Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Quilt Qwazy Queens blog hop

There is nothing I love more than celebrating International Quilting day,
 with Marian and her band of Qwazy Quilters!
 But you add in the theme this year...
Choose your own "Qwazy", and I'm in on that challenge.
I do love a good scrap buster.
That's the "Qwazy" in me.
Sometimes those scraps should have just gone in the trash
         Where there's a will, there's a way!

This years "Qwazy" started with a bag of my "Island Batik" scraps.
I guess I shouldn't really call them scraps, they were more like shards.
But, they are just so pretty, I couldn't throw them away!
So, I encased them, between 2 layers of a sticky water soluble stabilizer.
And started to stitch.
That's when it all went downhill.
My little "pillow of scrap" was too thick for my sewing machine to sew through.
Needles broke, words started to fly.
So I took it over to my long arm...
It didn't like it anymore than the sewing machine did.
What to do, what to do.
I ended up cutting holes in the top stabilizer, 
then pick and cut out many of the scraps.
Oh these brilliant ideas I have some days!
I did manage to finally get it all stitched,
 and was pleasantly surprised, when I put it in water.
As the stabilizer melted away, this wonderful new fabric started to emerge.
What I have now, is this fun 12"x24" piece of  "Island Batik" 
collage cloth. Not what they ever expect to see, I'm sure, but
it's going to be fun to figure out a project for it!
I think I've tried just about every "Qwazy" thing I can think of...
But there is just something about "scraps", that calls to me every time.
This scrappy log cabin is all in 1" strips that finish at 1/2".
My quilting cave was being remodeled at the time, 
and even the contractor commented, that I had lost my mind! 
This monster stash buster is an oversized, reversible California King.
Besides busting through tons and tons of scraps...It's so heavy, that if we loose power in the dead of winter, we will never freeze as long as we have the muscle to get the thing out and onto the bed!
There was this fun string quilt from my "Fabulous Freebie" blog hop last year.
I do love a good "scrap" challenge. Don't even get me started on
 Bonnie Hunter quilts.
This is "Orca Bay". 
I don't think Bonnie had real Orcas in mind, when she designed it.
I doubled the size and added the big border.
One last little "Qwazy" photo.
A peek into my Quilt cabinet.
Oh, how I wish I could tell you this is the only place they are stashed.
But it's finally cleaned out enough to show you!
A big thanks to the Fat Quarter shop for a couple of great giveaways!
It's not too late to enter in a giveaway from Annies Craft Store. 
You have until 11:59pm tonight to enter.
Check out my previous post and read all about it.
In you've missed what my fellow bloggers have been
doing, that made them all a little Qwazy...

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'
(and sharing...cause that's what it all about)

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Vintage Reimagined with "Island Batik" and Giveaway

*Post contains affiliate link*
There is nothing more fun that finding that vintage pattern that speaks to you,
and making it new again with fabulous batik fabrics.
That was just the challenge that "Island Batik" gave their ambassadors this month.
I picked this "Dresden" design.
I love "Hobbs" Thermore batting.
It  was perfect for this project. 
This ultra thin batting is perfect for wall hangings,
when you want it to hang straight.
No more waving like a flag on a wall.

This is another of the fabulous projects in "Springtime Quilts" from
Quilters World.
Their version done in 30's prints, looks much different than my batik version.
Farrell, loves this batik version best, though!
Does he look familiar to anyone out there?
He is one of  "Xavier Roberts " original "Cabbage Patch" kids.
That's kind of a blast to the past isn't it?
Now that's really making it new again.

As an affiliate of Annie's Craft Store, they have made a fabulous offer to give away a copy of this magazine to "one" of my lucky followers.
I can't think of a better way to celebrate National Quilting day!
Leave me a comment telling me what your favorite Springtime Quilt is.

This giveaway will stay open until 12am on March 21st.

But if you just can't wait that long...
You can purchase it

A big thanks to 
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Monday, March 4, 2019

Fat Tuesday

I've got no beads...
I've not been to Bourbon Street in years...
But I do have me a love of the old Marga
Make that Mardirita!

This was a quick little project that Angie, 
over at "Angie's Bits and Pieces" shared with us a couple of weeks ago. 
It's just another one of the crazy fun things she designs.
Check it all out
I've been a fan on Angie for 10 years now. She does some absolutely fabulous designs.
Anyone interested in a Quilt Along?
Angie has offered to give a"deep" discount for the pattern and
throw in a giveaway too.
Check out her shop
and tell me what you would like to do.
"We" can collectively decide what project we would like to make.
Sound like fun???
Leave me a message and let me know, what strikes your fancy.

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Thursday, February 28, 2019

A Time For All Seasons BOM-March

Something you tell your kids, when you want them to move.
Something a band does.
Or in my case... the time we start to celebrate.
My youngest son's birthday, is on Saint Patrick's day.
While he will likely be tipping a beer someplace on March 17,
I prefer to celebrate in a much different way.
Yep, I'm officially old, and a big blowout celebration means
that I've just completed a "quilty" project of some kind!
Best yet...being this old means I don't even have to explain
or make excuses for myself.
I'm not sure if Carol, over at "Just Let me Quilt" feels the same way...
but her blocks this month tell me she might.
So get your St. Patty's face on, and add this to your "Time For All Seasons".
You can find the pattern
It is free for the month of March,
after that it will be available for a small charge.

Don't forget to share it on our Facebook page
We have sponsors who are providing fabulous monthly prizes.
This year, my blocks are from my stash of "Island Batik" fabrics.
Happy dance, happy dance!
I just love those batiks!

Here is the schedule for this year...

Hey...any body ever hear of green wine?
Just wonderin'
til next time...
Keep on stitchin'

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Are You Ready for some Sunshine?

I don't know about you...but I am over winter.
Last night we got almost a foot, of the white stuff.
Uggggh. I am so ready, for it to be spring.

Since the calendar isn't being all that cooperative right now...
I turned to some fun stitching.
I grabbed up some of my "Island Batik" scraps and stash and went to work.
Are these just the cutest little mug rugs?
They came from a new book "Springtime Quilts" that "Annie's Craft Store" has to offer.
Oh my goodness, what great projects are in this down loadable book.
Everyone of them makes those winter blues disappear.
(There is a link below you can use to purchase this book if your interested)

You may have noticed some changes on my blog lately.
This is year number 11 in blog-land for me. To celebrate, 
I purchased my domain name.
Yes, those moose boys are doing the happy dance, over "MooseStashQuilting
being all theirs now!
My "Facebook" page has turned into a business page.
No more having to "friend" me to see what I'm up to.
You can just "Like" my page now to see my latest "quilty" related posts.
My "Pinterest" page is also a business page and much nicer to see than before.
The social media links on the right hand side bar have been updated for you.

I've made the decision to become an affiliate, 
for some of the companies who's products I love and use.

What does that mean for you?
 If you purchase something, on "some" of the links I provide,
I will get a small commission on the sale.
It will not cost you any more, than if you purchased it directly on their website.
But it helps me defray the costs of keeping this blog running.
By clicking on these links, you do not automatically purchase anything.
It's like anyplace else, you can see more on it, and decide for your self if your interested.

I have updated my "Disclosure" statement

You can be sure, I will always advise you when there is an affiliate link in my post.
You won't see me suggesting anything I don't use and love myself.
That...you have my word on!
Oh...and you will be seeing a lot more of "Annie's" wonderful patterns here.
Quilting, card making, knitting, crochet...they have it all.
I've long been a fan!
So, while I enjoy a little cuppa with my new mug rugs...
you can take a peek at the other fabulous projects this book has to offer.
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'
Note: the link below is an affiliate link!