Monday, October 8, 2007

Because who doesn't love Show & Tell?


I was hoping to post a picture of a newly completed project, but it will have to wait until next Tuesday. In the meantime, I thought I'd post about our Family Quilt.

Each block in the quilt has meaning for our family, and there are character traits that we value quilted into some of the sashing strips (ie. under the heart block, it says 'benevolent').

It was a fun project to work on, and it now hangs in our dining room. Here is a larger view:



The block on the left is a Tree of Life block; it serves to remind us of our belief that families can be together forever, and that we must strive together in our pursuit of Christ - He is the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6).

Lara at the Lazy Organizer is hosting a regular feature each week called Talk About Tuesday. Pop on over and see what others are talking about or share your own.

20 comments:

Mama Lily said...

What a gorgeous quilt! Did you do all the work yourself? I love it and the colors too. It would be neat to read about each square. Thanks for "talking"

b. said...

WOW!

Summer said...

So beautiful!

Darcy said...

I love the color scheme of your quilt. What a neat idea!

Am'n2deep said...

A maz ing!! And, I'm not just talkin' about the quilt. I am just getting to know you, and am wondering how you do it all! Very driven, enduring,thoughtful,and talented to boot.

Jen said...

Wow that looks great!

Cocoa said...

Wow, Corrie! I know you've showed this before but it really is beautiful! Did you design it all yourself too? I would love to know about each of the other blocks - what they represent.

Montserrat

adria said...

This must be the gorgeous one Moana was telling me about.

I love it. It's incredible.

The Lazy Organizer said...

It's so beautiful I want to come over and touch it! How big is it? I am in desperate need of a new quilting project. I'm in between projects right now but I don't have the energy to get to the quilt shop. I love to have handwork to keep me occupied during those rare down times.

Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

I can just imagine the stories that will be told around this quilt - great family time. GORGEOUS quilt, also!

Lammy said...

Found you through Lisa M's blog...
GORGEOUS quilt.
Gets me fired up at working on one I quit when summer hit.
*sigh*
Thanks!

Rebecca said...

That is beautiful! I love that you have special meanings behind each block on the quilt as well. It looks like something that will be passed down through the generations.

Jn @ JenuineJen said...

How beautiful! What an incredibly special quilt. I have only quilted once/twice one quilt for each of our twins when they were born. You give me inspiration to try it again.

Andrea said...

what great colors. So nice

Thea said...

That's a beautiful quilt, Corrie!

Corrie said...

mama l - yes I did, it was fun.

am'n - I think you left out "loud"

Corrie said...

thanks everybody, very sweet of you

lazy o - it has velvet in it, so it'd feel good to the touch, it's about 4 by 4 1/2 feet. Also thanks for hosting Talk About Tuesday, what a fun idea!

montse - I sent you an email about it

athena said...

yes, you're a show off! LOL. no seriously, that quilt is to die for.

Jennifer Lavender said...

What a beautiful quilt. Want to make one for my family? ;-)

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment on my Talk About Tuesday post.

Tirzah said...

That is gorgeous!! I've always wished I could have learned how to quilt from my grandmother. (She had a stroke when I was very young and was never able to quilt the same again.)