Saturday Quilting Bring & Share (3)

My project for this Saturday’s sewing day is a UFO from 2016: Amy Gibson’s Sugar Block Club block of the month quilt. I took it on as a challenge to learn new techniques – there’s raw edge applique in one block and quite a few of the others are foundation paper pieced. The finished blocks are 12″ square so the fabric pieces are easy to handle.

2016 Sugar Block Club - Allison Reid New Every Morning Patchwork & Quilting

The original plan for the fabrics had been to make a series of large scatter cushions. The one big block to the right of the photo was the first and only cushion front I made before the commission was halted. The fabrics are so gorgeous that I couldn’t abandon them for too long and Amy’s quilt along was an ideal way to use them.  I completed seven of the twelve blocks and then, for whatever reason, relegated them and the remaining fabric pieces to a box…

Yesterday I took the blocks out of the box went on line to Amy’s Stitchery Dickory Dock page and figured out which months blocks I had made and which ones are outstanding. I discovered the fpp patterns for the July block in the bottom of the box, so that is the block I’m making today 🙂

Fabrics for Block & New Every Morning Patchwork & Quilting

I cut out the pieces needed for the July block. Could be a bit of a challenge…

I’ve almost run out of the background fabric so may not be able to complete all twelve blocks. However this is going to be my February One Monthly Goal: to make as many of the Sugar Block Club blocks as my fabrics will allow and then decide how I’m going to set them into a quilt top – I might incorporate the big cushion front into the quilt top or chop it up to use the fabrics in the blocks…

And it is time to set our February One Monthly Goals 🙂 , linking with Elm Street Quilts.

Nancy at Joy for Grace has been making a quilt from left over fabrics and shirts bought from the ‘thrift store’ (I think the UK equivalent would be a ‘charity shop’?). It is a beautifully calm design – both in the colours she has used and the design she has worked.

Having trouble fee motion quilting the woodgrain design? Angela Walters has a great video tutorial to solve difficulties without resorting to unpicking stitches.

Rachel has some great advice on how to measure a bed BEFORE embarking on the making of a quilt!

The 2018 New Quilt bloggers Blog Hop is being launched by the four co-hosts this week. If you are fairly new to blogging and would like some support from the hosts and take part in a peer-support programme too why not find out more? I found the whole blog hop incredibly useful and it really cemented my belief that the on-line quilty community is incredibly generous.

If you are looking to reduce the time sucking effects of social media then Christa Watson’s assessment of the impact her social media down-sizing has had on her and her business will provide a boost to your efforts.

I’ve got over my tech-phobia and worked through the process of including a proper link button for the Saturday Quilting Bring & Share. If you have a Bring & Share post please do try the Inlinkz button below. Otherwise, do add your comments in the usual way 🙂

Happy Stitching!

Allison

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 Saturday Quilting Bring & Share (3)

  1. I love the color choices. That red is stunning!

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