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Chain piecing until there is no more, as it’s too hot to do the next step of ironing them 🤣🤣. #machinesewing #machinestitching #quiltinprogress #patchwork #libertycraftfabric #chainpiecing #berninaminimatic #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #imintheguild #quiltersofinstagram ...

Busy day, lots of projects moved forward and now in my happy place of quilt binding 🤓. Thanks to @thequiltroom for the always great quilting service 😘😘, I can sit and hand stitch at the end of the this lovely day 🌞. #quiltinprogress #eveninglight #quiltbinding #handstitching #patchwork #machinequilted #thequiltroom #scrapquilt #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #quiltersofinstagram #carolynforster #imintheguild ...

A lovely quilt at the end of a lovely day! I could not resist getting a picture of #tqhandpiecedsampler made by @lovenatalieuk . It was the BOM last year for @todaysquilter and it’s always fun when a finished one pops up! 😍 #handpieced #handstitched #handquilted #handquilting #bigstitch #bigstitchquilting #quiltasyougo #samplerquilt #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #quiltingfriends #patchwork #patchworkquilt #quiltdesign #patchworkdesign #patchworkpattern ...

Not being one to rush things, I’ve been thinking about producing some short videos, sharing the hints and tips that I most commonly talk about in my classes. I have a list of topics, but I’d really like to know what if anything, any of you would like included? It can be anything that’s come to mind from any of my patterns or twelve books (really 🤔, how did that happen?) or something I talked about when you were in one of my classes and it made a difference to you and your making. #workinprogress #quiltinprogress #quiltersofinstagram #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #quiltteacher #bookauthor #carolynforster #imintheguild #patchwork #scrapquilt #sewyourstash #usewhatyouhave ...

Fun to see my hand pieced Block in the supplement free with the current issue of @todaysquilter 😍. Makes me want to start stitching a whole quilt of these, like I’ve got no other quilts I’m making 🤣🤣, said every Quilter ever! #todaysquilter #patchwork #quiltblock #handpieced #handsewn #slowstitch #slowstitching #handstitched #scrapfabric #sewyourstash #usewhatyouhave #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster#imintheguild #quiltersofinstagram ...

Saturday stitching, and getting my string quilt top together. I always love how the pressing creates these patterns on the back. And that when the quilt is layered up , they will be hidden away forever. I piece the strings onto Vilene L11 @vlieseline_uk as a stabiliser that stays in when I complete the quilt 🤓. #scrapquilt #stringquilt #quilttopback #quilttop #quiltinprogress #scrapthread #machinestitched #usewhatyouhave #wastenotwantnot #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #quiltersofinstagram #carolynforster #imintheguild #rainbow #sewmystash ...

I will always love that the sewing of a string quilt is a complete snap shot of fabrics I have used in many different quilts over the last 6months and longer 😍. #quiltinprogress #stringquilt #usewhatyouhave #wastenotwantnot #sewyourstash #patchwork #quiltblock #fabricscraps #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #quiltersofinstagram #carolynforster #imintheguild #sewmystash ...

When you know the first stitching you will do today is unpick, then restitch the binding on this mini quilt (really a coaster), because you knew last night when you were hand finishing it that you would not be able to live with the mistake you made. 🤦🏽‍♀️ I stitched the binding strips on in the wrong order, and although I thought I could live with it, I can’t 🤓. And on the #keepingitreal front, I’ll probably have a Rock Bun for breakfast as they were fresh from the oven last night, and it shows I can do something right 😁. #vlieselinequiltalong2020 #miniquilt #logcabinquilt #patchwork #vlieselinequickscreen #machinequilted #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #imintheguild #quiltersofinstagram ...

My #vlieselinequiltalong2020 patchwork is finished , how is yours getting along? Don’t forget to hop over to @vlieseline_uk and their Facebook page for the full details and instructions 🤓. And all of this in the run up to @thefestivalofquilts , Beyond the Festival of Quilts starting 30th July😃. #patchwork #logcabinquilt #logcabinquiltblock #vlieseline #vlieselinefreudenberg #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #imintheguild #FOQbeyond #thefestivalofquilts ...

Joining @charmaboutyou , Lucy, for #saturdaynightcraftalong with some hand applique. Having spent a good part of today sorting my Liberty Tana Lawn stash, I saw fit to start stitching with some of it 😃. I’m also tempted to think about some projects for the @ava_and_neve #libertyscrapchallenge to help stitch some of these lovelies into projects 🤓. #sewtyourstash #usewhatyouhave #libertycraftclub #libertyfabrics #handapplique #handstitching #handsewing #handapplique #handsewn #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #imintheguild #quiltersofinstagram #tanalawn #vintagetanalawn #clovernotions#cloverpins #libertycraftclub ...

Started something that will take a while to finish 🙄. Decided I would stitch with my @libertyfabrics more if I could see what I’d got 🤓. Wish me luck! #libertycraftclub #libertyfabrics #tanalawn #fabricsorting #gettingorganised #libertyfabricscraps #fabricscraps ...

Needing a hand piecing sort of evening. Nothing like the gentle movement of needle and thread through fabric in your hands to unwind 😊. #handpiecing #handsewing #handstitching #patchwork #littlegemsquilt #quiltinprogress #quiltersofinstagram #quiltblock #cloverpins #makersgonnamake #slowstitching #slowstitch #enjoytheprocess #sewyourstash #carolynforster #imintheguild ...

Quilt basting in full tilt, I love the time it gives you to really think about the quilting 🤓. I use cotton darners needles from @johnjamesneedles 😍. #quiltinprogress #quiltbasting #tabletopquiltbasting #patchwork #quilttop #makersgonnamake #johnjamesneedles #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #imintheguild #quiltersofinstagram ...

Morning coffee and a quick fix of stitching a mini log cabin on the @vlieseline_uk Quick Grid 😍. Fun quick and accurate, but I don’t think it will eat into much of my stash 🤣🤣. #logcabinblock #patchwork #quiltblock #logcabinpatchwork #logcabinquilt #vlieselinequiltalong2020 #miniquilt #quickstitch #enjoytheprocess #makersgonnamake #carolynforster #imintheguild #quiltersofinstagram #sewyourstash ...

Speeding along with my #vlieselinequiltalong2020 😃. Using the quick screen with the @vlieseline_uk batting and working quilt as you go! #quiltasyougo #vlieselinefreudenberg #vlieseline #logcabinquilt #patchwork #quiltinprogress #quiltersofinstagram #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #imintheguild #scrapquilt #usewhatyouhave ...

After spending a couple of hours gardening I realised the light was good for a picture. The finished (yeah!) alphabet quilt was too big for my design floor, so our clover covered grass (note there is no way I can call it lawn at the moment!), was perfect 👌. #alphabetquilt #finishedisbetterthanperfect #quiltinprogress #quiltersofinstagram #patchwork #quiltblocks #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #useallofthefabrics #scrapquilt #carolynforster #imintheguild #patchworkquilt ...

Looking forward to seeing what you all create for the #vlieselinequiltalong2020 😃. Hop on over to @vlieseline_uk page their website or their Facebook page and find out what you need to stitch perfect log cabin blocks! Can you guess what I’m doing with mine? #vlieselinefreudenberg #vlieselinelovers #vlieseline #patchwork #logcabinquilt #quiltpattern #modernquilter #quiltersofinstagram #makersgonnamake #sewinginspiration #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #imintheguild #manxlogcabin ...

Joining Lucy @charmaboutyou for #saturdaynightcraftalong for the first time in a long while. Hoping I can get the last block and then the last row of the Alphabet Quilt finished tonight. It’s a quilt I’ve had on my mind for so many years and it will be great to see the top complete 😃. #alphabetquilt #patchwork #patchworkletters #quiltblock #quiltblocks #quiltinprogress #scrapquilt #usewhatyouhave #sewyourstash #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #quiltersofinstagram #imintheguild ...

I usually just pop a name tape label on my quilts when I bind them, but I’ve gone a bit more bold with this one, it seemed in keeping with the boldness of the quilt 🤓. #carolynforster #may2020 #quiltlabel #quiltlabelling #finishedquilt #imintheguild #machinequilted #finishedisbetterthanperfect #handembroidery #handstitched #cottonperle12 #valdanithreads #backstitch ...

Manx Log cabin moving along. Who knew these could be so addictive, and the best part is that there no pressing as you stitch 😃. Talk about being easily pleased 🤓. #manxlogcabin #patchwork #logcabinpatchwork #handstitching #handpieced #scrapquilt #quiltblock #quiltasyougo #oakshott #oakshottfabrics #quiltingonthego #makersgonnamke #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #imintheguild #quiltersofinstagram #logcabinpatchwork ...

E is for Explore, Experiment and Enjoy, Expand. If you’ve not discovered the great chats that @pokeybolton has been having on her IGTV feed, hop over and dip in. Last night was @afullenglish , Chris, who did a wonderful job of showing his quilts and talking about his process. Lots of you know I love process 🤓. It’s always interesting hearing Quilters talk about how they work, and the thing that I took from Chris was ‘You live and Learn’ . I always hope when I’m teaching that I can instill that freedom for people to have a go at something just to see what happens, see where that creativity takes them. Whether that’s through trying new fabric combos, technique or thread choice, it’s not the end of the world if I doesn’t work out, just part of the creative journey😃. #patchwork #quiltblock #quiltblocks #scrapquilt #usewhatyouhave #explore #creativity #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #imintheguild #expandyourhorizons #alphabetquilt #ladiesartcompany ...

When you would rather unpick your stitches than start your emails 🙄. #alphabetquilt #patchwork #quiltblock #quickunpick #clovernotions #scrapquilt ...

My patchwork alphabet is growing 🤓. Feel sure these don’t make a word in Scrabble yet! #patchwork #quiltinprogress #quiltblock #alphabet #alphabetquilt #vintagepattern #vintagepatterns #makersgonnamake #scrapquilt #scrappyquilt #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #imintheguild #quiltersofinstagram #scrabble #scrabblequilt ...

Day 30 for #thethreadhouseandfriends , and the prompt is Last Normal Photo.
One of the last things I did was to do an in store demo in @pincushion_pantiles to start off the BOM #littlegemsquilt that I had designed for Jenny as a shop quilt. The subsequent three blocks I’ve posted on here, so it’s sort of been a marker of the time going by. This is block five, due out tomorrow, July, but I took the pictures in a batch in March (when who would have thought.....).
The shop has a lovely friendly community, and sharing and sewing these blocks each month has helped us all feel connected in these fragmented times. So too has this challenge set by @lilysquilts , @joaverystitch and @karenlewistextiles , so thanks Girls 😘. July is tomorrow, so I’ll have to start thinking up my own posts again 🤣🤣🤣 . #patchwork #quiltblock #handpieced #handpiecing #patchworkstar #handstitched #quiltinprogress #quiltersofinstagram #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #imintheguild
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Day29, #thethreadhouseandfriends and the prompt is which non sewing craft would you like to try?
For long time now I’ve had a hankering to make a book (I know, I write them , but I’d like to physically make one)! I’ve collected materials, papers, clamps, boards and of course books on how to make books 🤪. I’ve looked a courses, and this year was even contemplating a day class to kick start me. When the time is right though I know it will all come together and I will make a book, but in the meantime I can still collect the bits and read about other people doing it 🤓. #makingbooks #makingabook #makersgonnamake
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Amidst a lot of stitching that happened yesterday, this little block, inspired by a quilt on the feed of @collectablequiltcompany came into being. Still a way off from where I think I shall take it Quilt wise, but always good to have starting block, literally 😃. Hope your week is off to a good start? #quiltblock #quiltinprogress #patchwork #scrapquilt #usewhatyouhave #patchwork #makersgonnamake #quiltersofinstagram #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #imintheguild ...

Portable hand stitching piling up in odd moments. I never thought that I’d be addictively stitching Suffolk Puffs(yo-yos) , but I suppose when the time is right the time is right🤣🤣. #handstitched #handsewing #suffolkpuffs #yoyos #doublegauzefabric #patchwork #usewhatyouhave #scrapquilt #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #imintheguild ...

Day 28 and the prompt from #thethreadhouseandfriends is favourite book. I’m going down the fiction route here as opposed to the endless books of patchwork blocks and cookery books that I constantly trawl through 😉. I’m enjoying seeing what others are posting and at present am reading the new Kate Atkinson book. But a read that has stuck with me since reading it over a year ago is My Sister the Serial Killer by @oyinbraithwaite . Thoroughly recommended 😃. #booksiveloved #readabook #mysistertheserialkiller #oyinkanbraithwaite ...

Day 27 for #thethreadhouseandfriends with the prompt of Quilt on Your Bed. Well this is a version of the Wagga Wagga quilt from my Utility Quilting book (@landauer_publishing ), Made in double gauze, 80/20 wadding and lawn on the back and bound with a deep Tana Lawn binding (@libertyfabrics ). It’s like sleeping under a puffy cloud on the hot nights when the duvet is too much. It’s big stitch quilted with Valdani cotton perle no12 (@valdani_threads ) in a Baptist Fan design, which is my go to as it needs no marking, and using a No6 Betweens or Embroidery needle(@johnjamesneedles ). 😍. #patchworkquilt #quilt #handquilted #handquilting #utilityquilting #utilityquilt #doublegauzefabric #doublegauzequilt #tanalawn #baptistfan #scrapquilt #carolynforster #imintheguild #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #quiltonthebed #quiltersofinstagram ...

Manx log cabin patchwork, perfect on a day like today, as you don’t need to iron 😃🌞. #manxlogcabin #patchwork #quiltblock #quiltasyougo #plainfabric #icecreamcolors #layercakequilt #carolynforster #enjoytheprocess #makersgonnamake #imintheguild #vilene #vlieselinefreudenberg #vlieselinequickscreen #quiltinprogress ...

Day 26 for #thethreadhouseandfriends and the prompt today is asking what new skill have we learned during in lock down? I know I’ve found more time to get back to dress making again. I’ve been buying the patterns and the fabrics for a good while and never really committing. So this is a #melindadress pattern from @tessutifabrics , and they very generously sent some Vilene Stitch n Tear, which they use to stabilise the neckline. It was new to me, and it works a dream 😍. So that’s as close to a new skill as I get I’m afraid 🤷‍♀️. #vilenestitchntear #vilene @vlieseline_uk #makingadress #dressmaking #blue #linen #wardrobeaddition #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster ...

Day 25 of #thethreadhouseandfriends and the prompt is Favourite three colours in a colour scheme. 🤔. This was hard, I’m either all of the colours all of the time in one quilt or a one colour quilt sort of girl. So I went with Blue, light blue, dark Blue and mid blue 🤣🤣. #Blue #patchwork #patchworkquilt #quiltblock #stringquilt #scrapquilt #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #imintheguild #quiltersofinstagram ...

Let’s start at the very beginning, as they say in the song! Letter A from The Ladies Art Company pattern , 1922, self drafted 😃. #patchwork #patchworkalphabet #scrapfabric #scrapquilt #quiltinprogress #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #imintheguild #quiltersofinstagram ...

Day23, #thethreadhouseandfriends , and the question is, What other Crafts do you do?
Well, I’ll come clean. 🤷‍♀️I knit , crochet, dress make and do some embroidery and I’ll pretty much have a go at anything that involves fabric and thread. But at the end of the day, I’ll always really be wanting to stitch patches and be making a quilt 😍 . Art work in the miscellaneous picture of a corner of my dusty room (because I don’t draw or paint or apparently dust 🤣), courtesy of the ever talented @colinwalton_waltoncreative and @annawilsonpatterson . #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #quiltersofinstagram #carolynforster #imintheguild #craftcorner
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Day22, #thethreadhouseandfriends , and the prompt is Favourite Quilter. I’m going with the late Gwen Marston. This is a quilt from one of her many books, Four Patch Medallion, from Collaborative Quilts, with Freddy Moran. Basically her teaching was wonderful, kind and genuine, her quilts are amazing. Any trend that is called New, in the quilting world, can usually be seen in her work before Social Media purport to have invented it. She believed in learning from the old quilts and designing as you go. I have all of her books bar one 🙄, and really everything is in them that you ever need to know about quiltmaking! #notbiased #gwenmarston #patchwork #quilt #patchworkquilt #thebest ...

Stitching today consisted of me making a hat. I’d been looking for a pattern for a while, but when I saw @sewing_tracy had made a #sorrentobuckethat from @elbe_textiles I decided to take the plunge 🤓. So pleased with the result, and a satisfyingly quick stitch! And I think there is sun forecast, so I should be able to make good use of it! The pattern is a quick download from the website, I used @libertyfabrics Tana Lawn to line it and @vlieseline_uk Vilene G700 as the stiffening in the brim 👌. #libertycraftclub #libertytanalawn #vilene #sewyourstash #sewing #machinesewing #hat #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster ...

Day 21 for #thethreadhouseandfriends and the prompt is Favourite Thread Colour. For me , for Big Stitch quilting, it’s hard to beat Valdani Cotton Perle no 12. And my most used colour, if I can call it that, as it’s variegated, is P4. 👌It’s my go to colour that seems to work with nearly everything that I hand quilt 😍. @valdani_threads . #valdanithreads #cottonperle #bigstitch #bigstitchquilting #utilityquilting #landauerpublishing #quiltingthread #handquilting #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #imintheguild #carolynforster #quiltersofinstagram ...

Day 20, (really, are you sure 🤷‍♀️), #thethreadhouseandfriends , and the prompt is Favourite Film.
You’ve Got Mail, with no hesitation 😍. They live in New York, there’s a quilt on the bed, and I’ve even had a go at sewing my version of that quilt 🤓. And I can just watch it over and over and over 😊. #favouritefilm #filmtowatchstitching
Edited: my version of the quilt is in my Stories today!
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