Never Again

I recently finished three quilts that I started over 2 years ago. As I was finishing the binding on the last one, I paused to admire my craftsmanship and promised myself that I would never make any of these patterns again!

And not so much because they were difficult, but more so the time consumption. Honestly, I cannot even say that because most quilt making is time-consuming.  I guess I just dreaded the process of these three more than any others I’ve made thus far.

Sparkle Punch is an Elizabeth Hartman tutorial. The stars are actually onomatopoeias, “those “Pow!” and “Bam!” shapes that happen when cartoon characters punch each other”. I dubbed my quilt, Merry Sparkle Punch because I made it with Christmassy prints.


I wanted to make this next one in the worst way after I saw my friend Greta’s, Nigata Traveler better known as Arkansas Traveler.  Soon after,  she sent me all the beautiful lozenges I needed to make my own. I used a combo of her tutorial and this tutorial which includes a paper pieced template to construct my blocks. I named my quilt, Autumn Arkansas Traveler because of the saturated colors of Fall it contains.


Lastly is the Spider Web quilt I named Halloween Scrappy Webs. I used this tutorial.  It was supposed to be twice the size it is, but after a while, I just couldn’t bring myself to make one more block, and the fabric waste was incredible!


I love love love, how each of these finished up.  And I’m so glad I persisted and had the sticktoitiveness to get them finished, but on my honor, cross my heart, I will never make any of these patterns again!

Is there a pattern that you would NEVER make again? Do tell!

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God bless and happy stitchin’!

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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. –Heb 10:23-25

Settling In

Welp, I’ve been living in KCMO for a whole month now.  It flew by but it also feels like I’ve been here forever if that makes any sense.



My eldest son flew w/me to help carry-on my pets BUT my pets ended up not being able to fly w/us because I purchased hard carriers instead of soft and they were too tall to fit under the seat of the AA plane.  Long story short, my sis and nephew flew them out to me a few weeks later and visited for a couple of days.  It rained the entire time they were here but I still showed her around the city and introduced her to delicious burnt ends at Joe’s Kansas City.


The pets are now settled in. Moe really enjoys the big yard but Inka hasn’t ventured out yet. I’m sure she will soon.


The only thing I don’t like about the Midwest so far is the creepy, crawlin’ Charlottes. That’s what I call spiders. This cute little house must’ve been empty and untreated for several months because Charlotte’s webs were covering all the bushes and shrubs outside and all over in the garage. I promptly ordered pest control because I can’t stand creepy, crawlin’ Charlottes! I ONLY like spiders and webs as quilt designs! If you look closely at this next pic you can see Charlotte’s Web in the trees. I gotta be real careful where I walk here.


I saved setting up my sewing room until 2 days after the pest control guy came out to ensure I wouldn’t see any half-dying Charlottes trying to escape their inevitable death down in the basement.


Work is everything I knew it would be and it keeps me super busy but I have managed to bind two quilts; my Halloween Scrappy Webs and Autumn Arkansas Traveler.  I had them both quilted by Linda Powell @itsallaboutthequilt (IG) before I left AZ.


Oh yeah…I found a church! I have visited several but have settled on and enjoy attending Relevant Church and I’m looking forward to starting the Priscilla Shirer’s Armor of God Bible Study next week.

Until next time, Happy Stitchin’ and God Bless!

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And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.  Col. 3:17 ESV

WHOOMP There IT Is! #20 – It’s Giveaway Time!

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Hello! It’s so good to see you! If today is the first time you are visiting my blog, well then you picked a very good day to do so! It’s giveaway time, and an extra special one to boot! But first I’ve gotta show you a couple of thangs.

I finished my custom quilt order and even made matching pillow shams! Yay me!

I’m this close to constructing one full block (1 of 16) of my Arkansas Traveler quilt and I’m lovin’ how it’s looking so far.  I only have a few more days to work on this project though.  It was #8 on my 2016 UFO Challenge list and the number chosen for February.  Hopefully, March’s # will be for a small project or one that is almost finished so I can come back to work on this beauty.

Now we can get to the important stuff; The Giveaway!

I’m giving away a sampler pack called Shadows which consists of 20 Fat Quarters in shades of grey (not 50…lol) and black & whites (even though the description on the link says 19) AND a 5 pack Salt & Pepper Thread Set by Connecting Threads.  And this is where I have to say, this giveaway is in no way affiliated w/Connecting Threads. To sweeten it up a bit I’m including a Mojo bar and a $5 Starbucks gift card!

Another view of the prize =)

And to sweeten it up even more…I got a collaborator! Say hello to Sandra Fay of Fay West Designs!  She’s a maker of gorgeous handmade jewelry that features miniature quilt blocks and fabric patterns.  I came across her beautiful jewelry creations on Instagram @faywestdesigns and ordered myself these 2 pairs of earrings over the holidays. Aren’t they just lovely?!

She is graciously offering up these stunners as part of this giveaway.  Thank you, Sandra!

This sturdy pair of hand-made earrings is made of lightweight bronze findings making them perfect for the most sensitive of ears.  Each piece is handcrafted so no two are exactly alike. Attention is given to every detail.  After the colorful pattern is created, it is heated to add strength. This results in a tight and bright intricate design.  Small TILES Measure approx. 12mm square

To see more of this fabulous Mini Art Jewelry and other lovelies, visit her shop at    You can also find her on Instagram: @faywestdesigns.

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  3. Leave a comment on this blog post letting me know how you follow and what favorite quilt block you’d like to see on a pair of earrings.  It’s that simple!

I will choose a winner next Thursday, March 3rd at 9p AZ-MST using True Random Number Generator and will announce it in a blog post on Friday, March 4th. This giveaway is now closed.

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