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Friday, May 25, 2018

Twinkle - Wish Upon a Star Blog Hop

Welcome to 
Creatin' in the Sticks
where the stars are twinkling today.

The Wish Upon a Star Blog Hop
is hosted by my friend
and she has a super sweet giveaway for the hop.
Don't forget to enter over on her blog by clicking HERE.

I was so excited to make stars, so I started with a couple charm square packs
 (Riley Blake's Willow), sliced a few and stitched them together.

Next, I made a table of stars in Word and printed them on one of my favorite
fusible applique tools, HeatnBond EZ Print Lite 
No Tracing for me!!!

Some of the stars were reverse appliqued with white fabric in the middle.

And others were fused around the white border.

To embroider the words to Twinkle, twinkle little star I printed the letters on 
StitchnSew EZ Quilt Block Sheets 
and stitched the letters on my domestic machine with a triple stitch.
After the stitching is finished, the sheets just tear right off with no problem.

The quilt is quilted with bunnies and stars and the backing is a soft, Minky cuddle fabric.
I used batting in the middle and it's just right.

I love that song so much and will keep this quilt
 for when my new granddaughter comes to visit my house.
It's the perfect size for her right now.

Have you been keeping up with the hop?

There are all kinds of quilty stars to see.

Here is the complete schedule:

May 21

May 22

May 23

May 24 

May 25

Creatin' in the Sticks  You are here!!!

Thank you, Carol for a super fun hop!!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Happy Graduation Quilty Gift

It's graduation season!

We have been busy celebrating a bunch of very smart loved ones lately
I managed to finish a quilt for one sweet high school graduate.

This is my finish for block 30 in the 

I hadn't quilted it for the hop, but now it's finished and gifted to my niece for her graduation.

I don't have a picture of her with the quilt, but this is even better.
She took time to pose with me after the big ceremony.

We are so proud of her and can't wait to watch her cheer next year in college!
She is so brave to be way up in the air when they make cheerleading pyramids.
I'll take this time to show off a picture of my brother (Madie's dad) too.
I'm so proud of him.  He's such a great dad to 5 kids.

This quilt was made with Tula Pink's All Stars - fitting for our cheerleader don't you think?
The finished size is 55" x 65"

I hope the quilt wraps her in comfort while she is off on her college adventure.

For me, this is another quilt finished for my aunt challenge that was started 
6 years and 5 quilts ago.
I'm really behind on this personal challenge.  I guess I'll aim for graduation quilts for the rest.  That gives me a few years to finish the next one.  lol

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Sweet Summertime Door Hanger

Are you ready for summer?

I am a summertime girl and love it so much I'm ready to break out the summer decor.

Be “ice cream social” this summer with this fun door hanger.

I'm over on the Thermoweb Blog today
with the full free tutorial to make your own.

The writing is so easy to stitch with  StitchnSew EZ Quilt Block Sheets • 8.5 in x 11 in

Let sweet summertime begin!
This door hanger finishes at 9 1/2" x 15" without the ribbon hanger.

Speaking of ribbon, this was the first time I used the 
and I never want to use another ribbon.
It's so different and easy to use.
I made a bow so easily.

This little applique door hanger is fun to make with HeatnBond EZ Print Lite and it's very dimensional with HeatnBond Fleece Fusible High Loft.

Go to Thermoweb and see.