Saturday Quilting Bring & Share (29)

Welcome to Saturday Quilting Bring & Share πŸ™‚ Take this opportunity to bring your latest project along to our virtual sewing day and share in the quilty conversations that have caught our interest. To join in just leave your comments in the box at the end of this post.

Hampshire Open Studios ended on Monday so I spent the start of this week clearing away the quilt display in my sewing room, through the corridor and into the kitchen. At the end of the week I transformed the sewing room into a guest room. Before my sewing machine and table were packed away I managed to finish the table runner I’ve called ‘Into the Woods’. I added fancy stitching to the crazy patchwork panels and machine stitched the binding in place.

Crazy patchwork detail by Allison Reid

Into the Woods by Allison Reid

With my sewing machine safely tucked away I have been busy working on the writing of the pattern. My grasp of computer graphics is limited so it is a slow process but I hope the pattern will soon be completed in readiness for an ‘Into the Woods’ workshop. When I needed a break from fiddling around with the piecing diagrams I had a go at creating a pattern cover:

Into the Woods draft cover by Allison Reid

Bringing along my laptop to a sewing day doesn’t really seem in the spirit of the event! I will bring along some knitting instead – much easier to chat over the clicking of knitting needles than the distraction of a computer screen!

Modular knitting by Allison Reid

However, via my computer screen I have picked up some quilty nuggets to share:

Shannon has been exploring improv piecing via the Japanese piecing technique called ‘Yosegire’. It was probably the inspiration for the late Victorian wave of ‘crazy patchwork’. I enjoy crazy patchwork and several years ago wrote a little tutorial about how to get started. I used the technique to create the woodland floor and sky panels of ‘Into the Woods’.

From Japan to India and a beautiful wedding quilt made in the US for a bride of Indian heritage. Diane researched the colours and patterns used in traditional textiles before embarking on the commissoned project. The quilt looks stunning and makes a most amazing wedding gift.

Feathers have loomed large in my quilting and my thinking since the workshop with Trudi Wood. Here is a beautiful use of feathers on a Lone Star patchwork. Just amazing, so sympathetic to the patchwork design it covers.

I haven’t done enough curved piecing to class the technique as relaxing but Rachel’s post ‘back to scraps‘ has inspired me to search out my Drunkards Path templates along with some scraps (I have a few boxes of scraps ;-)) and relax into those curves. Rachel has made a beautiful collection of scrappy blocks.

There is so much inspiration to be found in the quilty community. It is impossible not to be swept along on all the creativity that is so generously shared πŸ™‚

Linking with Myra for Finished or Not Friday. Myra showcases her latest version of her most popular quilt pattern called ‘Picket Fence’. The pattern is 10″ square friendly and the ‘Mojito’ fabric line by Another Point of View is a great choice.

Allison

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