Welcome to Saturday Quilting Bring & Share! Happy New Year! I hope your stitching plans for 2020 are falling into place and you are keen to get to your rotary cutting mat and switch on your sewing machine. If on the other hand you are finding it hard to regain your sewing mojo after all the holiday upheaval then I trust you will find inspiration through some of the links below. (In fact it was one of the links I’m sharing here that inspired my first new project of 2020 – a scrap busting challenge…). So without further ado: bring along your project(s) and share in some of the goodness swirling around in the Worldwide Quilting Community 🙂
Leanne has used scraps from her sewing room to make magnetic fishing games for the young children she child minds. Her blog post shares the process of making the fish and fishing rods – including the things that didn’t work! A good reminder that designing and making often involves development (both of the product and our inner resilience) through overcoming failures.
SewPreeti has made a beautiful, bright quilt for a friend who is experiencing a ‘rainy day’. The quilt is lovely and made with fabrics that were in danger of becoming ‘too special’ to use.
Dreaming of a new, super practical sewing table? Christa Watson has listed her requirements for a sewing table and is hoping someone will take up her ideas and manufacture her ideal table on a commercial basis. Would you add anything to the wish list Christa has written? And Christa has pledged to blog more frequently in 2020 – find out her reasoning here and why not sign up to receive notifications by email? She has a wealth of quilting experience and knowledge to share.
This is a useful article about trends in colour and home decor for 2020.
Laura has used FMQ to great effect on her Vintage Ornaments wall hanging. It really is a show stopper and all done on her domestic sewing machine.
The annual Rainbow Scrap Challenge has been launched over at soscrappy. The January colour is green. I’m thinking I might follow this challenge/quilt a long/block of the month thingy. My little boxes of colour sorted fabrics are overflowing – lids can not be pressed down to contain the unruly scraps! Maybe it’s time to make a series of simple blocks and make a super scrap quilt through 2020? 🙂
In fact I now have a cunning plan… 😀 I will follow the monthly colour prompts of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge, cut 2½” squares and strips to make 12″ blocks using 36 squares and 6″ blocks using 9 squares. I’ll piece the blocks through each month by having the squares next to my machine ready to use as leaders and enders. Wa-ha-ha a plan has been hatched! Another scrappy quilt in the making.
Are you joining in with one of the many quilt-a-longs starting this month? If so, what prompted you to join in? If you are still searching for a QAL you will find a listings over on Jen Frost’s and Myra Barnes’ blogs.