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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Paused Stripes - Show Your Stripes Blog Hop and Giveaway

 Welcome to Creatin' in the Sticks 
and
my day - the final day for the Show Your Stripes Blog Hop.

To all that participated or commented -
Thank you so much!
I enjoy hosting blog hop events so much.

My head is swimming with all kinds of ideas
and I can't wait to get to stitching.

But first, it's my day to show my
"Paused Stripes" Quilt.


I'm working on using up the fabric in my stash this year.
This quilt was super fun to make and used up quite a few strips and little bits too.
My design was inspired by Jen Kingwell's Gypsy Quilt.


I had so much fun making 6" blocks and randomly placing them in my "stripes".
The quilting is wavy stripes and stars.


I love a color wheel-inspired quilt and made this 64" x 72" quilt an explosion of the rainbow.


I can't wait for winter to be over and the color to return outside.


We are celebrating stripes with a blog hop
and
I've invited my blogging friends to
stitch something up with stripes in mind. 

I'm sharing my day with these bloggers:



This blog hop is for everyone!
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!

Find the rest of the schedule by clicking HERE.

Follow the Pinterest Board!

Now for a
GIVEAWAY!

One of my favorite online fabric shops is 


One of my readers will receive a 
$25.00 Gift Card to go
SHOPPING!!!

You can enter every day of the hop and through the weekend.



The winner will be announced by Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021.

(if the Rafflecopter isn't showing, just click on the link to sign up.)



Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Day 3 of the Show Your Stripes Blog Hop and Giveaway

 Wow, the ideas and inspiration just keep coming from the great line up of bloggers participating in

The Show Your Stripes Blog Hop.

It's day 3 and I'm anxious to see what today's bloggers have in store for us.


We are celebrating stripes with a blog hop
and
I've invited my blogging friends to
stitch something up with stripes in mind. 

I'm excited to introduce today's line-up of bloggers.

Wednesday, February 24th


This blog hop is for everyone!
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!

Find the rest of the schedule by clicking HERE.

Follow the Pinterest Board!

Now for a
GIVEAWAY!

One of my favorite online fabric shops is 


One of my readers will receive a 
$25.00 Gift Card to go
SHOPPING!!!

Come back every day of the hop, visit all the blog posts of the day, leave a comment, 
and
 enter the giveaway.
(I've extended the time to enter to allow for everyone to visit all the blogs)


(if the Rafflecopter isn't showing, just click on the link to sign up)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The winner will be announced by Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021.


Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Show Your Stripes Continues with Day 2 and a Giveaway

  Wow, what a great day we had yesterday hopping
 and 
enjoying all the striped inspiration.

Every post yesterday was a delight to read and now we have even more to see today!


Because I am kind of a stripe fanatic, 
I've invited a great group of bloggers join me in a stripe challenge.
They signed up a couple of months ago to show us some stripes.

The Challenge: 
Add a stripe, or two, or three to your project.
It can be striped fabric, striped binding (a favorite of mine), or strips of fabric to make stripes.
It's your interpretation of a striped project.  
Anything with a stripe.  You decide.
Just "Show Your Stripes!"

I'm excited to introduce today's line-up of bloggers.

Tuesday, February 23rd


This blog hop is for everyone!
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!

Find the rest of the schedule by clicking HERE.

Follow the Pinterest Board!

Now for a
GIVEAWAY!

One of my favorite online fabric shops is 


One of my readers will receive a 
$25.00 Gift Card to go
SHOPPING!!!

Come back every day of the hop, visit all the blog posts of the day, leave a comment, 
and
 enter the giveaway.
(I've extended the time to enter to allow for everyone to visit all the blogs)


(if the Rafflecopter isn't showing, just click on the link to sign up)


The winner will be announced by Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021.

Monday, February 22, 2021

It's Day 1 of the Show Your Stripes Blog Hop and Giveaway

  Today we begin the

Show Your Stripes Blog Hop!


Because I am kind of a stripe fanatic, 
I've invited a great group of bloggers join me in a stripe challenge.
They signed up a couple of months ago to show us some stripes.

The Challenge: 
Add a stripe, or two, or three to your project.
It can be striped fabric, striped binding (a favorite of mine), or strips of fabric to make stripes.
It's your interpretation of a striped project.  
Anything with a stripe.  You decide.
Just "Show Your Stripes!"

I'm excited to introduce today's line-up of bloggers.

Monday, February 22nd


This blog hop is for everyone!
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!

Find the rest of the schedule by clicking HERE.

Follow the Pinterest Board!

Now for a
GIVEAWAY!

One of my favorite online fabric shops is 


One of my readers will receive a 
$25.00 Gift Card to go
SHOPPING!!!

Come back every day of the hop, visit all the blog posts of the day, leave a comment, 
and
 enter the giveaway.
(I've extended the time to enter to allow for everyone to visit all the blogs)


The winner will be announced by Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021.



Saturday, February 20, 2021

Pink Trail - Project Quilting Quilting Season 12, Challenge 4

  This is the fourth challenge of Season 12 of Project Quilting.

I'm excited to join in the challenge -  Snail's Trail

My entry:
Pink Trail





this is the 9th 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 rules in this challenge are that the project must be inspired by the snail's trail quilt block. It must include either applique, piecing, or have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.

I'm on a roll with paper pieced pincushions (this is my 4th)
so
I kept with my season 12 theme and made a tiny snail's trail block with some modifications.

The block is a fun one, but I wanted to add more fabrics to it.
I drew the block and divided each section into itty bitty segments.
The finished pincushion is 4" square so you can imagine how small these pieces are.
I've had inquiries into what I use for foundation paper piecing - 


I can print the pattern on the sheet from my computer and they are tough enough to allow me to stitch tiny pieces without falling apart, but I can remove the pieces easily.
I use tweezers to remove those little bits.


There is just something about pairing pink and black together.
It's one of my favorite color combinations.


I'm always looking for a chance to use Aurifil thread:  50wt # 4660 - love!


Pink Trail Pincushion

Project Quilting Season 12, Challenge 4 - Snail's Trail

Made by Carla in Dodge City, Kansas
Size: 4" x 4"
Foundation paper piecing, quilting on a domestic with Aurifil 50 wt thread
and
stuffed with crushed walnut shells


I'll say it again, as long as the challenges continue to let me make these super fun pincushions I will keep on rolling!  So much fun!!!!!!

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