Monday, September 16, 2019

Just For Fun It's A Mini "Stirring Up Trouble"

I usually like to make things big, big, and bigger, but I had fun making 
"Stirring Up Trouble" in a smaller version. It measures only 16" x 18"!

There's lots of ways to stir up some Halloween fun!

You can find it in my Etsy store HERE.


Feeling like "Stirring Up Trouble" in a big way? Find that pattern HERE.


Don't want to cut out all the pieces? You can find "Stirring Up Trouble" in a laser cut kit
at Quilted Works HERE.


It's definitely Halloween sewing time!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Crazy Busy Couple Of Weeks In My Sewing World Recap

It's been such a crazy busy couple of weeks in my sewing world, but it has been so fun!
There was a lot of overlapping of posts with same day posting...it was totally crazy.
I thought I'd do a little recap with links.

I'm so lucky to work with Therm O Web (love their products, really I do!) and this week
was no exception. I got to design four blocks for their Halloween Chills and Thrills sew along.
So exciting! The patterns are free so be sure to grab them and get busy sewing. There
will be instructions for a table runner at Therm O Web September 24th to put them all together.









Creatin' in the Sticks had the "My Favorite Block" blog hop happening...so much inspiration!
Carla is the best blog hop partner! We alternate months, which makes it easy on both of us.
I'm lucky to have her and all those amazing bloggers who jump in to share projects...love it!

I'm a huge fan of the Dresden block, so I shared my project and a few other Dresden's I've made.
You can find my post and the list of other blog hoppers HERE.


Marian at Seams To Be Sew has her fifth row along happening and I've been a part of all five.
This time it was called "Once Upon A Story" and we all shared a block of a favorite nursery
rhyme, story, or song. I picked "Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed" for my block.
I think it had something to do with the Monkey Boys in my life that made me pick that one!
You can find my block and links to the other blocks in my post HERE.


Those Monkey Boys have so much energy and keep me smiling. 
They had fun at the park during some project photo taking. The loved that water!




Sewing for Riley Blake is another of my favorite things to do. I'm really lucky and I know it.
They make it so easy and let me sew whatever pops into my head using their fabric.
Since there's a lot of crazy ideas in my head, it's a ton of fun!

This week was "Caught Red Handed" with "Cops and Robbers" fabric.
You can find that post HERE.


Sewing is definitely an uplifting and inspiring hobby that makes me feel blessed to be a part of.
I'm grateful to all of you who teach me new things and inspire me with what you make.
You rock my world!

I'm also grateful for Heat n Bond EZ Print Sheets and Aurifil Thread. 
They truly make my applique projects easier!

Heat n Bond EZ Print Lite Sheets – You’ll love these for applique because they are so easy. 
Just run the sheets through your inkjet printer and they are ready for ironing on your fabric.

Aurifil Thread – This thread is amazing for sewing. The applique blocks in these projects were 
sewn using 28 wt thread, but 40wt or 50wt works, too. Use the 50wt thread for sewing seams.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Block Four Of Therm O Web's Halloween Sew Along

Today is the last day of Therm O Web's Halloween Chills and Thrills Sew Along.
They're releasing four blocks in four days and they are all free. On September 24th
there will be a project released to use the blocks. You can still get "Frankie", "The Count",
and "Wanda Witch" by visiting the Therm O Web blog HERE.

This guy is being released today and he looks a little excited and crazy about Halloween.
Meet "Peter Pumpkin" the last block in this sew along.
You can find him at the Therm O Web blog HERE.



Supplies I used:

Heat n Bond EZ Print Lite Sheets – You’ll love these for applique because they are so easy. 
Just run the sheets through your inkjet printer and they are ready for ironing on your fabric.

Aurifil Thread – This thread is amazing for sewing. The applique blocks in these projects were 
sewn using 28 wt thread, but 40wt or 50wt works, too. Use the 50wt thread for sewing seams.


  Oliso Iron – The newest iron by Oliso is their Mini Project Iron. 
It’s perfect for any ironing project!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Riley Blake Designs Cops And Robbers Blog Tour

With quite a few members of law enforcement in my past and present family, 
Riley Blake Designs "Cops and Robbers" fabric by Shawn Wallace, totally rang my bell. 
It has the cutest dog cops and dog robbers...love it! I went with the fabric designs
and created, "Caught Red Handed" to highlight several of those sweet fabrics.

Caught Red Handed
Finished Size: 57" x 67", Quilting by Quilted Works


Rufus, the gang leader, was literally "caught red handed"!


Spike is full of trouble


Bandit is the look-out dog


One-eyed Joe is not a dog to mess with


Officer Mike is keeping his eye on all of them!


You can find "Caught Red Handed" in my Etsy store HERE.

So many cute designs in this fabric!



Check out these other blogs with "Cops and Robbers" projects:
9/19 Creamcrafts Goods

I used my favorite iron-on adhesive for the applique...love it!
Heat n Bond's EZ Print Lite Sheets can be run through an inkjet printer...no tracing!
Heat n Bond Lite comes in sheets, too.

Block Three For Therm O Web's Halloween Sew Along

I hope you've had a chance to visit the Therm O Web blog to get the free block patterns
for the Halloween "Chills and Thrills Sew Along." Therm O Web is releasing one block a
day for four days and a finished project to use the blocks on September 24th. Each applique 
block is unfinished at 10 1/2" x 10 1/2". Be sure to go get "Frankie" and "The Count" HERE.

Today's block is “Wanda Witch” who looks a little wickedly crazy!
You can find "Wanda Witch" on the Therm O Web blog HERE.



Supplies I used:

Heat n Bond EZ Print Lite Sheets – You’ll love these for applique because they are so easy. 
Just run the sheets through your inkjet printer and they are ready for ironing on your fabric.

Aurifil Thread – This thread is amazing for sewing. The applique blocks in these projects were 
sewn using 28 wt thread, but 40wt or 50wt works, too. Use the 50wt thread for sewing seams.


  Oliso Iron – The newest iron by Oliso is their Mini Project Iron. 
It’s perfect for any ironing project!



Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Block Two For Therm O Web's Halloween Sew Along

Yesterday was "Frankie's" appearance in the Therm O Web's Halloween Sew Along.
There are four free blocks in four days and a finished project on September 24th. 
All the patterns are unfinished at 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" and are FREE downloads.
If you missed "Frankie", head over to the Therm O Web blog HERE.


Today it is "The Count" with a fancy bow tie and cape. He loves to dress up!
You can get the free download of "The Count" over at the Therm O Web blog HERE.


Applique blocks and project supplies:

Heat n Bond EZ Print Lite Sheets – You’ll love these for applique because they are so easy. 
Just run the sheets through your inkjet printer and they are ready for ironing on your fabric.

Aurifil Thread – This thread is amazing for sewing. The applique blocks in these projects were 
sewn using 28 wt thread, but 40wt or 50wt works, too. Use the 50wt thread for sewing seams.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Block One For Therm O Web's Halloween Sew Along

Therm O Web has a Halloween sew along starting today called "Chills and Thrills"...so exciting!
Over the next four days they'll be releasing one free block a day for you to sew and
then on September 24th there will be a project to sew them into to. I hope you'll join
in the fun! I designed all four blocks this time and I'm so happy to share them with you!


Today's free block release is "Frankie." He's an unfinished 10 1/2" x 10 1/2" block.


“Frankie” looks a little zapped right now, but don’t be 
fooled…he’s totally ready for some Halloween fun!

Head over to the Therm O Web blog to get Frankie HERE

Applique blocks and project supplies:

Heat n Bond EZ Print Lite Sheets – You’ll love these for applique because they are so easy. 
Just run the sheets through your inkjet printer and they are ready for ironing on your fabric.

Aurifil Thread – This thread is amazing for sewing. The applique blocks in these projects were 
sewn using 28 wt thread, but 40wt or 50wt works, too. Use the 50wt thread for sewing seams.


Sunday, September 8, 2019

My Favorite Quilt Block For The Blog Hop Is A Dresden

It's happening this week! The "My Favorite Quilt Block" blog hop will last all week and
thanks to Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks, it will be so fun. You rock my world, Carla!

My favorite block is a Dresden, though there was a time that I called it a "Dreaded Dresden"
because it looked so scary to make. Once I learned it wasn't hard to sew, I was in love. 
One of my favorite versions is the Sunburst Dresden by Missouri Star Quilt Company.
It adds a little flare to a regular Dresden making it a bit more fun. I've created my own 
version and sizes for several quilts, which is easy once you know how to make a Dresden.


I love those little sunbursts!



The fabrics were fat quarters I bought on sale at Quilted Works. 
The rest of the fabrics were gathered from my stash.


Here's the video on making Jenny's version


Here's a few of my Dresden quilts (just to show I really do love a Dresden!)







This was my first Dresden


This was my second one...kind of scary embroidery on it, but I still love it.



You just have to check out these amazing "My Favorite Quilt Block" bloggers!

Monday, September 9th


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Wednesday, September 11th


Thursday, September 12th


Friday, September 13th

Thanks for stopping by to see my favorite block!