My 2021 Finishes

I did a lot of stitching in 2021, but as it turns out I didn’t have a lot of finishes. I am not complaining though. I was able to make all four of my Grands a quilt for their birthday. And I am very grateful for any time I get to spend stitching and making things.

Here are my finishes in reverse order.

A patriotic table topper w/foldover binding.

This is a baby quilt for a friend’s first grandbaby.

Birthday quilt for my eldest granddaughter.

I made this small lap quilt for a challenge during Build A Quilt. I won $100!

Christmas things I made during the summer; stockings, table topper, and wallhanging.

An apron I made for myself. I had always wanted to sew a kitchen towel on an apron to have something readily available to wipe my hands on and to double as pockets. There’s a better pic later on this post.

I finally made a quilt out of some Half Rectangle Triangles my friend Katy cut for me back in 2016! I gave it to my youngest son for his first apartment.

Birthday quilt for my youngest granddaughter.

A long-time-coming quilt for a friend. =)

A bargello wallhanging. This is currently hanging in my office at work.

An apron for my daughter.

Birthday quilt for my youngest grandson.

Birthday quilt for my eldest grandson.

Oh, I almost forgot, for the Goodreads 2021 Reading Challenge I finished 121 books!

That’s all folks!

A Thread for Life

The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life. Job 33:12 ESV

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My Quilty Bucket R1P3

Round 1, Project 3 = HRTs

After sorting/refolding fabric several weeks ago, I pulled my next project and got a Wildcard. A Wildcard means I can make whatever I want that’s not already in My Quilty Bucket or I can pull from the bucket again. I only thought about it for a very little while and couldn’t think of any other project I wanted to make just then, so I pulled again and ended up w/an HRTs ufo which consists of Half Rectangle Triangles that my friend Katy cut for me w/her Accuquilt Studio 2 when I visited her in Michigan in Aug 2017.

I probably should’ve thought on a Wildcard project a little longer and maybe had a looksee on Instagram before I decided to pull another project because this FPP Heart pillow that Madonna made is so lovely! I know better for next time.

The HRTs have been in a shoebox since I returned from my visit in August 2017.

When I opened the shoebox I was delighted to find some other Grunge fabric I forgot I had. I kinda remember adding it to the box after I returned, intending to send it to Katy to cut. I decided to incorporate most of it into the quilt.

I didn’t really have a plan…just made it up as I went along.

And this is what I ended up with.

I did lots of practice FMQ on it.

I decided to give it to my youngest son so I added some Denver Bronco fabric to the back since he’s a big fan. This pic is before warshing.

And this is after, in all its crinkly wonder.

And here are a couple close-ups of my favorite grids of quilting.

I have one more finish to share as well. I recently started a Quilt & Craft Fellowship at my church. We gather the 2nd Saturday of each month and bring whatever crafty projects we’re working on.

This was my “traveling” project. The strippy HTSs are cut-offs, or bonus pieces, from a quilt I made for one of my nieces last year. This quilt with the cute kitty backing will be gifted to my youngest granddaughter on her 5th birthday in August.

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time, God Bless & Happy Stitchin’!

A Thread for Life

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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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