For me, Easter is always a time of reflection and hope. At this season I am reflecting on the matchless sacrifice of Jesus who willingly gave his life in payment for my sins. I am also focusing on the sure hope of eternal life and the resurrection of the saints. Reflecting on this hope is especially meaningful and soul-healing because of the recent passing of my father and also of a dear friend.
The quilt-y show and tell for today is an Easter table runner made from twelve 6″ blocks, each signed by its maker.
The ladies in my church’s sewing group exchanged them at our retreat last September. The blocks are wonderfully unique! I love them all.
I arranged one row right side up and the other row upside down so diners on both sides of the table could enjoy the motifs without standing on their heads. I cut the yellow sashing and border strips 2″ wide and quilted loops with yellow thread in the sashing and border. I may add quilting within the blocks at a later date to reduce the pouf created by the loopy quilting. A purple tone-on-tone is the perfect binding color as it echoes the purples within the blocks. I am happy to have finished this friendship block exchange project in time to decorate my dining table with it this year.
Happy Easter, my friends! Click here for some beautiful, reflective Easter music by guitarist Josh Snodgrass.