My Quilty Bucket R1 Wrap Up

Hi Y’all! It’s been a little over a year since I introduced My Quilty Bucket. It’s a system I came up with to determine which project would be my next one. You can read more about it by clicking here. There are thousands of quilts I want to make, but I found myself not starting certain ones because I thought they were too involved or complex. Anyway, I decided to put several projects in my bucket and whichever one I pulled out, I would work on until completion, then pull my next project, and so on and so forth. I didn’t have a deadline but I realize now that I put way too many projects in my bucket (20 projects and 4 wildcards). Maybe I just had too many “side projects” going on. I was participating in two, block-of-the-month projects (Build A Quilt and Monthly Color Challenge) and a sew-along w/my quilty-bestie Madonna (@sunnybunnyquilts). However, I did finish every project I pulled.

Here are all the projects I put in My Quilty Bucket Round 1.

Bad Girl-pattern
Big X-IG
Black and Beyond-book
Bricks & Squares-ufo (Sew Day Project, see status pic below)
Chevron Quilt
Endless Mountains-book
Hot Cross Buns-pattern
Kokeshi Blocks(3-4)-fpp
The Ties that Bind-book
Moonlight & Roses-book
Scrap Happy-book
Scrappy Snowball
Trick or Treat totes (4)
Urban Bow Tie
Wander Thru Woods-pattern
Wonky Rail Fence-book
QAYG Zippered Pouches (6)
Patchwork Pouf – home-dec fabric

This is Bad Girl Quilt (finished 02/2022). Isn’t she LOVELY!! This pic is before washing.

This pattern by Southern Charm Quilts is one that I had been wanting to make for a few years but I was intimidated by the idea of appliqueing the Dresdens. Turns out that Dresdens are fun to make. I top-stitched the blades down w/a straight stitch and then Madonna went back through and stitched them down w/a blanket stitch. Bless her heart! And Katy (@katyquilts) quilted it for me using a pantograph called Malachite by Urban Elementz. This quilt is one of my all-time favorite finishes, but it wouldn’t even be a finish right now if I hadn’t pulled it from My Quilty Bucket.

Here’s a close-up of the quilting.

And this pic is after washing.

I sewed the extra Dresdens on the back.

Chevron (finished 05/2021)

HRTs (finished 07/2021)

Moonlight & Roses – Bargello (finished 05/2021) Hanging on the wall in my work office.

Bricks & Squares – Sew Day project (in progress)

I’m changing things up for My Quilty Bucket Round 2. Stay tuned!

Until next time, Happy Stitchin’ & God Bless!

A Thread for Life

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tested in every way as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us at the proper time. – Hebrews 4:15-16

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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’!

A Thread for Life

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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