August BOMs

This year is FLYING by! Not that I’m complaining but it is a challenge to keep up sometimes. I keep telling my kids, the older you get, the faster time moves. My middle son turned 31yrs just a few days ago and my youngest turned 26 yrs in June. They are catching up to me. =)

Without further ado, here are my August BOMs.

I’ll start w/my block for Jen’s Monthly Color Challenge. August’s food inspiration is mushroom and the color is brown. A nephew of a long time friend cultivates gourmet and medicinal mushrooms. There are so many species of mushrooms and they come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. You can learn more about his Mushroom Kingdom here or check him out on IG @southwestmushrooms. It’s quite fascinating!

These are the fabrics that called to me for a mushroom block. And surprisingly to myself more than anyone else, I’m still going strong w/the 6″ block.

Next up is block 9 of 10 of Angela Walters’ Build A Quilt BAQ.

There were two options for making this block; templates or paper piece. I opted for paper piece. I really like how it came out!

And for the QAL I’m doing w/Madonna @sunnybunnyquilts, here are my Criss Cross Star blocks…

…and a Cross Plus block. I’m supposed to make 4 of these a month (my own rule for a self-imposed deadline) but I only had one completed by the time I drafted this post. But isn’t it fabulous?!

Stay tuned for my Christmas in July/August post as well as a post about a quilt challenge I entered.

Until next time, God Bless You and Happy Stitchin’!

A Thread for Life

Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 2 Timothy 4:2-4 NIV

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July BOMs

This post will be short and sweet.

This is block 8 of 10 for Build A Quilt (BAQ). It’s almost time to start assembling the quilt!

This is my Monthly Color Challenge block. July’s food/color is Lime/Green. I’m making the 6″ version and the smallest blocks to cut were 3/4″. I was one of the randomly chosen 2nd quarter winners in this challenge. I won a queen size package of Warm & Plush batting!

My 15″ cross plus blocks.

And lastly, my 9″ criss-cross star blocks.

And that’s all folks! Until next time, God Bless & Happy Stitchin’!

A Thread for Life

I pray that out of his glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:16-21NIV

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My Quilty Bucket R1P3

Round 1, Project 3 = HRTs

After sorting/refolding fabric several weeks ago, I pulled my next project and got a Wildcard. A Wildcard means I can make whatever I want that’s not already in My Quilty Bucket or I can pull from the bucket again. I only thought about it for a very little while and couldn’t think of any other project I wanted to make just then, so I pulled again and ended up w/an HRTs ufo which consists of Half Rectangle Triangles that my friend Katy cut for me w/her Accuquilt Studio 2 when I visited her in Michigan in Aug 2017.

I probably should’ve thought on a Wildcard project a little longer and maybe had a looksee on Instagram before I decided to pull another project because this FPP Heart pillow that Madonna made is so lovely! I know better for next time.

The HRTs have been in a shoebox since I returned from my visit in August 2017.

When I opened the shoebox I was delighted to find some other Grunge fabric I forgot I had. I kinda remember adding it to the box after I returned, intending to send it to Katy to cut. I decided to incorporate most of it into the quilt.

I didn’t really have a plan…just made it up as I went along.

And this is what I ended up with.

I did lots of practice FMQ on it.

I decided to give it to my youngest son so I added some Denver Bronco fabric to the back since he’s a big fan. This pic is before warshing.

And this is after, in all its crinkly wonder.

And here are a couple close-ups of my favorite grids of quilting.

I have one more finish to share as well. I recently started a Quilt & Craft Fellowship at my church. We gather the 2nd Saturday of each month and bring whatever crafty projects we’re working on.

This was my “traveling” project. The strippy HTSs are cut-offs, or bonus pieces, from a quilt I made for one of my nieces last year. This quilt with the cute kitty backing will be gifted to my youngest granddaughter on her 5th birthday in August.

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

A Thread for Life

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2NIV

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