May BOMs

We had a “bye” month at Build A Quilt/BAQ, which means no May block, but I do have layout options to show you. I’ve chosen Layout 1.

Here’s my May block for the Monthly Color Challenge hosted by Patterns by Jen. The food is potatoes and the color is, you guessed it, brown! Surprisingly, I’m still going strong w/the 6″ blocks.

And last by not least are the blocks from the sew along I’m doing w/Madonna (@sunnybunnyquilts).

My 9″ Criss Cross Star blocks.

And my 15″ Cross Plus blocks. I made quite a bit this month in order to get “caught up”. My goal is to have 36 blocks by October, which will give me ample time to get the top pieced & quilted for my daughter’s January birthday. Now I just have to make 4 a month.

Until next time, God bless & happy stitchin’!

A Thread for Life

Be careful, or your hearts will be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness and the anxieties of life, and that day will close on you suddenly like a trap. For it will come on all those who live on the face of the whole earth. Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man. Luke 21:34-36

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My Quilty Bucket R1P2

Round 1, Project 2 = Chevron Quilt

I pulled this project on Apr 25, 2021. It’s for a friend who has waited patiently for a quilt for quite sometime.

She didn’t have a specific pattern in mind but her favorite color is blue. Ever since I’ve been thinking on a quilt for her, I’ve wanted to incorporate this cream w/blue & brown circles. I didn’t have much of it and wanted to use every inch of what I had. It turned out I had just enough to make one chevron stripe in this quilt.

I had all the HSTs cut out in a matter of minutes thanks to this die and my AccuCut GrandeMark 2 which is identical to the Accuquilt Studio 2.

This quilt went together so quickly!

I had it on the frame in no time.

I even felt brave enough to quilt it with a Flower Meander motif that Angela Walter teaches in this video, which I did from edge to edge.

Ta-da! It’s not perfect, but it’s finished! And when I warsh it, all the quilting imperfections will disappear into crinkly goodness.

After I finished this quilt, I decided to tackle sorting my fabric by color. Here’s a before pic.

And here’s my after pic. It looks so much better and the stacks are a uniformed width. I’m very happy with it. Now all I have to do is keep it in order. Eeek!

That’s all I have to share on the quilting front. Until next time, God Bless & Happy Stitchin’!

A Thread for Life

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.– Romans10:9-11NIV

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My Quilty Bucket R1P1

Back in February I wrote about a new system I was starting that would take the stress out of choosing which quilty project to start next. I call it My Quilty Bucket system. I put 20 projects + 4 wild cards in my bucket this first time around. R1P1 = Round 1, Project 1. You can read more about my system in this post.

I pulled Moonlight & Roses on 2/18/2021.

It’s a bargello quilt I found in a book called Bargello Quilts by Marge Edie.

This was my first fabric pull.

I later swapped the blues for teals thinking they’d look better in my house as I was planning on hanging this somewhere in my house but I still haven’t decided where. Anyway, when making Bargello quilts, the most common way to arrange your fabric is from light to dark or vice versa. Look at me sounding like an expert in Bargello making…lol. I am definitely not. This is my 2nd ever Bargello but both times the instructions said to arrange the fabric this way. I remember seeing a tip somewhere that said to take a pic in black & white to better see how to do this, so that’s what I did.

And voila!

Here are the main strips.

This book suggests using separator strips in between the main strips. They can be from the same color runs or one solid color from your runs or something different all together. I made separator strips from the color runs. Here it is on design wall w/the separator strips.

And here’s the flimsy.

Then I quilted it…with organic wavy lines, surprise surprise.

I decided to do a faced binding since it’s supposed to be a wall-hanging, and my dear friend @sunnybunnyquilts who loves handwork, stitched it down for me. Thanks Madonna!

And that’s a wrap!

On to the next one!

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

A Thread for Life

Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 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. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:19-25 NIV

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