The Best Working Vacation Ever!

In September I spent 5 days/nights in Grand Lake CO. It was a work trip, and work was done, but it felt more like a vacation!

I went off-roading.

I played horse shoes.

I played cornhole.

I helped put a puzzle together.

I ate a lot of delicious food.

I traipsed through Rocky Mountain National Park.

I fished on the Colorado River.

And I took so many stunning pics pics of Colorful Colorado!

Here are some of my favorites.

Colorado is breathtaking! Thanks for stopping by!

A Thread for Life

For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with goodness, goodness with knowledge, knowledge with self-control, self-control with endurance, endurance with godliness, godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they will keep you from being useless or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Peter‬ ‭1:5-8‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

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Finished Or Not Finished Friday

A New Fondness

Some people, or at the very least my sister, might call this an obsession, but “fondness” is what I’m calling it. 

I’ve a new fondness for hand quilting!

I pulled another UFO (un-finished object) out of my WIP (works in progress) closet.

This is the start of an Arkansas Traveler quilt. 


I struggled to add the borders to these diamonds using a tutorial and decided to use a paper piecing template going forward.  So this block will be a pillow cover. A hand quilted pillow cover.

I started work on it this weekend during a trip to IA to visit my quilter/blogger friend, Greta of Material Detachment.  She cut the diamonds for me not quite 3 years ago.

I made lots of progress and am completely pleased w/how it’s s turning out!


I wasn’t planning on doing this much quilting but all this fabulous texture has changed my mind!


I’ll be adding more quilting to the diamonds using a red thread. 

Not so long ago I labled those who hand quilted as “crazy”. But now I see what all the hype is about! 

I want to hand quilt ALL the things! 

Okay, I’m starting to sound obsessed so I’ll leave it at that. 

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A Thread for Life 

It’s love so undeniable, I can hardly speak

Peace so unexplainable, I can hardly think

As you call me deeper still

Into love, love, love

You’re a Good, Good Father. 

-Chris Tomlin 

A Quilted Passion Birthday Giveaway!

Hi All! I’m so excited!  Today A Quilted Passion is 2 yrs old! Who would’ve guessed I’d still be blogging 2 years later? Definitely not me! But I am, and it’s all because of you…my wonderful readers/followers and fellow quilters/bloggers! Thank you!  
As we all know, when there’s a birthday, gifts are sure to follow.  So to celebrate my blog turning 2 yrs old…and hopefully attract a few more followers, I’m doing a giveaway!  
When I was deciding what to give away, my eldest son suggested a purse.  I recently made a couple of purses which he thought were super cool. So that’s what I did! I made a purse for the give away! Thanks Justin! For the idea and for helping w/the fabric choices!

And here it is.  A 2-Way Purse made by yours truly(me)!

The purse does come w/a  few other goodies too!  A 3″ Drunkard’s Path Pattern and Template, a Spinning Hexagon pattern and template, 3 spools of Connecting Threads Essential Cotton Thread(my fave!) in Fuchsia, Jade and Lemon, AND a 5 pk of Schmetz Universal needles!
For your chance to win this awesome 2-Way Purse and goodies, follow me via Google Friend Connect (“My Peeps”), Bloglovin’ or Instagram (all are in the sidebar to the right, underneath my pic –> –> –>) and leave a comment on this post telling me how you are following.  If you are already a follower, leave a comment on this post telling me how you follow and the name of your favorite purse/bag pattern or tutorial. That’s it!

The lucky winner will be randomly chosen using True Random Number Generator on Friday September 4, 2015 @ 9p AZ-MST and announced in a blog post on Saturday, September 5, 2015.  Thank you all for your encouragement and support!


A Thread for Life
But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.  We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 2 Cor 4:7-9
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