Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Fishy Fishy Baby Quilt With Crafter's Edge

It is so much fun creating with Crafter's Edge fabric dies and I love how easy they are to use! My "Fishy Fishy" quilt went together quickly using a variety of applique and fabric dies. 

"Fishy Fishy Baby Quilt" - 47" x 47"

Fabrics are from my stash of Laurel Burch fabrics. I love how bright they are!

The Crossover II has adjustable dials that help with the cutting pressure and allow for one to six layers of fabric to be cut. I used the "Fancy Fish" die, 1" circle from the Mini Circle Set 2, 5 1/2" and 7" squares from the Squares die set, and the 2 1/2" strip cutter for one of the borders.

The fish die can be cut in several ways. I chose to add extra fins and not use the scales. I love how my fish turned out! When appliqueing on any of my projects, I only use my favorite iron-on adhesive...HeatnBond Lite. It's easy to peel off from the fabric without having to score the paper.

The fish can face either way just by placing it on either the paper or fabric side.

The squares for the center of the quilt were cut using the 7" square die. I used my Accuquilt GO cutter and the Crafter's Edge adapter. Lay the die straight on the fabric and then slightly tilt both to run through the cutter. 

Using a heatproof applique acrylic sheet makes it easy to assemble any applique before adding it the fabric.

Cutting the 1" circles was a breeze with the Mini Circle Set 2. Just iron the applique adhesive to fabric and run the circle die through the machine. Perfect circles every time!

You can find the free downloadable PDF instructions for "Fishy Fishy Baby Quilt" using Crafter's Edge dies HERE

Gotta love my "crew" and all he does for me! 

Thanks for stopping by!

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 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 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

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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.

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"













For The Birds Blog Hop - My Day

 Joan at Moosestash Quilting is hosting this month's blog hop...she thinks of such fun challenges! I don't know what I'd do with...