Broken Arrows/ Letter B

The April A to Z Blog Challenge is an annual blogging event in which participants blog every day (except Sundays) one post for each letter of the alphabet for the entire month. My theme for the year will be “Quilts and Ozark Slang.” So gitchur coffee or sodapop, grab a pilluh, and sit a spell.

The letter today is B.

In quilting, you have a few choices when cutting out your pieces.

  • There are rotary cut pieces that allow you to cut very quickly and efficiently with a large ruler and rotary cutter.
  • There are paper pieced blocks that you lay fabric over in a certain order to sew onto. Paper backing is then removed once the block is complete.
  • Crazy quilters lay fabric pieces at random and sew them together in a pleasing form before embellishing them with fancy stitching.
  • This quilt used templates to use as the guide to cutting each piece. And I do mean Each, And, Every, piece. It is without a doubt, the most time consuming method. But Soooooo worth the end result.

The Finished block:


Todays Word:

Bawl – When I recently used this word, it raised the eyebrows of my daughter. (She’s getting very good at pointing out my use of words lately.) So I explained it’s probably from farmers hearing calves and other young livestock crying for their mothers. They “bawl”. So she, being the research queen, looked it up and found this information.

The word “bawl” started in the Middle English from Medieval Latin and is also Germanic.” So with the rich German heritage in this area, it has been most likely passed down through generations.  Example: “Don’t go bawlin’ about it! You’ll have to learn sometime.” Back in the 60’s, my own babysitter was very fond of this word. Apparently, it stuck.

There are many more wonderful blogs this year that I hope you can spend a couple minutes reading. All you have to do is click here and select something that interests you. To read about the A to Z Challenge and what we are all about, click here.


Baby Bunting/#AtoZChallenge

During the month of April, I’m participating in the Blogging From A to Z Challenge for my 4th year in a row – 3 of which are on this blog. Each day, except Sundays, there will be a post for the letter of the day as well as keeping with my personal theme of Quilts and Quotes. Feel free to leave a comment! I’d love to hear from you! Also check out the other A to Z’ers in the comment section of the Official A to Z Blog Page.

“True unconditional love is sacrifical-it is not easily offended, self-focused, or afraid of rejection. It seeks only the good of the other person.”                                                                    Dr. Charles Stanley -Senior Pastor First Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia (#2 on my bucket list of people to meet)


Truly this above picture doesn’t do much justice to a completed block. But the plus of this block is that the pattern makes 2!

The baby bunting block symbolizes being wrapped up and swaddled. I chose this one to represent the dozens of infants I’ve cared for in the last 23 years as a childcare provider; not to mention the extra years as a mother and aunt. I’ve been so blessed to care for so many infants over the years and I consider this a true gift from above.


“Every Good and Perfect Gift is From Above” James 1:17

Join me again tomorrow for more of the April A to Z Blog Challenge 2017!