Mystery Quilts 4 Military ~ Clue #2

Last week, Alycia posted Clue #2 for the Military Mystery here. Last night, I finally got caught up. As you know, I’m posting the dies I’m using to go along with Alycia’s clues. This clue called for cutting 3 inch squares so I used this die:

The rest of the cutting involved 1 3/4 inch strips so I had to cut those bits the old fashioned way.

I ended up with these blocks.

And this cut strips to be used in a future step.

There is still time to jump in on this mystery! Click on the link above to visit Alycia Quilts for all the details.

Have a great day!

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DWMonday ~ Arrows

Our pastor and his wife have grown their multicultural family through adoption. Such a beautiful thing! Their youngest son turned one year old on September 1st. Days later, they received a phone call informing them that his birth mother just had a baby girl. The birth mom requested that they adopt this sweet baby as well. Their instant response was YES! Can you imagine? They have three weeks (now two since they learned about this a week ago today), to get paperwork filed, fingerprints processed, and funds gathered. Most people have nine months to prepare, imagine only three weeks! Of course, I’m making a quilt. These are the fabrics I’ve chosen.

They are selling T-shirt’s to raise money. The shirts have this verse on them:

Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Psalm 127:4

You can purchase one here if you would like. They are cool shirts and well designed!

Given all of that, I had to make an arrow quilt for this little one. I didn’t have a pattern so I’m making it up as I go. Here’s the start. I strip pieced the pink and white strips (they are cut 1 1/2 inches wide), then folded the strip set in half, right sides facing. Then when I cut the 45 degree angles, I had two pieces in mirror image.

I drew a pattern to paper piece the arrowhead. It took a few tries to get it to look right.

And voila! The rest of the quilt will be easy. Good thing, the shower is next Monday!

I can’t wait to meet and hold their fifth “arrow!” Don’t feel obligated, but they have a Go Fund Me page set up here if you would like to help financially that way. You can also just click that link if you would like to read more about their story.

Have a beautiful day!

Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. Psalm 127:4

Linking up with Love Laugh Quilt , Small Quilts and Doll Quilts , Cooking Up Quilts

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Quilt Expo 2

Here are some more photos from the Quilt Expo. Info on the maker follows each quilt.

Believe it or not, I have a few more photos to share. I’ll get to them later this week.

Have a great day!

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Quilt Expo

I went to a Quilt Expo yesterday. I thought I’d share some of my favorite quilts with you.

I’m not a big fan of chimps, but this was beautifully done. I loved the background quilting

I had E2 with me and he spotted his favorite quilt!

This one!

Of course, some of his dinosaurs attended the show with us. They were very well behaved.

I really wish there had been a story about this one.

I will have more from the show tomorrow. Have a great day!

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Quilts of Valor – A Fifty State Salute

I’m so excited! I finally received my copy of this book.

It was produced by the Quilts of Valor Foundation. My friend, Susan, pieced the quilt which was chosen to represent Michigan and I got to quilt it!

You can order your copy of this lovely book here. All proceeds help support the mission of Quilts of Valor.

Have a great day!

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TGIFF! ~ Good Will

Today I get to host the Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday Linky party! If you are here for the party, welcome! At the end of this post, please link up your recent finishes. Visit a few blogs and leave some love. ❤️

My Good Will quilt is finished and Good Will seemed like the perfect name for it since that is where I purchased the top.

I appreciate all the input on how to quilt this. I was so torn. I loved Modern Wave, but it felt too modern. This comment hit home; it was what I was feeling, but couldn’t put into words.

And I love how it turned out.

This top has so many fun fabrics in it!

My quilt inspector approved.

I’m so pleased with this top! I think it looks great on my guest bed.Please click on the link below to share your finishes!

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Have a great day!

Also linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict , Busy Hands Quilts

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Time to Buckle Down!

It feels lately like I’ve been maniacally flitting from one project to the next and finishing very little.

I stitched up a few more of these.

I finished Clue #1 for the Mystery Quilts 4 Military.

I’ve futzed around with Daughter #3’s quilt.

I’ve been working on some cleaning and rearranging in the house. Now it’s time to buckle down and get this Minecraft quilt done.

I have sashing and cornerstones cut and hope to share some real progress real soon!

Have a great day!

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