Friday, April 15, 2022

Good Friday DrEAMI Finish

I have a couple finishes to celebrate...

I finished quilting the Summertime Orange Dreamscicle quilt for my customer and it is on its way...

She had requested meandering for the quilting and it just looks luscious!

No fancy photo shoot for this one... the wind was horrible!

The idea for my next finish came to me on Sunday morning as we watched an on-line worship.  There was a large modern, neon-looking cross suspended above the altar area where the pastor was delivering his message.

I sketched it out and knew I had to DRop Everything And Make It (DrEAMI) this week in honor of Holy Week... While the Dreamscicle quilt was getting washed and dried to reveal that soft, wrinkly look, I grabbed some scraps and started cutting, piecing and quilting.

The backing is a large B/W rose print with highlights of red.  I couldn't help but think of the song "Above All" with the lyrics "like a rose, trampled on the ground, You thought of me... Above All."

The red hand-stitched button-hole edging on the binding required the most time that I invested in this project.  It measures 5" x 7" and, for now will adorn a space in my sewing room... reminding me that One died for ALL, and all are forgiven... forgiveness poured out on a Friday sooooooooo many years ago and that Christians around the world call "Good Friday."

Judas’ shame led him to his own death. But Peter’s regret just resulted in a good cry (and a changed life). What made the difference?

Like these two disciples, as we come face to face with the raw truth of our carnal hearts, our shame and guilt will lead us in one of two directions. As Paul wrote:

“For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death” (2 Cor. 7:10).

While Judas’ sorrow led him to a needless, desperate act—bowing to sin’s penalty— Peter’s sorrow led him to grace and to seeking sin’s remedy.

Good Friday shows us two choices: sin’s penalty in death or sin’s remedy in grace. If we’re honest, the only difference between these two disciples was that Peter responded to the grace Good Friday offered. Jesus Christ died to pay for our sins.

We have all failed. But God intends the pangs of your shame to lead you away from your guilt and toward His grace. For although sin leads us down into the Hinnom Valley, Jesus offers us the path back out—up to Calvary.

May you recall the Good News of the Lord's sacrifice and His death... a death that could not keep him down, as you go about life this weekend... and celebrate on Sunday by saying "He is not here... He is risen...

He is risen, indeed!


Linking with:

Off The Wall Friday with Nina Marie
Brag About Your Beauties at From Bolt to Beauty
Peacock Party at Wendy’s Quilts and More
Friday Foto Fun at Powered by Quilting
Finished or Not Friday at Alycia Quilts
Scrap Happy Saturday at Super Scrappy
Patchwork & Quilts at The Quilting Patch
Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework
Sunday Stash at QuiltPaintCreate


  1. The yellow, orange and green quilt makes me think of citrus trees!

  2. I love your mod cross and all the thoughts that go with it. Happy Easter! He is risen!!!

  3. Both quilts are lovely, Melva! Happy Easter to you!

  4. The creamsicle quilt is beautiful and I love your modern cross piece. Happy Easter!

  5. Beautiful quilt, it definitely looks like Summertime! I love yours too, pretty feathers!
    Thank you for sharing, and linking up ;)

  6. Ohhh Dreamsicle!!!! its so pretty!
    Sorry about the wind... I am annoyed by it too!!!

  7. Your cross quilt is beautiful and I love the reflection your included with it, too <3