Finishes and Such Not Yet Shared

There were several months not long ago when I wasn’t very active on the blogging front, but I was somewhat productive on the quilting front.

Here are a few finishes and other thangs I haven’t shared w/y’all.

This Disappearing Nine Patch was made for my grandbaby Cali who was born last August.

This is my 1st version of Straits and Arrows, and it was made for my great/grand nephew Kyrie, born last September.

Here are 3 more Straits and Arrows flimsies made by some awesome friends who volunteered to test my pattern. The pattern should be available in my pattern shop w/in the next month.

I made this lovely for a little of a close family friend. The pattern is called Kite Flight by Janice Ryan for Robert Kaufman.  My colors remind me of strawberries, bananas and ice cream!20161126_075555

This butterfly fabric was short curtains me and a friend found at Goodwill. I recycled them into long curtains for her nursery.20170122_130057

This is an old Southern Belle quilt I ditched for a friend. It was made by her elderly aunt who passed away a couple of years ago. I love all the different fabric combinations she used.20170122_202418

My grandson started a Jelly Roll Race quilt. I’m trying to get him ready for Kids Sew Camp this Summer which he is finally old enough to attend. He turned 10yrs old in February.20170219_174638

He comes to visit every other weekend. He recently started bringing his Xbox 360 w/him so I decided to make him something nice to transport it in. I found a duffle bag pattern, picked out fabric of his favorite colors and made this awesome bag.20170228_060301And guess what? It’s too small! The Xbox 360 doesn’t even fit! But he loves the bag anyway.

My friend Izola (@throughmyeyes on IG) made me this gorgeous, crocheted shrug. Thanks Izola!37236

My friend Kelly (@mommaneo on IG) gave me this cute Binding Baby (made by @doohiikeydesigns on IG). Thanks Kelly!20170113_211218

My last share of the day is from my friend Katy of KatyQuilts (@katyquilts on IG). She made me this super cute mini.  Thanks Katy!  20170214_123724Katy spent several months in AZ this past winter and I’m going to visit her in Michigan in August. We have plans attend the AQS Quilt Show in Grand Rapids. We’re both super excited about this!

This concludes today’s post. Thanks for visiting!

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Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else. Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.- 1 Thes. 5:15-18 NIV

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And The Winner Is

Thank you to all who participated in my giveaway.  I appreciate you following, your support and encouragement.

 

Winner

 

Anita of Quilt in a not-Shell 

You are the winner of a Cotton and Steel layer cake (40- 10″x 10″ squares) called Homebody by Kim Kight, a spool of Essential cotton thread by Connecting Threads in Grey, That Purple Thang, a Sewing Machine Seam Guide, and a “quilt junkie” pin/button!

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Have a great weekend

Totally Off Topic & A Giveaway

When I was putting on lipstick the other day, I thought about how my sis hates the way my lipstick ends up being shaped. She says it’s ugly.  Considering how a lot of lipstick comes brand new, I think my lipstick shape is perfectly normal.

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my lipstick

My sis’ lipstick on the other hand, is a hot mess. It looks as if she rolls it all the way up to apply and then forgets to roll it back down before putting the top back on. LOL!

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sis’ lipstick

Alas, I’ll let y’all be the judge. Whose lipstick is uglier?

It got me to thinking about something I saw on Facebook awhile back. About how your lipstick shape says a little something about the type of person you are.

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Mine most resembles the curved shape, so I guess that means I’m Outgoing. They don’t have a “hot mess” category, but I can tell you that my sister’s lipstick ultimately ends up flat because she throws away the 7/8 of it that breaks off, so that makes her Frank. hahaha.

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Sister Selfie

Anyway,  I thought it’d be fun to find out more about you, via your lipstick shape. I hope you think so too! So for your chance to win, please comment how you follow A Quilted Passion AND your lipstick shape. I will randomly choose a winner this Saturday, March 18th and post it by 9a (AZ Time).

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What will you win?

The giveaway prize is a Cotton and Steel layer cake (40- 10″x 10″ squares) called Homebody by Kim Kight, a spool of Essential cotton thread by Connecting Threads in Grey, That Purple Thang, a Sewing Machine Seam Guide, and a “quilt junkie” pin/button.


Here’s a look at the different fabrics in the layer cake.


Thanks for playing along!


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You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you.- Songs of Songs 4:7 NIV

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My 1st Quilt Pattern featured in Stash Builder Box

I’m super excited about my very first original quilt pattern, Straits and Arrows.

Straits and Arrows was designed exclusively for Stash Builder Box.  If you haven’t heard of Stash Builder Box you can read about it by clicking any of the links in this post.

The pattern is already in production for the January Stash Builder Box .  And in fact, you only have a couple more days to order it, until January 14, 2017. Sorry for the short notice!   They will start shipping on January 15, 2017. Thank you Stash Builder Box for letting me be a part of a great cause!

Straits and Arrows is a beginner friendly pattern and finishes at 58″ x 62″.

This is the mock up of it from EQ.

And this is an actual pic of it.  It’s ready for binding and should be finished, finished this weekend.

Here are some versions from my lovely pattern testers.

Thank you All!

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Practice these things; be committed to them, so that your progress may be evident to all. Pay close attention to your life and your teaching; persevere in these things, for by doing this you will save both yourself and your hearers. 1 Tim 4:15-16

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Shop Hoppin’!

I had a blast participating in my very first shop hop!  It was the Rally in the Valley Shop Hop Tour 2016 and included 11 stores in the Phoenix Metro Area from October 7 – 15, 2016.

Me and my friends, Teresa and Kelly, hopped on Mon & Tue Oct 10 & 11.

Of the 11 stores participating in the hop, I’d only been to one prior and that was 3 Dudes.

Here is how we hopped.

Monday
3 Dudes Quilting – Phoenix, AZ
Cutting Edge Quilts – Chandler, AZ
Quilters Ranch – Tempe, AZ
Mad B’s Quilt and Sew – Mesa, AZ
A Quilter’s Oasis – Mesa, AZ
BERNINA Connection – Phoenix, AZ
Bonus stop SAS Fabrics Phoenix, AZ

Tuesday
The Olde World Quilt Shoppe – Cave Creek, AZ
The Other Quilt Shop – Phoeniz, AZ
You Can Quilt – Peoria, AZ
Arizona Quilts – Surprise, AZ
Sun Valley Quilts – Sun City, AZ
Bonus stop 35th Ave Sew & Vac Phoenix, AZ

I had a great experience and bought a few goodies…

…and a little bit of fabric.

Here’s a better view of my lovelies!

The only thing that would’ve made it better is if I was spending someone else’s money!

Thanks for visiting!

Until next time, God Bless.

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Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns. See if there is any offensive way in me; lead me in the everlasting way. Psalms 139-23-24 HCSB

WHOOMP There IT Is! #28 – My Motto

Ever since I started quilting almost 5 years ago, housework and chores have been moved to the farthest back burner ever!  My house is not a complete pigsty, but instead of daily/weekly cleaning, it’s become monthly/bimonthly cleaning. No offense to you cleaners, but cleaning is so over rated. So of course ’twas love at first sight when I saw this motto:

With this being said, I actually did laundry and some house cleaning this week.  It is spring after all.

On the sewing front, the Mr. PeePotty belly bands are piling up! This order should be ready to ship by next Friday.

And speaking of next Friday, WHOOMP There It Is! will be on vacation.  I’m not going anywhere, just taking a little break. There is a change coming and I’ll tell you all about it on Friday, May 6th so stay tuned.

Oh! I almost forgot to tell you something! I’m working on my very first quilt pattern! My good friend Greta, of Material Detachment, gave me EQ5 (Electric Quilt) for Christmas.   I attempted to install it on my computer as soon as I got it but quickly got discouraged because it didn’t work like it should have.  I wrote to EQ Support for help on Feb 1 and they replied Feb 2, however it wasn’t until April 15 that I followed their instruction and got it installed.  And let me tell you…it’s AMAZING! I realize the newest version is EQ7, but I’m pretty darn smitten w/EQ5. So now I can say, “why yes, I do EQ”. heheheh.  Another thing to stay tuned for is my quilt pattern!

Thanks for coming back week after week y’all. I really do appreciate you!

Now it’s your turn to Sew & Tell.

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WHOOMP There IT Is! #16 – My Binding Evolution

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How do you quilt? Some people quilt by hand, some by machine…and some by check. Check? Yep! I cracked up the first time I heard it…lol! What it means is, they pay someone to do the quilting for them. In most cases it’s a long-arm quilter.  Now, some long-arm quilters also offer binding services but…some don’t. So I had the awesome idea to offer machine binding services to local quilters who want to bind by check. =)  I’m currently working on a list of services and prices.

When I first started quilting I got anxiety when it came to the actual quilting, but even more so when it came to binding. My teacher wasn’t always available so I went surfing and came across Quilting in the Rain. I used Jera’s Binding and Blind Stitching Tutorial for awhile.

Before long, I decided that hand binding is for the birds.  I then graduated to her Machine Binding Tutorial. After using this technique for some time, I decided I wanted something w/a less bulky ending.  I went surfing again and found Binding by Machine by Carole at Fresh off the Frame. It teaches a smooth, mitered join at the end. It was exactly what I was looking for!

And then one day, either several months or a year later ( I don’t know exactly how long as life is busy and time passes way too quickly), I was visiting my friend jkfreeman13 (IG name). She was showing me quilts she’d made over the years and they were all finished w/a gorgeous and very polished binding that also had an accent color.  She referred to it as Susie’s Magic Binding.   It is also known as Faux Piped Binding  and it is AMAZING! I’ve written about this AMAZING binding before.  In the FPB tutorial, Trisha explains the difference in pressing the seam of your binding and accent fabric one way or the other. The effect is either “stuffed” like piping, or “flat” like a flange. This is my absolute favorite binding tutorial to date and will be an option that I offer w/my services.  Hand binding, on the other hand, will not be an option I offer.

Last week at our Quilters Anonymous Sit & Sew, in spite of excessive socializing, I managed to get all of the squares sewn together for this scrappy lap quilt I’ve named Lap Full of Flowers.

 Afterward, I came home and made a scrappy Jellyroll Race Quilt top.

And one more thing before I get to the linky, Craftsy is at it again! 
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So…how have y’all been? I’ve been seeing lots of fantastic WIPs in blogland and IG but, I’m always thrilled to see more!
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