Sunday, October 21, 2018

A Creepy "Peek A Boo Who" To You On My Blog Hop Day

Halloween is just plain creepy and fun, especially when creative people get together
to show off their spooky projects. Thank you, Marian at Seams To Be Sew, for
making it easy to share our creepiness with all of you in the Peek A Who Blog Hop!
Today is my day to share!

The Ghastlies have always been one of my favorite fabrics during Halloween,
though they are pretty cool for any time of the year. I fell in love with the pink skirt
girl because she totally reminds me of my sister, Susan, who is cute on the outside
but wickedly crazy like me on the inside. In runs in our family!

I only used three of my Ghastlie fabrics for this quilt and paper pieced the center block.

I enlarged this block to 18" x 18" to paper piece it. You can right click on it to save
it to your own pattern stash if you want to give it a try. It's very easy!

The border fabric of dueling Ghastlies has so much detail in it, as do all the Ghastlie fabrics.
I love them all!

 This Halloween season has had me sewing a quite a few other things.
Some of you have already seen them, but in case you haven't...

Bellagosa's Favorite Hats
Pattern found HERE in my Craftsy store

Ms. Winifred's Closet
Pattern found HERE in my Craftsy store and a laser cut kit found HERE at Quilted Works.

Velcome To My House
Pattern can be found HERE in my Craftsy store

Here's the other Halloween loving bloggers who are participating...check them out!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have the spookiest and happiest Halloween ever!

But, wait!
Seams To Be Sew has a couple giveaways:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

It's A Shark Quilt!

I'd made a shark quilt a while back using Riley Blake Design fabric and it
was quite a hit for a cute boy I know, but he wanted a bigger one in the same fabric.
He helped design it and drew a label for me to add.

It's A Shark!

We took a trip to "Grandpa's Pond" in Hurricane, Utah, to take photos.

I love the quilting by Quilted Works!

I added some applique to the label he drew and stitched his signature.
Yes, it took me since January to get this totally put together, but at least I finished it!

I think he'll be a happy boy to know I finally finished his quilt.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Virtual Cookie Exchange (And Other Christmas Stuff) Blog Hop

I've been doing the Virtual Cookie Exchange blog hop for several years and
it still excites me to see what everyone shares in Christmas recipes, traditions, and quilts.

It's not just about the cookies anymore!

The blog hop is at the end of November so this gives you plenty of time to decide what to share.
I'd love to have you join the fun this year!

If you don't want to bake anything, that's don't have to.
THE RULES for the Virtual Cookie Exchange are simple and should be stress free:

Share a Christmas cookie recipe, tradition, and/or quilt.
Recipes can be a favorite from your childhood or a current one.
Traditions and quilts can be old or new.

Post your project on your assigned day.

Have a giveaway or don't have a giveaway. It's totally up to you!

Add a tutorial or just post photos...again, it's up to you.

Visit everyone's blog on the list and leave a sweet comment.

That's it! 
Email me with the following information if you want to play along:

Blog Name:
Blog URL:

My email address is:

Monday, October 1, 2018

Dracula Says "Velcome To My House"

Maybe Dracula didn't actually say it should be "Velcome To My House", but he would have
if he was visiting my blog during the "Welcome To My House" blog hop.
I hope he never REALLY comes to my house because that would be a bit scary!

With this being my favorite time of year, Halloween of course, it’s time to drag out all the 
decorations to cause  shrieks, screams, and scary scenes. That’s what Halloween is all about at
 my house! As a kid, I never  liked watching vampire shows because they scared me way too much. 
Bela Lugosi was one scary Count Dracula back in the olden days! 
I always looked away when his eyes went into “come-to-me”  mode…yikes! 

Looking back, those vampires were pretty lame compared to today’s television and movie 
trendy-looking vampires. Some of them are very handsome guys that could easily lure me into
 their waiting fangs! The “Velcome To My House” wall hanging or door hanger goes together
quickly using Heat n Bond Fleece Fusible High Loft and other ThermOWeb products. You 
can have it ready to hang on your door just in time to “lure” those visiting neighbors or 
trick-or-treaters into your home. Luckily, he’s not too scary

Check out all the details over at the Therm O Web blog today HERE.
You can find the PDF pattern for "Velcome To My House" in my Craftsy store HERE.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

It's A Wild Life October Block Of The Month

Joan at Moosestash Quilting let her moose loose a little early for the
"It's A Wild Life" October Block of The Month...loving it!

Here's my version using Riley Blake Designs fabrics:

Sew Incredibly Crazy has a giveaway each month, but you have to make the block
and link it on her blog. It's easy to do and the giveaways are always amazing!

I'm using Riley Blake Designs fabrics in all my blocks, including
Confetti, Kisses, and Crayola. I love all their fabrics!

My blocks from each month's design:

October - I Moose Go Camping - Moosestash Quilting - Pattern info found HERE

September - He's So Foxy! - Just Let Me Quilt - Pattern info found HERE

August - Home At The Cabin - Sew Incredibly Crazy - Pattern info found HERE

July - Lunchtime - Creatin' in the Sticks - Pattern info found HERE

June - Owl - Life in the Scrapatch - Pattern info found HERE.

May - Bear Paw - Moosestash Quilting - Pattern info found HERE

April - Big and Little Tree - Just Let Me Quilt - Pattern info found HERE

March - Deer - Creatin' In The Sticks - Pattern info found HERE

February - Maple Leaf - Sew Incredibly Crazy - Pattern info found HERE

There's bonus blocks, too!

Just Hanging Around can be found HERE

Hot Dog Anticipation can be found HERE

Canoe Time! can be found HERE

There's a Facebook page for information and sharing, too.

It's never too late to join in on It's A Wild Life!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Riley Blake Designs' "So Ruby" Fabric Is Beautifully Red And White

Making a red and white quilt has been on my to-do list for a long time, so when I was asked
by Riley Blake Designs if I would sew something with "So Ruby" I was totally in! It's red,
it's white, and it's made my dream come true for a red and white quilt.

Ruby Rabbit's Garden
Finished size: 42" x 50"

"So Ruby" has a lot of variety in its red and white fabrics by Carina Gardner.

A little checkerboard look for Ruby Rabbit's Garden.

A ruffle is a sweet addition to this garden.

Fabric flowers and buttons...a great combination!

The flowers are easy and fast to make:

Cut five 3 ½” x 3 ½” squares for each flower.

Fold squares in half diagonally; press. Fold in half again diagonally; press. 
Repeat to make five petals.

Using embroidery thread or a double strand of thread, sew a basting 
stitch along raw edge of all five petals to join them.

Pull needle to gather thread and petals together into a circle. 
Sew a small knotted stitch to join petals. 
Stitch flower in place and sew a button over opening.

Here's the list of Riley Blake Designs "So Ruby" blog tour participants:

September 28 - Just Let Me Quilt - Me
October 5 - Jedi Craft Girl
October 12 - Why Not Sew?

You can find the entire "Ruby Rabbit's Garden" pattern in my Craftsy store HERE.

*Just a note about washing this quilt: Yes, I washed it before taking this picture. No, the colors
did not run because I threw a Shout Color Catcher into the wash with it. I love these sheets!
Prewashing red fabrics is usually a good idea, but I didn't do that. I put a lot of faith in these
sheets and have never had the dyes in a quilt run. Let's hope there's never a "first time", but so
 far I'm happy using them! You can find them at grocery stores, Target, Walmart, and Amazon.