Tuesday, April 26, 2011

2 Psalm blocks and a camera

"River of Delight" is for Psalm 36. "How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings. They feast on the abundance of your house; you give them drink from your river of delights. For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light." Ps 36:7-9

"Prairie Flower" is for Psalm 103 and is the final block I am making for my niece's quilt. "As for man, his days are like grass, he flourishes like a flower of the field; the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord's love is with those who fear Him....Ps 103:15-17

My plan was to sashing these together with black fabric and border it with grape vine fabric that I have leftover from my Women of the Bible quilt. The colors in these blocks are a little different though and may not go as well with that fabric. So I will have to see how it all looks together.

This next picture is the first I took with my new camera that I got for my birthday :-)  It just came in the mail yesterday and it was late till I could play with it...due to waiting for the battery to charge.  This shot of my sewing room may be TMI as you can see at least 2 of the cat beds in here and the dog collars off for the night. I'm kind of like an 8 year old that loves to keep trinkets and stuff around to look at... which leaves the not the neatest of sewing areas and this room shows it. 

And here is the first picture of Elinor with the new Canon Elph. She's not as annoyed as she looks...or at least I didn't think she was.  She is sitting on yet another sewing room cat bed. The girls are such big helpers in here, they deserve the best :-)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Just One Star and a Broken Heart

I was inspired by a recent Covered Porches post to join in and make a quilt block for the quilts being made for soldiers.  You can get the pattern to make one too for the Just One Star challenge that Moda is holding. Moda needs to receive them before May 1st.  I made mine out of scraps I had in my stash...and in looking for what to use became inspired to clear out a draw of fat quarters and scraps working them into either the 'scraps to be cut box'...see previous post :-) or into my wall cupboard that has the fabric sorted by colors.  Reorganization and clearing out is always a good thing.
This Psalms block was actually finished about a week ago but the pressing was not attempted and the photo not taken until today. I'm not showing the back :-) but it came out better than I first hoped. Pressing these blocks still has a ways to go on the learning curve.
This block is called Broken Heart and is for Psalm 34
I sought the Lord, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears. The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, and He delivers them. The Lord is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Ps 34:4,7,18

Elinor went up to check out the beautiful blue sky.  She is a little camera shy but held her spot for just long enough.

Haven't started a pieced scrap quilt yet because I got distracted by this at Log Cabin Quilter.  I now have it mostly stitched down...had to move the pocket and still need to re-do the carrot.