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Sunday, May 22, 2022

Foodie Blog Hop This Week!

 This week is the
Foodie Blog Hop!

I invited a great group of Bloggers to
create something inspired by food for this blog hop.

It could be anything from a quilt with a food fabric, to a tea cozy.
A mug rug for coffee to an apron.
A Corn and Beans Quilt Block to a drying rack for the kitchen.
Maybe something for a charity that supplies food.
It should be fun to see what our group comes up with for the challenge!

What is a Blog Hop?

It's like a "show and tell" online.
Our blog hops feature sewing and quilting and are like joining a quilt guild without leaving home. 
Carol at Just Let Me Quilt, Joan at MooseStash Quilting, and I come up with a challenge
and invite bloggers to join.
We give everyone plenty of time to sew something, usually two months. 

We assign a date for the bloggers to post their projects during the hop
they inspire us with projects, tutorials, or patterns. 
Sometimes there are a few giveaways, too.

I'm sure this group will wow us!!

Monday, May 23rd
Pinterest Board
to stay up to date, too.

Enjoy this fun and yummy week!

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Fly Over Quilt For Him with Cuddle Fabric Backing

Mother's Day was so wonderful, does that mean it's time to concentrate on projects for him?

YES! I suppose it's time to share Father's Day ideas.

  It’s “Guy Talk” week on the Thermoweb blog 
 I’m excited to share a new quilt pattern and tutorial for you to make a super fun quilt.  

My guy loves to watch airplanes and this quilt is perfect for him.

ThermOWeb has a new width for Stitch n Sew High Loft Fleece - 60” wide.

 It is lighter than cotton batting and is perfect 
when adding a cuddle fabric to the back of a quilt.

Hop over on over to the Thermoweb Blog for the 
Free pattern for Fly Over
the full tutorial for adding cuddle fabric to the back of the quilt.

Photos were taken at the Nelson Ghost Town in Searchlight, Nevada.
It was such a fun place to visit and take quilt photos.
I can't thank Carol enough for the awesome fun we had!!!

I need to make another quilt so I can get out there and take pictures again!

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Cackling Stitches Block of the Month - May

  It's the fourth month for the Cackling Stitches 

Block of the Month,
"Creepy Critters".

This month I have a Creepy Critter Block to release:
Frankie Lights the Way

It's hard to make a Halloween quilt without Frankie
and he always likes to bring a lantern to the party.

Joan from MooseStash Quilting is releasing
Melvin the Mummy
(this is my version of the block)

This mummy is the cutest I've ever seen!

Carol at Just Let Me Quilt, Joan at MooseStash Quilting, and I are the wickedly creative minds behind this block of the month.
Together we celebrate Halloween all year!

You can too!
Join us over on the

Here's how the "Creepy Critters" BOM works at our
Facebook Cackling Stitches group:

The BOM will run from February 1st to August 1st.

On the 1st day of each month, we will release block patterns in the Facebook Group that will be free until the next blocks are released.

Once new blocks are released, the previous month's blocks will no longer be free. They will be available in our Etsy stores.

In August the entire pattern will be combined and sold in our Etsy stores.

We hope you appreciate the time we put into creating the BOM quilt and understand that we are keeping the costs to a minimum.
If you're quick to get the patterns during the month they are free, there will be no cost to you.

All of the details including the supply list are available on the

My version of the Creepy Critters BOM Quilt

Come join us for some tricks, treats, and Creepy Critters!

Monday, April 18, 2022

Barbed Wheels - Wonderful World of Color Blog Hop

   Welcome to the first day of the

Wonderful World of Color
 Blog Hop!

I'm happy to kick things off with my
"Barbed Wheels"  

Joan at MooseStash Quilting presented bloggers with the challenge to make something 
inspired by the world or color. Joan explained the sky is the limit on this challenge.
Basically, anything could fit this theme...
Thank you, Joan, for inviting me to join this super fun blog hop!

I started this quilt for another blog hop and the further I went the more I wanted to do.
The hop, Dust Off a Quilt Book Blog Hop hosted by Bea at Beaquilter, was just that -
use an old quilt book to make a new, fresher version of the quilt.

This book is McCall's Book of Quilts, copyright 1965 - 1975 and the pattern is Pinwheel Quilt.

I had planned to make a mini Pinwheel Quilt, but I loved the pattern so much that I decided to make a larger quilt with the pattern. 
(I seem to do this a lot - do you?)

So I made something else from another book for the Dust Off a Quilt Book Hop
 saved this quilt for 
the Wonderful World of Color blog hop so I could make it larger.

 Instead of using templates as the pattern suggested, I paper-pieced the blocks and made them larger.  

This really was fun and I enjoyed the process, until...

All that paper had to be removed.  *SMILE*

In the end, it was worth all the hours.

I love making color wheel quilts and this one is definitely staying here with me.

There are so many different scraps in this quilt.
It's about 58" x 58" and is backed with Minky fabric to make it cozy.

It's my new favorite!

I'm sharing my colorful day with these bloggers:

Get inspired by all the blogs posting for the Wonderful World of Color Blog Hop this week!
Joan has the full schedule HERE.

Have fun hopping!

Don't forget to leave all the bloggers a little "comment love!"

See you here next month for 

there is still time to sign up for June

I wanted to share pictures from my trip to Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago. 

 I can't share too much because we did what we quilters do 
-we took quilt pictures and I can't share that quilt yet.

But, I have a couple of pictures I can share!
We had so much fun hanging out with Carol (Just Let Me Quilt) and her husband.

It's amazing how these online relationships grow into the closest friendships.
We talked and talked and the hubbies could hardly get a word in.
It was the BEST time!
I think the guys had a good time too.  
At least they had stories of holding up quilts to compare and really had a lot in common.

Thank you, so much, our friends!
Lifelong memories were made and we hope there are many more to come!

Here is to Friendship!

Enjoy a colorful week everyone!

Thursday, April 14, 2022


 Happy Spring!  

 I'm over on the Thermoweb blog with a free pattern to craft a 

Spring decor is so fun to create after the drab months of winter.  Let this little Gnome with his bright umbrella, rain boots, and rainbow border help you have a Happy Spring!

Here is what I used to make the mini:

HeatnBond EZ Print Lite  iron-on adhesive – 1 sheet
StitchnSew Sew-In fleece, High Loft – 14” x 14”
SpraynBond basting adhesive

StitchnSew EZ Print Quilt Block Sheets – 1 sheet
Island Batik Fabrics and of course, Aurifil thread.

Click here to get the free tutorial and pattern over at Thermoweb!

I hope this little Gnome makes you smile today
brings you wonderful spring weather.