Sometimes I look too closely at the individual stitches in a quilt and forget to consider the design I’m creating. A good quilter keeps her eye on the details but always considers the entire tapestry. That’s not bad advice for living life, either. I don’t want the consideration of small tasks to keep me from seeing the big world around me.
Do you want help remembering the big world? Here is a quilt to remind you to look at the world from a bigger perspective:
The mini quilt will fit on a counter top or hang on a wall. The completed quilt is available here The pattern is available here.
I have a new great nephew named Elijah, (Eli for short). I just love the babies that are sprouting out in my extended family tree. I now have 3 great nieces and 3 great nephews. You know I only want more so that I can make more baby quilts for them, right? I’ve decided to name some of these baby quilts after the babies that inspired me and they get the original quilt as a bonus. So today, it’s Eli’s turn.
Here is Eli’s Super Duper Amazing Animal Quilt:
And here is a detail of the fox block:
The quilt pattern and each of the individual animal block patterns are available in my shop
Eli gets the quilt, of course:)
Linking up to a great blog this week: Stitch by Stitch
Had I not had children of my own, I would have never written books for children, nor would I have been capable of doing so.
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I am afraid of heights. Whenever I look over the edge of a balcony or a cliff I feel an incredible pull, so strong I think it may drag me over the edge. I back up quickly and look away. When I fly in my dreams, there is no downward pull. It is all joy. I do flips and rolls and soar in the sky. I like to imagine those dreams are a glimpse of heaven and when these ties are loosened I’ll know for sure. For today, it is enough to watch the birds, dream and sew.
Here is a new mini quilt and pattern, Sunshine on Little Bird, available in the shop.
This post is linking up with Sew Cute Tuesday