Running with an idea and five happy things

My priority project is the Autumn Star quilt. Progress came to halt when I ordered fabrics for the borders, binding and backing.

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Border-less Autumn Star 

These took longer to arrive than I’d anticipated so rather than down sticks I decided to run with an idea that had been swishing around in the rather hazy back of my mind, draw a quick plan and realise it in fabric. It has been a lot of fun rifling through my fabrics and, I confess, purchasing a few more 🙂 to fussy cut 5″ squares ready to make an I-Spy quilt.

 

 

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Fussy cut charm squares

The blocks have come together really quickly. I hope to be able to complete the quilt top alongside working on the Autumn Star (fabrics have arrived, been washed and are now ready to cut and sew). I have been taking photos of the method I’ve been using to make the I-Spy blocks and plan to publish a tutorial here very shortly. With this plan in mind I was super happy to read Yvonne Fuchs post informing us that she and Stephanie (aka ‘late night quilter’) have agreed to share in the work of reviving Tips and Tutorials Tuesday – hurrah! This was one of my favourite quilting link parties as it encapsulated the best of this on-line community with bloggers sharing helpful information gleaned from their practical experiences (good and bad) of patchwork and quilting. It was also an ideal platform for sharing tutorials with a wider audience than would be reached with an unlinked post 🙂 Check out the link to Yvonne’s post for the proposed scheduling of Tips and Tutorials Tuesday.

Although there hasn’t been much time to post on the blog this week I have been taking photos with the intention of linking with Amanda for Five Things Friday. A day late, here are five things that have made me smile this week:

1  Fussy cutting so many cute fabrics for the I-Spy quilt(s) – see above

2  Seeing the beautiful soft rain drops clinging to my sweet pea plants

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3  The return of Tips and Tutorials Tuesday

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4  The joyful truths we sang at the children’s Holiday Club Service:

Our God is a great big God…

He’s known me and He’s loved me

Since before the world began

How wonderful to be a part of God’s amazing plan…

5  Having our children and son-in-law staying with us for the weekend 🙂

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Allison

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About allisonreidnem

New Every Morning – About Me 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. 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. (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.
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One Response to Running with an idea and five happy things

  1. Oh, your Autumn Star quilt top is gorgeous! Love the colors and can’t wait to see the finish!

    I’ve been really wanting to make a habit of writing more tutorials. I’m so happy they’ve decided to revive the link up party! Looking forward to joining in! Thanks for sharing your happy things, Allison. Have a wonderful week! ❤️

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