Wednesday 26 April 2017

sew stitch snap SHARE

Welcome back!
Thank you all for linking up last time, it was great to see such a variety of projects
And thanks for your patience, we had a few teething problems
- hopefully all sorted now.

Here's a little peek at what I've been busy doing this week
it's a bit like painting sewing by numbers . . .

see here and here for earlier details & inspiration source

A lot of fabric freedom and fun and it was quick to make,
which is just what you need sometimes.

I did some straight line machine quilting all over the quilt, nothing fancy
just enough to secure the layers without distracting from the scrappy feel of the quilt.
 I'm adding a little bit of big stitch quilting embellishment too
- more about that in another post.

Time now for 'Sew, Stitch, Snap, SHARE'
My pick from last time was this Gwennie-inspired Liberated Medallion quilt
I love the bright colours and those little scattered scrappy stars everywhere.

So what have you been working on over the past few days. Whatever you're sewing or stitching, you can link it up here. Just follow these simple guidelines:

1. Link up from any post from the past week that features something you have been sewing or stitching. You can write as much or as little about your project as you like, or simply let your photos do the talking.
2. Somewhere in your post, please link back to this post.
3. Please comment on a couple of the other Sew, Stitch, Snap, SHARE links - its fun to receive comments from new people, and we are trying to encourage people to read blogs and keep blogging too.
    Thanks for joining us again, we can't wait to see what you have all been creating,
    Julie & Linda


    audrey said...

    Always fun to come see your latest project! Glad to be able to link up this time.:)

    Julie said...

    Loving all the little embellishing stitches you are doing on this. I'm a little stumped on my next medallion border at present, may have to pull out the Liberty Bloomsbury and work on some hand quilting while ideas cogitate.

    Leeanne said...

    Lovely progress. The addition of hand quilting is very appealing.

    LethargicLass said...

    What thread are you big stitch quilting with and how do you bury your threads? Just lovely!

    Kaja said...

    I love Sharon's medallion too! I also very much like the addition of bits of hand stitching to your lovely quilt.

    Raewyn said...

    Wow you have whizzed through this project - it looks the effect of the big stitch quilting and your binding looks likeit will finish it off really nicely :-)

    Marie said...

    Your quilt is just divine!

    Mystic Quilter said...

    Now this hasn't taken you long! I love seeing your big stitch quilting, perfect with these lovely fabrics.

    Linda @ kokaquilts said...

    Thanks Maureen, I’m enjoying having some hand stitching on the go.
    And I’m having a bit of fun thinking of all the different ways I can embellish those low volume squares!
    Have a good weekend, Linda

    pandchintz said...

    Loving your "paint" by numbers approach. I forgot it was link time!

    Quiltdivajulie said...

    I hope to start linking in soon -- taking a bit of a break rught now. Like your reasoning for the linky!

    Linda @ kokaquilts said...

    Thank you... both Julie (Lou) and I both love reading & writing blogs.
    She & I finally met last December at our annual quilt show. She lives on the other side of Auckland to me, so we’ve had lots of emails & texts back & forth while setting the linky up.
    We love the idea that anyone can just post about where they are at.... maybe share their inspiration, fabric pulls, thought processes, WiP’s, even if there's not that much progress!
    Cheers, Linda

    Kate said...

    Love this scrappy quilt. Using the orphan blocks along with all the scraps worked so well. Congrats on clearing a bit from your scrap basket and on a lovely almost finish.