My Quilty Bucket R1P1

Back in February I wrote about a new system I was starting that would take the stress out of choosing which quilty project to start next. I call it My Quilty Bucket system. I put 20 projects + 4 wild cards in my bucket this first time around. R1P1 = Round 1, Project 1. You can read more about my system in this post.

I pulled Moonlight & Roses on 2/18/2021.

It’s a bargello quilt I found in a book called Bargello Quilts by Marge Edie.

This was my first fabric pull.

I later swapped the blues for teals thinking they’d look better in my house as I was planning on hanging this somewhere in my house but I still haven’t decided where. Anyway, when making Bargello quilts, the most common way to arrange your fabric is from light to dark or vice versa. Look at me sounding like an expert in Bargello making…lol. I am definitely not. This is my 2nd ever Bargello but both times the instructions said to arrange the fabric this way. I remember seeing a tip somewhere that said to take a pic in black & white to better see how to do this, so that’s what I did.

And voila!

Here are the main strips.

This book suggests using separator strips in between the main strips. They can be from the same color runs or one solid color from your runs or something different all together. I made separator strips from the color runs. Here it is on design wall w/the separator strips.

And here’s the flimsy.

Then I quilted it…with organic wavy lines, surprise surprise.

I decided to do a faced binding since it’s supposed to be a wall-hanging, and my dear friend @sunnybunnyquilts who loves handwork, stitched it down for me. Thanks Madonna!

And that’s a wrap!

On to the next one!

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time, God Bless & Happy Stitchin’!

A Thread for Life

Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one anotherβ€”and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:19-25 NIV

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Mission Accomplished!

I made it through my Quilty Project Lineup with time to spare! I shared all the projects I wanted to make but I didn’t tell you that my goal was to have them ALL completed by the 4th of July. That was my ultimate mission and I succeded!

This patriotic number called A Tribute to Yoda was last on my list and thanks to Esperanza, my trusty longarm, I finished it on June 23rd! It’s a free pattern that includes 15 different layouts of just 12 blocks!

I’ve been loosely following Christina Cameli’s Drawing Together videos on IG and YouTube: afewscraps. I REALLY like her organic style of free motion quilting. So this quilt is a bunch of practicing. I have also been practicing doodling on paper. It’s not all pretty but my mind is slowly but surely catching on.

I backed it w/this Red & White Stripe.

I also finished my third scrappy trips.

Again I used Christina-inspired quilting but I only practiced one motif this time. I think I’ve just about mastered this one.

I backed it with this fun bold print. I don’t even know where I got this fabric but I had the perfect amount to back this quilt.

And don’t you think this marigold binding complements it well?

And I bartered the solid Scrappy Trips for a new summer wreath! Lauren did a fantastic job of including all the flowers I requested! Sunflower, Daisies, Lilies, Zinnias, AND Hostas! She’s Feltastic Creations on Facebook and Instagram.

That’s all for today folks. Thanks for stopping by. Have a happy and safe 4th of July!

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Now the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ Jesus, will personally restore, establish, strengthen, and support you after you have suffered a little. 1 Peter 5:10 HCSB

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I Made Masks

…but I didn’t really want to. I know it’s selfish of me, but it’s true. I was perfectly content working on my Quilty Project Lineup. Alas, I set selfishness aside to do some work for a good cause.

I work for Quicksilver Express Courier, a company that provides essential services to hospitals, doctors, pharmacies, patients, etc.; transporting swabs & other specimens for testing, as well as medications, supplies, and other necessary items. So, when I got a call from one of the owners saying we hadn’t been able to purchase masks for our couriers (because hospitals get first dibs on whatever is available), I rounded up some makers and got busy making masks.

I made 3 different styles. The pleated style w/ear loops and ties, an occlusive style by Bungalow Quilting, and a contoured style by Sew Much Moore. I made 42 masks total; 11 for family and the remaining 31 for Quicksilver. Our goal was 600 and we had 500 of those within 5 days! How awesome is that?! We are so very grateful to all the wonderful makers who answered our call!

Once the mask project was complete I went back to working on my Everything Goes Scrappy Trips. Prior to taking the mask-making break, I’d read a post by my good friend Katy which reminded me of what wonderful resources my AccuCut GrandMARK2 aka AccuQuilt Studio 2 and Giant Strip Cutter truly are. It cut production time in half!

I’m still stitching away on Everything Goes Scrappy Trips but I have a feeling this coming 3-day weekend will yield a king-size flimsy. Stay tuned!

And here is a double dose of cuteness before I close.

Precious great-niece #3 on her quilt.

And precious great niece #2 on her quilt! She is the baby sister of great niece #1 who got the quilt in my last post. I made this quilt in 2018.

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time, stay healthy and God Bless!

A Thread for Life

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is going to be revealed to us. Romans 8:18 HCSB

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