Saturday Quilting Bring & Share (10)

Welcome! Saturday Quilting Bring Share has reached double figures! Please do bring along the project you are working on to this virtual sewing day – share a link in the comments or via the link button at the bottom of the page so we can see a picture of your project. There’s so much of interest to discover via the worldwide quilty community, this is the place to share what you’ve discovered and start up a conversation as we sew 🙂

This weekend I’ve set up my room and machine for some serious quilting. I’m working on the quilt that is my One Monthly Goal. The neutral colours and the stripy design have put me in mind of weathered planks of wood so I’ve started quilting a wood grain pattern across the quilt.

Wood grain quilting by New Every Morning Patchwork & Quilting

The first few ‘passes’ of the wood grain quilt pattern on the back of the quilt.

Despite watching Angela Walter’s video I chickened out and decided to use my walking foot rather than go with her free motion quilting option. I’m working edge to edge so no loose threads to bury in the quilt 😉 and I’m using the reverse stitch on the machine to change direction so no spinning the quilt in all directions 😉 So far, so good!

Wood grain and threads by New Every Morning Patchwork & Quilting.

I’ve chosen several thread colours that blend well with the quilt fabrics.

Even as I shrink away from free motion quilting, it’s reassuring to see a quilter like Suzy – who seems to have it all together – admit to having trouble facing the task of learning a new technique! She’s written about her fear of foundation paper piecing and how she faced it down here along with some handy first-timers tips.

Rachel is holding her popular on-line ‘Curves Class‘ through April and May. So if curved piecing is something you’d like to explore or a subject that makes you tremble with fear take a look at the link and feel empowered to achieve all things curvy 🙂

I’m a sucker for patchwork stars. In an episode of her Midnight Quilt Show Angela Walters used a pattern by Monica Dillard called ‘Milky Way’ –  I do think the pattern has even more ‘yum’ than the chocolate bar! 😀

Kirsty at Bonjour Quilts compiled a very helpful blog post leading readers through the decision process that took her from a bunch of blocks on her design wall to a final layout and completed quilt top. She drew three lessons from the process… (I know, I am being a tease… but click the link and take a look ;-))

When your sewing machine makes an unusual sound don’t ignore it! In a 7 minute video Leah Day talks through the do’s and don’ts of cleaning and oiling your machine.

Linking with Myra for Finished or Not Friday.

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 (10)

  1. THanks, Allison. I enjoyed reading the process at Kirsty’s blog. Just a note, too, about the Milky Way quilt. The designer is Monica Dillard, not Hillard. She is very talented, and I’ve arranged to have her come speak to my guild next year.

    • Good, I’m glad you enjoyed the link. Thanks for the heads up on the typo – I will go and correct it. I hope you will write up Monica Dillard’s visit when she has been to your guild.

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