Saturday Quilting Bring and Share (75)

Welcome to Saturday Sunday Quilting Bring & Share! This is my week of missed deadlines… Nevermind! It’s not too late to bring out project(s) and share in just a few of the inspiring conversations going on in the Worldwide Quilting Community. Do add your comments and links in the box at the bottom of this page. Thank you!

Before continuing with all things quilting I would like to thank everyone who inquired after and joined in praying for our son who underwent emergency surgery last Monday. The procedure went well and he is on the road to recovery. Being a man who’s life revolves around working in a gym and running miles every week he is having to make a big life style adjustment – no exercise for 6 weeks while his body knits itself back together! Meanwhile I am having to accept he is 27 years old and does not need a Mother Hen clucking around! ๐Ÿ˜€

So! The first day of September, Meteorological Autumn has begun. To be sure there is a little nip to the air but the sunshine is still very warm. However I’m not ready to let go of Summer just yet. I’ll do a retrospective of August instead with the One Monthly Goal challenge I set myself. I had set more than one goal for this one month. My aim was to execute some finishes. I did finish the ‘secret quilt’ but as it remains a secret I can not share the visual proof! I got close to a couple of other finishes: one of the Square-in-a-Square quilts is quilted and I’m in the process of hand-stitching the binding down; and I’ve quilted quite a bit of the Jelly Roll Waves quilt BUT as neither are actually finished I couldn’t link up with for the One Monthly Goal August Finish post. Still! Progress has been made ๐Ÿ™‚

Square in a Square attaching binding by Allison Reid
The beginning of the binding stitching happily marks the end too!

Stitching down the binding all around a quilt can be a rather daunting prospect. Having got the first few stitches done I had a thought: that first stitch has not only created the beginning of the task but also the ending. From now on every stitch I make takes me nearer to the end. Suddenly the task doesn’t seem so over whelming ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe I am going just a little bit loopy in my old age but this thought has kept me going! Do you have any mind strategies to keep a long task from becoming overwhelming?

Just a few links this week:

How about this for a cute baby quilt? Patty has used Elizabeth Hartman’s bunnies to very good effect.

On the hottest August Bank Holiday ever recorded in England it seemed a bit strange to be thinking of Autumn but Connie’s Amber Logs quilt pattern is too lovely to file away in the ‘not yet’ folder:-) Adding curves to the already versatile log cabin creates an interesting setting for the blocks.

Carole is an accomplished patchwork quilter who turns her hand to other crafts. She has been experimenting with techniques, materials and dried flowers to make her own papers to use in card making.

As I’m hand stitching binding I thought it would be appropriate to link with Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching.

Happy Stitching!

Allison

 

An encouragement for makers of charity quilts

Just a little blog post with a link to a great story from the BBC magazine website. ย I hope this lovely story of wartime charity will be an encouragement to all you generous quilters who make and donate quilts for good causes. Joseph Briddock, 79, lived through the wartime bombing of London. ย He and his family lost three homes and most of their possessions in that time. ย Soon after … Read more