Life’s been happening at a rate of knots
again, where has January disappeared to?? I’d like to update you all on
a few things and introduce my new Mystery Quilt to you…….
Abbie Suggests 2019 Challenge
is well under way, if you wish to join us please message me for your
personal challenge! I’ll randomly pick you a number a colour & a
shape to make your own patchwork block or item with. Or, I’ll find you
a traditional 9 patch block and give you a couple of colours that you
need to include when you make your block. You can come back and
request as many times as you like, so you could use this to make your
very own mystery quilt BOM, free of charge, I’d just like to see photos
of what’s produced please.
I’ve set up a group on face book titled Abbieanne’s Take 3 Challenge 2019 that anyone can join to see what’s being produced, some fabulous work coming
Deco Days Mystery BOM…. (approx. 54″x67″ finished without borders.., but they may yet get added!!.….)
latest mystery design is due to commence late February. Denim, lots of
different light-weight denims and other deco-ish lovely cottons, mostly
blue. (just because, no other reason!) You could use any colour
combination that takes your fancy or make another scrap & stash
There will be 20 blocks, 11″ x 11″ finished, mine will be
presented finished with a 2″ sashing (with a bit of a difference!).
Mostly piecing and applique. It will run over 10 months, you will
receive 2 blocks with full sized paper patterns and instruction each
month, with the final ‘how to put together’ etc included in month 10.
(the price will include p&p). There is a help/support group set up
on Facebook already to go! Here you can natter and ask myself and
others taking part questions and safely post photos without giving the
game away to the rest of the world!!
has had the Rubies part of this quilt and the majority of you have
elected to continue to the Cream half of the quilt. A difficult
decision for some as the Rubies part of the quilt is a wonderful sampler
quilt when finished and doesn’t necessarily need the Cream applique……
anyone is welcome to join us at any time with this BOM, the patterns are
all available from my UKQU shop. (support group is running on
A Colourful Outlook on Life Mystery BOM……
quilt is no longer a Mystery, this is now running as a BOM which you
can join in with whenever you fancy. Again, the patterns are all
available from my UKQU shop. Kits are no longer available, but all the
fabrics are by Makower and readily available (I still have a few,
contact me directly) or use your own style….. (Support group is running
is no longer a mystery either and is happily running as a scrap and
stash BOM with different people at different stages…… looking wonderful!
(Support group on Facebook is running)
are probably fed-up of me going on about how I get such a kick out of
all of your creations, but I’m going to say it yet again……. I get such a
kick out of your creations!…….I really do feel like a proud Mum when I
see you all achieving, be it just from my encouragement with projects,
beginners with traditional p&q or those of you playing with my
designs….. I love you all!!
As a tutor/teacher/coach, whatever you
wish to call me, it’s an immensely satisfying part of my job to see
people happily creating and achieving. We all come to this hobby from
different directions, needs and values, but in my eyes we’re in
‘collective therapy’, I see this creative hobby helping so many people
in so many ways its quite humbling…. makers, receivers, learners,
teachers, partners and families supporting our stash movements and sew
Wake up each day (or in the middle of the night
several times like what I do!) and look for a little goodness in every
day and every situation, it makes life easier……. Thank you for
feeding my habit.