New Doodles

If it’s the start of a month it must be time to update our EQ Doodles page – and we have!  Click on the tab above to find out what’s on offer this month.

We have featured our favourite quilt program Electric Quilt via a set of monthly Doodles for several years now (probably too many to count! – Chris) and from time to time we have a trawl through the files and say “Oh I really like that one”  “Must make that one” “That could be a pattern” and, well you get the idea.  Our latest brainwave (under the influence of caffeine) is to maybe post some former doodles, maybe some class pics, maybe “other stuff” in the form of a Flashback Friday post.   We may even begin doing that this month!!  Stay tuned……

New Year etc

All set for another busy year – C&B Towers is the usual hive of activity and the Rural Office is temporarily closed in favour of our Overseas Office where skies are blue. Chris has a full schedule of classes at The Corner Patch, samples are done, worksheets written and everything ready to go.  Barbara is almost ready for a slightly less busy time (too much time at the Overseas Office! – Chris), some samples are done, some worksheets written and everything will be ready to go in time for the first 3D class also at The Corner Patch. We are teaching 4 different 3D patchwork patterns – stitching by hand with Barbara  stitching by machine with Chris, separate half day sessions on the same day.  We’re really looking forward to it!

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Our EQ Doodle page has also been updated so do click over and take a look – we particularly like Doodle Six this time around. If you would like to play around with this month’s doodle you can download the colouring sheet here. Don’t forget that you can print it out as many times as you like and then cut it up and rearrange the blocks to suit yourself.

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Tis the season

Over at the Rural Office the entire IT Department seems to have been missing, presumed lost to Christmas organisation and shopping and seasonal colds.  At C&B Towers several echoes of “Bah, humbug” have been heard along the corridor leading to the Executive Suite….

Our EQ doodle offering for December is finally posted – click on the tab to see what we’ve come up with!

We are looking forward to 2017 with lots of plans, caffeine and classes at The Corner Patch.  We do hope your seasonal preparations and festivities go to plan and that you maybe sneak in a little stitching time.

A couple of previous Christmassy doodles and a C&B student production to finish the year  –  Merry Christmas to you!!December 2015 6IMG_0568spq December 13

November !!

November has definitely crept upon us – a glorious colourful October and now it seems it’s a race to a certain event beginning with “C”…..  Barbara has taken off to the International Office in Spain for a few weeks with more stitching projects than you can imagine and Chris is rushing between teaching classes at The Corner Patch and getting a million and nine important garden tasks ticked off the list.  Over on the Doodles page there is a whole new block and quilt settings for this month – we were feeling a little gloomy when putting this page together so it’s mostly greyscale to match our mood!  Obviously more caffeine is required….

The quilt-to-colour page has taken a little longer to arrive . . . but thanks to plenty of caffeine and cake at the Bradley Quilts & More Show over the weekend Chris has got her act together and done one. You can download it here. Don’t forget that you can print it out as many times as you like – you may want to with this one as, although it looks a bit ho-hummish (is that a word? – Barbara), once you start colouring those squares you can find all sorts of entertaining patterns.

By way of a bit of colour inspiration (as if you needed it!) here’s a picture from a couple of months ago of a Canna bought as a bargain ‘dead’ plant – amazing what a new pot, compost and a bit of water can do. The plant equivalent of caffeine and cake perhaps?!

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