I need to eat my words!

Yesterday I waxed lyrical about reproduction Civil War fabrics; how much I love them; how trends in fabric designs have changed in the five years; and how the modern bright geometric fabrics ‘remain for me something to be admired but not used’.  Er! Rewind, ‘admired but not used’?  What was I thinking?  I only had to look at the photo at the top of my Facebook page to realise this last phrase was nonsense! Just this year I’ve completed one quilt and almost finished a second using lovely ‘modern’ prints that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed cutting, piecing and quilting.  Hum!  I apologise for slipping into nonsense and stand corrected!  I’ve just proved to myself that it is perfectly possible to enjoy different styles of fabric prints – a perfect explanation for the habit of stash building!

My quilt and cushion covers made using a disappearing nine-patch block and 'bright modern fabrics'!

My quilt and cushion covers made using a disappearing nine-patch block and ‘bright modern fabrics’!


My quilt nearing completion - see post 'Memories in a quilt' from 19th November 2014!

My quilt nearing completion – see post ‘Memories in a quilt’ from 19th November 2014!

What a numpty I am!




About allisonreidnem

New Every Morning – About Me Hi! I’m Allison, an obsessive patchwork-quilter who has no desire to be cured! I’ve been developing my skills and knowledge by paying attention at my local quilting group and by putting my questions into the computer search engine. I’m so grateful to the generous people who have taken the time to share their knowledge with me in person, via YouTube videos or their blogs. I’m intending my blog to be a link into the worldwide patchwork and quilting community and a means to contribute helpful hints and inspiration as I continue to discover more about this addictive craft. So, why ‘New Every Morning Patchwork and Quilting’? Well! I am a morning person! I often wake in the wee small hours and think through design and quilt construction issues. My woolly–headed evening brain finds such issues far too difficult to resolve! If I’m disciplined enough to be asleep by 10pm, I can be up cutting, piecing, pressing and quilting before sunrise! By the time daily family routine kicks-in I’ve had a satisfying, soul-feeding creative fix. (I should mention that ‘family at home’ is: my patient, faithful husband of 27years; and our equally patient 16 year old son, who acts as our in-house IT support complete with sighs and rolling eyes! Older daughter and son have both recently flown the nest). Not only do I find early mornings my creative time I also find it a time for receiving spiritual nourishment. I often find myself humming a gentle chorus and reflecting on God’s constancy as another new day dawns. ‘The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning, new every morning; Great is thy faithfulness, O Lord, Great is thy faithfulness.’ Edith McNeil’s chorus is based on verses from the Bible – Lamentations 3: 21-23.
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