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Monday, March 6, 2023

Contemporary Crazy Border Quilt - Dust Off a Quilt Book Blog Hop

  Today is my stop in the 

Dust Off a Quilt Book
Blog Hop
Hosted by Bea at Beaquilter.

So, here is my Contemporary Crazy Border Quilt.

The idea for the hop is to find an old quilt book on your shelf and make something from it.

Here is my book:

The Quilting Bible from the Singer Sewing Reference Library
copyright 1997

This book has been sitting in my sewing room because I was intrigued by this project:

I have had this piece of fabric forever.

It was time to use it.

My Contemporary Crazy Border Quilt was fun and totally took me away from my own
design style.  I guess that is the point of a challenge such as this.

Here is the schedule of those showing off their old quilt book projects:

March 6th

Quilting at the Farm

Lemon Tree Snippets

Creatin in the sticks You are here

Natalie (on Beaquilter)

March 7th

Quilting Gail

Thrift Shop Commando

High Road Quilter


March 8th

Kathleen McMusing

Words & Stitches

Isabella's Whimsy

DesertSky Quilting


March 9th

LC's Cottage

Cynthia's Ark

Ms P Designs USA

Just Let Me Quilt

March 10th


Karrin's Crazy World

Quilting Patchwork Applique

Julie's Quilts and Costumes

Please check them out and leave some warm and fuzzy comments.
There are some fun old books to see.

I really do need to use my books more often.
I have so many that are from the 90's but not many older than that.
Now, magazines, I have waaaaaaay too many old ones.  
It may be time to do some spring cleaning...

Thanks, Bea, this was fun!

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Cherry Not Square Project Quilting Season 14, Challenge 5

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

I'm excited to join in the challenge -  Sew Not a Square

My entry:

Cherry Not Square

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 to use NO SQUARE SHAPES.
It must include either applique, piecing, or have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.

No squares?
I've kind of developed a theme this year for the challenges of quilting tiny.  
So strip piecing (3/4" unfinished strips) and tiny triangles are the direction I went.

Cherry Not Square

Project Quilting Season 14, Challenge 5 - Sew Not a Square

Made by Carla in Dodge City, Kansas
Size: 3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Strip Piecing
Quilting on a domestic with Aurifil 50 wt thread #2311

Stuffed with crushed walnut shells

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

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Cackling Stitches BlockS of the Month - March

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

I have the pattern for Flying Lesson

If only a witch could fly like a bat.
Click Here to download the pattern - free until the end of March.

Carol at Just Let Me Quilt has the pattern for
Gala Night.

These are my versions of the blocks.

Click on the links for the free patterns (Free for the month of March).
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.

Then in February, we had 2 blocks:

Carol at Just Let Me Quilt has the pattern for
An Apple a Day in her Etsy Shop.

And Joan at Mooosestash Quilting has the pattern for
Witchville Bakery in her 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.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Rainbow Wild Star and MORE - Sweet on You Challenge

to the Sticks
 the second day of the
"Sweet on You Challenge"

Here is my finished
Rainbow Wild Star Quilt.

Joan at MooseStashQuilting invited a great group of Bloggers to
create something inspired by something they are sweet on.
Thanks, Joan, for inviting me!

First off, I am sweet on rainbow quilts.
My favorite color pallet is RAINBOW and rainbow scrappy is even more of a
"sweet on you" for me.

I participated in the Wild Star Sew-Along over on Instagram
If you click on Lindlee, she still has the pattern info available
 in her stories under the Wild Star SAL tab.

Sorry about the creases, but I just unpacked this quilt.

Here is why:

We are sweet on our Kansas City Chiefs football!
Tradition says that if the Chiefs make it to the Super Bowl,
we have to watch it in Las Vegas
at a certain party, in a certain booth,
wearing the same shirts...  
you get the idea.

We just had to do our part for the WIN.
The year we didn't go watch the super bowl in Vegas, 2021 (covid), our Chiefs lost.

And since we were going to Vegas, there were a couple of other
things we wanted to do!

Visiting my friend Carol at Just Let Me Quilt was "sweet on you" number 1!
She had just signed up for a class at one of our favorite quilt shops, 
to make seam rippers.  I was sooo in!

Eye protection first, I was so scared -
Carol was so brave and showed us all how it was done.

It starts out as a block of wood.  You can see it on the lathe.

It's so fun to play once the nerves settled down...

Zach was a great teacher.
We handled the power tools like champs!

And our final "sweet" results-

Carol's is on the left and mine is the red multi
Can you be "sweet on you" with a seam ripper?

Another "sweet on you" thing we like to do in Las Vegas is watch
our favorite college baseball player at the College of Southern Nevada

I had taken the Rainbow Wild Star quilt to Las Vegas to get pictures,
this is not what I had in mind:

It was freezing in Vegas so I was glad the quilt had made the trip with us.
I was double "sweet on you" for this quilt with a minky fabric backing that day.  

Check out the others that are "sweet on you" today:

In the end, we made it home with the win and "sweet on you" memories!
Challenge complete!