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Flashback Friday

Flashback to one of our most popular classes ever – Grow Your Own Quilt.  Frame quilts are one of our favourite formats as they are so adaptable and almost infinite in their variety – a perfect teaching base.  Here are our first two tops made as samples for the first edition of this class –

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If we rummage through the archive vault at C&B Towers we may find a few action pictures taken in class…. this may take a while!

Flashback Friday

Flashback this week to our very popular Mystery class based on a local tiled porch floor – we have been asked so often for the pattern that it is now available over at our sister site Meadowside Designs.

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Or you can head direct to the pattern page on our Payhip site – the pattern is available for £4 with full colour step-by-step diagrams and a photo of the original doorstep we took the pattern from.

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We both have a fondness for a good tiled floor – and being based in Staffordshire, home of Minton tiles, we get to see plenty of examples.  Sometimes our EQ Doodles reflect this as you can see above.  Here’s a floor we both pass on our way to high level meetings at HQ –

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Here’s a Flashback to one of Chris’s visits to the Land of Her Fathers – while in Wales last year she had the opportunity to visit the Jen Jones Museum in Lampeter. We’ve been lucky enough to have had a number of joint expeditions/quilt missions to Jen’s home over the years and indulge our mutual love of the Welsh quilting tradition in all it’s glory.