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.

Sunday, August 1, 2021

🍬More Dandy Candy 🍬

These Dandy Candy table runners weren't all made by me, but the fabrics all came from my "collection"!!!
Quilt Info:
Makers, left to right: Quilter Bonnie, Piper, Funky Susanna, mine & mine!

Saturday, July 31, 2021

🍓Berry Pie Table Runner🍒

What could be better than cherries and strawberries in the summertime?!!!
Quilt Info:
Maker: Quilter Bonnie

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Hey June! ㋅ QAL

Gudrun @ GE Designs held another quilt-along on Saturday, June 26th! This was her 7th QAL since the pandemic closedown in March, 2020!!! Gudrun is the QAL queen!!!
Quilt Info:
Pattern: Hey June! by Gudrun Erla of GE Designs

Monday, June 28, 2021

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Now, to keep this quilty, Gudrun @ GE Quilt Designs had a FREE quilt along last Saturday, June 26, 2021. Gudrun has perfected the art of hosting a QAL, having hosted SEVEN since the pandemic hit in March, 2020!!! I've thoroughly enjoyed participating in all seven of them! 

If you missed it last Saturday, you can still catch Gudrun's vids and all info about the QAL at her blog, here. Here's the progression of my quilt through the online sessions/classes Gudrun had. I used Japanese fabrics, bought in Tokyo and Sendai, Japan, in a very scrappy mix!

Here are four of my blocks after the first instructions: ⤵️
At this point, we started the slicing, shuffling and squaring up!! ⤵️
My first twelve blocks, done by the end of the last session!!! ⤵️
I did some more piecing later in the evening and the next day, until I had my quilt top with border together!!! ⤵️
The quilting will come at a later date, as I have some other quilts that need attention!

To those of you who follow by email, thank you so much! 

Tell me in the comments below if you're participating in any QALs!!!

Grace and peace!!! ~Nancy

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Child's Keyhole🔑Quilt

Michelle made another quilt to add to her pile of quilts for her grandchildren to pick from when they come to visit!!!
Quilt Info:
Maker: Michelle

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Glam💎Clam Finish Along 1 & 2

Here's the results of the latest quilt-along I participated in!!!
Quilt Info:
Pattern: Glam Clam and the 8" Glam Clam template by Latifah Saafir
Fabrics: Antique Japanese Indigos

Saturday, June 12, 2021

🔷2 Panel Quilts🔷

Regina's granddaughter has been visiting from Texas and look what they sewed together!!!
Quilt Info:
Makers: Regina & her 11 year old granddaughter, Ellie

Sunday, June 6, 2021

🔵Blue & White⚪️Wanda

Karen's blue and white quilt looks like antique flow blue dishes!!! 💙 
Quilt Info:
Maker: Karen, retiring director of Barnabas (Special Needs) Ministry

Friday, June 4, 2021

Starry🐱Cats

Michelle is on a mission to make a pile of quilts for her grandchildren to pick from when they come to visit her!!! Here's her latest finish:
Quilt Info:
Maker: Michelle

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Fun🌷Flowers

 Our friend, Lynn, is a super gardener. So it makes sense that her favorite fabrics to use in quilting are florals!!!
Quilt Info: 
Maker: Lynn, Japan missionary & hospice chaplain

Monday, May 31, 2021

👐Hands2Help👐

 Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge 2021 is drawing to an end. Here are my charity quilt contributions, all going to Jack's Basket, where babies with Down syndrome are welcomed and celebrated!!!
These Gingham Baby Quilts are displayed on my new laundry drying rack, from Weaver's Country Store, Fall Creek, Wisconsin, a Mennonite store!!!⤴️

Friday, May 28, 2021

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Sunday, May 23, 2021

🎃Pumpkins on Parade🎃

Quilter Bonnie is waaay ahead of the Autumn game with this adorable pumpkin table runner!!!
Quilt Info:
Maker: Quilter Bonnie

Friday, May 21, 2021

Keyhole🔑Quilt

Check out this beautiful quilt, made by Missy, from a free Missouri Star pattern!!!
Quilt Info:
Maker: Missy
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