Thursday, October 20, 2016

Majestic Mountains

When asked to make a quilt for Jeanne Graber, Lay Director of the Emmaus of the Rockies Walk #168 I envisioned Mountains... She lives in the Greenhorn Valley of Colorado and is a lover of the outdoors - riding her bike, hiking or any other outdoor activity.  

I had considered trying to design my own block or scene or using the Delectable Mountains block.  But when I found the pattern for Majestic Mountains, by Amy Ellis at Amy's Creative Side, I knew that I could quit looking.  And, considering that the Walk is being held in the mountains of Colorado... in the fall... I chose to have a fall setting in the meadow.

As I worked on this quilt the scripture that kept coming to my mind was 

I lift my eyes to the hills -- where does my help come from?  
My help comes from the Lord, Maker of heaven and earth.

~ Psalm 121:1-2 ~

Life is full of ups and downs... times in the valley and mountain top experiences.  It is just a part of life.  And we all know that it is the time in the valley where most of our spiritual growth occurs.  We also understand that we are "easy targets" when on the top of the mountain.  I know that it has been and will continue to be the prayer of many that the ladies that attend Walk 168 walk ever closer with the Lord... whether in the valley times or atop a mountain.

What a blessing it has been to serve our Lord with you, Jeanne!



1 comment:

  1. You had just the right fabrics to make it "fall" in the meadow. Amy's design was so perfect, and I hope the quilt is really appreciated. The various quilting really emphasized the different areas on the mountain, too.