Thursday, October 15, 2020

On a roll

All the blocks are together, and the inner sashing has been added.
Now I will be lining up the row houses for the border.
And though this is calling out to me to have my attention, there are other axes to grind.

 The new stewardship banner is way behind time and I can dither no longer, so move aside, Coronaville and let me get to it.

The selected Bible verse is, Isaiah 43; 19, "Behold, I will do a new thing."

We have used a similar theme a few years ago when the fellowship hall was under renovation.

My thinking was a pair of hands, offering a sprouting seed.

The leaves will represent time, talents, and treasures.

I needed a background for the banner, and, instead of a solid print or a tye-dye which I have done before, I decided to piece the background out of light floral prints.

I am thinking I will embroider the hands in the center rather than applique them over the top. 

Then, I will not have to decide on a particular color for the hands. I can applique the soil and seed and leaves into the hands. 

Once that is done, I will decide the border and the placing of the words.

I am feeling some relief to finally get this going. Hopefully once on a roll, I will be able to concentrate on it until it is done.


  1. Time, talents and treasures, like leaves they grow, change colour and leave to add so much to the soli below. We can all follow those words, and I love your design.Hugs from a spring evening down here.XXX

  2. How lovely to see you are still quilting along Julie!

  3. Praca posuwa się do przodu i to najważniejsze!
    Pozdrawiam serdecznie z Polski!

  4. Your new banner is going to be lovely - ;))

  5. Looks like you have a good plan in mind for the banner. Good luck.

  6. Your Community quilt looks so colorful and neat. I adore your idea for the new banner. Time, talents and treasures. Lovely and really captures the best of what can be found among the members of a thriving congregation!

  7. You are so good at planning! I can never think of ideas but give me instructions and I can get a lot of enjoyment. Looking forward to your progress!