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Can you believe we are almost at the end of February.

I’ve been so busy with making, that I’ve forgotten to keep my blog up to date, so I thought I would do a little post showcasing what I’ve been up to these last few months, some of the quilts are so bright and colourful, I hoping they might brighten your day, or inspire you to get creative.

Inside the January Issue of British Patchwork and Quilting magazine, you can find my Dew and Moss Quilt, using the stunning ‘Dew and Moss’ collection from Art Gallery Fabrics, quilted using Vlieseline wool mix batting and Gutermann threads

Inside the February Issue of British Patchwork and Quilting magazine, you can find my Berry Burst lap quilt, using the beautiful fabric ‘Trends’ collection from Craftcotton. Its quilted using Vlieseline 278 Soya Mix Batting and Gutermann  metallic threads

I was buzzing to find my Pineapple Quilt on the front cover of  issue 72 of Quilt Now magazine, made using  Giucy Giuce spectrastatic collection from Makower. Quilted using Vlieseline Soya mix batting and Gutermann threads.

Also inside this issue, you’ll find my ‘Love Letters’ quilt with matching cushions using the beautiful ‘Flutter and Shine’ and ‘Kisses’ by Melanie Collette for Riley Blake Designs. Quilted using Vlieseline wool mix batting and Guterman threads.

Inside Issue 73 Quilt Now magazine, you can find my Raspberry Ripple quilt with matching cushion, using the stunning new collection ‘Boho’ from Stoffabrics. Quilted with Vlieseline wool mix batting and Gutermann threads

Inside this issue you can also find my Clementine Squares quilt with matching Tote bag, using Stockbridge by Feena Brooks for Cloud9 fabrics. Quilted using Vlieseline wool mix batting and Gutermann threads.

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I hope this has brightened your day, and don’t forget there is still time to enter my Island Batik fabric giveaway, just head over to my previous post for all the details

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‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

 

How do you fancy winning a 6 month subscription to ‘Make Modern’ – a Digital magazine?…

I’m so excited to tell you, that this month one of my quilts ‘COSY BLOOMS’ is being featured inside Issue 30 of Make Modern Magazine…

Here’s a little info about the magazine:

“Make Modern started in 2014 as a collaboration of three Aussie quilters who built a close friendship through the online quilting community – Jane, Kristy & Lara.

Our bi-monthly magazine is written by a small team of passionate modern quilters in Australia with a huge team of amazing quilters from all over the globe who contribute patterns and articles.

Make Modern is available exclusively from our online shop.

Our magazine is digital – you will get a PDF that you can read on your phone, tablet or computer and print if you wish.

Why digital? It’s more accessible, so whether you’re in a neighboring suburb in Australia, or across the globe in America or Europe, you’ll be able to read our magazine in the comfort of your own home. It’s more sustainable, think of all those happy trees! It takes up NO physical space which means more room for storing fabric. And it’s less expensive, leaving you with more dollars in your pocket to spend on….fabric?!

Our goal is to be a driving force in the modern quilt community.
We want you to feel like we’re already friends, the kind of friends who totally understand your fabric addiction, who will assist with your quilting problems and who will help you grow as a quilter.
We hope you’ll love us even though we’re all a little bit crazy.

How can you be part of the Make Modern community? Interact with us! Tell us what you want to see more of. Share pictures with us #makemodern! Introduce us to your favourite quilters and designers. Tell us about your amazing guild or quilty friends. Show us your craft rooms. Submit patterns or article ideas. We want to be a magazine for quilters”

A little sneak peek of my quilt…

I’ve used  fabrics from the Cosy Moods and Blooms collection for Gutermann, and a Tilda solid for the negative space blocks.

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Issue 30 is due out on the 13th of September…

WIN WIN WIN

To be in with a chance of winning a 6 months subscription to this fantastic magazine, which will include Issue 30, simple…

1.Follow my blog

2.Like this Post

3.Leave a comment telling me where you would read your digital copy

Best Of Luck, the winner will be chosen at random on 6th September!

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Congratulations to Mareike who has been chosen at random and won the 6 months subscription

**If you would like to purchase any back issues, special bundles, monthly subscriptions of the ‘Make Modern’ Magazine, please follow the link below – happy sewing

https://transactions.sendowl.com/stores/7271/163070 **

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‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

Block 1 -Glow Flies #quiltandshine

Hello, and a huge welcome to the very first block of the #quiltandshine Quilt-along.

I’m so excited to share block 1 with you, I hope you will enjoy making it as much as i did. Be sure to share your progress and finished blocks on Instagram using the hashtag #quiltandshine

I’m making this quilt using the beautiful collection ‘Day in Paris’, with a lay out as shown below, don’t you just love the stars connecting all the blocks together

In the print friendly PDF found below, you will find the details for making the stars, which connect the blocks, templates and tutorial for block 1.

You still have till tmro to enter my competition to win these beautiful threads by Gutermann – see previous blog post, or see my Instagram page michelle_creativeblonde

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Prizes Along The Way

HoneybeeCloths are giving away some fabulous prizes throughout this quilt along, that you wont want to miss, for example one of the giveaways is ‘A Fat Eighth bundle of 12 Day in Paris fabrics, which is the equivalent to 1.5 metres!!

Be sure to follow us:

https://www.instagram.com/michelle_creativeblonde/

https://www.instagram.com/dawn_honeybeecloths/

***Enter the promotional code word ‘SHINE’ when purchasing fabrics from www.honeybeecloths.co.uk and receive 5% off your order***

(offer valid 9/6/19 – 15/6/19 inc)

 

Let’s get sewing…

Download it here …

Quilt and Shine block 1

Be sure to check out Dawn ‘low calorie’ variation of this quilt pattern over on her blog, below are a few photos to show you how it would work

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For those who didn’t see our first Quilt along, here are a few photos to show you what we created (tutorials are still available to download at Honeybeecloths blog)

Myself and Dawn are so exciting to be sewing along with you.

‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

Quilt and Shine Quilt Along – – Fabric requirements, Giveaway plus a promotional discount code…

Hi guys, with the release of the first block coming this Saturday (15th June). I thought I would share with you a few more details.

This quilt along is being designed by myself @creativeblonde and Dawn from Honeybee Cloths, you can follow both our blogs, and Instagram pages, so you don’t miss a thing 🙂

Prizes Along The Way

HoneybeeCloths are giving away some fabulous prizes throughout this quilt along, that you wont want to miss, for example one of the giveaways is ‘A Fat Eighth bundle of 12 Day in Paris fabrics, which is the equivalent to 1.5 metres!!

Be sure to follow us:

https://www.instagram.com/michelle_creativeblonde/

https://www.instagram.com/dawn_honeybeecloths/

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We are using a brand new beautiful collection of fabrics, from Moda called ‘Day in Paris’ by Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic 

Here is what the designer said about her collection

“Who wouldn’t enjoy a day in Paris, the fashion capital of the world? Zen Chic’s newest group Day in Paris reflects this extraordinary elegance and feminine flair with a color palette of cool aqua and chartreuse, a deep navy and a soft pale pink, enhanced by little splashes of gold. Use these sophisticated fabrics to create one of a kind chic and stylish quilts”

In this quilt Along, we will be making a beautiful throw size quilt, which will measure 50″ x 50″ (approx. 127cm x 127cm)

It will be made up of 16 blocks, each measuring 12″ x 12″ (approx. 30cm x 30cm)

12 blocks will be designed by myself, and will be released in the middle of every month, starting next week. Dawn will be creating the remaining four blocks, which will be released throughout the year, as bonus blocks.

The layout of our blocks is shown below, along with fabric requirements

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The main layout of the quilt will require the following to make up the stars and boarder

The border will require

We have decided to use the low volume white/creams from the collection to make up the 16 blocks, this will require

The blocks we design will be made using fabrics from the charm pack in the collection, which contains 40 premium cotton squares each measuring 5″ x 5″ .

We recommend ordering 1/2 yard (1/2 metre) from the Pinks, Light Blues, Navy’s and Grey’s, so your left over fabrics can be used to make up the blocks along with One Charm Pack

***Enter the promotional code word ‘SHINE’ when purchasing fabrics from www.honeybeecloths.co.uk and receive 5% off your order***

(offer valid 9/6/19 – 15/6/19 inc)

We are both very excited about this quilt along, and cant wait to sew along with YOU.

Its suitable for everyone, whether you’re new to sewing/quilting, or simply want to sew along with us and create a beautiful throw size quilt.

There will be something for everyone, needle-turn applique, raw edge applique, free motion embroidery, English paper piecing and lots more

Here is a sneak peek at Block 1…

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GIVEAWAY

To kick start this quilt along, Gutermann have very generously given us two packs of their beautiful ‘sew all -Summer Loft thread’ collection, they compliment these fabrics perfectly

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To enter to win a pack, simple :

  • Follow my blog
  • Leave a comment telling me what your favourite type of sewing/quilting is…

Best of luck!

🎊 🎉 The winner is… APRIL LOPEZ congratulations 🎊 🎉

For another chance to win, head over to my Instagram page @michelle_creativeblonde for more details…

Thanks for reading, Myself and Dawn are so exciting to be sewing along with you all.

‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

Pinwheel Pincushions, plus a chance to win one…

Today is the day to show you my pinwheel pincushions – its all part of the ‘Blog Remix Season 2’ hosted by The Fat Quarter Shop.

There is so much eye candy, here is a list of the events:

I was lucky enough to receive a beautiful charm pack from @honeybeecloths.

A collection called SunnySide Up by Corey Yoder for Moda

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These are the perfect little scrap busting project and so useful, you can never have enough pincushions – they make lovely gifts too

 

 

 

***I got slightly carried away making these, as they are so adorable, so I’m giving one away to a lucky winner, plus some Sunnyside Up fabric, so you can have a go making one yourself ***

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To enter simple leave me a comment, telling me which one you would like; See photo below

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Top Left, Top Right,

Bottom Left or Bottom Right,

 I will choose a winner at random on Sunday 26th May

***Best Of Luck***

 

The winner is… @lindabick who entered on my Instagram page @creativeblonde66 ❤️

Head over to the Fat Quarter Shop page to follow the beautiful video tutorial to make your own https://blog.fatquartershop.com/new-video-how-to-pinwheel-pincushion/

Follow me here on my blog, and you can also find me on Instagram and Facebook

‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle @creativeblonde66