Friday, May 1, 2009


This week we studied Sarah. This is a quote from my journal.

"I chose three fabrics that each have lines to their patterns for Sarah for two reasons.

"First is all that moving with Abraham. We have lived many places, but never in a house longer than now, and that is just not quite 6 years yet. Move, move, move. I get it. Some of the lines are straight, some are curvy, but they all just keep going and going. Also, we moved to Saudi Arabia for my husband's job in 1981 and stayed 13 years! That was a culture shock move. I get it.

"Second, the lines literally are there to represent the lineage of the nation started by Sarah and Abraham. Some lines are straight, representing their blood descendants. Some are curvy, representing all the others in their flock.

"The colors are bright and radiant, representing Sarah's great beauty.

"The block isn't perfect, and that is just perfect with me. In hindsight (of course I aimed for a perfect block), the block's imperfections represent that Sarah wasn't perfect either, and neither are we. God loves us and still finds a useful place for us anyway, just as the square will find a place in my WOB quilt."

I love this on-line bible study. If you are interested in joining us (no affiliation), go to my first post on this topic, Eve, and click on the title or see the URL at the end of the post.


Angela said...

Thanks for sharing the stories of how you chose fabrics for these blocks.
Your block is beautiful! :o)

Judy said...

Not perfect? Looks great to me. What wonderful fabric choices!

Stitch-n-quilt said...

Thank you for the story. It is wonderful. The block looks great.

Cyn ;-) said...

I love the fabrics you chose - what a great block!