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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Thermoweb Valentine Sew Along

Are you stitching a Valentine?

We are over at Thermoweb this week.



Carol from Just Let Me Quilt has 2 free quilt block patterns today over at
Thermoweb
and
tomorrow
I will have 2 for you, too.

I stitched the blocks designed by Carol.

Love Bunny



and 
Love Bird.



I'm using Michael Miller Fabrics, Garden Pindot collection for my blocks
and
nothing makes fusible applique easier than
HeatNBond EZ Print Sheets



The blocks are 8" finished and we will be putting them all together for Valentine's Day projects.

Join us for a fun and free Valentine Sew Along.

I'll be sharing my 2 quilt block designs tomorrow over at Thermoweb.


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Monday, January 27, 2020

Winner - The Winter Blues

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
Winter Blues 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
Allison is receiving
 a
$25.00 Gift Card to go
SHOPPING!!!

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

Congratulations, Allison.
I am emailing you right now!

Thursday, January 23, 2020

The Winter Blues - Let's Get Scrappy - Catching Some Blue Zees

Welcome to Creatin' in the Sticks
and
my day - the final day for the
Winter Blues Blog Hop.

To all that participated or commented -
Thank you so much!

My head is swimming with all kinds of ideas
and I can't wait to get to stitching.

But first, it's my day to show my
"Catching Some Blue Zees" quilt.



I'm combining two challenges into one project this month.

You see, I am an Island Batik Ambassador 
2020
and the ambassador challenge this month is
Let's Get Scrappy


We are to make a fun project with a scrappy look
using
Island Batik fabrics.

I started with a whole lot of Island Batik blue fabric left 
from last year's projects and some that I had purchased before becoming an ambassador.

While I like blue and white together, I've had a love of blue and black since
I was young coloring those fuzzy black velvet-like posters.


One of my goals is to make all 30 quilt blocks from 
my
into 30 individual quilts. 

I decided on the Catching Z's quilt block pattern - block #26.
Click HERE if you would like the free pattern for the block.

I made 30 of the blocks with the blue fabrics 
and 
Island Batik Foundations solid fabric in black.
The Island Batik solids are tight woven and are super soft like a high thread count sheet once you wash them up in a quilt.

The piecing was all done with Aurifil 50 wt thread #2692



I added a 2 1/2" black border then a 4 1/2" border with Island Batik 2 1/2" blue strips.


I used Hobbs Natural Cotton with Scrim Batting 
and
quilted
Catching Some Blue Zees
 on my Handiquilter with Glide thread in Black.


Catching Some Blue Zees
is 65" x 75" and will be a gift for a special graduate this May.
Blue is her actual middle name
and this Aunt can't wait to surprise her.



We are celebrating the color blue!


I invited my blogging friends to
Stitch something up with the color blue. 

Let's celebrate winter with projects in blue.

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

Friday, January 24th
Creatin' in the Sticks - This is me!

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.

Follow the Pinterest Board


GIVEAWAY

One of my favorite online fabric shops is 


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, January 27th, 2020.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Thanks for sharing the Winter Blues!


Ok, one more because it matches my Jeep. ;)



2020 Island Batik Ambassador

I'm so excited to announce that I am an
 Island Batik Ambassador again for 2020.


My first task as an ambassador is to make an unboxing video.
I’ll be sharing projects, quilts, or tutorials each month using the items
from this video.

Not my comfort zone, by the way, but here it is.

I went for the shortest unboxing video.
 Hey, they wanted us to get creative... (insert smiling face here!!!)
It's all in fun, right?
I want to thank Island Batik AurifilHobbs Batting, Accuquilt, and Schmetz Needles for sending me all of these goodies.

You can find the complete list of 
2020 Island Batik Ambassadors
HERE.
I'll be sharing my first 2020 stitching challenge for Island Batik 


tomorrow
 in the 
Winter Blues Blog Hop 


here on the blog, so come back and check it out.

There's a giveaway happening this week too.
 Just check the other posts this week

This should be a crazy, fun year!


Full disclosure: The products featured here were provided to me free of charge by Island Batik, Aurifil, Hobbs, AccuQuilt GO! and Schmetz.

The Winter Blues Blog Hop and Giveaway - Day 4

It's hard to believe it is already day 4 of
The Winter Blues Blog Hop.

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


We are celebrating the color blue!

I invited my blogging friends to
Stitch something up with the color blue. 

Let's celebrate winter with projects in blue.

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

Thursday, January 23rd



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.

Follow the Pinterest Board


GIVEAWAY

One of my favorite online fabric shops is 


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, January 27th, 2020.



Wednesday, January 22, 2020

It's Day 3 of The Winter Blues Blog Hop

Wow, the ideas and inspiration just keep coming from the great line up of bloggers
participating in
The Winter Blues Blog Hop

It's day 3 and I'm anxious to see what today's bloggers have in store for us.


We are celebrating the color blue!
I invited my blogging friends to
Stitch something up with the color blue. 

Let's celebrate winter with projects in blue.

Here's today's schedule:

Wednesday, January 22nd


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.

Follow the Pinterest Board


GIVEAWAY

One of my favorite online fabric shops is 


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, January 27th, 2020.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The Winter Blues Continues with Day 2 and a Giveaway

 Wow, what a great day we had yesterday hopping
and
enjoying all the warm ideas for 
The Winter Blues.

I'm excited to see what today's bloggers have in store for us.


We are celebrating the color blue!


I invited my blogging friends to
Stitch something up with the color blue. 

Let's celebrate winter with projects in blue.

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


Tuesday, January 21st


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.

Follow the Pinterest Board


GIVEAWAY

One of my favorite online fabric shops is 


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, January 27th, 2020.