Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Riley Blake Designs Bee Basics Project Tour

It's my day to be a part of the Bee Basic Project Tour for Riley Blake Designs. The new fabric line is a vintage quilting collection by Lori Holt of "Bee in My Bonnet" that is great for apparel, quilting, or home decor. The colors and designs are beautiful!

My quilt, Busy Bee Gardenmeasures 50" x 50" and uses five different fabrics from Bee Basics: Polka Dot Turquoise, Heart Blue, Stitched Flower Yellow, Tiny Daisy Macaroni, and Polka Dot Gray.

Polka Dot Gray for binding

The wagon wheel in our backyard is a great place to throw this quilt. 
I love the orange Tiny Daisy Macaroni fabric!

This guy scared the heck out of me when it ran right by the wagon wheel.

The Polka Dot Turquoise is really bright and sweet!

This REAL BEE was hiding in the flowers while I was clicking away on my camera.

Heart Blue has sweet little hearts and stitching in it.

You can find the pattern for Busy Bee Garden HERE.

Check out all the projects in this tour:

September 1 - Riley Blake Designs

September 8 - Ameroonie Designs

September 22 - Just Let Me Quilt

September 29 - Riley Blake Designs

I love using EZ Print Lite Sheets by ThermOWeb for my applique...no tracing! Just print in your inkjet printer and your designs are ready.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Hello Fall Blog Hop, First Day And My Day

"Hello Fall" is happening today...yay! I love being on the first day of a blog hop because then I have all week to relax and enjoy the amazing projects. Thanks to my favorite hostess, Carla from Creatin' in the Sticks, for this great idea and for getting us all lined up and ready to hop. As usual, she rocks my world with her inspiration and creativity! 

I love fall, mostly because Halloween happens during those months. Anything to do with that holiday makes me very happy! Though it was hard, I went with JUST FALL...no Halloween. 

Celebrating Fall Gnomes, 36" x 36" table topper

Did you know that there are a lot of websites that have names for gnomes? I didn't, but now I do!
I grabbed four of them for my fall gnomes.





Anywhere you sit at the table puts a gnome facing your way. 

Fabric from my stash worked great for this. Most of it is Northcott's Canvas fabric that I love!

Of course I used my favorite iron-on adhesive...Therm O Web EZ Print Lite Sheets. No need to trace, just run through your inkjet printer.

You really need to check out all these blogs to see what they've made!

Monday, September 21st

Tuesday, September 22nd
Wednesday, September 23rd
Thursday, September 24th

You can find the pattern for Celebrating Fall Gnomes in my Etsy shop HERE.

My Oliso purple iron is my favorite for pressing fabric. Having it pop-up when I set it down still amazes me. I have to be careful when I'm at a quilt retreat because I MIGHT forget their regular iron doesn't pop-up. That could be bad!

Oliso is having a sale on the vacuum sealers and as one of their affiliates, I said I'd share the codes to some really good deals even though it isn't sewing related.

Oliso Vacuum Sealer

Bundle and Save $50 On Oliso SmartHub + Top & Vacuum Sealer With Code BUNDLE50

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Cackling Stitches "Trick Or Treat" Sew Along Quilt Blocks

We asked the members of the Cackling Stitches Facebook Group if they preferred a mystery quilt or seeing a finished quilt before starting. It definitely leaned more towards seeing a quilt before starting a sew along or BOM. There's no guarantee that we will always show a finished quilt before starting sewing challenge, but this time the majority got their way. Here's the "Trick or Treat" quilt!

TRICK OR TREAT - 50" X 50"

The back has minky...a beautiful share of Halloween black, of course! It was quilted by my friend, Ginger, at Sew Sassy Longarm.

Each block is being released on different days, but you'll have them all in time for Halloween. The blocks will be free until the end of September. After that, the whole "Trick or Treat" pattern will be $5. No wicked whining if you miss out on the free ones...just saying.

If you want to join the FB group, Cackling Stitches, click
HERE. It's such a hair-raisingly fun group of Halloween lovers, including my partner in wickedness, Joan from Moosestash Quilting!

Here's all the blocks for "Trick or Treat"

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Sharing My "It's A Garden Party" Block Today

It's another fun row along with Marian from Seams to Be Sew. She's the queen of these row alongs every year...thanks, Marian! This year's theme is "It's A Garden Party" and we had several choices for sizes of blocks. I went with a finished size of 30" x 30" for my "Ready to Party" block.

These guys are ready for a fun time in the garden!

The fabrics I used are Canvas by Northcott, who generously gave us each a yard of fabric!

Flowers for the garden, of course!

You can find the pattern for my block HERE.

Be sure to visit the other blogs to check out what they've made!

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Blue Heron Quilting
Carolyn Butterfield
Made By Marney
Pumpkin Patch BC
The Devoted Quilter

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Bobbin In Quilts Blog
Kissed Quilts
Patchwork Breeze
Songbird Designs/Brenda's Blog
Stitchin’ at Home

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Daughters of Dorinda
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Just Let Me Quilt
Lovingly Lissa
The Quilt Rambler

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Fabric Bash/Carpe Blogum
For the Love of Geese
Kathleen McMusing
Ms P Designs USA

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Heleen Pinkster Quilt Design
Patti’s Patchwork
Quilt Schmilt
Your Sewing Friend

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Charisma’s Corner
Clever Chameleon
Dragonfly's Quilting Design Studio
Kathy's Kwilts and More
Mountain Meadow Designs

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Cynthia’s Creating Ark
Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse
Moose Stash Quilting
Tuning My Heart Quilts
Cheryl LaPlante

Thursday, October 01, 2020

Barbara Dieges
Linda B Creative
Orange Blossom Quilt Design Studio
Sunflower Stitcheries and Quilting
Ursa Minor

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Bumbleberry Stitches
Charlie's Daughter
Seams To Be Sew
The Quilting Room with Mel
Words & Stitches

Thursday, October 08, 2020

Duck Creek Mountain Quilting
Lynn's Beauty
Quilt Art
Renee's Quilting Addiction
Sew Incredibly Crazy

There's a giveaway, too!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Electric Quilt (https://www.electricquilt.com) is offering a 20% discount code off any products except for EQ Academy during the row along. The coupon code is: GARDENPARTY20.

Thanks for stopping by!