Free Pattern…

Hey guys,

Thanks for stopping by again (I know two posts in as many days) but I’m really excited to share this table runner tutorial with you…

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This was first time I’ve quilted using Bosal double sided fusible foam, and I love it, its brought a beautiful texture to my table runner. Using this stunning fabric from stoffabrics, added the perfect pattern for quilting.

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These tiny dresden plates measure just 4 1/2″ in diameter – thats small, right? These were made for the #tinydresdenparty2019 hosted by Deidra @quiltyobsession

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My Free Pattern is available to download here –>   Table Runner PDF

I hope you enjoy making this – happy sewing.

I would love to see your finished table runners, be sure to tag me at the following places

‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Check out my Instagram and Facebook page @creativeblonde66

~Michelle~

x creativeblonde x

This weeks catch up, plus free Christmas patterns…

Hello, thanks for stopping by…

I have so much to tell you about, this week has been so busy, and I’ve loved every minute

…Did you know there is only 29 days till Christmas?

I’m so excited to tell you my ‘SNOW’ and ‘HO HO HO’ wall hangings PDF can now be downloaded below.

For more Christmas inspiration head over to the Craft Cotton Blog

Christmas wall hanging – snow

Christmas wall hanging – ho ho ho

I’ve been busy making this months sewing bee block for the ‘siblings together’ charity.  I love this pattern and the colours chosen by Karen@weekendtextiles. 

I used Island batik scraps to create these blocks, and Gutermann threads

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This week I was able to complete the final block in the #savethebees quilt, designed and hosted my Jacquelyn. I think this block is my favourite, i love the super buttons from Groves

This month also came the release of block 10 of the shared quilt-along, hosted by myself and Dawn at Honeybee Cloths.

There are 10 blocks so far, with 2 more to be released, below are the latest five blocks. I’ve used Caroline Fabric by @brengr from Moda to complete my blocks

 

And lastly this week, i got involved in a sew along called #retrosnapssal hosted by @imstudiolou. Its such an adorable pattern.

I chose to use the scraps left over from my ‘winnie the pooh’ quilt, the fabrics available from craft cotton soon

Now i just have to keep the dog away from it, its the whitest item in this house 😉

Getting ready for 2019? I’ve signed up for the following quilt-along, Im so excited to be sewing along with Sherry at powered by quilting

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Something special for you…

To celebrate my advent calendar with coordinating bunting being featured in this months issue of Love Patchwork and quilting magazine, using the beautiful collection by Amy called ‘little town’

Dawn at www.honeybeecloths.co.uk has very kindly offered all my followers, not just 10% off this collection which is available in her shop now, but 10% off everything in her shop ♥

Just type CREATIVEBLONDE at the checkout – thanks Dawn 🌸 💕

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Many thanks for reading, have a lovely weekend, until next time… happy sewing

Check out my Instagram and Facebook page @creativeblonde66

~Michelle~

x creativeblonde x

 

 

Cottage Garden Storage Boxes…

Follow my tutorials below, on how to make your very own ‘Cottage Garden Storage Boxes’ These stunning fabrics are designed by Debbie Shore and available from  ‘Craft Cotton’ and Hobbycraft.

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I chose four of my favourite prints from the collection, to make 3 different sized storage boxes, and teamed them up with some Gutermann thread

 

cottage garden storage box 1

cottage garden storage box 2

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cottage garden storage box 3 

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Each storage using a slightly different method, adding curves, EPP and fussy cutting

These ‘cottage garden storage boxes’ and tutorials has been created by me – creativeblonde.

To see more of my tutorials, you can follow my blog www.creativeblonde.co.uk and/or Instagram page www.instagram.co.uk/creativeblonde66 and www.facebook.com/creativeblonde66

Stockist for the fabrics found in this tutorial

www.craftcotton.com  0161 832 9431

www.hobbycraft.co.uk

 Stockist for Gutermann threads

       gutermann@stockistenquiries.co.uk 01453 883581

#sew6organizers…

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OMG wow I did it, I always try and steer away from zips and small fiddly things, but today was the day i had written down my next chosen challenge for the #sew6organizers hosted by @mycreativelypottylife and @craftylilmouse. 

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I chose the ‘triple pouch’ which didn’t just include 1 zip, but TWO!! 😲  Three pouches and two pockets – such a fabulous little pouch/bag.  It looked so complicated, and there were a few moments where id thought id bitten off more then i could chew, but can I just say how impressive the instructions are in this book ‘stitched sewing organizers’ @aneelahoey …

They are just brilliant, such an incredible talent to take something so complicated, and write it so simply, the drawings help you at every step. I really would recommend this book.

I used some gorgeous Gutermann threads, and a couple of my very handle haberdashery tools by Clover – ‘hold it precision stiletto’ and ‘point 2 point turner’

 

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I used RJR fabrics from the ‘Amalfi’ collection, which i had spare from when i finished my Quilted Clam tote bag, earlier this month. Grab my tutorial on how to make my tote bag in the August issue of Patchwork & Quilting Magazine

Thanks for reading, head over to Instagram and follow the hashtag #sew6organizers to see all the gorgeous makes from this beautiful book by Aneela Hoey

Happy Sewing

x creativeblonde x

 

Bittersweet…

I’m so excited to tell you about my Butterfly Peg bag tutorial being published in this month Popular Patchwork Magazine,  I even made it to the front cover 🙂 Sadly its the last PP mag EVER to be published…

 Fabrics are from Craft Cotton.  All sewn together using Gutermann threads and using interfacing and batting from Vlieseline 

I was so pleased with the cute butterfly I added, I really enjoy watching the butterflies visiting my garden

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This peg bag is reversible too, as all the seams have been cleverly hidden away…

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The best part is still to come… buy this last issue of Popular Patchwork AND get a previous issue of British patchwork and quilting magazine FREE!! 

To see more of my tutorials, you can follow my blog www.creativeblonde.co.uk and/or Instagram page www.instagram.co.uk/creativeblonde66 and www.facebook.com/creativeblonde66

Stockist for all the fabrics found in this tutorial

www.craftcotton.com  0161 832 9431

 Stockist for Gutermann threads

gutermann@stockistenquiries.co.uk 01453 883581

Stockist for Vlieseline Wadding

https://ladysewandsew.co.uk/

 

 

Free Pattern/tutorial – My Japanese Tote Bag…

Hi Guys,

I know… my blog posts are like buses, you wait ages for one, and then two come along together, I couldn’t wait to share my free pattern and tutorial for my Japanese Tote Bag, the fabrics are so lovely and all available from Craftcotton, and look lush with the Gutermann metallic thread

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Click here to download your free PDF tutorial

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Be sure to tag me if you make your own tote bag, i’m really excited to see them

x creativeblonde x

Pretty Easter Baskets with Bunting…

I’m super excited to share my Easter tutorials with you. This month I got together with Lucy from Ribbon and Thread to make some pretty Easter baskets and bunting. perfect for an Easter egg hunt.

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The very cute bunny fabrics by Michael Miller are so beautiful to work with, grab your fat quarter bundles from Lucy @ribbonandthreaduk, don’t forget the cute ribbons and buttons too…

Too see my full step by step tutorial on how to make your Easter baskets, in time for Easter, head over to Ribbon and thread .

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My step by step bunting tutorial, can be found there too

Happy Easter egg hunting!

You can follow me here on blog or on Instagram and Facebook, tag me @creativeblonde66 to show me your Easter makes

x creativeblonde x

 

Scrap Busting Table Runner…

You know when you wake up with an idea in your head, and just have to make it, well here are the results of my Saturday thoughts…

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I had lots of blues in my stash, and some gorgeous grey all available from craftcotton, I usually work with soft edges and hearts, so I’m not quite sure why i had this urge to quilt with straight lines and boxes…

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I also knew i wanted each box slightly raised, for added texture, quite time consuming, but i love the results…

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Complimenting the beautiful Roses and Lilies, on my coffee table…

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Thanks for reading, please check out my other tutorials here on my blog

Happy Monday…

x creativeblonde x

 

Postcard Swap…

OMG… I honestly had no idea just how adorable and additive these little postcards could be, this postcard swap is being hosted by Elm Street Quilts 

There is a super cute tutorial on their blog, you just have to try, they are really quick, and would bring a smile to anyone who received this in the post

http://www.elmstreetquilts.com/2018/02/valentines-put-little-love-in-it-blog.html

 

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The recipient of my postcard, has to remain a secret, until they have received it. We were given a one word prompt (cant share this either … sorry) to base the design of our post card. I knew which fabric to choose straight away…

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I was somehow surprised at how small 6″ x 4″ was, and how quickly this came together. I couldn’t resist doing my favorite blanket stitch, there was something quite cosy about the wadding on the reverse too.

The stitch around the edge, that holds it altogether is a simple zig-zag stitch…

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Just to attach my stamp and add my message (cant show you this bit either) and pop it in the post to hopefully make my new postcard swap friend smile

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Be sure to check out #esqpostcardswap on Instagram, to see all the other postcards, and don’t forget to add this to your ‘to-do’ list.

Thanks for reading

x creativeblonde x