Joy, Peace and Love

“When we are mindful, deeply in touch with the present moment, our understanding of what is going on deepens, and we begin to be filled with acceptance, joy, peace and love.”
Thích Nhất Hạnh

Dove 1

After the Christmas sewing is done and  still during the holiday season, I usually look for a pattern to make something to add to my Holiday collection of decorations.  This year, I found the pattern for this dove at  I decided to set it on the square called “World’s Fair” that was published in the Farmer’s Wife book of New Designs and Patterns that was published in 1934.  The background fabrics are batiks.  The Dove is mixed fabrics all in neutral tones.

Dove 2The dark squares at the top and bottom are quilted with gold thread in a circular pattern in Joy, Peace and Love.  The letters were darkened with a navy blue sharpie.  I tried a couple of different metallic threads (Superior and YLI).  I decided to go with the YLI.  I didn’t break and was smoothest to use for hand quilting.Dove 3Closeup of the dove and the hand quilting

May you all have a good New Year and many finished projects!

Finished: Jan 4, 2014

Size: 24×72

Machine pieced, hand quilted, hand appliqued

in addition to the website mentioned before, Devoutquilter also has a Facebook page.






Filed under applique, batiks, quilting, quilts, wall quilt

13 responses to “Joy, Peace and Love

  1. Lovely. I love your colour choices.

  2. Jo

    The dove is so lovely against the batiks. So peaceful looking.

  3. That is gorgeous!!! Great choices all!!!!! Hugs……

  4. LaLindaArtStudio

    This is a beautiful work of art. You are a very talented quilter.

  5. This is truly fabulous! A great combination of piecework and appliqué .

  6. lthikes

    Your work is beautiful.

  7. Awwwww … love your quilt. That dove is absolutely precious.

  8. A great idea executed in lovely definition. Wonderful job! Enjoy 2014…

  9. Devout Quilter

    We love your Love the Dove. We are honoured and flattered that you chose our pattern for your piece. Please note that we are Devoutquilter and have a Facebook page under the name Devoutquilter

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