Here are my latest blocks for the Names of Jesus Quilt Study group.
For week 15 the name is Lord/Kyrios and the block is Royal Cross which I fused and machine appliqued with richly patterned fabrics to represent the awesomeness of our Lord. It makes me think of a richly decorated gold and enameled cross from the Renaissance.
"that at the name of Jesus every knee whould bow, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." -Philippians 2:10-11
Friend is the name for week 16 and the block is Friendship Circle. This block was fused and machine quilted with fabrics in shades of blue and turquoise on the cream on cream background. For some reason blue seemed to me to be the perfect color to represent a friend.
"The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and they say, 'Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and 'sinners.''" _Matthew 11:19
"Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends" _John 15:13
Under the influence of Kaffe Fassett, I am attempting to be more bold in my use of fabrics. I've always loved richly colored and patterned fabrics but had no idea how to use them in my quilts. Now I'm putting patterns and colors together that I never would have in the past, and I usually like the results. I'm even cutting up large patterns into very small pieces and letting them lie as they fall in the pattern without trying to fussy cut and carefully arrange each piece of a pattern in the parts of the block. Believe it or not, that center medallion in the Friendship Circle was not planned, it just happened and pleasantly surprised me.