Monday, 11 March 2013

Just a Peck

While most Sunday mornings find me worshiping from the pews of the cathedral we attend, yesterday morning was spent at the sewing machine.  Intermixed with smiles as I listened to my hubby and son run around and play upstairs were prayers of thanks for the gifts of family, friends and the inspirations of the world around me.  Then came the prayers of "please Lord, not another thread break" and "Lord give me patience to not rush this project".  I was promptly reminded to be very careful when praying for patience, as it often comes with times of trying that "newly acquired" patience (read:  more thread breaks, a burr on the brand-new sewing needle, empty bobbins and more lint packed into the feed-dogs than I thought could fit in that space). 

However, I was able to finish up the sample quilt for my "Bargello for Everyone" class being offered at the Saskatoon Quilters' Guild Spring Retreat.  My husband was rather amazed at how quickly this quilt came together and went from:

To this:

Then I finished doing this:

And last, but not least:  "Just a Peck" (c) Balanced Needles Knitting & Quilting

The details are not clear, but it was machine quilted using an all-over large "stipple-like" pattern (my stippling skills are still a work in progress).

While finishing up the quilting and binding it occured to me that this would become the smaller version of a charity pattern I have been working on and a silent prayer of thanks for the friendship of the family that inspired this pattern was said.  I will be finishing up the written instructions for this pattern and the full-size version over the next week.  Which means I will be looking for a few pattern testers.  If you're interested, please e-mail me and I will be in touch shortly.

Until next time,


  1. Pretty Bargello piece and the quilting - when I zoomed in - works really well.