Welcome to Saturday Quilting Bring & Share. Bring along your project(s) and share in the inspiration and tips circulating through the Worldwide Quilting Community. Do click on the links – who knows where a little inspiration might lead you? 🙂 Leave your thoughts and discoveries in the comments box at the bottom of this page. Thank you!
I spent Saturday at Purple Stitches teaching two classes the basics of quilting as part of the Beginners Course. I’m blown away by the beautiful quilts being constructed. A bit of serendipity when I got home and checked through my emails: Christ Watson has published a great post about quilting and binding as part of her ‘Terrace Tiles’ QAL,packed full of expert tips and a video showing how to stitch out three of her favourite FMQ designs.
And I’ve had a happy break-through in my on/off relationship with FMQ thanks to a Sunday afternoon workshop with Jo Westfoot aka The Crafty Nomad. But more of that in a day or two…. When I’ve had a chance to gather my thoughts, take some photos and hunt for a lost UFO! (See my Instagram feed for the last confirmed sighting of my UFO – @allisonreid.neweverymorning).
Cheryl has posted a book review on her site, Meadow Mist Designs. The book has 15 quilt patterns and as it’s title suggests, Quilt Modern Curves and Bold Stripes, there is a strong theme running through them all. Quilt Modern Curves and Bold Stripes is co-authored by Heather Black and Daisy Aschehoug. It can be pre-ordered on Amazon UK ready for it’s publication on 29th February.
Wendy has produced a very watchable video all about hand piecing (as opposed to English Paper Piecing). The information she shares is comprehensive and clearly delivered. The quilts she has made using this technique are beautiful. She learned her skills from some of the great exponents of hand piecing including Jen Kingwell, Wendy Whellum and Willyne Hammerstein.
Do you have UFO projects that no longer interest you – I know I do! Diane over at Butterfly Threads has found fresh motivation to tackle her projects that fit the ‘no longer of interest to me’ description. She’s finishing them to give them away. In January she finished five quilts and found inspiration for a new project along the way!
Leah Day shares her go-to, tried and trusted quilt markers in this tip-filled video.
Jayne of Jayne’s Quilting Room has made a baby quilt and plans to use an ‘orphan block’ made in the same fabrics to create a bag which will serve as the gift bag and then a handy shopping/nappy bag! What a great idea!