Saturday, September 30, 2017

Sun, Sand, and Sea BOM -Block #9 - Bathing Beauty

Today the ninth block of the 
Sun, Sand, and Sea Block of the Month is revealed
and
has the link to her pattern to share.


We can't have a sunny quilt without a swimsuit, flip flops, and sunscreen.

This block, 
Bathing Beauty,
 is super quick to make with only a little piecing and large fused applique pieces.  
This block is big at 12" x 24" finished.
The pattern is available by clicking HERE.
I pieced 1 1/2" strips for my swimsuit before I cut and appliqued it to the background.

Thanks to 
Clothworks,
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.

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

To stitch around all those little pieces
 I used my "go to" -
50 wt.

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.



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!


Friday, September 29, 2017

Gender Reveal Party - I'm going to be a Grandma!

Hubby and I couldn't be more excited to become grandparents
and
now we know what our first grandchild will be.


I had to take a quilt to the party.
I just didn't know what color I would be leaving.

My daughter has a great friend that planned the whole party.
Here are a few lot of the pictures....


We are all football fans and the party was all about team blue vs. team pink.


The party was such fun with tailgate food and decorations.
We even had a Ruffery.
Our first grandpuppy.


Another friend (my son's girlfriend) made the yummy cupcakes.


For the big reveal, my son-in-law was handed a practice ball first.


And he kicked the purple out of it

right at the future grandpa.  

Now for the reveal....

He kicks the football
and
it's pink!!

Mommy and Daddy will have a baby girl at the end of the year!

What does this grandma do?  


She gets to sewing...
By the way, I used HeatnBond Soft Stretch lite in the hems, applying the zipper, and to applique my little owl to the fleece outfit and it stayed super soft. 
HeatnBond Soft Stretch  is on sale until the end of National Sewing Month.


And don't forget, you will receive my free fall pattern with every order.

 I can't wait to make more soft fleece baby GIRL things.
Any suggestions?  Patterns or things I must make this sweet baby before she arrives?


P.S.  In case you missed it, Mollie has been showing off her new stocking over on the Thermoweb blog this week.  The full pattern and tutorial is HERE.
If you have time to show her some love...



Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Woof Woof Meow Pet Stockings

At Christmas time, are you like us and give your pets presents too?

This year Santa will have stockings to fill for our furry family members.
Mollie is ready!

Today I am over at Thermoweb with a tutorial to make quick patchwork stockings for your favorite 4 legged friends. 
 Those tails will be wagging with excitement when you combine
 HeatNBond fusible fleece
 with Moda's new fabric,
 Woof Woof Meow by Stacy Iest Hsu
 to make some super sweet pet stockings.

These fabrics are so fun and Aurifil 50 wt. in #2310 is a great match for stitching around those appliques.




I didn't forget the kitties or our shop cat, Corn Flake.
Braid a mouse tail with Aurifil 12 wt. #2479 to make your kitty purr.
The cuffs are cozy fleece just like Santa would make.



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

This is a great time of year (National Sewing Month) to start Christmas projects
and 
this is super beginner friendly!

While you are at Thermoweb,
 check out this sale and stock up on everything you need to make
these super sweet stockings.


Happy National Sewing Month!!

Ruger is excited too.



Friday, September 8, 2017

Yee-Haw, Cowboy Santa Quilt Block Pattern and Giveaway on Faithful Reader Friday

Yesterday was such a fun day here in the sticks with the reveal of 
quilt row pattern for 
The Christmas Carol Row Along.

As a thank you, today is FRF. 
(Faithful Reader Friday)

Yesterday there was a teaser photo of this guy
and today this Cowboy is all yours.
Of course it's a cowboy, right?  Isn't that what you would expect from me?  lol
Complete with his cactus and stick horse, he thinks he is the real santa.

The pieces for both this block and the row are small and there are a lot of them. Thermoweb has a product called HeatNBond EZ Print Lite that makes fusible applique a lot easier.  
You just print the pattern templates on your inkjet printer.  
NO TRACING!!



Thermoweb has been super generous and is offering a gift card to my readers.
Happy FRF!!

You can download

quilt row
and 
quilt block
at my Craftsy Pattern shop.

Click this button.




Thank you so much for the blog love and support.




The Hoffman Fabrics and Thermoweb giveaway
are exclusive to
Creatin' in the Sticks.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win
 then check out yesterday's giveaways.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The Christmas Caroling Row Along - Will the Real Santa Please Stand Up? - Pattern and Giveaways

Welcome to Creatin' in the Sticks
and
The Christmas Caroling Row Along.

It's been crazy making Christmas during the summer
but if you want to have a quilt finished by December it is a must.



This row was inspired by a childhood memory that may not be quite right, but I chose to go with it.  

"Will the Real Santa Please Stand Up?" was a song my grade school class performed during a Christmas program at school.  When Marian from Seams to be Sew asked for designers to create quilt rows inspired by Christmas carols or poems I thought I knew exactly what I would do.  That song sprang to life in my memory bank.  



What do you do when you want more information about something? 

Well, I found nothing.  There is a similar skit and a lot of Youtube videos of children performing a skit and song, but it's nothing like the performance of "Will the Real Santa Please Stand Up?" in my memory.  My memory is only a song with lots of different descriptions of Santa and a "Ho, Ho, Ho, Ho" and "Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha" every once in awhile.  I even have the sheet music filed away in my mind with a picture on the front of Santas of every size and color.


This is my version of 


The row finished is 9" x 30"

Special thanks for products used in this row goes to:


Thermoweb
 I ONLY use my favorite fabric  iron on adhesive - 

Thermoweb has been super generous and is offering a gift card to my readers.
This giveaway will start tomorrow
along with another bonus for my readers.
We will call it  FRF - faithful readers Friday.
Watch Creatin' in the Sticks on Facebook for this awesome giveaway!


a Rafflecopter giveaway 
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Northcott Fabrics 
Best Tree on the Lot - by Ingrid Slyder of Nutshell Designs
(I loved the fabrics so much, I ordered even more to make a quilt)


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More thanks to
Marian at Seams to be Sew for hosting this event.
She has more information for giveaways and rules for all the giveaways on her blog.  
Just click HERE.

I quilted and added binding (Northcott Fabric) to the row to make the perfect table runner.



 You see them everywhere. 
 Tall, skinny, short, or fat which one is the real Santa?
Can't a Santa be a hippie or live on a beach?

Will the Real Santa Please Stand Up? 

You can download the pattern at my Craftsy Pattern shop.


Click this button.



See all of the rows of the day:

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Creatin’ in the Sticks (you are here)


I've been putting together a quilt with some of the featured rows 
of 
The Christmas Carol Row Along
with
Northcott Fabrics'
Best Tree on the Lot - by Ingrid Slyder of Nutshell Designs


One of these guys is new, can you spot the different one? 
 I'll have him ready for download soon {(wink) bonus day???}
and



I will have the quilt ready to show on 
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Show and Tell Day!


Want the whole schedule of 
The Christmas Carol Row Along?
Click HERE.

Thanks for stopping by.  See you soon!




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