I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy; for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;
"NOW THANKS BE UNTO GOD, WHICH ALWAYS CAUSETH US TO TRIUMPH IN CHRIST !"
The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear?The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked came against me to eat up my flesh, my enemies and foes, they stumbled and fell. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear....Psalm 27 1-3
Psalm 31: 7, 8
And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; thou hast set my feet in a large room.
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.