Sunday, February 19, 2023

Sew & Tell ~ February 20, 2023


I finished #8/52 mini quilts... this one is my artistic expression of the section of Scripture from Exodus 28.  My daughter and I took a little extra time and did a shared synopsis of the stones placed on the piece, the properties of them as well as the meanings and significance of them.  

The Breastpiece

15 “Fashion a breastpiece for making decisions—the work of skilled hands. Make it like the ephod: of gold, and of blue, purple and scarlet yarn, and of finely twisted linen. 16 It is to be square—a span long and a span wide—and folded double. 17 Then mount four rows of precious stones on it. The first row shall be carnelian, chrysolite and beryl; 18 the second row shall be turquoise, lapis lazuli and emerald; 19 the third row shall be jacinth, agate and amethyst; 20 the fourth row shall be topaz, onyx and jasper. Mount them in gold filigree settings. 21 There are to be twelve stones, one for each of the names of the sons of Israel, each engraved like a seal with the name of one of the twelve tribes.

The placement of the "stones" is from right to left, as the Hebrew language is read.  Interestingly enough, not all translations list the same gemstones in the same order.  I am using The Message Bible in my readings. 

It was a fun and creative activity and helped to get the Word a bit more engrained in my brain.

Among other quilty items I finished or worked on... The "Toy Boats" quilt for a customer and HS classmate/friend.

I made a number of repairs to clothing and snow pants and cleared off my cutting table with several hours left to begin sandwiching and quilting another one of the 8 quilt tops for another customer.  I pulled a green and white one out...

I have a few lines of quilting on it and will mark the remaining lines as if I get time this week.  We will be doing final packing and prep for our trip.  You can expect that I will be rather silent on the web for a period of time but have the posts/stories for Sew & Tell scheduled so that you can all show off your creative endeavors.  The link-up opens at 7:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) Sunday evenings and remains open until 5pm (MT) on Friday.  You are able to link up blogs or social media links, or even a YouTube video, if you would like.  And if you have more than one link to share, that's ok too.  Invite your friends. The more the merrier!  

Last week I spaced the features... I'm not sure where my mind was, other than preoccupied about something.  Sorry folks... I am an imperfect person who is sometimes forgetful. 🙈 The most recent parade had some great shares.  These are the ones that captured my fancy.

Andree shared a project from a class where she learned a technique to make stones.  She shared a meditation card as well.  Both have given me ideas for future mini quilts.

Jocelyn shared four scrappy patchwork quilts she is making to be given to a nursing home.

And from Joy's Jots, Shots & Whatnots we have a beautiful Quilt of Valor that was pieced by a group of quilters on QOV National Sew Day.

It's your turn now!  Join the party, talk amongst yourselves by visiting a few links and leaving some kind words.  

Keep Piecing,


Linking with:

Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework
Sunday Stash at QuiltPaintCreate
Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
Monday Musings at Songbird Designs
To Do Tuesday at Quilt Schmilt


  1. You are staying so busy, Melva . Love the mini quilt and the inspiration behind it. Have a lovely week.

  2. If I recall you are going someplace warm; enjoy the break! I love your scripture quilt. Is this one a week you are making as you read your way through. Quite the impressive task.

  3. Thanks so much for the feature. Love the Toy Boats.

  4. I love your Mini Quilt based on Exodus 28!!!! What a fun activity to bring God’s Word to life! I had made a sailboat block with my Accuquilt. It was fun! Yours reminds me of the boats I see in San Diego’s waters. What a pretty green quilt!
    We are all forgetful at times! I’m glad you will have a nice trip!

  5. Beautiful mini Melva. Thank you for hosting the link party. Thinking of you as you get ready to head out on your vacation. Enjoy 😉 Carol

  6. Fun mini, Melva!!! I love all those verses in the OT where they talk about fine linen and dyed fabrics and anything fiber!!! My DH is a rock hound so he's especially interested in these stones!!! The colors are what excite me! And this history, of course!!!

  7. I like your little quilt with the stones. The sailboat quilt turned out so cute!

  8. So many fun quilts Melva. Thank you for sharing them, for hosting your linky party, and for linking with To Do Tuesday.

  9. Enjoy your time in the beach Melva, have a great rest!

  10. Hi Melva, thanks so much for the feature 😀