Friday, November 17, 2017

If You're Ever in Dodge City...

I made this quilt for a blog hop
 at the time, someone suggested it would look great at a coffee shop.

Today, I am happy to say Perk Power
has a new home!

You can see it at

Dodge City, Kansas.

My favorite place to go for breakfast, lunch, and a cuppa is now
my favorite spot in Dodge City.

So, if your ever here and can't visit me, at least go by and grab a cup of joe.

(I'm calling this my Friday finish because I've been meaning to shout this out for a long time!)

I do have another finish to show this week 
it's coming home after a trip to Quilt Market.

The full free pattern and tutorial is over on the Thermoweb blog.

 "Good Coffee, Good Day!"

Monday, November 13, 2017

Big Top Circus Pillow Cover for Quilt Market -Blend Fabric Quilt as you Go Free Pattern

I was thrilled when Blend Fabrics asked if I would design a pillow cover to display at Quilt Market 
now I can share it with you.

The fabrics are Calliope by designer, Maude Asbury.  

Step right up to the big top with a circus tent full of balancing elephants, juggling seals and floating unicorns.  

The curtains open and close.
To create this super fun pillow cover I used a quick quilt as you go method with
 HeatnBond High Loft Fusible Fleece and then appliqued with  Heat N Bond Lite.

The full tutorial and FREE pattern is over on Thermoweb's blog today.

My grandma loved the circus and now that I’m going to be a gLamma, I can’t wait to share this pillow with the new baby.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Stacked Pumpkins Wall Hanging

I just love working with low volume prints or using unexpected colors.
Do you?

I created the Stacked Pumpkins Wall Hanging pattern with this in mind.

This 8" x 16" wall hanging is perfect for the front door for fall.
I just love her fabric designs.
The pattern is raw edge applique with Heat N Bond Lite.
I free motion quilted this one with meandering and leaves.

The pattern is free in my pattern shop HERE for 1 week
so hurry!

You'll want to get this one finished before those Thanksgiving guests arrive.

Hope you are staying warm, it's been so cold and cloudy here...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Pumpkin Palooza - Decorate for Fall with Two Quick Projects from One Quilt Pattern with HeatnBond EZ Print Lite

Don't you love the new colors of fall?  Fall decorating doesn't have to be only orange, brown, and yellow in color anymore.  With pumpkins showing up in all different colors, it's fun to add aquas, greys, and whites to compliment and add a modern flair to traditional fall decor. 

 Today, I'm over on the Thermoweb blog to share a pumpkin applique quilt block pattern using HeatNBond EZ Print Lite and 2 quick projects using the quilt block and the new fabric collection from Windham Fabrics, Meriwether.

This pattern is so easy with HeatnBond® Lite EZ Print!
Just print the patterns right on to the adhesive and cut them out.

All of the details and the tutorial are over at Thermoweb.

UPDATE:  I've received several emails that the pattern download is not working over at Thermoweb.
You can find the full PDF at my Craftsy Store HERE.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Sun, Sand, and Sea BOM - Block #10 - Tips for a Successful Wave

Today the tenth block of the 
Sun, Sand, and Sea Block of the Month is revealed
Amy over at Sew Incredibly Crazy
has the link to her pattern to share.

This block is completely pieced and finishes 12" x 36".
You will find the link to download the pattern HERE.

I have a few tips to pass along while you put this month's block together.

Tips for sewing Block #10

#1  Use very accurate 1/4" seams or (like I did) scant 1/4" seams.

#2  After cutting triangles for A, B, and C press them in half to form a center line for future 

#3  Use the center line that was pressed to place the triangle in the center of each side.  Either fold the block in half  and crease or use the center seams for placement of the triangles.

#4  Pin the triangles in place before stitching.

#5  Trim the dog ears as you go to avoid excess bulk.

With these tips you will successfully have a wave of a good time!

Thanks to 
I'm stitching my blocks for this quilt with
American Made Brand solid fabrics.
The colors are so vibrant and nice to stitch with!
Perfect for the beach.

The Sun, Sand, and Sea Block of the Month is
Hosted by Amy over at 

Here are the rest of the blocks.

Amy designed the first block, "Hello Sunshine"
Block #1 - February
You can find Amy's blog post HERE and the pattern HERE.

Carol over at Just Let Me Quilt designed the second block, "Sun, Surf, and Sea."
Block #2 - March
You can find Carol's blog post HERE and the pattern HERE.

My design for the third block is called "Sun Birds."
Block #3 - April
You can find my blog post here and the pattern here

Joan over at MooseStash Quilting designed the forth block, "Grab Your Shovel"
Block #4 - May
You can find Joan's blog post HERE for the link to the pattern.

Carol over at Just Let Me Quilt designed the fifth block, "A Day at the Beach."
Block #5 - June
You can find Carol's blog post HERE and the pattern HERE.

My design for the sixth block, "School of Fish" is the border for block #5.
Block #6 - July
You can find the post Here and the pattern Here.

Amy designed the seventh block, "Mr. Crabby"
Block #7 - August
You can find Amy's blog post HERE and the pattern HERE.

Carol over at Just Let Me Quilt designed the eighth block, "Beach Boy Freddie."
Block #8 - September
You can find Carol's blog post HERE and the pattern HERE.

Amy designed the ninth block, "Bathing Beauty"
Block #9 - October
You can find Amy's blog post HERE and the pattern HERE.

It's not too late to join the fun.  
There are 3 more months of blocks and the past blocks are available, just click the links above to get started.
We gather on Facebook to share
our blocks and visit with other
participants about this quilt
and there is a link up every month with prizes!

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Identity Thief Halloween Costume - Now That's Scary

 I have to admit, some of my favorite Halloween costumes are the funny pun ones. 
 The ones like
 “cereal killer” with bloody cereal boxes 
the “Spice Girls” with the spice labels.  
They are simple and fun.
Want to make a quick Halloween costume that is funny and scary at the same time?
  HeatnBond Inkjet Transfer Sheets come to the rescue.

Identity Thief Halloween Costume

All my favorite characters from "The Walking Dead" 
 my model (Hubby) 
has stolen their identities
with name tags.

Find the full tutorial and printable over on the Thermoweb Blog.

You will find a lot of great costume ideas over there too!

Just hope you never come across this guy....

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Enter If You Dare - Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Quilt and giveaway

Welcome to Creatin' in the Sticks.

Enter If You Dare.....

Today,  here in the Sticks, we are thrilled to welcome visitors from the
Enter If You Dare Blog Hop!

Marian from Seams to be Sew was so kind to invite us all to share
a little Halloween happiness.

I invite you to celebrate 
Day of the Dead
with a sweet sugar skull quilt.

One of the most popular tutorials here in the sticks is the

This year I decided to go bigger and better
and make a quilt.

I call this technique collage applique, but someone told me it's called broderie perse.
I'm pretty sure this isn't what the early quilters had in mind for broderie perse....
Although it is a lot of flowers.

I keep a box of Heat N Bond Lite backed floral goodness always ready for cutting
because I love this technique so much.

The quilting is free motion flowers in the black and a little meandering on the applique.
I used Aurifil 50 wt  thread in black - 4241 for the background 
my favorite "go to" Aurifil light grey - 2600 for the sugar skull.

There are all kinds of little critters hiding among the flowers.

He just makes me smile.  

To make you smile, I'm sharing my drawing with you.
Just right click this picture and save it.
Enlarge it to any size you want.

Then click here for the full tutorial to make your own Sugar Skull.

Want some more Halloween stitching ideas?

Here is the complete spooky schedule:

Wednesday, Oct 18

Thursday, Oct 19

Friday, Oct 20

Monday, Oct 23

Tuesday, Oct 24

Thanks for visiting 
 have a Happy
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)!

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