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Monday, August 27, 2018

Home at the Cabin - It's a "Wild" Life BOM - Block #7

It's August
the seventh month for the 
It's a "Wild" Life Block of the Month!

Usually, this block would have been finished at the beginning of the month but
you know sometimes life happens.

Isn't it fun?  It's a big one at 24" finished.

Home at the Cabin
A super block with piecing and applique
for the month of August.

You can find the pattern information over
Thank you, Amy!!

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

Did you miss the first six months?

The patterns are available.

Here are my versions:

Maple Leaves - Block #1 Click HERE for the pattern.

Deer Meadow - Block #2 click HERE for the pattern

The Big Tree and The Little Tree Stand Tall Blocks - Blocks #3 click HERE. for the pattern.

Bear Paw - Click HERE for the pattern information.

Owl Tree Block - Click HERE for the pattern information.

Lunchtime - Block #6 click HERE for the pattern

I'm using fabric from my stash this year.
These blocks are perfect for extra fabric laying around.
(who has extra?  lol)

This is the layout for the blocks.
We started in February and will end in January

This is the list of designers 
for the BOM:

All the blocks are free
for the month that they 
have been released.
After that, there
is a small fee.

quilt along with us.

There is a 
monthly prize drawing 
for those
who finish the blocks
from great sponsors!

Make the block and link it up over at Amy's blog to enter.

Join us for a "Wild" Life!
if you haven't already,
 join the
Facebook group

you can find it HERE.  

Let's get a little "WILD" together!

Friday, August 24, 2018

Merry and Bright Christmas House Ornaments

If you sew for Christmas, you've probably already started your projects 
at least made a list of what needs to be made.  

Today I have a little project over on the Thermoweb blog that you may want to add to your Christmas sewing list.

These little houses are fun to make and you could personalize them with a little name at the top too.

The fabrics for these little houses are
 Merry and Bright by Cori Dantini for Blend Fabrics
 the supplies to make the houses are
 A little Aurifil thread:  50wt # 2692 and #2620 and you are set to make some little houses.

The full PDF Pattern can be found in my Craftsy store HERE.

Be sure to head over to the Thermoweb Blog
and check out all the fun
Christmas ideas this week for both paper and fabric!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Fabulous Freebies Blog Hop Comes to Creatin' in the Sticks

Welcome to Creatin' in the Sticks
the Fabulous Freebies Blog Hop.

Joan over at MooseStash Quilting
 is the brilliant mind behind this hop to share FREE online patterns.

It's been a great year here in the Sticks
it all started with the

 that are fast and fun to make alone or combined in countless combinations
for quick quilts.

I've made it a goal to make a quilt out of each block
today I've made one of the most popular of all the blocks into a quilt.

The block is Dutch Door (Block #4)
and is the 3rd most popular of all 30 blocks.
(This statistic is from page visits and Pinterest shares)

This block is so great for beginning quilters
a fun, fast block for a modern quilt.

This Dutch Door Quilt is made from 20 blocks and a 1" finished border.
Size:  42" x 52"

The fabric is from the Charlotte Collection by Anna Griffin with a background of Kona white.

The quilt has lots of negative space for some fun quilting.

I tried a different backing fabric and it's so pretty.

It's a flannel backed satin and it quilts so beautifully.  It's buttery soft too.

Thank you, Joan, for this super fun hop!

Here is the full schedule for more freebies:

Monday August 20

Happy Hopping
Don't forget to thank the designers for the free patterns.
(That's a lot of work for no payment)

And a little reminder - sign-ups for the 
Pick a Pumpkin
Blog Hop
are happening right now
and I would love for you to join us.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Blog Hop Announcement - Pick a Pumpkin

We have had so much fun hopping!

It's like old times, like a reunion, seeing old friends and being blown away by the stitching.

We are trying to keep the blog hops simple and easy to participate
which makes it nice for everyone...
us included.

I can't believe how creative these blog hops have been and can't wait to see where everyone takes this one.

Today I am happy to announce the newest blog hop.

Pick a Pumpkin

There is a little over 2 months to sew something and join in on the fun.  
It's another easy theme that should have you thinking of lots of pumpkin things you could make.

Pumpkins bring the coziness of fall to our decor.

The blog hop rules:  
(sorry, there has to be a little organization...)

Your project must have a pumpkin somewhere on it.
It can be a pumpkin block, a pumpkin applique, a pumpkin pincushion or just pumpkin fabric..whatever.
It can be big or small. 
As long as it has a pumpkin, you're in!

Post your project on your assigned day.

Have a giveaway or don't have a giveaway. It's totally optional!

Visit everyone's blog on the list and leave a sweet comment.

Are you in?

Send me an email with the following information:
Your first name
Your email address
Your blog name
Your blog URL

Let's paint November with pumpkins!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Quilt Block Series - Watermelon Slice

Watermelon is the fruit of the day in the newest quilt block series over on the 

I’m excited to team with other Thermoweb Fabric Design team members to offer some super fun fruit quilt blocks.  

Watermelon happens to be one of my favorite summertime snacks so designing a quilt block was a treat for sure.

 The pieces for this appliqued quilt block are printed with an inkjet printer on
That’s right, no tracing!  

You'll find the free pattern and all the details on the quilt block series at 

Enjoy your own watermelon slice today!