Free patterns, Mystery Monday

Mystery Monday Step 7

This week you will need fabric B from Step 1, the remaining units from Step 2, and units from Step 4. More sewing things together to make bigger bits!

Download the instructions for Step 7 here before you go in search of those elusive bits and pieces. These are what you should be searching for –

Step 8 will follow on June 28th.


Sunflower Doodles

Another new month, more Doodles over on our EQ Doodles page. We chose a traditional block Sunflower (sometimes known as Triple Sunflower) and remembered that Barbara owns a vintage quilt that features a very close variation of the same block.

The colouring was originally red, green and natural but over the years the green has faded away to a soft beige. Barbara made one block for a teaching sample several years ago –

There’s a colouring sheet to download over on the Doodles page, and a full pattern for the vintage Sunflowers quilt can be found at


Tile Tuesday

From garden tiles (somehow posted twice!) back to Mr Minton’s wonderful tiles – Chris was inspired to draft this bold strippy-style quilt from a local domestic floor.

The strong russet colour of the original tiles is not always easy to match exactly in fabric but there are plenty of “near-enough” options out there – this is what EQ came up with asked to turn the colours into fabrics

But you don’t have to stick with the original tile colours – go pastel or go bold . . . and while you’re at it you could change the design around a little!

You can find the pattern to buy in our Payhip shop.

The original floor photo also inspired the Lichfield quilt which can you read about on our Meadowside blog.


PopUp online class!

We are delighted to announce that our late Spring PopUp class is scheduled for Saturday 22nd May 10am – 4pm via Zoom from our studios to your home. The title is “Virtually Versatile” and we will be focussing on piecing techniques and block design possibilities. No fancy pictures to show because we will be looking at process rather than a finite, specific project. And no long requirements list/quantities of fabric either – your home sewing set up and a few fat quarters of fabric is all you’ll need. If you’d be interested in joining us please leave a comment below and we will send you full details, the cost, and a booking form to return.

As it’s the beginning of the merry month of May we have updated our EQ Doodles page – this month we are featuring the traditional block “Grandmothers Puzzle”. You’ll find variations and suggestions for this block and a colouring sheet link waiting for you.