Saturday Quilting Bring & Share (34)

Welcome to Saturday Quilting Bring & Share. I wonder which projects you will be bringing along to this virtual sewing day and which quilty conversations have got you buzzing this week? If you’d like to share a link to your latest project or add to the conversations in this post please do use the comments box at the bottom of the page. Thank you!

Behind the Palm House, Kew by Allison Reid
Behind the Palm House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

I’m making slow progress with my projects at the moment, partly because I’ve had some lovely days out (see my photos of Kew Gardens drenched in warm October sunshine here) and partly because I’ve been working on a long-term goal. This big goal of mine is to translate my patchwork designs into patterns . It’s taken me a lot of time and effort to get over my tech-phobia but I have now established a rather laborious, but not ineffective, way of using EQ7 and Microsoft Word to produce patterns. Writing patterns takes time, and that time has taken me away from my sewing machine…

So it is with some pride and much relief that I share with you my latest pattern, published under my label, ‘Sunrise Patchwork Patterns’. The Patchwork Star table runner requires just five fat quarters to complete the top plus additional fabrics for the backing, wadding and optional binding. The instructions include three ways to make the Half Square Triangles used in the pattern plus two methods to complete the runner – one with binding the other without binding.

Ptchwork Star Table runner pattern by Allison Reid

The pattern is available in two PDF download versions from my Etsy Shop, AllisonsPatchworks. One download has been configured to print on A4 paper, the other on US Letter paper.

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Saturday Quilting Bring & Share (29)

Welcome to Saturday Quilting Bring & Share 🙂 Take this opportunity to bring your latest project along to our virtual sewing day and share in the quilty conversations that have caught our interest. To join in just leave your comments in the box at the end of this post.

Hampshire Open Studios ended on Monday so I spent the start of this week clearing away the quilt display in my sewing room, through the corridor and into the kitchen. At the end of the week I transformed the sewing room into a guest room. Before my sewing machine and table were packed away I managed to finish the table runner I’ve called ‘Into the Woods’. I added fancy stitching to the crazy patchwork panels and machine stitched the binding in place.

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‘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