Precious RWYS Project Update
God is looking down on me so far on this project. I've completed the first quilted square that was started. I have surprised myself...my stitches are as tiny as her stitches...9 per inch! I usually do 7 per inch. It only took 40 years of quilting. Perhaps in another 40 I'll be able to do 12 stitches per inch, but by then I'll be over 100 years old!! She had started quilting 2 of the 18" squares. We have decided to turn them into pillows and give them back to her. Our thinking is that they may be of some comfort to her and something that she can hug to herself. Today I will be working on the second square. I only have to do the border so it should be done today, and tomorrow I can make the pillow. If I didn't have Advent services this morning, I'd have the pillow done today too. But, Advent is very important so off to church I must go later.
After the pillows, I plan to start on the wall hanging. We found a pretty heart stencil for the border. A portion of the stencil will fit into the 4 corners of each of the squares perfectly. We decided on the heart stencil because it represents the love she put into the wall hanging when she made it and our love in completing it. We also found a pretty fabric for the binding. I can't wait to get this all finished so I can post it so you all can see it. She did such beautiful work and I continue to pray that I can do justice to it.
We also found some beautiful fabrics that we feel will turn the rest of the squares she made into beautiful lap quilts. Again, I can only pray that my work will compliment her beautiful squares. So far, so good. Thank you, sweet Jesus. Amen.
PS. I'll post the pillows as soon as they are done.