Tuesday, November 6, 2018

It's My Day For The Pick A Pumpkin Blog Hop

Just a note: I have a double trouble day of two projects happening...Pick A Pumpkin blog hop
and Riley Blake Design's Dragon blog tour. You can find the Dragons HERE.

Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks came up with the perfect idea for a fall blog hop...Pick A Pumpkin! 
All we had to do was have a pumpkin somewhere on our project.
Thank you, sweet Carla, for gathering us together to sew and share!

I started this quilt a few years ago from a laser cut kit I purchased at Quilted Works.
I love all the little applique details, but one thing after another got in the way and suddenly
all those little details overwhelmed me. It became a (gasp) UFO!
Fast forward to a quilt retreat this summer with friends and out came the quilt. 
It has pumpkins (which meets the requirements) and ta-da...it's done!

Here it is at the golf course...

...the museum...

...and in front of an old house in Hurricane, Utah.

I love our little outings and my "crew" is the best at holding up or positioning the quilt!

An acorn house

A pilgrims house with pumpkins

A barn with a quilt and scarecrow

A festive house with another pumpkin...love that owl!

The quilting is gorgeous and was done by Quilted Works.
I usually let them pick the design and threads...I've never been disappointed!

The back of this quilt has minky on it and will be a Christmas gift for someone special.

There's lots of pumpkin inspiration happening this week...don't miss out on any of them!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Riley Blake Designs Dragons Blog Tour

Just a note: I have a double trouble day of two projects happening... 
Riley Blake Design's Dragon blog tour and Pick A Pumpkin blog hop. 
You can find my Pick A Pumpkin project HERE.

for Riley Blake Designs blog tour

Dragons by Ben Byrd for Riley Blake Designs is sweet and the colors are so bright.
I love those dragon scales! Some of the fabrics I used...

The Castle

Two baby dragons

Papa dragon guarding the castle

Look how cute this printed fabric is! I put a section of it on the back of the quilt.
There's so much detail in the dragons and the knights...love it!

You can find the pattern, Dragon Patrol, HERE.

Be sure to check out the other dragon projects by visiting the Riley Blake Design blog

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Feeling A Bit Fruity With Thermoweb Designers

Actually, I usually feel a bit fruity everyday, but today even more so. 
ThermOWeb had four designers (me included) design fruit blocks. 
Then, we were challenged with creating a  project using those blocks. 
This is what I came up with...

Feeling A Bit Fruity
45" x 45"

My applique blocks were made using Therm O Web EZ Print Lite Sheets
which are so easy using an inkjet printer. Print, iron, cut out, press...no tracing!
I love the way the protective back peels off so easily...no need to score the paper with a pin.

Fruit blocks for this table topper can be found on ThermOWeb’s blog:

My apple block - HERE
Amy C's lemons - HERE
Carla H's watermelon - HERE
Amy W's cherries - HERE

You can find this pattern on the ThermOWeb blog or at my Craftsy store.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

It's A Wild Life November Block Of The Month

We're coming close to the end of the It's A Wild Life block of the month,
but there's already another one in the works that will start in February...woohoo!
This month's block adds a bit of stinker to the quilt, but I don't think he'll be too much 
of a problem because he seems to be quite distracted by something else.

Wishful Love
Unfinished size: 12 1/2" x 24 1/2"

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:

November - Wishful Love - Just Let Me Quilt - Pattern info found HERE

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!

Friday, October 26, 2018

Wandering Camera In October

I managed to do a little Wandering Camera photo shots on a day trip to
Zion National Park in Utah. The views were spectacular!

There were so many red rocks and mountains, each changing to lighter or
darker red depending on which way we were driving. 

There was so much texture in all those rocks, too!

A few deer and mountain sheep popped up for quick glances.

A rare moment of an empty road. Zion has millions of visitors each year.

The tunnel...I was scared of this when I was a kid. It's still kind of spooky and very dark.

A few flowers were still hanging in there before the cold hits.

It was a fabulous day!

Another day was spent at Grandpa's Pond, a favorite picnic spot.

It was a perfect setting for my shark quilt. There's no sharks in this pond,
but they did remove an alligator from there last year. Apparently, someone
thought it would be a good place to drop off their overgrown pet. Yikes!

This guy came in for a close-up.

That blue eye is gorgeous!

Of course, there had to be a bug...in this case it was a bee.

Thanks for stopping by today for a quick view of my September Wandering Camera.
Check out Soma's amazing camera shots over at Whims and Fancies!