Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Prayer Cross Quilt

 I had no intentions of starting anything new but I have a dear friend that has been diagnosed with cancer so I thought this quilt along with some prayers might give him some comfort during treatments. 
 I'm pulling scraps out of my scrap basket and cutting them in 4 inch squares.  I thought I had more in my scrap basket but I may have to start cutting into my fat quarters and yardage.  The background is just a simple muslin.  I think I will make more of these for comfort/donation quilts in the future.   I found the pattern here.  I found tons of different colorways on Pinterest of this quilt.  I think I am going to call it, Prayer Cross Quilt. 

Yesterday I made some apple jelly from some apple peelings that I had stored in the freezer from this past Fall.  No waste doing it that way.  :)
 I've also been playing around with several hand sewing projects, like these hexies and my Lucy Boston Crosses.  Oh yes, that is my morning coffee.  :)
 Fresh green onions from the garden.  I fixed a pot of pinto beans with cornbread the other day and the fresh onions were soooo good. 
 My peace lily is looking well.  :)  I'm looking at it right now and it has 6 big blooms on it.  :) 
 I guess that is all for tonight.  I'm going to start posting more regularly.  I'm easily sidetracked.  :)  I have a busy week ahead.  Hunter will be out of school on Friday.  He has another award's day on Thursday.  Then all next week he has Vacation Bible School.  :)

Linking up with Esther's Blog for WIP Wednesday's.


Texan said...

What a lovely quilt your making your friend. I am sure he will love it!

debbie said...

Mmmm...pinto beans and cornbread...I miss Texas home cooking so much. I can make cornbread here in Australia but pinto beans are hard to find!! I have to use a different bean (borlotti) instead. Crock pot + rainy day+ cornbread = pure bliss! xx debbie

Janet O. said...

What a thoughtful gesture for your friend, Kristie.
Hey--I did the same thing with some pear peelings. They went into the freezer when I made pear sauce last Fall and came out again when I had time to tackle the jelly. Doesn't the jelly look pretty in the jars? : )
Love fresh green onions. Sounds yummy in beans with cornbread.
Your peace lily is beautiful. I had one years ago and I had forgotten all about it. Maybe I can find one again. That is so pretty!

Penny from S.C. said...

I love this quilt and the idea behind it. We have several people at my church going through the same thing. Maybe I can try to do these as well. How will you quilt it? Thanks for sharing it.

Michelle said...

Your quilt will be beautiful. Thank you for sharing the tutorial. I just might have to try this one!

Anita said...

What a good idea for a charity/comfort quilt. It's like the knitter's prayer shawl. I know a couple of people to give these to.