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Quilting Mini Series – Un Problème

I haven’t forgotten to post on my Patchwork Quilting Mini Series its just that I’ve had a little hitch that has set me back.

(If you’re new around here and have no idea what I’m talking about – here’s a couple of little links:

How it started


Mini Series Video Tutorial

I recorded some film (is that too old school?) – video of the next steps and then sat down to dutifully record a voiceover. Then shucks and low and behold. This Mac Mini has no internal mic. And there I was talking at my computer for several minutes whilst it sat there and did nothing, no recording, da nada. Can you tell I’m new to this videoing malarkey (this is not my first videoing hurdle).

I hunted around for some headphones because I have faint memories of using them in my stereo to sing along to Ace of Base or East 17. Yep. Yes I did. Baby don’t go awaaaayyyy. *cough*

This little, tiny box is giving me a lot of headache

This little, tiny box is giving me a lot of headache

So, I wanted to let you know I’ve not forgotten – I’m having a mini hiatus so that I don’t pull my hair out too many nights in a row. Plus uploading a video with Fireman Sam background noise and my Minou giving me a commentary of our task (yep you’ll see me with 3 arms when I finally post it as she wanted to help make her quilt!) isn’t the best viewing experience you’ll ever have.

Any of you out there techno super heros? Is there a simple way around this that doesn’t require me buying a USB headset?!

To be continued…

naomi x

Mini Series Live

My patchwork quilt series is now live! The first video is up to view: Mini Series part 1.

Patchwork Quilt Design 2

Happy Good Friday!

I hope you spend it happy wherever  you are and whoever you are with x

naomi x

Patchwork Quilting – A Mini Series

I’m getting a little addicted to video tutorials!

I just find videos so helpful when learning a new craft or skill. Here is a snap shot of some of the things I have YouTube’d over the years :
– How to change a washing machine seal
– How to break into your own car (believe it or not these videos exist and nb. It didn’t work-had to call out rescue people)
– How to drill into tiles
– How to increase a knitting stitch
And then the usual:
– A good old Jessica Simpson song (I know!)

So as a way of giving back to the community and to log my own learning I’ve made a couple of beginners’ guides here and here.

As some of you know I’m exploring the amazing world of quilting. If patchwork has been singing your name or you’ve always fancied recreating your nanna’s blanket I’m going to be doing a small series on making a sweet yet straightforward patchwork quilt.

Patchwork Quilt Design 2

Subscribe to my YouTube account at FiftyTwoCreate to easily see the most recent video whenever you go to YouTube.

I’ve had a request to cover piping which I will do I once I’ve completed the quilt. If there is anything you want explained in more detail or another topic just let me know.

Use the Easter holiday weekend to dust off your sewing machine and make a quilt of your own.

naomi x

P.s Thank you for voting on the patchwork design. Structured was in the lead at 65% and the controlling perfectionist in me liked the order so I mapped out a coordinated design.Patchwork Quilt Design I have looked at the results again more recently and the voting how now swayed to ‘haphazard’! So those of you who liked that one – a perfect excuse to make your own x