" 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, November 6, 2010

A tribute to my grandson, T.J.

He was so cute the other day........he was playing with his transformer, and going down a whole checklist (I just know he'd heard his daddy or someone doing this before)......

bags packed.......check
wings out........check
motor powered up......check  (I'm sure this is not what he actually said, but you get the picture).

So, here goes.......

fabrics chosen.......check
design determined.......check
pieces cut.......check
layout pieced......check
top basted........check !

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh............I could not figure out how or where I was going to baste this booger, measuring 53 x 65.  It was too cool to baste outside in the windy yard today, and I called both the church and the senior center but could get no live person to answer at either place   I even moved things around in my sewing room to no avail........just not enough room. 

Hubby wanted me to measure and see if I could use the living room, even though I'd be in the way of his football game.  I told him that there was no way, but we persevered, and by putting one of the frame's legs at each end of the back of the couch, I was able to baste all around 3 sides while standing, and then scoot my rear along the back of the couch, sitting, while I basted the fourth side.  It was funny, but it worked !  Lousy photo because these old trailers have no overhead lighting.)
But.........quilters will prevail, praise the LORD !
I wanted a rectangle/square sequence, simple blue and white quilt, like the above photo, but it was going to take a gazillion of these boogers, and I figured out that if I added the big center square, I could go with about half as many. 
So here's the actual block........(and, no, it isn't a swastika, and I don't even want to go there.....I saw something like that get out of hand on another blog, and it's uncalled for.  That's why I'm glad the design of the finished quilt isn't real clear.)

the finished quilt is nice-looking to me......I'll show you a better photo once it's quilted, LORD willing........I mean, it's a bright, clean-looking and happy quilt.  I found a nice blue plaid to go on the back of it, very men's-shirting-looking, that measured 60 inches wide, so I didn't have to piece anything.

1 comment:

  1. Keep to the goal, sofa or no!
    Fun picture, Dolly.
    :-}pokey

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