Back to the design wall

It’s very exciting having a design wall. I’m busy making a second version of a table runner I designed back in the summer. As I was working away at it on Saturday evening I kept having to move the completed centre panel off the cutting mat, then out of the way of the table top ironing board and then off my seat on the ‘thinking sofa’. Finally it dawned on me that behind the sofa is the newly hung design wall… I’ll get there one day… And so the panel found it’s handy resting place! It was fun adding the other panels around it as they were completed – now I’m feeling very professional 🙂


The runner taking shape and out of the way on the design wall!

The original table runner was designed and put together back in July/August. I couldn’t bring myself to share it at the time as *GASP* it is a Christmas project!


The original star runner made in Christmas fabrics.

I will be teaching it as a class at Purple Stitches over the next couple of Saturdays. Hence the push to make a second top in a different colour way. This is also serving as a means of reminding myself how it all goes together whilst writing up some class notes.


The original design plans and some draft information for class notes

It’s a beautiful sunny day here in the south of the UK. Hope the sun is shining where you are and your projects are keeping you happy.

Linking with Judy for Design Wall Monday (seemed very appropriate today!).




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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5 Responses to Back to the design wall

  1. Kat Scribner says:

    such a pretty runner and you can have it finished in time for the holidays! Sounds like a win to me.

  2. Lovely table runner. Both versions are really pretty. Nice job!

  3. Colleen says:

    haha, you are looking very professional too !

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