Saturday Quilting Bring and Share (85)

Welcome to Saturday Sunday Quilting Bring & Share! Hope you have had some time for patchwork and quilting this weekend – it’s a bit late to be asking you to bring along your projects to this virtual sewing day/weekend but, for those of you who blog, I look forward to seeing and reading all about your sewing in your next post 🙂 So maybe not much time to bring but plenty of time to share. Please do use the links below as a portal into the quilty goodness being shared by members of the Worldwide Quilting Community.

Square in a Square 2 finished by Allison Reid

Whew! I did finish the second of the Square-in-a-Square quilts made from a Moda Mirabelle charm pack and a Mirabelle jelly roll. I called this quilt Summer Lovin’ 1 (typical me to finish Summer Lovin’ 2 before 1!).

Square in a Square 1 finished back by Allison Reid
The pieced back and label.

Square in a Square 2 finished front by Allison Reid

I finished the quilt just in time for my friend to collect it on Tuesday. Since then I’ve been working on the Log Cabin workshop pattern. I’m not sure whether to plow on with the full-size log cabin quilt pattern or not…. Maybe the quilting world doesn’t really need another traditional block pattern? There are plenty of other pattern ideas floating around in my head… Maybe I should be developing those instead? I can really sympathise with Michelle as she poses the question, ‘Does the World Need Another Quilt Designer?’

And so onto some of the blog posts that have caught my attention this past week, I hope you find plenty of inspiration through clicking over to these posts:

If, like me, you are wary of any bag pattern that involves inserting a zipper then this Shabby Fabrics video tutorial demonstrating how to make a box pouch might just provide the confidence we need to give it a go! Thanks to Chela for recommending the link and sharing the pouch she made.

Ooo! I feel another scrappy quilt coming on… Cynthia at Quilting is more fun than Housework has recently finished a quilt using up 2½” square scraps and to my mind the quilt looks great. Maybe if I used my scraps to make a quilt like Cynthia’s I’d be able to press shut the lids of my colour sorted fabric bins? Or maybe not? 😀

I love to see and read about Carole’s sympathetic and expert repairs of old quilts. The latest is an applique quilt with holes right through the quilt top to the back!

Amy recommends the top ten ‘Must Have Notions’ she uses on a daily basis in her sewing room. A speaker for the musical accompaniment is included! Do you have a favourite band or CD to listen to as you sew? I find Bob Marley keeps me feeling positive and relaxed if I’m free motion quilting, other times I listen a lot to Everything But The Girl – Tracey Thorn’s voice is wonderful and the duo’s lyrics are pure poetry. 🙂

I’ve had a curved piecing itch all year and I still haven’t got to scratch it! A pattern by Suzy Quilts is downloaded and ready to use, I even bought fat quarter packs with that pattern in mind but it just hasn’t happened. Yvonne has tweaked my curved piecing itch with a wonderful quilt she’s designed and made – I’m inspired by the pattern and the colours and the quilting :-O

Linking with Michelle at From Bolt to Beauty to parade my finished quilt with others at the weekly ‘Beauties Pageant’.

Happy Stitching!




2 thoughts on “Saturday Quilting Bring and Share (85)

  1. Hi, Allison! I love this finish and how the simplicity of the geometry puts that Moda fabric on center stage! If there’s anything I took away from my last post about quilting designers, it’s that I’m overanalyzing things. Neither of us can please everyone, but there’s surely an audience for a given quilt pattern — whether it’s traditional or modern, easy or hard. Best of luck to you on this front, and congratulations on getting a design accepted into a magazine!

    • Thanks Michelle. I think we do need to encourage one other that there is room for new patterns of all styles precisely because not everyone will like everything that’s produced! Glad you are feeling positive after time to reflect! 🙂


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