Recently one of my girls asked why I don't do those fancy quilts with all the hand stitching anymore like their baby quilts and the answer came easily....TIME! But that doesn't mean that my heart isn't continually drawn to wanting to do some quilting and I've learned to satisfy that desire with simpler quilts that can more easily be put together and have a bit more heart to them since they seem to be created out of a desire to bless someone.
Like the lap quilt I stitched together late last fall that centered around a heart and which had the stitches prayed over as I thought about the single mom who was due in the weeks ahead with a baby expected to have complications.
Praise God for all those who prayed for this baby as the scenario was much better than ever expected.
Or like the lap quilt I stitched together during the winter for a sweet friend adopting a new daughter.
Somehow a heart got thrown in the middle of the quilt at the last moment as I stitched and prayed for her adoption journey.
Or like my most recent lap quilt put together this spring for a beautiful young bride-to-be whose stress level kept increasing.
Taking the excess fabric from the sewing done for the reception decorating, a large heart was crafted in the middle.
As I made each stitch, I prayed that she would be reminded of God's great abundant love for her which would provide her perfect peace and rest as she neared her wedding day.
Each quilt simply sewn with plenty of heart and prayer! Someday perhaps there will be more time for fancy stitching quilts, but until then I think I'll keep sewing quilts with love!
Thank you to all who have stopped by here to take a glimpse at my quilt. If you are a quilter and are interested in entering a quilt with its story OR if you'd love to browse through MANY beautiful quilt links, please stop over to visit Amy at the spring Bloggers Quilt Festival (or click on the link on my sidebar anytime)
Enjoy this beautiful spring day in your garden!