‘Into the Woods’ – a table runner in the making

Close up 'Into the Woods' by New Every Morning Patchwork & Quilting

Yesterday I posted some fabric options for the sashing and borders of my latest design, a table runner called ‘Into the Woods’. I increased my options by visiting¬†Purple Stitches (how great is it to have a local quilt store?) and bought a half metre of an Alison Glass medium value, yellow/green fabric.

 

Today I woke early and made the most of the time before heading to Church to piece together the table runner top. I’m pleased with how the colour of the sashing draws attention to the little golden yellow flowers printed on the light background fabric. The crazy patchwork panels along the top of the runner are supposed to represent distant trees, mountains and sky while the panels along the bottom represent the woodland floor (that’s the nearest I’ll ever get to be an artist!).

Close up 'Into the Woods' by New Every Morning Patchwork & Quilting

After stitching together ‘Into the Woods’ first thing this morning it seemed very fitting that our Church service opened with the hymn ‘How Great Thou Art’ by Stuart K Hine which includes the verse:

‘When through the woods and forest glades I wander

And hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;

When I look down from lofty mountain grandeur,

And hear the brook, and feel the gentle breeze;

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God to Thee,

How great Thou art! How great Thou art!

Then sings my soul, my Saviour God, to Thee,

How great Thou art! How great Thou art!

I hope you have had an enjoyable weekend with opportunities to stop in ‘awesome wonder’, taking in the wonderful creation around us. Hine’s hymn reminds Christians to thank God for His Creation – rather than idolizing the creation itself – most especially for the gift of His Son, Our Saviour, Jesus.

Allison

Saturday Quilting Bring & Share (25)

Isn’t strange when a visitor from a foreign country describes a visit to places in your own country that you’ve never seen? Carole from North Carolina shares photos, memories and some historical background to a river trip along the Thames through part of London, UK. Maybe it’s about time I did the same? I’d have to travel a fraction of the distance covered by Carole to get riverside! ūüėÄ
Creative Spaces Week 1It’s always interesting to take a look at other quilters’ sewing spaces. Now there’s a blog hop series to follow through July and August called ‘Creative Spaces Blog Hop’. Christa’s before photo of her creative space gave me hope!
Have you tried ruler foot quilting? I’ve seen a few demos on You Tube and seen the rulers for sale at quilt shows but have been feeling resistant to trying something new. Leah Day gives a brief and helpful description of ruler foot quilting and how it fits alongside walking foot and free motion quilting. Hum! I think I might give it a go – more equipment to buy….

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Crazy Patchwork – a quick tutorial

Crazy patchwork was all the rage in Victorian times (go to this link to see pictures of antique crazy patchwork). ¬†In her book ‘The Crazy Quilt Handbook’ Judith Baker Montano maintains: For the last quarter of the nineteenth century, crazy quilting was definitely the ‘in’ thing to do. ¬†Every woman had to have a crazy quilt. ¬†The more intricate and busy it was, the better. ¬†It hit every echelon … Read more