Strawberry Jelly


It only took two years.  I began this quilt in March 1014.  I’ve had all the material necessary to complete it, other stuff just kept getting in the way.  The Quilty Guilt is back up and running and this was a rather large project for a domestic machine, the blame could be assigned there.  I’m glad I am one UFO closer to reaching this year’s goal to clean all of them up.  Mostly it’s quilting tops, I have only three or four partically cut and planned.  I’m getting better.

Pink is not my colour.  I love some of the fabrics in this, and it turned out quite nice.  I have a dear friend who will love it.  I’ll try to get it in the mail the beginning of next week.  It should arrive close to her birthday.  Maybe she will stop begging now.  Hahaha.

John 11:44 – The dead man came out, his hands and feet bound with strips of cloth, and his face wrapped in a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.”

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Mystery Quilt #2


I’ve been sewing, and cutting, and quilting, and imagining.  I did finish the Lenten stole in time for worship last Sunday.  Another quilt made as a farewell gift for a couple who moved to the other side of the mountains is being bound by W. who offered to complete it.  Two down, two more up.

One is an accumulation of fabric at this point.  There has been a request I design banners for Pentecost.  I have collected scraps and pieces of fabric from yellow through orange to red.  I want it to be very textural.

The other quilt is a Mystery Quilt.  About a month prior to the first step being posted there was a 2 1/2″ strip exchange in the group.  Each person sent off 20 width of fabric (WoF) pieces and got back a lovely selection of fabrics.  There were three pink/burgandy ones.  Not my favourite colour.  Naturally, my only logical decision was to use them as the foundation for the MQ colour palette, since this may be another one of those quilts I may give away.  The coloured strips are now cut.  Next – the background fabric, which is a very pale pink with a barely darker peach pink geometric pattern.

DSC_0334Isaiah 23:18  Her merchandise and her wages will be dedicated to the Lord; her profits will not be stored or hoarded, but her merchandise will supply abundant food and fine clothing for those who live in the presence of the Lord.

Just One More Thing


A week or so before Christmas, Facebook threw a page I might like on my news feed.  It was a quilting page, over five thousand members.  Silly me, I liked the page and now see great quilt projects a dozen times daily.  There are some beautiful quilt pictures posted that really get the creative juices flowing.  Boxing Day a member posted the first step of a Mystery Quilt.  I wasn’t really interested until people started posting pictures of their fabric selections, finished blocks and I went snooping around the quilt stash at the church.  A confluence of temptations.  Needless to say, I have completed the first step and cut the pieces for the second.  And, wouldn’t you know it, my sewing machine decided it needs maintenance.  Which sucks because the closest technician is an hour away.  I just might have to take a road trip tomorrow.

DSC_0305The floral fabric is older.  There were two 36″ bolts of it in the church stash.  I have no other clues as to its age.  The blue batik was something I had bought thinking it would work with another project I had already purchased fabric for.  It didn’t.  The white is a bit stark, a pale orange or pastle pink probably would have worked better for the light background, but both those colours are not prominent in my stash, I care for neither.

I think I presently have well over a dozen projects at various stages of production.  Another one won’t make any difference!

Daniel 2:19  Then the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision of the night, and Daniel blessed the God of heaven.