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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Happy Halloween

Wow, October has been a fun month with lots of projects.

Witchy Stitchy is now one of my best selling patterns.
Thank you!!

My sweet Granddaughter is ready to trick or treat with her new bag
that I was thrilled to present over at Thermoweb.

it's the perfect size for a toddler and will be a cute little purse even after Halloween.
The details are over on the Thermoweb blog.

I am the October Quilt Block designer for 
A Time for All Seasons Block of the Month.
Happy Jack and Gathering Leaves
are the October quilt blocks.

Today is the last day to get the blocks for free.

Click HERE for the Happy Jack pattern
Click HERE for the Gathering Leaves pattern.

Have a Happy Halloween and we will see you tomorrow for the newest quilt blocks
for the Block of the Month!

Stay tuned for the newest blog hop too...

Stay safe!

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Fall Quilt Market 2019 - My Little Contributions

I will admit, I am a little (lot) bummed I am not at quilt market
this weekend.
I went back and forth about whether to go or not.

The decision to stay was based on the fact that I would have to go by myself
that isn't really an option for me right now.

BUT, I do have a few items on display at market.

it's over in the Thermoweb booth #1848.

Photo courtesy of Thermoweb
Go check out the new products.
I heard there is a NEW HeatnBond EZ Tee Stabilizer that’s perfect for Tee-shirt quilts!

Check out my 
there too.

I spent one-day last month playing with a new fabric collection
by Jackie Kunkle for Island Batik called Ancient Etchings.
Island Batik asked me to make

Here she is at market, Booth #1920, with her friend Lloyd Llama made by another 
Island Batik Ambassador,
Jennifer at Curlicue Creations.

.  Someone gave them pompom collars.
  So cute...

Photo courtesy of Canton Village Quilt Works

The Stu the Sea Turtle was made by Island Batik Ambassador, Vasudha Govindan of Storied Quilts, I believe.

More info on the other can be found on Canton Village Quilt Works Facebook post by clicking HERE. 
The fabrics are available in shops in Jan/Feb 2020.

I do have one other item in Houston,
but I'll post more on that later.

Quilt Market 2019
It has been fun from afar...

Friday, October 11, 2019

Witchy Stitchy - Last Day to Party

Today is the last day for the
Witchy Stitchy Blog Hop.

There has been so many spooky and fun Halloween projects.

It's the last day to party with this great group of bloggers.

October 7

October 8

October 9

October 10

October 11 - TODAY

is the best hostess
there is still time to enter her giveaway.

Yesterday I finished the pattern for 

Stitchy Witchy.

These witches are having such fun
with their Quilting Bee.

For the next few days, for my readers,
I am offering a 20% discount on the new pattern

If you would like the Stitchy Witchy pattern, it is available in my Etsy Shop.
Click HERE for the pattern.

Halloween will be here before we know it.
I better get busy...

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Top it Off with Witchy Stitchy

the first day of the
Witchy Stitchy Blog Hop.

I'm happy to kick things off with
Witchy Stitchy Witchy.

I love Halloween, but no one does Halloween projects like Carol at Just Let Me Quilt.
She is perfect to lead us on this spooky journey.
Thank you, Carol, for inviting me to join this super fun blog hop!

My stitching for the hop is pulling double duty.

You see,
I am an Island Batik Ambassador for 2019
and every month there is an ambassador challenge.
The Island Batik Ambassador Challenge
this month is
"Top it Off"
either a holiday table topper or runner that includes applique.

So I combined the hop and challenge and today I present to you,
Stitchy Witchy
my Halloween table runner.

Look at all the little helpers I had to stitch up my 
12" x 42" table runner.

I created the pattern with Electric Quilt. 
Next, I pieced the pumpkin blocks with
Island Batik Foundation fabrics.

Then the stitching witches were 
appliqued with Island Batik stash fabrics 
my favorite fabric adhesive,

(no tracing!)

I stitched around my little witches with Aurifil 50 wt thread #4225 with a blanket stitch and the quilting is meandering leaves.  The rest is a meandering stitch with Aurifil 50 wt #2150.

Hobbs provided the Ambassadors with batting
and I chose to use the Heirloom Natural Cotton Batting for the Witchy Stitchy table runner.

I had so much fun choosing the 
Witchy Stitchy outfits
with the bright and colorful

Each witch is colored differently and each one is stitching with a line of thread
that was triple stitched by machine.

Be sure to visit the other bloggers posting
for the Witchy Stitchy
Blog Hop today.

October 7
Creatin' in the Sticks You are HERE!

You can find the complete schedule over at Just Let Me Quilt

You can find the full list of Island Batik ambassadors posting for the 
Top it Off Challenge by clicking HERE.

If you would like the Stitchy Witchy pattern, it is available in my Etsy Shop.
Click HERE for the pattern.

Have a little Stitchy Witchy magic
Have a happy Halloween!