At the last post I left you off here:
Things can change when it comes to fabric and thread, especially when there is a quilt shop involved.
I happened to visit (okay, it was planned – don’t you scope out the quilt shops when you travel?) a quilt shop that had the same fabric that I was using from my stash.
When we have sweets in the house my husband will say they “call out” to him. Well, I have to admit, I have the same problem when it comes to fabric. The fabric I found was not happy until I put it in my basket and that made me very happy.
In case you didn’t notice my 4 panel wall hanging turned into a 6 panel piece. A little big for a wall hanging and a little small for a lap quilt.
Hummmm, what to do, what to do, what to do……
As this quilt grew, I did wonder what I was going to do with it, though I really did like the thought of keeping it. I tend to pray when I quilt, usually for the person I am making the quilt for, but in this case, when I started there was not an intended recipient.
However, that changed when I added the fabric sashing. The cream borders would be a perfect place to use for autographing and I knew just who the owner would be. There is a Godly well-respected man in our church that was recently diagnosed with a devastating disease that will too soon take his life.
This quilt is called “Southwood’s Prayers” and my hope is whenever he or a member of his family use this quilt, they feel the prayers of their church family and others that love them.
Little did I know the one panel wall hanging I was making would become a 12 panel lap quilt full of memories.
What quilt have you made that became more than you intended?
Enjoy the journey, Jackie
P.S. I think I may have enough fabric to make another for me…..:)