My Favorites

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Sunday---Precious Promises on Tuesday


Pray during this difficult time
Stay Safe
and
Keep the Faith!

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Sunday---Precious Promises


Do not neglect to do good 
and to share what you have, 
for such sacrifices
are pleasing to God.
Hebrews 13:16
Lord Jesus, you showed us the way, 
May we follow your footsteps 
in every way.  
Amen

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Sunday---Precious Promises


Beloved, let us love one another, 
because love is from God; 
everyone who loves is born of God
 and knows God.
1 John 4:7
Lord God, your love covers us. 
 May we experience 
and share that love 
as often as possible.
Thank You Lord

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Sunday---Precious Promises

The human mind plans the way, 
but the Lord directs the steps.
Proverbs 16:9
Lord God, you know us so well.  
Continue to guide our steps
 in spite of ourselves.
Amen

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Well--It's Not Working!!


This is a disappointing up-date.  The quilt top is not going together like everyone hoped.  Since, this project is a group effort, I have to go with the majority and everyone wants to scrap it.  I still do not know why this top offered us so many issues.  I know the original construction was not of good quality, but I really thought we could fix it.  Maybe the problem started on the cutting board??  At any rate, I will be putting the incomplete and completed quilt blocks up for auction on eBay this Sunday.  Maybe someone with more patience than my group of quilters can figure out this puzzle and have a nice queen size quilt.  As always, Happy Quilting!

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Sunday---Precious Promises


Blessed are those who
trust in the Lord,
whose trust is
the Lord.
Jeremiah 17:7
Lord Jesus, we trust
our lives into your hands.
Thank you for the 
peace we enjoy.
Amen

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Sunday---Precious Promises

When he spoke,
the world was created;
at his command
everything appeared.
Psalms 33:9, Good News Bible

Saturday, February 8, 2020

How Do You Fix A Quilt Top--Update


After much discussion and looking at options, we decided to take the quilt top apart.  Each block had its own issues and nothing was the same.  The blocks were not square, and even when squared there was still fullness.  We decided that the problem was the outside triangle.  So...….


We removed the triangle on each block pressed open the seam allowance.  Measured the block, which was 16" square.  Luckily, we found a vintage white fabric, that matched the center white fabric.  We cut it into 16 3/4" squares.  We then centered each circle on the newly cut squares.  Machine basted so it would stay in place.  I am now appliquéing the circles.  On Tuesday we will put the first row together to see if this works.  A second update will follow.  Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Quilting!

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Sunday---Precious Promises

For I know that my Redeemer lives,
and that at the last he will
stand upon the earth;
Job 19:25
Lord God, you are and will
come again to claim what is 
yours.
We give ourselves to you and 
look for that day to come.
Amen

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Sunday---Precious Promises


Kind words bring life,
but cruel words crush your spirit.
Proverbs 15:4, Good News Bible

Friday, January 10, 2020

How Do You Fix a Quilt Top??



How do you fix a quilt top?  Well, I'll find out.  I saw this colorful quilt top for sale and thought what a great top for my Lydia Circle to quilt.  Everyone loved it.  We were all very excited to put it in the frame and get started.  The goal is to complete it for our November 2020 Annual Silent Auction.

The plan didn't go well.  The quilt top puckered something awful.  The two borders were fighting with the blocks and the blocks had puckers all over.

A quilting friend and I are going to tackle fixing the top so that we may be able to get it in that frame.  Elaine had removed the two borders and had the quilt on a table when I arrived at church on Wednesday.  After we looked closely at the top, it became clear that we would have to take the top apart and address each block and individual problems.  Taking the top apart was easy and we soon discovered that #1 the blocks were not square.  We have a concern about the piecing of the blocks, but decided to do some heavy duty pressing and evaluate as we go.  Tuesday (our regular quilting day) Elaine and I will pack a sack lunch and stay later to work on fixing the top.

The colors and fabrics are so delightful in this quilt and the pattern so unusual we feel it will be a good offering for our Silent Auction.  We have time to get it ready-- wish us luck, I will keep you all posted and as always
 Happy Quilting!