Friday, July 25, 2014

On a mission

On a Mission

I recently found out a wonderful man had been sick has died three times in the process of his sickness.  By miracle he recovered  and was able to leave the hospital.  This man married me and my husband about 21 years ago.  Now he is going through dialysis and I felt in my heart  to bless him and honor his wonderful acts of service in the gospel.  

 I was looking for a pattern to make the quilt.  I looked at crown of thorn pattern,  tree of life pattern,  storm in the sea pattern,  and nothing spoke to me.  I went out with a great friend and a block out of no where stood out.  Repeating cross pattern.   My friend and I soon after, went to pick the colors or fabric. 

In the process of making these  blocks it seemed that problems with my family and my friends family started manifesting.
But with no avail we pressed on 10 1/2 hours the first day.  This is what it looked like befor 4 a.m. 

I wasn't to happy with the busyness and decided to look at if differently.  The next morning.  My friend wasn't too happy with me.. I must say. 

I printed the picture and colored in what solid blocks would look like.  

The change took another 7 hours the next day.    

We still need seven more block to finish and the darker block can ground the quilt.  

Finished but still unsure.  So the next day I built four more dark blocks and pinned them to see if it would look better.  Any way I was going to make a bag for him to carry the quilt when he is sitting at he hospital.  If the block didn't work I could still use them for my other project.  

This is what the  blocks looked like just  pinned on.  

I like it so it was worth the unstitching and rebuilding the quilt.  

Now this is a finished top.  That's ready for quilting. 

24 hours of working on this top I'm delighted and hopeful he will like it.  

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