December BOMs +Another Flimsy!

Can y’all believe 2022 is less than 24hrs away?! Where does the time go? We can all attest that it waits for no one! With that being said, I just celebrated my half-century birthday on December 16th. And I had a party! If it wasn’t my first birthday party ever, I can’t remember ever having another one. I hosted an ornament exchange party with about a dozen friends. It was so much fun and delicious! Here’s a pic of the birthday girl.

And here’s a close-up of a “dirty” snowman cheeseball that Madonna made. He was delicious!

Now on to quilty matters. Here’s the last block in Jen’s 2021 Monthly Color Challenge. The color was olive, inspired by….olives.

And this beauty is block 2 of Build A Quilt 5 (BAQ). I’m so smitten w/these Holly Jolly fabrics!

And last but not least…my crossplus flimsy! What do you think? My daughter’s b-day is Jan 16 but Esperanza needs to go into the shop. So the way things are looking now she probably won’t get her quilt until my February trip to Phoenix for Quiltcon 2022. Sadly, I did not win the APQS giveaway, but CONGRATS!! to Diane M. of Texas!

And speaking of QuiltCon 2022, will you be there? I’m planning to spend at least 1 day at the show with a few local friends, but I am not taking any classes or lectures. Let me know if you are going, it would be fantastic to meet IRL (in real life)!

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I know the One I have believed in and am persuaded that He is able to guard what has been entrusted to me until that day. 1Tim1:12

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November BOMs + A Flimsy!

I hope y’all had a Happy & Joyful Thanksgiving! My son came over and we enjoyed spending the day together. I’m amazed at how quickly time flies and cannot believe that 2021 is almost over! But I continue to stitch and pray, pray and stitch.

With this being said, here are my November BOMs.

First up is my Blueberry block for Jen’s Monthly Color Challenge. I actually had blueberry fabric!

Next up are my final four cross-plus blocks. I now have thirty-six, 15″ blocks, enough to make a queen size quilt for my daughter. Her birthday is in January and my plan has always been to complete it by then, BUT my longarm, Esperanza, is currently out of order. If I don’t win the APQS Millie Giveaway on December 10, 2021, I’ll be taking Esperanza to Missouri Sewing Machine Co . I’ve been entering that contest daily, like clockwork.

Here’s some scrappilicious goodness to ogle. I adore scrappy quilts and this one is going to be fantastic!

Build A Quilt 5 (2021-2022) is underway! I chose this Holly Jolly colorway. I am not a fan of the color pink but there’s something about Holly Jolly that makes me smile.

Here’s my block one. Isn’t it a stunner?!

BAQ registration is open until the end of the year so if you decide to join after seeing my stunning block, please use me as a referral!

And speaking of Build A Quilt, here’s my BAQ 4 flimsy! I really like the pops of marigold! I also improvised w/the grey borders around the four blocks. I thought I had used all of the dark grey fabric in the challenge quilt I made, and it wasn’t until after this flimsy was completed that I found the grey fabric that came w/this collection. Oh well.

I started quilting this flimsy w/Angela’s suggested quilting diagrams, and about 1/3 way through is when Esperanza started acting up. *sigh*

That’s all I got for you today. Until next time, Happy Stitchin’ & God Bless!

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Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17NIV

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September BOMs+

September went by in a blink! All things considered, I’m pleased w/my productivity. However, sharing and writing about it is a whole other story. Alas, here are my September BOMs and there’s a peak of the 4th project from My Quilty Bucket at the end of this post!

These srappy blocks are from a sew along I’m doing w/my friend Madonna (@sunnybunnyquilts on IG). However, she’s already made a complete quilt w/her Criss Cross Stars. Isn’t it lovely?! And she’s just about ready to put her Cross Plus blocks together.

Meanwhile, I’m still plodding along. Here are my Criss Cross Star blocks. I make 3- 4/month.

My plan for these is to put them on point with cornerstones and sashing for a king size quilt but I have no idea how many blocks I’ll need for that and I no likey the quilty math. These are 9″ blocks but let’s say they’ll end up 8.5″ after I trim them down to matching sizes. I want to use 2″ sashing and 2″ cornerstones. If there’s anyone out there who is a whiz at quilty math, PLEASE tell me how many of these Criss Cross Star blocks I need to make. I’d really appreciate it!

And here are my Cross Plus blocks. These are 15″ blocks and I’m making 36 of them for a queen size quilt for my daughter. I’m at 28 blocks so only 8 more to go!

This is block 10 of 10 for this year’s Build A Quilt. I totally forgot to add marigold splashes in this block but, oh well. All that’s left are the finishing blocks and borders, which I’ve already started on. Build A Quilt 5 starts in mid November. I’d like to have this quilt completed by then. We shall see what happens.

And last but not least is my Yellow Pineapple block for Jen’s Monthly Color Challenge.

Now for that peak at project #4 from My Quilty Bucket.

I pulled Bad Girl Quilt which is an awesome pattern by Southern Charm.

I fell in love w/this quilt pattern when I saw Kathy’s version (@ibtreerock on IG) back in Jan 2019. So far I’ve finished 12 of 18 Andromeda Star blocks. I’m using Aboriginal fabric scraps given to me (at least 4 years ago), along w/varying tones of brown Grunge.

Well, that’s all folks! Thanks for stopping by. Until next time, God Bless and Happy Stitchin’!

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Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

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