Sunday, September 15, 2013

Le Challenge - Heroes

The Le Challenge theme for September is "Heroes" and I found that there were many ways I could work with this theme. 
I wanted to use my red scraps to make poppies, but I couldn't quite get them to work like I imagined.  So, I was staring at the scraps and wondering what else I could do when I saw my book "Word Play Quilts".  I then got an idea that I would create some words.

I chose "Do Good Anyway" taken from a poem that I keep with me.  The poem was made famous by Mother Theresa, a great hero, and written by Kent M Keith.  The mini measures 15x17 and went together easier than I thought.  But next time, I will add more seam allowance to the letters.
Do Good Anyway

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.
What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you've got anyway.
You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

Please check out all the other Heroes themed entries this month.  Next month's challenge theme is - "Thriller".


  1. What a wonderful poem and inspiration! Your letters look brilliant!

  2. Mother Theresa is really a inspiration! Great interpretation of the theme! Thanks for sharing on le challenge!

  3. What a special poem, and a great line to make into a quilt.

  4. Thanks for sharing the poem, it's very inspiring. Love your version too, the red is really striking.

  5. Seems we had similar inspiration this month. I hadn't come across this poem before, thanks for sharing - your word quilt is great!

  6. Such a brilliant mini! And a great inspirational hero!

  7. I love what you did with theme and your inspiration! You really did good anyway! ;)