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

The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth." Isaiah 40:28

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10

Jesus said,
"For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

But if you do not forgive men their sins,
your Father will not forgive your sins." Matthew 6:14,15

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

It's bedtime !

But it's quilted !

The reason I didn't know who this quilt was for, yesterday, is that I had started out to make my third grandchild a quilt for his first birthday.  I had a nice big piece of flannel that his Aunt Jody had procured for him, ..... green with little turtles all over it (in honor of his mommy's lifelong turtle collection).  Well, somehow in the planning of that quilt, this one slowly took over and appeared.  When it was finished, I could see that the turtle fabric just would not be right for the back, so I didn't think it was HIS quilt. 

But, Leslie said that the right fabric would always find me, and she was right.  The funny thing is that the quilt-top looks like I chose colors from the sailing fishing-village fabric, but I didn't!  In fact, when I see the new turquoise/red combinations in quilts, I usually cringe..........I can't stand those colors together........until now.
 Before going to bed LAST night, I already had the fabrics picked, laid out, and ready to cut today.  I went right to work on it as soon as I could today, and when finished, I lay the 3 layers on top of two cutting mats on my bed, and proceeded to pin-baste with my basting safety pins.  I started the machine-quilting, fussing everytime the hubster wanted something to eat.........can you believe that he thinks it's alright to eat THREE times a day.  Now a  normal day might call for that, but NOT a day WHEN I'M QUILTING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anyway, as you can see, he didn't slow me down too badly !  I now need to choose binding fabric(s) and get to work on that so that I can get this little jewel mailed off to Seffers in Oklahoma.  His birthday is tomorrow, May 19th (actually probably today while you're reading this), and I never thought his first birthday would come with me still having never met him, or held him, or kissed him, or smelled his little head !  OH !
But praise the LORD for today's communication devices and photographic wonders !  He's still my little munchkin, I'd know him anywhere, and I"ll just make up for lost time when I DO get my granny hands on him !
I totally should give credit to Film in the Fridge for her inspiration over the months.  After seeing so many strip quilts on her site, I guess the idea just decided to manifest itself if I wasn't going to actively pursue making one !  And, as I've mentioned before, the backs of her quilts, and the ones from Rita at Red Pepper Quilts, have totally changed my quilting life !  Thanks girls !


  1. I love it, it is the perfect little boy quilt!
    I love the fish swimming under the sailboat.
    Happy birthday to Seth, all of the photos of him are just darling:)

    Lol, who needs food when in the middle of a project! And three times a day? ;-)

  2. I adore the stripes! It has such a modern art feel. Gorgeous!

  3. this is amazing...i love that backing fabric. that fishing village fabric is awesome. you did such a great job and so fast too! i am glad i could be of some inspiration

  4. My youngest DS is named Seth and his pet name is Sethers too! Hope you get to hold that grandbaby soon. I know he's going to love that quilt -- just like I do!


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