Sunday, June 23, 2024

Cackling Stitches Prowling Pumpkins Mini Quilt

We have a Facebook page for Halloween lovers, Cackling Stitches, where we share
free patterns, sew alongs, and block of the month patterns.
We'd love to have you join in!
Check it out HERE!


This week I added a free pattern to the Cackling Stitches page:


"Prowling Pumpkins" is a 12" x 14" mini quilt with three interesting characters:

PETRIFIED PETE


FREAKY FANNIE


GHOSTLY GRAYSON


You can find the "Prowling Pumpkins" free pattern HERE.


Thursday, June 20, 2024

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 without Joan pushing and shoving me when I'm not feeling the sewing bug.
(Don't tell her, but sometimes I'm grateful that she is a little wicked and bossy.)


"For the Birds" challenge was:

Angry birds, crazy birds, whimsical birds, or flying geese. 
If it's a bird, this is their time to show their colors.

I had a hard time wrapping my head around what to make. 
I dug through fabric in my stash looking for bird fabric. Surprise!
I found a who-knows-when-I-bought-it laser cut applique kit 
from a quilt store in Utah, Quilted Works.

I met the challenge!



It's not hard to find bird projects online, but I was just not getting any "bird vibes"
and my knee was not cooperating. My doctor said it is being an "Angry Knee." LOL
Thank goodness for that cute pillow kit. It's not in me to fail a challenge!

With a couple days left until my day, I limped into my sewing room to finish another bird project 
I had started. I usually design my own applique, but RazBeca had some really cute bird patterns 
that I loved. Of course, mine has a wicked little Halloween theme with J. Wecker Frisch fabrics.





With the 4th of July coming soon, here's a free pattern for a mini quilt I made years ago:



Look at all these birdies who've been sewing their wings off to be here this week:

June 17

June 18
 
June 19
 
June 20

I'm hosting the next blog hop, "Something Smells Fishy."


Challenge:
Fish or creatures from the ocean in fabrics, appliques, quilts, stuffies, or bags.
If it looks fishy, it meets the challenge.
It must be something new you've sewn for this hop.

Email me if you want to play along with your blog, Facebook, or Instagram page.
I need the URL to add you to the blog list.

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