Double Aniversary Giveaway!

Hi All. Long time, no post! Every time I write a post I tell myself I’m never going to let so much time pass between posts. But here I am again, 12 weeks later, and I only have selfishness to blame.  No matter what’s going on in my life, whenever I have free time, stitchin’ always wins!

And I’ve been very active on the stitchin’ front! If you don’t believe me, check my Instagram. It used to be my preference to share my makes on the blog first and then on IG.  But since the blog posts are so FEW and so FAR between, I realized the better way is to share my makes/progress on Instagram as I go, and then catch up the blog posts every so often.  With that being said, I will soon get the blog caught up on my makes, but for now let’s talk about this giveaway!

Right after I moved to Kansas City last August I realized I missed my “planned” annual giveaway.  I think I’ve done a giveaway every year for my blog anniversary but last year I had just moved here and work was a bear, and it just slipped my mind. As soon as I remembered, I decided I’d do a Double Anniversary Giveaway to celebrate the 6th anniversary of my blog AND my first year in KC, so I’ve been collecting things ever since.

Originally I planned to do one giveaway on the blog and one on IG, but now it’s just going to be one good one on Instagram.

Here’s what I’m giving away.

A gorgeous floral bouquet & butterfly panel, 5 half-yard cuts of coordinating fabric curated by yours truly, a junior jelly roll by Moda, a pair of warm crochet scissors, plus a bunch of other goodies!

For your chance to win:

  1. You must follow me on Instagram – click on the Follow Via Instagram link in the sidebar to get there quickly. —->
  2. Like my giveaway post on Instagram
  3. Tag 2 quilty friends in one comment on my giveaway post on Instagram
  4. For a bonus entry, repost my giveaway pic using the hashtag #aqpdag

I will randomly choose and announce a winner on this blog post and on Instagram around noon(CT) on Labor Day, September 2, 2019, which is already next Monday!  ***This giveaway is now closed.  The  lucky winner is Rosanne Carr Atkinson @quilty_me_

Thank you all for being my friend and reading my blog!

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My Comfortable “Go To” Quilting

I pulled this fabric to make a quilt for a new baby boy at church.

The shower decor was my inspiration for the fabrics I chose.

Here it is in the flimsy state (quilt top).

Whenever I start a quilt, especially a smaller one, it’s always with the idea of quilting it w/FMQ (free motion quilting).

I’ve practiced FMQ in spurts in the past but not with enough regularity to allow me to feel comfortable and confident enough to finish an entire quilt, no matter the size.

I hadn’t practiced in awhile, but I thought that taking one of Angela Walter’s Quilting Clinics would be enough of a refresher. I did the Ultimate Block Busters class.

Angela is an amazing person! It was such a treat spending time with her. I learned so much and was so inspired by all she taught and the quilts she showed, I just knew I was going to jump on that Amara and stitch magically. Sadly, that didn’t happen.

I have quilted on a longarm using pantographs but FMQ takes A LOT of consistent practice and I hear tell it’s jumpstarted and enhanced with doodling.

Anyway, back to the baby quilt…I finished it w/my “go to” which is organic wavy lines quilted w/an even-feed/walking foot. And of course it turned out great.

But I’m never going to get better staying in my comfort zone. Therefore, on my honor, I WILL start doodling AND practicing FMQ more often! 🙋🏽‍♀️

A Thread for Life

Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us — to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. – Ephesians‬ ‭3:20-21‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

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The Midwest Abode

Hi Y’all! Long time, no post. It has been 16 weeks since my last post. Unbelievable! Needless, to say I’ve been working a lot. It’s what I came here for. But work is not ALL I do. I make it to the gym a few times a week, take my dog for a walk at least once a week, go to church and bible study, shop, go out to eat. I do the latter less often than I used to (for a few different reasons) but I do love me some KC barbecue! And who knew I’d have such an affinity for Indian Cuisine?! It’s my most favorite comfort food ever!

A friend came to visit in February.

She’s a quilter who had never been to Missouri, so naturally I took her to Missouri Star Quilt Co in Hamilton, where she shopped ’til she almost dropped! We also visited Angela Walter’s shop here in Liberty, Quilting is My Therapy .

My friend actually worked for Hallmark for many years in AZ so I took her to the Hallmark Visitors Center AND we toured the Arabia Steamboat Museum. We had a grand time.

On the day she left, I got another visitor. A semi-permanent one. My youngest son Joshua.

He’s been with me ever since. He’s working (more in the last 3 mos than he has in the last 3 years! Praise God!) and is enjoying living in the Midwest.

And speaking of living in the Midwest, I bought a house! The one I fell in love with at first sight back in August.

Here are a few more pics of the unique beauty that is now our home.

And look at the new sewing space in the basement! There’s even an electric fireplace! I had to decorate my design wall with some orphan blocks to liven it up until I can get going on a project which hopefully will be soon!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed the tour.

And Thank You Lord for allowing me to be the steward of such a lovely abode.

A Thread for Life

let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful. Hebrews 10:22-23 HCSB

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