Praise !

"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
I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy; for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;
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 !

Blessedly, I spent the morning watching this little one.........she crashed for a 45 minute nap around 10:30 this morning, after arriving at 7 a.m.

Since she's my grand-niece, I assured her that she TOO is one of my grandbabies.  She loves coming here and I love having her.  Everyone needs a baby in their life ONCE IN A WHILE.

As soon as she left, I grabbed MYSELF a nice nap and then got back to work on this quilt top.

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.

4 comments:

  1. It's going to be beautiful! I use my 15-88 treadle. And I put it up against a large table. Then I put a wooden tv tray/table immediately to my left. Don't know if you have enough room for that, but it works for me. (May I hold the baby too?)

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  2. Ohhh,look at all the pretty triangles! AND A BABY!!! Hey, I get nursery duty on Sunday at church so I'll get some baby time then too. With 6 babies under a year at our church I can always find one to hold. :D

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  3. What a sweet lil' tater tot you have there!

    Love the new colors and the traingles for the quilt! Can't wait to see the whole thing.

    Long arm quilting would be awesome!

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  4. oh my gosh i love it cant wait to see it done
    jodie

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