Sunday, March 27, 2016

He Is Risen!

When I saw the picture of this quilt I just knew that I had to make it!




I didn't know who I would be making it for... I figured I would make it and then sell it since there was great interest expressed in it when I shared on Facebook. 




And then a very dear lady approached me about making a wall hanging for her. She actually reminded me of the conversation that we had had several years before. she wanted purple (she LOVES purple of any shade), green and a little yellow. I immediately knew that this was the perfect wall hanging for her!


So I sat down to figure out what size squares were needed to create a wall hanging no larger that 30-ish inches wide.  I printed out the picture, drew grid lines on it (much like a cross-stitch pattern) and did some math.  Using two inch squares, i would need to make it a little narrower than the original quilt picture.

I pulled out a large tote of fabric that had been given to me with lots and lots of fabric that had been pre-cut for some quilt-as-you-go quilts and an assortment of left over 2-1/2" jelly roll strips.  But among all of that there was a small snack sized baggie that had an assortment of purple(!!!) 2" blocks!  Perfect for the cross... this is where I began ~

You may notice three squares with red hearts... intentionally placed to represent the nail placement from Jesus' crucifixion.

I then moved on to the background...














As I searched for the perfect squares in my bin of scraps, I found that I needed a greater variety of yellows and of a much lighter shade.  I could have gone and dug out another bin of fabric, but I was stubborn (or lazy) and refused to do so because, by accident, I discovered that the back of some of the yellows were just what was needed!  
You can only notice the difference on the back of the top and yes, it was a bit alarming when piecing them together to see the "front" of the fabric on the back, but had to keep reminding myself that it was intentional!




Jesus Has Risen from Matthew 28:1-10 (NIV)
After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.
There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”
So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”

May you have a happy and blessed Easter... HE IS RISEN!

Melva

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4 comments:

  1. When I saw the hearts in the cross I thoughts about John 3:16. How much Jesus must have loved his father to die on the cross for us.

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  2. Awesome! It took my breath away just looking at it.

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