DWMonday ~ Arrows

Our pastor and his wife have grown their multicultural family through adoption. Such a beautiful thing! Their youngest son turned one year old on September 1st. Days later, they received a phone call informing them that his birth mother just had a baby girl. The birth mom requested that they adopt this sweet baby as well. Their instant response was YES! Can you imagine? They have three weeks (now two since they learned about this a week ago today), to get paperwork filed, fingerprints processed, and funds gathered. Most people have nine months to prepare, imagine only three weeks! Of course, I’m making a quilt. These are the fabrics I’ve chosen.

They are selling T-shirt’s to raise money. The shirts have this verse on them:

Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Psalm 127:4

You can purchase one here if you would like. They are cool shirts and well designed!

Given all of that, I had to make an arrow quilt for this little one. I didn’t have a pattern so I’m making it up as I go. Here’s the start. I strip pieced the pink and white strips (they are cut 1 1/2 inches wide), then folded the strip set in half, right sides facing. Then when I cut the 45 degree angles, I had two pieces in mirror image.

I drew a pattern to paper piece the arrowhead. It took a few tries to get it to look right.

And voila! The rest of the quilt will be easy. Good thing, the shower is next Monday!

I can’t wait to meet and hold their fifth “arrow!” Don’t feel obligated, but they have a Go Fund Me page set up here if you would like to help financially that way. You can also just click that link if you would like to read more about their story.

Have a beautiful day!

Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Psalm 127:4

Linking up with Love Laugh Quilt , Small Quilts and Doll Quilts , Cooking Up Quilts

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing kids, and a librarian. I have been making traditional quilts for ages but have ventured into art qulting in the last several years. I also love to knit socks and mittens and dye my own fabric. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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4 Responses to DWMonday ~ Arrows

  1. Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts says:

    Oh my goodness! That quilt is going to look so cool! I love that you are making an arrow quilt that ties in with the t-shirts. I’m sending special prayers for this family and for you as well Katy. What a blessing! Thanks for sharing on MCM!

  2. lois92346 says:

    How wonderful!!

  3. Jayne says:

    The fabric first of all is gorgeous! Together with your design plans its going to be amazing! What a lucky little girl and what an amazing family!

  4. abydolinger says:

    This will be a wonderful quilt for a sweet baby girl. What a blessing you are to your pastor’s family!

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