Free pattern - Consider the Lilies Pattern 9

Saturday, September 17, 2011
Another month has been and gone and it's time for the next Pattern in the free
"Consider the Lilies"
 Block of the Month Quilt.  We're on to the first section of the last block, with only two more to go after this!  You have a choice this time as to which verse you want to put on the block.

The thought we're focusing on this month is just amazing:
Your Father in heaven knows!

When our world is upside down, shaken up, totally topsy turvy and not making sense, we can take comfort in the fact that our Heavenly Father knows ... and that He IS in control.



There's just a little bit of piecing to add to it to pretty it up:


You can download the pattern from my website.

I just have to show you this gorgeous interpretation of last year's free pattern, "Gifts of Grace". Denise has done a fabulous job and the log cabin blocks and lovely border really enhance the project.


Do you want another free BOM pattern next year??????? 

Another project has been sent off to a magazine his week for publishing at the beginning of next year.  I love it when an idea comes together without a hitch - not that it ever ends up anything like my original thoughts!  I find I design better "on the run" - start sewing and see where it takes me!

A little sneak peak of the very Australian design:


I've had the designing pencil out quite a bit this week or I should probably say the eraser has been out as I seem to use it more than the pencil.  I am very poor at drawing and need to study an item lots before my attempt has the faintest resemblance to what it should really look like.  Just ask anyone who has ever played Pictionary with me!  At least all that "looking" over the years has developed my eye for detail.

It's school holidays so we have two of our grandsons coming to stay for a few days.  The weather at the moment is absolutely glorious so I expect there'll be plenty of playing on the beach and the grass slide. I can actually get quite a bit of craft done while I sit on the grassy foreshore and keep an eye on them. I've cut out some cupcake pincushions in readiness.  They're small enough to take with me and don't require much concentration, but then I'll probably spend a lot of time dreaming and just enjoying the moment!  

Hope you enjoy many special moments this week.
Val