Praise !

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? I Corinthians 3:16
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.


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Reminds me of snowflakes !

Speaking of which, we're supposed to get a FEW tonight....nothing more than flurries, the bigger amount expected to fall in the eastern part of Tennessee.  I am SO READY for one beautiful, 6-inch snowfall, the kind that blows into every crack and crevice of trees and fences !

Back to the quilt-top, though........lookie what I 'threw' together over the last few days.

 In an effort to declutter my little home, I've been cutting out quilt designs that catch my eye, from catalogs and magazines, trimming them into 3 x 5 inch pieces, and stapling them together .  I can then leave them lying around where they play the siren's call, without having a big mess covering every surface.   Well, one of the designs I cut out recently was a bit of a quilt that was shown as a kit in Connecting Threads' recent catalog. 

Now, let me make it clear here.....I generally don't buy patterns, because I don't NEED to.  I'm blessed with the ability, praise God, to usually be able to look at something and  figure out how to make it on my own.   If that offends someone who designs patterns, I'm sorry;  I don't mean to be unethical, and I always try to give credit for the inspiration or original design.

 Well, this one kept calling to me, and I dug out the quilt kit that Wanda gave me as a housewarming gift upon my purchase of this little home of mine.  Some of the blues in the kit didn't quite go with the kit-pattern's design, so I 'borrowed' them for this project.   JoAnn had also sent me some blue fatquarters that she was not too fond of, and they seemed to work perfectly too.  Since the design was easy to figure out, just 5 stars and 4 ocean-wave-type blocks, I made blocks Saturday and Monday, and I am just CRAZY about this little thing !

 I still want to add borders of some type, but you can see that it can't hang from my quilt rack if it gets much bigger.   I've been doing simple square and rectangular designs for quite a while now (and loving them), but I have to admit that the triangles definitely give this quilt it's pizazz !   Of course, I'll also admit that having to trim down each triangle square for precision's sake was a huge pain in the 'down under' !

Still.....................totally worth it !

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