Welcome to Saturday Quilting Bring & Share 🙂 I hope you are keeping safe and well. Bring along your project(s) and share in quilting goodness from the Worldwide Quilting Community. Do join in by adding your thoughts and links in the comments box at the bottom of this page. Thank you!
I have been making very slow progress with the quilting of the large ‘Black Coffee in Bed’ quilt. This week I’ve filled in the setting triangles with a wide spaced meander using Aurifil 40wt thread, 2314. Next I’d like to fill in the main blocks. It’s taken me a while to decide how to do this. I thought of doing some sort of geometric, dot-to-dot style quilting pattern but the more I looked at the blocks
the less plausible this became – there are lots of points and angles that would create so much criss-crossing and to-ing-and-fro-ing – it’s a big quilt to be man-handling to the extent those sort of designs require. After looking through some books as well as the quilt fabrics for inspiration I’ve come up with a design of swirls on a wavy line which kinda look like spirals of steam rising from a cup of hot coffee.
Or am I being fanciful? Anyhow, I hope my free motion quilting skills are up to recreating this design up and down the blocks.
To give myself a bit of relief from all the indecision around quilting designs I reached for some simple piecing. My blocks for this month of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge are finished well ahead of time 🙂
Now for links to some of the quilty goodness being shared by members of the Worldwide Quilting Community:
Michelle is hosting ‘An Easy, Breezy’ Quilt-A-Long using her free pattern ‘Ridiculously Easy Jelly Roll Quilt’! No schedule to become a burden, instead a hashtag community on Instagram to cheer you on 🙂
See how Chela’s family and friends managed to give her a really fun 70th Birthday celebration even in these day of social distancing. The little video at the end of Chela’s post made me smile so much!
Isn’t it funny when things you see and read keep pointing to what’s on your mind anyway? I spotted another I-Spy quilt this week – Beth at ‘Love Laugh Quilt’ has made a baby I-Spy quilt using tumbler blocks. Beth has made a YouTube video showing how she used a template to fussy cut novelty fabrics and join them with plain fabrics to make her quilt top. (My I-Spy quilt pattern and packs of novelty fabrics can be found in my Etsy Shop – www.etsy.com/shop/AllisonsPatchworks )
Would you like to have a go at a fabric folding technique? Audrey and Diane of The Cloth Parcel have made an easy to follow Folded Pinwheel Quilted Pillow video tutorial. Well worth making a mug of tea/coffee and sitting down to watch!
Christa Watson has shared some of her fabric designing processes and techniques along with a Q&A about fabric design. This is another link that requires a hot drink and comfy seat – it took a while to upload on my aging laptop but was worth the wait 🙂