The December Doodles are here on our Doodles page and Barbara was feeling a little festive when she started colouring these in! The blocks used are Rolling Star and Five-Patch Chain.
You can download a colouring sheet to design your quilts – festive or otherwise – here.
If you head over to Meadowside Designs you will find the templates for a 10 inch Rolling Star block and the cutting instructions for a 10 inch Five-Patch Chain block in case you fancy recreating your design in real fabric.
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 –
Today’s Flashback is to the Saturday class Double Delight – a whole roomful of small quilt tops got made on the day. The pattern started out as one of our EQ 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……
Despite a lack of broadband at the Rural Office we have managed to get a Doodles page together for you this month and post it from the IT Suite at C&B Towers. Hopefully normal service will have been resumed by next month – how long can it take to fix a ‘fault on the line’??!
This month’s doodles feature two simple blocks. We’ve put them together on-point for the colouring page to download and given you an example in greyscale on the Doodles page. The other examples show the blocks just put together , not on-point, no sashing, just changes of colour and blurring of the block outlines.
See what you can come up with on your Doodle sheet. Here’s a couple more greyscale ideas to start you off.
Someone has stolen March. If you should find a whole month lying neglected in a corner somewhere, please pack it up and return to C&B Towers. We have both managed to keep our Instagram feeds ticking over with a few pics of classroom and sewing room activities – despite all the hoohah over changes to Instagram which has led to great flurries of social media activity and apps such as Ello.
We have new EQ Doodles for April – pop over and scroll through this month’s offering. You may even spot the (almost deliberate) mistake – probably no prizes, but comment below if you find it..
Chris has been fully occupied with classes at The Corner Patch and re-laying paving stones. Barbara has been continuing with the sewing room clearout and a lot of class preparation and finishing a few WIPs.
We are trying to secure a date for a C&B reunion class later this year at Tittensor Village Hall and we’ll let you know as soon as we get a confirmation.