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!

About katyquilts

I am a wife, mom of four amazing adult kids, and a former librarian. I love making everything from traditional quilts to art quilts. I am thankful to God my Father and Creator for the gift of creativity!
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11 Responses to Finish It Up Friday ~ Mourning Has Broken

  1. Janice Holton says:

    Love everything about this post! A beautiful quilt creation and a beautiful testimony.

  2. jean says:

    I’m so sorry for the grief you have been feeling with this broken relationship. And I do hope you find the peace you so much desire to have. Love and prayers, Jean

  3. Beautiful in every way.

  4. quiltipatti says:

    today’s blog post really rung a bell in my heart. i’ve been through the broken friendship for no reason. i’m glad you know what happened with yours. mine ended with silence. your quilt is perfect – love the name, love the design, love the quilting. the quilt looks great hanging on the fence. patti in florida

  5. DONNA says:

    Love the quilt, love the name, love the song and Love you 💕. Advent is a season of Hope, so hopeful you will experience a reconciliation and peace this Christmas.🎄

  6. lois92346 says:

    It’s a lovely little quilt, Katy, and I pray your relationship with your friend will heal in time.

  7. Janet O. says:

    The finish is beautiful!
    I love that name, Katy. So much better than just “Mourning”. When I was in chamber choir in high school we sang the popular “Morning Has Broken.” Several seniors died in car accidents that year and we actually sang the song at one of the funerals.
    I hope the reconciliation and healing come for you, but I know you know the source of our peace, no matter how others choose to respond.

  8. Sandi says:

    I love your mourning quilt too!! Hugs,

  9. A lovely quilt, Katy, full of meaning. The photo on the fence with the snow is perfect – all the colors coordinate so well!

  10. 123terri says:

    Love your Mourning has Broken quilt! I agree the snow is perfect as a backdrop, but now the snow can go. lol

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