Count ‘Em One, Two, Three and A Freebie.

I set a goal for myself to finish 4 UFOs by the end of this year.

I’m proud to say that 3 of the 4 are flimsies. This means the tops are done and they are ready for quilting! With this being said, only one of them will be “done and done” by year’s end, and I am totally okay with that.

Scrappy Webs is smaller than I originally intended, but between the process of making these blocks and the waste involved, I got to the point where I could not…would not, make one more block.

Arkansas/Iowa Traveler is one I started just about 3 years ago.  I determined to finish it this year when preparing for my 2nd trip to Iowa to visit Greta. She gifted me all of the precut diamonds after my first visit in 2014.

Through Thick and Thin is the biggest quilt I’ve made to date. It’s king size for my very own bed. It’s a scrappy log cabin constructed w/2.5″ and 1.25″ logs, hence the name, Through Thick and Thin.  I started this a couple of years ago. I chose an offset barn-raising layout and added the sashing on a whim and I LOVE how it turned out! This will be the first one I quilt. So excited to get it on my bed!

And now for that freebie.

Straits and Arrows is my first original pattern.

I created it on paper and then somehow, God only knows, I was able to create it in EQ5!  I don’t think I could do it again if you paid me!

But I did it, and it was featured in the Jan 2017 Stash Builder Box.

I just recently added it to my Craftsy Pattern Store and guess what? It’s free for a limited time!

So if it tickles your fancy, click on this link to download your free copy today. And don’t forget to tell all your friends!

As always, I thank you for visiting!

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A Thread for Life

A Super Quick QAYG!

About a year or so after I learned how to quilt, I started looking online for different ways/options to do things such as binding, basting,etc.  As a new quilter, binding was my least favorite part of quilting.  I dreaded it!  There had to be an easier way of binding than how I’d been taught! 

One of the first sites I came across was Quilting In The Rain. It was love at first sight! Jera’s instructional and pattern tutorials are simple and quick. I found her binding tutorials very refreshing.  I stalked her blog many a night and always left inspired.  I’ve made several of her patterns over the last few years; the latest being one from her book Quilt As-You-Go Made Modern which I won an autographed copy of on an Instagram giveaway!

I needed something that would go together super quick for an upcoming baby shower and chose the Queen Anne Steps pattern. 

It worked perfectly for the 3 fabrics I’d chosen to match the decor in the baby’s room and it’s a good size; 48 1/2″ x 60 1/2″.  

It’s definitely a pattern one could complete in about 8 hours or so…depending on how fancy you get w/your quilting however,  I did it in about 4 shorter sessions. 

I thought it would be a good opportunity to practice FMQ, however it proved to be difficult for me because I matched my thread to the fabric and couldn’t really see what the heck I was doing! Since I did match the thread to the fabric, I sewed all the pink strips first, then the blue and lastly the orange. I did practice FMQ on all the pink strips and quickly switched to simple wavy and straight lines for the next 2 colors. 

I used the leftover strips to make a matching pillow.

In case you didn’t notice, I finally made a blog signature! I used this tutorial I found on Val’s Quilting Studio  Tutorials page.  Afterward I started looking around on how to make a custom header and came across this tutorial using Pic Monkey.  I’ve been playing around w/it all week…but my blog header is still a work in progress! Hopefully soon I will get it and my blog looking exactly how I want it. But for now, what you see, is what you get! =)

A Thread for Life
You will keep in perfect peace
those whose minds are steadfast,
because they trust in you.
Trust in the Lord forever,
for the Lord, the Lord himself, 
is the Rock eternal. Isaiah 26:3-4

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Until next time, Happy Quilting and God Bless!