Thursday, 24 April 2014

Checking In

Hello! Just popping in to say boo. Things have been a bit rough here of late, with a yucky bug that had me out of action for a while and just held on, and much worse than that, a breast cancer diagnosis in a close family member (who is only 32). I think we take our health too much for granted sometimes and these things come as a bit of a shock.

Anyway, here's a peek of what I'm working on now that I'm mostly better. Don't you just love the colours? I have some black polka dots on white ordered for the back... :)

Bye for now, and Happy Sewing!

Hope x

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Welcome... and a Free Mini Block Pattern

Hello! Thanks for visiting my new blog. I've created this blog to be a source of information. Somewhere you can come to find out about:
  • My new patterns
  • My existing patterns
  • Free patterns
  • Tutorials
  • Patchwork and Quilting in general.
See the tabs across the top, under the header? They should point you in the direction you need to go. It's all very new at the moment, but I will be working on adding new and useful things, so do check back. :)

To kick the blog off, here is a link to a new free Mini Block pattern: Autumn Tints.

It is quite a simple block, just squares joined to squares, so why not give it a go? It only needs the smallest of scraps.

Mini blocks are a great way to hone your accuracy and to have a bit of a play without investing a lot of fabric. I hope you'll give them a try.

If you do make one, please show me! I love to see what people make from my patterns - it's one of the best parts of writing patterns I think. There are a number of ways you can share:

On Flickr: Join my Flickr Group and post a photo of what you've made.
On Instagram: Tag your photos with #hopesquiltdesigns or @hopetn

You can also click on the "Your Quilts" tab at the top of the page and leave me a comment with a link to your photo, or of course, simply email me.

Happy Sewing!