Follow up to ‘What’s a patchwork quilt for?’

Thank you to everyone who added suggestions to the ‘what are quilts for?’ list.  I spent a bit of time making a display board using a sheet of foam card, polyester wadding and a couple of fabrics from the ‘accidental additions’ section of my stash!

I hope this selection of ideas will help customers in the craft shop think about quilts as more than just bedcovers.

I hope this selection of ideas will help customers in the craft shop think about quilts as more than just bedcovers.

Here is the board hanging in my re-vamped space in the All Our Own Crafts pop-up shop (the pink chair belongs to my crafty neighbour who up-cycles furniture):


So pleased to now have some hooks to hang my quilts and tablerunners – I had been finding it quite difficult to create a horizontal display for quilts!

The quilt hanging from the new hooks is called ‘Fairy Castles’ and I put the last few stitches in the binding just before catching the bus into town this morning!  Before leaving home I just had time to make use of the coat hooks in our newly decorated hall and photograph the quilt!


The quilt pattern is ‘Rocky Mountain Memories’ from ‘Take 5 Fat Quarters’ by Kathy Brown.



Happy to report some sales success in the shop: A quilt; two cushions; and two table runners, including the three stars runner I finished last week!

Just a reminder that I’ve started a new board on my Pinterest page called ‘Pins of the week‘.  I’ll clear the board and restart it on Monday evenings but don’t despair if you forget to look it up, I’ve added a board called ‘Last weeks Pins of the week‘, which kinda speaks for itself!

Finally, the weather in this part of the UK has been extraordinarily mild but very dull so the sunrise on Monday was a real treat!


Linking with Lorna at Let’s Bee Social.


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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2 Responses to Follow up to ‘What’s a patchwork quilt for?’

  1. Colleen says:

    your space is looking good Allison. Congratulations on your sales !

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