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Monday, September 16, 2019

Winner - My Favorite Quilt Block

and
Creatin' in the Sticks
have partnered
to bring fun blog hops each month.

Blog hops are a great way to show
new quilting methods, patterns, fabrics, projects,
and
products you may not have seen before.

Last week we had so much fun with the
My Favorite Quilt Block Blog Hop.



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
Susan A. is receiving
 a
$25.00 Gift Card to go
SHOPPING!!!

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

Congratulations, Susan.
I am emailing you right now!
Don't forget that sign-ups for the new hop has started and spots are filling fast.

Click here for the details.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Stitch It and Gift It Blog Hop Announcement

Let's start the season of giving with a blog hop
celebrating the art of sewing and quilting.


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 a blog hop with the spirit of giving.


Stitch It and Gift It blog hop.

I am always moved by the giving hearts of so many quilters
and
love reading the stories behind the gifts.

SO

Stitch a gift for someone and tell us the story.

Maybe it's a donation quilt, a quilt of valor for a veteran, a mug rug for a friend, a kennel quilt for a pet, a doll for a granddaughter (wink), a trash basket for a family member (another wink), or maybe it's the gift of teaching someone to sew.

Anything will do.  It's your interpretation of 
Stitch It and Give It.


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

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

Subject Line:  Stitch It

PLEASE, email me the info.
I know most of you, but if you don't send the info, I have to look all your information up.

If you have emailed me and don't hear from me within a few days, please email me again or contact me on Facebook.  Sometimes Hotmail eats my homework...lol

Remember, this is for fun.
Let's play.


Friday, September 13, 2019

My Favorite Quilt Block Blog Hop - Last Day, My Day, and Giveaway - Hourglass

Welcome
to
the final day of the
My Favorite Quilt Block 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 all the 
favorite quilt blocks
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 been so inspiring.
I can't wait to start on my next idea from the hop.

But first, it's my day to show my favorite quilt block.


The quarter square triangle aka - Hourglass quilt block


Is this a block or a component of a block?
Either way it's my favorite (today) and fun with 2 colors or 4.
This time I used 4 different colors per block with the new
Petal Pushers collection by Island Batik.

I mixed the quarter square triangle blocks with squares of the fabrics to make the quilt.


The quilting was on my long arm with Glide thread (color - Raven) and Hobbs cotton batting.

I made a tutorial to make Hourglass blocks back in 2016.
I made the hourglass blocks a little larger for this quilt.


Part of the fun for me is the pictures.
This one is on the dock that my hubby built.



I invited quilt bloggers to 
"Show your favorite quilt block"
Show it, explain why you love it, and make it a project.

What a treat to hop
 around all week and see 
some new quilt blocks, some old quilt blocks,
and some fresh quilty ideas to inspire us.

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

Friday, September 13th

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

You can find links to all the posts on the Pinterest Board.




Be sure to check out Carol's blog hop at Just Let Me Quilt in October:


And
 stay tuned this weekend.
A new blog hop will be announced here on the blog
and
sign-ups will begin for a November blog 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 for everyone to visit all the blogs)
The winner will be announced on Monday, September 16th, 2019.

Click on the link below to enter.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

My Favorite Quilt Block Blog Hop and Giveaway Day 4

It's hard to believe it is already day 4 of the
 My Favorite Quilt Block Blog Hop.

There has been such a wide assortment of blocks and projects.
I have so many ideas swimming in my head from the inspiration.


I invited quilt bloggers to 
"Show your favorite quilt block"
Show it, explain why you love it, and make it a project.

What a treat to hop
 around all week and see 
some new quilt blocks, some old quilt blocks,
and some fresh quilty ideas to inspire us.

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

Thursday, September 12th


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

You can find links to all the posts on the Pinterest Board.



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 for everyone to visit all the blogs)

The winner will be announced on Monday, September 16th, 2019.


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Stitch a Patchwork Jack Wreath with HeatNBond Interfacing

While the 
My Favorite Quilt Block Blog Hop is continuing,
I want to squeeze in a post to share my tutorial for Thermoweb today.

Scroll down for today's post for the hop to enter the giveaway today.

I just love making Halloween decor projects.  It's the one time of year that you can just go wild with decorations. 
 Here is one of my favorites. 


 I've made this wreath without the eyes for fall, but it's just a hoot to add the eyes with HeatNBond Lite to make a patchwork pumpkin Jack-O-Lantern.

Today I am over on the 
with a free tutorial to make a
Patchwork Jack Wreath.


It only takes a few supplies including
and
HEATNBond® Lite iron-on adhesive.

Wouldn't it be fun to make pumpkin seeds coming out of his mouth?
I should have done that.


It's time to start bringing out the Halloween Decor
or
making something new.
This is just the project to get you started.

Be sure to go to the 
and 
grab this free pattern.


It's Day 3 of the My Favorite Quilt Block Blog Hop and Giveaway

Wow, the ideas and inspiration just keep coming from the great line up of bloggers
participating in the 
My Favorite Quilt Block Blog Hop!

It makes me want to start a new project
or
2, 3, 4...


I invited quilt bloggers to 
"Show your favorite quilt block"
Show it, explain why you love it, and make it a project.
What kind of project?
Anything you like.  
Make a tutorial for the block (or not), make a quilt (or not), make a potholder, make a mug rug, just make us smile to see your favorite quilt block.

What a treat to hop
 around the internet all week to see 
some new quilt blocks, some old quilt blocks,
and some fresh quilty ideas to inspire us.

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

You can find links to all the posts on the Pinterest Board.



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 for everyone to visit all the blogs)

The winner will be announced on Monday, September 16th, 2019.


Tuesday, September 10, 2019

My Favorite Quilt Block Blog Hop and Giveaway Day 2

I invited quilt bloggers to 
"Show your favorite quilt block"
Show it, explain why you love it, and make it a project
and
WOW, yesterday they were over the top with inspiration.


Today, the My Favorite Quilt Block Blog Hop continues.

We are all in for a treat as we hop
 around all week to see 
some new quilt blocks, some old quilt blocks,
and some fresh quilty ideas to inspire us.

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

Tuesday, September 10th


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

You can find links to all the posts on the Pinterest Board.



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 for everyone to visit all the blogs)

The winner will be announced on Monday, September 16th, 2019.