Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Spring Flowers Sew Along - Sweet Aster Quilt Block

It's the first day of Spring
 and
I'm so excited to join the 
talented Thermoweb designers
 for a 


Today I am sharing this quilt block:

There are 4 quilt blocks and the patterns are all free.

I have the quilt blocks all ready for a project.
Here are my blocks:

Carol from Just Let Me Quilt is sharing her Spring Is Here pattern.


Amy from Sew Incredibly Crazy is sharing her Busy Bee pattern.


Kim from Persimon Dreams is sharing her Flower Girl pattern.


The fabrics I'm using are from
and the thread I used to stitch around the applique is
Aurifil thread:  50wt #2692



 I'm using HeatNBond EZ Print Lite to print the patterns right on the fusible adhesive to create the Spring Flowers blocks.  
Just print, fuse, cut, bond, and stitch.  It's that easy.

Head over to the Thermoweb Blog
to download the FREE patterns
and
Quilt Along
 with us.



I'll have a project with all the blocks to share on March 29th over on the Thermoweb blog.
I've been having some Flower Fun.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Text Effects - Project Quilting Season 10, Challenge 5

This is the fifth of six challenges for Season 10 
Project Quilting.

I'm excited to join in this challenge, "Abecedarius"

My entry:

Text Effects


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:

  1. Your project must be about the alphabet.
  2. Projects need to be created during the week of the challenge (started on or after March 3, finished by March 10).
  3. Your project does not need to be a traditional quilt, but must meet at least one of these three requirements: include patchwork, include appliqué, have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.
  4. Incomplete or unfinished does not qualify. Every challenge piece must be a FINISHED project seen through from INCEPTION to COMPLETION during the challenge timeline.
  5. Link up by Sunday, March 10 at noon CDT
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I have to admit, this challenge threw me a little.
It wasn't until I was working on writing a pattern this week when it occurred to me that this was my chance to play with the word art in Microsoft Word.
I've always kind of wanted to play with that little button...


So I created my letter patterns in Word, reversed the pattern and printed the letters right onto HeatnBond EZ Print Lite 
(no tracing!)

Next, I used the color wheel for my inspiration and grabbed my box of Kona solids for the fabrics.
I pulled all the Aurifil 50 wt. threads I had that could match the fabrics, made the quilt sandwich and stitched around the letters.


I quilted the rest with a circular pattern in Aurifil 50 wt #2024


I thought this would make a cute pillow, so I made an envelope back and used the Kona purple fabric for the binding.


Text Effects

Project Quilting Season 10, Challenge 5 - Abecedarius 
Made by Carla in Dodge City, Kansas
Size: 15" x 15"
Word Art Letters in Rainbow Colors, Applique, Pillow Back
Circular Quilting with Aurifil 50 wt. on my domestic machine


You can see all the other challenge projects and vote for your favorites starting at noon central on
March 10th
by clicking 
This one is #88

This project made me so happy to be able to pull all those rainbow colors and brighten up the studio. I used to use bright colors so much more and  I love them so much. 
Maybe it's time to do more!!!

Have a "Rainbow Bright" kind of day.


Friday, March 1, 2019

A Time For All Seasons - March Blocks

Today is the first day of March
and time for new blocks 
for
Block of the Month.

Our team of designers is so excited about this new 
Block of the Month
 and
love showing new blocks each month.

We have 2 new blocks for March!

End of the Rainbow


and

A Wee Bit of Luck


Carol at Just Let Me Quilt 
designed this month's blocks.

Aren't they the cutest?

Find Carol's pattern information by clicking HERE.


You can find a list of the fabric requirements and more information about the
Block of the Month
by clicking HERE.


I love printing the applique patterns right on the fusible adhesive with
(no tracing!)

I'm stitching around my appliques with


It's a nice neutral color for all the pieces and the thread is awesome.

Join us for this fun Block of the Month. 
 There are over 3000 friends on the Facebook group and we are having a blast.
Everyone is so encouraging.

Come have some fun with us.

Friday, February 22, 2019

A-Moozing - Project Quilting Season 10, Challenge 4

This is the fourth challenge of Season 10 
Project Quilting.

I'm excited to join in this challenge, "Pixel Play"

My entry:

A-moozing


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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:

  1. Be inspired by digital pixelization.
  2. Projects need to be created during the week of the challenge (started on or after February 17, finished by February 24).
  3. Your project does not need to be a traditional quilt, but must meet at least one of these three requirements: include patchwork, include appliqué, have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.
  4. Incomplete or unfinished does not qualify. Every challenge piece must be a FINISHED project seen through from INCEPTION to COMPLETION during the challenge timeline.
  5. Link up by Sunday, February 24 at noon CST 
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The challenge is something I've always been interested in and have made a few quilts using various techniques to create pixeled looks.

I have been involved in two blog hops (at the same time)
 and had a challenge for 
Island Batik this week.
All while trying to recover from surgery.
(I planned ahead, but my social media has been lacking - sorry)

So this was my chance to go small, and I mean small.

After all, it's been "mini" week here in the Sticks- this is #4.


marked a 3/4" grid on the non-fusible side of HeatnBond lightweight interfacing with a sharpie marker, cut out fabric in 3/4" squares, and made my design.  
Next, I laid out the fabrics on the fusible side, bonded them, and then started stitching 1/4" seams.  The interfacing helps to keep everything in place.
The seams have to be trimmed to 1/8" to reduce the bulk.


A-Moozing

Project Quilting Season 10, Challenge 4 - Pixel Play
Made by Carla in Dodge City, Kansas
Size: 4" x 4 1/2"
Interfacing piecing 1/4" finished squares - the smallest quilt for me 
free motion quilting with Aurifil 50 wt in pixels


You can see all the other challenge projects and vote for your favorites starting at noon central on
February 10th
by clicking 
This one is #25
Ha, I've never been that early in the numbering!

Have a great weekend!
It's supposed to blizzard here tomorrow.
How A-Moozing!

I guess it'll be winter here til the cows come home...
lol


Thursday, February 21, 2019

Tea Time - Dust Off a Quilt Book Blog Hop

It's the week of the minis here in the Sticks.
How about some tea?



Today is my stop in the 
Dust Off a Quilt Book
Blog Hop
Hosted by Bea at Beaquilter 


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

Here is my lovely:



21 years?  Wasn't that just yesterday?
I really was into Debbie Mumm too.
That seems so long ago and so crazy.


Finished size:  15" x 14"

I purchased this book a couple year ago at an antique shop for 3 dollars
It has a quilt in it with baseball gloves, bats, and balls that I really want to make someday, but time wasn't on my side to do it this time.

So I chose this cute mini and updated it with more modern colors from my stash.

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

Monday Feb 18th
Turid at densyendehimmel
Pamela at Pamelaquilts
Selina at Selinaquilts
Kathleen at Kathleenmcmusing

Tuesday Feb 19th
Jennifer at curlicuecreations
Stephanie at stephjacobsondesigns
Kathy at Kathysquilts
Shasta at high road quilter
Theresa at bumbleberrystitches


Wednesday Feb 20th
Sharon at Vrooman’s quilts
Suzy at Websterquilt
Nancy at patchworkbreeze
Karrin at karrinscrazyworld
Denise at craftraditions

Thursday Feb 21st
Leanne at Devoted Quilter
Jennifer at Dizzyquilter
Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks - You are here!
Lee Anne at Podunk Pretties
Lyndsey at Sew Many Yarns

Friday Feb 22nd
Bea at Beaquilter
Barbara at Bejweledquilts
Marian at seams to be sew
Brenda at songbirddesigns

Please leave them some warm and fuzzy comments.
Just like Debbie Mumm's vest...


Thanks, Bea, this was fun!