Welcome to Saturday Quilting Bring & Share. Bring along your project(s) and share in some of the inspiration and quilty goodness being posted by our Worldwide Quilting Community. Do use the comments box at the bottom of this post to add your thoughts and links. Thank you!
I’d completely forgotten about a fresh colour coming into play in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge as the date ticked over from June into July. Earlier in the year we were prompted to use light and bright blues, now it’s the turn of the darker blues to take centre stage. I think I should be able to find some blue scraps …. 😀
Despite working on three scrap-busting projects at once my colour sorted scrap bins continue to overflow! My stash boxes (I define stash as any piece of fabric equivalent to or larger than a quarter metre) are definitely looking emptier. Over the past few months I have made quilt tops and pieced quilt backs using stash fabrics. Of course what happens then is the off-cuts end up in the scrap bins….
Here is this weeks mixed bag of inspiration and news from the Worldwide Quilting Community:
Quiltmania magazine is organising the ‘Solidarity Quilt Block‘ a project to make quilts to celebrate the courageous work of health care workers around the world. A whole host of designers have provided unique blocks. Go to the website to find out how to take part and have fun choosing which of the designs to make. Yvonne Fuchs has designed a FPP heart in a heart block.
It’s exciting to see several quilt designers breaking into the world of on-line workshops. Amy Friend has created a ‘Designing Paper Pieced Curves’ class which sounds very interesting. Click here for details.
For those of you in a last minute rush to prepare for 4th July celebrations Leah Day has a tutorial to make a mini flag block!
A book, ‘The Best of Moda Bakeshop’ has just been released. Alison over at Little Bunny Quilts shares some of the story behind a quilt of hers that is featured in the book. How exciting must that feel? If you’d like to meet the other designers who have contributed to the book you can follow a book hop over on Instagram starting with Lisa Calle @vintagemodernquilts .
It was a big surprise when Bluprint (formerly Craftsy) announced it was shutting down. This week an email was sent out explaining that parts of the Company have been taken over by TN Marketing. The new CEO has assured Bluprint subscribers and Craftsy customers that:
There are many exciting things to come and our team is working fast in concert with the Bluprint team. Rest assured that access to your classes, and subscriptions will remain available.
Let’s hope so! And let’s hope designers and tutors will be able to either retrieve the rights to their work and/or continue to receive revenue for it.
I’m not sure if many (or any) long arm quilters read these posts but if you are such a person or know one you might like to look up a new link-up being launched by Rebecca Grace aka Cheeky Cognoscenti. The weekly link up aims to create a community for long arm quilters and is called ‘Long Arm Learning’.
Stitching spirals with a walking foot is a great quilting design. Christa Watson has posted an excellent stitching spirals tutorial. Well worth a watch 🙂
My Rainbow Bargello quilt has stalled as I wait for some fabric to be delivered (more stash! more scraps!). But don’t forget you can download my pattern if you’d like to get a feel for this technique 🙂 Basic Bargello Block -July 2020
Linking with Alycia for Finished Or Not Friday. She is celebrating quilting another Quilt Of Valour – very appropriate that the quilt is a collaborative effort.