July 10, 2016

Free Block of the Month Wall Quilt - Pattern 7

The year is flying by and it's time to give you the second last block in the 
free Block of the Month Wall Quilt
You Are Blessed

This is the verse for Pattern 7:
You’re blessed when you get your inside world — your mind and heart — put right. Then you can see God in the outside world.
Matthew 5:8

 My husband and I live in a beautiful area of God’s creation - rainforest, beach, ocean, lots of places to walk in the bush, wonderful flora and fauna. I find it hard to understand people who can’t see how amazing God is when they look at the intricacies and beauty of nature.

 Light dawned as to why this happens, when I read our verse for this month’s block. It’s only when our inside world is put right that we can see God in the outside world. How amazing that Jesus came to make it possible to get our mind and heart put right. We can have a new page in our life every day — no need to always be trying “to turn over a new leaf”. 

I do hope and pray that you are blessed as you stitch this block. You can download the free pattern 

I've had one of those 'bits and pieces' weeks. We have had some very restless nights with my husband having a bad cough and his skin condition playing up, so with being very tired, I have been feeling rather lazy and not too interested in sitting at the sewing machine. There's been a couple of medical appointments, the dishwasher to be given its regular deep clean, a Community Morning Tea to attend, and yet another attempt at getting our modem with the right settings so that the phone doesn't drop out.  Then yesterday morning when I turned on my computer I couldn't believe my eyes, as everything had been reset as if it was new and never been used - no emails, no favourites, no programme settings - all disappeared!  After the initial panic, I guessed it was probably an automatic upgrade to the operating system that had gone wrong, so I did a system restore and thankfully everything came back to the status quo.

About the only crafty thing that I did accomplish in the week was to upload the Raspberry Sherbet Table Runner to my Craftsy Store.

The runner is quite simple to make, but very effective with the colours offset by the black contrast. The pattern is available here.

My latest Patchwork & Stitching magazine arrived yesterday and I was happy to see my name on the front cover!  Yes, there's an article about me in it!  I'll show you more next time.

Happy stitching,


  1. Val, I 'upgraded' to Windows 10 recently and had so many problems so have gone back to Windows 7. Eventually our old computer will die and we will have to buy a new one with Windows 10 installed but until then I will continue to enjoy the familiar Windows 7. I am glad you were able to restore everything. Whew!

  2. I love your BOM's and have been saving them, I think it would make a wonderful gift too, so hopefully I can print them out and start working on one.


  3. Thanks, Val! I enjoyed reading your thoughts on this verse. Thank you for the block, too.


  4. I continue to enjoy everyone of your beautiful works of art. God didn't bless me with the hand embroidery genes. I am a quilter but I think I need to branch out and have MORE fun, I also enjoy your Love of Jesus, we need MORE people to Love Our Lord and Savior !!

    Blessings to you and yours,
    Linda Janovitz


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