Saturday Quilting Bring and Share (293)

Welcome to Saturday Quilting Bring & Share. Bring along your project(s) and join in with the sharing of projects, ideas, tips and information by other members of our Worldwide Quilting Community 🙂

Whew! I’ve had quite a week preparing for the I-Spy Quilt Workshop. I received helpful and positive feedback from all four participants and we all enjoyed each other’s company as we created the blocks for our I-Spy quilts. I completed half of my quilt before the workshop to make sure I could demonstrate the whole process to the group. This morning I added the border strips so the top is complete.

Tomorrow I will take advantage of being at Purple Stitches for the day and purchase some backing and binding fabrics.

Today, between walking to Church and back in the morning, doing a spot of housework and watering the allotment I managed to piece a back for the Bargello quilt and cobble together some pieces of wadding. I feel really up beat about this project, it’s so satisfying to keep it moving towards a finish 🙂

And finishing projects is my main sewing goal for August. Knowing me I will start something new 😏 but my main focus is to shift several of my ready-to-quilt and partially-quilted projects to a finish. Watch this space… In the meantime…

… Here’s a bumper crop of links into the inspirational world of patchwork quilting:

UFOs! A subject I and many other patchwork quilters return to often! Jayne has started a series all about UFO’s, kicking off with an applique project dating back to 1990!

Damjana at Apple Green Cottage has posted a selection of twenty free tote bag patterns. She’s provided a brief description, photo and link to each pattern.

Have you been inspired to hand stitch by all the photos of Kawandi projects being shared around the internet? Here is Patsy’s Kawandi featuring Alison Glass fabrics.

Kristy Lea of quietplaydesigns.com has just received all the bolts of her latest fabric range called ‘Imagine’. A host of saturated rainbow rainbow colours with complimentary neutrals. Take a look at her instagram post to see Imagine.

Rachel has finished her scrappy Log Cabin quilt. It looks great and the scrappy border is really inspired. And she’s going to use the pattern to host a QAL in January! Can’t wait 🙂

I’ve been inspired by Linda of Flourishing Palms to join in the 30 Days of Improv Quilt Along. It’s not too late to join in with this QAL that runs through August with weekly email prompts and info.

The main techniques I taught during my I-Spy Workshop today were strip piecing and chain piecing. Topically Amy Smart recently shared a link to her comprehensive tutorial, ‘Strip Piecing Quilts 101‘.

The #summerscrapelimination challenge organised by Swan Amity is in full flow. I’m very taken with Sue Griffiths’ use of fabric scraps to create a leafy table runner.

Happy Stitching!

Allison

 

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