Praise !

Trust in the LORD, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37: 3,4

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.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

A day without quilting....

......is like a day without sunshine.  Blessedly, today I had plenty of each.

 While the snow continued to melt, outside, I wanted to play, inside, without committing to a big project; so, I decided to try some string blocks.  I cut 4 squares from typing paper, 8 1/2 inches square, and used a gently striped fabric for the center diagonal strip.  Then I just kept adding strips on each side, using the scrap bag containing leftovers from Judy's cross quilt, and MaryLee's Diagonal Gardens quilt. 
I trimmed them up, put them together to make a square on point in the middle, and quilted them free-motion.  I backed them to make a pillow for my glider-rocker........I bought a pillow from the second-hand store a couple of months ago and forgot all about making a cover for it.  I guess today was the day !
And since no quilt is complete without a cat giving her approval, I present China, nesting.
This serves as a welcome and a shout-out to my newest follower, Annie, whose kitten slept in a basket on her sewing table the entire time she 'played'.
China usually sleeps in the sewing room, but she's recently  discovered the down comforter on my bed, and has started spending her days there.  This is quite a compliment for my quilt, as there was plenty of comforter left for her to sleep on, but she still chose the quilt !

3 comments:

  1. I love your pillow! I have yet to try a string block like that but it is on my list. The free motion quilting looks GREAT!
    Cats on my bed? Cats on a quilt?? Not in this house!!! Oh yeah, I don't have a cat. ;)

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  2. What a cute pillow! Such a great use of leftovers. I spent some time sorting my scraps over my break, need to find time to use them ;)I love scrappy items, they are so much more visually interesting to me!!!

    Your cat is adorable and she has great taste too;)

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  3. Love the new header, the pillow and the kitty!

    Aren't sunshiney days spend sewing just the best!

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