FREE PATTERN: Expressions of Faith Sofa Quilt

Hello Friends!  I am very happy to share with you a series of designs I did for Quilting Treasures to promote their newly released line, Expressions of Faith. Expressions of Faith features fabrics that are printed with uplifting Bible verses. Today I am sharing with you the sofa quilt.  This design uses the panel print in the collection.

High Res_sofa quilt_58 x 72

I can see this “made to be used” quilt drape over a sofa in a den.  I can also see an elderly friend, or a college kid, a friend, or a hurting someone being gifted with the quilt that aims to encourage and comfort.

Click here to view the complete fabric line.

Click here to download the pattern instructions for free.

Thank you for stopping by.  I appreciate your friendship, as always!  Hugs to you all.

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[My free to use designs from previous years are listed under “FREE PATTERNS” on the side bar.]

January: Midori’s Place using Gramercy by Benartex

January: View on Lexington using Gramercy by Benartex

January: Everything’s Coming Up Rosey using English Rosey by Benartex

February: Verde (Quilt) by Quilting Treasures

February: Verde (Banner/Runner) by Quilting Treasures

March: Hot Topic by Quilting Treasures

March: Poseidon’s Adventure using Neptune’s Dream by Benartex

March: My Cozy Sweater using Palm Springs by Benartex

March: Wild Kingdom using Sew Rousseau by Benartex

April: Fun with Frosty (Quilt & Runner) by Quilting Treasures

April: The First Thanksgiving (Quilt & Runner & Placemat) by Quilting Treasures

May: Party Poppers using Paintbox/Shadows by Benartex

May: Sprinkled Sweets using Paintbox/Shadows by Benartex

May: Dino Craze using 10,000 B.C. by Benartex

June: Monster Mash by Quilting Treasures

June: Santa’s Sleigh using Starry Night by RJR Fabrics

June: Learning is Fun by Quilting Treasures

August: Lovey Buggy using Luv Bugs by Benartex

August: Hot Little Dish (Wallhanging/Table Topper & Runner & Placemat) by Quilting Treasures

August: Sweet Hearts using Luv Bugs by Benartex

August: Pagoda Paradise using Little Harajuku by Benartex

October: At the Pond using Leap Frog by Benartex

October: Expressions of Faith (Sofa Quilt) by Quilting Treasures

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6 thoughts on “FREE PATTERN: Expressions of Faith Sofa Quilt

  1. This fabric is truly lovely, but I must confess when I see a panel I struggle with ideas for what to do with it. Your design for this panel and fabric collection is stunning and pulls it all together. I’m truly inspired and would love to create with this fabric, using your design. #quiltlove

    Thank you for sharing, inspiring and the free pattern too!

    SewCalGal
    http://www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

  2. Rosemary b here
    Oh Wendy, this is beautiful. I love the verses. Just last week, my youngest, Lizzie came up with an idea when she saw my star blocks – how nice it would be to embroider verses from the Bible.
    This is a much nicer idea. I want this fabric, and of course I am printing out your free pattern. You are so generous, and creative.
    ❤️❤️

  3. Hello my friend, Sorry to take so long to come back to you, I have been very unwell. Have taken some photos of the stollen quilt for you and written the story out in full.

    Sent from my iPad

    > I chain stitch my quilts by hand using crochet thread some of the time. Remember this was the first quilt I made so far far from perfect.

    Stolen quilt

    It was 1991 and I was living in Wales, and I had an enforced 6 months of just sitting around and needed a hobby. Knitting had got on my nerves and I had ended up throwing the needles and wool across the room in frustration. So I decided to make a quilt for our bed. I had no books to tell me how, no quilt shop to buy fabric because there wasn’t one.I gathered my supplies to make a start. Two white cotton sheets an old blanket, a ball of crochet thread,and the kitchen scissors. I had never heard of quilting thread, stencils, quilt patterns, or had a stash of fabric. No rotary cutter and mat and 12 1/2 in square ruler to cut out the blocks. I guess I was in the same boat as the quilt makers of years ago, they had none of those wonders either. If I made the same quilt today I would have put it together entirely differently. I made the top out of squares of fabric , used one of my red wool dresses for the appliqué and had put together the top except for the borders. I had no more fabric in the right colour to use for the swags I wanted to put around the border. Then my mother came to stay. She admired the quilt top but was not a sewer, only did mending so was no help on the design front or on how to go about quilting the blocks. She was an expert crocheter. One morning she floated down the stairs wearing a very very nice blouse. My mother was a smart dresser and this was a new item and it was exactly the colour and pattern I needed and wanted for my quilt border. Dare I ask her to donate it ? I tried all morning to pluck up the courage and beg for it. Decided not to ask, there was no chance she was going to give me her new blouse to cut up she was so pleased with it. She would tell me to go get my head examined for sure and certain. My eyes had followed that blouse all day. She was pleased I liked it so much, she had no idea of what I wanted to do with it, I think she would have fainted with shock. Back to the drawing board it seemed. Plan 1 popped into my head dare I do it ? I was desperate for the fabric and I blame the pain killer morphine I was on for my not thinking straight.

    My mothers holiday came to an end and home she went to England tears on both sides.

    Next day the phone rung. ” hello darling I was unpacking my suitcase last night and discovered I had left my new blouse hanging in the wardrobe, please could you send it too me ?”

    I truthfully said , ” it isnt in the wardrobe mum. ( i never could lie to her and I had already cut it into pieces but I just couldn’t admit it.)

    ” yes it is , or its still on the bed, go and look ” (an edge to the voice now.) “and then send it down, of course she was right she had left it behind because she did not have it. I had hung it back in the wardrobe hoping she would not notice and leave it behind. In My mind I was not then taking it. I had never ever stolen a thing in my life,, my mum would have paddled my backside for me if I had ever stolen anything. Now I was feeling like a very naughty child, I will always be a child to my mother. After the phone went down, the guilt set in, what had I done. Well the deed was done no use crying over it, she would get over it, it was only a blouse after all, and I could pay for it and she could buy a new one. I stitched it into the quilt and it looked lovely. The phone calls carried on, ” have you sent my blouse yet ?” “Er no I keep forgetting.” The crime was to big to admit. Eventually because she kept on about it, My little daughter told her I had posted a parcel that morning nanny. ( yes but not to mum). Tell one lie and another soon follows, so far I had not lied was just evading the truth. A week later and mum told me that the parcel must have got lost in the post dam it. Time to own up, but my mouth refused to cooperate. Plan B kicked in. No lie needed, ” mum how much was the blouse ? I will pay for it go buy another one.” She said ” NO need dear, not your fault post office lost it, never mind but such a shame I loved that blouse.” I was let off the hook. However my conscience was not. Time went buy and the quilt was finished and on a bed and I had forgotten about it or at least put it to the back of my mind. Then mum came to stay and asked to see the finished quilt ! Time to face the music , lies always catch you up in the end I had been taught, never a truer word said. My bottom was already feeling uncomfortable, was I now to big to go over her knee loll. Her face was a picture, her eyes went into slits, her mouth was pinched, her cheeks went red and any minute steam was going to come out her ears for sure . I bit my lip and cringed prepared for the roasting I knew was coming. ” my blouse, you little devil, you took it, you cut it up,how could you cut it up ? you lied to me.”

    ” no mum you left it behind,” (she did) . I did not tell you one lie, I did not say I had posted it, your Granddaughter told you I had posted A parcel. I didnt say it was the blouse. You assumed it was. Remember you always said never assume anything. ” you said it got lost in the post not me, I offered to pay for it, you refused. ” I felt 7 years old trying to wiggle out of a mis deed. Mum was very cross but As I had not lied, she calmed down. She fumed for two hours, then began to see the funny side of it. I told her she was lucky her skirt had not been cut up too as it would have made a lovely binding, she threw a cushion at me, and said when I die you can have your pick of my clothes to cut up. Mum sadly died a few years later and I brought home all her clothes and packed them away, I could not bear to touch them. I had joined a quilting class by then and had made many many quilts. I was asked to bring in my first ever quilt to show the ladies and enter it in our quilt show. I quilt using a chain stitch in crochet cotton which is unique in our group. Two days before I was to tske it to class I thought I had better wash it as it had been stored for a long time. I washed the quilt in the machine. Not its first washing so threw it in not worried about colour runs. Disaster struck, the red on mums blouse on the quilt ran and the quilt turned several shades of pink.!! Mums revenge !! Rewashed it several times, no luck, brought some colour run remover and the quilt returned to white and red, no time to put on a new border just to show the girls. They loved the quilt and the story. Next day my mothers words whispered in my ears. ” when I die you can have all my clothes to cut up. Out came the chest of clothes, there was the skirt I needed. I cried as I cut it up but this time I had mums approval, the quilt looked lovely with its new border. Oh help I had not tested it for colour fastness first. I tested a scrap piece no colour run relief was sweet. I named the quilt. ” what have you done with my blouse ” the stollen quilt.

    I would never part with that quilt to many memories.

    > > >

  4. I recently purchased a kit for this sofa quilt, and was told to get the free pattern here. Every link I found for it says page not found. Please help.

  5. No matter how I try, I can’t download this pattern I have purchased all of the fabric for the sofa quilt but can’t get the pattern. Please can you help me get the pattern?? Thank you!!

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