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Monday, February 18, 2008

Sneak Peek

Yesterday we had another snow/ice storm come through. This time church got canceled, as well as evening youth group. As much as I want to get the house back in order, I believe that God knows what He was saying when He asks us to take a day to rest. So for the sake of my heath, I left the mess in the house and decided to spend the day working on the quilt for our room.

I have been slowly piecing it together over the last year and a half. The quilt will have 14 rows of 13 blocks each. Yesterday, I made a lot of progress. I ended the day with all 14 rows sewn in their strips. I also got 3 of those strips sewn together. After I attach the remaining 11 strips, it will be ready to start quilting.

I laid out all of the strips on our bed so that I could see how it would look finished. I was really happy with it, but I will just show you a portion and wait to take a picture of the completed quilt once it is done.I have been very blessed in that my Aunt Audry let me dig through her stash of fabric and let me just take what I wanted to make this quilt. She also showed me how to get it going and showed me some neat tricks to make it go together faster and more precise. This week her husband, Uncle Joe, was sent home from the hospital with at home hospice. He has been fighting cancer for over a year. Not only was yesterday a day for me to rest a bit, but it was also an opportunity for me to pray for my Uncle Joe, Aunt Audry, and their family as I worked on my quilt.


Anonymous said...

Love the pattern and colors you are using! I would love to learn how to quilt. I am currently working on a Tapestry hanging for our living room, and some toss pillows for the couch. Wish me luck!

Reflections. said...

Looks great! How are you going to quilt it? I've been envisioning some quilts but a lot of other projects in line first. Look forward to seeing the finished project!

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QuiltedSimple said...

I really like the pattern and colors of your quilt - can't wait to see the finished product.

By the way - I tried your pudding/cheesecake/chocolate desert - the pan is gone after just 1 1/2 days. . . YUMMY


The Beginning Farmer's Wife said...

Thanks for the compliments. I'm sooo excited to finish it. It will be fun to see it quilted too.

Bradley Barnyard Beginnings - I saw your pillows and your tapestry fabric on your blog. Very fun and farmy!

Reflections - My aunt has a quilting machine that we will use to do the quilting. It is probably around 10 feet long. I wish I could describe it, but I have only seen it a couple times and didn't look that closely. I would love to have a quilting bee sometime though! Maybe for my next quilt . . .

Quilted Simple - I'm glad you enjoyed the dessert. I think I might need to make a pan just for me. :)

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