Welcome to Saturday Quilting Bring and Share 🙂 Bring along your project(s) for a virtual sewing day and enjoy some of the news and inspiration being shared via the Worldwide Quilting Community. As always your views and shares are always welcome – please do use the comments box at the bottom of the page to keep the conversations flowing. Thank you!
I keep teasing you in my blog posts with mention of two secret sewing projects in progress. Well! At the start of the week I added a third project to the ‘Top Secret’ file. Thankfully the latest project has already been gifted and can be shared.
A cushion cover celebrating England Cricket, a surprise birthday gift for my husband who this year has been denied his annual trip to an England Test Match. I don’t suppose this cushion in any way makes up for his pilgrimage to Lords (the ‘home of cricket’) but it was the thought that counts! 😀
On my design wall are two on going projects: The dark green blocks being made for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and the baby quilt I’m calling ‘Four Patch Dash’. The borders are attached including the late addition to the design in the form of the two feature fabric corner squares. This design is Fat Quarter friendly and I will soon be publishing the pattern. I’ve made a label and prepared the binding, just need to piece some fabrics to make the backing. I’m looking forward to quilting what will be a relatively small quilt sandwich.
I was going to call this quilt ‘Four Patch Whizz’ but thankfully realised in time that this would make for a rather embarrassing transatlantic translation! We may speak the same language but the words don’t always mean the same 😉 If there’s a similar problem with ‘dash’ please do let me know!
Now to the sharing going on in our Worldwide Quilting Community. I hope you find plenty of inspiration and food for thought through clicking the links:
Chela creates neat little thread picture blocks decorated with fabrics and art supplies. Recently her thread pictures have been inspired by the messages and photos she’s received from her social distancing family including her grandchildren. She may have enough blocks to make a pandemic memory quilt!
Kate discovered just how quickly a Disappearing Nine Patch quilt can come together! She finished a quilt for Project Linus in just a few days.
If you love sewing, have friends who love sewing and l-o-v-e rainbows then you will undoubtedly love this set of sewing themed postcards designed by Jo Westfoot!
Yvonne gives some very handy tips on using a walking foot to quilt a spiral design on a big quilt. Starting a spiral can be tricky – Yvonne’s figured out how to get that done!
There’s a new Quilt-A-Long starting soon. Called the ‘Summer Sampler 2020: Easy Piecing Summer’ there are twenty blocks to make using a variety of piecing techniques. Cheryl at Meadow Mist Designs is responsible for designing one of the blocks and showcases the quilt in this post.
And another QAL – this time organised by Christ Watson. In her blog post Christa explains how she came up with the design of her quilt called ‘Optical Illusion‘.
Being part of a group of patchwork quilters coming together to make a quilt to gift to charity can be a very satisfying experience, with friendships growing through collaboration. Jan has had the pleasure of stitching together the blocks made by fellow members of her MQG to complete a wonderful ‘Plus’ quilt.
I was so grateful to receive this link from Laura. She shared Cindy Needham’s Facebook video giving an explanation to three words linked to creativity and our learning process: ‘disequalibrium’, ‘inspiration’ and ‘intimidation’. It’s a short clip and well worth watching if you’ve ever felt like throwing in the towel when learning something new, or felt crushed by all the gorgeous creations being shown on the web! Which is how I was feeling after a quick browse on the interweb on Friday.
I’m celebrating finishing the England Cricket cushion cover by linking with Alycia for Finished or Not Friday, Wendy for the Peacock Party and Michelle for the Beauties Pageant. Alycia proudly shares her son graduating (but not publicly) from Law School, Wendy showcases perfect applique circles and Michelle has been getting over her doubts about zipper insertion by making popcorn pouches.
Just in case you are wondering about the back of the cushion: