Hi All! September was a whirlwind and passed by in a flash! Wow! And it’s Fall! So excited for cooler weather and long nights! I’ve decided that 6 weeks, 8 tops, is all the Summer weather I need, no matter where I live!
I’ve been busy making and will catch you up on all of my makes soon, but right now I’d like to share my Build A Quilt flimsy.
Build A Quilt is Angela Walters’ version of a block of the month. This was my first time participating but it was her 3rd annual BAQ. I believe there were over 1000 participants this time around, the majority of those being online.
There were 10 blocks total plus a finishing kit. Each month we met for the block pattern & fabric and a quick semi-demo + tips & tricks for the monthly block. They would record the meeting and put it online for those participants who aren’t local and their block patterns and fabric would be mailed out. She and her staff also post video tutorials on YouTube for each block. The weather here and the pandemic caused us to have to skip a few months of meetings but it was still fun and I plan to do it again. The 4th Annual BAQ starts in November.
There were 3 different colorways and 3 different layouts. I chose the Urban Grid colorway and Layout 3.
Here are my blocks.
Block 10 was supposed to be a curved block. I’ve never sewn curves and thought I was ready, but I wasn’t. I improvised w/a different layout of block 9 which was an FPP pattern. Oh how I’ve missed FPP!
The rest of the blocks and borders are part of the the finishing kit.
I haven’t started quilting it yet, but I managed to find the perfect backing in my stash. What do you think?
Until next time, happy stitchin’ and God bless!
A Thread for Life
The Key of the Greater Work By Oswald Chambers
Prayer does not equip us for greater works— prayer is the greater work. Prayer is the battle, and it makes no difference where you are. However God may engineer your circumstances, your duty is to pray. Wherever God has placed you and whatever your circumstances, you should pray, continually offering up prayers to Him. We must learn to work according to God’s direction, and He says to pray. “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest” (Matthew 9:38).
There is nothing thrilling about a laboring person’s work, but it is the laboring person who makes the ideas of the genius possible. When you labor at prayer, from God’s perspective there are always results. What an astonishment it will be to see, once the veil is finally lifted, all the souls that have been reaped by you, simply because you have been in the habit of taking your orders from Jesus Christ.
…I say to you, he who believes in Me,…greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. —John 14:12
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