Saturday, September 29, 2018

It's A Wild Life October Block Of The Month

Joan at Moosestash Quilting let her moose loose a little early for the
"It's A Wild Life" October Block of The Month...loving it!

Here's my version using Riley Blake Designs fabrics:


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:

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!


Thursday, September 27, 2018

Riley Blake Designs' "So Ruby" Fabric Is Beautifully Red And White

Making a red and white quilt has been on my to-do list for a long time, so when I was asked
by Riley Blake Designs if I would sew something with "So Ruby" I was totally in! It's red,
it's white, and it's beautiful...it made my dream come true for a red and white quilt.

Ruby Rabbit's Garden
Finished size: 42" x 50"



"So Ruby" has a lot of variety in its red and white fabrics by Carina Gardner.


A little checkerboard look for Ruby Rabbit's Garden.


A ruffle is a sweet addition to this garden.


Fabric flowers and buttons...a great combination!


The flowers are easy and fast to make:

Cut five 3 ½” x 3 ½” squares for each flower.

Fold squares in half diagonally; press. Fold in half again diagonally; press. 
Repeat to make five petals.

Using embroidery thread or a double strand of thread, sew a basting 
stitch along raw edge of all five petals to join them.

Pull needle to gather thread and petals together into a circle. 
Sew a small knotted stitch to join petals. 
Stitch flower in place and sew a button over opening.


Here's the list of Riley Blake Designs "So Ruby" blog tour participants:

September 28 - Just Let Me Quilt - Me
October 5 - Jedi Craft Girl
October 12 - Why Not Sew?



You can find the entire "Ruby Rabbit's Garden" pattern in my Craftsy store HERE.


*Just a note about washing this quilt: Yes, I washed it before taking this picture. No, the colors
did not run because I threw a Shout Color Catcher into the wash with it. I love these sheets!
Prewashing red fabrics is usually a good idea, but I didn't do that. I put a lot of faith in these
sheets and have never had the dyes in a quilt run. Let's hope there's never a "first time", but so
 far I'm happy using them! You can find them at grocery stores, Target, Walmart, and Amazon.


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Wandering Camera In September

I did a lot of wandering this month, but not to any exotic locations.
Most of the time was spent near my home or with family.
Life was good this month!

It's been a very busy time in my quilting world...lots of projects happening!


There's was rainy weather, flash flooding, and flowing rivers near
a favorite restaurant with amazing views. They have yummy breakfast treats!



Then there was less water and more hot temperatures later in the month at the same location.



Some flowers will bloom no matter how hot it is. There's joy in that!


A birthday celebration brought the family together for good times.


Even at 14 years old, he's still a little boy at heart.


This little guy kept posing for the camera, dirty face and all...I love him tons!
I remember years ago overhearing a young couple with no children observe a small child
with a very dirty face and runny nose. They said when they had children they would
NEVER allow them to have a dirty face. I still laugh at how naive they were. 
Kids almost ALWAYS have a dirty face and a runny nose and we love them anyway!


One day my sister and I happened upon this shack in our neighborhood.
We couldn't believe we'd lived here so long and never seen this!
I took my husband there to take photos of a sewing project and enjoyed
the adventure of looking around. There was no graffiti...surprise! 



Thanks for stopping by today for a quick view of my September Wandering Camera.
Check out Soma's amazing camera shots over at Whims and Fancies!



Monday, September 24, 2018

Canoe Time! Bonus Block For Sew Incredibly Crazy It's A Wild Life

Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy has us living the wild life...
in her It's A Wild Life block of the month, that is!

Every once in a while we release a bonus block just for fun, so...

Canoe Time!


You can find "Canoe Time" in my Craftsy store HERE.

Joan at Moosestash Quilting has a new block coming out on October 1st and it is so cute!

You can find the list of all the blocks at Sew Incredibly Crazy.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Ms. Winifred's Closet Is A Laser Cut Kit At Quilted Works

I did a little shriek, eek, and oh-my-gosh when I saw Ms. Winifred's Closet made into a 
laser cut kit at Quilted Works in different fabrics then I used. Then I saw it sewn together
 and quilted...WOWZERS! They did an amazing job on it...love it!


You can find the laser cut kit on their website HERE.

If you'd rather use your own fabric and cut out the applique pieces,
you can find the pattern in my Craftsy store HERE.

My quilt was made with Riley Blake Designs' "Cats, Bats, and Jacks."
I think they both look so fun!


Thank you, Quilted Works, for creating a laser cut kit for this!