Thursday, September 17, 2020

Cackling Stitches "Trick Or Treat" Sew Along Quilt Blocks

We asked the members of the Cackling Stitches Facebook Group if they preferred a mystery quilt or seeing a finished quilt before starting. It definitely leaned more towards seeing a quilt before starting a sew along or BOM. There's no guarantee that we will always show a finished quilt before starting sewing challenge, but this time the majority got their way. Here's the "Trick or Treat" quilt!

TRICK OR TREAT - 50" X 50"

The back has minky...a beautiful share of Halloween black, of course! It was quilted by my friend, Ginger, at Sew Sassy Longarm.

Each block is being released on different days, but you'll have them all in time for Halloween. The blocks will be free until the end of September. After that, the whole "Trick or Treat" pattern will be $5. No wicked whining if you miss out on the free ones...just saying.


If you want to join the FB group, Cackling Stitches, click
HERE. It's such a hair-raisingly fun group of Halloween lovers, including my partner in wickedness, Joan from Moosestash Quilting!


Here's all the blocks for "Trick or Treat"























Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Sharing My "It's A Garden Party" Block Today

It's another fun row along with Marian from Seams to Be Sew. She's the queen of these row alongs every year...thanks, Marian! This year's theme is "It's A Garden Party" and we had several choices for sizes of blocks. I went with a finished size of 30" x 30" for my "Ready to Party" block.

These guys are ready for a fun time in the garden!



The fabrics I used are Canvas by Northcott, who generously gave us each a yard of fabric!


Flowers for the garden, of course!


You can find the pattern for my block HERE.

Be sure to visit the other blogs to check out what they've made!

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Blue Heron Quilting
Carolyn Butterfield
Made By Marney
Pumpkin Patch BC
The Devoted Quilter

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Bobbin In Quilts Blog
Kissed Quilts
Patchwork Breeze
Songbird Designs/Brenda's Blog
Stitchin’ at Home

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Daughters of Dorinda
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Just Let Me Quilt
Lovingly Lissa
The Quilt Rambler

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Fabric Bash/Carpe Blogum
For the Love of Geese
Kathleen McMusing
Ms P Designs USA
QuilterChic

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Heleen Pinkster Quilt Design
Patti’s Patchwork
Quilt Schmilt
Scrapdash
Your Sewing Friend

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Charisma’s Corner
Clever Chameleon
Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio
Kathy's Kwilts and More
Mountain Meadow Designs

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Cynthia’s Creating Ark
Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
Moose Stash Quilting
Tuning My Heart Quilts
Cheryl LaPlante

Thursday, October 01, 2020

Barbara Dieges
Linda B Creative
Orange Blossom Quilt Design Studio
Sunflower Stitcheries and Quilting
Ursa Minor

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Bumbleberry Stitches
Charlie's Daughter
Seams To Be Sew
The Quilting Room with Mel
Words & Stitches

Thursday, October 08, 2020

Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Lynn's Beauty
Quilt Art
Renee's Quilting Addiction
Sew Incredibly Crazy

There's a giveaway, too!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Electric Quilt (https://www.electricquilt.com) is offering a 20% discount code off any products except for EQ Academy during the row along. The coupon code is: GARDENPARTY20.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 10, 2020

It's A Block Party With Crafter's Edge Strips

Crafter's Edge has a new fabric die set, 1" and 1 1/2" strips, that make it even more fun to get creative with a sewing project. The possibilities are endless! Cut long strips or short strips...the choice is yours.

"It's A Block Party!" used the strips for a 1" border around the four square blocks and for a border around the inner quilt. The die cutter was also used to cut the strips for the outside border.

It's A Block Party!


It's so easy to cut the long strips by folding your fabric into 5-6 layers. Lay the fabric dies so that the ends overlap the fold on the fabric. Cover with the protective plastic layer and roll through the machine.


The cut 1 1/2" strips make it easy to add a nice and even 1" border.


You can even cut several sizes at a time.


You end up with perfectly cut strips...no zigs, zags or wonkiness. 


Another way to cut perfect sized strips is to cut your fabric the width of the strip you'll need. This strip was five layers of 6" wide fabric. Lay the cutter across the width with the edges overhanging. Run through the cutter. You'll end up with perfect 1" x 6" or 1 1/2" x 6 strips.


Cutting them that way made it easy to border the four square blocks and make the 2 1/2" x 7 1/2" strip border!



You can even get 2 1/2" cutters that are perfect for cutting binding or borders, too!


The stripes make a sweet border for this and it was so easy to cut with the 2 1/2" die cutter!


You can find the pattern for "It's A Block Party!" HERE.

Be sure to check out all the other fun fabric dies by Crafter's Edge!

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

It's A Garden Party Row Along Day For My Guest Carolyn

Today is the start of a great row along, "It's A Garden Party", and I'm so lucky to play hostess for a guest today. Carolyn is sharing her special design and it is so sweet! Marian from Seams To Be Sew is the master hostess of this whole thing. Thanks, Marian!

Carolyn's "Highland Cow" measures 24" x 24" and is created using iron-on adhesive. Isn't he just the cutest! Carolyn has several car patterns for the Row by Row license plates and enjoys making original collages that mainly include animals.

Highland Cow


You can find Carolyn's pattern HERE. You do not need a Dropbox account to download the pattern. 

Be sure to check out all the amazing blocks and rows!

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Blue Heron Quilting
Carolyn Butterfield
Made By Marney
Pumpkin Patch BC
The Devoted Quilter

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Bobbin In Quilts Blog
Kissed Quilts
Patchwork Breeze
Songbird Designs/Brenda's Blog
Stitchin’ at Home

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Daughters of Dorinda
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Just Let Me Quilt
Lovingly Lissa
The Quilt Rambler

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Fabric Bash/Carpe Blogum
For the Love of Geese
Kathleen McMusing
Ms P Designs USA
QuilterChic

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Heleen Pinkster Quilt Design
Patti’s Patchwork
Quilt Schmilt
Scrapdash
Your Sewing Friend

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Charisma’s Corner
Clever Chameleon
Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio
Kathy's Kwilts and More
Mountain Meadow Designs

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Cynthia’s Creating Ark
Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
Moose Stash Quilting
Tuning My Heart Quilts
Cheryl LaPlante

Thursday, October 01, 2020

Barbara Dieges
Linda B Creative
Orange Blossom Quilt Design Studio
Sunflower Stitcheries and Quilting
Ursa Minor

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Bumbleberry Stitches
Charlie's Daughter
Seams To Be Sew
The Quilting Room with Mel
Words & Stitches

Thursday, October 08, 2020

Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Lynn's Beauty
Quilt Art
Renee's Quilting Addiction
Sew Incredibly Crazy

There's a giveaway, too!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Electric Quilt (https://www.electricquilt.com) is offering a 20% discount code off any products except for EQ Academy during the row along. The coupon code is: GARDENPARTY20.

I'm so glad you stopped by!

Monday, September 7, 2020

Cackling Stitches "Trick Or Treat" Pieced Blocks

It's Cackling Stitches "Trick or Treat" pieced blocks! You'll need to make 13, which is of course is a lucky number in the Cackling Stitches world. The blocks in my quilt used four Halloween fabrics in place of the orange and yellow blocks. You can find the instructions for the blocks HERE.


If you want to join the FB group, Cackling Stitches, click HERE. It's such a hair-raisingly fun group of Halloween lovers, including my partner in wickedness, Joan from Moosestash Quilting!

The "Trick or Treat" blocks are simple enough for even a beginner and should be able to be finished by Halloween.




Cackling Stitches "Trick Or Treat" Sew Along Blocks 1 And 2

Let the "Trick or Treat" sew along begin! I know you don't all have Facebook, so I'll be sharing the block links here, too. If you want to join the FB group, Cackling Stitches, click HERE. It's such a hair-raisingly fun group of Halloween lovers, including my partner in wickedness, Joan from Moosestash Quilting!


The "Trick or Treat" blocks are simple enough for even a beginner and should be able to be finished by Halloween.


Today's release? A pumpkin and a bat! The patterns are free until the end of September and you don't have to have a Dropbox account to download it. Here are the links:



Use your imagination on the fabric colors...this info is just to help you know how much fabric you will need.
50" x 50" quilt, all blocks are 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" unfinished
Supplies:
Iron-on adhesive
Thread, embroidery thread
Batting
Fabric Needed:
8-10 fat quarters in Halloween prints and solids for applique and blocks
Black – 1-1/8 yards for pieced block's borders
White – 2 yards for applique backgrounds
Quilt back – 3 yards
Binding – 1/2 yard


I hope to see you "Trick or Treat" with us. Thanks for stopping by!