" 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, December 9, 2010
All my blocks are pieced !
With all of the blocks done, now I need to find time and space to lay them all out. I was aiming for 60 blocks, to make a quilt measuring approximately 48 x 80, for a twin-sized hospital bed. Supposedly, I needed 55 inches of white in order to overcut the background triangles and have enough. But somehow, even though I had 2 yards of the white, I ran short.
So I've pieced the 58 blocks that I had enough background for, and will attempt to make the top with 6 blocks across and 9 down, for a total of 54 blocks on front. That should measure about 48 x 72, requiring a 3 or 4 inch border. That's fine........it really needed a little width anyway (my blocks had to be cut to come out at 7 3/4 finished rather than 8 inches because the laundered fat quarters would not give me 4 9 inch squares each)
This may be the largest quilt I've yet attempted to machine-quilt. There is a lady at Church that owns a long-arm quilting machine (or so I've heard)........I may talk to her about using it. If not, I'll need to go somewhere to baste this one and then attempt to quilt it on my old faithful Singer 15-91.