Festival of Quilts 2018

Thursday 9th August is the opening day of Festival of Quilts. The largest annual quilt exhibition in the UK is held at the NEC (National Exhibition Centre), Birmingham, slap-bang in the centre of England. Many of my friends are going and I’m excited for Viv who has taken Purple Stitches to FOQ – she’s on Stand H11.

I’ve never been to the Festival but this year I’ve sent a quilt for the first time. ‘Carrie Nation Variation’ is entered in the ‘Traditional Quilt’ category and is number FO68 in the Competition Catalogue. A friend has kindly offered to take a photo so I’ll be able to view my quilt hanging in the gallery 🙂

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Saturday Quilting Bring & Share

A warm welcome to Saturday Quilting Bring & Share 🙂 Join in this virtual sewing day: Bring along the project you are working on and share the quilty conversations that have caught your interest over the past week. Add your bring and shares in the comments section at the end of this post.

My ‘bring’ is some foundation paper piecing. I’ve designed a table runner and now I’m testing out my idea in fabric and writing the pattern. The runner has a some straightforward foundation pieced blocks and some crazy patchwork panels. I’m hoping making the table runner and practicing these two techniques can be developed into a workshop.

EQ7 foundation patterns

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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! 😀
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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New site for New Every Morning!

Candy Hearts by New Every Morning Patchwork and Quilting
Candy Hearts Quillow

Welcome all! Please take a look round the new site and save the link!

A love of fabrics and colour and a desire to combine practicality with beauty have been my inspiration.

Patchwork and quilting have become a bit of an obsession.

I also love teaching the art of quilting.

Look out for news of my new quilting patterns, too!

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.

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Bumping along and design wall update

Before I begin in earnest I’m very pleased to be able to share some good practical advice from Colleen re. cutting the cable of the IKEA Dignitet hanging system. We got into difficulties when we cut the cable and the ends frayed. Go to my post about creating a design wall and read Colleen’s advice in the comment section 🙂 A Tigger I am not, nor ever have been! … Read more