Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Therm O Web Sew Along Projects Begins Today

Last week ThermOWeb shared four different blocks for the Spring Sew Along. 
This week there are four free projects you can make with those blocks.
You can make one of the projects or all four…it’s up to you! Once you finish your 
blocks, be sure to post pics of them on Instagram or Facebook with the tag #thermoweb.

Today is my day for the Spring Sew Along and I'm sharing a basket that’s really easy to 
make. Those sweet blocks went together to create a 10″ fabric basket that is perfect for all 
sorts of things. My daughter has a household of all boys, so giving her this basket to store 
diapers gives her a feminine touch to a corner in her room.  It would also be great for holding 
patterns or craft supplies! HeatnBond Fleece Fusible High Loft added just the right amount
 of stability to hold the sides up without being stiff.

Each block is 10" x 10" when finished and I used them for the sides of the basket.

 Be sure to visit Therm O Web Spring Flower Sew Along projects:

March 26 – Carol Swift
March 27 – Kim Lapacek
March 28 – Amy Warner
March 29 – Carla Henton

You can find all the designer's block patterns by clicking on the links below.

Designer Carla Henton from Creatin’ in the Sticks
Pattern found HERE

Designer Kim Lapacek from Persimon Dreams
Pattern found HERE

Designer Amy Warner from Sew Incredibly Crazy
Pattern found HERE

Designer Carol Swift from Just Let Me Quilt
Pattern found HERE

Sunday, March 24, 2019

My Day For The All About Strings Blog Hop

It's my day for Creatin' in the Sticks All About Strings Blog hop!
I have a few jelly rolls sitting around that definitely need some ideas for using and
I'm hoping this hop is going to be a big help in finding ways to use some of them!
There are a few in my stash that have been there a long, long time, but the one I used
 for this hop isn't too old. The white jelly roll strips has been there a few years.

I used my "strings" to make a quilt as you go project.

I used only fabric from my stash on this one and put some minky fabric on the back.
My youngest daughter snatched it right up! I'm sure there will be a few Monkey Boys
snuggled up in it with her. It's 54" x 54" which is a nice size for cuddling those boys.

When I looked around for string quilt ideas, I found a quilt-as-you-go method on 
Upstairs Hobby Room. It was easy and quick to make the 20 blocks. Once I'd sewn the
strips in place, I trimmed each block to 9 1/2" x 9 1/2" squares. The blocks were
 then sewn in rows of four across and four down. Each border was two strips of 4" x 36 1/2" 
and one strip of 2 1/2" x 36 1/2", with a square sewn on both ends of two of those strips

Monkey Boy feet!
He was an awesome helper.

Check out all the other "Strings" happening this week!

Monday, March 25th

Karrin's Crazy World

Tuesday, March 26th


Wednesday, March 27th

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

ThermOWeb's Spring Sew Along Starts Today

I'm so excited about a new sew along at ThermOWeb that features Spring Flowers! 
We could all use some spring flowers after all the crazy weather we've had.
They're sharing four free applique patterns created by a few Therm O Web designers.

I'm sure you've seen me hanging out with these ladies a few times...

Designer Carla Henton from Creatin’ in the Sticks
Designer Kim Lapacek from Persimon Dreams
Designer Amy Warner from Sew Incredibly Crazy
Designer Carol Swift from Just Let Me Quilt - Look! It's me!

All the blocks are 10 1/2” x 10 1/2” unfinished and can be made with fat quarters and/or scraps.

Once you have your blocks sewn, come back during the week of March 26th to March 29th
for projects to use those blocks in.  Free patterns will be available with a list of supplies and 
instructions. You can make one of the projects or all four…it’s up to you! 

Share your blocks on Instagram or Facebook with the tag #thermoweb.
Come back next week for the Spring Flower Sew Along projects:

March 26 – Carol Swift
March 27 – Kim Lapacek
March 28 – Amy Warner
March 29 – Carla Henton

My favorite iron-on adhesive for the applique is (of course) HeatnBond EZ Print Sheets.
I run them through my printer...no tracing!

Head on over to the ThermOWeb blog to get your free Spring Sew Along patterns HERE!

Monday, March 11, 2019

Riley Blake Designs Confetti Cottons In Steampunk Bird

I had a bit of fun with Steampunk using Riley Blake Designs' Confetti Cottons.
This rolling bird is made totally with Confetti Cottons!
The solid colors were easy to incorporate into this design.

"Riley Blake Designs Confetti Cottons solid fabric is a premium quilting cotton that has a soft
 hand. Use it in your traditional or modern quilts, or on their own for a contemporary quilt style."

Steampunk Rolling Bird
Measures 42" x 52"

So many gorgeous Confetti Cotton fabrics went into this rolling bird!

A few of the beautiful colors I used:

Confetti Cottons Daffodil

Confetti Cottons Crayola Brussel Sproutlet

Confetti Cottons Beach

Confetti Cottons Crayola Cast Iron

Confetti Cottons Crayola Inchworm

Confetti Cottons Crayola Right-On-Red

The variety of colors seems endless...you'll love them!

You can find the pattern for Steampunk Rolling Bird in my Etsy Store HERE.

One of my favorite products for making my applique quilts is
Heat n Bond's EZ Print Lite Sheets. Just run the applique designs through an
inkjet printer and they are ready to iron to your fabrics. So easy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 28, 2019

A Time For All Seasons March Block Of The Month

The March block is here! A Time For All Seasons Block of the Month was off to a great
start in February with the blocks from Sew Incredibly Crazy. They were adorable!
This month is my turn to share a bit of Saint Patrick's Day fun.

End Of The Rainbow

A Wee Bit Of Ireland

Here's the basic 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)


March block patterns by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt
Find the patterns HERE and HERE

February block patterns by Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy
Find the patterns 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!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

My Day For The Benartex Home Grown Blog Hop

Benartex has a new line of fabric, Home Grown by Nancy Halvorsen, that is so beautiful. 
I feel so lucky to have been able to join this blog hop and sew with Home Grown!

It has a panel with the cutest designs and sayings on them, too.  I used four of the sections 
of the panel in my quilt , 20 fat quarters, and two different fabrics for borders and binding.

Shine, Love, Create
Quilt measures 42" x 52"

The panel

The fat quarters and yardage I used

Birds, houses, and flowers...cute!

Such a pretty heart of flowers in this panel!

Here's a few more amazing quilters sharing their projects:

Introducing Home Grown @ Sew in Love with Fabric




Nancy's Virtual Trunk Show @ Sew in Love with Fabric

Benartex is offering a giveaway of 8-10 fat quarters of Home Grown prints.
USA entries only.


The giveaway ends at midnight MST March 1, 2019.
Leave one comment for entry in the giveaway.

You can find this beautiful fabric at the Fat Quarter Shop 
*affiliate link

The pattern for Shine, Love, Create can be found in my Etsy store HERE.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Be A Diamond Blog Spots Still Available

Yep, there are still spots available for the Be A Diamond blog hop.
It's easy...just send me an email saying you'd like to be a part of the hop.
Your project must include a diamond somewhere in your project...a diamond block,
a diamond ring, a diamond in the sky, or whatever diamond rings your bell.

Your name could be among these amazing bloggers...come on, you know you want to play along!

Thursday, February 21, 2019

My Day At The Dust Off A Quilt Book Blog Hop

Bea had a great idea for a blog hop...dust of a quilt book we've had for a while and make
something from the book. The hardest part of this was deciding which project to make from
 the gazillion books I have stashed here or there. Since I enjoy designing and sewing applique,
the book I dusted off for a project was "Adorable Animal Applique" by Margie Ullery.

I got the book during a class I took at a Bernina store that was being taught by the cutest lady,
Margie Ullery from  Ribbon Candy Quilt Company. She's funny and very gifted
 in creating applique designs. There's lots of cuteness in this book!

This was the quilt I made at the Bernina class from her pattern, Hoots Hollow.

Look who else is blog hopping with me today:

Friday Feb 22nd
Bea at Beaquilter
Barbara at Bejweledquilts
Laura at sliceofpiequilts
Marian at seams to be sew

Don't forget to visit these blogs, too!

Monday Feb 18th
Turid at densyendehimmel
Pamela at Pamelaquilts
Selina at Selinaquilts
Kathleen at Kathleenmcmusing

Tuesday Feb 19th
Jennifer at curlicuecreations
Stephanie at stephjacobsondesigns
Kathy at Kathysquilts
Shasta at high road quilter
Carol at Tealeafquilts

Wednesday Feb 20th
Sharon at Vrooman’s quilts
Suzy at websterquilt
Nancy at patchworkbreeze
Brenda at songbirddesigns
Karrin at karrinscrazyworld
Denise at craftraditions

Thursday Feb 21st
Leanne at Devoted quilter
Jennifer at Dizzyquilter
 Lee Anne at Podunk Pretties
Lyndsey at Sew Many Yarns

I hope this hop has inspired you to grab one of those patterns or books that
are just sitting there waiting for you to make something creative from them!

If you love a good blog hop, there's still time to sign-up for Be A Diamond...

Thanks for stopping by!