Wednesday 4 April 2018

sew stitch snap SHARE #23

Not too much to share from my sewing room, however I did have a little bit of a late night chopping spree one evening over the weekend. I'm prepping for a new project, something that's been on my 'to do' list for ages now.

And when I have a few spare minutes I can just pop in and stitch up a few blocks. I'm using the 'no waste' flying geese method, there's lots of tutorials available on-line. I'm still deciding on whether I need to add a few solids in too.

My latest 'off the bookshelf' review is a lovely quilt book that I recently purchased, "Utility-Style Quilts for Everyday Living" by Sharon Holland. It's full of designs inspired by timeless quilt block patterns, with surprising fabric & colour combinations. The intro explains what qualifies as a utility style quilt, and urges the reader to "remove the expectation for perfection and embrace utility and its unexpected, fail-proof, scrappy beauty".

I love this one in the pic above, 'Star Crossed'. It has lots of elements that I'm crushing on just now . . . a gently muted palette, combining vintage favourites with more 'modern' fabrics, and wide scrappy sashings which hint that the quilt was made from limited fabric supplies.

'Night & Day' is another favourite. It's a Log Cabin variation, playing with contrast and using a yummy raspberry solid for the block centres. The quilt photography is wonderful thoughout the book! Follow the link here for more details and see more pics over here on instagram.

That's it from me this week. Time now for another Sew Stitch Snap SHARE - a regular fortnightly linkup where you can see what other blogging quilters are up to. Do you have a project to share this week too?

Just follow these simple guidelines:
  • Link up any post from the past week that features a sewing or stitching project you have been working on, whether they are WiPs, starts or finishes. You can write as much or as little about your project as you like, and snap off a pic or three, and share here.
  • Somewhere in your post, please link back to this one.
  • Also please comment on other quilter's projects too, a little quilty love goes a long way.

Thanks for joining us, Julie & Linda


Julie said...

Love your term of "chopping spree". So much AMH love from me. I love the look of the Night & Day quilt pictured.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love the quilt on your blog header

Karen S said...

Love, love, love all your flying geese in those gorgeous fabrics!

Leeanne said...

Haha.......CHOPPING first I thought you'd done a spelling booboo :-)

Cathy said...

Oh, those Flying Geese are divine! And that books sounds like one I'd like!

Linda said...

Fabulous combinations of fabrics in your Flying Geese blocks. The book looks great, I will have to investigate further. After all I do have a birthday coming up in May. Coming round too quickly for my liking- only seems a moment since last year's big one!

Mystic Quilter said...

I'm in love with these geese!!!! The book looks delightful and I must go back and check out the link from you.
Just realised that I forgot all about the link up - oops!!

Janie said...

Gorgeous flying geese blocks, Linda. I like that 'no waste' method too.
And I'm glad you reviewed that book, I was wondering what was in it.
I'm crushing on some of those blocks, yes.
Thanks for hosting Sew Stitch Snap Share.

Ann said...

We seem to be on the same wavelength. I'm planning a flying geese quilt, too. Not as far along as you though. As always, such beautiful fabrics.

audrey said...

I always just want to raid your fabric stash! Can't go wrong with flying geese, ever.:)