WHOOMP There IT Is! #1

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Today I have a couple of finishes to share for my very 1st WHOOMP There IT Is! Linky Party.
The 1st and most recent finish, is a comfort quilt for a friend who recently and unexpectedly lost her husband.  The pattern is called Snuggly Hugs & Kisses by Sew E.T.  I can’t even begin to imagine the devastation she feels and I pray it brings at least a bit of warmth and comfort in the coming months. 

 The 2nd finish is one I’m calling Practice Makes Perfect.   The pattern is New Wave by Elizabeth Hartman.  I used a fat quarter bundle of Thimbleberries fabric and a dark sashing instead of the white called for in the pattern.

I was so inspired after taking “Help! How Do I Quilt It?”: A Machine-Quilting Manual w/Angela Walters  Craftsy class, that I free motion quilted the entire thing! Hence the name, Practice Makes Perfect.  

There is really nothing perfect about it, quite the contrary actually, but the point is…I did it!  And I was tickled at how quickly I finished it!

I also finished both quilts w/my new favorite Faux Piped Binding technique.

And now I’m excited to see what you’ve been working on! Link up to my new WHOOMP There IT Is! Saturday Linky Party below.
A Quilted Passion

A Quilted Passion


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A Thread for Life
Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.  Psalm 37:4 NKJV

A New Fave, Some Finishes and a Giveaway!

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A friend told me about a binding technique quite a while ago…but at the time, I was too preoccupied w/my current projects to pay it any attention.  Fast Forward 2 years and I was visiting another friend who was showing me piles of quilts she’d made over the years and they were all finished w/a gorgeous, professional looking binding. She referred to it as Susie’s Magic Binding. But it’s also known as Faux Piped Binding and it is AMAZING!  I prefer the FPB tutorial because it’s a PDF and Trisha explains the effects of pressing the seam of your binding and accent fabric one way or the other. 
For a “stuffed” piped look, press your seam toward the accent fabric.
For a “flat” flange look, press your seam toward the binding fabric
I am totally hooked on this technique and have finished several quilts w/it!  I’ve always preferred machine binding, however my quilts have never looked better than w/this technique.  Thanks Trisha!

This pattern is Modern Lattice by Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts.

This pattern is Hillside Houses by Cristina of Pretty Little Quilts.

 And a couple other finishes…

And one last thing before you go…

A Craftsy Giveaway!   Enter HERE for a chance to win  a FREE class AND supplies for it! It doesn’t get much better than this!  But hurry! The last day to enter is September 30, 2015 at 1159p MT!


Until next time, Happy Quilting and God Bless!

A Thread for Life
Great is His love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Psalm 117:2 NIV
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Almost Forgotten Finishes

I can’t believe this…and I can’t remember if it’s ever happened before…AND it may never happen again, but this is my 2nd post in one week!
Tonight on my blog reading list I saw a TGIFF! post from M-R Charbonneau of Quilt Matters and it reminded me that I have some finishes I haven’t shared w/y’all! 
So, without further ado… 
Mystery Quilt – started June 2014 finished June 2015

Snap Bags – A recent commission
Things not so finished…
Basket Weave Batik Placemats

This flimsy is a pattern called Modern Lattice by Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts.

It’s a flimsy

This flimsy is a pattern called Vintage Summer (2014) by Jeni Baker of In Color Order. It’s one I’ve been wanting to make for awhile and finally did last weekend.

It’s another flimsy

Today’s finishes…

And yet another on the sewing table…

And last but not least…one of David’s finishes. He turned me this gorgeous seam ripper! It’s made of Koa, which is a Hawaiian wood.
  Until next time, Happy Quilting and God Bless!
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Failure is not the only punishment for laziness, there is also the success of others. – Jules Renard