Saturday, September 3, 2016

Krystle's Quilt

One of my best friends and her family are moving to Argentina in just a few short months so serve as missionaries with an organization called Reaching and Teaching.  They've been working toward this goal for YEARS and it's finally becoming a reality and my heart is rejoicing...and crying.  So, as I saw someone else say, "What do we do when there are life changing circumstances?  We make quilts."

The center world map is a free quilt pattern from Shwin and Shwin.  It only made a lap sized quilt though and I wanted something Krys could wrap up in and cuddle with so I decided to add some boarders.  

Plus, Krys and I both love to read and since I found this fantastic Jane Austen text print I felt the need to use it in large pieces so you could actually read it!  

I used straight strips (which a few random hearts thrown in when I had to join the strips) and half square triangles to make the chevron boarder.    

The back is a lot more (large) half square triangles in different designs.  

This is only the 2nd whole quilt I've ever machine quilted and it's much better than the last one I did but I had fun making it and it went pretty smoothly! (yay for my walking foot!)

So Krys, went you use this (PLEASE use it!!!), remember how much we love you and that you're continually being covered by our prayers.  

If you've made it to the end of the post, yay!!!  If you're interested in making a donation to Brandon and Krystle and their ministry (every little bit helps!  They're responsible for 100% of their fund raising and they won't have jobs outside the ministry once they move either)  consider making a donation to them here.  (They're about 2/3 of the way down the page.)

1 comment:

Snickerdoodle Stew said...

This is so amazing, Gina! I got tears in my eyes remembering friends we've sent off to the mission field. I know your friend will be blessed, seeing this quilt and remembering those that are praying for them back home.