Wahoo! It’s the weekend already! Welcome to Saturday Quilting Bring & Share 🙂 I wonder which project you will bring along to this virtual sewing day and what has peeked your interest this week – do share links with us all. I’m always cheered when I see that the links I’ve given in a blog post have generated some ‘clicks’ – knowing there is a community of quilters who want to find out about each others projects, share tips and topics of interest is heart warming.
This weekend my project is what Sandra Walker terms a ‘Dreami’ (drop everything and make it). This time my distraction project has a couple of drivers: 1. My 25 year old son will be attending a succession of weddings this year. His home-making friends have, he informs me, been fascinated by his description of the quillows I have made… ; 2. I keep seeing fantastic examples of straight line quilting – obviously I need a suitable project to practice this technique…
I knew I had a small collection of width of fabric strips in neutral colours, luckily I actually managed to find them without pulling out all my boxes of fabric! I then looked for more neutral fabrics in my stash and was surprised by just how much I found! Handy though 🙂 A quick doodle on squared paper and I came up with a plan by making a few changes to the strip quilt I designed and made last Autumn.
My goal today is to cut up the strips and sew like mad to create the pieced strips 🙂 before my enthusiasm for this spur of the moment project begins to wane. Once the top is complete, I should have enough fabric remaining to make a quillow pocket to stitch to the back of the quilt.
I’m always fascinated by quilt blocks and how they create secondary patterns when we put them together. Bella has re-created a block she saw in an antique quilt. Figuring out the sizes of the many different elements in the block must have been quite a task but her finished table runner shows it was well worth the effort.
A great quilt story, come tutorial has been shared by Kate at Smiles From Kate as she finishes her Circles quilt – well worth a read 🙂
Kristin has posted her first podcast. I enjoyed listening to her chat about her quilting, knitting and home as I pottered about my sewing room. I discovered she and I both began patchwork quilting around eight years ago and she too has a high regard for this on-line community and aims to contribute through her blog posts and podcasts.
I’ve never joined in or designed for a row by row ‘row along’ but I’m tempted to find out more after reading Marion’s post and seeing the sign up form on her blog for the ‘My Happy Place Row Along 2018‘. There’s a very cute button 🙂
There’s a linky button below if you’d like to share a blog post, otherwise do add any links you’d like to share in the comments section. Thank you!
And I’m linking with Sandra for Dreami#13 to enjoy the projects that have been distracting other quilters around the world 🙂