Welcome to New Every Morning Patchwork and Quilting!

1930s Plus Sign Quilt

Welcome all!

Hi! I’m Allison. Soon after discovering the craft of patchwork quilting I was fortunate enough to join a local quilt group and took advantage of their beginners course. There was no stopping me after that! Nine years on and I’m still learning new techniques, being inspired by the creativity of patchwork quilters from all around the world and finding great satisfaction in cutting up fabric into little pieces and sewing them all back together to make something new! ๐Ÿ˜€

Now I not only make but also design quilts, write patterns and pass on the skills I’ve learned by teaching workshops.

This blog is a window into my patchwork quilting and the place where I love to share what I’m learning and what’s been inspiring me week by week. You’ll find links to other quilting blog posts, tutorials and a few other things besides in my blog posts. I do a happy dance every time I see that someone has clicked on a link ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s my aim to introduce you to the worldwide quilty community that has given me so much.

So, why โ€˜New Every Morning Patchwork and Quiltingโ€™? Well! I am a morning person so this verse from the Bible resonates with me – ‘The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.’ (Lamentations 3:23).ย I can be up, cutting, piecing, pressing and quilting before sunrise! By the time daily family routine kicks-in Iโ€™ve had a satisfying, soul-feeding creative fix.

Do take a look through some of my blog posts while you are here, you might also like to link up with me on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.

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First Sunday of Advent

Advent is the time to re-set the focus of our hearts and minds on Jesus, the ever-lasting light, turning away from the distractions that get our hearts and minds heading into the shadows where we can become full of dread for the future.

Jesus described himself as ‘The Light of the World’.

I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.

John 8:12

The opening chapter of John’s Gospel is full of descriptions of Jesus as light.

The true light that gives light to every man was coming into the world.

 

Advent is not only a season to count down to Christmas, remembering Jesus’ birth but also a season to look forward with certain hope knowing his death and resurrection have defeated the darkness and his light will prevail into eternity.

Allison

Saturday Quilting Bring and Share (235)

Welcome to Saturday Bring & Share. Bring along your project(s), relax and enjoy the news, inspiration and patchwork tales being shared by members of our Worldwide Quilting Community. Join in with everyone by leaving comments on this page and the pages you click to. Thank you!

I’ve spent the week overcoming my fear of fmq (see my last post for my tips) to quilt the bed runner I’m making for my parents. To finish the quilting I’ve switched back to the walking foot to stitch straight lines in the background sections. Once the stitching is finished I have a whole host of thread ends to bury – a job to do in front of the TV ๐Ÿ™‚

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Tips for overcoming fear of free motion quilting

The bed runner design (there will be additional background fabric either end to hang over the side of the bed).

Phew! After much procrastination and preparation I am progressing through the quilting of the bed runner I’m making for my parents. It will be a gift to mark their Diamond Wedding Anniversary. Of course I want it to be perfect and, of course, that’s not possible.

I started writing the long version of this quilting story but decided to delete most of the details, add photos and give my tips for overcoming fear of free motion quiltingย ๐Ÿ™‚

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Saturday Quilting Bring and Share (234)

Welcome to Saturday Quilting Bring & Share. Bring along your project(s) and enjoy the inspiration, tips and conversations being shared by other members of our Worldwide Quilting Community. Do click on the links below and don’t be shy about leaving comments here or on the pages you visit ๐Ÿ™‚

I haven’t done much sewing at all this week. Most of my sewing time has been spent cutting and collating fabrics for the novelty square packs listed in my Etsy Shop. I have to admit I have also been procrastinating re. the bed runner I’m making for my parent’s Diamond Wedding Anniversary…. Anyhow! This morning I cleaned my sewing machine before cutting out the backing fabric and wadding for the runner. So, my project for this weekend is to baste the runner and then overcome my fear of spoiling the project with my less than perfect quilting.

I thought I’d share a tip about a really useful gadget I use when cleaning my machine. It’s a right-angled or ‘off-set’ screwdriver.

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