My Journal Quilts 2017 so far

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I have been a ‘lurker’ in the Quilters’ Guild Contemporary Group for quite a while and this year decided to join in with the Journal Quilts challenge.  Each quilt has to be 11″ square but you could choose your own theme and design.

I chose the Theme of ‘Colour’.

I wanted to use similar techniques but different colours, playing with the position of the square and starting point of the spiral.  The intention is that the set of 12 will hang together as a whole piece so the placement of the colours, square and quilting were part of the design.

Techniques: hand dyeing, fusible appliqué, spiral quilting

Here are mine so far…

January

February

March

April

May

Thank you for stopping by, it is much appreciated…

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You can find me here

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You can see & buy my unique hand dyed fabric directly from me at the following events, click on the date or image to see more details.

Don’t forget, you don’t have to be a guild member to attend guild events but you will need to book.

Saturday 18th March 2017, Oldham
5th Annual Patchwork, Quilting & Craft Fair, Oldham, OL1 1NL (sat nav)
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Saturday 6th May 2017, Crosby
Merseyside & West Lancs Area Day, Region 13, The Quilters’ Guild of The British Isles,
St Luke’s Church Hall, Crosby, L23 5SE
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Saturday 18th April 2017,  Brindle
North Lancs Area Day, Region 13, The Quilters’ Guild of The British Isles,
Brindle Community Hall, Brindle, PR6 8NH
Quilters Guild of the British Isles

Saturday 14th October 2017, Frodsham
Autumn Regional Day, Region 13, The Quilters’ Guild of The British Isles,
Frodsham, WA6 7QN
Quilters Guild of the British Isles

Saturday 4th November 2017, Crosby
Merseyside & West Lancs Area Day, Region 13, The Quilters’ Guild of The British Isles,
St Luke’s Church Hall, Crosby, L23 5SE
Quilters Guild of the British Isles

Thank you for stopping by, it is much appreciated,

 

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Quiltfest Exhibition and Trading Day

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What do you have planned this weekend?

Lots to see and be tempted by at this fabulous event. Trading Day is this Sunday, I will be there so do come and say hello!  Lots more info at www.quiltfest.org.uk2017-feb-quiltfest-flyer-tracy-fox

My latest work will be on display AND a kit is available to make this unique quilt top.2017-jan-20-colour-collection-landscape-quilt-tracy-fox-1

Thank you for stopping by, it is much appreciated…

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* If you like what I do, then others might too – thank you for liking and sharing *

New to tempt you!

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Colour Collection 5″ Squares2016-oct-07-colour-collection-by-tracy-fox-5-inch-squares-1 2016-oct-07-colour-collection-by-tracy-fox-5-inch-squares-2

NEW to tempt you at tomorrow’s event at the Quilters Guild Regional Day in Frodsham.

Do come and say hello if you are going to be there and see what else is new!

Thank you for stopping by, it is much appreciated…

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Where will I be next?

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I realise things have been a little quite on here of late but I haven’t been idle honest!

Lots of new work has been created for the future events listed below and I have updated the Events page on my website with the full details.

You can also find the details on my facebook page.

Photos of some of the new work will be shared with you soon so keep your eyes peeled!
Here’s a taster to be going on with which is a panel from my Limited Editions Collection.
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List of Events

Saturday 8th October 2016
Autumn Regional Day, Region 13, The Quilters’ Guild of The British Isles,
Frodsham, WA6 7QN

Saturday 15th October 2016
Open Day, The African Fabric Shop, 33B Greens End Road, Meltham, Holmfirth, HD9 5NW
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Saturday 22nd October 2016
East Lancs Area Day, Region 13, The Quilters’ Guild of The British Isles,
Blackley, M9 7HW

Saturday 5th November 2016
Merseyside and West Lancs Area Day, Region 13, The Quilters’ Guild of The British Isles,
Frodsham, WA6 7QN

Saturday 12th November 2016
North Lancs Area Day, Region 13, The Quilters’ Guild of The British Isles,
Brindle Community Hall, Water Street, Brindle, near Chorley, Lancs, PR6 8NH

Saturday 19th November 2016
East Cheshire and South Manchester Area Day, Region 13, The Quilters’ Guild of The British Isles,
Marthall Village Hall, Sandlebridge Lane, Nr Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 7SB

Do come and say hello if you are planning on visiting.

Thank you for stopping by, it is much appreciated…

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* If you like what I do, then others might too – thank you for liking and sharing *

Making ‘Taster’ Colour Bundles

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*Update 12/10/2015: This bundle has had a name change! It is now the ‘Starter’ Colour Bundle. Click here to find out why!

Finally finished preparations for tomorrow’s visit to Quilters’ Guild Regional Day in Frodsham.  This included making more ‘Taster’ Colour Bundles and their labels so I thought I would share a few photos.

Labels printed and string cut, all ready for assembly..
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Fabric ready for the chop!
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5″ x 10″ pieces ready for sorting.
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The first Bundles wrapped and labelled..
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A little mountain of colour!
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I shall be starting a project very soon using one of these little bundles of fabulous colour so do visit again.

Thank you for stopping by, it is much appreciated…

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East Lancs Area Day – Oldham

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The weather played nicely on Saturday and provided a nice journey around the M60 to Chadderton.  There was some fabulous sky to admire early in the morning, especially from the top of Barton Bridge.  It would be fab if you could take pictures from up there and stay alive!

It took me longer to set up than I wanted, which is always the case so I shouldn’t be surprised.  Below is a picture from part of my stand of the Colour Collection fabrics and you can just see the Rust and Shibori fabric on display in the background (more about all of these in future posts).

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There were lots of lovely ladies who attended the day, first for the talk in the morning by Pat Archibald and then to participate in the workshop in the afternoon.

If you are interested in workshops with Pat Archibald then do contact Philomena at Patchwork Parade as I know there are more scheduled for next year.

Thank you to everyone who bought from me on Saturday and to those of you who are interested in the workshops that I am currently in planning stages of.  I look forward to seeing you again soon.

Well it’s nose back to the grindstone of thinking and planning and lots of doing!

Thank you for stopping by, it is much appreciated…

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