I make prayer quilts. I was in a very long line at the funeral home and of course you talk to the people in the line with you. As I caught up with an old friend I found out his SIL had cancer. His brother and I graduated from high school together many years ago. My thoughts went immediately to I need to make her a prayer quilt. So in December 2012 I gave her this quilt. She sent me a thank you that has touched my heart.
Since December 2012 I have had this thought running through my head. Make a prayer quilt and give it to someone to give to someone who need prayers and comfort. Well I have finally done that. Last week I meet with a friend of mine and ask her if she would like to do this.
This is the quilt I gave her. I ask her to prayer about who should receive this quilt for at least one week. I told her I don't need to know who she gives the quilt to but I would like to know that she gave the quilt.
This is what is on the label.
May this quilt be a sign of God's loving, healing presence. May it warm you when you are weary. May it surround you with encouragement when you are discouraged. May it remind you are surrounded by the prayers of others. This quilt was made especially for you with love, hope and prayers. Each knot represents a prayer that was said for you. Hold it, touch it, wrap up in it....always knowing you are loved.
I hope my leap of faith comforts someone special.
My present sewing project is another prayer quilt for a lady going through cancer treatments. Today I found out a co-worker has cancer. How do I find the time to make another quilt?
Pink is February's color for the 2014 rainbow challenge. I have decided I can do Get Your Mrs. Claus On Project. If I can make a rainbow doll quilt each month I will have many quilts. Here is the start to a pink doll quilt. I still have lots blocks to make. I may not get one made each month but I will be pleased if I can get a few made.
Bow tie blocks
I need your help with my blue blocks. Tell me if you like the top border or should I take it off . I would like to give this quilt to Quilt of Valor but I need to make it larger and I don't know what kind of borders to add to the blocks. With the red border the quilt is 32x32. I look forward to your suggestions.
I did make a couple of more pink blocks this week. I am going to make more pink bow tie blocks for a doll quilt. Today I also worked on pink Beads Of Courage bags. I should have them finished this week and be able to post next Saturday.
I also finished my blue half square triangles. Now I need to find sashing for these blocks. I am planning on donating this quilt to QOV.
This baby quilt will be giving to the hospital gift shop. I will deliver it tomorrow when I volunteer.
I got a lot of sewing done this week-end. I will have more to share next time.
I have made a few blue string blocks. I have all my 3.5" blocks squared up. I need to lay them out so I can sew them into rows.
I finished the binding on the zig zag quilt. As you can see my zigs don't necessarily zag all the right ways. I didn't know notice this until it was sandwiched together. I am still giving this baby quilt as a gift. But I will make another one and get the zag zag right.
I need to make the binding for this baby quilt that will be given to the hospital gift shop.
Sharon at Vroomans Quilts is always sharing QAL, swaps, helpful tips, etc. Sharon is a very giving quilter and a delightful person. Sharon is how I found the QAL Good Night Irene. I decided to join the QAL since I have lots of 2.5" squares in my scraps and this would be an awesome way to I use them. I went over to Terry's Treasures and told her to sign me up. Good Night Irene QAL started in January so you still have plenty of time to join in.
row 1 and part of row 2
I really like how this is coming together using up my scraps. I can see another Irene quilt in my future to make. Thanks Terry and Sharon for the inspriration. Go over to Terry's blog and look at everyone elses