Fresh fabrics brighten the gloom

Thank goodness for bright fabrics! I’ll spare you any photos of the grey gloom outside but as we slip into the final days of January I think it is safe to say that the overwhelming memories attached to this month will be of rain, high winds and depressingly low light levels. Crisp, frosty Winter days have been few and far between. Being British I do of course have an obsession with the weather, thankfully I’m also obsessed with fabrics. Within the past 24 hours I have received not one but two packages of fabric loveliness to dispel the gloom (these bundles are my contribution to Main Crush Monday – link at bottom of page).

Fabrics from Purple Stitches

Close up fabrics from Purple StitcesYesterday evening Viv kindly hand delivered eight fat quarters of the super bright ‘Kitty’ collection by Makower. I’m going to cut these up and make a fresh example of the Beginners Quilt to hang in Purple Stitches (where the fabrics are already on the shelves). The next course starts this Saturday so I’ll be printing student handouts and checking through my  notes over the next few days.

Today a package slipped through the letterbox from Lucy at Secret Garden Quilting. The fabrics were wrapped so sweetly :-).

Moda 30's fabrics

I had to do an internet search to find these fabrics for a quilt I’m making. The motivation for the quilt was to use up a collection of Moda 1930’s repro fabrics. Ever since I started ‘using up’ these fabrics I seem to have done nothing else but purchase more so I can finish the quilt top!


Saturday Quilting Bring & Share: Thank you for the encouraging responses received following my recent floating of this linky idea. I was especially pleased to find that readers had followed the links to discover more and continue the ‘conversations’. I’m hoping the linky will be another outlet for the generosity of the lovely on-line quilty community to which we belong. I’m preparing a post for this Saturday. If you’d like to join in on Saturday please do share your blog or Instagram post – show us the project you bring to the sewing day and share the links to posts, tutorials etc that have caught your interest through the week.

Linking today with Beth for Main Crush Monday.




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 Fresh fabrics brighten the gloom

  1. A few days after receiving them…the fabrics have been cut up and arranged on my design wall. Still radiating cheerfulness ☺

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