Sunday, May 19, 2024

Ready To Ride On The Road Again

We're "On The Road Again" with a blog hop challenge! 
Let's go!


The challenge:

Make a project that shows travel vehicles of any kind.
Planes, trains, automobiles, bikes, trucks, tractors, or whatever gets us
from one place to another. Use your creative imagination to show us ways to travel.
Or, make a project showing a place to travel to.

"Ready To Ride"


Fabrics are by Benartex, "Enjoy The Ride" by Kanvas Studios.

You can find the FREE pattern HERE on the Benartex website.




Check out these fabulous quilters who are on the road, too:

MAY 20

Just Let Me Quilt

Quilt Doodle Designs

Karrin’s Crazy World

Sew Many Yarns

Vroomans Quilts

MAY 21

Selina Quilts

Just Sew Quilter

Kathy's Kwilts and More

Words & Stitches

High Road Quilter

 MAY 22

Ms P Designs USA

 Scrapdash

Quilting Gail

 MAY 23

MooseStashQuilting

Quilted Snail

Beaquilter

Bumbleberry Stitches

FUTURE BLOG HOPS:


JUNE 
"For the Birds" hosted by Moosestash Quilting.

Challenge: 
Angry birds, crazy birds, whimsical birds, or flying geese. 
If it's a bird, this is their time to show their colors.

Email Joan if you want to play along.



JULY
"Something Smells Fishy" hosted by me.

Challenge:
Fish or creatures from the ocean in fabrics, appliques, quilts, stuffies, or bags.
If it looks fishy, it meets the challenge.
Email me if you want to play along.



On The Road Again Blog Hop Starts Tomorrow

I'm ready to hit the road tomorrow...come join us!


The challenge:

Make a project that shows travel vehicles of any kind.
Planes, trains, automobiles, bikes, trucks, tractors, or whatever gets us
from one place to another. Use your creative imagination to show us ways to travel.
Or, make a project showing a place to travel to.

Look who will be playing along:


Thursday, April 25, 2024

My Day In "April Showers" Blog Hop

Joan at Moosestash Quilting keeps me on my toes with her challenges, that's for sure. 

JOAN'S APRIL BLOG HOP CHALLENGE: 
"APRIL SHOWERS"
Late snow showers, rain showers, baby showers, wedding showers. 
What do you like to shower everyone with?

I like to shower people with my quilts because I might just have one or two sitting around.
When my stash of quilts gets above and beyond a reasonable storage capacity, my neighbors, 
friends, and even people who work on my house may walk away with a quilt or two.


I went with rain showers in a quilt to meet Joan's challenge.
Vintage-looking applique quilts always rings my bell, so I went searching through
old magazines and vintage poster art. I combined a few that I liked and came up with this:

Quack, Quack, Splash
56" x 68"


Fabrics: Moda Grunge



Check out all the other "April Shower" projects!

Monday April 22


Monday, April 22, 2024

The "April Showers" Blog Hop Starts Today

Joan at Moosestash Quilting is hosting this month's blog hop, "April Showers."


JOAN'S APRIL BLOG HOP CHALLENGE: 
"APRIL SHOWERS"
Late snow showers, rain showers, baby showers, wedding showers. 
What do you like to shower everyone with?

Check out the "April Shower" projects!

Monday April 22

I'm hosting "On The Road Again" in May.
Let me know if you want to join the blog hop!

 

Monday, April 1, 2024

Bona Lisa BOM April Block Release

The first of the month means a new block for Bona Lisa's Sweater Emporium.
It's just Joan sharing her spooktacular talent this month!


BONA LISA'S SWEATER EMPORIUM


JANUARY BLOCKS

Bona Lisa


Carol at Just Let Me Quilt
Repulsive Ruffled Sweater


Bona's "In Vest"


FEBRUARY BLOCKS

Carol at Just Let Me Quilt
Kickin'-It'-Up Boots

Ye Ole Homestead


MARCH BLOCKS

Take No Bull Sweater


Carol Swift at Just Let Me Quilt
Bonus Block - Down To The Bone free block



It's amazing how different it can look with other fabrics.

Do you want to join in the BOM fun? Check out our Facebook page HERE.

How does our Bona Lisa's Sweater Emporium BOM work? 

It runs from January 1st through August 31st. 

All block releases happen on our Cackling Stitches Facebook page HERE.

We even give you the fabric requirements early to help you conjure/gather your fabrics.
You can find it HERE.

It's not a mystery BOM. We show you each of our finished quilts!

On the first day of each month, we release a block pattern (sometimes it's more than one)
 that is free for the entire calendar month. After that, those blocks go into our individual 
ETSY shops where you can purchase them for $2 each. 

New and free block(s) then appear for the new month...and so on, and so on.

Beginning January 1st, the ENTIRE pattern is available in each of our ETSY shops for $15.
We've had so many people ask us if they can buy the whole thing at once, so we decided to go for it.
If you can't wait for each block release or you don't have a Facebook page, this is for you!

We hope you appreciate the time we put into creating this BOM and understand that we keep
 the costs to a minimum for you. We ask that you respect our copyrights and do not share the 
pattern with others. You're welcome to direct your friends to our Cackling Stitches Group 
Facebook or any of our ETSY shops so they can get their own patterns starting January 1st.

Just Let Me Quilt Etsy Store HERE.

Moosestash Quilting Blog HERE.
Moosestash Quilting Etsy Store HERE.

Creatin' in the Sticks Blog HERE.
Creatin' in the Sticks Etsy Store HERE.

Friday, March 22, 2024

New Blog Hop Signup Alert

It's always sad to see a blog hop challenge end, but there's always another one in the works.
Thank you to everyone for joining in the "Give It A Whirl" fun!

The blog hop for May is ready for sign-ups...are you ready!

On The Road Again


What's the challenge?

Make a project that shows travel vehicles of any kind.
Planes, trains, automobiles, bikes, trucks, tractors, or whatever gets us
from one place to another. Use your creative imagination to show us ways to travel.
Or, make a project showing a place to travel to.
The options on this challenge are pretty open...you can do it!

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 URL blog, Instagram, Facebook info (IG and FB are new in 2024.) After we get that info, we assign a date for them to post their project. The idea is to visit the first blog and then go to the next blog/IG/FB, etc. 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! Projects are posted on each blog and include the other participants. 
 
These are the "rules" for being a participant:
​It is important that you post your project on your scheduled day.
You can preset your blog post to go live any time after 11 p.m. MST.
It's okay if it pops up early...that's better than being late.
If your project isn't quite done, show it anyway. 
People remember if you're a no show...we don't want that!
Above all, have fun and enjoy the sweet fun of a blog hop!
​If you're posting on IG/FB, make sure your post is live by 11 p.m. MST.
 
I know we're all busy and can't always visit ​all the ​p​articipants on the exact day,
but PLEASE visit the​m as soon as you can.
We all love to receive some kind words and recognition for our work.

April has a blog hop hosted by Joan at Moosestash Quilting...watch for all that fun next month!


Thursday, March 21, 2024

Day Four Of Give It A Whirl

 It is time to whirl, twirl, and spin with the "Give It A Whirl" blog hop!


What was the challenge?

Somewhere in or on your project you must include a "whirl".
This can be a pinwheel, Dresden, or anything that looks like it's spinning.
Maybe a merry-go-round or Ferris wheel in the fabric?

Check out all the amazing whirly projects!

Ready To Ride On The Road Again

We're "On The Road Again" with a blog hop challenge!  Let's go! The challenge: Make a project that shows travel vehicles o...