After washing this quilt and hanging it on the clothesline to dry, I got a new appreciation for it's simple beauty.
One year when the holidays were getting close, my girlfriend, Jodie, asked me what I would like for
Christmas. Knowing her huge stash of fabric, I told her that I would just like to have the fabric for a "Burgoyne Surrounded" quilt. As I recall, others in our guild were teaching and making their own versions of this pattern. Well, she said that she'd go one better than that. Not only would she give me all the fabric needed for that quilt, but she would hold an all-day quilting day at her house wherein I could get the quilt top cut out and mostly pieced. (Actually, I'm reminded, she even cut me out all the strips for the quilt-top, herself !)
Thanks, Jodie Ann ! Wish I could be there now that you're retired to help you pull all those quilts out of your imagination and under the needle !
I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy; for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;
"NOW THANKS BE UNTO GOD, WHICH ALWAYS CAUSETH US TO TRIUMPH IN CHRIST !"
The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear?The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked came against me to eat up my flesh, my enemies and foes, they stumbled and fell. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear....Psalm 27 1-3
Psalm 31: 7, 8
And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; thou hast set my feet in a large room.