Looking to add some summer sunshine to your table?

Inside this months issue of British Patchwork and Quilting magazine, you will find my Summer Flowers Table Runner, using the beautiful and vibrant Sunny Bee fabrics from Makower.

Summer Flowers Table

This runner is a perfect match with my gorgeous summer bouquet

I would love to see your summer table settings, tag me in your photos on Instagram @michelle_creativeblonde and Facebook @creativeblonde66

Enjoy the sunshine

Michelle x

A little weekend inspiration…

Welcome to October… a month that’s a little bit special, as its my birthday!

With the sewing/quilting magazines back up and running in the UK, I was thrilled to get two of my quilts featured inside, one in this months and one in last months issue of British Patchwork & quilting.

My Marrakesh bohemian quilt is a great geometric quilt, a great alternative to a flowery quilt, made using the stunning new collection from Petal Signature for Spoonflower. 48″ x 48″ finished size. Using Gutermann threads and Vlieseline 278 soya mix batting. Find it inside the September issue.

My Colour Brush quilt is a simple, classic nine patch block, using the modern new collection from Stoffabrics. Sewn together using Aurifil threads and Vlieseline Cotton mix batting. This quilt is a lovely 54″ square, perfect for a cosy night in. Find it inside the October issue.

Thanks so much for stopping by, wishing you a lovely weekend.

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‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

Block 9 #makoti quiltalong

Welcome along to the Makoti Quilt Along, today is the release of block 9 – the last of the quilt blocks, meet me back here in 2 weeks for the big reveal…

I’m thrilled to have you sewing along with me, feel free to ask questions and leave comments.

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Show your progress on Instagram and Facebook, be sure to tag me and use the hashtag #makotiquiltalong, not only are quilt-alongs are a great way to make a gorgeous quilt, but they build a beautiful community of friends as we all sew along together

Catch up with blocks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,7 and 8

and all the information about this quilt along, by heading to my previous posts, you can also find the links at the bottom of this post, including how to join the blocks together using sashing

I’m using the Makoti fabric collection designed by Stuart Hillard, be sure to head over to Stuarts Instagram page. The fabric is from Craftcotton, who have an amazing blog full of inspiration and makes to keep you busy during this lock down.

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Download my free step by step pattern link at the bottom of this page

This block is all about triangles

 

This quilt along will be perfect for anyone new to sewing and quilting, but also great for those who just want to keep themselves busy and sew along in the crafty community. Please spread the word and join in.

For more details about this quilt along, and to download block 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 click the links below or head over to my previous posts

Quilt Along

block 1

block 2

Block 3

Block 4

block 5

block 6

block 7

Block 8

sashing

#makotiquiltalong

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

‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

Jersey fabric pencil cases…

Hey, hope you’re all well.

Thanks for stopping by… today I’m sharing with you a really simple pencil case, its a perfect little project for the summer holidays

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Using Vlieseline Jersey stabilizer H609, and the beautifully soft Vlieseline Soya Mix batting. The fabrics I’ve chosen are jersey fabrics from Stoffabrics.

To download my step by step tutorial, simple click the link below. I would love to see your finished pencil cases and to see what gorgeous fabrics you choose

pencil case

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‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

Block 8 #makoti Quiltalong

Welcome along to the Makoti Quilt Along, today is the release of block 8.

I’m thrilled to have you sewing along with me, feel free to ask questions and leave comments.

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Show your progress on Instagram and Facebook, be sure to tag me and use the hashtag #makotiquiltalong, not only are quilt-alongs are a great way to make a gorgeous quilt, but they build a beautiful community of friends as we all sew along together

Catch up with blocks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 and all the information about this quilt along, by heading to my previous posts, you can also find the links at the bottom of this post, including how to join the blocks together using sashing

I’m using the Makoti fabric collection designed by Stuart Hillard, be sure to head over to Stuarts Instagram page. The fabric is from Craftcotton, who have an amazing blog full of inspiration and makes to keep you busy during this lock down.

Download my free step by step pattern at the link below

Makoti quilt along block 8

This quilt along will be perfect for anyone new to sewing and quilting, but also great for those who just want to keep themselves busy and sew along in the crafty community. Please spread the word and join in.

For more details about this quilt along, and to download block 1, 2, 3,4, 5, 6 and 7 click the links below or head over to my previous posts

Quilt Along

block 1

block 2

Block 3

Block 4

block 5

block 6

block 7

sashing

#makotiquiltalong

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

‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

Block 13 #quiltandshine

Hey,

Today is the release of block 13 of the #quiltandhsine quilt along, hosted by myself and Dawn from Honeybee cloths.

Its never to late to join in with this quilt along, as the patterns will be available forever, but even if the thought of a whole quilt is daunting, maybe choose your favourite block and create a cushion cover or a table runner using a few blocks.

… as 13 is one of those numbers some of feel can bring us bad luck… I thought I’d make a block with a stitched positive quote.

‘Shine wherever you go’

I really love the idea of taking this block and creating a scatter cushion to match

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Its a simple design, using stars of any shape and size, and simply stitched in place using free motion embroidery. The words can be added using the same method, or with an embroidery machine.

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To download block 13, simply click the link below

Quilt and Shine block 13

 Be sure to tag me on Instagram @michelle_creativeblonde so I can see your finished blocks, use the hashtag #quiltandshine

We all need friends and family in our lives especially during these difficult times, keep talking and stay safe xx

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

‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

 

 

Block 7 #makoti quilt-along

Welcome along to the Makoti Quilt Along, today is the release of block 7.

I’m thrilled to have you sewing along with me, feel free to ask questions and leave comments.

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Show your progress on Instagram and Facebook, be sure to tag me and use the hashtag #makotiquiltalong, not only are quilt-alongs are a great way to make a gorgeous quilt, but they build a beautiful community of friends as we all sew along together

Catch up with blocks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 and all the information about this quilt along, by heading to my previous posts, you can also find the links at the bottom of this post, including how to join the blocks together using sashing

I’m using the Makoti fabric collection designed by Stuart Hillard, be sure to head over to Stuarts Instagram page. The fabric is from Craftcotton, who have an amazing blog full of inspiration and makes to keep you busy during this lock down.

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Download my free step by step pattern at the link below

Makoti quilt along block 7

This quilt along will be perfect for anyone new to sewing and quilting, but also great for those who just want to keep themselves busy and sew along in the crafty community. Please spread the word and join in.

For more details about this quilt along, and to download block 1, 2, 3,4, 5 and 6 click the links below or head over to my previous posts

Quilt Along

block 1

block 2

Block 3

Block 4

block 5

block 6

sashing

#makotiquiltalong

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

‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

Makoti Quilt-along block 6

Welcome along to the Makoti Quilt Along, today is the release of block 6.

I’m thrilled to have you sewing along with me, feel free to ask questions and leave comments.

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Show your progress on Instagram and Facebook, be sure to tag me and use the hashtag #makotiquiltalong, not only are quilt-alongs are a great way to make a gorgeous quilt, but they build a beautiful community of friends as we all sew along together

Catch up with blocks 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 and all the information about this quilt along, by heading to my previous posts, you can also find the links at the bottom of this post.

I’m using the Makoti fabric collection designed by Stuart Hillard, be sure to head over to Stuarts Instagram page. The fabric is from Craftcotton, who have an amazing blog full of inspiration and makes to keep you busy during this lock down.

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Download my free step by step pattern at the link below

Makoti quilt along block 6

This quilt along will be perfect for anyone new to sewing and quilting, but also great for those who just want to keep themselves busy and sew along in the crafty community. Please spread the word and join in.

For more details about this quilt along, and to download block 1, 2, 3 and 4 click the links below or head over to my previous posts

Quilt Along

block 1

block 2

Block 3

Block 4

block 5

#makotiquiltalong

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

‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

 

Makoti Quilt-along block 5

Welcome along to the Makoti Quilt Along, today is the release of block 5.

I’m thrilled to have you sewing along with me, feel free to ask questions and leave comments.

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Show your progress on Instagram and Facebook, be sure to tag me and use the hashtag #makotiquiltalong, not only are quilt-alongs are a great way to make a gorgeous quilt, but they build a beautiful community of friends as we all sew along together

Catch up with blocks 1, 2, 3 and 4, and all the information about this quilt along, by heading to my previous posts, you can also find the links at the bottom of this post.

I’m using the Makoti fabric collection designed by Stuart Hillard, be sure to head over to Stuarts Instagram page. The fabric is from Craftcotton, who have an amazing blog full of inspiration and makes to keep you busy during this lock down.

Download my free step by step pattern at the link below

Makoti quilt along block 5

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This quilt along will be perfect for anyone new to sewing and quilting, but also great for those who just want to keep themselves busy and sew along in the crafty community. Please spread the word and join in.

For more details about this quilt along, and to download block 1, 2, 3 and 4 click the links below or head over to my previous posts

Quilt Along

block 1

block 2

Block 3

Block 4

#makotiquiltalong

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

‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

Block 12 – Hemlock #quiltandshine

Hello, thanks for stopping by to read my blog, today I’m sharing with you Block 12 of the #quiltandhsine quilt along, hosted by myself and Dawn from Honeybee cloths.

Its never to late to join in with this quilt along, as the patterns will be available forever, but even if the thought of a whole quilt is daunting, maybe choose your favourite block and create a cushion cover or a table runner using a few blocks.

This block is all about wildflowers…

Its a beautiful, relaxing block to sit and hand sew,  we all need some time to switch off, and relax.

This blocks also completes the third row

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Its lovely to see the quilt come together…

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Download my free pattern here, be sure to tag me on Instagram @michelle_creativeblonde so I can see your finished blocks, use the hashtag #quiltandshine

Quilt and Shine block 12

We all need friends and family in our lives especially during these difficult times, keep talking, stay inside and stay safe xx

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

‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle