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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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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Two Firsts

This was my first time installing a covered/hidden zipper, not to be confused w/invisible zipper. But I had the perfect zipper for this pillow cover and I was determined to use it.

I looked at a handful of YouTube vids before coming across this one by Bungalow Quilting that was simple enough for me to follow, although she refers to it as a “zipper flap”. The only modification I made was cutting my flap 3.5” instead of 5”.

It turned out much better than I thought it was going to.

I’m extremely pleased w/my pillow cover!

And my second “first” is facing a quilt. Facing is a finishing technique that is not binding. When I went to the International Quilt Festival in Houston last year I saw a lot of quilts finished this way. I couldn’t even wrap my head around the process but after seeing one of Wendy’s posts, I asked her about it and she sent me this easy peasy tutorial and I did it! Thanks Wendy and Victoria!

Victoria says she thinks faced quilts “hang better and flatter”. Since I really like how my patriotic star quilt hangs, I’m considering removing the binding from another of my wall hangings that I’d like to see “hang better and flatter” and face it instead. Is this crazy or what?! Maybe someday I’ll even try facing w/mitered corners.

How about you? Have you ever faced a quilt? If so, do you prefer it to the traditional binding?

A Thread for Life

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to Himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. For our sake He made Him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Corinthians 5:17-21

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