Sunday, December 22, 2013

Shooting Star Quilt Block and a Song for Sunday

 
 
Go Tell It on the Mountain
 
Go tell it on the mountain,
Over the hills and everywhere;
Go tell it on the mountain
That Jesus Christ is born.
 
While shepherds kept their watching
O'er silent flocks by night,
Behold, throughout the heavens
There shone a holy light.
 
The shepherds feared and trembled
When, lo! above the earth
Rang out the angel chorus
That hailed our Savior's birth.
 
Down in a lowly manger
The humble Christ was born
And God sent us salvation
That blessed Christmas morn.
 
- an African American spiritual compiled by John Wesley Work, Jr. dating back to at least 1865
 
You might also enjoy reading my previous blog post Colorado Beauty Quilt Block.


7 comments:

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    1. Janet, the pattern is part of Sylvia's Bridal Quilt from the Elm Creek Quilt series of books by Jennifer Chiaverini.

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  2. We sang this song in church this morning. It's a beautiful bock, too.

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  3. What a great block! I could see this, just the one block, as a mini hanging over a nativity scene.

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  4. I think I would like to see that block made in multiples and rotated.

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  5. I made this block for my part in our local groups banner.
    It was done before I joined here & I don't think I have a photo of it.
    I also have the book it came from.
    Lovely.
    I paper pieced it as well

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