Maybe I've mentioned that I have a soft spot for quilts? I also have a love-hate relationship with doing them. When it's going well I love it; that may be half the time. When it's not going well or I have to do the binding I detest it!
This one was a long dreamed of project. I've always loved the Mariner's Compass pattern but knew it was WAY beyond my piecing skills. Lo and behold I found it in an easier pattern and did the dance of joy all the way to the register.
I've been working on this comforter for Kaitlyn's bed for quite awhile. It needs the binding stitched on two sides. Have I mentioned that I hate binding? Butterflies and pastels were the girls' choice by the way.
The Helping Hands group at church usually uses the Trip Around the World pattern for the comforters it does for auction.
Sometimes the pattern is known as Sunshine and Shadows.
(Note: Found this one on the internet)
It seems that this is the pattern God has for us now. The sunshine of being together with everyone well set against the shadows of sickness and separation and difficulty. I know the Master Quilter has a plan for the quilt of our lives that is good.
"For I know the plans I have for you, " declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
I will choose to trust Him.
Soli Deo gloria