" 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


Thursday, September 16, 2010

I got SOME sewing done today.......

......and was able to put almost half of the quilt up on my design wall......(otherwise known as the quilt hanging over the bed).  I trimmed down all of the blocks to 10 3/8 inches square (block-fairy was on vacation, I think) and I'm in the process of adding the pink and green triangles.  I cut them oversized, and when all are pieced, I plan to then trim the blocks down AGAIN to measure approximately 14 1/2 inches square. 
 I wanted to see what the sashing was going to look like.   I'm not sure how that's going to go with the skinny first and second borders, but won't know until I lay the ENTIRE top out, with the skinny borders going across the top and bottom, too. 

(Excuse me, I've got to say a few words to JoAnn, here).......Jodie, I am NOT using the most recent piece of fabric that you sent me.  I appreciate the trouble you had shopping long distance, but it just was going to look like a 'last-minute-add-on', no matter where or how I used it.  And it doesn't have any green in it at all.......this red print is MUCH prettier.  The quilt-top will probably finish around 87" x 90", unless the skinny borders look awful, in which case I'll have to eliminate them and the quilt will be a bit smaller. 

If it turns out to be too small for your queen-sized bed, it will look GORGEOUS on a wall, or on top of a cream-colored bedspread.........or on a full-sized bed.  Surely one of your grandkids will use a full before they move on to a queen-sized bed someday !

Sorry, readers,I just had to squeeze that note in.
Speaking of Jodie, she's entered a quilt that I made in the Shawnee Spinning Spools quilt show.  Her daughter was married in 1999, I think, and having half-adopted her to be my own munchkin at the age of 11, I insisted on making her a wedding quilt.  Jodie sent me a photo of the quilt this week......
The pattern was from an old Quiltmaker issue, and I think that it was called "Bed of Roses".  It was machine-pieced and hand-quilted.  This is the first photo I've had of it, since I forgot to get one before I gave it away.

3 comments:

  1. first of all the munchin lov's you auntie dot. the story is this, my daughter who hated to help me with housework loved Dot you know why she had an old ringer type washer that was electric and a certain day of the week was wash day. i go to work on these days and i am like so what are you up to today and she is like oh its my auntie dot day, we are doing the wash WHAT you are doing her wash what is the deal, oh mom she has the neatest washer and i LOV using it. the moral is she really loved being around dot. you are also entered into the show with the awesome duck quilt !!!! but you and i both know that hand quilting and machine quilting compete terribly so we will see what this judge did last night. mary ellen said they were still judging when she left so she did not know if you got any ribbons or not.
    you know how to judge fabric, and since i could not find the exact pandolph fabric it is fine, smaller will work i dont want to take away from how awesome it is for a bigger size
    it is GORGEOUS !!!
    thanks luv jodie

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  2. What a beauty this is becoming! It looks very involved, and is just beautiful! Thanks for sharing your progress.
    :-}pokey

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  3. welll girls she won a ribbon i emailed her the pictures last night

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