Welcome to Saturday Quilting Bring & Share. Bring along your project(s) and enjoy sharing in inspiration and news with our Worldwide Quilting Community. Your thoughts and links can be left in the comments box at the end of this post – thank you! – and don’t forget to take the opportunity to add a comment to any of the pages you visit 🙂
How has your week been? On Wednesday I shared my homemade spiral stencil here and then set about quilting the Chocolatier quilt. I finished quilting on Thursday evening and stitched the binding to the front of the quilt on Friday. So this weekend I’ll be relaxing with a bit of slow stitching as I hand stitch the binding to the back of the quilt. I chose to make the binding using the Flurry white on black fabric to mirror the narrow border. I wonder if it might be a bit much? I hope not!
This morning (Saturday) I returned to Purple Stitches for the penultimate class of the Beginners Course. I’m adjusting to teaching in these times of social distancing. The perspex shields around the work tables enable us to see each other easily but remain separated. Communicating through a mask has it’s limitations! How to give an encouraging smile or correctly interpret the nuance of what’s being said? But progress is being made and if I can only remember to raise my rather quiet voice I think the course aim of working through the process of making a quilt from cutting fabrics, to piecing, to quilting through to binding should be achieved 🙂 Watching beginners getting to grips with patchwork quilting definitely lifts my spirits especially when the conversation turns to their next quilt project before the first one is even finished! 😀
Here are the links to more quilty goodness brought to us by members of our World wide Quilting Community:
Linda at Flourishing Palms records a trip back West to visit family and friends, enjoy a bit of fabric retail therapy before returning home and diving into some scrappy improv patchwork. I’m really tempted to pull out my box of string scraps (long, narrow strips of fabrics) and have a go at making these three-quarter log cabin blocks…
Alyce continues her series about creativity with a post sharing the strategies she uses to set aside time to be creative and, importantly, how to use that time effectively.
Ever tried fabric collage? I wouldn’t know where to begin! But I certainly enjoyed watching Chela’s short video recording the stages of making a large collage dragon to adorn a quilt top.
If you are fairly new to quilting I’m sure you will find Christa Watson’s latest video tutorial really useful. Christa is free motion quilting a Stipple or Meander design across her Modern Logs quilt. Most of her tips about how to set up tables around a sewing machine, how to plan quilting to keep the bulk of the quilt to your left and out of the machine throat apply to walking foot as well as free motion quilting.
Jo Westfoot aka The Crafty Nomad has some exciting news to share this week. She has created her very own Online Sewing School and will be providing a whole range of classes with pre-recorded footage, live Q&A sessions as well as downloadable written instructions. But that’s not all! Jo has also launched her 2021 BOM: The Dashing Dutchman. It’s designed to be a great way to develop piecing skills and Jo will be presenting video tutorials and live sessions to guide participants through each step. Until 31st October Jo is offering an Early Bird membership which works out at just £3.83 per month: use this code EB2021BOM to get the 15% discount. I’m very pleased to be a participant in The Crafty Nomad Affiliate Scheme. I earn affiliate commissions when you purchase through the URL/Link on my site. All views expressed here are my own and are not official statements of The Crafty Nomad.
Linking with Alycia for Finished or Not Friday and Tish for UFO Busting Saturday. Alycia has taken a quilt for a trek in the wilds of Colorado. Lots of inspiring posts to click to via these link parties 🙂