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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

More Quilting the Names of God Blocks

Week 6 Stars and Hearts Forever fused, machine applique block for the name LORD/YAHWEH.

I originally placed the hearts on a white and gold background but it was too simple and bland. I wanted this block to represent the deep incomprehensibility of the infinite Lord to his finite creations. To me it also represents God's playfulness toward us.

"God said to Moses, 'I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites:'I AM has sent me to you.'" "God also said to Moses, 'Say to the Israelites, 'The LORD [Yahweh], the God of your fathers--has sent me to you.' This is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation." (Exodus 3:14-15)

Week 8 is a fused, machine applique Purple Coneflower block representing The LORD Who Heals/Yahweh Rophe.

"If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you." -Exodus 15:26 NKJV

Week 9 is a pieced Banner block in red, gold, and metallic gold for the LORD My Banner/Yahweh Nissi.

I did easy half square triangles to make this block and tried them in various configurations until I found the one I wanted. The imagery of the banner brings to mind the colorful photos I've seen of Italian Renaissance festivals with all the colorful costumes and banners, which probably influenced my choice of color arrangement in this block.

"Moses built an altar and called it The LORD is my Banner. He said, 'For hands were lifted up to the throne of the LORD. The LORD will be at war against the Amalekites from generation to generation.'" --Exodus 17:15-16

"See, I willl beckon to the Gentiles, I will lift up my banner to the peoples;... I will contend with those who contend with you, and your children I will save." --Isaiah 49:22,25

The blocks for weeks 5 and 7 are still works in progress and I'm ready to start the block for week 10. I hope to get, and stay, up to date on the blocks for this study.


Barbara C said...

Hi Fran, you're really making a lot of headway with these blocks. How great to see you so productive.

I really love these fabrics. You've found so many wonderul metalics.

Rian said...

I love these blocks (I've loved ALL of them) and I agree that the geese one looks very Renaissance.

Good to see you back in the groove.

diva of quilts said...

Oh, your blocks are wonderful! I can't wait to see them all together in a quilt.

Allison Ann Aller said...

Wonderful to see such spiritual stitching! Great work...