Welcome to the fourteenth Saturday Quilting Bring & Share. I wonder which project you will be bringing along to this virtual sewing day with friends from the online quilty community? There have been plenty of great blog posts this week – so no shortage of conversation starters to share 🙂 Do link up using the button at the bottom of this page or leave a comment telling us about your project and sharing any quilty conversations that have inspired you this week.
Last Saturday I brought along the ‘Misty Morning’ quilt. I needed to hide many thread ends left after completing free motion quilting designs in the middle of each block and stitch down the binding by hand. I dealt with all the thread ends but only managed to secure the binding on one side of the quilt… So my project is to complete stitching the binding. My incentive is that finishing this quilt is my April One Monthly Goal and we are already three quarters of the way through the month!
However, my sewing room is full of distracting alternative projects. I counted up today, I have five projects out on the cutting table or spread out on the sofa bed and the design wall! Boy! Do I need a finish before overwhelm sets in? Yes! I do!
Here they are gathered together. Starting top left and going anti-clockwise: The binding project; a test Economy Block for a new project ;-); Chocolatier BOM Month 11 blocks; Chocolatier BOM Month 10 blocks; a ‘leader and ender’ scrap quilt project.
Even with all these quilts underway I can’t help being intrigued and inspired by skills, techniques and patterns new to me:
Now this is something I’d like to try: adding a ‘flange’ on the inside edge of a binding… Check out Jen’s tutorial to find out how 🙂
A double sided quilt made from scraps and stash. Amanda Jean produces another winner! This king size, scrappy log cabin quilt is beautiful. Amanda Jean tells it’s story here.
Talking of scraps and stash there is a new book out called ‘Stash Statement – Make the Most of Your Fabrics with Easy Improv Quilts’ by Kelly Young who writes at My Quilt Infatuation. I found out about the book and associated blog hop via Sew Preeti Quilts. Having recently enjoyed making a scrappy quilt with no block pattern I wonder if I am ready to move into improv patchwork?
The 2018 New Quilt Bloggers hop is underway. There are four hosts each ‘looking after’ a ‘hive’ of quilters who are fresh to the world of quilt blogs. I was one of those new bloggers a few years ago and found it so helpful both in developing my blog writing, receiving helpful reviews from my peers and discovering more lovely quilt bloggers to follow – it really does foster the on-line quilty community. Sandra at Musings of a Menopausal Melon is one of the co-hosts this year. Take a read of her post , find links to participants and to her fellow co-hosts and join in the give-away. Why not take a trip to a few of the new blogs? A visit or even better a comment would be so encouraging for these newbie bloggers 🙂
Here in the UK we have quite suddenly been plunged into Summer – a few days ago Spring was having trouble shaking off Winter and now we are reaching for the sun block, experiencing temperatures in the high 20s °C, and rediscovering our gardens and parks. I’ve been busy working at my allotment plot – I cannot describe how much my body aches after this burst of digging and weeding – very satisfying and very tiring… I will need some caffeine with my sewing!