should hopefully have enough information to complete your second block.

If you have any queries, please ask!!  The Facebook help group is set up for just that, you may find you all help each other before I’ve even picked up the post/message!  Or you can email me on abbie@abbieanne.com .

Enjoy!!  Abbie xxx

AbbieAnne’s patterns are for your personal use only and are intended to inspire your creativity but may not be directly copied, sold, reproduced or taught for commercial gain. Copyright©2019 AbbieAnne.com.

 

Beginners Hand Patchwork & Quilting

I run regular nine week courses to learn the basics of hand sewn patchwork and quilting.

No sewing experience necessary as I will be giving you all the help and advice you need.

You can start any time and for as long as you want, this is an open ended class.

The sessions run for 2 hours 30 minutes and up and currently run from Wadebridge and St Austell.

Cost is £10 per week with a £5 deposit paid weekly for following week.

Monday Sessions:

St Austell 10.00am -12.30pm & 1.30pm – 4.00pm (half or whole day, your choice)

Tuesday & Wednesday Sessions:

Wadebridge in the Cupboard! 10.00am – 12.30pm & 2.00pm – 4.30pm

Thursday evenings:

Wadebridge in the Cupboard! 7.00pm – 9.30pm

For more information or to book a place, please contact Abbie on 07940 133116 or email: abbie@abbieanne.com

Deco Days Mystery Quilt…..sign up is now available!!

Selection of images featuring materials

This mystery quilt has been made with light weight denims, chambrays and a few jolly patchwork cottons. It could be made as one of my scrap & stash quilts or choose your own base colour with add ons.

It’s 54″x67″ finished with sashings (with a difference) without borders, which quite obviously you could add if you fancied it. Mostly piecing & appliqué.

There are 20 blocks 11″x11″ finished, designs inspired by the ‘Deco Art’ era…. well they’ve been Abbie’d a bit, but that’s where the inspiration came from!!

You’ll get 2 blocks per month, full sized paper patterns with instruction.

Sign up for the first 5 months is now available via my UKQU website shop, price includes the monthly p&p. (or for those of you local to me, via the Cupboard, please message me)

(Facebook support group is up and running ready and waiting for you!)