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Thread: Days of Creation

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    These appliquéd quilt blocks are for the Biblical creation story. They will eventually become part of a Bible quilt that won't be completed for some time. I will still re-work the Day 6 block and may simplify the Day 7 block. (I would love some serious critiques on those two blocks to make them the very best they can be.)

    I have used computer software to place these quilt block illustrations into what looks like a quilt. The days are numbered beginning on the upper left cell then moving clockwise around and ending in the center. These quilt blocks plus my Adam and Eve block posted elsewhere are the illustrations for my Bible storybook, The Creation.

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    Neat, is that a original idea?

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    No criticism .... Love them.

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    Awesome

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    Very nice visual interpretation of the Bible re: creation days. Can't quite make out what's in the center. (And, excuse my ignorance, but wouldn't that be where Adam and Eve would be?)

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    Such a great idea. Very creative. Love your interpretation

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    I have no sugesstions sorry!! I think your blocks are stunning!! You said they were from your illustrations, so I assume you did this without an official pattern. What a great job!!!

    Cheers!
    Rachel

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    This is beautiful.

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    I, too, cannot tell what is in block 7.
    I think this is great.
    The only suggestion I would make for block #6 is to have Adam AND Eve. "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them."

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    great idea, and great execution of the idea!

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    Beautiful idea. love the quilt.

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    Such a wonderful expression of the concept. Please keep us posted on the progress of this quilt.

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    I like that it shows humans with the other land animals on day 6, which is Biblically accurate. I, too, can't tell what the image in the center is. I assume it's a representation of the Sabbath?

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    I also wonder what the middle block is. Also, maybe you did it this way, but I'd make the first day the top block in the middle. Of course, maybe it doesn't look best that way, but that is the way I normally look at things. Maybe I'm different though.

    They are really neat, though. Thanks for sharing!

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    You are doing a wonderful job - the quilt will be a masterpiece when done.

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    I like watching your storybook coming alive!
    Thanks for sharing!

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    How beautiful your interpretations are of each of the days of creation! (although I, too, can't make out the middle one for Day 7). I love how the diagonal lines separating the light and darkness in Day 1 and the day and night in Day 4 follow the lines of the design, it's so striking. You'd lose that effect if you moved Day 1 to the top.
    And I agree it would be nice to have Eve in Day 6 with Adam. Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

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    Awesome!

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    Thanks everyone. I'm posting from my cell phone and lost my first attempt to explain the center block - Day 7. This is God resting in a cloud hammock. I think it would be better with fewer rays. They are supposed to represent the glow coming from God's presence.

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    Ah! That makes sense. Coming up with something to represent God "resting" must be pretty tough!

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    Yes, that was the hardest concept to show. Since nobody knows what God looks like I couldn't show him directly. A 10-year-old came up with the idea of a hammock, and I decided to let it be made of clouds.

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    I don't have any words for this quilt. It is so imaginative and wonderful

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    I love it! :thumbup:

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    I love your creativeness about creation. Thank you for sharing it with us. :-D

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    So very nice.

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