Love..

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Love never gives up. Love cares more for others than for self. Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have. Love doesn’t strut, Doesn’t have a swelled head, Doesn’t force itself on others, Isn’t always “me first,” Doesn’t fly off the handle, Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others, Doesn’t revel when others grovel, Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth, Puts up with anything, Trusts God always, Always looks for the best, Never looks back, But keeps going to the end. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7 MSG)

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Patchwork

I’m going to save this picture for when he is older and doesn’t want to do them… “Remember, you once enjoyed this.”

Little Man doing dishes

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Small Projects

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I’m so thankful for Merrie at our local fabric shop. She has let me take home small projects to do for the store. It allows me to figure out new techniques for quilting and overall gain more experience and confidence in what I am doing.

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“Eat, Play, Sleep, Repeat”

Here’s a quilt I put together for a very special little girl. I enjoyed working with the bright colors, and then applying some applique. The Moda Bake Shop is where I found this cute pattern.

Satin stitching around the letters

Machine Quilting

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“Home Sweet Home”

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 This past fall I put this sign together as a sample for our local fabric shop in town. The pattern came from Laundry Basket Quilts by Edyta Sitar. I like making these signs because they can be done in an afternoon and make great gifts. It also allows me to do some free motion quilting, which I really enjoy as well. So far I’ve done my girl’s names, “faith”, “faith, family, friends”, “give thanks”, “hugs and stitches”, “merry Christmas” and “old quilts”.
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My “Happy” Quilt

I put this quilt together over the summer. I saw a picture of it in an issue of Fons and Porter Love of Quilting magazine and I fell in love with it. It’s such a cheery quilt. I told Marc that it was going to be the “pick me up” quilt when we were sick or not feeling well. It also travels with us in the car whenever we go on a big trip. One of my most favorites.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pattern can be found here: http://www.shopfonsandporter.com/product/Stars-of-the-Past-Digital-Quilt-Pattern/patterns

This is the Fabric line I used: http://www.minickandsimpson.com/fcc_Charlevoix.pdf

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It’s been some time, but this is good.

 

“If there’s anything in life that we should be passionate about, it’s the gospel. And I don’t mean passionate only about sharing it with others. I mean passionate about thinking about it, dwelling on it, rejoicing in it, allowing it to color the way we look at the world. Only one thing can be of first importance to each of us. And only the gospel ought to be.”

C.J. Mahaney, The Cross Centered Life, 20-21 

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