Praise !


The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear?The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked came against me to eat up my flesh, my enemies and foes, they stumbled and fell. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear....Psalm 27 1-3
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, August 4, 2012

I need a twin-sized quilt.....

...for my own bed.

Since moving into this home and down-sizing to a twin-sized bed, I've been making-do with larger-than-couch-size quilts, or with store-bought WONDERFUL microfiber blankets.  But it's time for me to get started on a quilt that will actually cover my toes this winter.

I'm thinking of using this tutorial, and extending the length of the quilt an extra three pieced-block rows.  I  like the varied colorations I've found of this pattern, like this and
this one

 that I don't have a link for, but have labeled "  Blushoz from Germany".    

 But I may need to buy background fabric (gonna try a little somethin' I've got first.).  Speaking of background fabric, have you seen the sale going on over at Connecting Threads for a couple more days?  Their solids and Mirage fabrics are on sale for $2.96 per yard !

These are the fabrics I've got set aside at this point.  Most of them were in a baggy, being collected from all the fat quarters that JoAnn sends.  She always slips a few into any commission that she sends for me to work on.......she's just sweet that way !

Anyway, it turns out that although they've been picked up here and there on many shopping trips, most of them will go together wonderfully in ONE quilt (actually, while I have them out, I hope I'll be smart enough to cut extra squares to put into more than one quilt).

What's holding me up is the fact that I haven't yet RE-TRANSFORMED my little bedroom back into a sewing room.  So, although I have access to my ironing board and my sewing machine, I have to set up a cutting board in the kitchen/diining area, and that creates too much of a mess to leave out for more than an afternoon.   And this looks like I could be cutting for several days, not to mention squaring up blocks as I go along !  Ooh, it sounds so fun, I've just got to make it happen !

In other news, the baby shower is this afternoon, so I hope that the little 'River' quilt will be a happily received gift among all the always-welcome diapers and cute clothing !


  1. I like this quilt and like the colors you have. I love how when we put lots and lots of colors together, they all work, even if a few of them might not work if we tried to use a smaller group.
    I'm guessing that if I had a quilting studio as large as a house, or even as large as the workshops a lot of men have, it would still get filled and I'd still need better organization.
    Will you quilt this one on your vintage machine too? I will be forever grateful that you were able to get those feed dogs lowered and convinced me I could achieve that too!

  2. I know River's quilt will be a big hit at the shower today.
    Glad you are excited about beginning a quilt for your bed. Such pretty fabrics to work with. Keep us posted.


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