Happy Spring Y’all! It’s gorgeous here in Missouri, even if I don’t have pics to prove it. I do have this pic of a snowstorm we had on 4/20/2021 though.
Even though it was a lot of snow and coming down real good, it didn’t stick to the streets or walks AND it was completely gone and sunny by that afternoon. If you gotta have a Spring snowstorm, we couldn’t have asked for a better one.
This month I’m starting w/the blocks from a personal monthly sew along I am doing w/my in-real-life-friend Madonna, here in Missouri. We’re making scrappy Cross Plus and Criss-Cross Star blocks. You can see her sunny, cheery blocks on Instagram @sunnybunnyquilts.
Here are mine. I FINALLY decided on a size and plan for my Cross Plus blocks. I’m sticking w/the 15″ block and doing a controlled scrappy w/dark backgrounds. They will become a queen size quilt for my daughter’s birthday in January.
I went ahead and cut out all the corner and background blocks last weekend.
And here are my two Criss-Cross Star blocks.
Next is the Monthly Color Challenge block. April’s food/color is Cherries/Red. This is the 6″ block which turned out waaaaay better than I thought it was going to.
That wraps up this post. Until next time, God Bless & Happy Stitchin’!
A Thread for Life
For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come. 2 Cor. 1:20-22NIV
Did February fly by as quickly for you as it did for me? Work was kinda crazy this month, then I went on vacation, then my older son came to visit and now February is just about over. Oh well, better late than never for my February BOM progress.
Next up is my block for the Monthly Color Challenge hosted by Patterns by Jen. February’s color is Lemon/Bright Yellow. I really like how lemony my block turned out.
And these last two blocks are part of a monthly quiltalong I’m doing w/my in real life friend, @sunnybunnyquilts, who lives just a few miles away from me here in KC.
This Japanese X Plus Block finishes at 12″. I used this tutorial. I made smaller ones last month (they finishe at 7.5″) but I wanted to try bigger. I think this one is too big so next month I’m going for one that finishes at 10″.
Hi All! September was a whirlwind and passed by in a flash! Wow! And it’s Fall! So excited for cooler weather and long nights! I’ve decided that 6 weeks, 8 tops, is all the Summer weather I need, no matter where I live!
I’ve been busy making and will catch you up on all of my makes soon, but right now I’d like to share my Build A Quilt flimsy.
Build A Quilt is Angela Walters’ version of a block of the month. This was my first time participating but it was her 3rd annual BAQ. I believe there were over 1000 participants this time around, the majority of those being online.
There were 10 blocks total plus a finishing kit. Each month we met for the block pattern & fabric and a quick semi-demo + tips & tricks for the monthly block. They would record the meeting and put it online for those participants who aren’t local and their block patterns and fabric would be mailed out. She and her staff also post video tutorials on YouTube for each block. The weather here and the pandemic caused us to have to skip a few months of meetings but it was still fun and I plan to do it again. The 4th Annual BAQ starts in November.
There were 3 different colorways and 3 different layouts. I chose the Urban Grid colorway and Layout 3.
Here are my blocks.
Block 10 was supposed to be a curved block. I’ve never sewn curves and thought I was ready, but I wasn’t. I improvised w/a different layout of block 9 which was an FPP pattern. Oh how I’ve missed FPP!
The rest of the blocks and borders are part of the the finishing kit.
I haven’t started quilting it yet, but I managed to find the perfect backing in my stash. What do you think?
Until next time, happy stitchin’ and God bless!
A Thread for Life
The Key of the Greater Work By Oswald Chambers
Prayer does not equip us for greater works— prayer is the greater work. Prayer is the battle, and it makes no difference where you are. However God may engineer your circumstances, your duty is to pray. Wherever God has placed you and whatever your circumstances, you should pray, continually offering up prayers to Him. We must learn to work according to God’s direction, and He says to pray. “Pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest” (Matthew 9:38).
There is nothing thrilling about a laboring person’s work, but it is the laboring person who makes the ideas of the genius possible. When you labor at prayer, from God’s perspective there are always results. What an astonishment it will be to see, once the veil is finally lifted, all the souls that have been reaped by you, simply because you have been in the habit of taking your orders from Jesus Christ.
…I say to you, he who believes in Me,…greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. —John 14:12