Saturday Quilting Bring and Share (45)

Welcome to Saturday Quilting Bring & Share. Whatever the weather I hope you can join us for a virtual sewing day πŸ™‚ Bring along your project(s) and share in the inspiration being shared around the online Worldwide Quilty Community. You can add a link to your project or contribute to the conversation using the comments box at the end of this post.

Snow Day February 2019 by Allison Reid

Here in the ‘soft south’ of the UK we’ve had our first snow day of the Winter. It’s not set to last long as temperatures are predicted to rise over the weekend. Erm! I need to revise that! The night’s snow did begin to melt but then the clouds rolled in and dumped a double dose of the flakey white stuff on us!

Snow on Branches by Allison Reid

My patchwork projects over the past week can be summed up as: one finish; two start-to-finishes; and one start! That’s an unusually productive week for me! I finished the Autumn Leaves quilt in time to link it with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal.

I also started and finished two book pillows – go me! I chose the fabrics and patchwork designs so the pillows match the two scrappy quilts I made last year. They are now for sale in my Etsy shop as book pillow and quilt sets, I think they would each make an excellent gift for a child on UNESCO World Book Day – Thursday 7th March.

Pink and Blue Book Pillow and Quilt Sets by Allison Reid

 

Strips for Trip Around the World Quilt by Allison Reid
84 strips cut, 60 more to go…

Finally, the ‘start project’ of my sewing week involved gathering fabrics from my stash for Angie’s ScrappyTripalong 2019 . I’ve done some math for this and reckon I need 144 2Β½” x 16″ strips to make 24 blocks… That’s going some, but I’ve started…

Although I’m not entirely trusting my math skills – look what happened with the backing of one of my book pillows …

Pink book Pillow miscalculation

After I’d carefully made the button holes I put the two back pieces together and found one edge was an inch short! I’m proud to say no rude words were uttered, just a ‘Doh!’ a la Homer Simpson! πŸ˜€ I made a cup of coffee, cut a larger piece of fabric and had the opportunity to make two more button holes (I now feel certain I have had sufficient practice at using this particular function of my sewing machine πŸ™‚ )

 

 

 

 

So the project I’m working on this weekend is the Round the World quilt. I’m aiming to cut some more strips before making a block using these instructions. Wonder how it will turn out?

Here are just a few of the posts from the Worldwide Quilty Community that have caught my interest over the past week (more can be found on my Pins of the Week board):

Jen has made a brilliant mermaid quilt for her niece Molly. Well worth a look!

Do you use adhesive spray to baste your quilts? After carefully reading the instructions on her first can of Lucy has an interesting question about 505 sprayΒ . I’m planning to take a look back at this post in the hope that those who use the spray will be able to come up with an answer to her question.

I’m always fascinated by patchwork blocks and the subtle variations that can evolve from an original. Isabella is on a roll with the T Blocks at Then and Again Quilts. There are three variations to compare.

Need a speedy pattern in time for Valentine’s Day? Allison Harris has kindly shared her Simply Hearts Quilt pattern on her blog page. If there isn’t time to make an entire quilt, a few of these simple but effective blocks could be made into a cushion cover or table topper πŸ™‚

Carole uses some eye-watering statistics to encourage her readers to make intelligent eco-choices. She shares some interesting information from Aurifil re. their thread spools and Quilters Dream re. their Green Poly wadding. In another post Carole celebrates five years of blogging and explains how she manages to to be creative and write about her interests (in and out of her sewing room) – I need to take some lessons from her πŸ™‚

Happy Stitching!

Allison

2 thoughts on “Saturday Quilting Bring and Share (45)

    • Thank you! I can’t claim they are my idea – I have seen different versions in books by Allison Harris and Amy Gibson among others. I really do hope they help children to develop a life-long love of reading πŸ™‚

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