Monday, April 16, 2018

Sweet Sixteen Is Here For The 30 Quilt Blocks In 30 Days Blog Hop

Today's the today for me to share my Sweet Sixteen block for the
30 Quilt Blocks in 30 Days Blog Hop and I'm so excited about it!


Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks had this amazing idea to create 30 easy blocks
to sew into easy quilts. She's always rocking my world with her creativity!
She asked a whole bunch of us to grab a block and make a project.

The Sweet Sixteen block was a great block to get creative with. So fun!
Carla shared her tutorial for the block HERE.


I used this easy-to-sew block to make
Run, Duck, Run


This guy is ready to go!
Quilting was done by Barbara at Coral Canyon Quilting


Our adventure for taking pictures took us to a museum in Hurricane, Utah


The back was pieced with fabric used on the front...Andover Dimples


To make Carla's Sweet Sixteen block:

Sew 3” x 12” yellow rectangles to 3” x 12” white rectangles in order shown below;
press seams down. Repeat to make four sets.


Cut sewn rectangles into 3” strips as shown below. Repeat with other sewn rectangles.


Rotate every other strip and sew together as shown below’ match and nest seams.
Press seams to side. Repeat to make four blocks.


So easy!

You can find the rest of the instructions for Run Duck Run in my
Just Let Me Quilt Craftsy store HERE.

Date
Project Designer
Block



April 1st
Block 1- 4 Patch
April 2nd
Block 2 - Double Stuffed
April 3rd
April 4th
Block 4 - Dutch Door
April 5th
April 6th
Block 6 - Tacked Up
April 7th
Block 7 - Stripper
April 8th
Block 8 - Staggered
April 9th
Block 9 - Topsy Turvy
April 10th
Block 10 - Chunky Pinwheel
April 11th
Block 11 - Painted WIndow
April 12th
Block 12 - Broken Cinder Block
April 13th
Block 13 - Reaction
April 14th
Block 14 - Median Strip
April 15th
Block 15 - Center of Attention
April 16th
Block 16 - Bounce
April 17th
Block 17 - Sweet Sixteen
April 18th
Block 18 - Yeah Eights
April 19th
Block 19 - Weave
April 20th
Block 20 - Classic
April 21st
Block 21 - Spot
April 22nd
Block 22 - Cross Walk
April 23rd
Block 23 - Opposites Attract
April 24th
Block 24 - Possibility
April 25th
Block 25 - Camper Window
April 26th
Block 26 - Catching Z's
April 27th
Block 27 - Broken Stripes
April 28th
Block 28 - Stockade
April 29th
Block 29 - Dovetail
April 30th
Block 30 - Slow Tee

Friday, April 13, 2018

I Think It's Spring Where I Live, Maybe

Most days around my neighborhood seem like it's spring, but then
a storm will pass through with tons of rain and I'm just not sure. 
It's so confusing so I'm going to just pretend it is spring!

 Bring On Spring!
Pillow, 18" x 18"


I'm sharing this pillow over on the Therm O Web blog today...check it out!

Of course, I use the amazing and easy Heat n Bond EZ Print Lite sheets
to get my applique pattern ready for ironing to my project. No tracing!


One of the best things I ever learned about doing applique was to use a
heatproof applique sheet to put the pieces together before ironing them to
my project. I just arrange them how I want them on the sheet, press for a few
seconds, let cool, and then place where I want on my project.
No more accidently ironing in the wrong place!


This is my favorite applique tool!


You can find the Bring On Spring! PDF pattern in my Craftsy store.


Saturday, April 7, 2018

46 Years With That Guy, But It Seems Like Only Yesterday

Time flies so fast that I'm having a hard time registering that it's been 46 years with
that guy of mine. It really does seem like yesterday that he left me anonymous notes
and a donut while we worked at Montgomery Ward. We were both so young!


I wasn't even 19 and I was walking down the aisle with him.


Then we started having babies...


...until there were four kids to make our family complete.



Or so we thought. 

Six Monkey Boys later...


...and a couple son-in-laws makes for a pretty amazing 46 years.


Now we're just two old crows ready for more adventures! 

 

Thanks for this life, babe!

Friday, April 6, 2018

Sewing And Buffalo Adventures In The Park

I've been busy sewing for things to come and even took a little adventure
outing to take pics of those sewn projects. I ran into this interesting and artsy
buffalo while taking photos at a Utah park. He's sporting some fancy artwork!


There were flowers blooming, too...must be time for spring!


There were lots of bronze statues in the park. This guy looked pretty amazing!


I remember this flood and was grateful for all those who helped.


See, I am sewing...


Sunday, April 1, 2018

30 Quilt Blocks In 30 Days Blog Hop

Have you heard about Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks amazing 30 Quilts in 30 Days Blog Hop?
It started today will continue for...yep...30 days! Such a great idea, Carla!


Here's the list of incredibly creative people who will be making
projects with all the easy block patterns Carla showed us how to make:

Date
Project Designer
Block



April 1st
Block 1- 4 Patch
April 2nd
Block 2 - Double Stuffed
April 3rd
April 4th
Block 4 - Dutch Door
April 5th
April 6th
Block 6 - Tacked Up
April 7th
Block 7 - Stripper
April 8th
Block 8 - Staggered
April 9th
Block 9 - Topsy Turvy
April 10th
Block 10 - Chunky Pinwheel
April 11th
Block 11 - Painted WIndow
April 12th
Block 12 - Broken Cinder Block
April 13th
Block 13 - Reaction
April 14th
Block 14 - Median Strip
April 15th
Block 15 - Center of Attention
April 16th
Block 16 - Bounce
April 17th
Block 17 - Sweet Sixteen
April 18th
Block 18 - Yeah Eights
April 19th
Block 19 - Weave
April 20th
Block 20 - Classic
April 21st
Block 21 - Spot
April 22nd
Block 22 - Cross Walk
April 23rd
Block 23 - Opposites Attract
April 24th
Block 24 - Possibility
April 25th
Block 25 - Camper Window
April 26th
Block 26 - Catching Z's
April 27th
Block 27 - Broken Stripes
April 28th
Block 28 - Stockade
April 29th
Block 29 - Dovetail
April 30th
Block 30 - Slow Tee

We've got a few other blog hops planned, so I hope you'll join us
by sharing a project or just visiting to see what's being created!

May



Hosted by Just Let Me Quilt


June



July

Hosted by Just Let Me Quilt


There's also the Block of the Month "It's A Wild Life" hosted


And the row along at Seams To Be Sew


Definitely something for everyone!
Check with each blog hop/BOM/Row along hostess about openings.