Saturday Quilting Bring and Share (90)

Welcome to Saturday Quilting Bring & Share 🙂 An opportunity to bring along your project(s) and share in some of the news, tips and inspiration filling the conversations in our Worldwide Quilting Community. You are very welcome to use the comments box at the very bottom of this page to share with us any links and contributions to add to the quilty goodness 🙂

Log Cabin blue curved blocks by Allison ReidI’m still working away on preparations for the Two Ways to Build A Log Cabin workshop. In amongst other commitments I’ve been sharing time between my laptop and my sewing machine – fine tuning the pattern instructions and making a set of blocks. I’m pleased with this more  modern looking colourway and with the adjustments I made to the block pattern to achieve a distinctly curved outline with the ‘logs’.

I’ve had fun playing with the regular and curved Log Cabin blocks on my design wall:

Log Cabin modern blocks on design wall (2) by Allison Reid

Log Cabin modern blocks on design wall by Allison Reid

As for the rest of the weekend: I intend to stitch the blocks together and decide on a border fabric – think I might go with a sandy gold to match the block centres but I’m not sure yet! Follow my progress into next week via my Instagram feed @allisonreid.neweverymorning

Then it will be time to return to the Beginners quilt as next Saturday I’ll be teaching the second part of the four session course. Need to have my samples ready! I have the Churn Dash and Sawtooth Star fabrics cut out and ready to piece.

Here are this week’s links into the Quilty World:

As you know I really enjoy learning from and, in a small way, contributing to the Worldwide Quilting Community. Yvonne aka Quilting Jet Girl hi-lighted two new monthly link parties both of which I’m sure will foster our sense of community. First up is Sarah Goer’s challenge link up called ‘Show Me Something...’ – this month the challenge is ‘Show Me Something Purple’. Secondly there’s the ‘Tips and Tutorials on the 22nd‘ linky at Kathleen Scargle McCormick’s blog Kathleen McMusing.

Tucker rulers by Allison ReidCarole shares some of the great tips she picked up through attending a patchwork class. She enjoyed using a Tucker ruler to make and trim half and quarter square triangles and she was shown an effective grip to attach to the back of rulers. I read her blog post with interest as I have two Tucker rulers and have found them to be a great investment.

Do you have UFOs? Diane explains how an idea became a partially completed quilt, that then became a UFO. When she rediscovered it the original idea for the quilt no longer interested her but she didn’t give up on the quilt and within two days she had a finished quilt and bit less yardage in her stash!

Katy has bravely put her UFO’s on parade! I can’t bring myself to think of all my UFOs in one go!

It’s not too late to be setting a word for the year. If you are feeling overwhelmed by deadlines and duties maybe take a leaf out of Jen Shaffer’s book and chose ‘Breathe’ as you word?

I’ll be following Alyce’s five tips for giving a sewing space a bit of a Spring clean. Generally, we are trying to destash our house – it will be a l-o-n-g on going project – and I intend to do the same with my fabric stash. There really is no point hanging onto scraps and even yardage that no longer inspires me – it becomes a hindrance and blocks space I could be using for new fabrics 😉

Carole is having a clear out of stashes right through her home. She does allow that this has to be an annual event for her! There is plenty of advice, inspiration and acknowledgement of the difficulties of sorting and saying goodbye to what we accumulate in her blog post.

Well! Let’s not get too bogged down in sorting and clearing! We need to give time to stitching and creativity, right?

Happy Stitching!

Allison

 

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