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Spent a lovely few days in Copenhagen, being inspired by the colours, food and art. Had an obligatory shop in Stoff And Stil and learnt in one museum that in ancient times women were sent on to the next life with spools to put their spun thread on ready for the stitching and weaving. And very lovely spools they are too! 🧵 #copenhagen #stoffandstil #draincover #colours #inspiration #noticingthelittlethings #denmark🇩🇰 ...

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Hand piecing and quilt as you go is the perfect holiday travel project! Where are you taking this months #tqhandpiecedsampler to stitch? A bit o f quilt y reading on the beach doesn’t hurt if the magazine , issue 52, has travelled with you! #todaysquilter #handpiecing #handstitching #quiltblock #quiltasyougo #quiltinonthego #carolynforster #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #imintheguild #qgbi ...

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Took the time in my ‘mass production of a quilt border’ style of stitching to actually stop and see if it would work before committing to the other three sides of stitching. Looks good, but doesn’t mean it couldn’t still all go horribly wrong 🤣🤣. #patchwork #quiltinprogress #usingwhatihave #scrapquilt #fabricscraps #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #imintheguild #qgbi #carolynforster ...

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Getting organised and clearing the decks. Now that I’m back from @thefestivalofquilts my mind is full of new things to start stitching 😃. What were you inspired to stitch after returning from the show? I’m going to try and keep track of projects inspired by the quilts or my purchases using #inspiredbyfoq . If you’d like to join in then follow along and use the hashtag for your posts. It will be great to keep the buzz going until next year! 😉 #imintheguild #qgbi @thequiltersguild #foq2019 #festivalofquilts2019 #patchwork #quilts #quiltblock #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #libertyquiltingcotton #thehandmadequilt #handstitching #handstitched ...

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Details from two lovely and amazing quilts on show @thefestivalofquilts . Even if the whole quilt doesn’t appeal there is always a detail for me that makes me think. The quilt that @thequiltersguild has used for the inspiration for their #redmanorbom is full of wonderful details and this basket is just a tiny one. Equally amazing was this cross stitch signed name on one of the gallery of Baltimore Album quilts . Really worth taking the time to really look and see. From such a huge and sometimes overwhelming show, it’s the details that come away with me. #foq2019 #festivalofquilts2019 #thequiltersguild #imintheguild #qgbi #applique #handstitched # ...

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So it seems like me, we’re all getting ready and excited for @thefestivalofquilts 😃. I’ve been writing a shopping list and took a reference shot of three quilts that need backs, and as selfies are not something I’ve ever mastered this is my #hellofoq 👋👋. There’s a good picture of me on my website, so it’s there if you’re interested 😉. Do say hi if you see me as it’s always great to chat with folks in my phone, and even folks I’ve met in real life! #foq2019 #imintheguild #qgbi #quilts #festivalofquilts #festivalofquilts2019 ...

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Last week the rain collapsed some of my hydrangea so I rescued them to a vase indoors. I’ve loved seeing these each time I pass them. I think I will be seeing some more inside next week given the amount of rain falling now ! #englishsummer #hydrangea #favouriteflower #ryepottery #flowers #inspiring #makesmehappy ...

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Keeping cool and hydrated in @pincushion_pantiles ! Hope you’re all stitching somewhere chilled! #patchworkquilt #tqhandpiecedsampler #todaysquilter #pincushionpantiles #tunbridgewells #libertyquiltingcotton #enjoytheprocess #makersgonnamake #imintheguild #carolynforster ...

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Putting my quilt as you go blocks together to make a mini quilt that will be in the @stitchtopiauk booth at @thefestivalofquilts which is now only a week away😃. Pop by the booth to chat about lovely inspiring stitching holidays you could be on, and if you see me , do say hi! There will be so much to see and do, what’s on your list, shopping, exhibits, meeting friends, selfies with your quilt on show to the public? #festivalofquilts2019 #qgbi #patchwork #quiltasyougo #quiltingonthego #handquilted #handstitching #stitchtopiauk #foq2019 #quiltshow#carolynforster ...

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Tidying up today and found this Castle Wall quilt block that I’d made as a sample. Seems too nice to leave , so might have to make it into a quilt. 😍 #patchwork #quiltblock #thehandmadequilt #landauerpublishing #handpieced #handstitched #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #imintheguild #carolynforster #fussycut ...

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If you’re free this Thursday, come along to our very informal demo in Tunbridge Wells @pincushion_pantiles where we will be showing you how to stitch the latest BOM for #tqhandpiecedsampler and how to put the #quiltingonthego blocks together ! Come and say hi! And bring any stitching to show us 😍. #pincushionpantiles #tunbridgewells #patchwork #quiltshop #lqs #patchworkclasses #stitching #quiltingonthego #quiltasyougo #carolynforster #imintheguild #makersgonnamake #quiltbook #landauerpublishing #todaysquilter #enjoytheprocess #handquilting #handpiecing #handstitching ...

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Work in progress. I’ve had this in mind for a long time and now am more than pleased with how it’s come out. Another one for the ‘to be quilted ‘ pile 😉 #quiltinprogress #patchwork #scrapquilt #stashbuster #usingallofthefabrics #carolynforster #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #imintheguild ...

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Binding this tied quilt soon to be seen in @pincushion_pantiles 😀. It’s on its way Jenny! #patchwork #patchworkquilt #quilted #tiedquilting #lqs #jellyrollquilt #handquilted #tunbridgewells #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #imintheguild #quiltbinding ...

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Always worth sharing, and @eternalmaker is everything you ever wanted a quilt shop to be, and they have coffee and cake too! If you think something is missing from your quilting life, and your fabric stash, go along and find it there! #eternalmaker #lqs #makersgonnamake #quiltshop #chichester #quiltshopparty ...

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Finished and pressed 😃. Always a bit of a see saw time. Does it make me want to stitch more of them, find other patterns I could put in the circle setting, or make more of the same or let it simmer in the background for a while? 🤔 I love how everyone’s creative process is so different 😃 #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #imintheguild #patchwork #quiltinprogress #handstitched #handpiecing #handpieced #portablepatchwork. Edited to add: actually. This isn’t the pressed photo, seem to have not done that one yet 🙄, but hey, it’s still pretty flat! ...

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I forget how fast tying a quilt can be 😃. None of that pesky basting going on here, just straight down to the nitty gritty! #patchwork #quilting #quilttying #handtiedquilt #tiedquilt #valdanithreads #jellyrollquilt #thejoyofjellyrolls #searchpress #enjoytheprocess #makersgonnamake #imintheguild #carolynforster ...

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When you save up the ironing for the tennis #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #patchwork #carolynforster #imintheguild #keepingitreal #chainpiecing #wimbledon #watchingtennis ...

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So #saturdaynightcraftalong with Lucy @charmaboutyou looks like it will be tennis and my #arlingtonsquarequilt . This is the last of the 81 block middles . After this I will be stitching a cream print , then back to scraps again, but obviously not all tonight. There are 81 blocks! 😜 #scrapquilt #handpieced #handstitched #handsewing #enjoytheprocess #makersgonnamake #carolynforster #iminthegulld #patchwork #quiltinprogress ...

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Important very last of the last small pieces left from a big cutting and sewing day. Have to save these in a special place for a special project, whatever that may be! Lots done this week due to tennis watching and now as I watch the men’s doubles, I can see a lady knitting in the medical time out 👍. There’s a woman with her priorities! #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #fabricscraps #charlottelyons #wastenotwantnot #imintheguild ...

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That moment when you realise the pre cut charm squares and Layercakes just aren’t doing it for you, and you will be spending the morning ironing and cutting 5in squares from 42 different fabrics! 🙄🤣🤣 #thatspatchworkforyou ##quiltinprogress #stashbuster #scrapquilt #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #imintheguild ...

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And also in issue 51 of @todaysquilter magazine is the ninth block for the BOM quilt as you go Sampler quilt , can’t believe there are only three more blocks left to share 😔and then your quilts will be complete ! So exciting ! Look at everyone’s progress over on #tqhandpiecedsampler ! #todaysquilter #quiltbom #quiltasyougo #quiltingonthego #handquilting #handquilted #handpiecing #handstitched #handsewing #patchwork #quiltblock #quilt #patchworkquilt #imintheguild #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster ...

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So pleased I made this Nosegay quilt, it had been on my wish list of makes for more years than I care to count 😃. Don’t wait as long as me, have a go with the pattern in the new edition of @todaysquilter (issue51). #scrapquilt #stashbuster #stashbusting #patchwork #quiltblock #patchworkquilt #todaysquilter #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #imintheguild #carolynforster ...

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A quick fix of stitching and I’ve made a pair of the lovely little houses from the templates by @anna_jantina . I needed something to finish, rather than be the start of the long haul , so this pair fitted the bill! So cute, and easy to put together! 😃 #patchwork #houses #annashuisjes #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #pincushions #pincushion #patchworkpincushion #fabricscraps #fabricscrapproject #patchworkhouse ...

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Going with the original plan, and I’ll save stitching houses for another night! Quilting it in #bigstitch and a running cross stitch with @valdani_threads perle cotton no.12. I love making these mini quilts that show off a selection of fabrics, and they would be equally great as the centre of a medallion quilt, or as a cushion ! Too many ideas from a simple square 😃. #onepatchquilt #miniquilt #utilityquilting #handquilting #slowstitch #patchwork #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #imintheguild #qgbiweekendwip #carolynforster #landauerpublishing ...

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When you come back with your #lqs haul, ( in this case @pincushion_pantiles ) 😃 and you don’t know where to start! The fabrics weren’t to make the little house , but now I’m thinking this wouldn’t be a bad idea! 🙄 #firstworldproblem #problemonlyaquilterhas #patchwork #tunbridgewells #lolliesfabric #annashuisjes @anna_jantina #showmethemoda #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #imintheguild #qgbiweekendwip ...

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When you’ve spent all morning choosing a fabric selection for a quilt project, then you look at an amazing vintage quilt, and wish you could just sew it together from Scraps and know it would be fab! 🙄 #vintagefabric #vintagequilt #vintagepatchwork #scrapquilt #makedoandmend #patchwork #patchworktop #quiltblock #handstitched #handpieced #oldquilt #quiltinprogress ...

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If you’d like to spend some quiet time learning to hand stitch a patchwork quilt with me in the iconic @libertylondon then check out their events page! Starting Wednesday 10th of July for 5 weeks we will be stitching our way through #thehandmadequilt . You get a lovely selection of fabrics from @Libertyquilting to start you off, and all the help , hints and tips you will need to make your very own heirloom! 😃 #libertyquiltingcotton #libertylondon #libertyoflondon #patchwork #patchworkquilt #handstitched #handstitching #handsewing #landauerpublishing #makersgonnamake #libertyquilt #enjoytheprocess #mindfulstitching #slowstitch #london #learntosew #imintheguild #carolynforster #quiltteacher ...

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And today it’s the turn of the Blues. Still lots of straight lines, but much bigger pieces. And it always takes me by surprise how long it takes to stitch big pieces together! #patchwork#quiltinprogress #blues #blue #strips #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #imintheguild #carolynforster #quiltmaker #scrapquilt #stashbuster ...

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Quilt in progress! Really loving how these colours sum up the weather today! ☀️☀️#quiltinprogress #patchworkquilt #patchwork #jellyrollquilt #showmethemoda #jellyrollquiltsandgifts #summer #summercolours #searchpress #carolynforster #imintheguild #qgbiweekendwip ...

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The comfort food equivalent in sewing 😃. Stitching the Woven Dreams quilt from my book Jelly Roll Quilts and Gifts (and it’s in the bumper book Joy of Jelly Rolls) from @searchpress . A great quick stitch and loving the Sweet Harmony Jelly Roll by American Jane from @modafabrics . And a great quilt to learn to make if you’re new to patchwork and quilting. Look out for it on the class lists at @pincushion_pantiles 😃#searchpress #jellyrollquiltsandgifts #jellyrollquilt #showmethemoda #carolynforster #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #imintheguild #pincushionpantiles #tunbridgewells #learntoquilt #makeaquilt ...

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Enjoying some hand stitching on this hottest of hot days, and ticking all of the boxes! #qgbiweekendwip #saturdaynightcraftalong , thanks @charmaboutyou ! #secretsewing and hoping to see some TV #glastonbury and possibly some #womensworldcup 😍 #tickingalloftheboxes #handquilting #bigstitchquilting #bigstitch #utilityquilting #makedoandmend #handstitching #runningstitch #wastenotwantnot #carolynforster #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #valdanithreads #theoldhaberdashery @theoldhaberdashery ...

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As some of you will already know , today the block I tested for the @thequiltersguild #redmanorbom was up on their feed! I was very flattered to be asked and I know all the participants in this great BOM will have such fun stitching! #qgbi #thequiltersguild #patchwork #quiltblock #imintheguild #carolynforster #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess ...

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All back on track now! Jobs done that needed doing and now time for a ‘pat on the back’ stitching session on the sewing machine. I need loads of these 5in blocks, so doing a batch every so often between other things, keeps it interesting ! #patchwork #quiltinprogress #scrapbuster #stashbuster #quiltblock #mindlessstitching #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #imintheguild ...

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Personally I think nothing says Procrastination more than, ‘let’s try out an idea for a little sewing case ‘ when you know you should be doing something else, but would rather not 😉. #sewingcase #needlebook #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #imintheguld #carolynforster #sewing #libertytanalawn #cloverpins ...

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Quick overview of all of the @todaysquilter block of the month blocks so far. Use the hashtag #tqhandpiecedsampler and you can share your stitching with us all! And sorry about the picture, some days even taking a picture with the subject lined up and in the centre is beyond me 🙄. #todaysquilter #patchwork #quiltblock #quiltblocks #handstitched #handsewing #handpieced #libertyquiltingcotton #samplerquilt #keepingitreal #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #imintheguild #quiltasyougo #quiltingonthego ...

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Sometimes after a day of stitching and typing there is not much to show #secretsewing, but I can show you that I’m stitching this tonight 😃! My @notjuzahuswife Murmurations quilt is coming along quicker than I thought. I might slow down when it comes to all those tiny leaves though, now I’ve decided on the fabric! #susansmithdesigns #applique #handapplique #vintagelinen #vintageembroidery #repurposedvintage #handsewing #aurifilthread #carolynforster #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #imintheguild ...

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Pleased to be able to start sharing this great project with you all. @thequiltersguild have a lovely BOM starting soon, it’s based on a wonderful quilt from their collection and as well as the pattern there’s even the option of special fabrics and thread! 😃 it’s a great one for your stash too, so you can really make the quilt your own. I was lucky enough to be as tester, and all this week if you hop over to @thequiltersguild you can find out lots more! What’s not to love! #thequiltersguild #qgbi #communityquilt #groupquilt #sewingfriends #sewingwithfriends #imintheguild #patchwork #blockofthemonth #patchworkquilt #redmanorbom ...

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