Sunday, May 22, 2022

It Is Time For The Foodie Blog Hop To Begin

It is definitely time to get this Foodie Blog Hop on the road, or on the blog I should say. 
That amazing Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks had a fabulous idea for this month's blog hop challenge!

Carla's Blog Hop Challenge: 

Create something to do with food.
It could be anything from a quilt with a food fabric, to a tea cozy.
A mug rug for coffee to an apron.
A Corn and Beans Quilt Block to a drying rack for the kitchen.
Maybe you are trying to raise money for a charity that supplies food.
You decide!  
The theme is really your own interpretation, surprise us!

It's my day to share!

Blueberry Ben's Bakery
50" x 50"

Blueberry Ben's Bakery was sewn using Benartex's "Blueberry Hill" by Kanvas Studio.
Such fun and yummy sounding names for them!

Blueberry Bush Sky Blue SKU# 12635-54

Blueberry Treats Black SKU# 12637-12

Blueberry Desserts Blue SKU# 12639-55

Blueberry Jamboree Sky Blue SKU# 12640-54

Sweet Blueberries Black SKU# 12641-12

Blueberry Hill Gingham Bluewht SKU# 12644-51

Tossed Blueberry Muffins Black SKU# 12645-12

The winds never seem to stop around here, but it definitely helped to show off the backing!

Sunflower Whisper Purple by Kanvas Studios in 108" wide, SKU#9936W-66, 
was a sweet addition as the backing.

There are recipes on the fabric!

The baker, Blueberry Ben looks a little/a lot gnomish.

Applique is my favorite addition to quilting and I couldn't do it without using ThermOWeb's
 Heat n Bond Lite EZ Print Sheets. Print, iron, tracing!

Let the baking begin!

A gingham mixer would be awesome!

Blueberry pie and muffin anyone?

Maybe just a bowl full of blueberries with a spoonful of jelly for breakfast?

Adding a scalloped border of mixed fabrics and gingham binding finished the quilt.

You can find the pattern for Blueberry Ben's Bakery HERE.

I can guarantee I'll put on 20 pounds after seeing all the incredible "foodie" projects!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Blog Hops, Blog Hops, And More Blog Hops

There are lots of reasons to join a blog hop or just visit each of the bloggers.

What kind of reasons? 


This month's blog hop is hosted by Carla from Creatin' in the Sticks.

June's hop is hosted by me!

Here Comes The Sun Blog Hop
June 20 - 24

What is the challenge for "Here Comes The Sun"?

Sew something that has a summer theme like:
sunglasses, beach items, sunny skies, and/or yellow colors.
It can be a quilt, a bag, a toy, or whatever you want it to be.

 I have some openings if you want to play along.
Email me!

July's blog hop is hosted by Joan at Moosestash Quilting.

Yes, it's all about UFO's. Are we talking Unfinished objects?
Are we talking Aliens?
Well, that's completely up to you. You tell us with your project!

Signups for UFO will start on June 1 for this hop.

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Cackling Stitches Creepy Critters BOM - May

It's the first of the month so that means a new block or two for the "Creepy Critters" BOM at Cackling Stitches. I love joining my wicked friends, Joan from Moosestash Quilting and Carla from Creatin' in the Sticks, to make these blocks. Check out the new blocks on our Facebook page, Cackling Stitches, HERE.

This is my version of "Creepy Critters" 

Here's how the BOM works at Cackling Stitches:

The BOM will run from February 1st to August 30th.
On the 1st day of each month we will release block patterns that will be free until the next block(s) is released.
Once new blocks are released, the previous month's blocks will no longer be free. They will be available in our Etsy stores at a cost of $2.
On September 1st the entire pattern will be combined and sold in our Etsy stores for $10.
We hope you appreciate the time we put into creating the BOM quilt and understand that we are keeping the costs to a minimum. If you're quick to get the patterns during the month they are free, there will be no cost to you.

February - Rotary Rita can be found in my Etsy store, HERE.

March - Petey the Poltergeist by Joan can be found in her Etsy store HERE.

March - Jackie the Jockey by Carla can be found in her Etsy store HERE.

April - Tabitha by Joan can be found HERE.

April - Boo The Black Cat by Carla can be found HERE.

May - Melvin the Mummy by Joan can be found HERE

May - Frankie Lights the Way by Carla can be found HERE

We'd love to have you join us!

Monday, April 25, 2022

Benartex "Judy's Bloom" Project Hop

You all know I love blog hops, so this project hop by Benartex is totally ringing my bell! Especially with the "Judy's Bloom" fabric by Eleanor Burns being's gorgeous! It is full of purples, pinks, greens, and butterflies, too. Perfect for any of your spring sewing projects!

I updated and changed a pattern I made several years ago to sew this tote and needle holder using "Judy's Bloom". It's a small round tote with a tiny needle holder. Both are really easy to make!

Little Round Tote
& Tiny Little Needle Holder

Fabrics used in this tote and needle holder:

Benartex “Judy’s Bloom” by Eleanor Burns

Blossom Lavender, SKU# 13550-62 

Lace Green SKU# 13555-40 

Roseland Lavender, SKU# 13551-62 

Crochet White, SKU# 13554-09 

Butterfly Lavender, SKU# 13553-62 

Having a tote with pockets is great for taking your sewing tools to any retreat or to have sitting by your sewing machine. It holds a lot of things for being so small!

The main tote section is made from "Judy's Bloom" Blossom Lavender and was quilted with
Stitch n Sew High Loft Fleece between two layers of fabric to add strength to the tote. 
It stands up on it's own!

The pocket was made with "Judy's Bloom" Butterfly Lavender and is sectioned
off to hold so many of your favorite sewing tools.

The tote is lined with "Judy's Bloom" Roseland Lavender.

The cuff and handle of the tote used "Judy's Bloom" Lace is such a pretty green color!

The Gathered Flower on the front of the tote is meant to fray on the edges and still look lovely. It's easy to put together and add to the front of the tote!

Gathered Flower

Supplies needed: 1/8 yard of three different fabrics; thread, 1 ½” button, fabric glue

Cutting instructions: Cut 2 – 1 ½” x 20” strips; Cut 1 – 1” x 20” strip


Sewing instructions:


Step 1: Baste 1/4” from left edge to 1/4” from right edge on each strip. Pull end threads to gather.


Step 2: With right sides together, sew short ends together. Repeat with each strip to create three gathered circles.

Step 3: Stack circles with 1” strip circle on top. Hand baste circles together in the center.

Step 4: Place flower on bag and baste or glue in place. Sew button to bag covering gathers.

Tip: Use iCraft Liquid Fabric Fuse near the center to hold the flowers together. Let dry before sewing. Glue the flower on to the bag along with the button. Let dry before sewing it in place on the tote.

Buttons sometimes wiggle around when you're trying to sew them on. 
Not a problem if you use fabric glue to hold it in place until you're ready to sew!

The same is true for gluing the strap in place and then sewing it on the tote.
It's always in the correct spot.

I've made this same needle holder many times, but in a bigger size. This time I went for a smaller one to tuck either in a pocket or attach to the outside of the bag with a metal ring.

Tiny Little Needle Holder

Stitch n Sew High Loft Fleece went between the felt needed for this little cutie!

You can find the Little Round Tote and Tiny Little Needle Holder HERE

Giveaway now closed
Benartex is generously offering one "Judy's Bloom"fat quarter bundle for us to giveaway.
How awesome is that!

Giveaway is limited to United States participants only.
One entry/comment per person.
The fat quarter bundle will be shipped from the Benartex warehouse.
Must be 18 or over to enter.
Giveaway ends on April 30th at midnight PST.
Winner will be randomly selected and announced after April 30th.
Good luck!


scottylover said...

Love the needle keeper! I need to make some of those to have in my office at work. I always seem to pull a hem out of my pants and not have a needle and thread around! The tote is adorable, too.

There are more projects to be seen on these wonderful blogs.
Check them out!

5/25 - Benartex - Fabric Feature
5/26 - Carol - Just Let Me Quilt (this is me!) 
5/26 - Tammy - Tamarinis
5/28 - Sandra - MMM Quilts
5/29 - Benartex Free Pattern

Thank you so much for stopping by!