Saturday, December 1, 2018

A Midnight Picnic - It's a "Wild" Life Block of the Month - #11

It's December
and
the eleventh month for the 
It's a "Wild" Life Block of the Month!

It's 
A Midnight Picnic!


And that's not all.

You see, this month the block wraps around one of the February blocks.


Amy from Sew Incredibly Crazy is so clever.
She designed this months block.


Thank you, Amy, for designing this for all us "midnight bandits"!!!!

Amy has the pattern information HERE.

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

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





Did you miss the first eleven months?



The patterns are available:

Here are my versions:

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


March-
Deer Meadow - Block #2 click HERE for the pattern


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


May
Bear Paw - Block #4 Click HERE for the pattern information.


June
Owl Tree Block - Block #5 Click HERE for the pattern information.


July-
Lunchtime - Block #6 click HERE for the pattern


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


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


October
I Moose go Camping - Block #9 Click HERE for the pattern


Wishful Love - Block #10 Click HERE for the pattern.


Only one more block to go!

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.


Come
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!
And 
if you haven't already,
 join the
Facebook group

you can find it HERE.  

Let's get a little "WILD" together!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

30 Quilt Blocks in 30 Days in South Africa

It was about a year ago when I created


and my year has been so fun keeping up with the enthusiasm I've received by everyone making blocks and quilts.

My heart swells and eyes tear from the comments and visits to my blog.


I designed these blocks with the beginner in mind
and
 the blocks are perfect for quick piecing for anyone.

Each block makes so many designs when put together.

 


Or make all 30 blocks for a great sampler quilt.


Today I received such a wonderful email from a guild in 
South Africa
 and I wanted to share their pictures.

In January, Sue emailed to ask if I minded if she used
to share and teach to her guild,
Hayfields Quilting Guild in Pietermaritzburg SA.

Mind?  Of course not, but thank you, Sue, for asking!!!!

She explained her group of about 60 meets once a month to share, quilt, and chat.

Sue sent me this picture of her work in progress quilt top last April.


Today she shared more made by members of the guild:






Each quilt is a little different with color, but also with borders and sashing.
The quilting is so cool, too!

Thank you, Sue, for the email.
Feeling the love today!





Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Virtual Cookie Exchange - Spread Joy

It's time to make Christmas happen here in the Sticks
and
my friend Carol at Just Let Me Quilt
has a way of pushing me to get my projects finished on time.

Welcome to 
Creatin' in the Sticks
and
my stop for the 
where bloggers are sharing Christmas cookies recipes, traditions, and/or sewing projects.
Thank you, Carol, for including me!

'Tis the season to spread JOY!



I'm thrilled to have a free tutorial over at the
today for this 
JOY Wreath
and
 Merry and Bright Fabrics by Corri Dantini for Blend Fabrics.


Put it together in an afternoon.
(I made it faster than I iced the cookies - lol)

The free PDF pattern and tutorial is available today by clicking HERE.


When I found out my tutorial for Thermoweb was the same day as my post for the hop
I decided to try a theme of JOY and that is how these cookies happened.

Lemon JOY Cookies
(not the dishwashing liquid - lol)


They are sweet and tart at the same time.

I made the recipe a JPG file so just right click on it to save it.





Here is the list of bloggers ready to show you some new ideas and traditions for your holiday:

November 27


November 28


November 29


Please leave each one a sweet comment.
It gives warm and fuzzies...
(Don't leave them feeling left out)
We remember feelings...  just saying.


Thank you for stopping by
and
thank you, Carol, for this fun hop!.

One more quick thing:
Our hop for January is filling up but there is still time to join the 


Black & White Blog Hop. 
Find more information by clicking HERE.

I hope your season is full of JOY!