The Cottage Journal 02.19.2021

I was looking through machine embroidery designs and came upon this one : Mightier than the waves of the sea is His Love for you – Psalm 93:4

It’s what inspired this little prayer quilt – from the quilt block called Storm at Sea to the watery-colored solids in the top. From the graphic, modern look of it, you would never know that the Storm at Sea quilt block is an old one. It was published in the Kansas City Star in 1932, but the pattern was known and used by quiltmakers long before its publication date. I took some poetic license by adding the wide, asymmetrical border on the left and enlarging the star motif so that the two right points extend out over the patchwork and the two left side points are cut off!

Mighty Waves Prayer Quilt by Katie Longsmith, 2021 / Size: 45″ x 49″ / 100% cotton fabrics / Psalm 93:4 machine embroidery design by Embroidery Library / Ocean Waves quilting design

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