Saturday Quilting Bring & Share (16)

Welcome to Saturday Quilting Bring & Share. I took a break from stitching last weekend – you can read more about our seaside holiday here.

I wonder what project you will be bringing along to this virtual sewing day? Let us know and do share any of the interesting quilty topics you’ve come across on the internet or via your patchwork and quilting activities this week – share in the comments section or use the linky button at the bottom of the post.

I’m continuing to work on the Chocolatier BOM quilt. I need to piece the last two border sections – I’ve finished six of the rectangular strips so far.

Chocolatier border sections by New Every Morning Patchwork & Quilting

I also need to make an extra block to complete the on-point layout I’ve designed. The green scraps are quite small but hopefully I’ll come up with a suitable block 🙂

Chocolatier green scraps by Allison Reid

I-Spy flimsy by New Every Morning Patchwork & QuiltingSo, on to the sharing, conversational part of Saturday Quilting Bring and Share:

He! He! I have an excuse to show the I-Spy quilt again. Myra was kind enough to feature it in her Finished or Not Friday blog linky 🙂

Ever joined in a quilt along? Sandra is just getting a new one underway. Here is the link to the Plus Playtime QAL Fabric Requirements and Tips post 🙂

Do you understand the information printed on the little bits of paper found on the bottom of a spool of thread? I was reading Alyce’s email newsletter (Blossom Heart Quilts) and followed her link to this very helpful post about how threads are weighted on the Aurifil website.

When I reach the stage of switching from piecing to quilting my projects are often in danger of becoming UFOs. Just what sort quilting pattern should I stitch? Cheryl has given her thoughts on this dilemma: helping us to consider four factors as we contemplate the quilting stage of our projects.

Fed up of creases forming in folded quilts? Nancy at Joy for Grace first alerted me to this solution: fold quilts on the bias. I found a neat demonstration in a 2 minute video showing how to fold quilts on the bias.

Suzy puts both sides of the pre-wash fabrics/don’t pre-wash fabrics debate. This one is going to run and run….

Leanne has a beautiful series of photos showing how she quilted a third version of  her cushion design, Flower Box.

I hope these links are of interest and help you expand your knowledge of patchwork and quilting. There is always something new to learn and so many generous quilters willing to pass on their tips and thoughts. Dive into the conversations and enjoy 🙂

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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