Saturday, December 9, 2017

7 Blocks Done In A 30 Quilt Blocks in 30 Days Challenge

I have managed to get 7 blocks done for Creatin' In The Sticks'

I was immediately behind (the story of my life the last few years/my whole life), but today
in less than an hour I had cut out, sewn, and pressed seven blocks...I am caught up!


I had the black and white fabric for a long time and the black fabric is a staple in my stash.
It may end up only being these two fabrics, but I'm not sure yet. It's kind of fun to get
creative with just two fabrics. Carla has already made a quilt with a couple of the blocks she
is sharing. Her directions are so easy with text and pictures that make it easy to understand.
This is perfect as a quick gift or donation quilt.

There's no guarantee that I'll keep up and this may move into 2018 before it's finished,
but I love how relaxing it is to sew these blocks. I might keep up with Carla!

Are you up for Creatin' In The Sticks
Just an idea (I occasionally have them)...
This would be a great quilt for the Put A Little Love In Your Heart Blog Hop!
Just add a heart or two to some of the blocks to make it eligible for the hop.

http://www.justletmequilt.com/2017/12/put-little-love-in-your-quilt-blog-hop.html

If you'd like to sign-up for the blog hop, send me an email.
I'd love to have you join in!


Christmas Ornament Table Runner With Windham Fabrics

Oh what fun it was to sew a Christmas ornament table runner using Windham Fabrics!
The fabric line, O’ Christmas Tree, included some gold fabric that I have to say was my favorite.


Look at all the other fabrics in this cute line...


I was lucky to be part of an amazing group of designers from Therm O Web to
create a variety of Christmas ornaments for a series. This was my block:


Amy from Sew Incredibly Crazy, Carla from Creatin' In The Sticks, and
Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl all made some beautiful ornament blocks.

Check them out on the Therm O Web blog HERE.

You can find my block in my Craftsy store HERE

Of course, I used my favorite Therm O Web products to put it all together.




My purple Oliso iron makes ironing fun...it really does!


And...

Would you like to join an amazing group of bloggers for a blog hop?
Come join us!
The hop will run from February 5th to February 8th...four days of fun!

The blog hop and rules are simple:

Make a quilt or project with a heart somewhere on it.
Post your project on your assigned day.
Have a giveaway or don't have a giveaway. It's totally optional!
Visit everyone's blog on the list and leave a sweet comment.

It's two months away so there's plenty of time to get creative.


Send me an email with the following information:

Your first name
Your email address
Your blog name
Your blog URL
Just Let Me Quilt

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Put A Little Love In Your Quilt Blog Hop

After all the ooey-gooey cookie recipes and seeing some of my favorite bloggers
from my days of blog hopping with Madame Samm, I got a little teary-eyed and nostalgic.
I remember the rush each morning of the blog hops to see what everyone was making and how
much I enjoyed being a part of something amazing. Samm knew how to keep us captivated!

So...

Put A Little Love In Your Quilt Blog Hop is happening!


I thought it would be fun to have a heart-felt blog hop with anyone who wants to
join in and experience the joy of making new friends in blogland.

The blog hop and rules are simple:

Make a quilt or project with a heart somewhere on it.
Post your project on your assigned day.
Have a giveaway or don't have a giveaway. It's totally optional!
Visit everyone's blog on the list and leave a sweet comment.

Do you want to join in?
The hop will run from February 5th to February 8th...four days of fun!
It's two months away so there's plenty of time to get creative.


Send me an email with the following information:

Your first name
Your email address
Your blog name
Your blog URL

Are you in? I'd love to have you join the blog hop!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Christmas Morning Cookies For The Virtual Cookie Exchange

It's my day for the Virtual Cookie Exchange...welcome, welcome, welcome!
So many amazing recipes, quilts, and traditions the last few days.
Thanks everybody for sharing and visiting!


It's had been a tradition in my family to open presents on Christmas morning before eating
breakfast. We'd check out what Santa brought, open presents, and then dash off to my
mom's house to eat. She'd have breakfast going by the time we got there. There was never a
shortage of waffles, pancakes, bacon, and homemade sausage. Of course she'd also have fresh
Norwegian lefse with butter and brown sugar waiting for us, too.

My attempt a few years ago to make her lefse recipe.
It didn't taste as good as my mom's.


The problem with the breakfast tradition was that we were all so hungry by the time we
got to my mom's house. So, as a good mom and dad, we'd let the kids eat a cookie or two
from all the goodies we'd either baked or received from neighbors and friends.

The Christmas Morning Cookie recipe!
Please note: I am not saying these are healthy cookies, but they make
grumpy children happy while waiting for their REAL breakfast.


The cookies waiting for caramel drizzle and salt


Full of pecans, raisins, and chocolate chips


They are good without the salt, but it gives it a nice sparkle


There are giveaways, too!

A lucky winner gets to shop at Quilt Taffy's online store.

Stained Glass Flowers paper piecing patterns from
Whims and Fancies for two lucky winners!



A giveaway from MooseStash Quilting


Home Sewn By Us is giving away a Cutting Gizmo and more!
A sweet giveaway from Pat at Scrapatches for a $25 gift certificate to
the Fat Quarter Shop

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Off you go now!
Blogs to visit, recipes to try, traditions to see...

December 5 

Have happy and merry baking Christmas!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Virtual Cookie Exchange Day Two

I'm so excited for Day 2 of the Virtual Cookie Exchange!
The recipes and traditions that were posted yesterday had my mouth
watering and my thoughts thinking of all the traditions my family celebrates.


Here's the amazing bloggers sharing their recipes and traditions:

December 5 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Stained Glass Flowers paper piecing patterns from
Whims and Fancies for two lucky winners!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Give thanks to MooseStash Quilting for this amazing
giveaway of Island Batik fabric!



Home Sewn By Us is giving away a Cutting Gizmo and more!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Virtual Cookie Exchange Blog Hop And Giveaways

Let the baking begin for another Virtual Cookie Exchange Blog Hop!
This year also includes Christmas traditions and giveaways...fun!


So...who's blog hopping? Amazing bloggers, of course!

December 5 

There are giveaways, too!

Shopping at Quilt Taffy is one of favorite things to do!

Stained Glass Flowers paper piecing patterns from
Whims and Fancies for two lucky winners!



Give thanks to MooseStash Quilting for this amazing
giveaway of Island Batik fabric!
a Rafflecopter giveaway


Home Sewn By Us is giving away a Cutting Gizmo and more!

Therm O Web Designer Holiday Quilt Blocks

Oh, what fun it is to design for Therm O Web!
Four designers got together to create a series of Holiday Quilt Blocks of ornaments.

My Vintage Ornament


You can find the series of blocks on the Therm O Web blog
Mine is Block #2. The other blocks are by:

Carla of Creatin' In The Sticks
Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy
Amanda of Jedi Craft Girl

They are all amazing!

We used O’Christmas Tree fabric by Windham for the blocks.


Stay tuned for projects by all of us using the ornament blocks!

My Vintage Block can be found at my Craftsy store HERE.
http://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?u=1230330&b=253536&m=29190&afftrack=&urllink=www%2Ecraftsy%2Ecom%2Fuser%2F1803276%2Fpattern%2Dstore%3F%5Fct%3Dcx%2Dbuvjdql%26%5Fctp%3Dmy%2Dpattern%2Dstore

Friday, December 1, 2017

Sun, Sand, And Sea BOM #11

I can't believe the year has flown by so fast and now it's time
for the Sun, Sand, and Sea BOM #11!  It's been so fun putting it together.

This is Amy's design...cute!


Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy has kept us all sewing and having fun with these blocks
and she has monthly giveaways. Don't miss out on any of them!
All you have to do is link up your block to be eligible.

The patterns are free the first month they are released, but after that they 
will be available for a nominal fee from each designer.

Amy's Block #1 - February
You can find info on it HERE and the pattern HERE.


Carol's Block #2 - March
You can find the info on it HERE and the pattern HERE.


Carla's Block #3 - April
You can find the info on it HERE and the pattern HERE.


Joan's Block #4 - May
You can find the info on it HERE and the pattern HERE.


Carol's Block #5 - June
You can find the info on it HERE and the pattern HERE.


Carla's Block #6 - July
You can find the info on it HERE and the pattern HERE.


Amy's Block #7 - August
You can find info on it HERE and the pattern HERE.


Carol's Block #8 - September
You can find the info on it HERE and the pattern HERE.


Amy's Block #9 - October
You can find the info on it HERE and the pattern HERE.


Amy's Block #10 - November
You can find the info on it HERE and the pattern HERE.


Amy's Block #11 - December
You can find the info on it HERE and the pattern HERE.


All of my blocks are made with Riley Blake Design's Crayola fabrics.

There's a Facebook page for Sew Incredibly Crazy and Friends, too!
"Like" the page so you can follow along for updates.


 I use Therm O Web's Heat n Bond EZ Print Lite sheets to prepare 
my applique pieces. I love that all I need to do is run the design through
 my printer, iron it to the wrong side of my fabric, cut out the pieces, 
and then press them in place. It is so fast and easy...I love easy!