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And after a wonderful day with @pincushion_pantiles and the stitching picnic it’s time for some calm and tranquil quilting (because do you know how much chat there can be when thirty happy stitchers get together for cake and stitching 😆🧵), with Lucy @charmaboutyou and #saturdaynightcraftalong 🧵☺️. I’ve only got two more blocks after this one for the quilt to be ready to be put together, and it’s definitely one that I will miss quilting when it’s all done, partly as the @vlieseline_uk wool Wadding is such a dream 🪡 . #patchwork #quiltasyougo #qayg #bigstitch #bigstitchquilting #quiltblock #scrapquilt #portablequilting #logcabinquilt #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts
Popping up for some #memademay and my newest Sorrento hat from @elbe_textiles 🧵🤓. I try to make a new one each summer, and this one is made from linen from @merchantandmills . I made a dress in it last year, and love the fabric so much I thought it deserved a hat. The lining is a @libertyfabrics Tana lawn, which again I’ve lined all the others in a lawn too. Today was a perfect day to give it the first wearing ☀️. #elbetextiles #sorrentohat #libertytanalawn #merchantandmills #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #libertycraftclub
With the help of the amazing @colin.walton.creative I’m getting closer to putting this quilt out into the world for you to stitch! But don’t forget you can join me next week at @madeandmaking for a sneaky class 🧵🤓. Looking forward to stitching with you all soon! #patchwork #patchworkquilt #twirlingstars #vintageinspired #nothingnew #handpiecing #handpieced #handstutching #slowstitch #mindfulstitching #scrapquilt #sewyourstash #sustainablesewing #carolynforsterquilts #carolynforster quilted by @longarmquilterchris 😍
Staying positive on a rainy Monday, with some string pieced blocks and some herringbone stitching 🤓🧵. Doesn’t help that the heating is only coming on erratically, but I’ll be quilting my other project soon with the wool batting , so cosy times ahead! #patchwork #stringquilt #stringquiltblocks #herringbonestitch #wmbroidery #handstitched #handstitching #scrapquilt #usewhatyouhave #sewyourstash #sustainablesewing #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts
Stitching along with @charmaboutyou Lucy on some string blocks. And surprise, surprise I’m adding some herringbone embroidery 😆. If you follow along you know I have a soft spot for this stitch (check out the quilt in my QAYG book) 🤓.
You’ll see how this progresses at @pincushion_pantiles and the patchwork picnic on Saturday 18th May, see you there! (There will be kits and you can join me in stitching 🧵). #patchwork  #stringquilt #stringpatchwork #scrapquilt #embroidery #herringbonestitch #saturdaynightcraftalong #pincushionpantiles #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts
Going with the more is more approach to patterned fabrics and patchwork ☺️. This top is now complete, it had been waiting for a border, and now it has one. So pleased with all the over the topness of the fabrics. The design is based on a vintage top that I saw. It had plains where I’ve put the @libertyquilting  Emily Belle and I’ve part hand pieced and then machine pieced it, so a proper mish mash of technique 😆. Now to choose a backing ! #patchwork#quilttop #patchworkflimsy #sewyourstash #scrapquilt #libertyquiltingcotton #libertyquilting #moreismore #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts
So looking forward to sharing how to stitch this quilt at @madeandmaking in ten days time. It’s a lovely hand sewing project, and whether you’re just starting out on your hand piecing journey, of if you’ve been sewing by hand for a while, this will be a joy to work on ! Hop over to their site for details 🧵🤓. #handpiecing #handpieced #handstitched #handstitching #patchwork #handpiecedpatchwork #patchworkquilt #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #madeandmaking #portablepatchwork
Busy week ahead, so some quiet stitching to ease me into it ☺️🧵. I’m continuing with my red work embroidery experiments with fabric and thread , looking for the perfect combo . This new set are sewn with Cotton abroder and @makoweruk linen texture fabric from their basics. It’s great if you want a plain, but not quite 😂. What are you stitching to ease you into the week? #redworkembroidery #slowstitch #handstitched #embroidery #makoweruk #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts
It seems a bit grey outside today, so here’s some spring coloured cheer for you. I think this quilt will become a great picnic blanket, better get it quilted for those sunny days to come 🧵🤓. Combines some of my favourite things, four at a time Flying Geese and stripy quilt setting ! What’s cheering you up today on the quilting front? #patchwork #quiltinprogress #flyinggeeseblock #scrapquilt #quiltersofinstagram #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts
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