Finish It Up Saturday ~ It Is Well

I’ve been hearing this song over and over in my head in recent weeks. This little piece feels a bit like a companion piece to Mourning Has Broken.

There is an Accuquilt downloadable embroidery file you can use to applique these skinny letters down, but I prefer fusing and then quilting tightly over top. Matchstick quilting can be very meditative, and it was certainly called for here.

I love text quilts, but making letters is a daunting task. Or it was, until I got an alphabet die. I used a solid white for the backing and facing.

This message was not to be constrained by a border or binding.

Yes, they seem to belong together, though one is very traditional and the other, very modern.

Here are the lyrics to this hymn., written by Horatio Spafford.

  1. When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
    When sorrows like sea billows roll;
    Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
    It is well, it is well with my soul.
    • Refrain:
      It is well with my soul,
      It is well, it is well with my soul.
  2. Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
    Let this blest assurance control,
    That Christ hath regarded my helpless estate,
    And hath shed His own blood for my soul.
  3. My sin—oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!—
    My sin, not in part but the whole,
    Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
    Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!
  4. For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live:
    If Jordan above me shall roll,
    No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life
    Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.
  5. But, Lord, ’tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait,
    The sky, not the grave, is our goal;
    Oh, trump of the angel! Oh, voice of the Lord!
    Blessed hope, blessed rest of my soul!
  6. And Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight,
    The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
    The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
    Even so, it is well with my soul.

I pray all is well with your soul today. Have a good one.

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Finish It Up Friday ~ Mourning Has Broken

I love this little quilt it ended up at 28 by36 inches.

This backing fabric must be 30 years old, but it’s perfect.

I used the grid quilting to add texture, without another design element.

The snow seemed a fitting backdrop.

A big thanks to readers, Janet and Jean, for the title. Janet mentioned Mourning due to the mourning prints I used. Jean suggested, Mourning has Broken, a play on words from the song title.

It is more perfect than they could have known. You see, I’ve been grieving a broken relationship for a while now. I’ve been praying about it for months. I’ve owned my part and apologized, but I’m still waiting for reconciliation and restoration. With this quilt, with this name, Mourning Has Broken, I feel new hope. I will move past mourning and into praising God for what will be. Even without visual evidence, I believe it’s a new day.

Here are the lyrics to the song, Morning Has Broken. It makes total sense to substitute the word, Mourning.


“Morning Has Broken”

Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for them springing fresh from the Word

Sweet the rain’s new fall, sunlit from Heaven
Like the first dew fall, on the first grass
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden
Sprung in completeness where His feet pass

Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning
Born of the One Light Eden saw play
Praise with elation, praise every morning
God’s re-creation of the new day

Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for them springing fresh from the Word

Have a lovely day!

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Alphabet Soup

I showed a jumble of letters yesterday. I would love to use Grunge as a background, but I don’t have any. I shopped my stash for possibilities.

I used this die to cut my letters. They end up 2 inches tall.

It’s kind of fun to shop your stash when you haven’t seen it in a while!

Have a great day!

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WIP Wednesday

I have several works in progress at the moment. Here are a few I can share. My Land That I Love top is in the frame. Now I need to figure out how to quilt it.

I had a little idea for a text quilt, but I need to find a background.

I have the backing sorted for my Buckeye Beauty quilt and I even have the binding ready.

I’m behind on my Ladies Aid BOM. I hope to get the last two blocks prepped today.

Lastly, here is a blog I follow and love, Quilting Twin. If you heck out Keryn’s most recent post, you can see her progress on our Two and Four QAL. Grab a cup of coffee first though, you may be there a while. ☺️

Have a good one!

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In the quiet….

It’s no secret that I don’t love snow.

But the occasional early morning, when I have no place to go and coffee at hand, I can enjoy the view from my windows. There is also a certain quiet after the snow falls. It is a different sort of quiet, like the whole world is standing still, and holding it’s breath.

It is beautiful. God covers the world in white and reminds me that all things can be made clean and new.

I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to all of you who shopped through my links this weekend. Your support means the world to me. As of yesterday, my blog has been around for 13 years! Crazy. Every year at this time, I ask myself, do I start deleting things? Or continue to pay the bill for all the web storage I use? Your support made that an easy decision this year.

In case you are still in the shopping mood, both Accuquilt and Fat Quarter Shop have extended their Cyber Monday deals through midnight tonight. Connecting Threads has their sale continuing through December 1st.

Have a great day!

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November Wrap Up

This month has been crazier than usual, but I squeezed in a few small finishes.

Yep, small indeed! I did finish my Mourning Has Broken quilt also. I’ll share that soon. It looks like I haven’t done much sewing. I actually have, but not much that I can share just yet. I’ve got a number of projects in the works for Accuquilt that I can’t wait to show you!

Have a great day!

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Cyber Monday This and That

Thanks to everyone for all the wonderful recent comments! You are all so sweet! Once again, my readers have provided the perfect quilt name. My purple quilt shall be called, Mourning Has Broken! A little play on the song title and the reproduction mourning prints. It feels perfect!

And I found the perfect binding fabric in my stash!

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We sure did! There is nothing like time spent with family. E1 spent the night on Friday, and E2 stayed Saturday night. Today, E3 is coming.

I really hate shopping, but if I can do it from my couch? Then I’m all in! I’ll be doing a bit of shopping online this morning with my coffee. Here are a few links in case you didn’t have time to shop over the weekend.

First off, the Accuquilt deals continue!

Next, Fat Quarter Shop continues with more Flash Sales and lots of other great deals!

Fat Quarter Shop Cyber Monday Sale 2021

Last, but not least, Connecting Threads always has fantastic Cyber Monday deals.

Have a wonderful day!

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Slow Stitching Sunday

Mr. Wonderful and I flew into Michigan early Thursday. Those red eye flights are rough! But after a quick nap, we enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at Daughter #2’s house. Friday, we had a family day here. We sure missed our Michigan kids!

I snuck in a little quilting time yesterday. Today, I’ll get the binding done on this. I have severe options.

The first makes for too much black. The second is too pink. I’m sure I can find something.

Michigan welcomed us with snow.

Yikes! It’s cold!

Have a great day!

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More Purple

I really need to come up with a name for this! I finished all my blocks.

I thought I would add sashing and cornerstones.

But decided to go with alternate plain blocks. I wish I had a bolt of this gray fabric. It’s so useful!

Stay tuned.

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Shopping anyone?

It’s shopping season! I thought I’d round up the best deals for you right here.

Connecting Threads always has great Black Friday deals. Click here to shop 25% off site wide!

Accuquilt has 44% off AND free shipping right now! See details below.

And the Fat Quarter Shop 20% off everything sale continues!

Fat Quarter Shop Black Friday Sale 2021

These are affiliate links, so if you end up making a purchase after clicking through from my site, I make a small commission. Yo don’t pay anymore, but that small kickback helps to offset the cost of hosting this blog.

Have a great day and happy shopping!

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