Category Archives: My Heirloom Quilt

Cacti hexagons!

There aren’t very many people who could buy me fabric lovely enough for me to include in my heirloom quilt, but my friend Emma is one of them! She bought me a gorgeous piece of floral Liberty fabric which has … Continue reading

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The central panel grows!

I have picked one of my favourite dark blue floral fabrics to completely surround the central panel of my heirloom quilt. I wanted this section to stand out and I’m really pleased how it turned out! I think I’m going … Continue reading

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Flowers for my quilt

Sometimes I buy an item of clothing because I love the pattern and I know that one day it will make it into my heirloom quilt! This skirt was one such purchase and it has now been chopped up and … Continue reading

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Liberty Hexagons

A lovely friend surprised me with a small piece of Liberty fabric. I recently taught her to stitch paper pieced patchwork and when she saw this fabric, she thought that it would look perfect in my heirloom quilt. I was … Continue reading

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My progress in hexagons

I have been adding hexagons onto the central panel of my heirloom quilt and it has grown beautifully! I have blu-tacked them onto my wall so that I can see them and be inspired by the colours as I work. … Continue reading

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New hexagons

I was really pleased to discover that the card that we printed our save the date cards on is the perfect thickness for the templates in my heirloom quilt! We printed a few prototypes when we were testing out the … Continue reading

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The next stitches

I have lots of flowers and a couple of panels stitched together for my heirloom quilt so now I need to start sewing them together! I was inspired by my Mum’s hexagon quilt and she taught me how to stitch … Continue reading

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Retro floral hexagons

The inspiration for starting my heirloom quilt came from seeing my Mum’s beautiful hand stitched hexagonal quilt. When we were last admiring it I fell in love with one of the retro floral fabrics and my Mum said that I … Continue reading

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Heirloom flowers

One of the things that I loved about my Mum’s heirloom quilt was the way that she had stitched lots of her hexagons into flower shapes. I’ve picked out some of my favourite fabrics and have stitched them together to … Continue reading

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Stitching an heirloom

I took my heirloom quilt and plenty more hexagons back to Somerset for Christmas so that I could spend some quality time stitching. My sister was the last one to design a section, so this time it was my Mum’s … Continue reading

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