Friday, December 31, 2021

Sayonara 2021🐮, Yōkoso 2022🐯

Farewell 2021!  Welcome 2022!!! Here's a Grace and Peace Quilting review of 2021, and a preview of what's to come in 2022, the year of the tiger in Japan! First, 2021:

I quilted 135 quilts in 2021, 70 of my own, and 65 for others.

Of my own 70 quilts, here's the breakdown:

Sunday, December 26, 2021

🏆Best of 2021🏆

Welcome to my Best Five blog posts of 2021!!! I'm Nancy, the quilter quilting these quilts. I've been quilting for 41 years. I bought my APQS longarm 9 years ago in order to get my own quilts quilted. I added a computer to my longarm in 2020. I quilt for family and friends, too. We lived in Japan for 24 years so a lot of my quilts feature Japanese fabrics. I love the modern fabrics and colors as well!  
Cheryl @ Meadow Mist Designs hosts a link party for quilt bloggers every year end. The guidelines for one's best 5 are open to interpretation. Here are my Best Five!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

2022🐯Planning Party

Welcome to my 2022 Quilt Planning post! Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl hosts a link party every year, and gives us an opportunity to share our plans for the coming year and link up with other quilters!!

Sunday, December 19, 2021

Vintage Santa 🎅🏼 Main Course

Susan got one more Christmas quilt in before the big day!!!
Quilt Info:
Maker: Susan
Pattern: Main Course from Villa Rosa Designs

Friday, December 17, 2021

Athena Baby👶Quilt

I just finished this baby quilt made for our friends' granddaughter who arrived today!!!
Quilt Info:
Pattern: Athena from Stripology Mixology 2 by GE Designs

Monday, December 13, 2021

Irish 🍀 Change #2

Here's Missy's latest beauty, placed on her own bed!!! Aren't the coordinating pillow shams and bed skirt a great match!!!
Quilt Info:
Maker: Missy

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Monday, December 6, 2021

Kannon's Baby👶Quilt

Isn't this a beautiful baby quilt, made by Lisa for her newborn grandson, Kannon!!!
Quilt Info:
Maker: Lisa
Pattern: Athena from Stripology Mixology 2 by GE Designs

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

🇯🇵 Shibori Phoenix🐦 SAL

Here's Lynn's Phoenix quilt all quilted up!!! Lynn and I did the Phoenix sew along together on November 6th! This is her second quilt made by following a pattern, although she's made many quilt tops for Lutheran World Relief by just winging it!
Quilt Info:
Maker: Lynn--Japan Missionary, Hospice Chaplain

Thursday, November 25, 2021

🎄Holiday 🎉Party SAL

I made this quilt as part of a six week sew along hosted by Suzy Quilts!!!
Quilt Info:
Maker: Me!!!
Pattern: Holiday Party Quilt from Suzy Quilts

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Tuesday, November 16, 2021


On Saturday, November 6th, Gudrun of GE Designs taught her newest pattern, Phoenix, to several thousand of us quilters in a sew along via YouTube! My friend, Lynn, came over and we sewed our quilts together!!! Here's my finished quilt: ⤵️ 
Quilt Info
Maker: Me!
Pattern: Phoenix by GE Designs

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Sampler Quilt 👶 Baby Size

Lynn made this fun, cheerful quilt in Beginning Quiltmaking class!!! 
Quilt Info:
Maker: Lynn, Japan missionary & hospice chaplain

Sunday, November 7, 2021

🎼This Is My Song🎶

Here's a new wall hanging I made for my Mom recently!!!Quilt Info
Maker: Me!
Gift for: My Mom!!!
Fabrics: Songbook from Fancy That Design House for Moda

Sunday, October 31, 2021

🌊The Great Wave Off Kanagawa 🌊

I quilted up this famous scene of "The Great Wave Off Kanagawa", a copy of the original woodblock print made by the Japanese artist, Hokusai, in the year 1831!!!
Quilt Info
Maker: Me!!!
Fabric: Japanese Tenugui

Thursday, October 28, 2021

🐱National Cat Day Quilt🐱

Happy National Cat Day!!! October 29th! In celebration, I have a new cat quilt to show you!
Check out the National Cat Day Quilt Link Party by clicking on the button below! ⤵️
Quilt Info:
Makers: Myself + 4 Japanese Quilters

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

☀️Sunny's Fun Flowers 🌻

Sunny has been known for having the most quilts in our yearly guild quilt show, and always trying out a variety of techniques!
Quilt Info
Maker: Sunny

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Monday, October 18, 2021

Saturday, October 16, 2021

🔗Chain Link 🔗

 Here's a fun, modern quilt made from charm squares!!!
Quilt Info:
Maker: Michelle
Pattern: Chain Link by Amy Smart

Thursday, October 14, 2021

🎂Happy 1st Birthday!!!🎂

Our granddaughter had her first birthday!!! She and I are birthday twins, which is super fun! 
Our daughter planned her party with a llama and cactus theme! Here are a few things I made for our granddaughter's first birthday!!!
Quilt Info:
Pattern: Circle Time Quilt by Pretty Little Quilts

Friday, October 1, 2021

Sunday, September 26, 2021

✪ Cowboy Gilda ✪

 Howdy, partner!!! Here's a baby quilt for a new little buckaroo, arriving soon, in Texas!!!
Quilt Info:
Maker: Quilter Bonnie

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Friday, September 10, 2021

More To Come 🙌

There's a lot of behind-the-scenes sewing going on in the Grace and Peace studio right now! Here are some things to look forward to:

Kelly Young is hosting a blog hop featuring her new book, Scrappy Improv Quilting, and I'm a part of it!!! I'm very excited to introduce the quilt I've made from this fun book on September 22nd
Kelly makes improv easy for everyone, with her illustrated steps and instructions to make 22 mini improv quilts!!! I'll be sharing my version of Kelly's pattern, "Downpour", on September 22nd, so come back on that day to see it!!!

Here's the full blog/book hop schedule with links:

Scrappy Improv Quilting Blog Tour Schedule-

9/13- Summer BlossomLori @ Crossquilt
           Up, Up, and AwaySandra @ mmm...quilts!
9/15- FlutterRose @ Something Rosemade
           BotanicsDiann @ Little Penguin Quilts
9/20- Face the SunLaura @ Slice of Pi Quilts
           Full SpectrumJayne @ Twiggy and Opal
9/22- PrismaticAnja @ Anja Quilts
9/27- FunkytownVasudha @ Storied Quilts
           Cherub WingsMichelle @ From Bolt to Beauty
9/29- Chapel WindowKris @ Sew Sunshine
           Winter FrostLeanne @ Devoted Quilter
10/4- HeartstruckRebecca Grace @ Rebecca Grace Quilting
           Star SpangledChristine @ Triangles & Squares
10/6- Birds of a FeatherPreeti @ Sew Preeti Quilts
           Fall FoliageSusan @ Quilt Fabrication
10/11- OrnamentalGail @ Quilting Gail
            Churn, Churn, ChurnCynthia @ Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework
10/13- Sunset CrossingKate @ Katie Mae Quilts
             Positivity- Sarah @ Sarah Goer Quilts
10/18- All Dressed UpLinda @ Flourishing Palms
             ShockwaveAnne-Marie @ Stories From the Sewing Room
10/20- Sweet Bee (a bonus thank-you pattern), Finishing, and Wrap-Up 

The second event I'm sewing behind the scenes for is this little cutie's birthday party, mid-October!!!
We got to spend some time with her, our daughter & son-in-law and 2 granddogs over the Labor Day weekend! 
The birthday party theme is llamas and cactus, so look for some related stitching, to be revealed after the party, mid-October!!!

The third event I've been stitching for behind-the-scenes is the National Cat Day Quilt Link Party over at Susan's blog, QuiltFabrication. It will start on National Cat Day, October 29th, and run for several days. I have a new Japanese-inspired cat quilt I will share on that day! So get ready to link up your cat quilts and/or quilt cats on that day!!! You can link from a blog or Instagram.

I invite you to come back on these special days!!! Grace and peace!!! ~Nancy

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

➕Pretty In Pluses➕

Here's a super fun pattern to feature your favorite prints!!!
Quilt Info:
Pattern: Pretty In Pluses by Michelle @ From Bolt To Beauty, pattern coming soon!

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

🐶National Dog Day Quilt 🐶

Happy National Dog Day!!! August 26th!!! In celebration, I have a new dog quilt, dog blocks, and dog photos to share!!! 
Check out the Dog Day Quilt Link Party by clicking on the button below!!! ⤵️
cute lab puppy surrounded by colorful paw prints
Quilt Info:
Makers: Myself + 4 Japanese quilters

Monday, August 23, 2021

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

🔶Lil' JoJo 🔶

A new charm pack came in to the quilt shop that I just couldn't resist last week! ⤵️
Quilt Info:
Pattern: Lil' Jo Jo from GE Designs

Sunday, August 8, 2021

♛ A Queen-Sized Bargello Quilt ♛

Peggy worked on this complicated and beautiful bargello quilt over a year's time!!!
Quilt Info:
Maker: Peggy

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Number 800!!!

This is my 800th quilt to quilt on my longarm!!! After making so many gingham baby quilts, I thought I'd make a gingham throw size quilt for myself!
Quilt Info:
Fabrics: Linework by Tula Pink

Monday, August 2, 2021

15 Gingham Baby Quilts!!!

 A quilter can have a lot of fun making gingham baby quilts from one's "collection"!!! Here are 15 I made during May and June, 2021! ⤵️ They'll be going to Jack's Basket this week, where babies with Down syndrome are celebrated!!!
Quilt Info:
Pattern: How to Make a Gingham Baby Quilt from Simple Simon & Co.
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