Welcome to New Every Morning Patchwork Quilting

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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.

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My latest quilt. Inspired by a lady who wanted a quilt featuring sheep! I spent quite a while collecting together plaids, checks and paisley fabrics and designed a simple-looking quilt based on a traditional nine-patch block. As a little twist, just one of the squares featured sheepdogs hence the quilt’s name, ‘Where’s Collie’!

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 out of bed and 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.

I’m wondering: What time of the day are you at your creative best?  Do you find there’s a spiritual dimension to being creative?

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