Saturday Quilting Bring and Share (294)

Welcome! To Saturday Quilting Bring & Share ๐Ÿ™‚ Bring along your project(s) and enjoy being part of the generous sharing of tips, inspiration and knowledge that goes on in our Worldwide Quilting Community. If you click on any of the links below be sure to leave an encouraging comment to keep the sharing vibe moving through our Community ๐Ÿ™‚

Quilting completed, hand stitching the binding just underway.

I didn’t get quite as far with my quilt project as I’d hoped to but I have had a very enjoyable week. We are not planning to go anywhere but to my mind August always has a holiday feel to it; many regular weekly events are cancelled through this month which leaves opportunities for some spontaneity and relaxation. I’ve had more time with family and friends than usual. There’s been the Commonwealth Games coverage on tv to provide relaxation (although some of the events do produce tension!). One big ‘draw’ away from the sewing room has been the relentless watering of garden and allotment ๐Ÿ’ฆ Evidently the UK is experiencing the driest year since 1976 and in our region there was less than 7% of the average July rainfall. We now have a hosepipe ban in place and are being urged to conserve water as river and reservoir levels continue to drop.

Keeping the courgette plants alive while the grass turns to stubble.
In our garden the turf laid last October is struggling in the drought ๐Ÿ™

Thankfully there’s no drought of inspiration in our Worldwide Quilting Community ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you find plenty to spark your creativity in the links below:ย 

Christina Cameli is running a free QAL featuring a design using wedge shapes to create a sparkling effect across the quilt. Well worth clicking over to see the ‘Harmony and Light’ quilt even if you are not in a position to sign up to (another!) QAL ๐Ÿ™‚

My half-quilted Modern Fans quilt…

Hmm! Every time I look up from my sewing machine I am faced with a partially quilted quilt. And everytime I look at it I come up with and then just as quickly reject different quilting designs. Maybe I should join HollyAnne’s free Quilting Plan Challenge? Hmm?

A quick little scrap project and a lesson in machine quilt-as-you-go, what’s not to like? Click over to Damjana’s mug rug tutorial to see how it’s done.

Just like double decker buses – you wait and wait for one and then a whole line arrive at the same time! – here’s another quilt-as-you-go mug rug. Designed by Julie aka The Crafty Quilter her tutorial includes a choice of applique shapes to download for free.

Another project that’s ideal for using up scraps of fabric and other bits and pieces you may have tucked away in your sewing space is Sonia’s Flexi Sewing Case. It’s a clever design, a little, soft case that folds out flat to become an EPP work station. The Flexi Sewing Case pattern is on sale through August.

Leanne’s Points of Connection quilt pattern is simple in terms of the blocks she’s brought together but dynamic in the way she has cleverly laid out those repeating blocks.

Rachel’s improv piecing project couldn’t have come at a better time for me! Her positive attitude to exploring designs and ideas without knowing the outcome is a lesson to me as I wrestle with my first attempts at improv patchwork ๐Ÿ™‚

Linking with Alycia for Finished or Not Friday.

Happy Stitching!



3 thoughts on “Saturday Quilting Bring and Share (294)

    • The watering is never ending! Do you have a reliable supply after having the wind pump installed? We’ve had no rain at all through July to now and the only thing in the forecast over the coming couple of weeks is another heat wave! I have set my mind to enjoying the blue skies, long hours of daylight and the pleasure of feeling warm all the time – I’m certainly not wishing myself back into Winter!


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