Saturday, May 28, 2016

Splash - There's Always That One Bird - A bonus block for In Our Garden BOM

May has been my month
to share the quilt blocks I designed for the
IN OUR GARDEN BOM.

Today I would like to offer one more block
if you would like to have a silly little bird.

Splash





There's always that one bird...

The original block has pretty birds,

 but sometimes a silly one may be just what you need to smile.  Splash is made with Riley Blake Botanique fabrics, Aurifil thread, and Thermoweb Heat n Bond lite.  The bird fabric is from a bundle of Riley Blake solids.



The In Our Garden BOM is
hosted by Amy over at Sew Incredibly Crazy.
Every month a new designer will release two new patterns, one pieced and one appliqued, 
with a fun garden theme.

My month is almost over and two new blocks will be introduced.

Here is the list of bloggers and the months
February - Blocks 1 and 2


March - Blocks 3 and 4

Carol – Just Let Me Quilt 

April -  Blocks 4 and 5

Bonus Block


May - Blocks 7 and 8
Bonus Block
Carla - Creatin' in the Sticks

Still to come:
June
Sue – Super Mom No Cape
July
Joan – Moosestash Quilting
August
Kris – Kris Loves Fabric
September
Pat – Life in the Scrapatch
October
Vicki – More Stars in Comanche
November
Lana – It Seams to be Sew
December
Jan - Sew and Sow Farm
January
Amy – Sew Incredibly Crazy– Final Blocks and wrap up
There's a group Facebook page HERE 
 and a Flickr Group 
where everyone has been sharing garden blocks.

If you have made blocks for May, there is a chance for a great fabric prize!
OR
Maybe you just want to look at all the beautiful ways these blocks have been made this month.
Click HERE for the Link Up Page.

But WAIT...

You have a few more days to enter a giveaway right here.

Thank you Fat Quarter Shop for sponsoring this giveaway!
To enter, leave a comment and tell the Rafflecopter you did!!!

Giveaway ends May 31, 2016.
Winner announced by June 3rd.


Visit Carla - Creatin's Craftsy Pattern Store »

Hope you enjoy my patterns. 
 I am so excited to put them into a quilt!!


Friday, May 27, 2016

Happy Hexies - H2H Charity Quilt Challenge

Last week when I finished Happy Hippos for the H2H Charity Quilt Challenge
I mentioned this quilt.
Happy Hexies is a FINISH!!
On time to donate, too!


These hexie blocks have been laying around for almost a year.
I made 2 of them and the others came from some of the ladies in my Modern Block Party Group.


My month was towards the end of the group's year and I didn't receive all of the blocks for a full quilt, so I made this throw to donate to Happy Chemo.  
Happy Chemo is an organization that provides quilts and comfort for chemo patients.

I had a lot of help with the quilt, including the photography....


The binding is pieced from all the leftover fabrics.

I used this quilt to practice some of the pre-loaded quilt patterns on the Handi Quilter.
I can't believe how fun it is.  I have a lot to learn, but it's starting to be a little easier.


Here is a picture of the back to show a little more of the quilting.


Happy Hexies is a 48" x 60" throw and is labeled and ready to ship.


Hope they like it.



Saturday, May 21, 2016

Happy Hippo - H2H Charity Quilt Challenge

is hosting
the
Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge.


This is my 4th year to participate and the first year I am finished before the link up deadline.  (:


Although I really wanted to make 2 quilts this year, I'm feelling great about finishing one.


 I used 5" charms in Kona Solids (mainly colors from the Sunset collection)
and stash fabric (giraffe print and animals).
I used Missouri Star Quilt Company's 
Wonky Star tutorial as my inspiration for the pattern.


This quilt, Happy Hippo, will be donated to 
an organization that provides quilts and comfort for chemo patients.
I made this one for a child.  It's so sad to think of children fighting cancer and I hope this little quilt can comfort and maybe bring a smile.
The quilt is 45" x 45" and is the first quilt I have quilted with my Handi Quilter.


 I have another quilt top on the frame for the H2H challenge and another week to finish it so I may have another donation.  I'm using this challenge as an opportunity to play on the long arm or at least practise some of the patterns.

Happy Weekend!
AND
Don't forget about the 
$25.00 Fat Quarter Shop Gift Certificate
to be given away on May 31st, 

Friday, May 6, 2016

Quilt Blocks, Road Side Art Draws Attention, a Gift, and Potholders - that's a lot in a week

It was a big week for us here in the sticks.

On May 1st, my block designs were released for the


If you are looking for the patterns
HERE is the link to the page.

This week my hubby was interviewed for the local newspaper about his metal art out here in the sticks and he made the front page.




My mailbox brought a huge gift this week.
I won a giveaway from Thermoweb for National Craft month
and
I couldn't wait to use it.

OLISO® PRO™ TG1600 SMART IRON



This iron is as wonderful as I thought it would be.
Thank you, Thermoweb and Oliso!!!!!

My focus is now on Mother's day so I'm making some potholders.
I used the patterns for the BOM and shrunk them down a little to make them 8 1/2".



If you missed it, the free pattern links for the blocks are on this POST.
AND
Be sure and sign up for the 

Happy Mother's Day!!!


Saturday, April 30, 2016

In Our Garden BOM - May Blocks 7 & 8 and a Giveaway!

Today is MAY DAY!!
And my month to share the quilt blocks I designed for the
IN OUR GARDEN BOM.




Hosted by Amy over at Sew Incredibly Crazy.
Every month a new designer will release two new patterns, one pieced and one appliqued, 
with a fun garden theme.

Here are the May blocks 
and
you can download the free patterns!

Bath Time and Flower Box



Flower Box
Block 7
May's pieced block



Click HERE for the pattern.

I design this pieced quilt block to show off a focus fabric in the large center.
I have lots of floral in my Riley Blake Botanique fabrics for this quilt and can't wait to make another one of these blocks to show them off.


Bath Time
Block 8
May's applique block



Click here for the pattern.

Every garden needs a bird bath and my irises are blooming. 
 I designed another bird for this one but went with the pretty birds instead.  I will make another with my funny bird later in the month.
I used my  Riley Blake Botanique fabrics, Aurifil thread, and Thermoweb Heat n Bond lite for this block.  The bird bath fabric is from a bundle of Riley Blake solids.


Here is the list of bloggers and the months
February
Blocks 1 and 2

March
Blocks 3 and 4
Carol – Just Let Me Quilt 

April
Blocks 4 and 5

Bonus Block


May
Blocks 7 and 8Carla – Creatin’ in the Sticks
Still to come:
June
Sue – Super Mom No Cape
July
Joan – Moosestash Quilting
August
Kris – Kris Loves Fabric
September
Pat – Life in the Scrapatch
October
Vicki – More Stars in Comanche
November
Lana – It Seams to be Sew
December
Jan - Sew and Sow Farm
January
Amy – Sew Incredibly Crazy– Final Blocks and wrap up
There's a group Facebook page HERE 
 and a Flickr Group 
where everyone has been sharing garden blocks.
There will be a link up as we finish this month's blocks
and
Participants are able to win quilty prizes!!

Thank you Amy for hosting this fun BOM
and
thank you 
for providing my fabrics - Botanique by designer Lila Tueller.



One more thing...
Thank you Fat Quarter Shop for sponsoring this give away!
To enter, leave a comment and tell the Rafflecopter you did!!!

Giveaway ends May 31, 2016.
Winner announced by June 3rd.


Visit Carla - Creatin's Craftsy Pattern Store »