23 January, 2008

Psalms 30:11

Yes, you're at the Strawberry Patch! At first glance you may have thought you were Near Philadelphia, right? Close. The center portion, the ladies dancing, was given to me by Nancy, who blogs there. You'll recognize these wonderful ladies as her identifying logo. I received the applique piece from her when she "paid it forward", a challenge that she issued last summer to promote random acts of generosity among bloggers. With Nancy's permission, I decided to use her gift as the focal point of a wallhanging (29.5" X 31") to be placed in a silent auction for the purpose of raising money for the Charity Reserve Fund* at our church. The auction will take place in April. The *CRF helps with utilities and rent for those struggling to remain independent in difficult economic times. I added the words from scripture, Psalms 30:11 "...you have turned my mourning into dancing; you have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy..." and incorporated the Wild Goose Chase border. I'll machine quilt it, I found this great batik for the backing (see below). I hope this cooperative effort will bring in a fair amount of cash for a very worthy cause!
...when bloggers unite, watch for ideas to ignite...
Life is Good!

15 comments:

Suzan said...

What a beautiful way to use Nancy's "signature" logo. I am sure bidding will be fast and furious to own this lovely quilt. The colors are just wonderful!

Quilt Memories said...

Absolutely stunning!!!!!!! Someone will be a very lucky owner of that gem one of these days! the colors are sooooo rich and beautiful, I do love browns and pinks together.
Have a great day! J

Nancy said...

We make a formidable and awesome team. I love what you did.

n, np

Carole said...

That is a lovely quilt! I do like your choice of backing. Did you machine embroider psalms? That really turned out sweet! I'm sure it will be a big hit! Keep well!

dot said...

What a great little quilt. I like how everything just goes together. What a creative mind.

Cheryl said...

Talk about paying it forward...what a wonderful way to use the wallhanging. I bet it will raise lots of money! What a wonderful thing for you to do!!

Quiltdivajulie said...

What a marvelous and meaningful creation... and the backing fabric is wonderful! Will you create a label that tells the story of the quilt?

Nan said...

What a gorgeous quilt!! The colors are absolutely stunning! What a wonderful team you girls make!

Nane said...

Glad you are back stitching! It is very nice and I hope your bidders respond appropriately!

Shelina said...

It is so beautiful. The backing looks so great with it too. Your machine does that kind of lettering? It looks great.

atet said...

What a wonderful collaboration quilt! I'm sure it will be snapped up at the auction! Great work to both of you.

meggie said...

What a lovely idea! I think it is wonderful, & I would love to hang it on my wall.
Hope it brings a lot of revenue.

teodo said...

It's so beautiful.....it's a great idea.
ciao ciao

Marcie said...

Wow--the dynamic duo! What a great collaboration!

Tanya said...

What a lovely, lovely quilt! Of course that applique piece is beautiful and precious! And the addition of the Psalms is wonderful. Did you machine embroider that? It is exquisite. And the backing! I wish I had some of that in my stash! The colors are calling! I'm sure your quilt will raise a lot of money for your Charity Reserve Fund! God will bless your generosity!