" 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


Friday, March 26, 2010

EDITED.....CHECK IT OUT ! Having a PIECEful morning !

Thought I'd play around with a charm pack

 that Wanda gifted me with several years ago......never found anything that seemed worthy of it before.  But I like this design that Wanda herself is playing with, offered in pdf form by Elizabeth Hartman for SewBabySew.

I'm sewing the strips together now, and going to choose a sashing fabric after the strips are made.  I think I like it with light sashes like this.

(Don't be confused.....this strip wasn't sewn together.....just laid out.)
I had laid out this idea with dark sashes and liked it too, but decided to try to actually follow a pattern for a change since my amount of squares is limited.

Of course, I never get ANYTHING done without it's allotment of cat hair, thanks to my constant sewing room companion, China.........

So, after a few hours, here's today's finished results.

I wish the photo did these colors justice.  There's lots of peach, and the brown is a pinky brown, then there's a goldish hue......ah, luscious !

I didn't quite have enough of the border fabric for the sashes, so two of them have a substitute fabric.  This was meant to be machine-quilted, but I think I may have to spend more time with it than that would require !
It only measures about 33 by 40 inches right now, so I'm thinking of adding an outer border.........undecided on that.  I think I'll live with it for awhile and see what it wants. 
Love it !
Thanks, Wanda Gayle, for the fabrics AND the idea !

4 comments:

  1. Great idea! But I am trying to figure out how that photo of the strips being sewn together matches the pattern. It doesn't... are you improvising on that part?

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  2. What a beautiful pattern to go with such pretty fabric! Can't wait to see how this one turnes out!

    China could come play at our house?

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  3. I like the colors in this, and I really like it with light sashing.
    I can relate to the hair issue, dog hair is always on everything I make, and is even a condiment at my house ;p

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  4. Nice editions to see the nearly finished piece! I can only image the lovely color and can't wait to see what borders might strike your fancy :) Thanks for the update! I'll sew on my pieces a little tonight with the new brother machine ...zoom zoom!

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