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I’m enjoying a change of pace. At the start of the week my cutting mat was littered with the pieces of fabric needed to make fourteen Bear Paw blocks. I’d picked the fabrics from a pile of 5″ squares and the contents of my colour-coded scrap bins. The inspiration was of course the Quilter’s Color Quest challenge but these were blocks I just fancied making rather than the results of working through a Color Challenge.
Once the Bear Paws were made and had been put up on the design wall I decided to give my sewing machine a rest, starting a new hand turn applique project. Back in early March, before the pandemic madness, when going to workshops was a thing, I was lucky enough to attend a beginners needle turn applique class ably led by Yasmeen Branton of Sand & Stars. The resulting cushion has been a source of happiness in my sewing room ever since 🙂
I caught the hand turn applique bug and a little while ago I saw a pattern advertised by The Quilters’ Guild that looked like a good project to build on my rooky skills – I hope I’m right 😉
The project so far: I have chosen my fabrics (I’m using the same loosely woven linen type fabric I used for the beginners class cushion); cut out templates and fabric shapes; and, very proudly, made bias stems for the first time.
I will be posting updates of my progress on Instagram, @allisonreid.neweverymorning , and in future blog posts 🙂
And now to links into the Worldwide Quilting Community. Click and enjoy:
Starting with a little piece of serendipity as Rebecca is working on a needle turn applique project. She is aiming to make sixteen identical blocks and began her project in 2014! I wonder if you’ve ever picked up a project this old and discovered your tastes in fabrics, techniques and/or methods have changed?
A change from fabric as a creative medium to… LEGO bricks! Carole shared photos of some outdoor, nature inspired, models being exhibited at an Arboretum in North Carolina.
Leah Day is putting her new Janome straight stitch sewing machine through it’s paces. In this video Leah shows how to modify a Quarter Inch foot, removing the guide on the right of the foot.
I do like curved piecing designs! Patty has taken the traditional Drunkards Path block and given it a different look with a rainbow of modern fabrics and a neutral text background. She hand pieced the blocks – wow – and machine quilted using a walking foot.
Two more modern fabric rainbow quilts to finish with: Patty set herself to make half square triangles from a stack of one hundred 5″ squares and a bolt of Kona Snow. She has made two quilts, two different layouts and will be auctioning both for charity in the next few weeks. Definitely worth a look!
Linking with Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching.
PS. My stitching will be extra slow as I’m being distracted by this ever changing view….
Early mornings are the best!
But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (Lamentations 3: 21-23)