I was asked to make a quilt for someones daughter who was on an 11 month mission trip.
Her Daughter, Samantha, joined the World Race.
The first World Race squads launched from Mexico in January 2006. Literally knocking on doors and sleeping on streets, it was a raw adventure of faith. While in Swaziland in 2007, the Lord told Seth Barnes to structure the World Race for a movement and to give it away to our generation.
The World Race continues to change. It is expanding overseas and in the States, yet its foundations stay the same. It is a journey to 11 countries in 11 months to serve "the least of these" while amongst real and raw community. It facilitates discipleship through the process of discovering into the abundant life He promised. It births partnerships with ministries around the world. It requires Luke 10-like faith.
I had one little problem when I switched up the design. luckily i sent this to her and she saw it right away!
last row is backwards
I used t-shirts for the back so i was a bit worried about the back being straight when quilted.
So i taped it to the table so it was straight while pinning
and I taped the batting down too
i think this angle will work nicely for quilting.
yep- cross hatches needed
I had a little helper
the countries with the appliqued arrows to show the direction of travel.
She spent approximately a month in each of the countries.
#11n11 and WR symbols on a t-shirt
from a t-shirt with her blog address
guiding Bible verse
first time making a hanging sleeve like this (yes the middle one is off center... grr..)
my quilt police (they just like getting into my pictures)
my signature. I have done this to most of my quilts. then I was told to add the labels
another of the back
and temporarily hung in my living room so Melinda could see it in its glory (even if its hung crooked)
here is Samantha with her quilt: