Thursday, August 30, 2018

It's A Wild Life September Block Of The Month

It's the 1st of September so that means another It's A Wild Life block for the 
Sew Incredibly Crazy BOM. Lucky me...it was my turn to create a new block! 

He's So Foxy!


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:

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



There's a Facebook page for information and sharing, too.

It's never too late to join in on It's A Wild Life!


Saturday, August 25, 2018

Adventures In Babysitting Luna The Puppy

I offered to watch the newest grandpuppy, Luna, who is about 10 months old and was just adopted 
about a week ago. Due to an unexpected trip out-of-town, she was all mine for a couple days.
It's been a very long time since I've had a puppy to take care of.
It has definitely been an adventure in babysitting!


She took me for walks and I learned that when she sees another dog her bark
sounds like the scariest dog in the world. My son says she just wants to play.
The lady didn't look like she wanted Luna to play with her dog.


Every pillow in the condo is up high because she was chewing on all of them.
I'd forgotten what it was like to have a puppy!


I bought her a chew toy hoping it would stop her from chewing on my hands and pillows.


It lasted about two minutes. The other two toys I bought didn't last very long either.
PetSmart was good about taking them back.


This one is a winner!
It sounds like a barbell when it drops on the floor and is really tough.
It's lasted a whole day, so my hopes are high for this one.


Working on my laptop has been impossible.


She was either on my head or on my lap.


To write this post I gave her a pork thingy. It lasted five minutes,
but it wore her out enough that she settled down.


I love how peaceful it is when the baby is sleeping. Whew! Maybe I can read my emails
 and take a shower now. It brings back memories of when I was a young mom.
But, I'm not a young mom and I'm worn out. I think I'll just take a nap while she's sleeping!


This post is also shared in Whims and Fancies Wandering Camera.
Check out all the amazing photos Soma shared!



Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Christmas Snow Puppy Quilt Or Wallhanging Using Snowlandia Fabric

Being a little ahead of the Christmas sewing rush is always a great feeling…I love it! 
I'm over at on the Therm O Web blog today sharing Christmas Snow Puppy...check it out!
While you're there, look around at all the other amazing creations in fabric and paper.

Christmas Snow Puppy
Finished size: 40" x 40"



I loved using Blend Fabrics Snowlandia designs by Maude Asbury for Christmas Snow Puppy.
The fabrics will look adorable in any sewing project! 


Lots of dogs AND cats having some winter fun.



Stitch n Sew Fleece Sew-in High Loft is just the right weight keep those fur babies 
warm and comfortable, and using Therm O Web Spray n Bond Basting Adhesive to 
layer the fabric and batting together made it so easy to quilt. 


I like to use this method for assembling small quilts: Protect the area where you will be
 working by placing an old sheet or paper under and around  the area you’ll be spraying. 
Place the fleece/batting on your working surface. Using the Spray N Bond Adhesive, 
spray about 6-8 inches across the top portion of the fleece/batting from one edge to the 
other. Place the wrong side of quilt backing face down  over the sprayed surface of batting.

Smooth fabric to ensure it adheres to the sprayed fabric. Continue this method of spraying
 and smoothing just 6-8 inches at a time  until you reach the bottom of the quilt back. Check
 for creases or folds. Turn over to have fleece/batting facing up. Add quilt front, wrong side 
down, to fleece/batting using the same spray and smooth method as the backing. 
Trim edges and square-up quilt. Quilt as desired.




Here's a tip for appliqueing white fabrics over dark fabrics: 
When applying white applique designs over a darker printed fabric, sometimes the bottom
 fabric will show through. To avoid this, here’s what I do to keep it from happening:

Take two pieces of white fabric.


 Spray one side of one piece with Therm O Web Spray n Bond Basting Adhesive
lay second piece of fabric over the sprayed area matching edges.


Trace design on smooth side of Heat n Bond Lite, Iron-on Adhesive.

 

Iron applique, rough side down, on either side of the two sprayed sections of fabric. 
Cut out applique designs. 


Peel off paper liner from the backs of applique pieces...it is so easy to peel off!
 Place applique, adhesive side down,  on right side of fabric. Press each section
 following manufacturer’s directions until entire piece is bonded. Let cool.


You can find Christmas Snow Puppy in Just Let Me Quilt’s Craftsy store HERE.




The "April Showers" Blog Hop Starts Today

Joan at Moosestash Quilting is hosting this month's blog hop, "April Showers." JOAN'S APRIL BLOG HOP CHALLENGE:  "APR...