Monday, November 19, 2018

Happy Turkey Eating Week

This week is devoted to being thankful, baking, cooking, and eating. Family and friends will
gather together to share food, memories, and lots of hugs. There will be a lot of happy people this
 week! I'm sure there will be yummy pies, stuffing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, and for some, 
that green bean casserole. We don't serve that, but we do have yams with marshmallows on top.

Happy Thanksgiving!
I hope you stuff yourself with good food and enjoy family time!

Next week will be the Virtual Cookie Exchange so be sure to come back and check
out all the recipes, traditions, and Christmas quilts! Look who will be sharing...

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Friday, November 16, 2018

It's A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

Yes, I'm a fan of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood and now I have
"It's A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood" singing in my head.
It was a favorite at my house when my kids were very young.
What a sharp contrast to what my grandsons like to watch...
Sponge Bob, Transformers, and Ninja stuff!
There's a movie being made about him and I'll be checking it out for sure.

Yesterday turned into a beautiful day with visits to blogs, sweet comments, and a very
uplifting visit to my favorite quilt store with my sister. Lots of laughing was happening there!
Plus, I picked up two amazing giveaways for the Virtual Cookie stuff!
Of course, I picked up something for me, too.
Then it was soup and lamb gyros from Chef Hogs...yummy!

My sister lives across the street and we always try to run into town a couple times a week
just to get out of our houses. Sometimes staying inside too much is not good for that funkiness
I spoke about yesterday. Thanks for such sweet comments to brighten my day even more!
Really, I'm fine, but thanks for those virtual hugs.

I'll be sewing today using some Riley Blake fabrics.
Can't show the projects yet, but soon.

People all over the country are needing hugs and prayers due to fires, hurricanes, snow storms,
and other nature, life, and death events. It's been a frightening year of dealing with things we
have no control over and it is still happening for so many. My thoughts are with all of you!

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'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 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 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, tracing!
I love the way the protective back peels off so 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!