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Welcome to Saturday Quilting Bring & Share. I wonder what project you will be working on this weekend? Bring it along to this virtual sewing day and share in some of the conversations, tip-filled tutorials and all round quilty goodness doing the rounds of the Worldwide Quilting Community. Do add your thoughts and links in the comments box at the end of this post. Thank you!

I am running a bit behind (again) this week as I’ve been away from my sewing room a fair bit and I’m also getting a little bit freaked about the workshop I’ll be running this Friday! Freaked at the thought of trying to get all the equipment together, work through preparing samples and put the finishing touches to the Into the Woods pattern BUT excited to be finally meeting the class after all the months of preparation 🙂

First things first: I have a finish to share! Yep! The blue version of Into the Woods is quilted and bound. I’m

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Welcome to Saturday Quilting Bring & Share 🙂 Bring along your projects(s) and share in the news and inspiration doing the rounds of the Worldwide Quilting Community. Please do add your thoughts and links in the comments box at the end of this post. Thank you!

This week I’ve been working on the blue version of my Into the Woods runner. It is basted and quilting has begun. The plan was to have finished it by now… But I allowed myself to be distracted… Making fabric baskets as gifts for the

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Welcome to Saturday Quilting Bring & Share. My holiday is over and I’m settling back into my natural habitat – my sewing room 🙂 These regular SQB&S posts are intended as a way into the Worldwide Quilting Community so do join in: bring along your project and share in the conversations by clicking on the links to articles and posts written by quilters from around the globe. Use the comments box at the end of this page if you’d like to introduce a link to another topic or respond to what’s in this post 🙂

At the end of our holiday we visited York and Beverley. Both very attractive towns, jam packed full of history.

York Minster by Allison Reid
York Minster
Beverley Minster floor tiles (1) by Allison Reid
Floor tiles in Beverley Minster were sure to catch the eye of this patchwork addict!

More of these visits in a later post…

We drove the 250+ miles from Yorkshire back to Hampshire on Thursday. Lots of lorries, lots of rain and oceans of spray… but thankfully no delays.

Since getting back in the sewing room I’ve added the borders and made the binding for the second Square in a Square quilt.

Square in a Square two with borders by Allison Reid
Both quilt tops: borders and bindings in the opposite colourways.

These quilt tops are now folded away in a box awaiting a delivery of wadding and time to search for suitable backing fabrics.

Later today I will collect my Pfaff sewing machine from the service department of Franklins in Salisbury. I’m so looking forward to having a sewing machine that purrs rather than growls! Bless it, the machine was functioning well despite obviously being in desperate need of some professional TLC. We shall be reunited after our refreshing holidays, all set to tackle the next round of projects together 😀

This weekend I’m revisiting a project. My Into The Woods pattern is nearing completion and I’d like to make a start on a monochromatic version of the runner in preparation for a workshop I’m holding in July (details on the Workshop page of this site).

Into The Woods pattern cover and runner by Allison Reid

Below are just a few links to launch you into what’s been occurring in the Worldwide Quilting Community. If you’d like some more links and inspiration, you are very welcome to check out my Pins of the Week board on Pinterest 🙂

Bernie has written a post with her usual clarity to celebrate five years of blogging at Needle and Foot. That is no mean achievement and I agree with her that blogs might not be as ‘fashionable’ as they were five years ago but they still are an extremely effective way of building a ‘community’, allowing everyone who reads and/or writes blogs to contribute.

Patty has posted a tutorial for quick and easy to make coasters. Another great use of fabric scraps 🙂

Shannon discusses how to use colour combinations from nature as inspiration for choosing fabrics.

If you are keen on applique but find some solid colour fabrics a little difficult to hand stitch then you will be interested in Nancy’s recommendation... (I know, I am a bit of a tease, but just click the link!).

Happy Stitching!

Allison

 

Saturday Quilting Bring and Share (63)

Welcome to a relaxed holiday mode Saturday Quilting Bring & Share 🙂 We have traveled 250+ miles to the beautiful county of Yorkshire – I’m sure I’ll be sharing some photos very soon 😉 So I have switched my sewing needles for the knitting variety. However I have been reading blog posts and invite you to bring along your project(s) and share in conversations from the Worldwide Quilting Community using the links provided. Do add your responses and links in the comments box at the end of this post.

Of course even while I was busy packing for holiday I managed to sneak a few moments in my sewing room! I added a green border to one of the Square in a Square quilt tops, made the binding and cut out the border and binding strips for the second quilt top.

Square in a Square green border added by Allison Reid

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