" 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


Friday, May 13, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Festival

My quilt festival entry is this quilt that I had finished during my hiatus !














Remember this one?  The leaf blocks that I had stored away for YEARS, and finally broke out and pieced together with center blue scrappy squares is now a finished quilt.
I  machine-quilted it.
I started out with the intention of closely stippling behind the leaves, quilting veins into the leaves, and then doing a large allover water-swirly design in the center blue squares.

But after doing a bit of backgrounding, I realized that the quilting would be heavier on the edges of the quilt than in the center, so I decided to just do the close stipple/meander over the entire quilt.

It turned into a bit stiffer quilt than I intended, but since it is really a good visual quilt for hanging on a wall, that's not a problem.
I pieced the back from bigger pieces of leftover blue prints, and added in a free-pieced tree block that was made at the same time as the leaves.  That makes the quilt a horizontal quilt from the backside.  But I put the sleeve on vertically for the quilt to hang widthwise over my couch.

I hope you enjoyed seeing this one finished............I really like it !
You can see more beauties from links at Bloggers' Quilt Festival, 2011..

8 comments:

  1. Your quilt is lovely. I feel as so if I'm looking at a crisp fall day. Heaven!

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  2. so beautiful!! love it all. the leaves are lovely and the quilting looks great. thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  3. I love this quilt. It reminds me of fall in Vermont.

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  4. Thanks for showing this...love your color choices. And the fun quirky back is great. So glad it is not hidden away any more.

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  5. That quilt is a thing of beauty! Imagine pulling a block from the cupboard setting in motion a creative process turning into this fabulous quilt - way to go! Thank you for sharing!

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