Saturday Quilting Bring & Share (7)

Welcome to Saturday Quilting Bring & Share 🙂 Join in with this virtual sewing day by bringing along the project you are working on and sharing anything quilt related (or more!) that has caught your interest this week. There is a link button at the end of this post if you have a ‘Bring & Share’ post you’d like to add.

Beginners Course Plus Sign Quilt top New Every Morning Patchwork & QuiltingI’m back working on the Plus Sign quilt that Viv of Purple Stitches has adapted from her original Beginners Course quilt. I’ve been making it alongside teaching the latest class for beginners. Yesterday I completed the quilting, today I will be trimming the quilt and adding the binding. I also intend to make and attach a simple label.

Plus Sign Quilt binding New Every Morning Patchwork & Quilting

Who doesn’t love a stripy binding?

If you’ve been reading any blogs over the past week you won’t have failed to note Quiltcon 2018 has just been and gone. Cheryl has produced a lovely gallery of quilts from the show – see her post to catch some truly inspirational modern quilts.

Maybe you are looking for a good cause that could use your patchwork and quilting skills? Got a heap of stripy scraps? Kate has joined in with making quilts for the charity Dolls Like Me and has shared two lovely finishes including one dolls quilt made of narrow strips of fabrics 🙂

Two techniques using specialist rulers caught my eye this week:

Stephanie at Quilt’n Party has concluded her experiment to discover the pros and cons of pre-washing fabrics . Her final comparisons are very helpful and well worth considering as the great pre-wash or not debate continues.

A quick question… I have a Yahoo email account. Twice this week I have been  unable to access my inbox because of something termed ‘error two’. The message from Yahoo says it should be resolved within a few hours. It took nearly 48 hours the first time this happened and nearly 24 hours the second time. Very frustrating as I use my email to get notifications from most of the blogs I follow. I wonder if you know how I might get the error resolved more quickly if it should happen again?

And finally, here in the south of England we get significant snowfall about once every five years. It causes complete shutdown! On the first day of Spring we woke to a covering of snow that caused schools to be closed and extensive transport problems. The storm, nicknamed ‘The Beast from the East’ as it is blowing across Europe all the way from Siberia, has brought high winds along with the snow. It is very different from our usual  wet snow as this cold wind is very dry and is causing the snow to drift. Here’s a little slide show of how things have been looking around here for the past couple of days.

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Happy Stitching 🙂


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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