Saturday Quilting Bring and Share (83)

Welcome to Saturday Sunday Quilting Bring & Share. I’m still chasing my tail but I have hope of making progress with projects and even starting a new one! I hope you have had time to fit in a bit of sewing this weekend and share in some of the conversations circulating through the Worldwide Quilting Community (links below). Do join in by sharing your thoughts in the comments box at the end of this post. Thank you!

My sewing time has been spent stitching down binding whilst thinking about a log cabin quilt project. Yesterday the rain poured and the wind blew hard so sitting in arm chair with a quilt over my lap was a pretty good option. I’m about a quarter of the way round the binding. A couple of days ago I had a big tidy up in my sewing room. The design wall is empty, there is some clear space on the work surfaces and all the random fabric scraps have been colour sorted into the scrap boxes 🙂 I feel more than ready to start a new project 🙂

This evening I’m shifting seats so I can stitch and watch the American Grand Prix.

Square in a Square binding and Grand Prix by Allison Reid

I’m slowly catching up on my emails. Here are links to some of the blog posts I’ve read that I hope you will find inspiring and/or useful:

Terri reviews Christina Cameli’s book ‘Step-by-step Texture Quilting’. It’s a great visual pattern book (I received it as a birthday present earlier this year) and Terri’s review is a good read.

Leanne has created a quilt block called ‘Path to Friendship’. It’s ideal for using up scraps or fat quarters and tessellates beautifully. There is a comprehensive tutorial for making the Path to Friendship block on Leanne’s blog 🙂

Katy’s found a substitute for the – rather pricey – wool pressing mats that are all the rage in the quilting world at the moment.

Amy Friend has created a foundation paper pieced pattern of an awareness ribbon (her’s is pink for breast cancer awareness but you could of course use the colour of the awareness campaign you support). Amy is generously offering the pattern for free.

Happy Stitching 🙂

Allison

 

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