Bashful Flash Sale – Patterns, Fabrics…

You might like to put your fingers in your ears as I blow my own trumpet but please don’t close your eyes! I am the World’s worst sales woman…. But here goes…

Starting today, 16th October ’til 19th October 2020 I’m holding a Flash Sale over in my Etsy Shop – 20% off everything!

Wahoo! Go to www.etsy.com/shops/AllisonsPatchworks to have a browse 🙂

‘Everything’ includes:

PDF Pattern downloads – available for international as well as UK purchase.

A recent purchaser of the I-Spy Shadow Quilt pattern left this review:

This was my first EVER quilt, and I understood everything clearly. I don’t even know how to read a pattern and just sew “creatively.” I did learn that I need to be more careful when cutting my fabric because being off 1/8” can go wrong!
Thanks for this wonderful pattern!

Quilting fabrics available for UK purchasers – 20% off PLUS free postage!

Fabrics on sale include this pack featuring a ‘Magical Dragons’ panel by Cheri L Strole.

Finished items available for UK purchasers – 20% off PLUS free postage! Items include Book Pillows, Table Runners and Quilts :-O

All available this weekend with a 20% discount from my Etsy Shop, AllisonsPatchworks 🙂

Phew! I’ll pack away my trumpet and resume normal blog writing service asap!

Thanks for taking a look!

Allison

I-Spy Shadow Quilt Pattern and Novelty Fabric Packs

I-Spy Shadow Quilt (with feet!)

I-Spy quilts are such a fun idea! A quilt is a lovely gift for a child: a warm comforting wrap, a picnic blanket, a magic carpet, a den – a child’s imagination will take that quilt and make it more than the maker could ever have dreamed! An I-Spy quilt can be all those things and a ready-made game too. Novelty fabrics pieced together make a perfect, portable ‘board’ for playing games of ‘I-Spy with my little eye’. All the family can join in, honing observation skills, extending vocabulary and developing letter-sound recognition. Play on the sofa, on a bed, on the floor, in the garden or in a car.

Am I selling the notion of I-Spy quilts to you? 😀

I-Spy with my little eye…. something beginning with S:

Snail? Seahorse? See anymore? 😉

I designed the I-Spy Shadow Quilt with forty-two novelty squares seeming to float above the quilt casting shadows on the background. I love the illusion made by placement of light and dark fabrics across the quilt top. The pattern is available to purchase as a PDF download from my Etsy shop, AllisonsPatchworks.

The pattern uses strip-piecing to speed up the cutting and piecing of this quilt. If you are not familiar with strip-piecing, don’t worry it’s all explained in the pattern. With very few seams to match and no sashing strips to line-up, this quilt can be made by a patchwork quilter with basic skills: able to follow a pattern, use a rotary cutter and stitch consistent quarter inch seams.

And the quilt details:

 

The pattern requires 42 novelty fabric squares. It can take quite a lot of time and effort to source that many fabrics – ask me how I know 😉 A pack of 5″ novelty fabric squares would be handy wouldn’t it? Well! What-do-you-know? Take a look in my ETSY shop, AllisonPatchworks, and you’ll find packs of 21 or 42 novelty squares, sorted, cut and ready to piece. The packs of 21 squares include UK postage and cost £8.50 each. The packs of 42 squares include UK postage and cost £15 each.

Find the I-Spy Shadow Quilt Pattern and the novelty squares fabric packs at my ETSY Shop, AllisonsPatchworks.

Allison

 

Saturday Quilting Bring and Share (84)

Welcome to Saturday Quilting Bring & Share 🙂 Bring along your project(s) and share in some of the news, views and inspiration doing the rounds of the Worldwide Quilting Community. Do join in the sharing by clicking on the links and using the comments box at the end of this page. There’s an email subscription box too if you’d like to keep track of my blog posts week by week.

It’s been a funny old week for me. My husband has been away for six nights on a business trip – to the Caribbean would you believe! He arrived home safely on Friday morning – it was -1ºC when his plane landed at Gatwick, the day before he’d flown out of Antigua after enjoying a swim in temperatures nearing 30ºC!

Seven days and six nights home alone…! I coped but I wouldn’t like to have to do it too often. For a start I struggle to eat properly when I’m on my own – so tempting to have a few slices of toast rather than preparing vegetables and

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Blue Monday and the latest Just A Card campaign

The countdown to my ‘Into the Woods’ foundation paper piecing and crazy patchwork workshop is well underway. The 12th July really isn’t too far distant now so I have a build-up of nervous energy to tap into as I prepare for the big day! I’ve made a start on a monochromatic version of the Into the Woods runner. Raiding my colour sorted STASH (stash = pieces of fabric larger than a fat quarter) and my colour sorted SCRAPS (you won’t be surprised to read: scraps = pieces of fabric smaller than a fat quarter) made me realise that I have a LOT of blue fabric pieces so the colour choice was already shouting at me!

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