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!

A Thread for Life

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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Everything Goes Scrappy Trips

Long post alert. I hope y’all aren’t tired of my Everything Goes Scrappy Trips because I’m not ready to stop showing it off. *wink* I really enjoyed making this quilt…so much so that I made three! And they are all in this post.

I made my first few blocks on January 11, 2020.

I was telling someone that some of the blocks on their own were just blah, but when you put them together with a few more, it’s magical!

I finished it on May 23, 2020. Here it is in all of it’s scrappy glory! It finished at 96” x 108”.

I used a king size sheet + part of a twin size for the backing and binding. You can’t really see the quilting for the busyness of the quilt but it’s mostly a medium stipple. I say mostly because I started out trying do some things I wasn’t quite ready for.

The first few rows I attempted an orange peel…

Then I transitioned to an “X” in each square, and then some “lazy 8s” but I hated them all. Not so much that I picked them out but just enough to try something simpler.

I finally found a nice groove w/a medium stipple and that’s how I finished it. This is before washing it.

And this is after washing it. It’s hanging in the sun in this pic.

I originally ordered a king size package of Hobbs batting but it was so thin, I tore a couple of holes in just opening it up. I ended up using Warm and White since I had a huge 40 yd x 90″ roll. Originally I had chosen not to use it because I would’ve had to piece it together in order for it to be long enough and I just didn’t want to mess with that. What I ended up doing as I was coming the end of my main batting piece was butting up a couple of 18″ pieces and spray basting them on the backing while it was on the frame. And I was very pleased w/the outcome. I didn’t take any pics of that process.

Here are a few more pics of the quilt on my bed though.

And here it is hanging outside.

I DIY’d an outdoor quilt hanger to photograph my quilts. I will be sharing the quick process in a post soon. I honestly didn’t think this behemoth would fit but it did! You can see in this next pic that it touches the deck.

And here are a few pics of a smaller one I made.

And last but not least, a solids scrappy trips. My boy Wonton approves. I will finish it this weekend and I’ve chosen the perfect backing from my stash!

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

A Thread for Life

For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1: 5-8

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Moving Right Along

In February I posted my Quilty Project Lineup. Here it is in a nutshell along w/my progress.

  1. Barter Project Finished!
  2. Baby Girl Quilt Finished!
  3. Charity Quilt Finished!
  4. Scrappy Trips It’s a Flimsy!
  5. Baby Boy Quilt Finished!
  6. Quilt Meadowland
  7. Piece Patriotic A Tribute to Yoda

First things first, Scrappy Trips. I’ve actually started calling it my Everything Goes Scrappy Trips. Here are pics of 4 of the quadrants.

I didn’t stop there though. I have a king size bed and I want my quilt wider than longer (more drop on sides, because I don’t ever make my bed where the pillows are covered, I just throw the pillows on top). The blocks are 12″ but 8 x 8 (96″ square) wouldn’t work, so I jumped up to 10 x 8 (120″ x 96″). But that was a bit, A LOT overzealous of me because it made the sides WAY too long!

I removed a row of blocks off the longer side and now it’s 9 x 8 (108″ x 96′) and I like it much better. I’m not sure when I will quilt it but I’m ecstatic the top is done!

And then I finished baby boy’s quilt. He’s due in July so I am way ahead of schedule on this project. I wanted it to be a surprise but I inadvertently sent this pic to my niece (instead of my sis) so she already knows what it looks like. But oh well, she loves it. It’s going to look even better after I wash it!

I guess that means I have to start quilting Meadowland and then work up the nerve to quilt my behemoth, Everything Goes Scrappy Trips! But first I think I might make a couple more scrappy trips. Since I started quilting in 2011 I can’t ever remember wanting to immediately make another of the quilt I just finished. But I immensely enjoyed making scrappy trips!

Thanks for stopping by. I’m sure you all are keeping busy too. Stay well, happy stitchin’, and God bless.

A Thread for Life

You are here
Moving in our midst
I worship You
I worship You

You are here
Working in this place
I worship You
I worship You

Miracle Worker
Promise Keeper
Light in the darkness
My God
That is who You are

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