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#miniquiltmonday
I’ve had a busy few days travelling and teaching, and in the preparation and quilt sorting, some oldies but goodies came to light ☺️.
So many things that make this mini quilt a favourite. Repetitive leaf shape, scrappy fabrics and simple hand quilting 😍. Hoping you all have a week ahead with time for stitching 🧵. #applique #handapplique #handquilting #handquilted #scrapquilt #miniquilt #appliquequilt #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts
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Read about my latest quilt project in @todaysquilter and how it supports @siblingstogetherquiltgroup with donation quilts! There’s always time to make a quilt to help others! #patchwork #patchworkquilt #siblingsstitchers #donationquilt #makingforothers #scrapquilt #usewhatyouhave #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #quiltasyougo #qayg #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #todaysquilter #searchpress ...

Some days it’s the classics that hit the quilting spot 🤓. Mini quilts are always a fun quick finish when you’re bogged down mid process on too many other big quilts. Or you could spend the time moving those forwards 😉. So for me some of my minis are more like procrastination quilts 🤣🤣.
Mini log cabin from Joy of Jelly Rolls @searchpress .
#miniquilt #procastinationquilt #patchwork #patchworkquilt #jellyrollquilt #quickfinish #handquilting #handquilted #quilt #logcabinquilt #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #quiltersofinstagram #quiltsofinstagram #scrapquilt #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts
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Don’t all the best quilts start life on the floor 🧐. Having a play with some layout options before embarking on some appliqué and stitching with this wonderful #tildafabrics #chicescapecollection . I just love the richness in these prints, that mustard is amazing 😍. Gifted from @grovesltd , but can’t imagine why I won’t be buying more 🤣. #quiltinprogress #patchwork #makersgonnamake #tildachicescapefabric #enjoytheprocess #designing #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts ...

#monthlymarker #june #patchwork #alphabetquilt #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts ...

An oldie but a goodie on the washing line. This was from a Quilt in a Day pattern by Eleanor Burns and the fabric range was one of the first Dutch Heritage ranges 😍. It was quilted by The Quiltroom, Dorking . I must have sewn this at least 25years ago 🧐, but it’s still a breath of fresh air when I see it! #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #patchwork #patchworkquilt #eleanorburns #quiltinaday #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #quiltsofinstagram #givecreditwherecreditisdue ...

Favourite block from a quilt I made way back. The block is called Concord Hymn and is from the Judy Martin book The Block Book . The fabric was as a range by Little Quilts. I think I still have odd snippets of this in my stash 🤣. #patchwork #quiltblock #patchworkquilt #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts ...

Another oldie but a goodie 🤓. You do get to try out so many ideas when making Sampler Quilts, settings as well as blocks 😍. #patchwork #patchworkquilt #quilt #quiltsofinstagram #quiltersofinstagram #samplerquilt #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts ...

So from the great Quilt Sort, four quilts with the same pattern, and different fabric combos. I always love how a quilt will look and feel different depending on the fabric choices. These are all destined for @siblingstogetherquiltgroup to be used and loved as opposed to stored and ignored 😃. #siblingsstitchers #donationquilts #sharethequilts #patchwork #patchworkquilt #patchworkquilts #quilts #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts #quiltsofinstagram #quiltersofinstagram ...

I’m having a tidy today and my #scavengerhuntquilt has come out again. It should be finished by now as the quiltalong with @heidi.parkes has concluded.
I’ve been deciding whether to quilt as it should be, this size and shape?
But each time something stops me. I feel it should be part of something bigger, it should be in a bigger quilt.
So I’m letting it sit, and not rushing. I so enjoyed the processes involved and how each person really did stitch their OWN quilt, so I’m letting wait awhile until the time is right for this one. Other things to stitch in the meantime, but I don’t want to rush this and regret it 🤓🧵🤓. #slowstitch #improvquilt #appliquequilt #handstitched #handstitching #applique #heidiparkes #quiltinprogress #carolynforster #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess
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Some projects just tick all of the boxes 😍.
#miniquilt so a quick finish.

#bigstitchquilting
Hera marker lines and safety pin basting @clovermfg
And you could stitch one too on our @stitchtopiauk North Country quilt tour in the autumn 😃.
#handquilting #sandersonstarquilt
#sewyourstash
#makersgonnamake #stitchtopiauk #arenatravel #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts
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And I’m back to some fabric sharing on #favouritefabricfriday 🥳. The last few Fridays seemed full of other things to post, and it was a juggle. But I’ve been stitching with this fabric recently and it seemed too good not to share.
It’s a Thimbleberries by Lynette Jensen from @rjrfabrics from way back. I made a whole quilt with it and some cream in my first QAYG book! I must admit I thought my yardage was long used up , then found this piece that I’d put away for a quilt backing. Exciting to be using a fabric that I thought was long gone 🧵💃🧵. #favouritefabric #floralfabric #fabricstash #rjrfabrics
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May #monthlymarker #may #patchwork #alphabet #alphabetquilt #patchworkquilt #utilityquilting #bigstitch#bigstitchquilting #baptistfanquilting #makersgonnamake #quiltersofinstagram #enjoytheprocess #handquilted #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts ...

Sewing some string pieced patchwork today while I’m nurse in charge of Bosco who is post op crucia ligament surgery 🐶😕. He’s coming along great and so is the sewing 🧵🤓. #patchwork #stringquilt #stringpiecedpatchwork #quiltinprogress #scrapquilt #quiltersofinstagram #usewhatyouhave #wastenotwantnot #sustainablesewing #sustainablestitching #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts ...

Stitching away at another little Sanderson Star. After making the first mini quilt with one in preparation for the sewing retreat with @stitchtopiauk in October, I couldn’t resist another! Will you be joining me to see the quilts and historic buildings? Link in profile to the details or check it out on Arena Travels website 🧵🤓🧵. #handpiecing #handstitching #patchwork #portablepatchwork #sandersonstar #northcountryquilts #quiltinprogress #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #stitchtopia #stitchtopiauk #quiltingholiday #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts ...

And as all my Piecing projects have reached the same stage of impasse 🤷‍♀️, I started quilting this string quilt last night for #saturdaynightcraftalong , but got so engrossed I forgot to post 🤦🏽‍♀️. It’s being quilted in Mennonite Tacks in rows 2in apart. I’ve marked them with a Hera marker and it’s going at a pace 😃. Other details, batting @vlieseline_uk 80/20, thread @valdani_threads cotton perle no 12, needle, John James embroidery no 6. And if you need a little video on Mennonite Tacks after reading about it in my book Big Stitch Quilting @searchpress , then there’s one on my website and You Tube ! #handquilted #handquilting #mennonitetacks #utilityquilting #stringquilt #patchwork #quiltinprog #quiltersofinstagram #utilityquilt #bigstitchquilting #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts ...

I’ve got a few projects that are coming to an end, well, not finished, but moving on to their next life stage. So this new version of my #QAYG folded hexies quilt is the perfect project to fill any hand stitching urges 👌. Or if you want to machine stitch them, it’s equally doable 😉. It’s in my book Quilt As You Go, @searchpress so if you want to see what folks have been enthusing about treat yourself to a copy!
This new quilt is being made with Liberty Lawn scraps and plaids from my stash ☺️.
#hexies #hexagonquilt #qayg #quiltasyougo #quiltingonthego #portablepatchwork #patchwork #scrapquilt #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #libertyscrapchallenge #libertytanalawn
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And here’s a scrappy window panes style quilt top that was inspired from a vintage one that I missed out on buying 🙄.
I love it’s fresh spring colours, and it would be a great picnic quilt. It’s a struggle some days getting the balance right between rescuing the old vintage quilts and making my own version. I need to quilt this soon or it will be a flimsy for too long and won’t see a picnic this summer 🧵🤓. #patchwork #patchworktop #flimsy #quiltinprogress #quiltmaking #scrapquilt #sewyourstash #usewhatyouhave #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts
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So I’ve been having a miscellaneous sort of sewing week. Today was a hat and most of a shirt, but earlier on in the week it had been this coaster. It’s based on one on @kazakka.fabrics feed. I’ve always adored the quirkinesses of the stitching there but this is the first thing I’ve made. It’s based on the tutorial, but a bigger circle, wider binding and I did the quilting on the machine. Must admit to loving the way the binding is hand stitched, so I see more of these in my future 😃. #zakka #slowstitch #handstitching #scrapfabric #libertyscraps #libertyscrapchallenge #linenscraps #coaster #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts ...

So we’re at about day 59 on the #100dayproject and this is where I am on my #1930stulipquilt 😃. I’ve now cut up all of the original Tilda Cotton Beach bundle that I was gifted from @grovesltd and have run out of the original cream plaid for the backgrounds, so am substituting 👌.
For those of you now with the pattern, I’ve had some questions about how I sew the blocks up. Here goes: D +DR, CR+B+CR, ER+A+E. Then I set in the DDR unit, then lastly the CRAC unit. To be honest when it’s hand piecing, it is however you are happy working, I tend to get into a set way after the first few blocks. If you look back and swipe through I think there is a pressing picture, but again it’s often just how your fabrics fall 🤓. Can’t wait to see the first Blocks you all stitch over here! Use the # so we can all see! #1930stulipquilt
#handpiecing #handpieced #handstitched #patchwork #scrapquilt #quiltinprogress #quiltblock #makersgonnamake #enjoytheprocess #carolynforster #carolynforsterquilts
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