Sunday, June 23, 2019

Riley Blake Designs "Fab-boo-lous" Blog Tour

I never think it's too early or too late to sew Halloween projects so I was totally in for creating
and sewing with Riley Blake Designs "Fab-boo-lous" fabrics. "Fab-boo-lous by Dani Mogstad 
for Riley Blake Designs is great for quilting, apparel and home decor." I love them all!

"Halloween Boos"
Finished size is 50" x 65"





This quilt has a cat, hat, shoes, and spider.


Spooky house, boiling cauldron, with a bag of tricks and bowl of treats.


Of course, there is a ghost, Jack-O-Lantern, and bottled spells.



The fabrics are just amazing with just the right amount of Halloween fun in them!



You can find the PDF pattern for "Halloween Boos" in my Etsy store HERE.


You can find Fab-boo-lous at several local and online stores including:

Fat Quarter Shop - HERE (affiliate)
Farm Fresh Fabrics - HERE
Cute Little Fabric Shop - HERE
Stash Fabrics - HERE
Quilt In A Day - HERE

I LOVE using Heat n Bond EZ Print Lite Sheets when I make my applique projects. 
The EZ Print sheets can be run through an inkjet printer and then ironed on your fabric.
No tracing all the pieces! Plus, the protective backing peels off
 so easily without having to use a pin to score the paper...I love that and think you will, too!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Riley Blake Designs John Wayne Blog Tour

I grew up watching western type shows on TV, including ones with John Wayne, so it was a sweet
treat to sew Riley Blake Designs fabric with my favorite TV cowboy in the panels. John Wayne 
was born Marion Robert Morrison, but a fireman in Glendale, California, "started calling him 
"Little Duke" because he never went anywhere without his huge Airedale Terrier, Duke. He 
preferred "Duke" to "Marion", and the nickname stuck." We all knew who "The Duke" was!

Finished quilt measures: 60” x 72”


I love those small panel sections from John Wayne's movies!
The beautiful quilting was done by Quilted Works.


The background is an abandoned shack in Washington, Utah. 


The colors in the RBD fabrics are so bright and vibrant in any setting!



So many amazing prints!


"The John Wayne collection for Riley Blake Designs is great for quilting, apparel and home decor. This print features small scale stars, lassos, and other cowboy motifs. Official licensed product."



You can get the free pattern HERE.
Fabric can be found in these and other stores soon:
Over The Rainbow Fabrics, Missouri Quilt Star, Pine Needles in UT, Common Thread, 
Arizona Quilts, Fabric Shack.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

A Time For All Seasons June Block Of The Month

It's my turn to share blocks for the "A Time For All Seasons" block of the month and I had so much 
fun creating them. I hope you'll enjoy them, too! Each block is unfinished at 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" and 
will be free for one month. After that, they will be available in my Etsy store HERE for a small fee.

Father's Day
June means celebrating Father's Day and what dad hasn't received at least one tie 
on his special day. This poor dad received way more than his share of ties!



Summer Solstice 2019 
"The first day of summer 2019 arrives with the solstice on Friday, June 21st at 11:54 a.m. EDT. 
For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, this marks the longest day of the year and the 
moment when the Sun reaches the Tropic of Cancer, its highest point."

Sailing away during the summer solstice sounds like a sweet idea to me!


June Weddings
"June was traditionally the most popular month to marry, and still very common. Why? The goddess 
Juno (for whom June is named) was the protector of women in all aspects of life, but especially in 
marriage and childbearing, so a wedding in Juno’s month was considered most auspicious."

Bonus Block - June Bride and Groom



Here's the optional finished quilt information:

62” x 74” quilt top 
5 rows across, 6 rows down
30 blocks (6 bonus blocks)
 2” sashings
 4 yards background fabric (allows for extra if needed)
2 ½ yards sashing fabric
Miscellaneous fabrics of your choice for appliques, etc. 
(A fat quarter bundle works great for this)


Do you want to sew all the blocks? Check out the links below:
(I redid a few of my blocks because I was so inspired by the other blocks I saw.)

February blocks by Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy
can be found HERE and HERE.
 


Both of the March blocks by Just Let Me Quilt
can be found in my Etsy shop HERE.



April blocks by Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks
can be found HERE.




May blocks by Joan at Moosestash Quilting
can be found HERE.



June blocks by Carol at Just Let Me Quilt
Dad's Tie Overload HERE


Sailing Into Summer Solstice HERE


June Bride and Groom HERE


There's a Facebook page to share your finished blocks HERE.
Amy has a giveaway each month for those that link up their finished blocks, too!

It's never too late to join in!

Monday, May 27, 2019

ThermOWeb's Food For Thought Project Week Begins

ThermOWeb's “Food for Thought” sew along projects begin today! This week ThermOWeb
will show you what we made with the four free 10 ½” x 10 ½” blocks we shared a couple of weeks 
ago. I hope your blocks are sewn and ready to use in these projects! Free patterns are available with
 a list of supplies and instructions for all four projects. Today is my day to share!

Sweet Shop


I had the best model for this photo!



This yummy looking quilt uses all four "Food For Thought" blocks by ThermOWeb designers.
My block is the sundae dripping with chocolate fudge.


You can find all the sew along projects with free patterns on ThermOWeb's blog this week.
You can find the Sweet Shop pattern HERE.


Here's the project dates...check them out!

May 27 – Carol Swift from Just Let Me Quilt

May 28 –Amy Warner from Sew Incredibly Crazy

May 29 – Stephanie Brown Cunnyngham from Sissy Belle Sews

May 30 – Carla Henton from Creatin’ in the Sticks

If you want to sew along with us, you can find the block patterns from each designer below:

Designer Carol Swift from Just Let Me Quilt
Pattern found HERE
Designer Amy Warner from Sew Incredibly Crazy
Pattern found HERE
Designer Stephanie Brown Cunnyngham from Sissy Belle Sews
Pattern found HERE
Designer Carla Henton from Creatin’ in the Sticks
Pattern found HERE


All of us will tell you that we LOVE using Heat n Bond EZ Print Lite Sheets when we make 
applique  projects. The adhesive comes in larger sheets, too. The EZ Print sheets can be run 
through an inkjet printer and then ironed on your fabric. No tracing all the pieces! Plus, the 
protective backing peels off so easy...I love that and think you will, too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Little Dog Takes On Big Dog

We had Gage for a week and loved all 56 pounds of him.
The little dogs, Bruster and Bella, never took to him the way we did.
A 17 pound ten year old dog vs a 56 pound ten month old dog in a battle isn't good.
Bruster lost the battle with Gage and it wasn't Gage's fault.


We're not sure if Bruster's jaw hit Gage's hard head or caught his tooth on his collar,
but Bruster's jaw was dislocated and his tooth was broken. Of course, it had to happen
after the vet was closed so it ended up being a trip to the vet ER. Bruster had the tooth
removed and got three stitches in his mouth. He was in a lot of pain...poor baby!

Things didn't get any better, so we were lucky my son's ex-roommate wanted Gage back.
We miss him, but the constant vigilance to keep them apart has ended. Whew!
Gage was a great dog and without Bossy Bruster, he would have been a great for us.


Luckily, I'll still get to visit him once in a while!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Food For Thought Sew Along With ThermOWeb

Every other month at ThermOWeb has been a sew along where four free block patterns are shared
 and then a week or two later, four free projects are shared to use them in. This month's blocks have 
the theme, "Food For Thought" and all four designers must have had a sweet tooth because they are
 all yummy treats to sew. My block is "Every Day Is A Sundae" and it's dripping in hot fudge.


You need to go check out the other sweet blocks at ThermOWeb and get the block patterns!


These are the designers (including me)...I love working with these creative ladies!

Carol Swift from Just Let Me Quilt

Amy Warner from Sew Incredibly Crazy

Stephanie Brown Cunnyngham from Sissy Belle Sews

Carla Henton from Creatin’ in the Sticks


All of us will tell you that we LOVE using Heat n Bond EZ Print Lite Sheets when we make 
applique  projects. The adhesive comes in larger sheets, too. The EZ Print sheets can be run 
through an inkjet printer and then ironed on your fabric. No tracing all the pieces! Plus, the 
protective backing peels off so easy...I love that and think you will, too!

During the week of May 27th to the 30th we'll all be showing projects to sew.

May 27 – Carol Swift
May 28 –Amy Warner
May 29 – Stephanie Brown Cunnyngham
May 30 – Carla Henton

Here's a little snippet of my "Food For Thought" project with my new quilt model, Gage:


We'd love for you to join us in this sew along!