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behind the scenes with 2 quilting teachers – plans, projects, progress & procrastination

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Not so Mysterious Quilt Step Nine

Finally (we hear you cry) the last step of the not so mysterious Mystery Quilt. Download the instructions here.

You will (obviously) need to find all the blocks you’ve made. You may want to hunt out the remaining fabric as well for border(s) and/or sashings.




20140529-135825-50305155.jpgMystery Quilt Step 9


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New website

As some of you may have noticed a new website is being created. It’s partially done  – the bare bones are there. But at the moment you can’t book a workshop online. It is coming soon. If you want to book then send us an email  to info (at)

Chris will be beavering away in the IT Suite over the next few days to reinstate online booking, photos, maps and other little titivations.


Social media …

We’ve contemplated the so-called wonders of Facebook for more than a couple of years now and, it’s fair to say, not been too keen on diving in.  Well, we kind of dipped a toe in but didn’t quite get the set up right. But a number of recent “stiffening” talks from various friends about getting involved in social media has had the desired effect – now we each have a Pinterest and Instagram account.  It may have taken a lot of muttering and grumbling and many heavy sighs (and Chris finally succumbing to the 21st century and getting a smart phone), but we have them!  Eventually we will get around to putting link buttons on the sidebar here but in the meantime, if you’re ahead of us in this respect (and you probably are) please pop over to see us in either place and maybe hit a “like” or “follow” button to encourage us on our way.

You’ll find Barbara at barbarachainey and Chris at chrisfranses – excitingly original huh? 

Chris has also been very busy with Meadowside Designs – a new website , a Block of the Month and new patterns on the blog as well as keeping up with the Meadowside Craftsy page.  C&B Towers has seldom witnessed so much activity in the IT Suite, the coffee machine has had a hard time keeping pace!


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Not so Mysterious Quilt Step Eight

The final block this week. Download the instructions here.

You will need to find the remaining Step 4 and 5 triangle units plus the remaining HST (A/B and A/E) units from Step 3.

Once you’ve completed these blocks keep all the blocks together ready for the final putting together next week.

20140529-135923-50363323.jpgMystery Quilt Step 8


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