"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Are you ready? The Stitch-along begins on Monday...



"The Lord's Prayer" is made up of 26 free embroideries shared over 26 weeks, all coming together as a simply pieced elegant wall quilt in December.

The first block will be shared here on the blog this coming Monday, June 8th, and a new block every Monday after that until early December when we complete the quilt.

I have a special Grab Button over there in my side bar that you can add to your own blog if you like, and please feel free to share the news of this 'permanently free' Lord's Prayer Stitch-along in all your social media, such as your blog, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter etc.
If you want to use similar fabrics and threads to what I have used, you will require:
 

* one yard/metre of solid white or cream fabric for the embroidered blocks
* one yard/metre medium print pink floral
* one yard/metre medium print blue floral
* one yard/metre small print coffee spot floral
* one yard/metre striped pink, blue, coffee floral
* two skeins each of -
Anchor Grey Green 900
Anchor Light Blue 976
DMC Rich Rose 816
DMC Pink 151
 * quilt wadding 42" x 60"
*quilt backing fabric 42" x 60"

 The fabrics used in my quilt are from Tanya Whelan's "Petal" range. If you want you can use a few different blue floral prints, and a few pink floral prints, but I have chosen to use just the one of each.
(it's a good quilt for using your scrap fabric stash)

The quilt has eight rows, and we'll piece the rows as we go along. Block 1 has a row all to itself so the piecing for that row, as well as the first embroidered block, will be shared Monday June 8th.

I've finished three rows, and nine blocks...only five rows and seventeen blocks to go!

hugs



34 comments:

  1. You never fail to deliver or amaze. Thank you for sharing this beautiful design. I'm so looking forward to completing this one for all of these reasons, but most especially because it is the Lord's Prayer :)
    God bless you as you so richly deserve.

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  2. How lovely of you to share this, Jenny. Thank you. xxxxx

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  3. Looking forward to this! Thank-you so much!

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  4. Hi Jenny, your site is lovely and I am eager to do this Stitch-a-long. How wonderfully generous of you to do this.

    Hugs to you,
    Jolene

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    1. May we all be blessed as we stitch this wonderful prayer that Jesus taught, Jolene. x

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  5. This is right up my alley & can't wait to start this beautiful wall hanging or lap blanket. Jenny, you are so talented to share your work for us. Being a Christian person I love all of your scripture, patterns that you have out there on CRAFTSY. Again, Thank you Kindly & I hope to learn more from you.

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  6. Will certainly follow this Thinking of a gift for a close friend.

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  7. . I love the theme of the Lord's Prayer! This is going to be lovingly stitched and enjoyed! Thank you Jenny so much for sharing your gifts with us. :) Love and Hugs, Denise.

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  8. Thank you for the lovely treat. I look forward to Monday.

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  9. Thanks so much! I am looking forward to stitch along and dig deeper into the Lord's prayer!
    Have a wondeerful week!
    Hugs Martina

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  10. Many thanks for your generosity! My youngest daughter is learning to say the Lords prayer at night when we say our prayers, so she will love watching the progress of this quilt. Looking forward to Monday:)
    Shazy

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  11. Oh this looks amazing already. Thank you so much!

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  12. Oh my goodness! Off to get the fabric - I also posted the button on my blog. Thank you, Jenny!!
    hugs
    xxx

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  13. Looking good. Have been using that prayer more over the past months. Especially after normal nightly devotions whilst waiting to sleep. And remembering old hymns. Love the words of "In heavenly love abiding, no change my heart shall fear!"

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  14. Nossa que legal gostaria muito de participar destes lindos bordados.
    Pena no momento estou bem atarefada com meus bordados ,mas vou acompanhar seu progresso .
    Beijos.

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  15. What a beautiful stitch a long. Thank you sweet Jenny for your inspirations and beautiful designs. You have such a beautiful heart, thank you so much for sharing this with us. I will be joining in on this SAL...but as usual, I will be the slowpoke. Of course, it really doesn't matter. LOL. Keeping all of you and yours in my thoughts and prayers as always. Huge Hugzzzz

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  16. I forgot to say that you are such a blessing in the lives of all us who follow you. God Bless and Keep dear friend.

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  17. This is sew beautiful! Thank you for sharing ... :) Pat

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  18. Jenny stop it!! Everytime I come to your blog I find ANOTHER project I want to do!! How will I ever get my own design work done! LOL!
    ((hugz))~Annie

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  19. quero participar dessa criação...como faço para me inscrever??

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    1. Patricia, it is a FREE Stitchalong. Visit the blog every Monday for a new block to stitch. x

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  20. Jenny, I must echo everyone else- you are amazing and generous. I also love seeing all your adventure photos. God Bless. Sandi

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  21. jenny espectacular me encanta el bordado y aquí estaré los lunes para seguirte un abrazo

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  22. I am touched by the theme of this stitch along. Thank you for sharing your talents

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  23. Thank you for sharing, this is beautiful

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  24. I don't know how well I will be able to keep up, but I will be saving the instructions and doing my best, because I love the encouragement the Lord's Prayer brings. Of all of the precious gifts our Savior left for us, this prayer and its pattern for communicating with the Father is among the most beautiful. Thank you for using your artistry to bring it to life. Julie

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  25. Thanks Jenny, I have your button on my blog.This Lord's Prayer will be a great gift to give a friend and will enjoy making it .

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  26. cant wait to see this one all over the world Jen-girl!!! Well done!!! xoxoxox sugary sweet ones hunny <3 :o)

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  27. Thank You. I'm so happy PatsPatter.com shared your site and this precious embroidery of the Lord's prayer with me..

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  28. So excited about this SAL. I'm moving during this time and will be on the road for 6 days but hopefully I'll catch up after unpacking. Thank you for sharing your talent and love of God! deanie dot dreams at gmail dot com

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  29. Thank you for designing such a beautiful quilt. This is on my 2015 project list..and I will enjoy making at least one and saying a prayer for my loved ones as I go along. It will make a lovely gift for very special people.

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It's always nice to receive feedback on a blog post, so *thank you* for taking time to comment!
I will try to reply via email unless you are a 'no reply blogger' which means you'll have to check for my reply in the comments. Of course, life is a rather hazardous activity, isn't it? So if I don't respond to your comment that's the reason why - life simply stepped in...
hugs
Jenny
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