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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!!


44 comments:

Anita said...

I love your beautiful, little quilt! It is so sweet, and I know it will be loved.

Sharon Aurora said...

Oooh, it's adorable. A real keepsake for your granddaughter.

Suze said...

Carla, Thanks for the tips on the fusible stars and the quilting of the words. I always appreicate new ideas. I love the quilt. I have the tune embedded in my head now. Thanks for participating and the wonderful ideas. Great wrap up for the hop.

Deb M said...

I love your sweet little baby quilt! Thank you for posting info for writing on quilts! I've been thinking about trying my hand at it and this is very helpful!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Very sweet, Carla

Dorian said...

What a sweet little quilt.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Gorgeous quilt Carla! Thanks for showing us how you did the words; I’m sure that will come in handy!

Stitchin At Home said...

Love your adorable quilt! Quilting the words in, a wonderful idea.

Lisa J. said...

it's a very sweet quilt. One that you will enjoy so much with your grand daughter. The addition of the words in the border is such a nice touch.

Carol S. said...

Oh, Carla, this is such a sweet star quilt! It is beautiful and will look even prettier wrapped around your granddaughter. I love the idea of using quilt sheets for lettering and will definitely be using that method soon. It's a brilliant idea! Thank you for joining in the hop and sharing your star project. You are a bright star in my life, sweet friend!

Carol said...

This is a really cute quilt, Carla! I love the appliqued stars, and I really love the writing. Thanks for sharing how you did that. I got some of the Stitch & Sew, erroneously I thought, once. It wasn't a mistake after all, because now I know what to do with it. :) Thanks for sharing--your granddaughter will love it!

Sherry said...

Such a cute quilt! I love the little bunny quilting!

LJ said...

What a sweet, sweet quilt. I love those old stand-by songs. Your grandbaby will be wrapped in warmth and in LOVE.

Danette Stankovich said...

Your quilt is just so cute! Someone will love this!

LadySchep said...

No, I haven't kept up with the hop, but your quilt is so darned cute!

Scrapatches said...

This is sew cute, Carla. You are always sew creative ... amazing! Thank you for showing how you did this, especially the lettering. I have never tried this product but I have tried lettering in a similar manner before. This method looks much easier and crisper. Going to have to try this soon .... :-) Pat

Denise @fortheloveofgeese said...

It is adorable.

Susan-Sharon Passmore said...

What a sweet, cuddly quilt! Thanks for sharing!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Carla,
What a sweet baby quilt, and I just love the idea of your NEW granddaughter getting to use it when she comes for a visit. It's even better when you get to wrap her in it and get to snuggle - oh those times are so fabulous.
Happy Friday! ~smile~ Roseanne

Lori said...

oh my goodness, your quilt is adorable. thanks for sharing how you got the letters on.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Wow your quilt is awesome. What a lucky little lady to have such a great quilt.

Rosalind Gutierrez said...

A Plus on your quilt as it was super adorable.

Calicojoan said...

That is "sew" sweet! I bet I know just what little one is getting that quilt too! :-) Love the idea of printing letters to free motion stitch around! Perfection!

ShirleyC said...

That quilt is just too adorable! Your mind must never stop!

barbara woods said...

your quilting and quilt are beautiful

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

What a sweet quilt! I love the "twinkle, twinkle"

the momma said...

This is really cute! And what a clever way to a) get your words on the quilt, and b) stitch them! (I guess that involved a ton of turning the quilt, huh?)

happy sewing ~ Tracy

allthingzsewn said...

Very cute, love the embroidery stitching, a perfect touch.

Nancy J said...

Wow, a super way to do the words, and what a lovely quilt for when a wee girl comes to visit.

Needled Mom said...

That is beautiful! I love the soft colors and the wording around the edge is fabulous.

Ranch Wife said...

All the sweet additional details of the appliqued stars and embroidery of the lyrics made this a lovely quilt. It's sure to become a treasure for your grand daughter! I'm going to have to give that Stitch and Sew a try...clever.

Kathy E. said...

Carla, your sweet grand daughter will love snuggling up in this beautiful quilt! I'm intrigued with how you used the Stitch 'n Sew sheets to sew on the words...what a great idea! I think I may even have some in my stash somewhere. Enjoy your new little blessing!

tink's mom said...

The quilt is a wonderful little girl snuggle but the quilting is over the top. Beautiful work. I will need to file away how you did the writing in the borders, terrific outcome.

Kathy H said...

What a beautiful quilt. Great idea to put the words on the border.

anna brown said...

Very cute and great ideas. This is why I love blog hops you can learn alot... happyness04431@yahoo.com

Susan said...

What a great addition to the hop. The back looks adorable, and so cuddly, and the front is enticing. It's so wonderful to see all the things people are doing with stars.

Robin R. Klein said...

Such a cute baby quilt. I'll try anything that keeps me from having to trace items I over and over.

OhioLori said...

What a Beautiful Quilt!! Your new lil Grangirlie is going to LOVE it forever!!

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Your quilt is so pretty and soft and cuddly (I can tell just by looking at it). I will have to check out the tear able printable sheets. Revolutionary. Thanks for sharing that. Now I think I can quilt words too.

QuiltE said...

The stars really make the simple patchwork shine!
The verse wrapping right around the quilt really amps up the quilt.
It turned something sew simple into something sew special ... and for one sweet Granddaughter too! :)

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

It's just gorgeous Carla! Love the fabrics and the embroidery! xx

Corrie said...

It's darling. Thank you for the tips, good to know. It looks great.

Ilmi Hub said...

Why Do Stars Twinkle?

Susan said...

That is a great idea on how to neatly transfer lettering - I'll tuck that away for future use!! Beautiful quilt too!