Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Something Smells Fishy Starts Monday

My sewing room has had something fishy going on all month.
The July blog hop, "Something Smells Fishy", starts Monday!


This challenge had me swimming through my stash for fish fabrics.
I had more aquatic fabric than I thought!

I can't wait to see what my fishy friends have made. 
Come back on Monday, July 22nd, to dive for inspiration in our blog hop!

JULY 22

Joan at Moosestash Quilting will host the August blog hop,
It's A Jungle!
The link to what, when, and where can be found HERE.


My next blog hop is in October, "Something Wicked."
I think it doesn't take much imagination to know the challenge on this one.
Let me know if you want to howl, screech, or sew along on this one.


Saturday, July 6, 2024

Scared Silly Boo-Along Coming Soon

 "Scared Silly" Boo-Along begins August 1st! 
I had so much fun creating Halloween quilt rows.
I hope you'll love them like I do!

FYI: A "Boo-Along" is like a row-along, but it's just for quilters who are crazy about Halloween.


We have a Facebook page called "Cackling Stitches" that shares Halloween projects.
"Scared Silly" rows will be shared on my blog and on FB so be sure to follow one to get updates.

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Starting August 1st, one or two rows will be shared each month.
There will be 12 rows of applique and/or piecing.
They will be a mystery until they get released on the first of each month.

The row(s) will be free the month they are released and then they will
mysteriously disappear and magically appear in my Etsy store for a small fee.


Here's a heads up on the fabric requirements for the whole quilt:
(The rows are great for those Halloween scraps of fabric hiding in your stash.)


The fabric requirements and patterns are written and designed using solids. They can be replaced with Halloween fabrics or solids in those colors. I used a combo of both. Start gathering your fabrics!


I hope you'll join me in this Boo-Along adventure!

Sunday, June 23, 2024

Cackling Stitches Prowling Pumpkins Mini Quilt

We have a Facebook page for Halloween lovers, Cackling Stitches, where we share
free patterns, sew alongs, and block of the month patterns.
We'd love to have you join in!
Check it out HERE!


This week I added a free pattern to the Cackling Stitches page:


"Prowling Pumpkins" is a 12" x 14" mini quilt with three interesting characters:

PETRIFIED PETE


FREAKY FANNIE


GHOSTLY GRAYSON


You can find the "Prowling Pumpkins" free pattern HERE.


Thursday, June 20, 2024

For The Birds Blog Hop - My Day

 Joan at Moosestash Quilting is hosting this month's blog hop...she thinks of such fun challenges!
I don't know what I'd do without Joan pushing and shoving me when I'm not feeling the sewing bug.
(Don't tell her, but sometimes I'm grateful that she is a little wicked and bossy.)


"For the Birds" challenge was:

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

I had a hard time wrapping my head around what to make. 
I dug through fabric in my stash looking for bird fabric. Surprise!
I found a who-knows-when-I-bought-it laser cut applique kit 
from a quilt store in Utah, Quilted Works.

I met the challenge!



It's not hard to find bird projects online, but I was just not getting any "bird vibes"
and my knee was not cooperating. My doctor said it is being an "Angry Knee." LOL
Thank goodness for that cute pillow kit. It's not in me to fail a challenge!

With a couple days left until my day, I limped into my sewing room to finish another bird project 
I had started. I usually design my own applique, but RazBeca had some really cute bird patterns 
that I loved. Of course, mine has a wicked little Halloween theme with J. Wecker Frisch fabrics.





With the 4th of July coming soon, here's a free pattern for a mini quilt I made years ago:



Look at all these birdies who've been sewing their wings off to be here this week:

June 17

June 18
 
June 19
 
June 20

I'm hosting the next blog hop, "Something Smells Fishy."


Challenge:
Fish or creatures from the ocean in fabrics, appliques, quilts, stuffies, or bags.
If it looks fishy, it meets the challenge.
It must be something new you've sewn for this hop.

Email me if you want to play along with your blog, Facebook, or Instagram page.
I need the URL to add you to the blog list.

Friday, May 24, 2024

New Blog Hop In July

 I love the excitement of a new blog hop!
It means there will be new ideas for me and you to try and be inspired by.

This blog hop is a little fishy...


Challenge:
Fish or creatures from the ocean in fabrics, appliques, quilts, stuffies, or bags.
If it looks fishy, it meets the challenge.
It must be something new you've sewn for this hop.

Email me if you want to play along with your blog, Facebook, or Instagram page.
I need the URL to add you to the blog list.



We really get excited to have new people join in!

We realize numbers have dropped significantly in blogging/blog hops/blog comments,
but we're going to hang in there as long as we can. We hope you do, too!
Comments are a huge part of feeling the love.
 
These are the "rules" for being a blog hop participant:
We ask that you show a new fabric project that meets the challenge.
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.
 
If you would like to receive notifications about our blog posts, you can find the
FOLLOW-IT subscribe buttons on our blogs at
 https:www.justletmequilt and https://www.moosestashquilting.com.

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:


Something Smells Fishy Starts Monday

My sewing room has had something fishy going on all month. The July blog hop, "Something Smells Fishy", starts Monday! This challe...