Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A New Project...

I have joined a new group that started in January of this year.
Our group gets together once a month to honor and to learn more about
"Women of the Old Testament".
It's headed up and taught by my dear friend Lucy who is a very talented quilter.

The class really is more of a bible study with a 6" quilt block to go with each woman that we learn about.
Lucy picks the block for us and gives us the pattern that goes along with the women that we have discussed that evening....
then we go home and make the blocks in our own fabric and color choice.

These are the blocks that we have done so far...the above block is for Eve, the mother of all women and is called of course..."Garden of Eden".

This block is for Mrs. Noah...lol...we don't know her name but we felt that she certainly deserves a block in her honor....it's appropriately called..."Ocean Waves".

This block is for Sarah...and is called "Sarah's Choice".


This block is for Keturah and is called "Arabic Lattice".



This block above is for Hagar and the name of the block is "Wanderer in the Wilderness".



This pink and brown block is for Lot's Wife and is named ...."Cross Roads".


This last block is for Rebekah and is called the "Right Hand of Friendship".



This fabric is from Riley Blake's very first line ....Just Dreamy and is no longer available but I have a little over 2 yards so I hope it will be enough to use in all of the blocks for the backgrounds. Because the blocks are only 6" x 6"....I think I will be safe to go ahead.
I have really enjoyed learning more about these wonderful women and the group will meet throughout the rest of this year studying and making blocks....next year we might go on to Women of the New Testament....


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17 comments:

Cynthia said...

What a great idea! You color choices are of course very beautiful.

Rae Ann said...

I love the blocks you are making and the idea behind it... but what is even more cute than that is your fabric selection. Gorgeous!

Nedra said...

What a wonderful group. I like the idea of learning something as you quilt.

Stephanie said...

These are great. Love the fabric choices. This a a wonderful way to express yourself. Thanks, Steph

Jana said...

What a wonderful idea for a quilt group! Love the block's names and which woman goes with each one. Very fitting!

Lori said...

How wonderful. I wish we could all join you. Is there any way to get the patterns too?

Jan said...

Beautiful blocks Lori and such a wonderful sentiment behind each. Sounds like a fabulous monthly get together :) Oh and the whole quilt below is fantastic! Congratulations on another gorgeous creation and the best of luck on the pattern sales! Happy Easter to you and yours :)

AllisonK said...

What an amazing group! Such a beautiful thing.

the Material Girls Quilts said...

Those are fantastic, you guys are so amazing, I love the colors you picked:)
Nadine

Judy said...

I'm in a group studying Genesis this year, so the names are very fresh in my mind. Sounds like a great study. 6" blocks -- you've done a beautiful job piecing such small pieces. Happy Easter to you and your family.

Kim Walus said...

Another great idea! You're quilt is going to be beautiful. I can tell!

Elizabeth said...

Those blocks are so much fun. That is a really amazing quilt group and I love how each block ties to each woman. Amazing! And I also love that you're tying your quilt together with the same background. It is going to be beautiful!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Lori, I love this idea and it is going to be a quilt with so much thought in each block. Can't wait to see it all put together.

Micki said...

Neat idea! Your blocks are just great!
Micki

M.J. said...

I absolutely love this idea! Wish I could be in your group. Do you use a specific book or study guide. I would love to know. I would so appreciate a response. Thank you, Mona

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I was just going to ask about the fabric. I don't think I've ever seen it before. I love that last one - the yellow the most. It looks great in your new project. What are we? Nuts, starting new things?? Yes. We are. I shouldn't be starting what I started this year. Anyway I love how perfect your blocks look. I am very impressed.

hacer said...

it's great!!!

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