" 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


Saturday, March 20, 2010

National Quilt Day.....my contribution--"Hosanna"

I took today's opportunity of free time to finally finish this little quilt.  It measures approximately 21 and a half inches square. 

I began this project last Spring, while I was staying at my brother and sister-in-law's house.  I only had access to my brown fabric drawer and my dyed fabrics, as my other fabrics were all stored away with my quilts at another brother's house.  When I picked the project up last night, only the center was completed.  Looking through my green fabrics, I found this print for the border.......if you could see it up close, you'd see that it looks sort of like tropical fern fronds or something, so it reminded me of palm leaves.....thus, Hosanna.

They brought the donkey and the colt, placed their cloaks on them, and Jesus sat on them.  A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.  The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted,
 "Hosanna to the Son of David!"
"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD!"
"Hosanna in the highest!"

I just made the design up out of my head, and I'm disappointed on looking at it now, to see that it's not dimensional at all.  But it speaks to me of that time in my life and says where my head was then. So, with Easter approaching quickly, I decided that I wanted it to be a finished project.

I keep wanting something to hand-quilt on, something small and portable, but this wasn't that project.  I could see in my head how I wanted to quilt it, so I started on it last night, doing the lines across the center first.   Then today I quilted the borders and the 'rocky hill'. 

I could not master 'bubble quilting', but am satisfied that I achieved the look that I wanted.  And praise the LORD, it's nice and flat !

4 comments:

  1. I love this one, Dolly! Your quilt lines DO add dimension, and your fabric selections are great. Won't your house be well dressed for Easter? Aren't we glad to serve a Christ Who isn't on that cross anymore?
    :-} pokey

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  2. this looks beautiful....i love the pebble quilting that you did.

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  3. This is incredibly evocative! And beautiful and I'm so thankful you shared it with us!

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  4. Great job, I really like this one!! Lovely work.

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