" 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

Thursday, January 6, 2011

ZigZag, second day of piecing

I had a nice afternoon with Allyssia, and then got right back to work......actually, I even snuck in a little piecing while she was here, she is so sweet.  Her mama told me not to bother giving her a bath right away, as she hadn't finished her lunch yet.......she was covered in chocolate, and I was handed a ziploc baggy of pizza pockets !  I told hubby that that meant that I couldn't get any pictures when she headed straight for my dollies, babbling "babby!"   But, I couldn't resist, and snapped a few anyway..........hey, it's been a long time since I could document some good ol' PIG-MOOCHIES.   And don't think I didn't grab me some, too, Kelley !

Back to the quilt-piecing..... 
working on the diagonal like this, as I piece the squares into diagonal rows, some rows are completed before others, starting at the upper right hand corner.  So, each time a row is completed, I add it to the previous finished ones, thereby piecing the long row seams as I go.  This way, I won't have a gazillion rows to sew together at the finishing of the quilt-top.
I came across two turquoises that were SO CLOSE in hue that they may be indistinguishable in the finished top.   It may look like I made one double row of the same color through the middle of the quilt.  I'll just have to wait and see.   I didn't dare remove that near-color set of strips, as the quilt-top is already pretty limited in size. 
According to my count, I've now pieced 17 out of 27 rows.  I did 9 yesterday, so that's not bad, getting another 8 done today.   I think that it's because I've worked out a nice rhythm to my method now !


  1. Love the colors you are working with! Cute little angel to visit with you today - how nice.

  2. Allyssia is just darling, looks like you had fun!!


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