My Quilt for Japan: God is Good

Ever have one of those projects that everything goes right? They don’t happen to me very often soย I wanted to brag about this one since it did…

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.


This is the size of the batting before I cut it…isn’t that amazing?

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 ย “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 excitedย and then itย 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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28 Responses to My Quilt for Japan: God is Good

  1. Kathy

    Wow! You are amazing! You finished your quilt in only a few days, you really inspired me. I am committed to finish a quilt next week as well.

    Thanks!

  2. This brought tears to my eyes. What a beautiful quilt!
    Thanks for visiting my blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Oh Dianne, I love that you did this! ๐Ÿ™‚ I REALLY love that some little Japanese baby will know that Jesus loves her/him…cause I’m sure this little blanket will become a family heirloom that will be cherished forever. God really is good…all the time. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Love ya
    missy

  4. that is a beautiful quilt. I love that you added Jesus loves you to it. It gives me happy tears. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. What a beautiful quilt and you sure did luck out with everything! I hope whoever receives it, enjoys it!
    Thanks for linking it up!

  6. What a great idea. Ive been thinking about something I could send to Japan other than money. Thanks so much for linking up.

  7. What a beautiful quilt! I love how God works…there are NO coincidences!
    BTW, I’m your newest follower ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. This is amazing!! I hope to one day learn how to quilt, it’s such a beautiful physical expression of love!

    I am now a follower as well. So glad you found my blog ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Pat

    I guess I know what I’ll be doing tomorrow. I can make a simple quilt like that in a day. It will be so satisfying! I usually tie my baby quilts, but I might try the stitch in the ditch to save time.

  10. Hey, Diane,, I love this quilt that you did and the reason for doing it. How nice to have such an example as your 83 year old Aunt. Thats great. I’d love to make a quilt one day. But its so intimidating to me.

  11. Your post brought tears to my eyes, praying for the person you are making it for , what a awesome thing to do. And it could be done for any project!! Your quilt turned out beautiful, the saying is perfect you added! I am new here, and you have just made my day with your project!

  12. Maria

    Not only is your quilt beautiful, but it will bless someone in a hard situation! Beautiful!

  13. What a wonderful project! A woman in my church heads up a quilt ministry where we send quilts to all kinds of ministries both in the US and abroad. I have to let her know about this! Thanks for doing this post. Blessings!

  14. Dianne, this brought tears to me eyes and yes…God is Good!!! And that fact that you put the words “Jesus loves you” was absolutely the most perfect touch. Thank you so much for blessing me today with this and for linking it up to Inspiration Friday….it was definitely inspiring! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Vanessa

  15. Tammy

    “God is good, all the time” I love the colors–perfect! I didn’t realize it snow in Japan either ๐Ÿ˜‰ You did a great job! Oh, I didn’t know there was 2 Mr. Amazings? I thought I married him.:) I’m your newest follower, I hope you will come and visit me too.

  16. Dianne, this sent chills up my arms. I LOVE it when God provides….The quilt is beautiful, and I know some baby will love snuggling with it. Brilliant to add “Jesus Loves You” in Japanese! So glad you shared. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have fun finding a new blog friend or two, and I hope you’ll visit me at Serenity Now again soon! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. God Bless You, Dianne! And God Bless the baby who will receive your quilt!
    I believe we can all reach others for Christ in practical ways such as this.
    God had a plan for all the materials for that quilt all along. I’ve been trying to remind myself when things “don’t work out” that the Lord has a better plan than I. I have seen His hand often in my “mistakes” and how things work out to glorify Him.
    You have inspired me!
    Ivy

  18. Hi Dianne,

    Just wanted you to know we are featuring your quilt this week on Inspiration Friday!

    Heather and Vanessa

  19. Sharon O

    This is a wonderful idea. My son’s best friend live in Japan with his wife and three little boys. It is very hard to be there right now. The devastation, the lack of many things. They are an industrious country and will pick up as they can but in the meantime they do need prayers and definitely baby blankets. you might check out this site maybe you can send her one?
    PhotoBlog – “Dear Mommy. I hope you’re alive. Are you okay?” 4-year-old quake survivor writes
    http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/03/31/6380113-dear-mommy-i-hope-youre-alive-are-you-okay-4-year-old-quake-survivor-writes/from/toolbar

  20. I love what you are doing. To pass the word I posted your blog on my blog and my facebook too. I hope you don’t mind. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Tanya

  21. Treay Cohen

    You are so right; God is good. Isn’t it wonderful that when the Lord is involved, everything just slots into place so effortlessly? I am going to copy the Japanese for “Jesus loves you”. Thankyou for posting it. I’ve not heard about the praying whilst ironing quilts, but what a lovely idea. Those poor, poor people in Japan. My heart goes out to them. What a precious woman you are, to do this.

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