Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Bible Sampler Block 03

 I'm into my third week of the Bible Sampler Quilt and this block thankfully is not a challenge - I had a break.  It is 5 Half Square Triangles which I made using a square-up ruler.  Cut them slightly bigger and cut them down to size.  They always come out the perfect size and fit together just as they should.  

This block is titled Birds and Sea Creatures and is from Genesis 1:20-23.  

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Bible Sampler Block 2

 As Social Distancing and I am continuing to stay at home, I have gotten a lot of quilting done - not a lot of housework or yard work, but a lot of quilting.  So I am continuing my personal block of the week from Laurie Aaron Hind's book Bible Sampler Quilt.  This week I did Block 2, Night and Day - Genesis 1:5-8.

This block was a challenge as I am - in additional to being diamond challenged - I have a Y-stitch aversion.  So this was interesting to say the least.  I used templates, some paper piecing and just plain dogged stubbornness an got it together.  

Monday, September 14, 2020

Bible Sampler Block 1

 I decided since there seems to be no end in sight for this pandemic and I am not joining any more BOMs in the foreseeable future I would pull out a quilt book I bought several years ago and do it as a Block of the Week.  It is The Bible Sampler Quilt by  Laurie Aaron Hird.  I've worked on a couple of her other quilts and read one or two of the books but this one is special to me.  So once a week I will be posting the new block I've made along with the Bible reference for it.

Today's block is In The Beginning, Genesis 1: 1-4

The other name for this block is Heavenly Puzzle - and such an apt block to picture God putting the Universe together according to His plan.  I used the paper piecing method to do this block as I am not very good with diamond shaped pieces.  I would have used the V-block tool but the corners are not true V-blocks so paper piecing was my best choice.