Things I’ve Made Since June

I’ve been making like crazy.  I just looked back and the last make I posted about was a scrappy triangle quilt in June.  But I have indeed had several more makes since then.

After that finish, I immediately made another scrappy triangle quilt. This one was for a cousin I promised a quilt to 3 years ago! I’m happy to say it has finally been gifted.  I had it quilted at Angela Walters shop, Quilting is My Therapy, which I’m thrilled to report is right around the corner from my house. No lie! Meanwhile, I’m all triangled out.

Apparently, I had the next several projects going simultaneously. It’s all a blur to me. 

I made a couple of I Heart America blocks I turned into pillows.  It’s a free pattern from @prettylittlequilts.  I practiced ruler quilting on both pillows.

I took a Which Quilt Block Are You quiz at Broadcloth Studio, IG: @broadclothstudio.  My results,  after taking the quiz twice and changing up 2 answers because I could’ve answered either way, yielded Jacob’s Ladder.  Since I’d never made a Jacob’s Ladder block, I ended up making a couple and laid them out in the Road to Arkansas variation and turned them into a wall hanging. I practiced ruler quilting on it as well and it now hangs in my sewing room.

I FINALLY started a quilt I’d been wanting to make for myself for at least one year;
Meadowland Quilt Pattern by Then Came June @thencamejune. It was was all the rave last year, and still is!  I had the perfect fabric bundle, a gift from a dear friend (Thanks GayLee!) and the perfect background fabric. And VOILA! It’s still just a flimsy. I want to quilt this myself but I’ll probably wait until I visit my friend Katy @katyquilts in Michigan so I can use her awesome longarm.

Another FINALLY is a paper-pieced diddy I got from a Fons and Porter Love of Quilting Magazine in 2012. This was way before I even knew how to paper-piece, but one I definitely wanted to make someday. It now graces the wall in my work office. I also had it quilted at Angela Walters shop, Quilting Is My Therapy. This pattern is called Balance Art.

And more recent finishes are…

a cute little zippered pouch to hold my earbuds and travel charger. It was inspired by Svetlana @sotakhandmade.  I LOVE all of her makes and her book, That Handmade Touch is on my bday/Christmas wishlist.

The Mini Maker Station by Nicole @lillyellastitchery.  It is a free pattern and was a Sew Along that started at the beginning of this month.

Another free pattern by Nicole, and a Sew Along this month is the Undercover Maker Mat.

And the most recent make, one which I’m currently working on is my very first Quilt of Valor. And I’m using my very own pattern, Straits and Arrows.  I wrote it a couple of years ago. It’s a very simple make (no matching seams!) that goes together very quickly! It is free for the taking by clicking on the link above or on the picture in the sidebar on my blog ->->->->.  I fell in love w/this red fabric, and I got it for next to nothing at an event hosted by The Sewing Labs. As soon as I laid on eyes on it I knew I’d make a QOV w/it.

I believe that’s all I’ve made since June. But I have a long, long list of things yet to make. I’m certain I’m not in this boat alone!

Thanks for stopping by! Until next time, God Bless and Happy Stitchin’!

A Thread for Life

For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.- Colossians 1:13-14 NIV

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10 thoughts on “Things I’ve Made Since June

  1. I have missed you,,, so glad you posted again. I have save so much from this post,,, maybe my phrase (because I can never just narrow it to ONE word) for next year will be ‘Follow Zenia Rene down the next rabbit hole’. Your straits and arrows pattern will be a terrific help with making my Santa Suit Quilts.
    So happy to hear that your new home is becoming “HOME” for you.

  2. Hi Zenia Rene, wow you are one very productive quilter! And such a variety of achievements too.
    I am very interested in the pattern for the Balance Art Quilt from the Fons and Porter magazine. It may be the very pattern for a quilt for the man who fixed my sewing machine which was quite dead for a long time.
    Could you please tell me which month in 2012 the magazine had the pattern? I will try to get a digital magazine from the publisher as I am in Australia and can not locate a paper copy. If I am unable to do this I will ask if you wish to sell your paper copy magazine now that you have used the pattern.
    I thank you for any help you can give me, Jane

  3. I just love all your quilts! I miss quilting with you. 🙁 Love that you made your own pattern. I need to find time to make it now!

  4. I was just thinking about you a couple of days ago wondering what you have been doing. I always enjoy seeing your new makes. Your color choice are fun and uniquely you! I love to see how you put those together. Always so neat and excellent. You are a gifted quilter. Glad you are back for a bit. I see you were mega busy sewing. The Balance Art quilt is interesting. I watch Angela Walter’s You Tube. I like her. She is amazing quilter, too.

  5. All great projects. I want to make one of those Mini Maker Stations. Lucky you being so close to Angela’s shop. Happy quilting.

  6. I haven’t been following you for very long, but I always love your posts – and this one is so fun and full of great projects! I especially love your Straits and Arrows pattern! We have slightly different requirements of Quilts of Valour here in Canada, but the pattern is perfect for a quilt for a teen-aged boy in our local Children’s Hospital. I’m excited to try it out! Thanks for sharing the pattern!

  7. What fun projects you have had! LOVE the Quilt of Valor… one of my favorites things 😉 I am not sure living so close to a quilt shop would be good for me – ha ha – I may just sit there all day and soak up the quiltyness – what fun!!

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