Welcome to Saturday Quilting Bring and Share 🙂 I hope you have time to bring along your project(s) and enjoy sharing in the conversations doing the rounds of the Worldwide Quilting Community. Please do leave your comments and links in the box at the bottom of this page. Thank you!
I have to confess to being totally distracted by what Sandra at Musings of a Menopausal Melon calls a DrEAMi (drop everything and make it) project. I needed a little project to take to a quilting day with friends. Scanning my bookcase I caught sight of ‘Take 5 Fat Quarters’ by Kathy Brown. I thought, ‘I’m sure I’ve got 5 (million) FQs in my stash….’ Sure enough I found three I’d bought only a month ago at the West Country Quilt & Stitching Show and matched them up with a larger piece of a brown fabric, a lime green ‘nibbled’ FQ and a length of a blue-green fabric ideal for use as the background.
The pattern was easy to follow. No pinning required as there were no seams to match so the quilt top came together really quickly. I have found following this pattern has given me a much needed break from planning quilts from scratch. It’s been fun putting a quilt together without having to draw diagrams and fuss over calculating seam allowances etc. Very restful to just follow tried and tested cutting and piecing instructions 🙂
For the sections of background fabric I’m following the quilting design stitched out on the example quilt in the book. I’ll think about possible quilting designs to stitch over the feature fabrics as I stitch out the simple straight lines between them.
Now to this weeks links into the Worldwide Quilting Community:
Teri implores us to drop the word ‘just’ from descriptions of ourselves. For example, no more ‘I’m just a beginner’ instead ‘I’m learning’. Read more here.
Teri also gives a comprehensive review of the Oliso mini-iron. I checked on-line for availability in the UK: it was difficult to locate stockists, even Amazon UK listings say ‘currently unavailable’. I wonder if it is a brand that can be purchased and used in the UK and, if not, if there are equivalents available?
Stephanie has made such a pretty table runner using summery Riley Blake fabrics. The lovely fabrics are complemented by a simple quilting pattern that gives a modern touch to the runner without creating a clash with the traditional pieced blocks.
Katy generously gives her time and long arm quilting skills to some ladies who equally generously make Quilts For Valor. In this post Katy shares photos of a couple of the QOV that have recently been on her quilting frame. I particularly like the quilt top made of different sized stars.
You know how inspiration can come from glancing through your Instagram feed? Jayne found a link to some free 18″ block patterns on Moda’s website. From there it was a quick dash to her stash and before the end of the day Jayne had herself an Autumn themed table mat! (I’d have to call that another example of a ‘drop everything and make it’ project!).
Tension issues? We’ve all experienced them I’m sure! Suzy has posted an article explaining the causes along with a helpful list of checks to run through to resolve the problem. Well worth taking a read now and keeping the link somewhere handy for future reference 🙂
Amy Smart’s Patchwork Forest QAL is getting underway. The quilt top looks great with a variety of trees and stars – an ideal scrap busting project. It’s not too late to join in!
This week I’m linking my post with the other DrEAMis being shared at Musings of a Menopausal Melon 🙂 Sandra showcases some of the DrEAMi projects that made it into last months linky.