Saturday Quilting Bring & Share (16)

Welcome to Saturday Quilting Bring & Share. I took a break from stitching last weekend – you can read more about our seaside holiday here.

I wonder what project you will be bringing along to this virtual sewing day? Let us know and do share any of the interesting quilty topics you’ve come across on the internet or via your patchwork and quilting activities this week – share in the comments section or use the linky button at the bottom of the post.
I’m continuing to work on the Chocolatier BOM quilt. I need to piece the last two border sections – I’ve finished six of the rectangular strips so far.
Chocolatier border sections by New Every Morning Patchwork & Quilting
I also need to make an extra block to complete the on-point layout I’ve designed. The green scraps are quite small but hopefully I’ll come up with a suitable block 🙂
Chocolatier green scraps by Allison Reid
I-Spy flimsy by New Every Morning Patchwork & QuiltingSo, on to the sharing, conversational part of Saturday Quilting Bring and Share:
He! He! I have an excuse to show the I-Spy quilt again. Myra was kind enough to feature it in her Finished or Not Friday blog linky 🙂
Ever joined in a quilt along? Sandra is just getting a new one underway. Here is the link to the Plus Playtime QAL Fabric Requirements and Tips post 🙂
Do you understand the information printed on the little bits of paper found on the bottom of a spool of thread? I was reading Alyce’s email newsletter (Blossom Heart Quilts) and followed her link to this very helpful post about how threads are weighted on the Aurifil website.
When I reach the stage of switching from piecing to quilting my projects are often in danger of becoming UFOs. Just what sort quilting pattern should I stitch? Cheryl has given her thoughts on this dilemma: helping us to consider four factors as we contemplate the quilting stage of our projects.
Fed up of creases forming in folded quilts? Nancy at Joy for Grace first alerted me to this solution: fold quilts on the bias. I found a neat demonstration in a 2 minute video showing how to fold quilts on the bias.
Suzy puts both sides of the pre-wash fabrics/don’t pre-wash fabrics debate. This one is going to run and run….
Leanne has a beautiful series of photos showing how she quilted a third version of  her cushion design, Flower Box.
I hope these links are of interest and help you expand your knowledge of patchwork and quilting. There is always something new to learn and so many generous quilters willing to pass on their tips and thoughts. Dive into the conversations and enjoy 🙂
Happy Stitching
Allison


Saturday Quilting Bring & Share (15)

Apologies for arriving a few hours late to the Saturday Quilting Bring & Share! This past week my sewing hours (and a good few other hours besides) have been dominated by the making of 56 Economy Blocks. Yesterday evening I stitched the rows together and first thing this morning managed to get a photo between rain showers.
I-Spy flimsy by New Every Morning Patchwork & Quilting
Isn’t it stunning? The quilt is designed by Erica Jackman (www.kitchentablequilting.com) for Robert Kaufman using an I-Spy Panel by Ann Kelle. It was a bit of an uncharacteristic ‘peddle to the metal’ mission for me to finish a quilt top in five days but I have enjoyed myself! Now the quilt top is in the safe hands of Viv at Purple Stitches. She will have it quilted and use it as her shop sample. I think the I-Spy quilt kits will be very popular.
So Whew! And a late start to the Saturday Quilting Bring & Share… Bring along your project and share the quilty news and tips you’ve picked up through the week.
Fabrics for Beginners Quilt #5 by New Every Morning Patchwork & QuiltingMy Saturday project is based on a rather hastily put together group of fabrics. This week, apart from beavering away at the I-Spy quilt, I’ve been preparing for the start of another Beginners Course. I like to make a quilt alongside the students in the group – I can use it as my demonstration model while we work our way through the processes involved in creating a quilt from rotary cutting to binding.
Binding Misty Morning by New Every Morning Patchwork & Quilting
I’ll also be chugging away at hand stitching the binding onto the ‘Misty Morning’ quilt. I really am determined to finish it – this is the third Saturday it’s been a project in the Bring & Share!
On to the Saturday chat :-):
Maureen Cracknell is celebrating the release of her new fabric range, Flower Child, with a free pattern by Sharon McConnell.
Flower Crowns FREE Quilt Pattern for Flower Child
If you are thinking of cutting and stitching an English Paper Piecing project then do take a look at Rachel’s tutorial using Freezer Paper shapes to aid fussy cutting and basting.
I’m always intrigued by variations on block patterns based on stars. Jayne reported on progress she’s making on a quilt called ‘Best of All’ by Country Threads. The blocks look so appealing – another addition to my Patchwork Blocks Pinterest board!
I have a New Every Morning page on Facebook. One of my aims with this blog and with New Every Morning in general is to provide connections and links into the worldwide patchwork and quilting community, hence the Saturday Quilting Bring & Share. In keeping with that aim I’ve created a closed group that you can access via the ‘visit group’ button on the New Every Morning Facebook page. I’ve named the group ‘Patchwork Tips and Tales’ and intend it to be a resource we can use to share our patchwork and quilting tips; the stories around our projects (feel free to include links to blog posts); and a place where questions regarding patchwork and quilting can be posted with the real possibility that several people in the group will be able to provide solutions. I hope you will consider joining the Group 🙂
I’m linking this post to Myra’s Finished or Not Friday link party. She is sharing a great pattern to use with a fat quarter fabric pack.
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Happy stitching.
Allison