Quilty Project Lineup

I am in total “maker” mode. I plan to make a lot of quilts this year. And I plan to make them one at a time, meaning, I’ll complete one before I start another, with the exception of my Scrappy Trips. I started Scrappy Trips in January but I have to put it aside to make a few more things.

I’m currently working on a barter project. I’m making a pair of quilted pillow shams and a set of pillowcases in exchange for an everyday felt flower wreath. My friend Lauren, aka Feltastic Creations (IG @feltasticcreations) makes amazing flowers out of felt and creates these stunning wreaths with them. Here are the two holiday wreaths I purchased from her last year.

Next up is a baby girl quilt for my niece who is due March 20th. My goal is for baby girl to have her quilt by her birthday. These are the fabrics I’ve chosen as of right now.

I’ve never made a Tumbler Quilt so I plan to use my 6″ AccuQuilt tumbler die from this set of Bullseye dies.

Right after that I’m going to quilt and finish this challenge quilt.

Me and a couple of friends who went to Houston Quilt Festival Houston are doing a fat quarter challenge for Quilts Beyond Borders sponsored by the Fat Quarter Shop. We added some of our own rules to the challenge, like we can only use 3 other fabrics along w/the supplied fat quarter and it has to be completed by April 25, 2020.

Then I’m back to working on my Scrappy Trips. Which I plan to make king size and eventually quilt on my domestic. Pray for me.

I’m hoping to finish it by end of May so that I can get on to the next quilt in my lineup which is a baby boy quilt for another niece who is due on July 10. Again I’d like for baby boy to have his quilt by his birthday. Here are the fabrics I pulled for his quilt. At this moment I’m thinking of a Tumbler Quilt for him too.

After baby boy’s quilt, I’d like to finally quilt Meadowland that I pieced last summer.

A new, Midwest, in real life friend and sister in Christ, Madonna (@sunnybunnyquilts on IG) has inspired me to start quilting my own quilts again which aligns well w/my plan to pay off some debt by year’s end. Thank you Madonna! This is her very, very, extra very, lovely make that really just got the inspiration ignited! Look at that tantalizing texture!

And last but not least in my quilty project lineup, is a FREE patriotic number called A Tribute To Yoda. There are 15 layout variations at the end of this pattern, but my fave is this one.

I purchased these reds, whites, and blues last year to make this quilt.

That’s my lineup so far. What do you think? Pretty ambitious huh? Say another prayer for me and stay tuned for my progress.

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

A Thread for Life

Lord , you will grant us peace; all we have accomplished is really from you. Isaiah 26:12 NLT

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First Finishes of 2020

This quilted pillow was my first finish of 2020. It was commissioned by a coworker for his 30th wedding anniversary. Pink and grey were their wedding colors. I was super excited that I had this grey print w/ “lovey dovey” sayings on it such as sweetheart, dearest darling, and cherish. I couldn’t find anyone local w/an embroidery machine who knew how to use it, so I sent it to my good friend Sue in Goodyear AZ w/a note that said “Please do this asap and mail back in the self-addressed stamped envelope!” Thank you Susie Q! His wife loved it!

The next finish is a quilt I’ve been meaning to make for approximately 8 years. It’s for my great niece who turns 9 yrs old in April. I started quilting in 2011, the year she was born. I gave her mom a very basic quilt made out of 10 inch blocks w/the promise that I’d make her a “better” one in the near future. Well, you know how quickly time flies…and here we are in 2020. I think mom will agree, this beauty was worth the wait. And now my great niece is actually old enough to love and appreciate it for herself. Neither of them have seen it, and I’m kind of taking a risk putting it out here, but I’m pretty sure they don’t follow my blog.

It’s a free pattern by Pat Bravo called Heirloom. I had it quilted at Angela Walters’ shop here in Liberty MO, called Quilting Is My Therapy.

I started working on another quilt that I’ve wanted to make for myself ever since I saw Katy’s Sea Sick Scrappy Trips 3 years ago. I’m following Bonnie Hunter’s Scrappy Trips Tutorial and I plan to make a king size. I’ve made 25 of 8 blocks so far. But this is taking the back burner while I work on a barter project and two baby quilts for my expecting nieces.

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For the grace of God has appeared with salvation for all people, instructing us to deny godlessness and worldly lusts and to live in a sensible, righteous, and godly way in the present age, while we wait for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. Titus 2:11-13

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A Review of My 2019 Makes

These are the things I made in 2019, but not necessarily in this order. Most are finished but a few are works in progress.

This Legendary quilt and throw pillow for a dear friend.  And it was quilted by another dear friend, Katy.

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This is my version of the popular Starburst Tree Skirt. I used my 10-degree wedge ruler and finished it differently than the tutorial suggested.  I was so excited to dress my tree with it this year!

A second tree skirt. It adorned the office tree this year.

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I made this quilt for baby Rowan at church. The colors for his quilt were inspired by the shower invitations.

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This gem was made for a cousin whom I promised a quilt to 3 years ago. I’m relieved to have finally made and gifted it this year!

This thriller is for me! Meadowland is a quilt that was on my list for over a year. It’s still in the flimsy state and I plan to quilt this one myself on someone’s longarm.

I made these I Heart America pillows as decor for the Patriotic holidays. It’s a free pattern too. I practiced ruler quilting on them.

I took a Which Quilt Block Are You? quiz twice and came up with Jacob’s Ladder, so I made two.  I practiced ruler quilting on it as well. It’s hanging on the wall of my sewing room.

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This is a paper-pieced quilt I got from a magazine back in 2012 before I even knew how to paper-piece.  It hangs on the wall of my work office.  I had it quilted at Quilting Is My Therapy.

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This Mini Maker Station is a free project by Lillyella.  It’s been on the list for quite some time even though I hardly ever do handwork.  But I am now prepared to do some if/when the need/desire arises.

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This is another free project by Lillyella that has been on my list for some time. The Undercover Maker Mat.

My first Quilt of Valor.  This is a pattern I designed a couple of years ago. It’s called Straits and Arrows and it is FREE by clicking the link or in the sidebar of my blog.  Download your FREE copy today! Check out how Katy finished it.

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This next quilt is for one of my nieces. This particular niece got a very elementary version of a quilt back in 2011 when I first started quilting; one made of 10″ squares.   I’ve been meaning to make her another since then.  Well, here it is! It’s a pattern called Heirloom by Pat Bravo.  It’s going to be a gift for her 9th birthday in April.  I dropped it off at the quilter on Tuesday.

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This little top I put together w/a fraction of the cut-offs from Heirloom. It’s crib size and still a flimsy.  There was A LOT of “waste” from the Heirloom quilt. Believe it or not,  I probably still have enough to make another large lap quilt the size of Heirloom.

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This is the top and backing of a fat quarter challenge quilt I’m making for Quilts Beyond Borders.

These are the first two blocks of Angela Walters Build A Quilt. It’s basically a block of the month.  I chose the Urban Grid colorway. I’m super excited about this!

And lastly, this is a commissioned project. It will be a quilted anniversary pillow.

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I believe that’s everything.  I’m satisfied w/the amount of making I did in 2019.  I am thankful and always look forward to any time I get to spend stitching.

May 2020 be a year full of blessings and stitching for you ALL!

A Thread for Life

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look, new things have come. Everything is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:  That is, in Christ, God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed the message of reconciliation to us. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, certain that God is appealing through us. We plead on Christ’s behalf, “Be reconciled to God.” 2Cor 5:17-20

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