Thursday, November 7, 2013

Thanksgiving Quilt

 I just finished this quilt yesterday. I decided to focus my Thanksgiving on giving thanks to the Lord since He is the giver of all gifts. I chose to represent fruits and grains rather than gourds or turkeys out of personal preference.

 Thanksgiving growing up was when my family assembled and my cousins and I played together and ate at the kids table, and my brothers played football in the churchyard with some neighbors and usually got injured in some way but still had a great time.

It was and still is a time to celebrate the people I love and to be grateful for the abundance the Lord has given in food, in blessings, in family, in health, and in joy.

The finished quilt is 26 x 26 inches. I used fabrics from my stash and the only turkeys included are in the fabric on the border. The appliques are applied with fusible webbing and ironed on then zigzag stitched around the edges.

The daily sketches I promised are forthcoming, but I've decided to start another blog exclusively for my drawings and art. I'll post the link when it's ready.

Coming up: Howland and Tilley, The Pilgrim Dolls

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