Saturday Quilting Bring & Share (4)

Welcome to the fourth Saturday Quilting Bring & Share 🙂 Bring along your sewing project and share what’s caught your interest in the quilty world and beyond.

This week I’m bringing along the 2016 Sugar Block Club blocks that last week I dragged out of the UFO cupboard of shame. It took me more than one session at the sewing machine to finish the foundation paper pieced block but finish it I did!

July 2016 Sugar Block New Every Morning Patchwork & Quilting

Sugar Block Club blocks New Every Morning Patchwork and QuiltingI’ve grouped all the finished blocks together and have come up with a cunning plan. As no more than a 10″ square of the deep red background fabric remains I’ve decided not to make the last four blocks. Instead I’m going to make a wall hanging with the eight blocks and the large block (an abandoned cushion cover). I’ve managed to track down and purchase more of the Plum Spraytime fabric that features in many of the completed blocks. I’m going to use it as sashing between each of the blocks and to make a border…

For some great tips on foundation paper piecing click over to Amy Friend’s tutorial, ‘Paper Piecing Pitfalls to Avoid with these Simple Tips‘.

Lovely to have a new blog post from Amy Gibson at Stitchery Dickory Dock. Do take a look – lots of super cute baby pics 🙂 Amy’s Craftsy BOM was the first BOM I ever followed – very early on in my patchwork story. I admire her for sharing her creativity whilst raising a young family but most I admire her for ‘keeping it real’ – she’s taken time away from blogging and all the rest of it to get the space she needs to adjust to new baby and numerous other changes too.

Two new books to add to my wish list:

  • Cheryl and Paige have a book published, ‘Modern Plus Sign Quilts’. Find out about the associated blog hop and an up-coming quilt along.
  • Angela Walter’s book ‘Free Motion Meandering’  is being tested by Kristen and her quilting buddies Vicki and Jen. Follow their progress as they work through the book stitching out the increasingly complex designs week by week.

Speaking from experience: Quilting circles is NOT easy. Lori Brewer at QuiltingNeeds.com has been testing a method using freezer paper.

Have you been to see the film about Winston Churchill, ‘The Darkest Hour’? It’s excellent! Many of the scenes depict Churchill along with senior military and political figures squished into the cramped ‘War Rooms’ under central London. Definitely need to add those to my list of places to visit. My son went recently and said the rooms have been left as they were at the end of WW2.

Time to get back to my sewing machine. Please do link in your bring and share blog post. It would be great to see your project and find out what’s caught your interest this week.

Happy stitching.

Allison

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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 (4)

  1. I still love your color choices: Spectacular. What is the name of the new block? It looks like a variation of the Mariners Compass pattern.

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