Bumping along gets results :-)

Yes! Autumn Stars is a FINISH!


I really enjoyed the final stage of hand stitching the binding. I found sitting in an armchair manufacturing a finish very restful, in fact it was just what I needed 🙂


My first use of extra wide backing. This is ‘Spiced Pomegranate’ by Kim Diehl for Henry Glass & Co

With reference to my previous post, I am bouncing a little higher with the bumps and obviously it has been beneficial to keep doing stuff even when the little voice in my head is shouting rather loudly, ‘Can’t be bothered’.


I used a walking foot to quilt in-the-ditch around each of the on-point blocks and then quilted lines across the top of the quilt intersecting corners and the centre of each of the Ohio Stars.


The completed quilt – phew!

I have kept to my principles and made a label – another excuse to go sit in that armchair and do some hand stitching as the label needs to be attached to the back of the quilt. And already there are other projects making their way onto the cutting mat…

Very happy to be able to link with Amanda Jean For Finish It Up Friday and with Myra for Finished Or Not Friday.   Incidentally, did you see Amanda Jean’s post sharing information about her new book called ‘No Scrap Left Behind’ to be launched in February 2017? If you’d like a round up of news from quilty blogs you are very welcome to check the links on my Pinterest boards, ‘Pins of the Week‘ or ‘Last Week’s Pins of the Week‘ 🙂



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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12 Responses to Bumping along gets results :-)

  1. Beautiful job!! Looks fantastic!! 😀

  2. Stephanie says:

    Congratulations on a great finish! I love hand binding as well. Especially when it’s cold and the quilt can keep me warm!

  3. Colleen says:

    your quilt turned out beautifully, Allison ! The colours are gorgeous and well timed ! Kudos to you for doing that quilting !!! I’m glad you are feeling a little better. You have written about all the adjustments you are trying to get used to at this stage in your life and I have to say that a lot of women go through similar feelings. Be gentle with yourself.

  4. I’ve never learnt to quilt, i’m not sure I’d have the patience! Yours look so professional and beautiful 🙂

  5. Thank you! It’s good to be able to appreciate and encourage each others creativity ☺whatever form it takes.

  6. I love it! The colors are perfect, especially for this time of the year!

  7. Lovely fall quilt. I like that you kept the quilting simple on this one.

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