Saturday Quilting Bring and Share (105)

Welcome to Saturday Quilting Bring & Share. Bring along your projects (or at least a cup of coffee) and share in some of the inspiration and ups & downs experienced by other members of the Worldwide Quilting Community 🙂 Do add to the sharing by leaving your thoughts and links in the comments box at the bottom of the page and don’t forget to hit the subscribe button if you’d like to receive an email notification each time I publish a blog post. Thank you!

I’m working on two secret sewing projects this weekend which doesn’t make for great ‘bring alongs’ but here goes… My first secret sewing project arrived home on Friday after a trip to long arm quilter Trudi Wood (on Instagram @trudi_wood). The quilting texture looks amazing! This quilt was just a bit too big for me to feel confident quilting it on my domestic machine and as it’s been made for a magazine I decided to hire Trudi’s skills. So glad I did!

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Big Dottie – A finished quilt

Wahoo! A finished quilt! Look in my Gallery 2020 page and you’ll see that is a rare occurrence!

I was drawn to Rachel Hauser’s Dear Dottie pattern when she first started sharing it on her blog Stitched in Color. I’d been inspired by lots of the curved piecing that other modern quilters were incorporating into their designs and wanted to have a go. Rachel led a Dear Dottie Sew-Along towards the end of 2019 but I knew I really couldn’t take on another project right then. However I bought and downloaded the pattern thinking I would make the time in the New Year…. Coincidentally an advert for the Classic Curves ruler by Color Girl Quilts had me succumbing to my ruler obsession (again!). I decided to use the ruler rather than the pattern templates to cut out my Dear Dottie fabrics, as a result my finished blocks measure 9½” rather than 6½” – hence my quilt being named ‘Big Dottie’.

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First time using a Hera Marker

I always find marking stitching lines on a quilt a bit problematic: Will the marker stain the fabric?; or, what if the marks disappear whilst I’m squishing the quilt through the sewing machine throat? Some time ago I wrote about the pros and cons of the various markers I’ve tried.

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