Our talented friends in China

A few days ago our talented distributer Flowerquilt sent lots of beautiful pictures showing what’s going on with Tilda in China, and we are so happy to hear it’s going very well!
We cannot resist showing you pictures from The Ququ Patchwork Studio in Jinan city in the Shandong province.
The studio owner Ququ makes these wonderful patchwork and appliqué bags and purses among other things, and organizes workshops.

You can check out her blog here and get inspired. We wish we where in Jinan city right now, this looks so inspiring!

Ququ-Patchwork-Studio

We love how Ququ used Lecien fabric with soft nature prints in the background as a contrast to the Tilda fabrics. It takes a trained eye to think up this kind of combination.
The talented Ququ in her studio (bottom right)

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Red and pink paper piece ball

One sweet red and pink paper piece ball is finished.

Materials: 
Wildgarden Red (481134), Aimee Red (481133) and Pollen Red (481139) from the Candy Bloom series.
Pollen Pink (481089), Emily Pink (481083) and Garden Flowers Dove White (481085) from Spring Diaries.

We also used pre-cut paper shapes from Paper Piece Balls biconvex ( 480999), one package will give you 20 balls in two different sizes. Fabric Glue pen (480825) and the Light pink Sewing By Hand thread (481015)

 

Red-and-pink-paper-piece-ball

Biconvex paper piece ball with pentagon paper piece balls made with Spring Diaries fabric.

Paper-piece-ball

 

Fabric Glue Pen

When meeting with our lovely customers a few weeks ago we discovered that some of them did not know about the fabric glue pen that is a must when paper piecing. We would certainly struggle if trying to paper piece or do paper appliqué without it, so here is a reminder of how easy it is to use.

Paper piecing is such a fun process but tacking the seam allowance around the edge of a paper shape can be time-consuming and fiddly. However, with our handy glue pen you just apply glue along the edge of the pre-cut paper pieces and press the seam allowance around the edge.

By the time your project is sewn together the glue will have dried and you can simply remove the paper pieces.
You will find detailed instructions in the paper piece packages.

The photographs here show red and pink paper-pieced balls in the making. So grab your glue pen and have a great day!

 

Fabric-Glue Pen

The Candy Bloom Quilt – Free pattern!

This gorgeous quilt in a deep red, blue and cream colourway has a celebration feel, with rows of pretty bunting-style patchwork ‘hung’ on narrow strips of pale print sashing. The triangle patches are easily created with a template and the triangle rows are easy to sew.

Her is the free pattern and explanation written and illustrated by the talented Linda Clements.

Candy Bloom Quilt

Candy Bloom – Template

Candy-Bloom-Quilt

The quilt is also sweet on the wall.

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Have a great day!

 

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