Praise !

"NOW THANKS BE UNTO GOD, WHICH ALWAYS CAUSETH US TO TRIUMPH IN CHRIST !"

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.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Slow going on a simple quilt

Somehow, life just keeps interrupting this quilt.


It's a very simple design, featured on Connecting Threads website, sold as a kit made up of the Mastermind line of fabrics.  I wanted a larger quilt, and didn't need a pattern, so I just ordered extra stacks and fabric for borders.
Not my design.......adapted from a kit seen on Connecting Threads, just adding blocks and changing the border coloring

I finished piecing the blocks.......I simply cut the 10 inch squares at 3", 2", and 5inches, and switched out the middle piece for each block.

Today I trimmed the blocks down to 8 1/2 inches each.  I had thought that they would finish at that measure AFTER piecing the quilt, but lost more than I expected in the piecing.  So the quilt is going to come out a bit smaller than I had figured, but it will definitely be usable on a twin-sized bed.  Seth is still in a youth bed, but I've made bigger quilts for Zoe and Timothy, so I wanted Seth's bigger quilt to be the next one I send to them.

I'd love to make a quilt for Kelley and Tim's green bedroom, but she's sized me out by getting a king-sized bed.  I just don't make quilts that big.   I already don't know where I'm going to lay Seth's quilt out in order to see a good color placement of the blocks!

This fabric collection is so vibrant and out of my usual range/style.  The finish on the fabric is soft and silky, and I really like it.  I'm not prewashing the fabrics for the borders, since I didn't want to wash all the 10-inch precut squares.  It's a rare thing for me to buy a collection, but Connecting Threads makes the choice so affordable, especially when they go 40% off !

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