" 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

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 !


  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. ;)

  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;)

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

    Aren't sunshiney days spend sewing just the best!


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