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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WHOOMP There IT Is! #2

I’d like to thank everyone who linked up to my 1st linky party last week. It was a huge success! It was so much fun, I’m doing it again! 
Today I’m sharing some of my recent sewing room improvements. For the longest time I’ve wanted a sewing table that would allow my sewing machine to be flush w/the table top . Anything to help make FMQ a little easier. I found a pic on Instagram, gave it to a friend along w/measurements I felt would work for me and he came up w/a building plan.  
Well…I was off on my measurements and the 1st draft of the table came up a little short…literally! Believe it or not, I didn’t take into consideration that the machine would sit below the top of the table and I could barely fit my legs under it…which was no good considering I’m a big fan of the knee lift.  

 But have no fear, it was a quick fix w/a set of risers. They raised the table 1.25″ which was all it needed.

After sewing on it for awhile I decided that I really needed something up front to rest my hands on. Modifications were definitely in order.

And a few months later, modifications were made. I did not add longer legs though, I’m still just using the risers.

I used my old sewing table as a return which works perfectly for quilting.  

It’s also where I store Oh Susana (my serger), Penelope (my backup and sometimes traveler), and my thread case. I just realized if I turn it around, to where it faces out, I can have a guest sewer in my sewing room!

I got rid of the bookshelves in the closet and installed shelves for book and fabric storage.

I’ve heard I should protect my fabric stash from dust and sunlight, so I also put up curtains. One of these days I’d like to make cute patchwork curtains.

I raised my cutting table w/some high risers I found at Walmart. Now it’s the perfect height. I’ve got some other storage going on under my cutting table too. 
My design wall is a piece of fleece tacked up on the wall.  It’s been black since I started quilting 4 years ago, but I wanted the room to be brighter so I traded the black for a pretty mint green. 
Next on the list of sewing room improvements is a Quilters Ironing Board!
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A Thread for Life
David’s Prayer – Now everything in the heavens and earth is yours Oh Lord this is Your kingdom.  We adore you as being in control of everything. Riches and honor come from You alone and You are the ruler of all mankind. Your hand controls power and might and it is at Your discretion that men are made great and given strength. 1 Chron 29:11