Happy International Quilters Day and welcome to Saturday Quilting Bring Share. Bring along your project(s) and share in some of the encouragement and inspiration being put out there by the Worldwide Quilting Community. Do add your thoughts and any links you’ve found helpful in the comments box at the bottom of the page. Thank you! 🙂
I don’t have a lot of progress to share this week as most of my sewing time has been taking up with piecing a ‘secret sewing’ project. However, all that piecing has born fruit in the guise of leader & ender units ready to be constructed into my teal blocks for the March Rainbow Scrap Challenge. This weekend I plan to finish piecing the ‘secret sewing’ and turn my attention back to the other projects occupying my design wall 🙂
Now for the links into the Worldwide Quilting Community as we all celebrate our special weekend:
I’ve heard or read somewhere that denim fabric is gaining popularity in quilting circles. Leanne’s latest pattern, New Life, utilises denim in varying shades to create raw-edge applique flowers across a simple patchwork design. I like the idea of the denim fabrics fraying to add extra texture to the quilt as it is used and laundered.
Do you have a ‘Dream Big’ panel hanging around in your ‘one fine day…’ stash? Leah Day is hosting a Dream Big Quilt-A-Long. Maybe this is the moment to take the plunge and quilt the panel with Leah’s machine quilting expertise to guide you? 🙂
Carole has had the opportunity to review several soon to be released patchwork quilting books from C&T Publishing. Her blog post contains quick reviews of over half a dozen books.
As for family, creativity and the virus outbreak, Bernie has applied her usual mix of warmth and common sense to the situation. There are photos of her newly arrived Granddaughter too! 🙂
To help us participate in (Inter)National Quilting Day here are some links to QALs designed to overcome physical isolation: 🙂
- The Quilt Pattern Magazine have started a free series making traditional Basket blocks.
- Carole has links to a whole host of free patterns she’s shared on her blog over the years, plenty of inspiration there!
- Rona the Ribbiter has collated a list of QALs to explore – you might just find the perfect project(s) and some more on-line friends along the way!
- Follow #stayathomeandhop with Cindy of Stitchin At Home to fill that need for quilting retail therapy we especially like to satisfy on and around International Quilting Day.
- Carole Lyles Shaw has some lively suggestions to keep us connected through National Quilting Day and beyond.
- And there’s a few more QAL link ups to be found on my Pinterest board ‘Patchwork Quilt-A-Longs & Link Ups‘.