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And if you saw yesterday’s post, today is a finish! I love the secondary pattern you see if you focus on the posts 😍. #patchwork #quilttop #quiltinprogress #scrapquilt #stashbuster #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts
Work in progress Wednesday 🤔, is that a thing? Well it is for me today, as I’m determined to get these blocks together into a quilt top. There will be sashing and posts to cut, but it’s been in a pile as blocks too long! Today is the day, wish me luck 🤓🧵.
#quiltinprogress #workinprogresswednesday #patchwork #quiltblocks #scrapquilt #libertylondonfabric #libertyquiltingcotton #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts
My last 24hrs packing, travelling and now hopefully show ready! Looking forward to meeting everyone at my booth or in my classes at @quiltandstitchvillage over the next three days! @searchpress 
#quiltshow #quiltandstitchvillage #uttoxeter
Ironic, as it might not actually rain today, but here’s a little 1930’s inspired appliqué umbrella ☂️. I’ve seen lots of quilts from that era with the characteristic black embroidery on the appliqué, so this was my little try out. Put away for now, but who knows where the idea might lead 🤓🧵. #applique #appliqué #handstitching #handapplique #handappliqué #embroidery #embroidered #1930sinspired #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #quiltblock
A throwback to earlier in the week when the sun shone and a quilt top was finished ☺️. This is Starry Chain, a pattern found in a 1970s booklet that I have on my shelves. If you search out Q is for Quilter on her blog you can find the pages there too 😃. I stitched it in Garden Party from @libertyquilting , fussy cutting from the lovely wiggly stripes for the stars. When I ran out of that, some of the lovely blue prints were substituted, because you really can’t beat a bit of substitution when you run out of a fabric 😆. Hopefully giving vibes for the sunshine and summer to come, and this becoming perhaps a picnic quilt for those days ☀️. #libertyquilt #libertyquiltingcotton #libertyquilting #libertycraftclub #patchwork #quiltinprogress #handpiecing #handpieced #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts
And looking on the bright side of a mid week rainy day, more time for hand quilting 🧵. Both my hand quilting projects at present are on QAYG quilts, @searchpress making my life so much easier! As does pining to baste the layers with the @clover pins. The batting for this Logcabin quilt is the new to me wool from @vlieseline_uk 😍, and I’m big stitch quilting with my favourite @valdani_threads , 12wt cotton perle in P4 . The needle is an embroidery no 6, @johnjamesneedles ! Definitely covering all my FAQ in this one ! Happy stitching folks 🧵🤓. #quiltingonthego #quiltasyougo #qayg #patchwork #quilting #handquilting #bigstitchquilting #quiltersofinstagram #portablepatchwork #portablequilting #makinglifeeasier #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts
The essence of my pattern writing day in a reel 😆🧵, and there’s so much more to do, so you need to have some fun! So here’s one way to stitch a Flying Geese’s block 🤓! There are many ways to stitch these three triangles together, but this is the simplest and the original! Details, 2 x HST cut 3 7/8in: 1x QST cut 7 1/4in . Fished block 3in x 6in .
Started a new month with a newish project 🧵🤓. I’m putting together another of my woven quilts, but doing it QAYG! This continues to be a massively popular class and I end up with lots of new blocks. I talk about how it could be QAYG in the class, and now I’m taking my own advice! Hopefully it will inspire more folks to complete quilts this way! #qayg #quiltasyougo #quiltingonthego #handquiltining #handquilted #bigstitch #scrapquilt #patchwork #quiltinprogress #sustainablesewing #searchpress #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts
#igquiltfest2024 , must make quilt. 
And for me this is one of them. I love this quilt which is part of the @thequiltersguild collection. It’s popped up in print and on here over the last year and I’m plotting and planning to get stitching on it. There maybe some tweaks here and there, but I’m loving the red background 🤓🧵. Most of what I create will have started its life as an idea from an old quilt or quilt block, so this one is no surprise! Watch this space! #patchwork #patchworkquilt #quiltinspiration #antiquequilt #quiltersguildofthebritishisles #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts
#igquiltfest2024 , texture . 
It’s always fascinating how a simple running stitch can transform plain and flat fabric into something that holds the eye and gives you a cosy feeling ☺️🧵. #bigstitchquilting #bigstitch #quilting #handquilting #handquilted #quiltersofinstagram #stringquilt #patchwork #utilityquilting #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts
#igquiltfest2024 , current work in progress. 
This is the quilt I’m keen to get to the finish line. It’s only got three more blocks and then it will be a top. I’ve stitched it with the lovely @libertyquilting Garden Party collection, so it will be  ready in time to enjoy this summer! I’ve got a few more ideas in the workings for this pattern, as usual I can’t resist seeing where things might go 🤓🧵#patchwork #quiltinprogress #handpieced #handpiecing #handstitching #slowstitch #quiltersofinstagram #libertyquiltingcotton  @eqs_uk #libertycraftclub #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts
#igquiltfest2024 , quilt binding.
I should have read ahead as I posted about one of my go bindings the other day 🤷‍♀️. So here’s one that I use for a bit of fun! 
The binding is stitched on the quilt from the back by machine. Then when I turn it over to the quilt front I secure it with Big stitch quilting 🧵🤓. Little crosses secure the mitres as a nod to when I use them as my quilting too. I love the texture this all adds to a binding, and it’s a nice surprise for folks when they notice it! #igquiltfest #quiltbinding #bindingaquilt #patchwork #patchworkquilt #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts
#igquiltfest2024 , new skill.
I love reading and researching about old quilts, and sometimes this leads off on a tangent. In this case it led to Chicken Scratch Embroidery 🧵🤓. I’ve been playing with this a lot, mostly to see how I can incorporate this into my quilts! Funny how it’s all coming back to the quilts again! Looking forward to spending more time with this 😃.
#chickenscratchembroidery #gingham #ginghamembroidery #handsewing #handstitching #embroidery #slowstitch #mindfulstitching #igquiltfest #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #broderiesuisse #depressionlace
Back at it with #igquiltfest2024 hosted by @amyscreativeside . I’d fell off the wagon a bit , but hopping back on with today’s prompt, favourite step. 
I love it all really, but I think binding is one of my favourite processes. I mostly machine apply , then hand finish the binding. I’ll try all sorts though, as all my books will show 😃. This mini quilt shows my most favourite binding to date, it strays and finishes with a square corner , and mitred the others. I copied it from a vintage quilt in my collection, and I’m so happy with it. No joining a binding together along the side, and to be honest I can say that no one has noticed it on all the quilts it’s been used on over the last year or more 🤓. #bindinghack #quiltbinding #bindingaquilt #patchwork #crumbapplique #tileapplique #miniquilt #tilequilt #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #igquiltfest #scrapquilt #sustainablesewing #wastenotwantnot