Banners for Lent


521545_488758154519866_679491655_nWe are a week into Lent.  The ladies finished the Lenten Banner project and we dedicated them to God’s glory on February 17th.  It is always a delight to see how others take a vision, use fabrics from their own stashes, sew and assemble the blocks, and then all the banners are hung together.  The overall impression is one of unity, yet every quilter’s uniqueness and creativity shines.  It is an excellent illustration of who we are called to be as church, gathered for one purpose, yet diverse and beautiful in our worship and service.  Thanks be to God!

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1 Corinthians 10:31  So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

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WIP Preview


DSC_0835There have been a few mentions in previous posts of the Lenten Banners that the Quilters are working on.  Here is a brief glimpse of my progress.  The blocks are really easy, 12.5″ square cut in half at any angle that pleases, a contrasting strip of purple sewn to join the two halves back together.  Then turn the block 90 degrees and cut in half again, inserting another strip.  Then trim the block back to 12.5″.  The banners will be three blocks wide, and four blocks long (36″ x 48″).  I am also working on a matching stole.  The deadline is the first Sunday of Lent, February 17.  I better get at it!