Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

It's The Last Day And My Day Of The Turkey Trot

What a fabulous week of turkeys, fall fabrics, and cozy looking projects!
Joan at Moosestash Quilting did a super job with hosting on this one.

It's my day to share what I made to meet Joan's challenge:

Think Turkeys, thankfulness, or Thanksgiving fabric. November also means beautiful colors
 of fall, so sew something with orange, golds, browns, greens or cranberry reds.

The fabrics are "Harvest Festival" by Benartex.
There are turkeys, feathers, and rich fall colors, plus metallic highlights.
Solid fabrics in the quilt are Benartex's New Hue.

The finished quilt measures 58" x 74"
The center block is a "Folded Corners" design with a star and pinwheel in the middle.

The pantograph for quilting was "Feathers in Bloom" by Urban Elementz.

Dresdens are one of my favorite blocks to create. They are great for scraps!

The leaves in our yard start turning brown in the fall, not rosy red or orange. 

There is a sparkle in the fabrics, but it was hard to photograph.
I love the feather fabric!

Our lemon tree stays green all year and by Christmas those lemons are totally ripe.

I used "Harvest Festival" to make a table runner earlier this year.
This pattern is in my Etsy store HERE.

Thanksgiving Turkey Escape

The next blog hop will be the annual Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange blog hop.
There will be some recipes and Christmas projects to get you in the mood for the holidays.
I hope you'll join us!

Sign-ups are happening right now for the January blog hop.
You can find info on it HERE.

I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving!
My family will all be here...yay!

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Monday, November 13, 2023

It's Time For "Turkey Trot" Blog Hop

 With Thanksgiving coming soon, the Turkey Trot blog hop hosted by Joan at Moosestash Quilting
is perfect timing to give us some wonderful inspiration and ideas for the holiday.

Check out the Turkey Trotters for this hop!

Saturday, November 4, 2023

White Rabbit Blog Hop Sign Up

Are you ready for the first 2024 blog hop?
The White Rabbit blog hop has the creative side of my brain working overtime.
I hope you'll join in the fun!



Make something with white fabrics, rabbits, or white rabbits. 

There is a tradition for people to say “white rabbit” first thing in the morning (have you 
ever heard of this?) The phrase is supposed to bring good luck for the rest of the month
Even President Roosevelt did this!

If you want to play along, email me!

Monday, October 30, 2023

Bona Lisa's Sweater Emporium 2024 BOM

On our Facebook page, Cackling Stitches, Joan at Moosestash Quilting, Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks, and I have a block of the month (BOM) that is all about Halloween. It starts in January and ends 6-7 months later. 

We've been working our brains and fingers to the bone for the last few months and came up with this wickedly wonderful idea: "Bona Lisa's Sweater Emporium". It really got us excited and very creative!

The blocks are free the month they are released, but after that you have to buy them from our Etsy stores. The whole pattern will also be available in January for those who can't wait for each month's block(s). 

I hope you'll join us!

Fabric requirements and info can be found HERE.


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Friday, October 27, 2023

New Blog Hops Coming In 2024

We're off and running with 2024 blog hops!
I hope you'll join us!

We've added something new for those who want to play along.
If you don't have a blog, you can play along with your Instagram or Facebook account.

What is a blog hop? It's like a "show and tell" online or like joining a quilt guild without leaving home. 
Joan from Moosestash Quilting and I post a challenge on our blogs and those who want to join in email us with their blog, Instagram, Facebook info. 

After we get that info, we assign a date for them to post their project. We give everyone plenty of time to sew something, usually two months. We inspire each other with projects, tutorials, or  patterns. Anyone can follow along! 


There is a tradition for people to say “white rabbit” first thing in the morning (have you ever heard of this?) The phrase is supposed to bring good luck for the rest of the month. Even President Roosevelt did this!

Make something with white fabrics, rabbits, or white rabbits. 

If you want to play along, email me!

What is a tradition you follow?

Carol Swift

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

It Is A Monster Mash Day 4 - My Day Too

 Joan at Moosestash Quilting really knows how to frighten up some spooky
Halloween quilt projects. She's totally a witchy lady!

I saw a quilt panel earlier this year and I had to have it.
It was Steampunk and Halloween...a perfect combo.

Then I needed all the Halloween fabrics to go with the panel.
You all know how this goes and why our fabric stash never shrinks.

I bought the Halloween Steampunk fabrics and I saw a Christmas Steampunk kit 
while I was looking at the Halloween fabrics. Of course, I bought it, too,
but that's for another Christmas blog hop someday. It's a hopeless situation! LOL

My friend asked if she could have the quilt. I was too scared to say "no."

I've been busy working on another Halloween project, "The Quilted Witch" by Lori Holt.
I can't wait to put all the pieces together!

Check out all the "Monsters" posting this week!

The next two blog hops have a few openings if you want to play along.

Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange Will Be Here Soon

It's almost here! The Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange will be full of quilty inspiration and treats. Come back on Monday to start the ...