A Review of My 2019 Makes

These are the things I made in 2019, but not necessarily in this order. Most are finished but a few are works in progress.

This Legendary quilt and throw pillow for a dear friend.  And it was quilted by another dear friend, Katy.

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This is my version of the popular Starburst Tree Skirt. I used my 10-degree wedge ruler and finished it differently than the tutorial suggested.  I was so excited to dress my tree with it this year!

A second tree skirt. It adorned the office tree this year.

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I made this quilt for baby Rowan at church. The colors for his quilt were inspired by the shower invitations.

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This gem was made for a cousin whom I promised a quilt to 3 years ago. I’m relieved to have finally made and gifted it this year!

This thriller is for me! Meadowland is a quilt that was on my list for over a year. It’s still in the flimsy state and I plan to quilt this one myself on someone’s longarm.

I made these I Heart America pillows as decor for the Patriotic holidays. It’s a free pattern too. I practiced ruler quilting on them.

I took a Which Quilt Block Are You? quiz twice and came up with Jacob’s Ladder, so I made two.  I practiced ruler quilting on it as well. It’s hanging on the wall of my sewing room.

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This is a paper-pieced quilt I got from a magazine back in 2012 before I even knew how to paper-piece.  It hangs on the wall of my work office.  I had it quilted at Quilting Is My Therapy.

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This Mini Maker Station is a free project by Lillyella.  It’s been on the list for quite some time even though I hardly ever do handwork.  But I am now prepared to do some if/when the need/desire arises.

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This is another free project by Lillyella that has been on my list for some time. The Undercover Maker Mat.

My first Quilt of Valor.  This is a pattern I designed a couple of years ago. It’s called Straits and Arrows and it is FREE by clicking the link or in the sidebar of my blog.  Download your FREE copy today! Check out how Katy finished it.

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This next quilt is for one of my nieces. This particular niece got a very elementary version of a quilt back in 2011 when I first started quilting; one made of 10″ squares.   I’ve been meaning to make her another since then.  Well, here it is! It’s a pattern called Heirloom by Pat Bravo.  It’s going to be a gift for her 9th birthday in April.  I dropped it off at the quilter on Tuesday.

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This little top I put together w/a fraction of the cut-offs from Heirloom. It’s crib size and still a flimsy.  There was A LOT of “waste” from the Heirloom quilt. Believe it or not,  I probably still have enough to make another large lap quilt the size of Heirloom.

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This is the top and backing of a fat quarter challenge quilt I’m making for Quilts Beyond Borders.

These are the first two blocks of Angela Walters Build A Quilt. It’s basically a block of the month.  I chose the Urban Grid colorway. I’m super excited about this!

And lastly, this is a commissioned project. It will be a quilted anniversary pillow.

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I believe that’s everything.  I’m satisfied w/the amount of making I did in 2019.  I am thankful and always look forward to any time I get to spend stitching.

May 2020 be a year full of blessings and stitching for you ALL!

A Thread for Life

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look, new things have come. Everything is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation:  That is, in Christ, God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed the message of reconciliation to us. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, certain that God is appealing through us. We plead on Christ’s behalf, “Be reconciled to God.” 2Cor 5:17-20

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Catching Up – Last Post of 2018

I can’t believe it’s been almost 3 months since my last blog post! Time waits for no woman.  Ain’t that the truth! Work keeps me extremely busy, but I have managed some “me time”. And here’s what I’ve been up to. Warning: this will be a little lengthy.

I went to my first Chiefs game when they played the Denver Broncos, w/my friend Vivian, who also happens to be the Pastor’s wife. It was a great first experience at Arrowhead Stadium. I decided to keep it neutral and not wear any team gear and I cheered for both teams thank you very much!

I’ve become a member of Relevant Church, joined a connect up group and have made several new friends, including one who quilts and pet-sits for traveling friends! So I already know where I’m leaving Moe when I travel next year.

I traded in Casper the Friendly Soul (Kia) for my dream car; a Subaru Crosstrek.  Her name is Scarlett.

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And I did it just in time for the Thanksgiving Weekend Blizzard. We got almost 6 inches of snow, the most snow KC has had in several years. It was fun!

I’ve seen several movies at the awesome B&B Theater here in Liberty. All of the auditoriums have heated, leather, recliners. It’s pretty nifty!

I finished three more quilts which, if I’m not mistaken, catches me up on WIPs. Yay me!  The first and biggest quilt, Be My Neighbor, I sent to my dear friend Katy of KatyQuilts (IG: @katyquilts) back before I moved to MO. She returned it to me in October when she came to MO to visit her MIL. At that time, I gave her 2 more flimsies to take back to MI to quilt for me which she did and promptly returned. Look at the FABULOUS quilting she does! Such talent!

I celebrated my 47th birthday. Praise God!img_1208

And my first Christmas in MO.img_0999-1Besides sewing, and going to church and the picture show, I also go to open houses whenever I get the opportunity.  And that’s how I found the house that I have fallen in love with! It’s been on the market for over 90 days.  I’ve got a few more months until my lease is up, so I’m praying for it to stay on the market a little longer, but I’m pretty sure God is saving it for me. =)

And the best news of all! My daughter and grands are coming to visit me! I’ll be picking them up from the airport after work. I’m so excited!

Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time, happy stitchin’ and God Bless!

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A Thread for Life

I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.  I know both how to have a little, and I know how to have a lot.  In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being content — whether well fed or hungry, whether in abundance or in need. I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me. Phil 4:11-13 HCSB

Finishes!

I’ve been pretty darn productive lately!

I finished a pillow I started hand quilting back in December. It was an extra block from my Arkansas Traveler quilt.

I turned one of my Flutterby blocks into a wall hanging for my sis.

I made and gifted this scrappy strings patriotic mini to a dear friend.

I finished a commissioned crib quilt.

I finished this gift quilt for a precious baby girl. It’s a flip/envelope style but it looks like it’s bound!

I machine quilted and hand tied it. If you look closely you can can see the purple floss.

I finished the jellyroll race quilt from my last post.

I love the binding and the backing!

I also finished this cheery little mug rug for a swap. 

Isn’t this Art Gallery fabric on the back divine?!

And…I’ve been doing some secret sewing!

So, now that you’re all caught up on my progress, what have you been stitching on?

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A Thread for Life

Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and attractive and seasoned with salt. so that you will have the right response for everyone. – Col. 4:5-6 NLT