My 2020 Quilty Makes/Finishes

I finished 29 quilty projects last year (not including masks, aprons, & a couple of pillow cases). I also had 20 blog posts! Not bad considering I have worked a full time job, outside of my home, all year long. Not all of my makes/finishes were quilts, but a finish is a finish is a finish, am I right? You might can tell my favorite was Scrappy Trips since I made 3 quilts + a couple of table toppers. Here they all are in reverse order. Enjoy!

A Thread for Life

For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. Colossians 1:16-17 NIV

Hallelujah & AMEN!

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First Finishes of 2020

This quilted pillow was my first finish of 2020. It was commissioned by a coworker for his 30th wedding anniversary. Pink and grey were their wedding colors. I was super excited that I had this grey print w/ “lovey dovey” sayings on it such as sweetheart, dearest darling, and cherish. I couldn’t find anyone local w/an embroidery machine who knew how to use it, so I sent it to my good friend Sue in Goodyear AZ w/a note that said “Please do this asap and mail back in the self-addressed stamped envelope!” Thank you Susie Q! His wife loved it!

The next finish is a quilt I’ve been meaning to make for approximately 8 years. It’s for my great niece who turns 9 yrs old in April. I started quilting in 2011, the year she was born. I gave her mom a very basic quilt made out of 10 inch blocks w/the promise that I’d make her a “better” one in the near future. Well, you know how quickly time flies…and here we are in 2020. I think mom will agree, this beauty was worth the wait. And now my great niece is actually old enough to love and appreciate it for herself. Neither of them have seen it, and I’m kind of taking a risk putting it out here, but I’m pretty sure they don’t follow my blog.

It’s a free pattern by Pat Bravo called Heirloom. I had it quilted at Angela Walters’ shop here in Liberty MO, called Quilting Is My Therapy.

I started working on another quilt that I’ve wanted to make for myself ever since I saw Katy’s Sea Sick Scrappy Trips 3 years ago. I’m following Bonnie Hunter’s Scrappy Trips Tutorial and I plan to make a king size. I’ve made 25 of 80 blocks so far. But this is taking the back burner while I work on a barter project and two baby quilts for my expecting nieces.

A Thread for Life

For the grace of God has appeared with salvation for all people, instructing us to deny godlessness and worldly lusts and to live in a sensible, righteous, and godly way in the present age, while we wait for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. Titus 2:11-13

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Quilt Festival in Houston

Yes! I finally I went to Quilt Festival Houston !

Not only was it my first time at Quilt Festival, but it was also my first trip to Houston.

It is a massive quilt show!  Definitely the biggest I’ve been to.  It is International after all.

There were quilts and people from all over the world. 

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The blue pins on the map show where peeps came from.

I met my friends there. One flew in from Phoenix and the other from Denver.  I flew in on Halloween (Thursday night), spent 2 full days, and flew out on Sunday morning. It wasn’t enough time. There is so much to see! Note to self: You must plan to stay at least 3 full days next time. 

Needless to say, the quilts were AMAZING!  I know I didn’t see them all but here are some faves of the ones I did see.

If you haven’t ever been, I recommend going at least once. I plan to go again in a few years.

I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving!

Until next time, Happy Stitchin’ & God Bless!

A Thread for Life

Now to Him who is able to protect you from stumbling and to make you stand in the presence of His glory, blameless and with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, power, and authority before all time, now and forever. Amen. Jude 1:24-25 HCSB

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