" Do you not know?
Have you not heard???

The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth." Isaiah 40:28

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10

Jesus said,
"For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

But if you do not forgive men their sins,
your Father will not forgive your sins." Matthew 6:14,15

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Praise the LORD -- chalk up another finish for 2010 !

This one's a done deal  ! 
I'm going to have to stop and count how many quilts have been finished this year since the LORD led me to learn how to machine-quilt !
For the binding, I cut strips from all the leftovers that I could find, and angled their ends before joining them. 
Then I tried to balance the color all around the quilt.

I wound up not quilting the border at all.   I attempted to free-motion quilt, and the machine kept skipping stitches.........I don't mean one or two stitches.......I mean for about an inch and a half it wouldn't stitch, and then it would start again !   After doing this twice, and my checking to see if everything was right about the machine, I decided that the borders were MEANT to be left plain.

This is a birthday gift for a family member/friend who will be 81 or 82 in January, and who is in the nursing home.  The size finished at about 54 x 76, which should cover the top of her hospital-type bed.

I need a good name for this one, as I've called it several different things while making it.  I don't remember seeing anything like this before I started;  I was just inspired by the simple block when I saw it in a very unsimilar quilt setting. 

 Now today, I ran across a quilt that really reminded me of this one, though the design is a little more structured, instead of so off-kilter, like mine.  So funny to run across it today as I was finishing mine. 

One other thing that I can share now is this little quilt that I made for best Okie pal, JodieAnn, known in my comments as Anonymous. 

It's sadly small,.....only about 16 inches square, I guess.  I started a wall-hanging for Jodie way back atleast 23 years ago, and this one appliqued block was as far as I got.  I made her a totally machine-sewn one instead, which included a pieced sewing machine and  pin-cushion, if I remember right.  The makings for this wall-hanging went into a shoebox and sat on my shelves all of these years.  I pulled it out a few weeks ago, and decided to finish the one block for her, and do some 'big-stitch' quilting with embroidery floss, as I've admired that kind of work around the 'net lately. 

Tuesday was her birthday, and although she received this little quiltie in time, I shamefully forgot to wish her a happy day that day.  Jodie, please forgive me, and know that it's been a crazy week around here.  All excuses aside,  I love you, girl, you know that !


  1. This quilt is so pretty! Garden Paths, that is my name for it. You have the flowers in nice boxes and such pretty paths and stepping stones to go around the garden. :D
    I like how you decided the borders wanted to be quilt free. ;)

  2. It sure is pretty, I love the rainbow sherbet-y pastel "paths". How come in my Google Reader I saw your finished mosaic of quilts, but not here? I'm gonna have to find out how to do that...

  3. I was thinking Garden Walk...it's simply beautiful, but not like your heart!

    What an awesome blessing to have friends and be a friend!

  4. the quilt is gorgeous
    i have the wallhanging sitting on my couch so when people come to see me i show it to them. it is gorgeous, i love the colors and we know how i feel about your hand quilting!!!
    it is crazy this week for me. i just finished carolines santa wallhanging buttonhole stitiching it rather, and now i need to decide on a border. and my sister will help me with the whimsical for the buttons etc. i need to do so much and my son is coming on tues with his family, oh my gosh i am excited. luv you jodie


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