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Some Exciting News!
Quiltmania 2021 Mystery Quilt Block of the Month

I will be participating in Quiltmania's new 2021 mystery quilt block of the month. The designer is the wonderfully talented Nathalie Meance and she has created a beautiful quilt embellished with gorgeous embroidery. All the fabrics used in this quilt are exclusive to this Block of the Month. 

If you are interested to know more please click on the 'Register Your Interest' button below and fill out the contact form. Alternatively you can email me - karen@therunningchicken.co.uk or phone me on +44(0)118 9424085.

Here is a teaser picture for the project to give you a glimpse of what the quilt will look like.

 

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Journey to America
Judy Rothermel

 
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Quiltmania magazine No 139 - Sept-Oct 2020

Latest Quiltmania magazine now in stock

 

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New Quiltmania Books
Feathering the nest 3

Bigette Giblin's latest book in the series Feathering the nest 3

 

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Nannas Flower Garden - Max & Louise

Max & Louise new range compliments their previous ranges which I stock and have limited availability - Yarra Valley and Watts River

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Flower Show Winter - Liberty of London

The latest  lovely range of 15 quilting cotton fabrics from Liberty of London
 

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Patchways - Sue Ross
Quiltmania


Sue Ross's first book for Quiltmania
 

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Millifiori 4
Quiltmania


4th book in the series by Willyne Hammerstein
 

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Cowslip Country Quilts
Quiltmania


Jo Colwill's first book for Quiltmania
 

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The Antique Textiles Co.
Dutch Heritage

New reproduction fabric range inspired by  original quilts from Christopher Wilson Tate's collection

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Our Favourites

 

Anne's English Scrapbag

Di Ford-Hall's latest range of great reproduction 
 

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Apliquick tools

Great set of tools to make applique simpler
 

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Sarah's Story

Moda Fabrics

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Watts River

Max & Louise

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1930's Aunt Grace

Dargate Jellies

Yarra Valley

Chafarcani

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FLower Garden -Primitive Gatherings

Shelbyville - Jo Morton

Vive la France

Hickory Road - Jo Morton

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Brimfield Awakening

I am excited to share the story of the Brimfield block with you!
 
A few months ago I had the pleasure of coming across Kim Martucci & Nisha Bouri, of Brimfield Awakening, who are lucky enough to live near the Brimfield Antique Flea Market. 

During one of their more recent visits to this multi-acre market, they unearthed a bag of orphaned quilt blocks, including this:

Kim & Nisha said it was love at 1st sight - they went home and started remaking this block using English Paper Piecing.
 
What they weren't expecting, was this incredible secondary pattern that the blocks offer once sewn together.
 
They are so in love with the Brimfield Block and the versatility that the design offers that they have created a new way to bring you Paper Pieces! The house shapes that make up the blocks include perforations. This way you can make the design truly your own - you can use one fabric, or 2 fabrics on each piece, by simply pulling the Papers apart! How cool is that?

To make the Brimfield block quilt you will need to purchase the pattern, acrylic templates, and paper pieces (or these paper pieces. ) The paper pieces are unique - they have perforation. This allows you the flexibility to create more pieces for additional fussy cutting 

Brimfield Block Acrylic Templates

Here are the four Brimfield Block acrylic templates you will need to make the Brimfield Blocks and Quilt - Short House, Fat House, Tall House and Orange Peel. The house templates have drilled holes so you can sub-divide the house roof into separate pieces.
Brimfield Block Engish Paper Pieces