About Me

Hi, I am Kerry and this blog records my sewing life and a few other things as the mood takes me.  I live in Exeter, a small city close to the South West coast of the UK.  I live a quiet life, social by day working with music and young children, quiet the rest of the time.  My creative side is where my imagination gets the chance to let its hair down.


I've been sewing since I was small and I was lucky enough to go to a creative and forward thinking primary school in  West Yorkshire where art and textiles were part of every day self expression. That education still impacts on my creative activities today and I am forever grateful.


I quilt, I make most of my clothes and I blog.  I design and sell foundation paper piecing patterns alongside Penny Layman as Sew-Ichigo, a design partnership.



I have co-authored a popular quilting book, 500 Quilt Blocks as well as contributing to other quilt books including Playful Little Paper-Pieced Projects and The Modern Quilt Medallion workbook (published April 2015).


I am a regular contributor to UK quilting magazines including Love Patchwork and Quilting and Quilt Now.  I also have a monthly column, 'The Final Thread', in Sewing World starting February 2015 where I share my recent sewing finds, tips and techniques.

Block from 500 Quilt Blocks, sewn as free tutorial for the Liberty Craft Block
I am in a long term sewing relationship with a Janome Horizon Memory Craft 7700, and have occasional flirtations with a Singer Featherweight 221K7 called Minty and a Bernina 707 Minimatic called Daisy.


You can contact me at: verykerryberry(at)gmail(dot)com

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14 comments:

  1. I am wondering if I can use your mini-house block in a quilt I plan to offer for sale in my etsy shop (PeacedGoods). tinygirl@suddenlink.net

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  2. I do so appreciate being asked but sorry-as this is a free pattern use is restricted to personal use only and not for any commercial purpose. All my free patterns and tutorials are personal use only.

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    1. What about for use in a quilt for raising funds? (Raffle or auction). I am looking for a house block to make a quilt for rebuilding Washington IL, USA - where our guild is at. Washington was hit by a Tornado Nov 17 2013 and 1000 homes were destroyed or damaged beyond repair. Its a relatively small town and we want to help in positive ways. We have already sent many quilts for individuals but they are need of $ for supporting what will be a long road to recovery.

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    2. You are welcome to use the block for this cause. I wish you well with your fund raising.

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  3. I'm so chuffed to find someone in the UK blogging quilting (and I suspect you are very close to me in Cornwall). I'm just starting out, (unsuitable sewing machine, very tiny stash etc) but learning so much from the internet. I'll be happy to keep in touch and see what you are up to!

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    1. Thankyou! I think we all start in that way with very little and a basic machine, but mighty oak trees etc.!

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  4. I read the thread about the pincushion caddy and I love the embellisments you put on there. Is there a specific website that you purchase the quilting ones from?
    Thanks

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    1. I save selvedges and buy text fabrics whenever I can, you can find lots on Etsy, Sewmeasong is a good etsy shop for text fabrics

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  5. Thank you I will check it out. Have a great day.

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  6. Here is something weird. Using Google Reader I was following you. I switched over to Feedly and do like it. I've been following the Patchwork Please hop and yesterday I couldn't find your post. Finally, I went to Lily's Quilts and clicked on the link to you and there you were. So...why wasn't the post coming up on Feedly. Did you know there was another blog called Very Berry Handmade which is situated in the UK? Anyway, the long and short is that blog got mixed up with yours in my "following list". It was probably MY human error but who knows. I AM so happy to have found you again and am following again. :)

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    1. I do know Ali from Very Berry Handmade and we both know that people get us muddled up from time to time- I get the odd request for Liberty fabric which she sells and she gets people looking for my tutorials.

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  7. Hi have just stumbled across your blog and everyone here at Calico Laine loves it, do you ever guest blog?

    We were also looking to see if you would consider linking to our website? in return we can offer you a 10% discount on orders

    If you are interested please email matty@calicolaine.co.uk

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  8. Just found your blog, and like you, I blog about a variety of subjects. I love to quilt and craft and sew, and lots of things. I am following you now on Bloglovin. Blogspot isn't friendly about posting from other platforms, so you can reach me at craftnut at rocket mail dot com.
    Carole @ From My Carolina Home

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    1. Thankyou Caroline, I wish you the best of luck with your blogging and crafting!

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