My Comfortable “Go To” Quilting

I pulled this fabric to make a quilt for a new baby boy at church.

The shower decor was my inspiration for the fabrics I chose.

Here it is in the flimsy state (quilt top).

Whenever I start a quilt, especially a smaller one, it’s always with the idea of quilting it w/FMQ (free motion quilting).

I’ve practiced FMQ in spurts in the past but not with enough regularity to allow me to feel comfortable and confident enough to finish an entire quilt, no matter the size.

I hadn’t practiced in awhile, but I thought that taking one of Angela Walter’s Quilting Clinics would be enough of a refresher. I did the Ultimate Block Busters class.

Angela is an amazing person! It was such a treat spending time with her. I learned so much and was so inspired by all she taught and the quilts she showed, I just knew I was going to jump on that Amara and stitch magically. Sadly, that didn’t happen.

I have quilted on a longarm using pantographs but FMQ takes A LOT of consistent practice and I hear tell it’s jumpstarted and enhanced with doodling.

Anyway, back to the baby quilt…I finished it w/my “go to” which is organic wavy lines quilted w/an even-feed/walking foot. And of course it turned out great.

But I’m never going to get better staying in my comfort zone. Therefore, on my honor, I WILL start doodling AND practicing FMQ more often! 🙋🏽‍♀️

A Thread for Life

Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us — to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. – Ephesians‬ ‭3:20-21‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

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Works In Progress Monday

I finished this jellyroll race flimsy a few weeks ago.

I got it basted Saturday evening w/the help of my foxy companion Moe.

And I just took a break from quilting it to type this post.

Another project in progress is called Festive Flutter Tree.

It’s my “traveler”; the project I usually work on at sew days.

I’ve got six more butterflies to go before I can start assembling it. At this rate, I should be able to get this little wall hanging finished by Christmas.Until next time, happy quilting and God Bless.

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A Thread for Life

Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us — to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. – Ephesians‬ ‭3:20-21‬ ‭HCSB‬‬

I’m Getting It Together

I’ve finally finished all the components of my Merry Sparkle Punch Christmas quilt.

They had to be laid out in my desired placement before sewing any together.

I’m very thankful this layout guide was included in the pattern.

All 480 components wouldn’t fit on my design wall. And even laying out just half the blocks required me to use an additional piece of batting along one side.

The pattern designer recommended piecing the top together in sections. I visually divided into sections of 24; 4 across x 6 down, and started taking two at a time to the machine but quickly tired of this.

I decided to number each component w/tape, which allowed me to take entire sections to the machine.

And I had the top half sewn together in no time!

And now the bottom half is laid out on the design wall and waiting to be numbered.

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A Thread for Life

This is my prayer in the desert

When all that’s within me feels dry

This is my prayer and my hunger in me

My God is the God who provides

I will bring praise I will bring praise

No weapon formed against me shall remain

I will rejoice I will declare

God is my victory and He is here

All of my life In every season

You are still God

I have a reason to sing

I have a reason to worship