Gifted Quilts

I made and gifted two quilts in July.

This first one was given as a comfort quilt for a neighbor who had prostate surgery.

The colors are pretty wild but they are masculine enough. I think the yellow/green batik (is that Tiger or Zebra print?) plays fantastically w/the multi-color fabric which makes me think of colorful outer space but I had trouble choosing the fabric for the thin sashing.

I think it turned but good, but honestly I didn’t love it until after I quilted and washed it.

The second quilt I made for a receptionist at my chiropractor’s office as a thank you for a super kind gesture.

The quilts were inspired by this pattern. I quilted both on Esperanza, and practiced free motion quilting inspired by Christina Cameli of @afewscraps. Both quilts were well received.

Until next time, happy stitchin’ and God bless!

A Thread for Life

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. James 1:17 ESV

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Mission Accomplished!

I made it through my Quilty Project Lineup with time to spare! I shared all the projects I wanted to make but I didn’t tell you that my goal was to have them ALL completed by the 4th of July. That was my ultimate mission and I succeded!

This patriotic number called A Tribute to Yoda was last on my list and thanks to Esperanza, my trusty longarm, I finished it on June 23rd! It’s a free pattern that includes 15 different layouts of just 12 blocks!

I’ve been loosely following Christina Cameli’s Drawing Together videos on IG and YouTube: afewscraps. I REALLY like her organic style of free motion quilting. So this quilt is a bunch of practicing. I have also been practicing doodling on paper. It’s not all pretty but my mind is slowly but surely catching on.

I backed it w/this Red & White Stripe.

I also finished my third scrappy trips.

Again I used Christina-inspired quilting but I only practiced one motif this time. I think I’ve just about mastered this one.

I backed it with this fun bold print. I don’t even know where I got this fabric but I had the perfect amount to back this quilt.

And don’t you think this marigold binding complements it well?

And I bartered the solid Scrappy Trips for a new summer wreath! Lauren did a fantastic job of including all the flowers I requested! Sunflower, Daisies, Lilies, Zinnias, AND Hostas! She’s Feltastic Creations on Facebook and Instagram.

That’s all for today folks. Thanks for stopping by. Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

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Now the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will personally restore, establish, strengthen, and support you after you have suffered a little. 1 Peter 5:10 HCSB

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Meadowland!

It’s finally finished! And I couldn’t be happier!

I finished the top last summer sometime around June. I posted about it here.

I played it safe and did organic wavy lines…again.

One of these days I’ll venture outside of my comfort zone, but these organic wavy lines afford darn good texture.

And a few more pics after washing.

I am one happy camper!

Until next time, God bless and Happy Stitchin’!

p.s. I don’t know about y’all but I’m so looking forward to going to church to praise and worship alongside my brothers and sisters!

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And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:24-25 NIV

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