I often tell readers who leave comments on my blog how much they have encouraged me. In the harsh world in which we live, it's easy to get weighed down with worry, disappointment, even despair. It's at those times that my spirit is lifted by an encouraging word.
That's our focus for Block 2 in the free Apples of Gold quilt pattern! Our verse for this month comes from Proverbs 12:25:
Worry weighs a person down;
an encouraging word cheers a person up.
It's a quick little stitchery block surrounded by some very simple piecing. I used chain stitch on the leaves for variety and it helps make them stand out too.
I hope you like this new block. You can download it here.
Don't forget to share my Apples of Gold button on your blog and tell your friends. All the blocks in this free quilt will be available for the whole year.
Do you remember the Thoughts in Thread quilt from last year? It hangs on the wall above my sewing machine. I have a wonderful cabinet for my machine, but truth is, I use it so much, that I tend to leave it up and exposed. It really needed a cover to keep the dust out and I had a few bits and pieces over from the quilt, so ....
The Stitched with Love Sewing Machine cover: