Friday, February 3, 2017

Philippians 2:12b Part 2 of 4 Quilt Block Book

Philippians 2:12b Part 2
We must work out our own salvation with fear and trembling, but not be fearful.
No one can do the hard work of deepening 

our faith, 
our relationship with Christ
our maturity -
both emotional and spiritual.

Tonight I'm going to share how I used to see the verse.  In the next post, I'm going to share what I've learned via study of this verse - it's amazing what God is showing me. Amazing.
I wrote here and here that I am working on boundaries right now.  Naturally, this is how I'm approaching my Bible study time.

As a young mother, I believed I could save my kids....
if I was a good enough example,
if I pushed them hard enough,
if we were in church every time the doors were open,
if we did family devotions.......
you see where I'm going with this?

Now, I've realized that everyone has to work out their own salvation - 
for I am not their Savior!

I'm learning to detach with love.  
I'm learning to pray for my loved ones
instead of 
pushing them.
I'm learning to share my 
experience, strength and hope,
but to give advice sparingly.

I'm learning to get out of God's way 
so that He can have His way.

I'm learning.

LORD, we have gone back over my live and I'm so grateful for all You have taught me over the years.  Moreover, You continue to teach me to get out of Your way so that You can have Your way
in my life and in the lives of the ones I love.

You are teaching me the power of prayer is never a 
"All I can do is pray for you," situation.  

Instead it's a powerfully victorious situation in which I say,  
"Loved One, I am praying for you 
to the King of Kings,
the LORD of LORDS,
the Alpha and Omega!
And, by the way, 
My Dearest One,
we've alre | image tagged in victory waterfall - jared erondu | made w/ Imgflip meme maker

Amen and amen!
Dear Friend,
this is my truth!

Block Holder Books
Would you be interested in learning about a tool that increased my productivity by at least a zillion percent!  
Perhaps a tiny exaggeration.  
I made both books 
finished the last ten blocks of 
my Simple Scrappy Sampler 
in less than two days!
How did this happen?
1) I spent one evening making the books.
2) Then I cut up blocks for the rest of my blocks for the Sampler and placed them in the book.
3) Then, I sat down and sewed them together.  It was the smoothest sewing time I'd ever had!  

Before I knew it, the blocks were finished! I was so surprised when I turned the page in my book and there wasn't another block to sew!

This pattern came from Fresh Fabric Treats: 16 Yummy Projects to Sew from Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes & More with Your Favorite Moda Bake Shop Designers.  The Block Holder Books I made were designed by Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts.

Julie gives very clear instructions for making two sizes of quilt block holder books.  The small book holds blocks up to 10".  The large book holds blocks up to 18".

The closed Block Holder Book.

Here is the book's front cover! 
So pretty!

Here's the inside front cover!
Don't you love the fabric?
It's "Sew Be It" by Debie Hron.

Here's one of my blocks from the
Simple Scrappy Sampler.
I'm using Happy Tones
with a variety of 
white on white fabrics.

I highly encourage you to make these books!  
They are a great project because:

1)  They're pretty!
2)  They're easy!
3) They are a stash busting project!
I only spent $3 or so on flannel!
4) They truly add to productivity!  
5) They make sewing even more fun!

I'm linking up to 


  1. Like the "book". How many pages did you put in?

    1. I put 3 width of book pages in the bigger book. So it hold six blocks, 8 if you use the "front and back cover" pages. I used 4 width of book pages, so it will hold 8 blocks, 10 if you use the "front and back cover" pages. Great question, Bonnie! I'll update the post to include this info! Thank you!