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.
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 !
" 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