........I finished the borders that I crazy-pieced the other day, and they came out just like I had hoped !
|It turned out such a nice size for the quilt rack.|
He poignantly pointed out that, since the commandments are being removed from most public places, our kids and grandkids just don't see them if they don't see them in our homes. So, from that moment on, I kept thinking that I could make a little wall quilt with the commandments. It took me a while to be brave enough to attempt fitting them all onto a piece of white background fabric, fearing that I would run out of room, or not balance it all well.
It turns out that spacing wasn't a problem, but I did go a little wacko. I wound up mixing new and old language together, using the word 'you' some places, and then 'thy' in the same commandment. I may make another attempt at this some time correcting that, plus the 'You shall not covet' command........since it should be elaborated on to say 'your neighbor's wife, goods, etc.'. After all, we ARE told to covet the greater gifts !
Oh, well,..........this one will do for now, I think, and it is a very good daily reminder. I know that Jesus said that all the commandments are summed up in two........Love the Lord thy God, and Love thy neighbor as thyself; but I feel that it doesn't hurt to see just WHAT other things that covers !
I've hesitated sharing the photo, because this has felt like a very personal project to me, but I think that it would be wonderful if others felt led to display the commandments in their homes too, in whatever format they desired, so I'm sharing this with you friends.
I've had a request for measurements, so although I've given them in the reply, I'll add them here for those who don't read the comments.........
The overall size of this quilty is about 22 x 29 1/2 inches.
I measured the finished white area, and it is now about 15 1/2 x 23 inches. I spaced the lettering in lines 1 inch apart, drawing the lines lightly with pencil. I also drew a line down the center to divide the two halves, and lines 1 inch in from left and right sides to keep from lettering too close to the borders. I started with an oversized piece of background and then trimmed it down when finished writing. I used a permanent fine-line Sharpie pen, going over each letter an extra time.
For the borders I cut thin fabric at 3 1/2 inches wide x more than the length needed, did my crazy-piecing on them oversized a bit, and then trimmed them to 3 1/2 inches when finished piecing.