Welcome to Saturday Quilting Bring and Share 🙂 You might like to join in this virtual sewing day by linking a post or you may be content to dip in to see the projects others bring along and ‘listen in’ to the quilty conversations being shared. Either way it’s lovely to have you along.
Quilty Saturday is dawning in pretty shades of pink (I’m glancing out the window at the sunrise as I write). It’s going to be another beautiful day here in the South of England – a perfect day for a wedding wouldn’t you say? 😉 Or maybe a football match? 😀
This weekend the projects I’m bringing to the virtual sewing day revolve around quilting rather than piecing. I’ve made a start on pin basting my 5th version of the beginners quilt.
I’m also going to put together 3 or 4 practice quilt sandwiches. Partly because it’s always good to have a practice sandwich on hand – to test tension and get free motion quilting juices flowing before jumping onto an actual quilt – but mainly because I’m going to a free motion quilting workshop on Sunday 🙂 Trudi Wood (check out her beautiful quilting on instagram) will be teaching us how to stitch feather designs. I’m so excited about this workshop. Maybe after the workshop I’ll have the no-how and confidence to tackle a few more of the quilt tops waiting in my UFO queue? *Happy Dance*
Just a few conversation starters this week:
A quick quilt for a fund raiser. Melva nearly gave up on her Thomas the Tank Engine quilt but then plain borders came to the rescue. And she found the perfect location for the quilt photo shoot!
Further to my blog post about adding black and white to rainbow coloured quilts I read this post by Diane Knott which includes a photo of a colourful house quilt that has black & white sashing, and a link to a quilter called Freddy Moran ‘who uses black and white to control her wild colours’. I must go investigate… Ooo! Freddy Moran’s website is full of colour and black and white and a lot of useful information 🙂
Sticking with my rainbow with black & white quilt top: This week I added to my patchwork and quilting experience by creating a patchwork layout with blocks on point with sashing between. The first time I’ve stitched such a layout. I was glad to find a very helpful tutorial describing the order in which to put together such a layout. I was even more glad to find the tutorial had a link to a table giving the cutting instructions for setting triangles and corner triangles of all sizes 🙂 I made one mistake through not reading the measuring instructions correctly but it was easily put right. I learned a lot without going into deep anxieties over those complicated formulas needed to calculate the size of setting triangles 🙂 (My word of the year LEARN has had another workout!).
Doh! That glitch in my WordPress admin re-emerged this week. For some reason in ‘notifications’ the box indicating that I don’t wish to receive e-mails letting me know when blogs I follow have new posts was ticked AGAIN. It’s been a busy week and I’m afraid it took me a few days to realise that I was receiving fewer emails than usual. Yesterday I sat down at my laptop and figured out what had happened 😦 This is all by way of an apology for me not having many links to share today. I will enjoy sitting down and catching up on the posts I’ve missed – it will take several l-o-n-g coffee breaks to work through my now overflowing in-box – and hope to have a bumper post of conversational links to share next Saturday 🙂
Have a great weekend. Happy Stitching.
Oh! Couldn’t miss out on sharing a pic of the first peony bloom of the year 🙂 Summer is nearly here!