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Monday, April 22, 2019

Feather Me a Rainbow Baby Quilt

My newest quilt pattern is over on the 

I'm celebrating my favorite color - RAINBOW!

Feather Me a Rainbow Baby Quilt

I was inspired by rainbows and Dresden quilt blocks.

My thought was that feather shapes would make a Dresden looking block
in rainbow colors
how could it be wrong?

The quilt pattern features
to print the patterns right on the fusible adhesive to create all of the quilt blocks. 
 Just print, fuse, cut, bond, and stitch.  It's that easy.

The colors of HashDOT by Michael Miller Fabrics are amazing for this rainbow quilt.

I stitched around the feathers with Aurifil 50 wt. thread (#2024)

Click HERE to find my free pattern in a special blog post over at Thermoweb today.

I'm dreaming in
Happy Rainbows today!

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

AccuQuilt Ready. Set. GO! Challenge Baby Quilt - Chunky Twists

The April challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors is
Baby Quilt.
Today is my day to show
Chunky Twists

As Island Batik Ambassadors,
this month is our first industry partner spotlight challenge.
The challenge is to use AccuQuilt dies to create a 40" - 48" baby quilt
using any pattern.

AccuQuilt generously provided the Island Batik Ambassodors with an

I chose a mixture of Island Batik stash builder fabrics and yardage.

The stash builder strips are 5" wide and perfect for the AccuQuilt dies.
I chose to use the Two by Two quilt block in the

The AccuQuilt was so much fun to use to cut the rectangles.
I even made a video to show how fast the rectangles were cut.
If you want, you can see it by clicking HERE

Baby quilts don't have to be pastel, I chose the colors of the rainbow.
I only used one die, the 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangle, #8 in the 
GO! Qube Mix and Match 8" Block.

This quilt was so quick to make and the top was ready in one afternoon.
The cutting was so accurate, the seams met perfectly and everything was so perfectly square.

Hobbs Heirloom Premium cotton batting really makes the straight and diagonal lined quilting pop.
Chunky Twists is finished with an Island Batik foundation Basic fabric - Vino for the binding
and finishes at 40" square.

You can find the full list of Island Batik ambassadors posting for the 
Baby Quilt challenge 
by clicking HERE.

It's amazing how modern tools can help us to create.
This is the beginning of lots of fun and accurate cutting.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

A Time for All Seasons Block of the Month- April Pinwheels - It's a Bonus Block

April is flying by
I've enjoyed watching everyone's progress with the 
A Time for All Seasons blocks.

What would be better on tax day than a bonus block?
A cute and simple pieced block
April Pinwheels.

Click HERE for the April Pinwheels quilt block.
It's free for the rest of the month.

Have you been keeping up with the blocks?

The April blocks are free for the rest of the month and you can find all the details
by clicking HERE.

You can find a list of the fabric requirements and more information about the
Block of the Month
by clicking HERE.

Join us.
 There are over 3000 friends on the Facebook group and we are having a blast.
Everyone is so encouraging.

Make the blocks and share them and win prizes from our great sponsors.

Happy day!

Friday, April 5, 2019

Union Square Quilt Along

When the Fat Quarter Shop asked if I would make a quilt block for the 
I took one look at the block
and couldn't wait to make one.

The Union Square Quilt Along is part of the
Fat Quarter Shop's 
where they focus on traditional quilt blocks
and add a modern touch.

With each block in the series, the block pattern and video tutorial are FREE.

You can find the Union Square Quilt Block Pattern
the video tutorial HERE.

Once you've mastered the quilt block, a quilt pattern is available for purchase
with 4 different sizes included.

To make a quilt like this one

the Fat Quarter Shop has the 
Union Square Quilt Kit and a backing set available for purchase.

If you like the fabrics in the quilt, 
check out the
Susanna's Scraps collection by Betsy Chutchian for Moda Fabrics

I used Kona Cotton Solids for my block
and can't wait to make more.

Have fun making your own Union Square
joining the Quilt Along
with me!

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Video - My First Attempt - Accuquilt

Last weekend was a fun one
with all the preparation for April projects.

I have a quilt or two for 

I have a diamond quilt to finish for

I am starting preparations for a trip to Quilt Market.
(My first time to go)
creating a few things for Blend Fabric's booth at Quilt Market.

I can't show a picture, sorry, it's top secret...

But I can show you my first attempt at a video for
the Facebook page.

I show how fast I can cut out my rectangles for 
my Island Batik quilt
with my new

I had a lot of fun playing with the video and the Accuquilt Go.
My quilt top is already finished.
It only took an afternoon!

Check it out.  You may love this cutter as much as I do.
.And I'm all about spreading the love.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Winner - All About Strings Blog Hop

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


One of my favorite fabric shops is the 

Karrin H. is receiving
$25.00 Gift Card to go

Our random draw winner follows Creatin' in the Sticks on Instagram.

Congratulations, Karrin.
I am emailing you right now!

Monday, April 1, 2019

April Showers and Basket Upset - A Time For All Seasons Block of the Month - April

Today is the first day of April
and time for new blocks 
Block of the Month.

(Thank you to all who were part of my super secret reveal yesterday)

Our team of designers is so excited about this new 
Block of the Month
love showing new blocks each month.

We have 2 new blocks for April and I am the designer this month.

April Showers

Applique your own pretty galoshes and umbrella.
The pattern is free until the end of the month.
Click HERE for the pattern.


Basket Upset

This is the pieced block for the month.  It really isn't as hard as it looks.
Follow the instructions, take it slow, and check your measurements for success.
This pattern is also free until the end of the month.
Click HERE for the pattern download.

You can find a list of the fabric requirements and more information about the
Block of the Month
by clicking HERE.

I love printing the applique patterns right on the fusible adhesive with

(no tracing!)

I'm stitching around my appliques with

Join us for this fun Block of the Month. 
 There are over 3000 friends on the Facebook group and we are having a blast.
Everyone is so encouraging.

Make the blocks and share them and win prizes.

Come have some fun with us
follow along with the designer blogs.
There are perks.

You might get a bonus block early...hint, hint