Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Women of the bible quilt is done!

I’ve been finishing up the blocks for the women of the bible quilt and still the blocks are 3.5” so 3” done.

This one is the Widow with 2 coins

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This is Mary Magdalene ( I didn’t do Dresden pieces just one big appliquéd piece)

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This is Dorcas

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This is Lydia (the star in the middle was supposed to be wedges too but I simplified because it’s so small)

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and this last block is Priscilla

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Now look at the pile of mini blocks!

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I added 1/2” sashing in white all the way around the blocks and a 2.5” border

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The finished quilt is about 25” x 35”, looks like a doll quilt- might give it to Sonja but I really wanted to hang it up on my wall here so I can look at it every day :)

It has been a great study and thanks to Carol for doing it.

You can find the pattern/yahoo group at patterns of faith here

This was my 2nd round of doing this study and honestly I didn’t READ it as much as I should, I just did the blocks mostly, but it’s still fun and nice to read and learn something about each woman in the bible thru this study, I recommend it to anyone…


Kathy Ward said...

My hat is off to you - Amazing 3" blocks. Turned out beautiful. I have a time with 6" blocks. I made my WOB with 9" blocks - it is the next on my list to quilt - really anxious to finish it.

sophie said...

You did a great job adapting some of those blocks to make them achievable in such a small size. I love the colors you used and the way you put them all together. It's beautiful. I hope you DO hang it on a wall where it can be enjoyed and appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Amazing! I know I'll never do it in that size! =) Maybe the third time through, you concentrate on reading? =)

SewMisadventurous said...

I think that your finished quilt is just beautiful Bea and I also think that doing something as fiddly as this, properly deserves the title "A labour of love!". Even though you felt as if you didn't fully devote as much study as you'd like, you did read some (for the second time around),and I bet you thought about each woman's story as you sewed each teeny tiny block. Is this piece usable in a real world sense? Could it be used as a baby's car seat blanket maybe? if it's too small for the cot? after all you have months to admire it as a wall hanging before it needs to be pressed into service, lol. Either way it's another job well and truly done.

Michele said...

Wow. All those tiny blocks. It turned out great. Nicely done.

Carla said...

Wow those are small. Impressive.
Quilt looks awesome