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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Spring Quilted Coasters

Who's ready for spring?
I know I am ready 
to help that happen I'm stitching in spring colors!

Today I have a free pattern and tutorial over at
to make super fun Spring Coasters.

Thermoweb has the best fabric adhesive products
and the coasters use both
 HEATNBond® Lite iron-on adhesive.

The coasters make a great gift or can just bring a little spring color to your decor.I hope you will check my post out over at Thermoweb (click here)
 and download the free pattern!

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Winner - Colorpop

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

Last week we had so much fun with the
and the week before I participated in the

There were so many awesome comments.
Thank you!
I'm a little late to visit each and every post in both blog hops, but I will soon.
I can't miss the inspiration!

Now it's time to announce the winner of the


I am happy to share a sampling of the 
Island Batik fabric collection 
with one lucky reader.

I have cut a 42 piece charm pack from the fabric I have left
Katlyn K. is the winner!

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

Congratulations, Katlyn.
I am emailing you right now!

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Color It Red Blog Hop - Red Dutch Doors

the first day of the
Color It Red Blog Hop.

I'm happy to kick things off with
Red Dutch Doors Quilt.

Carol of Just Let Me Quilt invited bloggers to make a project with red in it.
That was it, just make something with red in it.
Thank you, Carol, for inviting me to join this super fun blog hop!

Sometimes the simplest rules can cause me such dilemmas. 
There are so many things I think of when I think of a way to use "red".

My Chiefs are red...
BUT, I know, I know, I've been making and chatting them up for a long time.
Even I am running out of ideas for supporting "my" Chiefs.

One of my favorite dolls from my childhood needs a little revamping and a redo...

but Little Red Riding Hood has waited this long and I just couldn't come up with a plan for her.

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

I decided on the Dutch Door quilt block pattern - block #4.
Click HERE if you would like the free pattern for the block.

I used stash fabrics in red and my other favorite color, teal, to make a super fun and modern quilt.
(Teal is neutral with red, right?)

Rotate every other block in a 4 x 5 block grid (20 blocks) 
 add a 1" border for a 42" x 52" throw.

I quilted with straight lines with Aurifil 40wt 3ply long arm thread in Red.

I love how the straight lines and the red thread really just blend into the quilt
 but it gives great texture.

I made extra blocks and added them to the backing so there would be 
Red Dutch Doors on the back of the quilt, too.

It's fun to play with blocks and rearrange them into designs.
I love the modern look of this quilt and all the fabrics used were from my stash.
That's like a free quilt, right?

Be sure to check out all the RED projects over at these blogs today:

February 17th
Creatin' in the Sticks You are here!!

Here is the rest of the schedule:

February 18th

February 19th

February 20th
February 21st

What will you color red?
I'm sure by the end of the blog hop, you will have more ideas than time.
I always end up that way...

There's only a couple of days left to enter my giveaway for a charm pack of the
new Island Batik fabric collection 
(There are a couple of great red fabrics)

I'm covering the postage so this giveaway is limited to U.S. only.  (sorry)
Entries are open until February 20th.
I'll announce the winner by February 21st.

and how 'bout them CHIEFS!!

Friday, February 14, 2020

Valentine Snuggle Quilt

Happy Valentine's Day!

Today, I’m happy to be back over on the 
 to share my 
Valentine Snuggle Quilt

Combining patchwork with applique is one of my favorite ways to make quilts. 
When it came time to put the blocks together, I took advantage of the bright colors of the 
Michael Miller Fabrics Garden Pindot collection and made framed blocks.

Did you enjoy the
Thermoweb Valentine Sew-along?

Nothing makes fusible applique easier than
HeatNBond EZ Print Sheets

Check out all the details of the finished projects today at Thermoweb.

Have a loving day.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Log Cabin Blog Hop with Island Batik - Point Me to the Cabin and a Giveaway

Today is the 4th day of the
Log Cabin Blog Hop
where all the new fabric collections are being showcased.

What better way to show the gorgeous new Island Batik fabric collections
than with log cabin quilt blocks?

I'm thrilled to share my quilt today,
"Point Me to the Cabin"

I was so excited to receive the fabrics in my first 
2020 Island Batik Ambassador Box

and these Colorpop fabrics are certainly one of my favorites!

 by Kathy Engle.

I fell in love with the Colorpop fabrics at first sight. 
 All that color made me want to use each fabric from the collection.

I chose to piece 1/4 log cabin blocks with Island Batik Foundation fabric in solid white
and the colors in the Colorpop collection.

Each block was stitched with Aurifil 50 wt #2021 and a Schmetz Microtex (Sharp) Chrome 70/10 needle.  If you haven't tried these needles, they are perfect for the tight weave of the Island Batik fabrics.

Rainbow is my favorite color and I loved the opportunity to piece the blocks on point and let the colors travel down the quilt.

I don't set blocks on point very often, but I love how it can totally change to look of the blocks.

I had so much fun watching this quilt come to life with each row
love that it's colorful and bright.

I quilted circles in an edge to edge design with 

Hobbs Tuscany Collection cotton wool blend batting in the middle.

I found out I really like this cotton and wool blend batting for the way the quilting pops
 and the soft drape of the quilt.
I did the quilting with my Handi Quilter Avante long arm pro-stitcher
using Glide Trilobal Polyester 40 wt white thread.

The backing and binding fabrics are from the Colorpop collection and I used an extra block on the back for a label.  
The name of the quilt came from setting the blocks on point.

The fabrics featured in this blog hop are from the Island Batik Fall 2019 collections 
will be coming to stores very soon.  
Be sure to ask your local quilt shop for Colorpop!

Giveaway Time!!

I am happy to share a sampling of the 
Island Batik fabric collection 
with one lucky reader.
I have cut a 42 piece charm pack from the fabric I have left.

I'm covering the postage so this giveaway is limited to U.S. only.  (sorry)
Entries are open until February 20th.
I'll announce the winner by February 21st.

Thank you for visiting.

Check out all the new Island Batik fabric collections,
sign up for a giveaway,
see the complete Log Cabin Blog Hop schedule by clicking HERE.

I try to reply to every comment, but with giveaways and blog hops I may not get to reply every time.  Please know that I read each and every comment and appreciate all the sweetness.