Sunday, June 11, 2017

Philippians 3:12 Part 2/2 Organization for the Pretzel Twist

Philippians 3:12

Like Paul, I certainly attempt to love, to serve and to know Christ, but know my efforts are imperfect.  Sometimes my list seems -and is - overwhelming resulting in inaccurate negative thoughts: "I fall short!" or "I can never be good enough."
Then these lies are forced back by knowing that every day, He works in us - every day is a learning opportunity in Him. So, I'll relax with my Big Brother - Jesus - knowing that He has already taken hold of these - and us - on the cross.
LORD, thank You for reminding me that when I'm hard on myself, 
You are gentle,
when I'm expecting too much of myself,
You are accepting of my sincere efforts,
when I'm discouraged, 
You encourage me,
when I'm happy,
You dance with me!

Father, teach me to dance even more!
Let's dance together!

Pretzel Quilt Process
So, after communicating with Janice and reading her post about the Pretzel Quilt, here's my process!

First, I laid out all my supplies:
the pattern, the project board and sewn pieces like this.
The wood piece is my future 
DIY portable ironing board.
I'm going to use this as a 
large project board

 Then, I realized I needed the pieces laid out like this instead.

I blocked off each part of the pattern 
so I could focus better.

I laid out my pieces in groups of four
so that I could make
a full block.
 I carried my board to my sewing table and placed my project board 
on my rolling storage cart.
 And, wala!  
My first "big block" was finished!

 It's funny, I did try to sew and talk on the phone with subsequent blogs.  Not a good idea.  Janice said, "Don't get distracted."  She was right.  My seam ripper and I spent some quality time together.....  :)

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  1. This is a very nice block. How many blocks are in the quilt?

    1. There are a total of 48 small blocks. Four of these blocks make what I am calling "big blocks". There are 12 big blocks. It's a great little pattern and fairly easy to make. Organization and working on it a bit every day is key to success - at least for me! :) Thank you for visiting!

  2. Cool block! Definitely need to concentrate on this one.

    1. Yes! It is really a fun quilt! I'm beginning to understand how optical illusions are created with fabric! Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

  3. that is a neat block, I would certainly get it all tangled

    1. It's really fun! I have to lay it out when I'm sure there will be minimal interruptions. I also turn off the t.v. and radio while I'm laying it out so that I can concentrate. Did I mention that I also talk to myself - a lot? :) Thank you for stopping by and commenting!

  4. That is a great pattern. I could definitely see using this pattern to use up some scraps. You're doing a fantastic job! --Andrea

    1. Thank you so very much! I'm really enjoying it!

  5. Wonderful block. I can see how you would have to pay attention though.

    1. Yes! I do! But, you know, now that I'm further along, I'm thinking about making another one! They are addicting! :) Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts!

  6. I'm glad I wasn't the only one who had to rip seams on this one. Now, it's been so long since I've worked on it, I'm probably going to have to relearn everything! Your blue and yellow combo is looking pretty!!

    1. Oh my! Did I ever rip seams! But, I'm so glad I've made it - no regrets!