Even though Handwork doesn’t appeal to me, I do find it quite fascinating. Especially when I see an entire quilt hand quilted.
When I’ve said I want to try hand quilting on a small project someday, it’s been w/a wall hanging in mind. But then I came across a little flimsy of mini charms w/Halloween prints I pieced awhile back and thought it would be the perfect “first time” hand-quilting project and make a cute little pillow!
I also had a trial spider web block that I decided not to include in my Halloween Spider Web quilt, that would work for hand-quilting AND make an adorable pillow too!
Me and my sis watched this Hand Quilting video by Crafty Gemini, then set to work.
Sis did this one.
And I did this one.
Before long, I needed two thimbles.
About 3 weeks later, they became the cute little pillow covers they were destined to be!
We both decided we like hand quilting and will do it again!
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A Thread for Life
If grace was a kingdom, I’ve stopped at the gate
Thinking I don’t deserve to pass through
after all of the mistakes I’ve made
But I heard a whisper, As Heaven bent down
Said, “Child, don’t you know that the first
will be last and the last get a crown?”
Now I’m just a beggar in the presence of a King
I wish I could bring You so much more
But if it’s true You use broken things
Then here I am Lord, I am all Yours
The pages of history they tell me it’s true
That it’s never the perfect;
it’s always the ones with the scars that You use
It’s the rebels and the prodigals;
it’s the humble and the weak
The misfit heroes You chose
Tell me there’s hope for sinners like me
Grace is a kingdom With gates open wide
There’s seat at the table just waiting for you
So, come on inside – Matthew West