December BOMs +Another Flimsy!

Can y’all believe 2022 is less than 24hrs away?! Where does the time go? We can all attest that it waits for no one! With that being said, I just celebrated my half-century birthday on December 16th. And I had a party! If it wasn’t my first birthday party ever, I can’t remember ever having another one. I hosted an ornament exchange party with about a dozen friends. It was so much fun and delicious! Here’s a pic of the birthday girl.

And here’s a close-up of a “dirty” snowman cheeseball that Madonna made. He was delicious!

Now on to quilty matters. Here’s the last block in Jen’s 2021 Monthly Color Challenge. The color was olive, inspired by….olives.

And this beauty is block 2 of Build A Quilt 5 (BAQ). I’m so smitten w/these Holly Jolly fabrics!

And last but not least…my crossplus flimsy! What do you think? My daughter’s b-day is Jan 16 but Esperanza needs to go into the shop. So the way things are looking now she probably won’t get her quilt until my February trip to Phoenix for Quiltcon 2022. Sadly, I did not win the APQS giveaway, but CONGRATS!! to Diane M. of Texas!

And speaking of QuiltCon 2022, will you be there? I’m planning to spend at least 1 day at the show with a few local friends, but I am not taking any classes or lectures. Let me know if you are going, it would be fantastic to meet IRL (in real life)!

A Thread for Life

I know the One I have believed in and am persuaded that He is able to guard what has been entrusted to me until that day. 1Tim1:12

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This post is short & sweet. I made my last Build A Quilt/BAQ block last month and since I was working on a deadline to finish my granddaughter’s b-day quilt, I only did the Cross Plus blocks and the Monthly Color Challenge block this month.

Here are my scrappy Cross Plus blocks. I only have 4 left to make after this and then I can start constructing the queen size quilt for my daughter.

And this is my block for Jen’s Monthly Color Challenge. This month’s color is pink for pink grapefruit. My light pink is so pale it looks white.

And that’s all folks! Until next time, God Bless and Happy Stitchin’!

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However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. Acts 20:24 NIV

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August BOMs

This year is FLYING by! Not that I’m complaining but it is a challenge to keep up sometimes. I keep telling my kids, the older you get, the faster time moves. My middle son turned 31yrs just a few days ago and my youngest turned 26 yrs in June. They are catching up to me. =)

Without further ado, here are my August BOMs.

I’ll start w/my block for Jen’s Monthly Color Challenge. August’s food inspiration is mushroom and the color is brown. A nephew of a long time friend cultivates gourmet and medicinal mushrooms. There are so many species of mushrooms and they come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. You can learn more about his Mushroom Kingdom here or check him out on IG @southwestmushrooms. It’s quite fascinating!

These are the fabrics that called to me for a mushroom block. And surprisingly to myself more than anyone else, I’m still going strong w/the 6″ block.

Next up is block 9 of 10 of Angela Walters’ Build A Quilt BAQ.

There were two options for making this block; templates or paper piece. I opted for paper piece. I really like how it came out!

And for the QAL I’m doing w/Madonna @sunnybunnyquilts, here are my Criss Cross Star blocks…

…and a Cross Plus block. I’m supposed to make 4 of these a month (my own rule for a self-imposed deadline) but I only had one completed by the time I drafted this post. But isn’t it fabulous?!

Stay tuned for my Christmas in July/August post as well as a post about a quilt challenge I entered.

Until next time, God Bless You and Happy Stitchin’!

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Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 2 Timothy 4:2-4 NIV

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