Saturday Quilting Bring & Share (27)

It’s Saturday afternoon, not too late to welcome you to Saturday Quilting Bring & Share 🙂 Bring along your project(s) to this virtual sewing day and we’ll have time to share some of the conversations going on around the quilty community. Join in and share your thoughts using the comments section below.

I can see the finish of my ‘Into The Woods’ table runner drawing closer. I’ve completed all the foundation pieced blocks, crazy patchwork panels and rotary cut blocks. Finding the right fabric for the sashing strips and borders has slowed me down. The brown looked a bit too dark:

Into The woods brown borders by New Every Morning Patchwork & Quilting

The beige with green stripes looked a bit too pale:

Into The Woods beige/green borders by New Every Morning Patchwork & Quilting

There was only one thing to do: go fabric shopping! 😉 I was thinking a rusty red but that could combine with the greens in the blocks to make the whole just a bit too ‘Christmasy’, if you know what I mean? I plumped for a medium value yellow/green.

Into The Woods yellow/green borders by New Every Morning Patchwork & Quilting

It’s hanging on the line drying in the breeze after a quick handwash in warm water (the other fabrics I’ve used were all pre-washed so I thought I’d better be ‘good’ and wash the new fabric). I’ll iron it dry if necessary so I can get on with making the runner!

A quick BLOG ANNOUNCEMENT: My New Every Morning blog page is changing! Please take a look at the new site and let me now what you think. Of course I’m hoping the move to the fresh site will be seamless…. but… if there are a few glitches please bear with me as I learn the ropes! The nature of the content won’t be changing, you’ll just notice the layout of the page has changed making it easier for regular readers and visitors to find content, links to past posts and/or my other social media pages.

Here is a selection of the blog posts that have caught my attention and got me thinking over the past week:

Sticking with the social media theme: Leah Day has archived her Facebook accounts and won’t be using the platform any more. She cites the prevalence of negativity on the platform along with the time consuming, attention demanding nature of Facebook scrolling as her reasons for closing down her pages. I wonder if you use Facebook or maybe have moved away from it to other social media platforms? I  opened an Instagram account earlier this year and find it easier to manage than Facebook but already I’ve noticed some changes I don’t like: adverts are popping up in my ‘feed’ far more often; posts to and from my account are getting that ‘hit and miss’ feel of Facebook feeds where I can never be sure which of my friends have received a post or if I’ve missed posts from them. Thankfully, I’ve not had a problem with angry rants or ‘negativity’ and it’s easy enough to block unwanted ‘followers’ from Instagram accounts.

Liz is celebrating finishing her first curved pieced quilt. It looks great and she’s added some beautiful quilting despite struggling to see her stitching on black and white fabrics.

I’ve been doing some foundation paper piecing recently so my attention was caught by a link on Alyce’s blog to her foundation piecing tutorial. It’s clearly written and photographed, definitely one to save to my foundation piecing Pinterest board.

Well! In the time it’s taken me to compile this post the weather has closed in. The new fabric has been rescued from the washing line and just needs a quick press to remove dampness. Time to move to the sewing room 🙂

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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