Monday, June 26, 2017

Philippians 3:18-19 Part 1. Hand Quilting - Mini Tutorial

Philippians 3:18-19 Part 1
"...many live as enemies of the cross of Christ"
Paul has reminded us that he has repeatedly made this statement.  And now he makes it again:  
Who is Paul weeping for?
He describes them in verse 19.  But, alas, I am getting ahead of myself.

Our verse today is verse 18.
For, as I have often told you before 
and now tell you again even with tears, many live as enemies 
of the cross of Christ.
Philippians 3:18

My dear reader, is there someone you weep for as well?  Someone you love who is living as an enemy of the cross?  

I've been there, too.  
It's a tough road.
Believe me.
I know.

But there's hope in our despair!

Remember this verse 
with courage based on what you know God can do, 

with certainty and hope in the God who loves you - and your loved one, 

with confidence that He who is faithful holds your hand right now and always!

 My dear reader,
Abba, thank You for gently calling me and guiding my fingers on the keyboard today. Thank you for Your presence as we face difficult circumstances.  I pray, my LORD, that You will rain your comfort, strength and courage on us all that we may come to You in confidence and face our enemy with Your power!  Let us laugh at the days to come!
Face, Smiling, Laughing, Smiling Face

She is clothed with strength and dignity; 
she can laugh at the days to come.
Psalm 31:25

Hand Quilting - Mini Tutorial
I don't have a ton of experience with hand quilting, but I have learned a bit during this project!  
I have to send out a huge thank you to Kathy and to those who participate her Sunday Slow Stitching link ups as they have inadvertently been so helpful as they have shared their own experiences!  

I started out by glue basting my mini quilt.

Here is a close up of my hand quilting!
I drew lines 1/4" in
to guide my stitching.
I used a pin to mark 
where to begin my next stitch.  
Here's a closeup of 
the backside of my stitching
with the pin marker.
It's not perfect - 
and that's ok with me!  :)
I'm looking forward to 
dedicating more time to this project 
after I finish Patrick's Strength!

I'm linking up to


  1. Your mini quilt is so cute. I love the hexagon with stitcheri, and the hand quilting is nice. :-)

    1. It's nice to see you again, Birthe! Thank you for your kind comments! I am really enjoying this project! I also joined her Out in Nature Stitching Club. That will be on hold for a bit, but I really like Mollie's (from Wild Olive) designs! Take good care!