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Comfort of Psalms Quilt Kit

18 May

Instructions for assembly of Scripture Quilt Kit sold in Etsy shop: Pomegranate Place.

Kit contains:

Pre-cut designer cotton pieces

Comfort of Psalms quilt panel

Pre-cut sashing and binding fabric

Backing fabric

*  For outer sashing and to make binding. This is a link to a tutorial on making bias binding but the principal is the same for non bias quilt binding. Make your continuous length attaching pieces together with 45 degree angles. Then follow folding and ironing instructions in tutorial.

For Quilt Blocks…

First cut your Comfort of Psalms quilt panel according to markings on panel.

Below is a diagram of pieces

Key:  LS=Large Scripture square, SS=Small Scripture square..Pieces A, B, and C.

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Begin by sewing 16 quilt blocks as shown in the diagrams below..

Note: large scripture block assembly is used for 4 blocks that have no scripture. For quilt blocks, the C piece replaces the LS square.

  • Thus you will be constructing 6 large scripture blocks with LS piece. And 4 with the LS piece replaced by C piece.
  • And 6 small scripture blocks … for your total of 16 blocks
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Large scripture block

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small scripture block construction

 

After making 16 blocks, referring to main quilt picture.

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Layout for arranging blocks

After assembling 16 blocks build your rows by adding the short sashing pieces in between each block.

Add 1.5″ sashing to the right of each quilt block.  Then lastly add 1.5″ sashing to the left of each block at the beginning of each of the 4 rows consisting of 4 blocks.

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blocks assembled to rows

When 4 rows of 4 blocks are assembled with sashing proceed to assembling rows vertically to finish quilt top..

Sew WOF 1.5″ sashing to top of each assembled row. On the bottom row of 4 blocks sew 1.5″ sashing to the bottom also totaling five – 1.5 inch WOF sashings added to quilt.  Then sew rows to each other using finished quilt picture below as guide for placement.

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Main quilt picture..rows assembled

For border sew WOF 2.5 inch pieces to the top and bottom of assembled rows.

For side border, stitch 3 WOF pieces together along 45 degree cut just like bias binding as shown here.  Then attach to one side using as much length as necessary. Use remaining  piece for the quilt border on other side.

For back of quilt cut two 6.5″ WOF pieces. Sew together with 45 degree angle. Cut rest of backing fabric down center fold.  Sew  6.5″  piece in between two vertical stripe pieces for back.

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backing layout

Make quilt sandwich with your preferred quilt batting, quilt as you like, bind and you are done.

*Happy Quilting~

God Bless You!

 

Quilting, memories saved..

21 Mar

This month we have been on a new adventure..

A dear friend of over 30 years who is now in her 80’s invited us to help her restore a quilt that is over 120 years old.  It was raveling because of the age of the fabrics.

This amazing quilt was hand done by her father’s mother..Back in those days her grandmother embroidered her children’s initials on separate blocks.

She also embroidered flowers on many of the squares. On one square there are little chicks. The whole quilt is pieced in the crazy quilt fashion and the pieces are ALL hand embroidered together.

Being a seamstress I noticed how well these fabrics have held up for over 120 years!

Very well made, high quality fabric.  The main fabrics that seemed to be in tatters was a black velvet that she embroidered some of her children’s initials on and a cream silk piece, where only the warp of the weave was left in tact, there was no weft or latitudinal weave left on that cream silk, interesting…

Also, being a needlewoman, the intricate embroidery stitches, and the variety of stitching, this dear woman was clearly a detail oriented woman. And a patient woman..she literally worked this quilt in patience.  She also was an industrious woman, this quilt was stitched on many a day and took many hours.

Being a mother this quilt speaks of a mother’s love for EACH of her children, how each is special and unique..This quilt is a treasure to my dear friend for many of these reasons on top of it’s visual beauty…

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Another project she enlisted us to do was a little dutch girl quilt that her mother appliqued.  Many of the blocks were done by her mother and she enlisted some other women to make more to be enough for a quilt.  This quilt, we will stitch together with sashing and will put a back and then I will machine quilt it.

We are in process on this quilt, but it will be a precious memory of her mother to her.  She also mentioned to us how some of the fabrics she recognized from her childhood as her mother’s aprons and a neighbor lady’s aprons! How fun is that!

It is a joy to work on these because of their history and the love that is sewn into them.

It is also a joy to bring joy to our dear friend! She is a treasure to us! We love you Mama A!!!

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