Like everyone else, I have been watching tragedy after tragedy hit Japan. My heart was breaking for these people…but how could I help?
Did you know it snowed the other day in Japan? Since I live in Florida, I had a hard time imagining this. The truth is…I never knew that Japan got snow.
I’m sorry…geography is not my strength.
So now I was concerned about mothers trying to keep their babies warm while they are homeless. Then I heard about someone collecting quilts to give to Japan.
I ran to my fabric stash and started pulling stuff out. I found some fabric that all went togther and started cutting 8 inch squares.
When all the fabric was cut I started laying it all out…God is good…
Just the right amount for a baby quilt.
My mother told me once that when you are ironing you should be praying for the person that it belongs to…
So as I ironed the quilt squares, I prayed for the dear baby that would soon be wrapped in this quilt and the mother that would hold her.
I then found some quilt batting . Yep…once again…perfect. God is good.
I knew I didn’t have time to hand quilt the quilt…this child needed it now..
So I went to my machine and started sewing what my mother use to call “stitch in the ditch”…you just sew in the seams
I was putting it all together and trying to figure out what I was going to use for the binding when a memory flashed through my mind. I darted to my craft closet and start pulling things out…
Sure enough, there it was…
…binding I had made years ago that happened to match the fabric I was using. WOW…God is good.
Now I was getting really excited and then it got even better…
Remember, I recently learned how to print on fabric.
I ran to my computer and looked up how to say “Jesus loves you” in Japanese. I printed it out on muslin…
My quilt is now done…God is good.
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