7 – Birds in the Air

img_20161211_144121.jpgI officially started on the Bible sampler quilt.  I spent a few days thinking about what colors I wanted to use in it as well as fabric type.  I have a good deal of batiks on hand and since I’m going to be paper piecing all 96 blocks I decided batiks it is.

This particular block is made with fabric from Edyta Sitar that I used in a quilt I made for my sister’s birthday this year that I named Elvis.

I thought originally I would make these in numerical order and then I saw the first block had Y seams and thought….let’s start with something easy instead!  This quilt will probably take me through half of 2017 to finish so no hurry on this one.

Update – this is based on a book titled “Bible Sampler Quilt” by Laurie Hird.  I think I might keep a running total of the number of pieces used to make this quilt for the fun of it!  This one has 11 pieces.

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  2. A Bible sampler quilt? that’s sounds fascinating! Please explain how it got the name Bible sampler?

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    1. I wrote about it some more today on my blog but the short story is that’s the name of the book by Laurie Hird. Each block relates to a particular passage based on the name of the block.

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      1. How cool!! I should probably read that, it sounds so interesting!

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  3. You’re a very brave woman to you hand sew batiks with their tight weave. I’m sure it will be beautiful.

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    1. Thank you! Ironically, I like batiks especially because of the tight weave because it helps keep the fabric from stretching.

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  4. Nice contrast with the batik fabrics. Edyta is one of my favorite designers.

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    1. Mine too – she really as a great sense of style and her fabrics always have so much interest in them.

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  5. Paper piecing 96 blocks?!?! Is it called a Bible quilt as you have to use the good book to help you pray to get through it?!?! Wow my hats off to you! I do not like paper piecing ONE block 🙂

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    1. Haha! That’s the name of the book by Laurie Hird so I just started calling it by the book’s name! I think paper piecing is one of those things that people tend to either love it or hate it!

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  6. wow you really like sampler quilts. so this one is all blocks from bible stories? did you finish the other one you were working on?

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    1. The quilt is from the blocks in a book titled “Bible sampler quilt” by Laurie Hird. I like sampler quilts because they always provide a challenge because each block requires a different thought process. It keeps me on my toes!

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  7. I have a similar black batik fabric that I used in a hexagonal table center and I loved the look of it.

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    1. I bet that’s really pretty!

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      1. Batik fabrics are so nice to work with, and I particularly liked the black. It sets off all the other colours.

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