Friday, May 1, 2015

Friday (or so) Finishes

I haven't been sharing much
but I have been sewing a little.

I finished this quilt top for the

There is Miss Molly, my little (big) helper.  
Out here in western Kansas the wind never stops.  To take a photo of a flimsy, you must allow for the wind and just get on your knees to take a shot looking up.  lol

I finished this bed quilt for a friend.

She had the denim squares and the blue fabric and asked me to put them together for her niece.
This will be for a high school graduation gift.  It's big enough for a full sized bed, but will be plenty large enough for a dorm room bed for next year.

My friend had purchased the denim squares from an individual.  I think they were all supposed to be 6" but some were larger and some smaller.  Ugh.  That was a challenge.
Some even had spandex in them.  Another ugh.   I didn't use those.... 
My friend will let me do the designing and purchasing next time she needs a quilt.  This one took WAY longer than it should have.

My friend also wanted a quillow  (quilt with a pocket to fold it into a pillow) for another niece.

This time I chose the fabrics... wink.  This is for a photography buff who is graduating this month.  The camera fabric is Michael Miller.  I used minky fabric on one side and camera fabric on the other.

I was queen of my modern block party in April and have been receiving blocks in the mail.  It's so fun and I hope to start putting the quilt together as soon as all the blocks arrive.

Have a happy May day!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Have a Latte Blog Hop - PERK POWER!

Welcome to Creatin' in the Sticks 
my stop in the 
Have a Latte blog hop.

How 'bout I pour you a cup of 
Perk Power?

That's how my grandparents always made coffee.  I remember waking up at their house and smelling the coffee perking on the stove.  That was the best smell...

I've been exploring new techniques and made the coffee pot and the handle of the coffee cup with bias tape.  Perk Power was made similar to the quilt, Love You to Pieces,  a finish in February.

Perk Power
was created with

The sashing is Robert Kaufman Kona cotton in black.

The quilting is whimsical swirls (thanks to my friend Vickie for inspiration) and straight line quilting from the pot to the cup to draw the eye all with
Aurifil 50 wt #4012

I just love that line, "Good Coffee, Good Day!"
(I have been better about labeling my quilts)

Moda marble for the back and a strip of Have a Latte fabrics to make it as fun as the front.  

The binding is a mix of Latte fabric and Kona black.

I'll be out on the patio enjoying a cup of java and checking out the other posts of the day.

        April 17
    Creatin' in the Sticks you are here

Thank you Joan  for cheering and organizing this hop.
You always make me smile.

Thanks to Madame Samm and Clothworks for the opportunity to participate in this 
 caffeinated blog hop!!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Have a Latte Blog Hop - sneak peak...

It's time 


Joan over at MooseStash Quilting has set the schedule
bloggers are creating projects

I will be posting on Friday, but here is a sneak peak

Thank you Madame Samm and Clothworks for this wonderful opportunity.

Here is the complete schedule so you can be inspired by these caffeinated quilters:

April 13

        April 14

          April 15
  April 16

  April 17

  April 20

  April 21

  April 22

  April 23

Enjoy the hop and be sure to come back Friday to see my little spot of java goodness.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Tweet Dancette - Project Quilting Season 6 Challenge 6 - Isn't That Charming?

It's hard to believe, but this is the final challenge for 
Project Quilting Season 6.

My finish for challenge 6 
"Isn't that charming"
Tweet Dancette

Project Quilting is the brainstorm of

A challenge is presented and you have one week to link up
a project of your interpretation of the challenge.

The Challenge: Isn't That Charming?

This week we're going to use Charms.  Charms are 5 inch squares of fabric.  Many of you probably have charm packs in your stash.  Or if you don't you can cut your own 5 inch squares from any fabric you choose.
  1. The entire right front side of your project must be constructed using charm squares. The only exception is the binding. It can be cut from yardage along with backings, linings, etc, that will not show on the right front side of your project.
  2. You must use at least 20 charm squares.
  3. The charms squares can be cut and manipulated in any way you choose.
  4. Embellishments can be added, but are not required.
  5. Your project does not need to be a traditional quilt, but must meet at least one of these requirements:
    1. Include patchwork.
    2. Include appliqué.
    3. Have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.
  6. Your project must have a name.
  7. Projects must be FINISHED and LINKED UP by Sunday, March 22nd at Noon, CDT.

I've had these charms for quite awhile and this seemed to be the perfect opportunity to use them.
I cut more charms of Kona solid in silver.

I then set to work on about a billion  120 half square triangles.

I haven't made a chevron quilt until now.
Oh, points, points, points....

Once the blocks were all put together, I felt like a little embellishment was needed.
Inspired by a blog hop with all kinds of little birds I decided to add that "tweet" inspiration.
I embroidered the little birds perched on a few of those points.

The back and binding is from Basic Grey Sweet Serenade (Moda).
I had it in my stash and have always thought it was part of the Noteworthy line.
It wasn't until I started preparing the fabric for the back that I realized those little birds weren't the same.  

Here is a closer look for the little birds. 

I quilted a meander stitch because it is fast. 
One week isn't a lot of time....

Isn’t that Charming?–Challenge 6 of Project QUILTING

Tweet Dancette

Made by Carla in Dodge City, Kansas

Size: 40" x 48"

Fabric:  2 charm packs of Noteworthy by Moda
Kona solid in silver

Hand embroidery and piecing

Quilting - stippled by me on my domestic machine with Aurifil 50 wt. #2615

You can see all the other challenge projects and vote for your favorites starting at noon central on
March 22, 2015
by clicking
Tweet Dancette is # 50

I hope to do a recap of the 6 Project Quilting Season 6 quilts I've made later in the week.
It's been a great season, but I know one man that may be glad it's over for the year....
Guess I owe him a few meals.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Hands 2 Help Quilt Challenge - Sign Ups Start Now!

This will be the third year I have participated in
Hands 2 Help Charity Quilt Challenge
over at
Confessions of a Fabric Addict
and you can join too!

Confessions Of A Fabric Addict

Sign ups start today and go until Saturday, March 21st.

The challenge is to use your hands to help others.
Quilts are made and donated to your choice of 3 charities.
All the details are over at Sarah's blog and you should check it out.
There are all kinds of prizes too!

Hope you had a great weekend!

My BFF from high school came for a visit and spent some time here in the sticks.
We really had a fantastic time.

My babies surprised me with an afternoon of fun over the weekend, too.

So I don't have any sewing to show, but I hope to do a little tomorrow.