Sunday, November 9, 2014

Moving Right Along

The Blogger's Quilt Festival Fall 2014 has come to an end. A big shout out to Amy at Amy's Creative Side for coordinating the event.  Even though I didn't win this time around, I'm still super excited and very grateful that my quilt made it to Viewer's Choice Top 20!  A HUGE thank you for all who voted for my quilt. You can see the winners here.

Here are a few of my faves from the festival.
If you missed the Blogger's Quilt Festival this time, don't despair, it happens twice a year! It'll be coming around again in Spring 2015, and I hope to see you there. 

In other quilty news...

I'm back to my countdown projects. I've been working on the double option star quilt which will be a Christmas present for my 3yr old sister. (my dad has a kid w/his girlfriend) 

Her favorite color is green so I chose this green from my stash BUT, it's very masculine.
What could I put w/it to make it more appropriate for a  3yr old girl?  Her mom said she also likes blue and red. So I went back in my stash and chose this beautiful blue paisley which has red (and the same green) in it. 
This fabric opened the door for yellow and a few other fabrics...which worked out well because I quickly ran out of the green. 
The blocks measure 8.5" square and originally I was going to make 42 of them for 6 across, 7 down. They are pretty busy though, so I decided to tone it down a bit by adding white sashing strips.
Here's what I've got so far. Because of the sashing I didn't need as many blocks after-all and settled on 24.  Four of these blocks (bottom row) are super scrappy because I used what was left-over from making the other sets. 
On Design Wall
 I'm calling it Spinning Stars. I've yet to add a white border and a 2nd border of the blue paisley.
Thanks for stopping by. Until next time, Happy Quilting!

A Thread for Life
If anyone lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without criticizing, and it will be given to him. James 1:5

"One way to have more faith is to ask for it! If you're like me, sometimes we don't need more of anything. We just need the courage to exercise what we already have.  Other times we authentically require an increase to do God's will, and He will not refuse it if we ask in Jesus' name.

Jesus will never turn us away when we come to Him with gut-level honesty and request what we lack. Since it is impossible to please God without faith, you and I constantly have new challenges to believe God.  Let's learn to confess our unbelief and ask Christ to empower us to overcome it." 
Beth Moore's Believing God: Day by Day

Linking up at:
Scraptastic Tuesday at She Can Quilt
Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts


  1. awesome awesome... everything just works all together.. its perfect:)

  2. Zenia, your quilts are gorgeous and congrats on making it part way out of soooo many. Starting on your earrings this week! lol, Carli

  3. Congrats on making it to Top 20. Your quilt was awesome! Love your Spinning Stars. I have lots of paisleys and never thought to use it for backgrounds.

  4. Your quilt is lovely, a great scrappy present.

  5. Fabulous, I love the colours and design.

  6. Congrats on the top 20! Great present you have in the making! I'm sure it will be loved!

    Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

  7. The quilt you are working on for your sister is amazing. I would never have imagined all those prints together and Look at them - they are gorgeous. Great job!

  8. Great fabrics and colors in your quilt, the reds and greens pop wonderfully against the other colors.

  9. Love the way this quilt is turning out!!
    You are a quilt star!!

  10. Yay! I knew your OBW quilt would go far Zenia! Congratulations!

  11. Your favorite picks from the festival have a real kaliescopre feel to them....very modern and wonderful uses of color and pattern!!

  12. You made a super quilt with my Double Option Star pattern - it will be a wonderful gift for your little sister. Thanks for the link :)


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