Wednesday, October 10, 2018

No-Sew Halloween Boo Banner

Halloween crafting is in full swing here in the Sticks.

Today I have a free tutorial over on the 
to make this
No-Sew Halloween Boo Banner.

Knowing when to use the right iron-on adhesive is important.
This is a NO-SEW project and that means you must use the best product for the job,
(It's in the red package).

Red = NO SEW

I've seen people across internet land use HeatnBond® Ultrahold in quilting projects.

That is a "no, no" if you are planning on quilting through it.

Your long arm professional will not like you. 
 (trust me)

But, if it's a no-sew project, say

It is amazing and will hold wash after wash.

But, you won't need to wash this banner...
Unless you have creepy crawlers.

My window is ready for Halloween.

Say hello over at the
(We love comments there too)

Monday, October 8, 2018

My Happy Place Row Along - Quilt Reveal Day and Giveaway

Sadly, the My Happy Place Row Along is coming to a close.

Marian at Seams to be Sew has been our host for this super fun row along.
Thank you, Marian.

Today is 
where we show off the projects we made with all these fun rows.

There were over 40 designers over the last 6 weeks offering quilt row patterns
from each one's "happy place".

This is the row I introduced at the beginning of the row along:

Happy Hour

The row finished is 12" x 30"
You can download the pattern at my Craftsy Pattern Shop.

I used the row to make a quilt by adding 10" blocks and two borders.

The palm trees and flowers on the corners are the same appliques that are in the 

I just printed the patterns for the palm trees and flowers again.

didn't trace a single piece of this applique.  
I just printed the applique pages right onto the 

The background fabrics for the row were supplied by Northcott.

I received four 1/4 yard pieces of Stonehenge Gradations Brights
by adding a little white fabric I was able to make my new quilt.

  It's the perfect beach mat size - 43" x 45" with a fun Minky print on the back. 

You'll find other ideas for the quilt rows at these blogs today:

Check out this super giveaway!

A $25.00 Gift Certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop.
Sign up for a chance to win today because it is over tomorrow!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

For the complete giveaway rules, click here for Seams to be Sew.

Monday, October 1, 2018

I "Moose" Go Camping - It's a "Wild" Life BOM - Block #9

It's October
the ninth month for the 
It's a "Wild" Life Block of the Month!

The Moose is Loose!!!

I "Moose" Go Camping
A super fun applique block
for the month of October by Joan at
Is this the cutest moose you've ever seen?

This is a big block - it finishes at 24" x 24"

You can find the pattern information over

THANK YOU, Joan!!!!!

To applique,
 I ONLY use my favorite fabric iron-on adhesive by Therm O Web,

Did you miss the first eight months?

The patterns are available:

Here are my versions:

Maple Leaves - Block #1 Click HERE for the pattern.

Deer Meadow - Block #2 click HERE for the pattern

The Big Tree and The Little Tree Stand Tall Blocks - Blocks #3 click HERE. for the pattern.

Bear Paw - Click HERE for the pattern information.

Owl Tree Block - Click HERE for the pattern information.

Lunchtime - Block #6 click HERE for the pattern

Home at the Cabin - Block #7 Click HERE for the pattern.

He's So Foxy - Block #8 Click HERE for the pattern.

I'm using fabric from my stash this year.
These blocks are perfect for extra fabric laying around.
(who has extra?  lol)

This is the layout for the blocks.
We started in February and will end in January

All the blocks are free
for the month that they 
have been released.
After that, there
is a small fee.

quilt along with us.

There is a 
monthly prize drawing 
for those
who finish the blocks
from great sponsors!

Make the block and link it up over at Amy's blog to enter.

Join us for a "Wild" Life!
if you haven't already,
 join the
Facebook group

you can find it HERE.  

Let's get a little "WILD" together!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Little Pink Houses - Welcome to My House Blog Hop

Welcome to my house
here at
Creatin' in the Sticks!

Carol at Just Let Me Quilt always has the best hop ideas and when she told me about this one I went straight to my drawing board to make my little pink houses.

I've always wanted to make a "Little Pink Houses" quilt.

You know the song by John Cougar, or is it John Cougar Mellencamp, or is it, John Mellencamp?

Anyway, that is my inspiration.

Little Pink Houses

100 little pink houses all scrappy and made with lots of love
but not finished.
I want to add borders and maybe one red, white, and blue house too.
It's 60" x 60" right now
I love it so much
I want to make it bigger.

The pattern for the 12" finished block-  PDF Pattern can be found in my Craftsy store HERE.
Free for a week for you.

This quilt is a great stash buster and I can see it in all different colors too.
BUT, I love the pink!!!

Thank you, Carol, for giving me the reason to make this quilt.
It's been in the back of my mind forever!! 

Be sure and check out the other houses today:

September 13th

"Oh but ain't that America, for you and me
Ain't that America, we're something to see baby
Ain't that America, home of the free, yeah
Little pink houses for you and me, oh for you and me"

Thank you for stopping by my house.
Come again soon!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

BEWARE - Black Cat at the House

Is it too early for Halloween crafting?
I don't think so.

This doorknob hanger has been approved by my inspiration for this project
today I'm sharing it over at the Thermoweb blog.

Have a room you don't want anyone to enter?  
Want to warn trick-or-treaters?
  Here's a fun way to decorate and solve those problems.
 The colors work perfectly with a farmhouse decor too.  

The stitched writing is 
quick and easy with my technique using StitchnSew EZ-Print Quilt Block Sheets.

You'll find the free pattern and full tutorial over at the Thermoweb Blog today
so you can start Halloween crafting right away.

By the way, this cat was my inspiration for the design.
It took forever to get one good picture (at the top of this post)
I have so much respect for animal photographers.

And baby photographers...

The grand baby and the animals in a stare down.

Half Staff showed up with half a tail (the reason for his name) and adopted us. 
He has grown a lot.
He was super tiny and pretty beat up when he arrived 
 he tried his best to nurse from the dog 
(whom has never had pups and never will).

We don't know where Half Staff came from
but the dog is happy to have a companion
I am happy to have a black cat for some fun sewing inspiration.

You can never have too many shop cats in the country.