Sunday, January 12, 2014

Another Saturday Night

We just got word on Thursday that our pastor had been hospitalized.  I started work on a quilt for him.  There were some interruptions (aren't there always?) but by Saturday night I had it ready to quilt.  It was loaded on the frame at 8:30 Saturday night.  I got to bed at 4:30 Sunday morning, but the quilt was completed, washed and in the dryer.  Glory to God.  The background in the collage above is the backing fabric, a Phillip Jacobs design.  Isn't it pretty!  And you KNOW I like those churn dash blocks!

The good news is that he is back at home.  He will have to have some real rest and time for recuperation, but home is surely a good place.  There are lots of love and prayers sewn into this quilt.  I believe he will feel that.  He and his family showed us such love and compassion when we showed up there broken and battered after our sad experience at the church we had attended for nine years.  They will always have a special place in our hearts for that kindness.

And lest you think it never gets cold in Texas, this photo is from a trip my Sweetie took to Dallas this week.  We had frozen bird baths here, but since there is no fountain in our back yard, I don't know if that would have frozen or not. LOL  I'm just glad to be back to our regularly scheduled weather here!

Speaking of Mr. Muddling, he took the quilt out of the dryer this morning (I was asleep) and hung it outside and took pictures of it before taking it to church.  I am definitely keeping him!  

In posting this I'm thinking about Sarah of Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  She and her group of quilters have such a vibrant quilt ministry at their church.  It is amazing how much can be done when there is a will to work.  I hear she's writing a book!

I do love making quilts - the whole process is just so enjoyable to me, and that I can bring happiness to someone with one of my quilts just makes it that much better.

I hope you are doing something that brings you joy!

Hugs and kisses,


Empty Closet Quilting said...

That quilt will be such a comfort to your pastor as he recuperates!

Karen said...

My gosh! When you set your mind to something there is no stopping you.
It is a wonderful quilt!

katyquilts said...

Wow! You sure got that done fast! It is beautiful. I love scrappy quilts. I am sure your pastor will love it. And your hubby is definitely a keeper! Amazing work, Elaine!

Exuberant Color said...

I think you must be related to Wonder Woman!! I'm sure he will feel the love from this quilt.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

What a sweet thing to do for your pastor. Yes, I'd have to say that your hubby is definitely a keeper!

Sheila said...

Wow. What a beautiful quilt. Love what you did with the simple churn dash block pattern. Your pastor will love it.
Oh yes. Your DH is a definitely a keeper.
Stay warm there in Texas.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Elaine -- that's wonderful that you could put together a quilt in such a hurry -- and it's beautiful. And Mr. Muddling! You have him well-trained!!!

Susie Swanson said...

Beautiful quilt. You can make any kind of pattern you want to. I know your pastor will love this. Take care, Hugs, xo

Michal Woodruff said...

Oh wow. This is my kind of quilt. I love scrappy quilts the best. I've never seen so many different pieces used in a church dash before and I love the look. I hope your pastor soon heals. We are tight with our congregation too. You're a big family and it's hard when someone isn't doing well. Happy Quilting!

Wonky Girl said...

You know i love that scrappy churn dash quilt. It looks great finished and washed, how comforting it will be.