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.


Friday, May 16, 2014

A baby quilt of faith -- Blogger's Quilt Festival second entry

Linking up to the 2014 Spring Blogger's Quilt Festival, this is the second quilt I'd like to share.  This one is entered in the 'hand-quilted' category, and I would appreciate your vote if you really like it.  The actual name of the quilt is........

Dandelions Near The Steps

This is a baby quilt made from the simple desire to sew !  The design is my own, just something to showcase the solid-colored fabrics, picking up the ones that are featured in the dandelion print.  The finished quilt measures 36 inches square.

The batting is Hobbs' Heirloom Premium 80% cotton/20% polyester.
I used Connecting Threads solid strips and a Valori Wells dandelion print for the top of the quilt.

I regret to say that I don't know the maker of the backing fabric, but I am thankful to my friend, JoAnn, in Oklahoma, for continuing to send me her scraps (big scraps!)

 I pieced a few of the gradating solids from the front of the quilt into the back, since I needed to piece it anyway.
I decided to hand-quilt this one since it would show up so nicely against the solid fabrics.  

I love how the light coming in from the window shows all of the contours of the quilting lines.  

Once again, Lottie-dah wants to claim the quilt for her own.   Can't believe I haven't made this girl a quilt yet !

  The quilt has been gifted to a beautiful young woman who is believing God for a baby girl, and has already named her, Abigale Marie Hope !  God IS hope, isn't he..........praise God for all our babies, no matter how old they are, or how long we have to wait !  God is faithful........why can't we be FULL of FAITH?

Thanks for stopping by .   I hope you enjoy the festival and that you find lots of interesting, new-to-you blogs to follow !


23 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilt - the Baptist fan quilting in the daisy print is so striking.

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  2. Very, very nice!!! Nice to visit your blog and get to know you!!

    Blessings

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  3. What gorgeous striking quilt. I really love your cat too by the way. Probably if you made a cat quilt she wouldn't be as excited about it. That always seems to be how it goes. :)

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  4. Dolly, your baby quilt is gorgeous! Ever thought of opening an Etsy shop? Table runners and such....can't help wishing. I buy square quilted table toppers and love them....made in China! blessings to you!

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  5. What a sweet colorful quilt...I like the contrasts in it. Beautiful design and stitching! :)

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  6. Very pretty! I love the Baptist fan quilting!

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  7. a very pretty little baby quilt - the colours just glow!

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  8. Very sweet! Love the solids. And your quilting in both outline and the Baptist fan really compliments the design! Well done!

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  9. The quilting on this is just marvelous!

    Indeed, why can we not be full of faith?

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  10. This is really Cool. Thanks for commenting on my entries too.
    "And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:7

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  11. What a cheery little quilt and I love the back as well.

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  12. Beautiful! Amazing colors choices and layout.

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  13. Very unique. Love the baptiste fans!

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  14. I just love everything about this quilt - the jewel colours you've used, the nicely balanced design and of course your even and precise hand quilting. Beautiful job!

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  15. I love a well-executed gradient - great work! That strip of colour down the back is perfect and finishes it just right.

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  16. What a lovely baby quilt! Love the fans and straight quilting together!

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  17. I love the colour changes in this quilt and think your hand quilting is gorgeous!

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  18. What a beautiful quilt!! So bright and happy. =)

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  19. I just love the contrast of the solids with straight quilting and the pretty pastel print with the baptist fans. Very striking.

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  20. Wonderful colors, very creative:))

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