" Do you not know?
Have you not heard???

The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.

He will not grow tired or weary,
and His understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary,
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:28-31

"The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary.
He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught." Isaish 50:4

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

And on a cloudy, rainy day........

.......we get 'er done !
                                                                     The quilting, that is !
I did a little practice on a few scraps and a small piece of batting, just to get my tension right. 
Then I decided that I'd just meander-quilt the border.......if I didn't like the looks of it, or the process, I'd do some straight-line quilting in the middle of the quilt. 

Well, that went alright, so I moved on to the blocks, quilting one vertical row at a time.  Wonderful,........except for the CONSTANT breaking of this cotton-polyester thread, the quilt progressed quickly, and I was done before you know it ! 

I guess it was around 11 a.m. when I began, and I stopped to fix lunch, and to run and get another spool of said HATEFUL THREAD (wasn't gonna change horses in the middle of the stream, mind you !), and I finished around 4:30 p.m.  Not bad for an afternoon. 
After doing the entire border, and 1 vertical row of blocks, I found that I had created a pleat on the back !   There was just too much quilting over it at that point to take the stitching out, so my flaw will remain.   I blame it on too little basting........pin OR thread, and I think it's just fine for a 'using' quilt..  I mean, I regret it, but I'm not pulling my hair out over it !
After trimming up the edges, 
I lay the quilt on the bed for photos in the last,waning light of day. 
  I love shadowed quilt photos ! 
Tomorrow, I'll figure out what I'm going to bind it in, and begin that little job........hopefully. 
 Actually, you never know what a day will bring, so I"ll just say,
 Praise God for a productive afternoon !


  1. I just love this quilt and admire your attitude about boo boos! Quilts are hugs from people we love, and yours is about as loving a hug as it gets!

    Congratulations and can't wait to see what you pick out for binding!

  2. it gonna be another beautiful piece of art !

    wish tomorrow come fast....

  3. Lookin good! I like the meandering quilting, and how quick it is. One of the best things about quilting is that the little guy gets to be wrapped in a tangible piece of nana's love :)

  4. It looks wonderful! I love the meandering look although I still need some practice.

  5. this is stunning...you did such an amazing job quilting this, and so fast too!!!! don't worry about the pleat. it can be your Amish addition of a quilt error.


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