July 17, 2011

Free Pattern - Consider the Lilies Pattern 7

It's free pattern time again - number seven in the Consider the Lilies Block of the Month design. This month we are starting Block 3.  This block is all about worry ... or rather some advice about


Sometimes it's easier said, than done!

But there's plenty of advice in the Bible - Matthew 6: 31-34

Don't worry and ask yourselves,
“Will we have anything to eat?
Will we have anything to drink?
Will we have any clothes to wear?”

Only people who don't know God are always worrying about such things.
Your Father in heaven knows that you need all of these ...

Don't worry about tomorrow.
It will take care of itself.

Here's my favourite section of Block 3:

I really enjoyed making these pumpkins.  When I was designing this particular block, I had "designer's cramp" - I just couldn't find the right thing to depict the theme. All I knew was that I wanted something from nature. After a few days thinking and getting nowhere, I asked my DH for some ideas.  He said, "You need something like a field of wheat swaying in the breeze!"  Isn't he brilliant?!!  The moment he said that, it all came together in my mind.  The pumpkins and wheat remind me of God's rich provision.. We don't need to be spending our energy worrying about tomorrow.
There's an easy-to-make Shoo Fly block (don't you love that name!)

and a few squares and pieces around the edges: 

I hope you like this next instalment. 
You can download the file from the usual web page here.

We're having a wonderful holiday, lots of bushwalking, bird spotting, and just plain relaxing ... and we have a good signal for our wireless internet this week, so I had no trouble uploading your free pattern!

Happy stitching!


Jessica said...

Lovely block. And the sentiment is something I really need to remind myself of a lot - I am a huge worrier.

Anne-Mette said...

Tahkn you so very much for sahring your lovely pattern with us :-).

Penny P said...

Thanks again, Val, for another wonderful message and quilt block. I'm just now finishing up block 5, and went to download today's block and realized I missed block 6! Some catching up to do!

Rian said...

Hi Val,
Thanks for the new pattern. I like it very much. I had read the Bible and was wondering what the next pattern would be.(and the fourth ofcourse) I like the wheat. Great idea from your husband.
greetings from a wet Holland

StitchinByTheLake said...

Oh I love this one Val...I so appreciate you giving us these. blessings, marlene

Allie said...

Oh VAL - I love it so much - and the verse! Thank you dear girl, and I'm so glad you're enjoying your holiday! It sounds wonderful!

Marsha said...

It's great to hear you are enjoying your holiday and relaxing. Thank you for another wonderful block. Each one is more beautiful! I love those pumpkins.

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Another lovely block, Val. Thank you! :)

Christine M said...

I love the pumpkins and wheat. Good to see you've got rid of your designer's cramp!

Penny said...

Thanks Val. Love it!

Vicki ♥ said...

This is a lovely block just like the others. Thanks heaps Val :)

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Love this block -but then I love them all! You have such a gift with design, dear Val. :-)
I have been reading a book by Dale Carnegie, "How to Stop Worrying" and it's wonderful - but best of all he talks about God all the time and handing our concerns over to the Father, as well as offering simple commonsense and advice.
Must make some Shoo Fly blocks for my 30's bed quilt...it's lovely.
Enjoy your time away!