September BOMs+

September went by in a blink! All things considered, I’m pleased w/my productivity. However, sharing and writing about it is a whole other story. Alas, here are my September BOMs and there’s a peak of the 4th project from My Quilty Bucket at the end of this post!

These srappy blocks are from a sew along I’m doing w/my friend Madonna (@sunnybunnyquilts on IG). However, she’s already made a complete quilt w/her Criss Cross Stars. Isn’t it lovely?! And she’s just about ready to put her Cross Plus blocks together.

Meanwhile, I’m still plodding along. Here are my Criss Cross Star blocks. I make 3- 4/month.

My plan for these is to put them on point with cornerstones and sashing for a king size quilt but I have no idea how many blocks I’ll need for that and I no likey the quilty math. These are 9″ blocks but let’s say they’ll end up 8.5″ after I trim them down to matching sizes. I want to use 2″ sashing and 2″ cornerstones. If there’s anyone out there who is a whiz at quilty math, PLEASE tell me how many of these Criss Cross Star blocks I need to make. I’d really appreciate it!

And here are my Cross Plus blocks. These are 15″ blocks and I’m making 36 of them for a queen size quilt for my daughter. I’m at 28 blocks so only 8 more to go!

This is block 10 of 10 for this year’s Build A Quilt. I totally forgot to add marigold splashes in this block but, oh well. All that’s left are the finishing blocks and borders, which I’ve already started on. Build A Quilt 5 starts in mid November. I’d like to have this quilt completed by then. We shall see what happens.

And last but not least is my Yellow Pineapple block for Jen’s Monthly Color Challenge.

Now for that peak at project #4 from My Quilty Bucket.

I pulled Bad Girl Quilt which is an awesome pattern by Southern Charm.

I fell in love w/this quilt pattern when I saw Kathy’s version (@ibtreerock on IG) back in Jan 2019. So far I’ve finished 12 of 18 Andromeda Star blocks. I’m using Aboriginal fabric scraps given to me (at least 4 years ago), along w/varying tones of brown Grunge.

Well, that’s all folks! Thanks for stopping by. Until next time, God Bless and Happy Stitchin’!

A Thread for Life

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

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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

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2NIV

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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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