Welcome to Saturday Quilting Bring & Share 🙂 Join in with this virtual sewing day by bringing along the project you are working on and sharing anything quilt related (or more!) that has caught your interest this week. There is a link button at the end of this post if you have a ‘Bring & Share’ post you’d like to add.
I’m back working on the Plus Sign quilt that Viv of Purple Stitches has adapted from her original Beginners Course quilt. I’ve been making it alongside teaching the latest class for beginners. Yesterday I completed the quilting, today I will be trimming the quilt and adding the binding. I also intend to make and attach a simple label.
If you’ve been reading any blogs over the past week you won’t have failed to note Quiltcon 2018 has just been and gone. Cheryl has produced a lovely gallery of quilts from the show – see her post to catch some truly inspirational modern quilts.
Maybe you are looking for a good cause that could use your patchwork and quilting skills? Got a heap of stripy scraps? Kate has joined in with making quilts for the charity Dolls Like Me and has shared two lovely finishes including one dolls quilt made of narrow strips of fabrics 🙂
Two techniques using specialist rulers caught my eye this week:
- Stephanie Palmer demonstrates making and trimming flying geese blocks using the ‘Wing Clipper’ ruler. I was so convinced by the demo that I have ordered one of these rulers from ‘The Running Chicken‘ 🙂
- Leah Day has made the most of the contents of her Quilty Box creating a no-y-seam Tumbling Box pattern using a Jaybird Quilts ruler. Leah’s video tutorial is full of handy tips for cutting and chain piecing the tumbling block diamonds and triangles.
Stephanie at Quilt’n Party has concluded her experiment to discover the pros and cons of pre-washing fabrics . Her final comparisons are very helpful and well worth considering as the great pre-wash or not debate continues.
A quick question… I have a Yahoo email account. Twice this week I have been unable to access my inbox because of something termed ‘error two’. The message from Yahoo says it should be resolved within a few hours. It took nearly 48 hours the first time this happened and nearly 24 hours the second time. Very frustrating as I use my email to get notifications from most of the blogs I follow. I wonder if you know how I might get the error resolved more quickly if it should happen again?
And finally, here in the south of England we get significant snowfall about once every five years. It causes complete shutdown! On the first day of Spring we woke to a covering of snow that caused schools to be closed and extensive transport problems. The storm, nicknamed ‘The Beast from the East’ as it is blowing across Europe all the way from Siberia, has brought high winds along with the snow. It is very different from our usual wet snow as this cold wind is very dry and is causing the snow to drift. Here’s a little slide show of how things have been looking around here for the past couple of days.
Happy Stitching 🙂