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Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Cackling Stitches Blocks of the Month - February

 It's the beginning of February
 and time
 for new Cackling Stitches 
Blocks of the Month,
for our
"Which Way to Witchville"

Carol at Just Let Me Quilt has the pattern for
An Apple a Day.

And Joan at Mooosestash Quilting has the pattern for
Witchville Bakery

These are my versions of the blocks.

Click on the links to their blogs for the free patterns (Free the month of February).
The details and pattern links can also be found on our

The center block was presented in January.

If you missed it,
the pattern is now in my Etsy Shop.

The whole quilt pattern is available for purchase HERE.

How do we run our BOM's? We try to keep them easy!

The 2023 "Which Way to Witchville" BOM runs from January 1st through September 30th.

Your quilt will be ready for Halloween! 

All block releases happen on our Cackling Stitches Facebook page HERE.

You can find fabric requirements  HERE.

On the first day of each month, we release a block pattern 
(sometimes it's more than one)
 that is free for the entire calendar month
in our Cackling Stitches Facebook Group. 

After that, those blocks go into our individual 
ETSY shops where you can purchase them for $2 each. 

New and free block(s) then appear for the new month...and so on, and so on.

Friday, January 27, 2023

A Little Quilting Buzz

 The past week was such fun with the
Shades of Blue Sew It Show It Challenge
I really enjoyed hosting.

If you missed it, be sure to click the link and check out all the wonderful blues!

As I was visiting the posts, new activities were presented
I decided to jump on board with a few.

I've never participated in a round-robin, have you?
This one is unique in that you do all the stitching.
It's a stay-at-home round-robin.
Quilting Gail has all the info HERE.

I missed the round where you show your center block.
This week is the first round and the prompt, Spool Block, is by

I had an orphan block I reworked into a spool for my 
SAHRR (Stay at Home Round Robin) 6" center block.

Then I used the tutorial provided by Home Sew By Us to make the 3" spool blocks for the first border round.
I can't wait to do the next round.
I have no idea what I'm doing, but I'm jumping in with both feet.  haha

there is a really neat challenge for the year.

There will be a prompt and a tutorial link every month
at the end of the year, we will have a full gift box.
Joy shared the fabric basket she made this month for
 and I just had to make one too.

I can't wait to see what gift we will be making next month!

Bea at BeaQuilter is hosting her annual 

The idea is you look at your shelf of quilt books and find an old one or one you haven’t used in a while and “dust it off” and then make something from the book.

I need to use those books so I'm in.
My day to post is March 6th.
Bea has all the details HERE.

Maybe one of these things sounds like fun to you too!

Monday, January 23, 2023

Shades of Blue in a Sampler

the first day of the
Shades of Blue
Sew It Show It Challenge.

I'm happy to kick things off with my
Shades of Blue Sampler Quilt.

Skill builders like sampler quilts are so fun
I created this one just to play with some quilt block designs.

9 fat quarters of Kona Solids in shades of blue with some careful cutting,
31 quilt blocks and a 
54" x 72" throw.

The plan was to offer the pattern now, but I'm planning a sew-along in the future for this one.

So, stay tuned for that.

In the meantime, it was so fun to take pictures in the snow...

After all, it's all about shades of blue this week
and what better background for blues than white?

Have fun visiting each blog and making new friends.

They have worked hard to show us some new ideas, so be sure to thank them with 
a sweet comment!

You can check out the
Pinterest Board
to stay up to date, too.

The week will definitely be blue skies ahead!


Sunday, January 22, 2023

Shades of Blue

 The Shades of Blue
Sew It - Show It Challenge
starts tomorrow!

I invited a great group of Bloggers to
create something with shades of blue.

Let's see who is up to the challenge!

Here is the line up:

Monday, January 23rd

Tuesday, January 24th

Wednesday, January 25th

Thursday, January 26th

Have fun visiting each blog and making new friends.

They have worked hard to show us some new ideas, so be sure to thank them with 
a sweet comment!

You can check out the
Pinterest Board
to stay up to date, too.

We are stitching the Blues!

Friday, January 20, 2023

Pink Pineapple - Project Quilting Season14, Challenge 2

   This is the second challenge of Season 14 of Project Quilting.

I'm excited to join in the challenge -  Pink Tint

My entry:
Pink Pineapple

this is the 10th year I'm participating.
Kim announces a challenge and you have one week to create something quilty.
Prizes can be won and it's a great way to meet new blogging friends.

The rule in this challenge is that some shade of pink must dominate this project.
It must include either applique, piecing, or have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.

It's so funny that I chose to use color for the first challenge this year.
So I went in the same direction with the second challenge.
I made a paper piece pattern with Electric Quilt.

I fink that when I am using super tiny pieces, StitchnSew Quilt Block Sheets hold together so much better than paper.  You can print directly from an inkjet printer and see your fabrics so much better while you stitch.

I found the cutest tiny quilt block fabric in my stash for the center

and stitched 85 tiny pieces to make
Pink Pineapple

Project Quilting Season 14, Challenge 2 - Pink Tint

Made by Carla in Dodge City, Kansas
Size: 5" x 5"
Foundation paper piecing, quilting on a domestic with Aurifil 50 wt thread #2437
stuffed with crushed walnut shells and fiberfill.

You can see all the other challenge projects
by clicking HERE.