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Friday, July 1, 2016

Sew Happy Friday - Tutorial for an Easy Starbust Quilt with Jenny Doan

Here is a tutorial for a quick and easy way to make a starburst quilt.  The "diamonds" will not be perfect diamonds, but they still look nice and this is a nice, fast way to make it.  Jenny Doan from the Missouri Star Quilt Co. does a great job to showing us how.

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

So Far, So Near - A Poem by Martha Snell Nicholson

Revelation 14:12-13  Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

In loving memory of my husband's grandmother who stepped across that great divide into the presence of her Savior this month, and in memory of my sister-in-law's mother who took that same journey ten years ago this month.

So Far, So Near

Such a little while
In which to go so far.
A heartbeat . . . She was gone
Beyond the farthest star!

But space as well as time
To God are but a breath.
And He who gave us life
Is master too of death.

And whether quick or dead
We rest within His hand;
Whether here or in
That brighter, fairer Land.

These precious dead of ours,
They will return some day
Along the star-strewn road
Which took them far away.

The Lord Himself our Guide-
A shout of joy, a light-
And through the open skies
We too shall take our flight!

A Jacob's ladder there,
By faith I see it rise,
A pathway up to God,
A stairway in the skies!

By Martha Snell Nicholson

1 Thessalonians 4:16-18  For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Evening Song - Just As I Am - [FREE Graphic]

John 3:16-17  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Tutorial for Making A Picket Fence Block

Here is a short tutorial showing how to make the picket fence quilt.

In this tutorial Susan Claire, the Gourmet Quilter, shows how to use our rulers to draw a 45° sewing line in order to sew two rectangles together.  This is useful if you have never seen it done before.

Note that once she cuts the 5" square in half, she is using 2 1/2" strips.  So, you could just cut 4 1/2" segments from 2 1/2" inch strips (or use a jelly roll) for these blocks.  This would be a great scrappy project if you cut your quilting scraps into 5" squares or 2 1/2" strips for future use.

You could also make this in a larger size if you like.  That would take a little math to get the proportions correct, but it would shorten the time to make the project as well. :-)