Salmon Pink Blues

I’ve given myself a bit of colour bother! I went for a pick-n-mix tour of my local quilt store. I picked a fabric from the ‘Fantasy’ collection by Sally Kelly. I chose to mix it with a print from the Wildflower collection by Kelly Ventura.

The Fantasy fabric has a variety of dusky colour shades on a dusky lavender/grey background – I tried to find a colour match on a Kona colour card but can’t find one – something between Kona Lavender and Slate. The fantastical flowers and foliage are coloured in shades amongst others, of salmon, orange and pink. Three colours I have difficulty putting together despite them being adjacent to one another on

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Saturday Quilting Bring and Share (268)

Welcome to Saturday Quilting Bring & Share. You are invited to bring along your project(s) and join in the sharing going on in our Worldwide Quilting Community. Just use the links below to find inspiration, tips and tutorials kindly shared by quilty bloggers from around the world.

Couple of quick announcements:

  • I’m going to give Saturday Quilting Bring & Share a break for the rest of August. I’m hoping to get a few updates done on the blog. I’ll still be reading blog posts and storing up links to share in a few weeks time 🙂
  • I have finally pushed past two years of procrastinating and can now offer you the option to receive New Every Morning Patchwork & Quilting emails. My plan is to send emails once or twice a month with a gathering-up of the threads I’ve posted here, on Facebook and Instagram. There’ll be links to tutorials and quilting related news. Subscribers will be the first to know when I have a new pattern ready to release, products to list or workshops to book. There will be a proper ‘subscribe to email’ button soon but in the meantime you can click here to sign up. Thank you!

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Welcome to Saturday Quilting Bring & Share 🙂 I hope you have time to take a break to do some stitching over the weekend. Bring along your project(s) and share in the inspiration and information posted by members of our Worldwide Quilting Community. If you are inspired by any of the links you click through to, do leave a message in the comments box to be part of the sharing 🙂

I’m sorry to be a bit of cracked record but again I’ve been bag-making. A third go at the Pelican Tote by Bagstock Designs. I added a recessed zipper closure to this one.

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Well! Have you had opportunity to do a bit of stitching this week? I’m still making bags – this week a second Reversible Hobo Bag from a pattern by Mrs h Sewing Patterns.

Blue rose fabric is an extra wide backing by Riley Blake called ‘Flea Market’.
Reverse bag – I stitched & flipped strips of ‘Spirit’ by Lila Tueller from a Moda Scrap Bag onto a foundation of Hobbs 80/20 wadding.

I’ll share a quick Stitch and Flip tutorial in a separate post.

I’m keeping up with the Pieces of the Santa Fe Trail QAL. Melva published a pattern for a Shoo Fly block along with the latest instalment of Marian Russell’s girlhood memories of living along the Santa Fe Trail in the 1850s.

Maybe this weekend I’ll switch back to hand stitching and finally make some progress on the May block of the English Country Garden QAL – the August block arrived in my in-box today!

Here are a few leads into our Worldwide Quilting Community. I hope you find plenty of interest 🙂

Scrappy Half Square Triangle blocks, what’s not to like? Well! OK! Maybe trimming them all can be a bit of a chore! However Patty has a new trimming ruler to play with as well as a stack of charm squares just asking to be made into a quilt. The photos of her scrappy HSTs reminded of the cover of a book I have on the shelf called, ‘Patchwork Essentials: The Half-Square Triangle’ by Jeni Baker.

And talking of HSTs, Cynthia’s completed a quilt using her ‘All That Jazz’ pattern. I like the way the staggered arrangement of her large HSTs gives the quilt a really dynamic look.

Linda has been making good use of her Quick Curve ruler. The quilt she has created is in her signature sunshine palette. In her blog post Linda has included several short videos demonstrating how she achieved the different quilting designs across the quilt.

Carole has a new talk to add to her list of in-person/Zoom presentations. From reading her blog for several years I know she has a wealth of experience and expertise to share in her ‘Well Loved Quilt Repair Programme‘.

Beth has used block patterns from a QAL to make a table runner and ends her post with a rhetorical question, ‘Isn’t patchwork fun??’

Linking with Alycia for Finished or Not Friday. Alycia has been inspired by family circumstances and the actions of other patchwork quilters to make and donate quilts.

Happy Stitching!

Allison