Praise !

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.


Thursday, November 17, 2016

More String-Piecing

For the past week, I have been giving string-piecing another try.

This was my first one, if you'll remember it with me.......

  I ABSOLUTELY LOVE MY PASTEL STRING QUILT that I made a few months ago.  It is my all-time favorite quilt that I have ever made.

Well...........lately, I have been staring at a ziploc baggie of dark strips that I had leftover...ones that were too dark to fit into the pastel quilt.  It just kept nagging at me to make another string-quilt, but there weren't enough strips there to make a couch-size quilt, and I didn't want to cut more strips.
So, I grabbed 16 paper foundation squares and started piecing, using this white fabric with tiny black confetti pieces scattered on it, as the strip down the middle of each block.  I fell in love with it after about 5 blocks !
Here is the final result, measuring approximately 45 inches square.  I can hardly wait to see it quilted and wrinkly from the laundering..........ALTHOUGH, it already looks scrumptious while it's nice and FLAT.

As you can see, I even went so far as to piece a piano-key border.  I'm not totally sold on my pieced corners in the borders, but wasn't sure what to do about the strips changing directions there.

My computer suddenly isn't playing nicely when it comes to my editing my photos, so I wasn't able to crop or adjust coloring or brightness.

Update on hubby:  It's been 3 weeks since his second session of chemo treatments, and his 100.6 fevers have started again.  Also, yesterday morning, I woke to the sound of something hitting the floor, and I rushed into the kitchen to find him lying on his side.  Somehow he lost his balance and fell.  He wouldn't let me move him, so I called for an ambulance, remembering that the first time he fell, in February of 2010, he broke his hip.  But, blessedly, after examining him, the EMTs determined that nothing was broken, and we refused transport to a medical facility.

With his spleen so swollen from the Lymphoma, we were concerned about internal bleeding, but after waiting an hour for his doctor's office to open, he felt well and we decided that there was no real harm done, PRAISE GOD.  But he requested that his walker be brought into the house from storage, and I no longer feel comfortable leaving him alone unless really necessary.

His next chemo is scheduled for December 1st, but I don't think we're going to have a big Thanksgiving dinner here at home.  His eating behavior is too erratic for me to spend the money on a large meal that may not get eaten with just the two of us here.  Maybe we'll be blessed with the Thanksgiving meal from some other source.  There is family around....I just have to get over my shyness about asking !

Monday, November 7, 2016

FINISHED, FOR SALE....Tweaking Tradition

I finished this quilt today, and I wish that it would photograph as good as it looks.
The color is a little off in this photo, due to me finishing after the sun had left my window.

My husband has even watched it's progress with interest, and that happens RARELY.
Color is pretty accurate on this photo of the finished top.


The finished size is 47 inches by 51 inches.........a nice, very generous lap-sized quilt, especially good for use at church ( I LOVE to take a quilt to church),  or for someone in a wheelchair. 


Once again, this quilt is actually two-sided, and the color-scheme is definitely gender neutral.  I think that a man OR a woman would be pleased with the coloration, which is truly vibrant.



The pieced portion of the top is quilted in one inch horizontal rows, and the borders are quilted in one inch vertical rows.
It has a 80% cotton/20% polyester batting, thus making it soft and pliable, yet breathable.


I am offering this one FOR SALE.  My asking  price is $165.00.
I consider that a starting point.......feel free to make me an offer.