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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Little Pink Houses - Welcome to My House Blog Hop

Welcome to my house
here at
Creatin' in the Sticks!

Carol at Just Let Me Quilt always has the best hop ideas and when she told me about this one I went straight to my drawing board to make my little pink houses.

I've always wanted to make a "Little Pink Houses" quilt.

You know the song by John Cougar, or is it John Cougar Mellencamp, or is it, John Mellencamp?

Anyway, that is my inspiration.

Little Pink Houses

100 little pink houses all scrappy and made with lots of love
but not finished.
I want to add borders and maybe one red, white, and blue house too.
It's 60" x 60" right now
I love it so much
I want to make it bigger.

The pattern for the 12" finished block-  PDF Pattern can be found in my Craftsy store HERE.
Free for a week for you.

This quilt is a great stash buster and I can see it in all different colors too.
BUT, I love the pink!!!

Thank you, Carol, for giving me the reason to make this quilt.
It's been in the back of my mind forever!! 

Be sure and check out the other houses today:

September 13th

"Oh but ain't that America, for you and me
Ain't that America, we're something to see baby
Ain't that America, home of the free, yeah
Little pink houses for you and me, oh for you and me"

Thank you for stopping by my house.
Come again soon!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

BEWARE - Black Cat at the House

Is it too early for Halloween crafting?
I don't think so.

This doorknob hanger has been approved by my inspiration for this project
today I'm sharing it over at the Thermoweb blog.

Have a room you don't want anyone to enter?  
Want to warn trick-or-treaters?
  Here's a fun way to decorate and solve those problems.
 The colors work perfectly with a farmhouse decor too.  

The stitched writing is 
quick and easy with my technique using StitchnSew EZ-Print Quilt Block Sheets.

You'll find the free pattern and full tutorial over at the Thermoweb Blog today
so you can start Halloween crafting right away.

By the way, this cat was my inspiration for the design.
It took forever to get one good picture (at the top of this post)
I have so much respect for animal photographers.

And baby photographers...

The grand baby and the animals in a stare down.

Half Staff showed up with half a tail (the reason for his name) and adopted us. 
He has grown a lot.
He was super tiny and pretty beat up when he arrived 
 he tried his best to nurse from the dog 
(whom has never had pups and never will).

We don't know where Half Staff came from
but the dog is happy to have a companion
I am happy to have a black cat for some fun sewing inspiration.

You can never have too many shop cats in the country.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Happy Hour - My Happy Place Row Along - Pattern and Giveaways

Welcome to Creatin' in the Sticks
The My Happy Place Row Along.

It's Happy Hour here in the Sticks!

And it's "Happy Hour" for my quilt row too.

There's no better place on earth than a tropical beach, the sun setting, and a margarita truck.
Well, for me anyway.
I've never seen a margarita truck, but I think it would be fun and a little bit better than ice cream.
It could drive around playing Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett.

Put this scene in my backyard and add my family and it would be perfect.

Oh, and a food truck would be nice too. 
 (this is a hint for another pattern coming soon)

That is my Happy Place.

Happy Hour

The row finished is 12" x 30"

You can download the pattern at my Craftsy Pattern Shop.

Click this button.

The pattern is free until September 13th, 2018.

See all of the rows of the day:

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Special thanks for products used in this row goes to:

 I ONLY use my favorite fabric iron-on adhesive - 
I didn't trace a single piece of this applique.  
I just printed the applique pages right onto the 

The background fabrics were supplied by Northcott.


Stitching on this row was done with Aurifil 50 wt. thread.

You can use Aurifil thread to stitch your row too.

Win this Aurifil box of threads:  The Subtle Sampler - Karen L Miller
Value $120.00
If you win, the shipping is free
Worldwide via Aurifil,
so anyone can win!!!!!

This giveaway ends September 13th.
Click the Rafflecopter link to enter for a chance:


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.  
Be sure to enter the EQ 8 giveaway while you are over there too!
Just click HERE.

Thanks for visiting
Creatin' in the Sticks

I wish for you as the Zac Brown song, Knee Deep says:

"The only worry in the world -
Is the tide gonna reach my chair?"

"I think I might have found me my own kind of paradise"

Fall Leaves Mini Quilt

I'm thrilled to be over at the
today with a free tutorial.

I'm happy to share this free pattern that allows you to print the leaves design right onto
 HeatNBond® EZ Print Lite sheets with your printer.  
That means no tracing.

I also show basting the quilt with SpraynBond® basting adhesive
matchstick quilting with Aurifil 50 weight cotton thread (#2021).

This design is so fun, quick, and made to bring the warm colors of fall to your decor.

You'll can find all the details and the free pattern by clicking over to Thermoweb HERE.

Happy Fall, Y'all!

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

My Happy Place Row Along

The annual row along hosted by Marian at 
begins today.

There are over 40 designers offering quilt row patterns
from each one's "happy place".

(Sneak peek of mine...)

It's a quilt row party over the next 6 weeks with lots of giveaways too.

Check out these

Here is the full schedule:

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
Show and Tell Day - Blogs to be announced soon
(another teaser)
I'll be back Thursday to share the row I designed
from my "happy place".