Hi Everybody! I wanted to share another block from the Jesse Tree Quilt. My friend, Jen over at Faith and Fabric has a sew-along going on and I joined along.
I shared my Adam & Eve Block last week.
This week I am sharing Isaac:
OUR SHARED JOURNEY
What makes this so much more than just a quilt-along is what follows once the quilt is done. That’s because the journey doesn’t end on November 28th when we finish the last block. Instead, we shift our focus from a time of work to a time of waiting; the word Advent means “coming”, and is derived from the Latin word adventus. As we wait for the coming of Jesus’ birth on December 25th, we’ll spend each day of Advent taking the time to prepare our hearts and minds. Each day, from November 29 to December 25, you’ll receive a short devotion, reflection, and prayer. We’ll be looking in a new way at the blocks we created, focusing this time on the salvations story behind each and finding Christ each and every step of the way. Like dates? I do, too. Here’s the quilt along schedule…with devotions beginning on November 29th as we begin the advent season.
- October 26: The Journey Begins as we sew blocks 1-5
- November 1: We celebrate All Saints Day as we sew blocks 6-10
- November 8: We cross the half-way mark as we sew blocks 11-15
- November 15: We move into the New Testament as we sew blocks 16-20
- November 22: We finish the sewing part of the journey as we sew blocks 21-25
- November 29: We begin the season of Advent as our daily Devotions and Reflections begin, arriving each morning in your inbox from November 29th through December 25th
THE NITTY GRITTY
Together, we’ll be making 25 individually foundation paper pieced blocks that finish at 8″x8″. Each block corresponds (nearly) identically to the designs in Our Family’s Jesse Tree, making the book an invaluable tool if you already have it. If you don’t, no worries – you don’t need it as you’ll automatically be enrolled in both the quilt-along and the Advent Devotions upon purchase of the pattern.
Each of the blocks will be available just before we begin that week’s sewing, giving you a chance to jump in if you’re anticipating a busy week and want to get ahead. Days 1-5 are already released, and will immediately be available for you upon purchase of the pattern. Each block is individually available for download, letting you work at your own pace if that better suits your style.
I am really excited to work on this project and make something so special….
I hope you all have a wonderful week!