I’ve made one more set of pulpit hangings. This set is for Ordinary Time, weeks in the liturgical calendar that start the Sunday after Pentecost and extend until the first Sunday in Advent. The liturgical color for Ordinary Time is green.
I wanted to have ordinary time reflect the gifts and talents of the congregation of our church. And I wanted it to be fun for the children. So there are children of various ethnic groups in the blocks, doing a variety of fun activities. Also to be found:
a numbers block for the accountants and mathematicians
a fire truck for first responders
test tubes for the doctors, nurses and scientists
construction trucks for the builders
colored pencils for artists
cups and saucers for homemakers, cooks and wait staff
a dog for all the dog people!
gardening equipment for gardeners and landscapers
balls for athletes
ribbons for celebrations
and a butterfly which is a symbol of Christ’s Resurrection
For the lectern side, a Cross and a butterfly
The pulpit hanging is much simpler to make than it looks. The blocks are cut out using a 60 degree quilting triangle ruler. Then the triangles are sewn together, one the point up, the next with a flat side at the top. These alternating patches make a straight strip. The strips need to be two triangles wider than the finished piece so that the sides can be trimmed straight, cutting through the outermost triangles on each side.
If the fabrics that are used are directional prints, pay very careful attention so that they don’t accidentally end up upside down!