" 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, August 7, 2010

I'm slow to catch on.......


.......to some of these internet quilt designs.
I see this one all around, but didn't realize how fun the piecing was when you do it the 'modern way' !   As a quilter of over 25 years' experience, I naturally looked at it as small squares and strips.  Only when I visited the tutorial at Cluck, cluck, sew that is linked to in this post, over at Heather's blog, QUILT OR STITCH, how about both? did I learn the updated version. 
And it's so much more fun.  Just choosing two coordinating fabrics at a time, I cut them out, switch the middles, stitch them back together and, voila ! 
And as you can see from my blocks, you can change the width that you cut from each side of the block, and it changes the whole look of the block.  This layout started with 9 3/4 inch squares.  Some have been cut at 3 1/2 inches in from the sides, leaving a little square in the center, and the others were cut at 2 1/2 inches in, leaving a large center square.  I trimmed mine up to measure 8 1/2 inches (8 inch finished blocks)   I like the look of them mixed.
I don't know how many I'll make, but I'm having fun playing with them.

3 comments:

  1. Love it! I've been planning to do one, I just haven't got it going, yet. Don't you find it so relaxing to do this sort of project after one like your last one?
    Good to see your friendly hi at my blog, too!

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  2. I love the colours so cheerful,this is one that I would like to have a go at.
    Happy quilting.
    Georgie x

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  3. oh goodness i love these!!! i have an idea that this might be in my future. i love how you changed around the sizes of the centers. i have some christmas fabric this might work on.

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