Patchwork Parfait Quilt Pattern

I am Sew Happy because I have finally managed to add my Patchwork Parfait Quilt Pattern to my Pattern Shop.

Patchwork Parfait Quilt Pattern

I made this quilt quite some years ago and taught it as a class in my shop House of Patchwork. It was a very popular class and the students produced some truly stunning quilts. But, because I was so busy running the shop I never had time to make it up into a pattern. Some of my past students have nagged me periodically to do so and I have finally accomplished the task.

It was tricky to do because I only had my class notes plus of course the original quilt. But, with a little bit of brain stretching and knuckling down I managed to do so and I am very glad I did, because it is rather a lovely design.

It has lots of patchwork piecing.

Patchwork Parfait Star Block

And some simple appliqué flowers and hearts.

Patchwork Parfait Border Flowers

With a deeper border at the top to go over the pillows on the bed.

Patchwork Parfait Top Border

And some quirky prairie point inserts in the borders.

Patchwork Parfait Prairie Points

So, a fairly interesting quilt to make if you like a bit of variety. You will find it in my Pattern Shop and it has some very comprehensive instructions. 25 pages in total with clear diagrams and colour photos.

Phew! I am SEW GLAD that I now have this task ticked off my bucket list.

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Giveaway Winners

Today I am announcing the winners of the Geraldine Brooch kits.

Giveaway Winners

I have five lucky winners and they are:

Nadoulette

Gina

Dee Shaw

Linda Kendall

Rosa

I will be contacting you all by email for your addresses and your ‘Geraldine’ will be on her way to you very soon.

Thank you to all of the Giveaway entrants and for your comments. It was interesting reading through all the reasons that tempt you to follow a blog. It seems that generally you look for ideas, tutorials, free patterns, lovely pictures and blogger’s interests & life.

When I have some free time (which isn’t very often) I do trawl around various quilting blogs and yes, I also sometimes take a quick peek at some of my followers blogs when I see your blog addresses. For those of you that haven’t realised it, when someone leaves a comment if you click on their name and they have a blog it will link you over to their blog. So, take a look. You may find some more interesting blogs to follow.

I told you I would let you know what attracts me to other people’s blogs. Well, for me the first thing that attracts me to take a further look is if it is visually pleasing. I guess it is like a first impression when you meet someone for the first time. If it looks fresh and inviting with great photos then I am usually tempted to delve further. Then I tend to skim through the photos quickly and see if they look exciting, innovative, colourful. Once I see a photograph that attracts me in I am tempted to start reading. So, I guess this shows how important the presentation of a blog is. Also, it is important for me that a blog is easy to navigate, so that I can find the things I am looking for.

I hope those of you that have blogs of your own  have found both my thoughts and the comments of my followers useful in helping you to make your blogs more inviting. I found it very interesting myself.

OK back to the sewing now. That’s enough blog surfing for today.

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