Saturday Quilting Bring and Share (119)

Welcome to Saturday Quilting Bring & Share. Bring along a project (or two!) and be inspired by some of the topics and designs being shared by our Worldwide Quilting Community. If you’d like to add to the conversations and introduce your own links please do make use of the comments box at the end of the page. Thank you!

I don’t quite know what’s come over me but I cracked on with the Bargello quilt and can announce a finish! Get me!

The quilt began as an experiment to see if I could design and make Bargello blocks using an entire Jelly Roll. A bit of a stash buster too as the Circulus Jelly Roll had been hanging around in my sewing room for several years. The finished Bargello blocks made a landscape-shaped quilt top – fine for a wall hanging, not so useful as a quilt… I put my thinking cap on and decided to be a bit ‘radical’ using my Circulus charm pack to make Drunkards Path blocks.

‘Bargello Bubbles’ measures 50″ x 68″. I used a walking foot to quilt zig-zag lines across the quilt, echoing the peaks of the Bargello pattern.

Of course I made a label – using the final scraps left over from the Jelly Roll and Charm Pack. (Here is my tutorial sharing the method I use for making quilt labels 🙂 ).

Finishing a project usually signals a bit of a tidy up in the sewing room: sorting the left over fabrics into scrap bins, cleaning my sewing machine, dusting and tidying. All ready for a fresh start 🙂 So my projects for this weekend are to tidy my room and to pick up where I left off on the Basket of Blooms needle turn applique project. We are experiencing a mini heatwave at the moment (‘heatwave’ for us means anything on or above 30°C). I think hand stitching and watching the Test Cricket on TV will be a good way to spend a few of the overly hot hours. Nice!

Here are the links to some of what is being shared by our Worldwide Quilting Community:

Heide has combined patchwork and applique to make a lovely butterfly themed wall hanging. Having a friend to quilt it was a bonus!

Wow! Wendy is a great one for complex hand piecing and beautiful hand quilting – see her current quilts here. In July she was seduced into starting a cross stitch sampler design – and guess what? Yep! the sampler called ‘Pandemic’ is complex and huge! 🙂

Linking with Wendy for the Peacock Party. Wendy lives in New Zealand and has the excitement of preparing for an actual – not a virtual – quilt show!

I am inspired by and so in awe of Yvonne’s latest quilt, ‘Sky Full of Stars‘. The design, the fabric choices, the execution of the piecing… and as for the quilting… Totally Awesome!

Using quilts as wall hangings is a great way to showcase your work and brighten up a space in your home. Carole shows the method she used to create an invisible hanging rail for her latest quilt finish.

In preparation for the start of a QAL next year Julie of Jaybird Quilts is running a series of mini-sew-alongs, making small projects to practice using her special rulers and the piecing techniques that will be used for the ‘Nebula’ QAL.

Linking with Wendy for the Peacock Party, Alycia for Finished or Not Friday and Michelle for the Beauties Pageant. Do click over to these sites, not only are the hosts sharing their projects but there are oodles of other projects to enjoy from all those who link up 🙂

Happy Stitching!


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