Saturday Quilting Bring and Share (267)

Welcome to Saturday Quilting Bring & Share ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you have time to take a break to do some stitching over the weekend. Bring along your project(s) and share in the inspiration and information posted by members of our Worldwide Quilting Community. If you are inspired by any of the links you click through to, do leave a message in the comments box to be part of the sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m sorry to be a bit of cracked record but again I’ve been bag-making. A third go at the Pelican Tote by Bagstock Designs. I added a recessed zipper closure to this one.

I did find this addition a bit of a fiddle. I just couldn’t remember anything I’d learned first time around even though that was only a few weeks ago ๐Ÿ™„

Anyhow the bag is finished and listed in my Folksy Shop.

I haven’t finished scratching the bag-making itch just yet. I’m now having a go at figuring out my own design for a crossbody bag with a zipper closure. I will use single pieces of fabric for the proto-type but the bag I have in mind is of a size and shape that should lend itself to featuring a patchwork design ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve enjoyed catching up with reading blog posts this week. I’m not quite up-to-date but I hope you will find plenty of fresh information and inspiration in my selection of links:

Alyce has some straightforward tips to help ease the problems that can be encountered when quilting a large quilt on a domestic machine. There are some interesting tips to read in the comments too.

Cynthia loves using fabric scraps to make quilts. By popular demand she’s sharing a series of posts explaining how she organises her scraps in such a way that they are easy to find and ready to use. Part 1 is here; and Part 2 is here.

Building piecing skills is a great way to grow in confidence and discover fresh areas of patchwork to delve into. Rebecca Grace has found following a tutorial by Wendy and utilising features of a Singer Featherweight have enabled to conquer Y seams to make a perfect LeMoyne Star block.

Michelle is showing casing a quilt to herald a pattern she’ll be releasing in September called, ‘Pretty in Pluses’. Her inspiration was a bundle of Anna Marie Horner fabrics with large prints that ‘needed’ to stay whole. Do you have prints in your stash that are just asking to be used in big pieces and not chopped up small? This could be the pattern you’ve been waiting for ๐Ÿ™‚

Thank you to JanineMarie for mentioning my bag making blog posts in her recent blog post (loving this evidence of Worldwide Quilting Community in action!). She also shared a link to a useful little messenger bag tutorial published by Aleah in 2011! I’ve added it to my Pinterest ‘Bags’ board ๐Ÿ™‚

The Favourite Finish Monthly Link-up for July is now closed but it’s well worth a visit to enjoy a gallery of finished quilts and projects. I was especially intrigued by the meeting between a flock of patchwork sparrows and a Woolly Mammoth ๐Ÿ˜€

Linking with Wendy for the Peacock Party in celebration of my finished bag.

Happy Stitching!

Allison

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