Welcome to another Sunday edition of Saturday Quilt & Share! (Note to self: Must do better at publishing on the correct week day in 2019!). Bring along the project you are working on and share in some of the conversations going around the worldwide quilty community. Use the comments section at the bottom of this post to share your thoughts on anything you’ve read here or share a conversation starter with us 🙂
Did you receive any patchwork-quilting gifts over the holiday? Here is my collection of quilty treats:
A rotary cutter, quilting gloves, 2 Morris fat quarters (all gifted by my MIL who discovered the delights of a new shop called Pincushion situated in the picturesque Pantiles district of Royal Tunbridge Wells); a full 3m of IKEA white cotton fabric, and a long length of Indonesian batik print cotton. The latter bought for me by our Daughter and SIL whilst on their trip to SE Asia. I was also gifted a very sturdy photographic backdrop stand – I will hang my quilts from this in the hope of achieving quality photographs.
After dithering for several days about which project to start or resume I have plumped for the Autumn Leaves quilt. It is pieced, basted and ready to be quilted. My plan is to add satin stitch leaf stalks to each of the ‘leaves’, free motion stitch the veins on each leaf and stitch a spiral around/across each leaf to give the suggestion that they are swirling about, before tackling the open spaces of ‘blue sky’. Well! those are the ideas in my head…. We shall see what actually gets stitched!
Here is this weeks collection of posts that have caught my attention, I hope they prove of interest and value to you too:
Alyce has provided timely and very useful advice re. downloading, storing and using PDF file patterns. Timely because Craftsy have suddenly announced changes to their pattern store – catching pattern writers and purchasers by surprise!
Isabella has hand quilted and finished her red and white reproduction T Quilt. She explains her choice of batting and I couldn’t agree more with her conclusion that Quilters Dream 100% cotton is a delight to work with and gives great results.
‘Tis the season for quilt alongs! Melony is offering a free quilt along starting in 2019. She promises it is beginner friendly and ideal for using up hoarded fabrics and favourite scraps 🙂
Suzy has been investigating the question, ‘Is there a right side to quilt batting?‘. She demystifies the words ‘needle punched’ and ‘scrim’ that appear on so many batting labels. And there’s handy guidance on which up to place our batting when we get to the sandwich stage of quilt production 🙂
The 2019 Planning Party linky is now up and running. Click over to Yvonne’s blog post to find out more and discover what plans are being hatched by other members of the worldwide quilty community 🙂
Nancy is looking forward to using coral coloured fabrics in 2019 – inspired by the announcement of the Pantone Colour of the Year.
Wishing you A Very Happy New Year filled with lots of happy stitching 🙂