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Bible Quilt: 15 years in the making

Could I have a drum roll please!!!!!

  This quilt is called the Bible Quilt. Each block has a biblical name and a bible verse to go with it.

When we first started  our quilt group, Patches-n-Peacemakers, at our Church, this was the quilt that we decided to do for our first group quilt.  None of us had any experience, and the blocks in this quilt are not for the faint of heart. They are all advanced blocks.  I can see, with certain blocks, how far I have come in the past 15 years.  The appliqué border was by far the most challenging for me. It took the longest to complete. I do not like to appliqué, but I did it anyway. I do like it a little more now than when I first started. I still have a very long way to go. This is probably a good thing because you see. 7 years ago we had a bunch of new members that wanted to start this quilt.  Sooo we taught it to the next generation of quilters and I started another one. I am now to the appliqué border on it. I hope to have it finished by the end of summer.  I like the second one better than the first. I think you all will too when you see it. but for now you will just have to wait.

 

Comments

Dawn said:

I love it!  Great job!

# May 2, 2011 7:27 AM

Kelly said:

Beautiful.  Awesome job!

# May 2, 2011 4:06 PM

Grayce Lanthier said:

Some of the blocks do look very complicated but you did a wonderful job...especially with the border...Grayce

# May 3, 2011 8:17 AM

Robin said:

What a beautiful testimony!

Robin

# May 3, 2011 6:28 PM

Peggy Bray said:

Beautiful Great Job

  Peggy

# May 3, 2011 7:00 PM

Granny M said:

Some of the blocks look really complicated. You have done a really great job

Granny M

# May 3, 2011 7:31 PM

Janice D. Green said:

Love your quilt. I'm making a Bible quilt too only mine has the appliqué in the quilt blocks instead of the border. I look forward to seeing quilt #2. I would like to see the idea of making Bible quilts catch on with more quilters.

# May 8, 2011 9:16 PM

Nanci said:

Well worth the hard work.  God Bless as you make more quilts.

# May 28, 2011 1:56 PM

Jeanne McDonald said:

A bible quilt is very special and you did a great job.  

I'm going to try to make some smaller quilts for the babies and children when they are tired or cold.  I was a Sunday School teacher and we welcomed infants and took care of them while their parents were in church.  The children liked sitting on the floor (a small quilt cld keep the floor warmer while playing/learning w/bible stories.  I became a youth group leader and maybe some of the older kids can help the younger ones.   That was all quite a while ago.  A Bible quilt is a good thought, I'll see if there are volunnteers who might like to work w/the youth.  Wish I still could, but I have 3 types of arthritis and it's not easy but I like doing it so a little pain is not a big deal.  

I'll start by using my fabric stash and I know some of my friends will help initially.

Thank you for sharing this, I wouldn't  have thought of it.  Your quilt is awesome.  

Jeanne McDonald

# May 28, 2011 2:00 PM

Macy Silveria said:

Oh Wendy, this is beautiful...You are an inspiration to us all....don't give up, continue the quilt journey!!!  

# May 28, 2011 3:17 PM

rgantt said:

Beautiful quilt! Our church quilters are called The Piecemakers.

# May 28, 2011 9:06 PM

baird.genii5 said:

I can't believe you started this as a beginner..stunning

# May 30, 2011 12:08 PM

Donna Elam said:

Beautiful Quilt!!! The colors are great together and you did a great job. Are the patterns for this quilt in a book? Look forward to seeing the new one when you are finished.

# May 31, 2011 12:01 PM

Susan said:

Awesome Quilt.  There are no words to describe; great mixture of colors.

# June 4, 2011 8:02 PM