|Made from Grandma's pieced blocks.|
|This is one of the blocks that I talk about below.. I had to|
put the ribbon to cover up stitches that did not do anything
for the pillow. The button is probably 40 years old.
|This is the three pillows together. For some reason the one with the check would not down load , but you can see it here. I put navy blue velvet ribbon and the button to make it more feminine,|
|This is the one I did that is more for a man. I did not add trim except for an old button.|
In my teen years Grandma lived with us. She had her own little room that she could close off if she wanted to. On the floor was a big box of scraps that different people gave her. She lay in the bed and pieced together quilt tops. Most of the time crazy quilts. Just adding a piece until it was big enough for a quilt then start another one. Somewhere along the way she saw a pattern and just tried to make it. I didn't realize this recently.
Last year, when Mom passed away, we had to go through the attic. We found some blocks that Grandma had pieced together way back in the later 50's.I knew they were hers because she always used #8 quilting thread and sewed them a certain way. You would never pulled her thread apart. Even after all those years the thread is still good.
Each one of us got 3 blocks. I looked at them and thought they were so ugly. I put them away and thought one day I would get them out and do something with them. I found them last week. This week I decided to try my hand at something most people would throw away.
I did the one for a man first. Then I was hooked~ I just had to finish the other two. If you could have seen how ugly the squares were ~ Well, I am proud that I took something ugly and made something, in my opinion, very pretty.
That's the way our Lord is. He will take our lives ~ ugly,warped, scarred, tangled, nothing much to look at, probably ready for the garbage ~ and will make something beautiful out of nothing if we let Him. I may not be much to look at physically but the Lord has worked on my life and hopefully others see the beauty of Jesus seen in me. I do desire my life to reflect Him.
I wish all of you a very Happy Thanksgiving. As you gather with friends and family ~ stop and count some of your blessings. They are many!