Thursday, December 8, 2016

Happy New Year Mini - Let the Ball Drop - Free Pattern

Today I am over at the Thermoweb blog
sharing a free pattern.

 It won’t be long before the ball will be dropping in Times Square and the new year will begin. If you can’t be in New York for the celebration, why not bring a little Times Square to your own New Year Celebration.  

This fusible applique Let The Ball Drop mini quilt can hang on the front door to greet guests or would be perfect to decorate the party table.  

The secret to making this one quickly is Heat N Bond Lite EZ Print Sheets.  The pattern is ready for you to print without tracing anything.

The finished size is 16” x 20 ½”

I used Moda Grunge fabrics for this one and Aurifil 50 wt thread for the piecing and quilting.
The quilt is sandwiched with StitchNSew Fleece to really show the quilting.

I would love for you to try this pattern and give your feedback.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Virtual Cookie Exchange Blog Hop 2016 - Coconut Cookie Recipe

Today I am joining other bloggers in a
Virtual Cookie Exchange
hosted by

Carol at Just Let Me Quilt.

Welcome to
Creatin' in the Sticks
Merry Christmas!

If you love coconut as much as I do, you'll love this recipe.

I don't have any special reason for making these cookies during the holidays except that my family loves them.
I have to make 2 batches of these to make them last longer than one day.

These cookies are so easy and are just as delicious plain as they are all dressed up with 
chocolate and toasted coconut.

Coconut Cookies
Yield  about 2 dozen cookies

1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg (room temperature)
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1/2 t. almond extract
1/2 t. vanilla
1 1/2 cup coconut

Preheat oven to 350°. 
Line cookie 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper to prevent sticking.  Cream together butter and sugars.  Add egg to the mixture.  Combine flour, soda, and salt in a separate bowl.  Gradually add dry mix to butter mixture.  Add almond extract and vanilla.  Mix in coconut.  
Use a small scoop (tablespoon size) to drop on parchment paper lined cookie sheets and bake for 9 minutes.  Cookies will be perfectly chewy when they are a little under-baked and then cooled.  


1 cup coconut - I use sweetened flake coconut

4 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate (melted)

 Put 1 cup of coconut in a shallow baking pan and bake, stirring occasionally until toasted.  7-10 minutes or longer if you want more caramel color.   Set aside.
Spoon half of the top of cooled cookie with a thin layer of chocolate and cover with toasted coconut. Set on parchment paper until chocolate is set.

If you want more cookie recipes, you are in luck.

Here is the whole schedule for more great cookie recipes:

December 5

December 6
Creatin’ in the Sticks You are here!

December 7

December 8
Just Let Me Quilt

Thanks for visiting and have a happy holiday season!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Need Cookie Recipes?

Starting tomorrow there will be lots of fun happening over at 
for the first day of the 
Virtual Cookie Exchange Blog Hop.

If you need cookie recipes or if you want in on the giveaway,
 follow along as bloggers show off some sweet little goodies.

Here at Creatin' in the Sticks we've been baking and tasting to make sure to bring you a really yummy treat on Tuesday, December 6th.

Here is the whole schedule:

December 5

December 6

December 7

December 8

Happy eating!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sale

Thermoweb is having a huge sale for black Friday and Cyber Monday.

If you need supplies, this is the time to make your purchase.

Enjoy by just clicking below!

Friday, November 18, 2016

In Our Garden Blocks for November

In Our Garden Block of the Month blog hop
Hosted by Amy over at 
has the cutest blocks and I've kept up with the blocks all year (so far).
Every month one designer shares an applique block and a pieced block
and by January this will be a super cute quilt.

The weather is frightful here today so please excuse the inside pictures, but I wanted to post my Friday finish in a timely fashion.
If I took these blocks outside today they would end up in Oklahoma.

This months block were designed by Lana over at It Seams to be Sew and are fast to make.

Lana loves anything bunnies so she designed a little Pilgrim bunny harvesting the last of the carrots and corn flowers for the applique block.  Of course I used my favorite fabric iron on adhesive by ThermowebHeatnBond® Lite, for the fusible appliques.

The pieced block this month is a pinwheel.  How appropriate for this super windy day!

 I was lucky enough to receive Riley Blake fabrics for this quilt.
That pinwheel is so pretty with  fabrics in Botanique by fabric designer Lila Tueller.

There is still time to jump in and make this quilt with us!

Here is the list of bloggers and the months with links to find the 
blocks and patterns:

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

June - Blocks 9 and 10

July- Blocks 11 and 12

August - Blocks 13 and 14

September - Blocks 15 and 16

Bonus Block

October - Blocks 17 and 18

November- Blocks 19 and 20

Still to come:

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.

Join in on all this fun!!!

My friend and our hostess, Amy Warner, was featured on Pat Sloan's American Patchwork and Quilting Pod Cast this week. 

 Listen to her by clicking HERE.
It is a great interview and fun to hear her sweet voice!