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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

One Die Wonder - Swept Away

The March Challenge for the
Island Batik Ambassadors is
One Die Wonder with Accuquilt

today I'm excited to share
Swept Away.

As Island Batik Ambassadors,
we were to create a quilt
that were included in the ambassador boxes.

The fabrics are
the Island Batik Cascadia collection strip set that was designed by Claudia Pfeil of Claudia Pfeil Designs and white fabric from the Island Batik solid collection.

The Accuquilt GO! cutting system makes quick work of cutting and I had my blocks cut out in no time.

I paired the Chimney Sweep blocks with snow ball blocks. I was able to cut the corners I used for the blocks with the same triangle that was used in the Chimney Sweep blocks.
They made me hungry for Doritos...

The blocks took an afternoon to make and then the quilt was set to put together.
The piecing was so fast.

Each block was stitched with Aurifil 50 wt #2021 and a Schmetz Microtex (Sharp) Chrome 70/10 needle.  If you haven't tried these needles, they are perfect for the tight weave of the Island Batik fabrics.

I used an Island Batik Foundation fabric in yellow for the outside border.

I did the quilting with my Handi Quilter Avante long arm pro-stitcher
using Glide Trilobal Polyester 40 wt white thread (pattern: Broken Glass).  Hobbs Heirloom Premium Cotton batting is in the middle.

I pieced the binding with leftover strips from the Island Batik Cascadia collection.

Check out the 
2020 Island Batik Ambassadors

For the times, I included a picture of 
Swept Away
with our sidewalk drawings.
What a month, right?
It's the first time I've posted on the last day of the month for my ambassador challenges.

Stay home and stay safe!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Making Us Laugh Blog Hop - What Does the Quilt Say?

Welcome to Creatin' In the Sticks
my day in the 
Making Us Laugh Blog Hop

trying to at least make you giggle.

one of the funniest gals I know,
invited me to make you laugh
with a quilt project.

What better time to hop around and see some smiles?

Paper pieced letters

 and improv blocks.
(I have a mountain of white scraps)

So I hope my quilt top makes you giggle.
I named it, What Does the Quilt Say?

Be sure and visit all the other smiles in the hop.

Wednesday March 18

Thursday March 19

Friday March 20
Monday March 23
Tuesday March 24

When you come to my memorial service (no time soon I hope)
this quilt will be finished 
 hanging on the first pew.
Just saying...

What quilt isn't great in bed?

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Words to Grow By Block of the Month - March

Today is the first day of March
and I have blocks finished
for the
Words to Grow By
Block of the Month.

Our team of designers has been so busy with this
Block of the Month
love showing the new blocks each month.

is the designer for March
there are 2 applique blocks this month

Aren't they cute?

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!)

Find Carol's pattern information by clicking HERE.

Join us for this fun Block of the Month. 
 There are over 3500 friends on the Facebook group and we are having a blast.
Everyone is so encouraging.

Come have some fun with us.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Spring Quilted Coasters

Who's ready for spring?
I know I am ready 
to help that happen I'm stitching in spring colors!

Today I have a free pattern and tutorial over at
to make super fun Spring Coasters.

Thermoweb has the best fabric adhesive products
and the coasters use both
 HEATNBond® Lite iron-on adhesive.

The coasters make a great gift or can just bring a little spring color to your decor.I hope you will check my post out over at Thermoweb (click here)
 and download the free pattern!