Hello felllow quilters!
Donna C. has given me the go ahead to start a 12 month Block of the Month with you. I’m so excited about this; I’ve never hosted anything of this sort before, so please bear with me. I have to round up and work on or purchase a new camera to show you pictures of what I’m doing. I hope this will make it easier for you to follow along.
Religion and faith are deeply rooted in the lives of women from the earliest Colonial days to now. Often centuries ago, many people could neither read or write, thus had little need for the libraries we know of today. Many times the only reading material in a household would be The Holy Bible. Can you even imagine a life with only one book to read; no television, radio, internet, ipad or any of the other modern technologies that influence our lives today?
The only inspiration/information that many women had available to them were the stories from The Bible and those passed down from generation to generation. Is it no wonder that in an attempt to beautify their homes and express their creativity, these women used names from Bible stories and characters; Job’s Tears, Rose of Sharon, Cross, and Crown, and Star of Bethlehem to name only a few to that goal?
Let’s follow that long time traditon and work together for the next 12 months and create our own Bible block quilt. I hope you have, fun, I know I will! I’ve long wanted to make a quilt based on The Bible; blocks given Biblical names long ago. I don’t have yardage requirements since I’ll be pulling the blocks from here and there. I do know that all blocks used will finish at 12”. My suggestion and what I am going to do, is gather some fabrics that appeal to me, get a couple of yards or so of each (perhaps more for borders), then give it a go! Of course you know as well or better than I do that you can put any and all leftover scraps to good use in later quilts. If you’re not interested in a Bible themed quilt for yourself or loved ones, this would make a great quilt to give/donate to a charity. So many today could use a “quilty hug” and it might just make a difference in someone’s life. We never know!
All suggestions given in love will be appreciated and taken into consideration.