Double Aniversary Giveaway!

Hi All. Long time, no post! Every time I write a post I tell myself I’m never going to let so much time pass between posts. But here I am again, 12 weeks later, and I only have selfishness to blame.  No matter what’s going on in my life, whenever I have free time, stitchin’ always wins!

And I’ve been very active on the stitchin’ front! If you don’t believe me, check my Instagram. It used to be my preference to share my makes on the blog first and then on IG.  But since the blog posts are so FEW and so FAR between, I realized the better way is to share my makes/progress on Instagram as I go, and then catch up the blog posts every so often.  With that being said, I will soon get the blog caught up on my makes, but for now let’s talk about this giveaway!

Right after I moved to Kansas City last August I realized I missed my “planned” annual giveaway.  I think I’ve done a giveaway every year for my blog anniversary but last year I had just moved here and work was a bear, and it just slipped my mind. As soon as I remembered, I decided I’d do a Double Anniversary Giveaway to celebrate the 6th anniversary of my blog AND my first year in KC, so I’ve been collecting things ever since.

Originally I planned to do one giveaway on the blog and one on IG, but now it’s just going to be one good one on Instagram.

Here’s what I’m giving away.

A gorgeous floral bouquet & butterfly panel, 5 half-yard cuts of coordinating fabric curated by yours truly, a junior jelly roll by Moda, a pair of warm crochet scissors, plus a bunch of other goodies!

For your chance to win:

  1. You must follow me on Instagram – click on the Follow Via Instagram link in the sidebar to get there quickly. —->
  2. Like my giveaway post on Instagram
  3. Tag 2 quilty friends in one comment on my giveaway post on Instagram
  4. For a bonus entry, repost my giveaway pic using the hashtag #aqpdag

I will randomly choose and announce a winner on this blog post and on Instagram around noon(CT) on Labor Day, September 2, 2019, which is already next Monday!  ***This giveaway is now closed.  The  lucky winner is Rosanne Carr Atkinson @quilty_me_

Thank you all for being my friend and reading my blog!

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A New Look 

Hi All!

Thanks for stopping by. In case you hadn’t noticed,   A Quilted Passion has a new look. Don’t be shy. Take a look around.  What do you think?

And not only a new look, a totally new platform. I moved from Blogger to WordPress. After setting up my new site and drafting a few posts, I am impressed w/WordPress.

And guess what else? I got my very first, new-to-me, iPad mini!20170303_203102

To be honest w/you, I’ve always said how iPhone is overrated, and how I’d never buy Apple products. BUT, when I came across a great deal on this iPad mini, I decided it was time to give the iOS platform a try.  Thanks Shantay!

I have to admit, it’s pretty sweet and now I’m planning on upgrading to an iPhone in the not-so-distant future.

Considering the convenience of being able to blog from my bed or wherever I happen to be, the learnability/usability of WordPress, and what  I’ve learned from my friend Katy of katyquilts.net, that it’s ok for a blog post to be short and sweet, there’s a good chance you may be seeing posts from me more often.

Until next time, God Bless.

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In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. – Romans 8:37

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The Party’s Over

Last week I got an Account Expiration Notification email from InLinkz,  saying my subscription would soon expire.  I was surprised to learn it had already been a year since I started my WHOOOMP There IT Is Linky Party! The notice said my options were to extend my account (pay) to create image linkups or use for free as a text-only linkup.  I opted for neither, and so the party has come to an end.

 And to be honest, I’m not sad about it. I enjoyed hosting the linky, which started out as a weekly party, and later became a monthly one, but something about me and deadlines…  After experiencing both sides; host and linky-upper, I like being the linky-upper better.

Alas, a huge thank you to all who linked up and partied w/me along the way.

Moving right along…

I had a fairly productive month and have a few things to share w/you today to prove it.

One night I was jonesing for a finish. It felt like it had been forever since I’d finished a quilt.  I needed to make one and I needed to make it fast! I dug out some blocks that were given to me. Originally there were seven and they measured approximately 16″ x 19″. I used six of them to make this scrappy little number.  I used the quick turn/envelope/birthing method (no binding), and a combo of stitch-in-the-ditch and other straight line quilting.  And Tada! I got my fix!

I had used the 7th block a few months ago to make a pillow for Moe. This is usually where he is when I’m sewing.

This is Zebrina. A fun applique quilt from Heidi Pridemore of The Whimsical Workshop.  My grandson says Zebra’s are only supposed to be black and white not “grey”. He was not impressed w/mine. She’s not grey though, She’s made w/Sarah Watts’ Shibuya in linen, from the Tokyo Train Ride collection.

I just have to add some quilting to the sky, and then she’ll be hanging on the wall in my sewing room.

Oh! I also finished Scrappy Litter Blox a pattern by Lillyella. I pattern tested this before it was released in the June Stash Builder Box.

The Scrappy Litter Blox  pattern will soon be available directly from Lillyella.

And here it is in crinkly splendor after warshing and drying. I used a lot of Alison Glass’ Sun Prints in this quilt.  I even got fancy and did FMQ meandering in the borders!

By the way, Stash Builder Box has been nominated for a Brassy award, which could mean $10,000 for their business if they are one of the winners. They have a great quilty box subscription program, and 20% of the proceeds go towards providing quilts for children in need.  They also have great ways for others to join in the giving – you can apply to be an Ambassador and help promote the program, or you can sign up to be a HeartBuilder and actually help create the quilts that are given out!  Go to www.voteforsbb.com to vote – you can vote once per day from now until Sunday, 10/9.
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My last finish is from my UFO Challenge 2016 list.  It’s a wall hanging for my grand-daughter and has been a wip for 1-2 years.

It’ll make the perfect gift for her 6th birthday next month as it has 6 tulips on it. I wish I could say that was the plan all along, but it’s simply coincidence.

The pattern is called Tiny Tulips by Quilting in the Rain. I won the pink fabric I used for the tulips from a QITR giveaway on IG! I got a little fancy w/the quilting on this one too. Anytime I say I did “fancy quilting”, I mean I did FMQ in the form of meandering or a back & forth I learned in an Angela Walter’s Craftsy Class. I also did my fave Faux Piped Binding.

That’s all I’ve got today for finishes.  But I do want to mention that I’m super duper excited Katy of KatyQuilts will be spending several months in AZ!  I have all kinds of sew days and such planned for us. She’s a talented and prolific quilter/blogger who inspires me immensely. Thanks Katy!

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