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Friday, October 11, 2019

Witchy Stitchy - Last Day to Party

Today is the last day for the
Witchy Stitchy Blog Hop.


There has been so many spooky and fun Halloween projects.

It's the last day to party with this great group of bloggers.

October 7

October 8

October 9

October 10

October 11 - TODAY

is the best hostess
and
there is still time to enter her giveaway.


Yesterday I finished the pattern for 

Stitchy Witchy.


These witches are having such fun
with their Quilting Bee.

For the next few days, for my readers,
I am offering a 20% discount on the new pattern

If you would like the Stitchy Witchy pattern, it is available in my Etsy Shop.
Click HERE for the pattern.

Halloween will be here before we know it.
I better get busy...


Sunday, October 6, 2019

Top it Off with Witchy Stitchy

Welcome
to
the first day of the
Witchy Stitchy Blog Hop.

I'm happy to kick things off with
my
little
Witchy Stitchy Witchy.



I love Halloween, but no one does Halloween projects like Carol at Just Let Me Quilt.
She is perfect to lead us on this spooky journey.
Thank you, Carol, for inviting me to join this super fun blog hop!


My stitching for the hop is pulling double duty.


You see,
I am an Island Batik Ambassador for 2019
and every month there is an ambassador challenge.
The Island Batik Ambassador Challenge
this month is
"Top it Off"
with
either a holiday table topper or runner that includes applique.


So I combined the hop and challenge and today I present to you,
Stitchy Witchy
my Halloween table runner.


Look at all the little helpers I had to stitch up my 
12" x 42" table runner.

I created the pattern with Electric Quilt. 
Next, I pieced the pumpkin blocks with
Island Batik Foundation fabrics.

Then the stitching witches were 
appliqued with Island Batik stash fabrics 
and
my favorite fabric adhesive,


(no tracing!)

I stitched around my little witches with Aurifil 50 wt thread #4225 with a blanket stitch and the quilting is meandering leaves.  The rest is a meandering stitch with Aurifil 50 wt #2150.

Hobbs provided the Ambassadors with batting
and I chose to use the Heirloom Natural Cotton Batting for the Witchy Stitchy table runner.


I had so much fun choosing the 
Witchy Stitchy outfits
with the bright and colorful


Each witch is colored differently and each one is stitching with a line of thread
that was triple stitched by machine.


Be sure to visit the other bloggers posting
for the Witchy Stitchy
Blog Hop today.

October 7
Creatin' in the Sticks You are HERE!

You can find the complete schedule over at Just Let Me Quilt


You can find the full list of Island Batik ambassadors posting for the 
Top it Off Challenge by clicking HERE.


If you would like the Stitchy Witchy pattern, it is available in my Etsy Shop.
Click HERE for the pattern.

Have a little Stitchy Witchy magic
and
Have a happy Halloween!


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Friday, October 4, 2019

Black Cat Trick or Treat Bag

There is a certain little girl who will be sporting a black cat costume for Halloween.
She has the "meow" down pat for sure.
The only thing missing is her trick or treat bag.



This is when Grammie steps up and finds a great pattern for a super sweet
Black Cat Trick or Treat bag.

It's the cutest pattern by Kim at Crafting Cheerfully 
and 
 HeatnBond Soft Stretch™ LITE  pairs perfectly with the little felt bag.  

Moreover, it's the perfect size for a toddler and will be a cute little purse even after Halloween.

I'm on the Thermoweb blog today with all the details.


Halloween projects are too much fun.


I have more Halloween to come this month...



Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Happy Jack and Gathering Leaves - A Time For All Seasons Block of the Month - October


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


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



We have 2 new blocks for October and I am the designer this month.

Happy Jack


to applique a Jack-O-Lantern

and

Gathering Leaves


for the pieced block of the month.

Click HERE for the Happy Jack pattern

Click HERE for the Gathering Leaves pattern.

These blocks are only FREE through October.

At Midnight eastern time on November 1st they are available in my Etsy store for a small fee.

I hope you enjoy the blocks as much as I enjoyed designing and writing the patterns. I appreciate all of you for your super sweet comments and your support. Happy stitching.

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!)



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.

Make the blocks and share them and win prizes.
Come have some fun with us
and
follow along with the designer blogs.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Child's Play - Paw vs Pole

The September Challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors is
Child's Play
and
today I'm excited to share
Paw vs Pole.


As Island Batik Ambassadors,
we were to create a juvenile-inspired project quilt
that were included in the ambassador boxes we received in July.




The challenge, for me, was to make the blocks into a child's quilt.
That's when I sat down with Electric Quilt to play with the design.

I chose to add a quilt block I designed called
and
with the
Bear's Paw blocks from the Accuquilt die
Paw vs Pole was born.


Would it be easier for a bear to catch a fish if he had a pole?

What I love most about using the Accuquilt GO! Bear's Paw block die was the ease of cutting the pieces and especially the triangles for the half-square triangles.  I was even able to cut the background squares and triangles for the "Lunchtime" applique block.  The piecing was so fast.

I just chain pieced all of the half-square triangles at once
and
then chain pressed with my pink Oliso Pro iron.


The Bear's Paws were made with an Island Batik fabric from the  "French Blue" collection by Kathy Engle. The background and borders are all Island Batik Foundations.

 The applique bear was made with my Island Batik stash fabrics
and
my favorite fabric adhesive with no tracing, HeatnBond EZ Print Lite.


The appliques were stitched with Aurifil 50 wt. thread # 2784


I quilted Paw vs Pole on my Handyquilter with Glide thread in white.

I think this quilt is perfect for a little fisherman.


I really enjoyed trying a different border effect with this quilt
and
certainly loved the ease of the cutting with the

You can find the full list of Island Batik ambassadors posting for the 
Child's Play challenge
by clicking HERE.


Now, Let's go fishing.