Saturday, February 24, 2007

2 hours ----- in one day!

Today I had the house to myself for a couple of hours and decided it was time that I get to sew! I haven't sewn anything in several weeks. Everything has been sitting there on my sewing table, just staring at me. It always seems like something else had to get done first. You know what? The dirty house isn't going anywhere - it can wait a while.

I was able to get this top pieced. It is going to be a lap quilt. The colors aren't exactly accurate in the picture but they are close. I am going to piece a few more flying geese for the border and then put them in a wide black border. I am going to quilt it with some varigated thread.

Monday night I am teaching a ladies' bible class. Usually our preacher's wife teaches but she has been asking for volunteers to help her out every once in a while. We are using a book about trying to manage our chaotic lives. The next chapter is called "Is your life a crazy quilt?" The point of the chapter is do you have a plan for your life (a pattern) or do you just take whatever is thrown at you (a crazy quilt). In general the author is saying we need to have goals! could I resist teaching a class that mentions quilts!


quiltpixie said...

this is a beautiful quilt! I love the colours you've used.

Sewcatherine said...

Hey Sarah, I finally made it around the ring again. It sure does take a long time now. Anyway, saw your quilt and thought, "hey, i've made that pattern." then scrolled down a bit and saw mine!! I am so glad that it inspired you. Love your colors. It is such a happy quilt. Best, Catherine

Helen said...

How could you resist indeed?

I did an 'object lesson' in church a few years ago using a quilt to teach the Trinity. The front of the quilt is Jesus, the part that is revealed to us. The backing is God, the foundation (which we don't usually see when a quilt is on a bed) and the batting is the Holy Spirit. Like the batting you can't see him, but when you wrap the quilt around you he is the unseen omforter. Well something along those lines. I guess it is not totally theologically accurate, but the kids got the idea that God is with us in everyday life and we only need to look at an object like a quilt to remember that and to take comfort from him.