Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Tie Blanket Prayer Quilt... {Just Because}

This prayer blanket isn't for someone ill physically or spiritually per se, it was made for the recipient 'just because'. It was made for an elderly member of our congregation just because we love him and wanted to cover him in our prayers. We prayed love, peace and strength into the blanket. Wouldn't you still like a prayer quilt when things are going 'just ok'? Wouldn't you still like a prayer quilt 'just because'?

This is a unique prayer blanket for a unique person. The blanket isn't unique in the way it is made but it's not the traditional way we have been making prayer quilts. It's a fleece tie blanket that has been popular for some time now. You use 2 yards of fleece for each the front and back, cut approximately 1 inch or slightly larger cuts around the edges, making a fringe. Then you tie the fringe front to the back and voilĂ  you have a blanket.

When you tie the front to the back, you tie 2 knots just like we do for the threads stitched into our 100% cotton prayer quilts. It actually makes a terrific prayer blanket! This worked perfectly for our recipient! When we asked if he would like to have one, he requested St. Louis Cardinal fabric and Green Bay Packer fabric. That's why I decided to make it a tie prayer blanket.

There's really not a front or a back to this one! We have it folded over for the picture so you can see both sides! I always pray that God uses the prayer quilts as an instrument ... that the recipient can feel HIS presence ... feel the love and prayers tied into the quilt ... and that the recipient will be at peace. I prayed that in this one too.

Thanks for stopping by! Blessings!