Friday, April 23, 2021

Quilt for Healing

I started this quilt for a man in need of complete healing. I'm sorry I cannot give you the name of the quilt pattern. I saw it somewhere online. I don't remember where. I cut most of the pieces for it with my Accuquilt Studio 2. 
I started out just fine,, but suddenly my quilt machine started "skipping a beat". Mr. Muddling and I both tried to figure out what was wrong without success. I put in a call to  Ammon Floyd (my hero more than once) and he diagnosed and has a part on the way!  One of the encoders is going out, but it worked perfectly well enough to finish this quilt! Thank God!

Here it is after quilting and getting the binding on last night.

And this morning in all its crinkly wonderfulness after a run through the washer and dryer.

I do love a quilt fresh out of the dryer, don't you!

I noticed the other day my pretty little clematis was being eaten, and lo and behold the culprit was still right there chewing. Not any more!
Kind of like life in general, isn't it? You're going along all fine and dandy and suddenly you discover that the devourer, that old serpent the devil is trying to destroy part of your life. It pays to be watchful and put a stop to it!

There are so many beautiful things around here, both inside and out that make my heart happy. Even the jasmine I thought had been killed in that freeze is blooming in the midst of dead foliage and putting out new foliage just as fast as it can! Mr. Muddling brought those pretty pink carnations for me this week, and my sweet neighbor gave me those wonderful stargazer lilies. Oh, the heavenly fragrance!

I'm sure you've noticed by now that life is full of both good and bad things. I choose to focus on the good, and I hope you do, too. We'll just trust God to protect us in the bad!

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Hugs and kisses,

Edited to add:  I found where I got the picture from which I made the quilt. It is in Becky A. Wright's  Quilts of Love and Valor. I used different measurements, but the pattern is hers!

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Just Hanging Around

I finished this one last night. It is for a neighbor who needs a quilt to comfort him, even if he doesn't know it yet.

His prognosis is not the best, and I've tried to put lots of pieces into this quilt that might make him smile. 

It's long and narrow, and so is he. It will also be good to wrap around his shoulders, if he should like to do that.

The backing is this pretty blue batik and the binding is a solid black. I pray it is a blessing to him.

Meanwhile, out in the back yard things are beginning to grow and bloom. Some things have not decided if they are coming back or not. But for the most part it is looking good.

I hope you are having a wonderful Resurrection Day!

Hugs and kisses,