A couple years ago, a relative of a church member donated a bunch of quilting material to my church. This individual’s best friend, who was a quilter, passed away and left them all her quilting material, sewing machines and notions. This gift was the seed for a quilting group to start at the church. This is the first of the quilts I have managed to finish and was sold at the annual Christmas Bazaar.
The block is called “Block in a Box” and was quilted by The Quilty Guilt. Using a chain piecing method it sewed up much quicker than other projects I have finished, especially since the center block was 8″ x 8″.
It was purchased as a Christmas gift for a young man who also received a ‘big boy’s bed’.
Rejoice, young man, while you are young, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth. Follow the inclination of your heart and the desire of your eyes, but know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment.
At the beginning of November, with the church bazaar approaching fast, I embarked on designing a nine patch quilt. Something quick and simple to donate for sale. I had a jelly cake roll that would fit the project perfectly. This is the end result.
The layout reminds me of a map. I added two other fabrics from my stash to make the quilt crib size. The quilt was priced at $125.00, I donated my time, only wanting the cost of the fabric. A deal! It’s still available.
In the cold and snow of winter there’s a spring that waits to be,
unrevealed until its season, something God alone can see.