Thursday, January 31, 2019

Valentine Quilt Block Sew Along at Thermoweb - Jars of Love

I'm so excited to join with a few of the 
talented Thermoweb designers
 for a 
Valentine Quilt Block Sew Along. 

There are 4 quilt blocks and the patterns are all free.


Today I am sharing this quilt block:


The fabics are
and the thread I used to stitch around the applique is
Aurifil thread:  50wt # 2620



 I'm using HeatNBond EZ Print Lite to print the patterns right on the fusible adhesive to create the Jars of Love quilt block.  Just print, fuse, cut, bond, and stitch.  It's that easy.

Head over to the Thermoweb Blog
to download the FREE pattern
and
Quilt along with us.



I'll have a project with all the blocks soon.


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Blog Hop Announcement - Strings

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 next stitching blog hop.


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

Strings should be your inspiration.
Strings in quilting are generally strips that are 2 1/2" or narrower.
String quilts are named for the strips of fabric that are used to make a quilt.

Interpret it any way you like.


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

Sew something that includes "strings".
This is your interpretation of the theme. 

I'm not going to say you have to have a project that is 100% strings 
(Although these quilts are beautiful)  
Just include some "strings" somewhere.  

It's up to you!  Inspire us.

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


I checked around the internet and there are a lot of ideas out there to get you started...


Monday, January 28, 2019

Winner - Black & White Blog Hop Giveaway WInner Anounced

We had so much fun hopping last week
during the



There were so many awesome projects and comments.
Thank you to all who either posted or commented.
YOU make it happen!

Now it's time to announce the winner of the

Giveaway!!

One of my favorite fabric shops is the 


and
Eliazbeth C. is receiving
 a
$25.00 Gift Card to go
SHOPPING!!!

Our random draw winner visited Creatin' in the Sticks on Facebook

Congratulations, Elizabeth.
I am emailing you right now!

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Make it Love - Project Quilting Season 10, Challenge 2

This is the second challenge of Season 10 of
Project Quilting.

I'm excited to join in this challenge, "Red, White, and Blue."

My entry:

Make it Love


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Kim announces a challenge and you have one week to create something quilty.
Prizes can be won and it's a great way to meet new blogging friends.

The rules:

1. Your project should contain ONLY the colors RED, WHITE, and BLUE. It does not have to use all three, but it cannot include any additional colors.
2. Projects need to be created during the week of the challenge (started on or after January 20, finished by January 27).
3. Your project does not need to be a traditional quilt, but must meet at least one of these three requirements: include patchwork, include appliqué, have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.
4. Incomplete or unfinished does not qualify. Every challenge piece must be a FINISHED project seen through from INCEPTION to COMPLETION during the challenge timeline.
5.  Link up by Sunday, January 27 at noon CST.


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I worked this challenge a bit backward.
I quilted first on the long arm by combining a couple of Handi Quilter pre-loaded designs
on solid Kona white fabric with a scrap of batting between.  
The quilting is with Aurfil 40 wt. long arm quilting thread.

This was great practice in placement with the preloaded designs on the Handi Quilter.
My thought was to make a little Valentine decor
and
not go the predictable patriotic direction.
As blue is not a traditional Valentine color, I felt this might be a challenge.
Next, I trimmed the design and used fabric markers to color the design with red and blue.



It really looks like it's been appliqued.
Can you imagine all those tiny pieces?


Here is the back to show the quilting.




Make it Love

Project Quilting Season 10, Challenge 2 - Red, White, and Blue
Made by Carla in Dodge City, Kansas
Size: 15" x 11"
Fabric coloring and Computerized Longarm Quilting


You can see all the other challenge projects and vote for your favorites starting at noon central on
January 27th
by clicking 
HERE
This one is #110


Thursday, January 24, 2019

Black & White Blog Hop - My Day, Final Day, and Giveaway

Did you hear the one about the skunk, zebra, panda bear, and penguin?

I really don't have a joke here, just a welcome
to
the final day of the
Black & White Blog Hop.

 I'm sad to see this hop end.
My vision became a reality thanks to everyone who played along.

It has been so fun to see black and white 
quilts and sewing projects
take center stage for one week
and
to all that participated or commented -

Thank you so much!


The projects have all been fantastic and the posts have had so many
tips and new ideas!!

Today is my day to show the project that started this whole Black and White hop idea.



I've been procrastinating the finish of this quilt for quite a long time. (years)
It's a jelly roll quilt in which I stitched 5 strips together at a time,
cut squares from the strip sets, paired the squares, 
and made 4 half square triangles from each pair.
Some of the strip set squares were paired with solid Kona white too.
The process made some interesting blocks.
I cut white squares and laid out my design.



It was time to finish this quilt, thus, the Black & White Blog hop was born.
The borders were added, 2 - Kona white and 1 is black with white music notes.
I quilted it with meandering music notes edge to edge on the long arm with 
Aurfil 40 wt. long arm quilting thread.



I've finished my first big quilt of the year!
The finished quilt is 80" x 80"
I love it!





All week I've invited bloggers to inspire us with black and white sewing projects and quilts.

We had some unbelievable blog posts!!

I'm excited to introduce our final day's line-up of bloggers.

Have fun visiting each blog and making new friends.

They have worked hard to show us some new ideas, so be sure to thank them with 
a sweet comment!

Find the rest of the schedule by clicking HERE

There's a Pinterest Board where you can see all the
Black & White
projects from the hop.



Giveaway!!

One of my favorite fabric shops is the 



One of my readers will receive a 
$25.00 Gift Card to go
SHOPPING!!!

Come back every day of the hop, visit all the blog posts of the day, leave a comment, 
and
 enter the giveaway.
(I've extended the time to enter to allow everyone a chance to visit all the blogs)

The winner will be announced on Monday, January 28, 2019.


Thank you, again, for the super fun week!



I have been reading all the comments and I am sorry that I haven't had a chance to respond 
 Please know that I appreciate every word!
I'm hoping the weekend will allow me time to sit down and go through each and every email.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Black & White Blog Hop - Day 3 and Giveaway

It's day 3
of the
Black & White Blog Hop.


All week I've invited bloggers to inspire us with black and white sewing projects and quilts.

The last 2 days have blown me away.
We had some unbelievable blog posts!!

Have fun visiting each blog and making new friends.

They have worked hard to show us some new ideas, so be sure to thank them with 
a sweet comment!

Find the rest of the schedule by clicking HERE

There's a Pinterest Board where you can see all the
Black & White
projects from the hop.



Giveaway!!

One of my favorite fabric shops is the 



One of my readers will receive a 
$25.00 Gift Card to go
SHOPPING!!!

Come back every day of the hop, visit all the blog posts of the day, leave a comment, 
and
 enter the giveaway.
(I've extended the time to enter to allow everyone a chance to visit all the blogs)

The winner will be announced on Monday, January 28, 2019.



Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Black & White Blog Hop - Day 2 and Giveaway

Welcome to day 2
of the
Black & White Blog Hop.


All week I've invited bloggers to inspire us with black and white sewing projects and quilts.

Yesterday was beyond my expectations.
We had some incredible blog posts!!

I'm excited to introduce today's line-up of bloggers.


Have fun visiting each blog and making new friends.

They have worked hard to show us some new ideas, so be sure to thank them with 
a sweet comment!

Find the rest of the schedule by clicking HERE

There's a Pinterest Board where you can see all the
Black & White
projects from the hop.



Giveaway!!

One of my favorite fabric shops is the 



One of my readers will receive a 
$25.00 Gift Card to go
SHOPPING!!!

Come back every day of the hop, visit all the blog posts of the day, leave a comment, 
and
 enter the giveaway.
(I've extended the time to enter to allow everyone time to visit all the blogs)

The winner will be announced on Monday, January 28, 2019.