Saturday Quilting Bring & Share (25)

Isn’t strange when a visitor from a foreign country describes a visit to places in your own country that you’ve never seen? Carole from North Carolina shares photos, memories and some historical background to a river trip along the Thames through part of London, UK. Maybe it’s about time I did the same? I’d have to travel a fraction of the distance covered by Carole to get riverside! 😀
Creative Spaces Week 1It’s always interesting to take a look at other quilters’ sewing spaces. Now there’s a blog hop series to follow through July and August called ‘Creative Spaces Blog Hop’. Christa’s before photo of her creative space gave me hope!
Have you tried ruler foot quilting? I’ve seen a few demos on You Tube and seen the rulers for sale at quilt shows but have been feeling resistant to trying something new. Leah Day gives a brief and helpful description of ruler foot quilting and how it fits alongside walking foot and free motion quilting. Hum! I think I might give it a go – more equipment to buy….
Last week I posted a link to the creative space blog hop. Carrying on the theme Jessica has been reorganising her fabrics and noticing how her tastes have changed. Clear storage boxes and grouping by colour seem to be the way to get on top of a fabric stash!
Carole shares her feather quilting. With lots of detail she shows where she didn’t quite get it ‘right’ but then zooms the camera out to remind us all that perfectionism is un-necessary and the overall effect is what counts 🙂
The Border Quilt Quilt Along has a slightly delayed start but Jen has posted really helpful information, recommending equipment and giving some tips about using cotton flannel. I’m going to investigate the ruler Jen uses to trim half square triangles – it looks just right for the job 🙂 … I found the ‘Tucker Trimmer’ being sold by Quilt Direct – one of my favourite UK online quilt shops.
Photographing quilts can be quite a challenge. Connie has been experimenting with a fabric brick wall – it had me fooled and her quilts look great against it!

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