Hexagon Squirrel Quilt Project

This must be the longest gap between posts that has ever happened here on New Every Morning Patchwork Quilting 😳 A full month between posts! As we all know a lot can happen in a month… I won’t burden you with a month’s worth of patchwork goings-on in one post (‘phew’ I hear you say!) instead I’ll share a finish.

Contemplating layout changes on my design wall. The green fabric is from my stash and not the fabric I actually used for the borders.

Way back on 28th May I posted a photo of a partially pieced quilt top. I’d just decided to alter the design slightly from the Hexagon Hip-Hop pattern in the Lintott’s book, ‘Layer Cake, Jelly Roll and Charm Quilts’. My version has complete hexagons extending into a wide border. The border fabric is a ditsy floral on a green background from the Amelia range by Makower. I’m really happy with how this matches-up with 1930s style prints of the layer cake hexagons.

I used a darker floral print from the Amelia range to make the binding. For the backing I opted for a text print (this and the Amelia prints were purchased from Purple Stitches, Basingstoke).

The quilt measures 65″ long by 60″ wide. I used a walking foot to echo quilt a wavy line design with a 2″ gap between the stitching lines.

I finished this project in a burst of uncharacteristic speed in order for it to take pride of place in my display at the Whitchurch Craft and Art Fair on 4th June. The venue was lovely, right next to the clear, fast flowing waters of the River Test and the historic Whitchurch Silk Mill.

Sad to say footfall was low and I didn’t sell any of my products to visitors but fellow stall holders kindly bought some things and signed up for my patchwork workshops 🙂

There are places available at each of the workshops I’m running in July. There’s the introduction to patchwork Bargello on 16th July and a fun piecing day on 30th July when I’ll be teaching techniques to piece an I-Spy quilt. Click the Workshops tab at the top of this page to find out more.

If you can’t make it to a workshop but would like to be part of a learning community then you are very welcome to join my Facebook group, Patchwork Beginners’ Learning Hub. Please answer the membership questions so I can welcome you into the Group 🙂


My first Dresden Plate and another new ruler

Whaoo! I woke in the middle of the night and couldn’t get back to sleep. I crept down to my sewing room and set about cutting out the shapes to make my first ever Dresden Plate. Crazy, I know but it was on my mind when I went to bed… I used the Darlenne Zimmerman Easy Dresden ruler that I bought two years ago and which, until last night, I’d never lifted from it’s packaging. (I should explain here that I do have a bit of a quilt ruler habit – my ruler collection continues to grow – read on to discover more!).

Dresden Plate Segments and Ruler by Allison Reid

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