Welcome to Saturday Quilting Bring & Share. Bring along your project(s) and enjoy sharing in the inspiring chat flowing through the Worldwide Quilting Community. Do add your thoughts in the comments box at the very bottom of this page and feel free to click away and investigate the blog posts I’ve brought to this virtual sewing day 🙂
My quilting activity this weekend is going to be rather limited as I’ve switched sewing notions for a home decorating kit – paint, brushes, dust sheets and masking tape! Dear Husband has taken a few days off and we are tackling the study. The room faces south-east and fortunately the sun has been shining today so we had many hours of daylight to make progress.
The room doesn’t have very good artificial lighting though so we won’t be painting in the evenings – phew! There will be opportunities to toddle off to my sewing room. I’ve been sorting out my orange scraps in line with the February colour choice of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. A whole bunch of 2½” squares have been cut out ready to piece but the challenge still remains – can I close the lid of the scrap box? 😀
Now for the inspirational clicks:
My local quilt group recently hosted Janice Gunner. She shared some of her experiences of visiting Japan and seeing Sashiko dying and stitching. It is an amazing technique. Since then, looking through blog posts, I am so impressed by the beautifully neat, precise hand stitching Wendy has produced on her Sashiko runner/wall hanging. It is beautiful.
Patty has done the math and posted a tutorial to explain how to add Flying Geese as a point of interest in a free quilt pattern produced by the Fat Quarter Shop.
Allison over at Cluck Cluck Sew is using a new pattern, Brightly, to showcase her latest fabric line, Backyard Blooms. The pattern is a sort of double Irish Chain and has scrappy stars in the open spaces between the chains. The colours of the fabric line remind me of 1930’s fabrics.
One of these days I am going to make a curved piece quilt… Photos of quilts made of curved pieced blocks keep popping up on social media websites and the images make me itch to start a new project :-O This beautiful quilt (in my eyes anyway) is used in a feature about the 2020 Pantone colour, Classic Blue.
Jen Shaffer shares her difficulty keeping up with BOMs or ever getting UFOs out of the box and finished. She is not wrong in assuming that many of us have the same problems! Jen is hosting a new link up called ‘Previously Backlogged Jobs’ as an incentive to give those old projects an airing and get the job done!
As promised Yvonne Fuchs has posted a tutorial showing us how to make transparency table mats. These look great and as one reader commented making a place mat is a good way to try out the technique – it’s all about fabric choice and Yvonne has links to other tutorials to help us with this 🙂
Oh! My! Take a look at the stunning fabric portrait Laura has made of her niece. The stitching detail brings her eyes to life – Laura has used several different threads and stitches to bring life into every detail. Well worth a look and a read (you may have to pause for a few moments when you reach the end of the post…).
Joining with the ScrapHappy Saturday link up to soak up the orange 🙂