Block 16 #quiltandshine Quiltalong…

Hey,

Welcome to Block 16 of the #quiltandshine quilt along, hosted by Dawn from Honeybee cloths and myself. This block is all about naming and dating your quilt.

I know I hear you, nothing for weeks, then two block come along at the same time, I sometimes get impatient when waiting for the last block of a quilt along, so I’ve taken that frustration away and here it is

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 just a few blocks.

To download block 16, simply click the link below

Be sure to tag me on Instagram @michelle_creativeblonde so I can see your finished blocks and quilts, 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 15 #Quiltandshine

Hey,

Welcome to Block 15 of the #quiltandshine quilt along, hosted by Dawn from Honeybee cloths and myself. Huge apologizes for the delay in the release of this block

I hope you will agree it was worth the wait, this block shows you how to quilt using metallic threads to a simple quilt or pattern to add shine and sparkle

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 just a few blocks.

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

To download block 15, simply click the link below

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 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 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

Block 11 – Flutter #quiltandshine…

Hello, thanks for stopping by to read my blog, today I’m sharing with you Block 11 of the #quiltandhsine quilt along, hosted by myself and Dawn from Honeybee cloths.

How is everyone doing?  if your anything like me, you’re happy to have unlimited minutes on your phone. I know I have a house full of kids, but nothing quite beats an adult conversation to keep you sane – Keep talking!

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 butterflies…

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

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 11

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

Quilt and Shine – Block 10

Welcome to Block 10 of #quiltandshine Quilt-along…

Block 10 – Friendship

We all need friends in our lives, to let us shine. Take time to reach out to your friends and family and talk…  Be the reason someone has a smile on their face today….

#bekind

Block 10 is ready for you to download at the link below, perfect for some weekend sewing. #Quiltandshine quilt along, is hosted by dawn and myself, there is still plenty of time to get involved and join in.

Download your free pattern here

Quilt and Shine block 10

You can find blocks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 8 here on my blog

Be sure to head over to Dawn blog and download block 4, 7 and 9

https://fromourlittlehivetoyours.blog/blog/

 

Share your gorgeous blocks on Instagram using the hashtag #quiltandshine, we are so excited to see your finished blocks… .

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This Quilt Along is sponsored by HoneybeeCloths

Dawn has very kindly put together packs of fabric especially for the quilt along

https://www.honeybeecloths.co.uk/shop/4574190065/Zen-Chic

Thanks for joining in with our Quilt-along, we are so excited to be sewing along with you.

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

‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

Christmas and Autumnal Inspiration…

The inspiration inside this months sewing and quilting magazines is sure to get you busy at your sewing machine… I would love to tell you where you cab find some of my tutorials this month…

Inside this months issue of Love Sewing, you will find my ‘Let it Snow’ cushion. Using the beautiful Christmas fabrics ‘Tinsel’ by Clarice Gifford for Cloud9fabrics from Hantexcreate. I’ve used Vlieseline Interfacing, and Guterman threads. Creating this snowflake, took me back to my school days, of cutting out snowflakes from paper.

Issue 69 Quilt Now Magazine…

“Issue 69 is our big festive special and comes with a bumper Christmas makes book, a Jera Brandvig quilt pattern and an exclusive stained glass window pattern from Sarah Ashford, making it our biggest issue ever! It also marks the start of our brand-new quilt-along with Sarah Payne”

I received the best news on the 17th October… I only found myself on the front cover of Quilt Now magazine with my Christmas Star Quilt…

Absolutely buzzing!!

 

This quilt uses the stunning Christmas collection ‘Moda Bella Solids and Merry Merry Snow Days by Bunny Hill designs for Moda‘. I’ve used Guterman threads and Vlieseline Cotton mix batting – making this the coziest Christmas quilt, perfect for they chilly evenings.

Available to buy from ‘The Sewing Studio‘, with a very special discount code especially for my readers/ followers and Quilt Now readers.

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The November issue of British Patchwork and Quilting is out now, full of Autumnal and Christmas inspiration, including my ‘Woodland Walk’ quilt. using the beautiful ‘Pinewood Acres’ collection from Riley Blake. Gutermann threads and Vlieseline cotton mix batting.

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‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

Block 5 #quiltandshine Quilt-along…

Hey,

Today I want to share with you Block 5 of the #quiltandshine quilt-along, hosted by myself and Dawn @dawn_honeybeecloths

Block 5 is all about seeing stars… using prairie points to create this beautiful star. Download block 5 at the link below

Quilt and Shine block 5

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I was so excited to complete block 4 – Beachcomber (designed by Dawn) and its available now to download on the blog at the link below

https://fromourlittlehivetoyours.blog/2019/08/24/quilt-and-shine-quilt-along-block-4-beachcomber/

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Now the first four blocks have been released, they are ready to been sewn together…

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Love the seeing the stars begin to appear between the blocks

Thanks for reading, hope this post has inspired you to get creative.

You can follow me here on my blog, and can also find me on Instagram and Facebook

‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

Block 3 #quiltandshine -Fly High…

Welcome to the start of a brand new week, and a brand new block for the #quiltandshine quilt-along

Block 3 is called ‘Fly High’, capturing that moment when the sun is shining, and beautiful kites and playing in the wind

Using a variety of techniques, from paper piecing, to machine sewing and hand embroidery

 

You can download this free pattern here

Block 3 – Fly High

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Don’t forget this month is BONUS month. Dawn is releasing Block 4 very soon, so be sure to be following us.

Myself @michelle_creativeblonde and Dawn_honeybeecloths are so exciting to be sewing along with you.

‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle

Dream Catcher – Block 2 #quiltandshine

Happy weekend, hope you’re having a beautiful and relaxing one…

I’m so excited to share Block 2 of the #quiltandshine quilt along, I’ve really enjoyed designing this one for you

This one features embroidery and some free motion quilting

I cant wait to see what designs you create inside your dream catcher…

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Download your free pattern here >>> Quilt and Shine block 2

Myself @michelle_creativeblonde and Dawn_honeybeecloths are so exciting to be sewing along with you.

‘Do what makes your heart smile’

Happy Sewing

Michelle