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Monday, April 18, 2022

Barbed Wheels - Wonderful World of Color Blog Hop

   Welcome to the first day of the

Wonderful World of Color
 Blog Hop!

I'm happy to kick things off with my
"Barbed Wheels"  

Joan at MooseStash Quilting presented bloggers with the challenge to make something 
inspired by the world or color. Joan explained the sky is the limit on this challenge.
Basically, anything could fit this theme...
Thank you, Joan, for inviting me to join this super fun blog hop!

I started this quilt for another blog hop and the further I went the more I wanted to do.
The hop, Dust Off a Quilt Book Blog Hop hosted by Bea at Beaquilter, was just that -
use an old quilt book to make a new, fresher version of the quilt.

This book is McCall's Book of Quilts, copyright 1965 - 1975 and the pattern is Pinwheel Quilt.

I had planned to make a mini Pinwheel Quilt, but I loved the pattern so much that I decided to make a larger quilt with the pattern. 
(I seem to do this a lot - do you?)

So I made something else from another book for the Dust Off a Quilt Book Hop
 saved this quilt for 
the Wonderful World of Color blog hop so I could make it larger.

 Instead of using templates as the pattern suggested, I paper-pieced the blocks and made them larger.  

This really was fun and I enjoyed the process, until...

All that paper had to be removed.  *SMILE*

In the end, it was worth all the hours.

I love making color wheel quilts and this one is definitely staying here with me.

There are so many different scraps in this quilt.
It's about 58" x 58" and is backed with Minky fabric to make it cozy.

It's my new favorite!

I'm sharing my colorful day with these bloggers:

Get inspired by all the blogs posting for the Wonderful World of Color Blog Hop this week!
Joan has the full schedule HERE.

Have fun hopping!

Don't forget to leave all the bloggers a little "comment love!"

See you here next month for 

there is still time to sign up for June

I wanted to share pictures from my trip to Las Vegas a couple of weeks ago. 

 I can't share too much because we did what we quilters do 
-we took quilt pictures and I can't share that quilt yet.

But, I have a couple of pictures I can share!
We had so much fun hanging out with Carol (Just Let Me Quilt) and her husband.

It's amazing how these online relationships grow into the closest friendships.
We talked and talked and the hubbies could hardly get a word in.
It was the BEST time!
I think the guys had a good time too.  
At least they had stories of holding up quilts to compare and really had a lot in common.

Thank you, so much, our friends!
Lifelong memories were made and we hope there are many more to come!

Here is to Friendship!

Enjoy a colorful week everyone!

Thursday, April 14, 2022


 Happy Spring!  

 I'm over on the Thermoweb blog with a free pattern to craft a 

Spring decor is so fun to create after the drab months of winter.  Let this little Gnome with his bright umbrella, rain boots, and rainbow border help you have a Happy Spring!

Here is what I used to make the mini:

HeatnBond EZ Print Lite  iron-on adhesive – 1 sheet
StitchnSew Sew-In fleece, High Loft – 14” x 14”
SpraynBond basting adhesive

StitchnSew EZ Print Quilt Block Sheets – 1 sheet
Island Batik Fabrics and of course, Aurifil thread.

Click here to get the free tutorial and pattern over at Thermoweb!

I hope this little Gnome makes you smile today
brings you wonderful spring weather.

Friday, April 1, 2022

Cackling Stitches Block of the Month - April

 It's the third month for the Cackling Stitches 

Block of the Month,
"Creepy Critters".

This month I have a Creepy Critter Block to release:
Boo the Black Cat

Boo is playing Peek-A-Boo in the pumpkin.
Halloween time is Boo's favorite time of year.

Joan from MooseStash Quilting is releasing
Tabatha the Witch
(this is my version of the block)

She flies with the bats with a big smile on her face.
I enjoyed putting Tabatha in a candy corn outfit.

Carol at Just Let Me Quilt, Joan at MooseStash Quilting, and I are the wickedly creative minds behind this block of the month.
Together we celebrate Halloween all year!

You can too!
Join us over on the

Here's how the "Creepy Critters" BOM works at our
Facebook Cackling Stitches group:

The BOM will run from February 1st to August 1st.

On the 1st day of each month, we will release block patterns in the Facebook Group that will be free until the next blocks are released.

Once new blocks are released, the previous month's blocks will no longer be free. They will be available in our Etsy stores.

In August the entire pattern will be combined and sold in our Etsy stores.

We hope you appreciate the time we put into creating the BOM quilt and understand that we are keeping the costs to a minimum. If you're quick to get the patterns during the month they are free, there will be no cost to you.

All of the details including the supply list are available on the Cackling Stitches Facebook Page.

My version of the Creepy Critters BOM Quilt

Come join us for some tricks, treats, and Creepy Critters!