Flower Cakes and Charms


I have a soft spot for fabric lines.  I don’t have to make the effort to co-ordinate colours and patterns.  This was one of those lines I couldn’t resist.  I bought a layer cake, a charm pack, and a couple yards.  I separated them into blues and purples.  (Of course I want the latter for myself …)  I’ve wanted to do a sampler sort of lap quilt for some time using pinwheels.  I made them using the 5×5″ charms and bordered them with strips from the layer cake fabric.  Throw in a few modified nine patches and a couple log cabins and voila!  Very pretty.  I titled it “Song of Solomon 2:12” chosen for the flowered fabric and flower quilting.  It gave me a chuckle, people grabbed a bible to look up the verse and then asked, where are the turtledoves?!

This one I donated to our church’s annual bazaar.  It sold.  A congregation member purchased it as a baptism gift for her new grand-daughter.

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Song of Solomon 2:12  The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.

Making Short Work of It


I finished the Rainbow Log Cabin top.  Pictures coming soon.  I started to organize the left over scraps and in doing so, decided to throw together another project that has been on the bottom of my list for some time.  I wanted to use up extra blocks I had from my very first quilt , scraps from the Ordinary Time banners and the Ordination Stole, strips and blocks from the Trip Around the World, and odds and sods from NM’s Snowball quilt.  I began Friday and finished up the blocks Saturday night, almost …

DSC_0882I had no other plans for the fabric and wanted to get it out of my stash.  So this is what I ended up with, a Crazy Sampler quilt.  Since there was no plan or pattern, it sewed up really quick.

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Once I laid out all the blocks I came to the realization that I will have to make one more block.  I’m greatly pleased with the way that this one turned out, to the extent that I am keeping it for a less randomly constructed Sampler.  What is one more project?  Really.  DSC_0885

2 Corinthians 8:15

As it is written, “Whoever gathered much had nothing left over, and whoever gathered little had no lack.”