" 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


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

6 more days to decorate our blogs with hearts !

Then we can start looking for 'Springy' themes !   Woo HOO !

Today was a very good day........lots of sweet baby time.  I watched Allyssia for 10 hours while her mommy was at her new job, house-cleaning/sitting with an elderly home-patient. 

Baby-girl was very good, including an hour-and-a-half nap in the morning, and quiet play that allowed ME to play at my Autumn Blues quilt-top just a bit more.  I won't bother with a photo tonight, as I'm close to finishing.  I got half of the blocks sewn into rows and then into half a top. 

Thank you for the generous enthusiasm over it.  The leaves were pieced many years ago when I pieced the ones that are in this quilt.  I guess I couldn't decide on a background, because I pieced about the same amount of leaves on a blue background as I did on a light background.
The light ones weren't even pieced for the quilt in which they wound up.  There was originally a quilt in an issue of Quiltmaker that was all leaves and I collected the same fabrics that were featured in that quilt, and used the pattern, but that's where the similarity ended.  That's the only quilt design for which  I remember ever actually trying to purchase the exact fabric that I had seen made up in the original quilt.

The blue-backed leaves got put into a little plastic shoebox, and I revisited them often.  Finally a few days ago I got the idea of making the blue scrappy nine-patches to set alternately with the leaf blocks.  But when I lay it out, it just struck me as being too traditional for my current quilt-mood.  So I arranged the leaves around the ninepatches, which really became just a scrap-square center, and I was much happier with the new look.  I had one leftover leaf, and lacked 3 nine-patches to fill in the center, so I made 2 more nine-patches and threw in a green leaf for starting Fall's descent.  


Photo taken at same time as  previous shot.......not updated with today's progress.
Some people get the blues when Autumn comes around, with the foliage dying and all, but I'm always so ready for the change in temperature, and some good in-house recreation (quilting, sewing, or knitting at my age, don't get any other ideas now !) that it's kind of refreshing to me, and one of my four most favorite seasons.  So, I'm dubbing the little quilt, "Blues of Autumn", or "Autumn's Blues".  Which do you like?   You can wait to see the finished quilt to decide. 

Once again, this will be a small quilt,.......6 blocks wide by 8 rows long......7 3/8 inch blocks......approximately 44 x 59 inches, unless I add some kind of border.

2 comments:

  1. LOVE the quilt! I like AUTUMN BLUES. Reminds me of those beautiful clear blue skies when the leaves have changed. Autumn is my FAVORITE season and I'm so thankful to live in a place that experiences the seasons to the fullest. We get mostly YELLOW color here in the fall.

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  2. I'm one of those who gets the blues in autumn, I just LIVE for spring when everything is coming back to life, the birds are singing, everything is green.....
    But that is an absolutely marvelous quilt no matter what it's called!

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