Thursday, February 20, 2014

Quilt with an Inscription


In my last bout of quilt-buying I found this gorgeous finished quilt, quite old and in great condition. What I really liked about it was that the squares were separated by solid strips, because I was looking for a quilt to embroider words on.


"In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for You alone, O Lord, make me to dwell in safety."


It runs down the length of the quilt now. I just embroidered freehand, though you could chalk some guide letters in.


It's a beautiful quilt anyway. Beautiful concentric half-squares of quilting, like you see above. She started in one corner and worked her way outward.


The back is beautiful faded brown, pieced from several fabrics. Much of the quilting is done with black thread.


Some fabric details--great faded, cool tones.


11 comments:

Davene Grace said...

What an absolutely wonderful idea to add that text to this quilt!

Izzy said...

I like the look of all the beautiful quilts you display on the blog, but I think that stitching a verse on one is such a lovely idea I just had to comment. It's inspired me to do a little embroidery!
Izzy
http://14-things.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/embroidery-psalm-106-vs-1.html

Kelley said...

We memorized this verse as our little ones were tucked into their beds each night. Love this 'new' quilt.

Hugs,
Kelley~

Lisa said...

Perfect thing to sleep under!

Lisateresa

Margo said...

what a unique, beautiful quilt! And such a deeply comforting one to a sleeper. . . I assume you are keeping this for one of your beds.

Julian said...

I love that idea! Beautiful quilt.
Christina

Sewn With Grace said...

I love this! So beautiful!

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

Love it--especially the Words!

Anonymous said...

Love this quilt and your embroidery!

~Micah from Texas

The B's said...

How delightful!

Anonymous said...

I love this and...I think we will memorize it too as we tuck our children in. I like Daisy's harmonica. We used to have some pocket pals. Can you still read "Lentil" to her? ~Mary Brooke in ATL

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