Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Try something new!

6 Sow your seed in the morning,
and at evening let not your hands be idle,
for you do not know which will succeed,
whether this or that,
or whether both will do equally well.
Ecclesiastes 11:6 NIV.

Those of you who know me please don't laugh! I am going to try quilting! I have come across lots of gorgeous ones on the Internet. A few weeks ago I ordered some lovely Moda fabric pre-cut squares. I don't have a sewing machine anymore, ( it got damaged when our house got flooded- another blog post!). So I will need to hand sew!
This is made of Moda fabrics and is just stunning! Obviously not a quilt though!!!

I am going to make a very basic small baby quilt to start with. I think this will be good for me as I can be at a loose end some evenings. I hope the hand sewing will slow me down and help me relax. I want this small starter quilt to be made with love. I will post some pics of my progress along the way as well!

I love this quilt featured on the Moda Bake Shop site which gives excellent tutorials from very talented people on different craft projects. My quilt will just be basic squares using some beautiful fabrics!

Once I get my design layout planned I will photograph it and share this first step with you all!

19 Her hands are busy spinning thread,
her fingers twisting fiber.
20 She extends a helping hand to the poor
and opens her arms to the needy.
21 She has no fear of winter for her household
for everyone has warmc]">[c] clothes.
Proverbs 31:19 - 21 NLT.
Love Collette xxx


  1. Fantastic. You go girl! I love that you try new things and enjoy life. God speed on your quilting journey- I know you can do it! I love the verse from Ecclesiastes and will apply it to my life. (I love new things too.)
    Blessings today my friend, Laurie

  2. Oh I can't wait to see pictures!!

  3. Good for you Collette! I keep wanting to find someone that can teach me how to sew.

    Not sure what time it is for you there when it is 3pmEST here, but if it works out I would love it if you could come and chat with us at my SnazL party today. Ann Kroeker is going to try to stop by and chat with us (author of Not So Fast). Here is the link so you can check it out.

  4. Good for you! I pray the new sewing project goes well and it is relaxing for you. All of could use a little bit more relaxing ;)

  5. That sounds like a great idea! I have a beautiful quilt that some ladies got together and made me for a birthday present!

  6. Collette..I think that's great! My sister had done some quilting a few years ago and really like it She felt like she was cheating because she ended up buying a sewing!

  7. Collette,

    Once you begin you will love the satisfaction of watching it all slowly come together. I love to hand quilt when I can. The baby sized ones are perfect for that. Can't wait to see your finished product.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

  8. Sewing is great fun! I hope it goes well. There are some great sewing sites out there too.

    Also, thanks for taking my LONG WINDED advice!

  9. That is awesome! I too, will be waiting to see pictures. My husband and I both wish that I could sew and quilt,like all of our Grandmas!

    Thank you so much for all of your comments and encouragement!


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