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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Grab Your Shovel...Sun, Sand and Sea BOM Block 4

Well it's May 1 already, can you believe it?
This month is my month, so here is...

"Grab Your Shovel"

It's a fast and easy 12 1/2" block, for you to enjoy!
I have to give Amy at "Sew Incredibly Crazy" credit...
I've yet to master this EQ7 thing when it comes to applique.
She was a doll and drew it up for me, 
so you didn't have to deal with my hand drawn shapes!
Thank you "sew" much Amy!!!!

Don't you just love these fabrics? They do put the sun in sunshine!
Looking for this block?
Paypal me $1.50 at Calicojoan@aol.com
Note what block you would like, and I will email it to you.
A big thanks goes out to "Island Batik".
for generously sponsoring me for this hop!

Here's a recap of what's happened "sew" far...
(cause it's never to late to catch up)

Block 1 February
Amy at "Sew Incredibly Crazy"
You can find the post HERE and the pattern HERE

Block 2 March
Carol at "Just Let Me Quilt"
You can find the post HERE and the pattern HERE

Block 3 April
Carla at "Creatin' In the Sticks"
You can find the post HERE and the pattern HERE

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It's a great place to gather and share with each other.

Now, if this doesn't make your heart happy!
I've got a little secret...
I got a peek into next month and it's just Incredible!!!
You see that empty space in the center...
Yep, that's the one, and what's coming is really cool!
But then, what else would you expect from the beach!

Til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Saturday, April 22, 2017

A Weeks Gone By...

Oh my goodness...
An entire week has gone by and I haven't even seen
my sewing room.

I do hope you all had a wonderful Easter.
It was sunshine and flowers here.
The weather was just beautiful. It made for the perfect
day with family new and old!
Yes, my oldest boy is engaged and we have a whole wonderful new family joining us. 
We couldn't be happier!

I even have proof that the Easter Bunny paid us a visit.
We have been over run with rabbits for a couple of years now.
This, is one of the many who like to munch on my lawn.

There are lots of things going on in the MooseStash. 
First off, May 1 is my block for the "Sun, Sand and Sea" BOM

Then, I will be joining in on the "Art with Fabric" blog hop.
You will see my post on the first day...May 15.

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Happy Easter

This sweet and calorie free bunny, is from "Seams to be Sew"
You can find the pattern right 
You might even remember her cousins from a couple of years ago...
Looks like someone can't get enough of these adorable little chocolate bunnies around here!

And just a little more quilting inspiration for you...
Are these just too cute?
I saw them at my favorite quilt shop the other day.
No time now, but maybe next year!
Wishing you all a very happy Easter.
Have a blessed day.

Til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Monday, April 10, 2017

Adventurous Applique With Island Batik

This month's ambassadors challenge theme...
You all know just how much I love applique, and with Easter
coming up...

I dug thru my special drawer of "Island Batik" fabrics, and went to work.

This adorable little guy, is a design by Wendy Bentley.
The artist of the calendar "Favorite Things" from Lang.
I was just introduced to this the other day at quilt club.
It was love at first sight.

As quilters we find inspiration everywhere, and "Favorite Things" 
is now right up there, on the top of my list. 
Every month is a design I just can't wait to put to fabric.
Here's a couple of photos of the envelope it came in.
You can see just how fun these designs are.

I had to do a little searching for online for it, and
 here's what I have found...

Has the smaller 2017 wall calendar which is 7 3/4" w x 15"h
(its on sale for a great price)
The brand new 2018 calendars are available too.

I wanted the bigger size 13 3/4"w x 24"h 
This one is perfect for those 12" mini quilt hangers.
Oh and if you can't live without that great calendar frame
like me...
It's considerably cheaper on Amazon!

Want to know a little bit about how I made
the grass on the bottom, stand up?
I won a bottle of Terial Magic recently.
Honestly, I hadn't heard of it, and didn't have any idea
what it was.
Well, I'm here to tell you, it's awesome.
The best way I can describe it... it's like a starch of steroids!
It's used to make dimensional things from fabric,
 like flowers and wings, etc...
I just can't say enough good about it.
I've been told it's perfect for fabrics we run thru our cutting machines, like the "Brother Scan and Cut" or the "Silhouette Cameo".
I've not played with it myself, but I'm reading rave reviews!

I do hope I've inspired you this month, to play.
A big thanks to "Island Batik"
"Terial Magic"
"Favorite Things" by Wendy Bentley
The beginning of great things to come!
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Block 3... Sun, Sand and Sea BOM

If these guys don't look like they are living the good life...

Carla from "Creatin' the Sticks" is our fabulous
designer this month.
Check out her blog, it's linked for you.
You can find this pattern and loads of other fun things there.

"Island Batik" is sponsoring my quilt. 
You know just how much I love them.
All these quality batiks, play so well together.
Not to mention make for the best "eye candy" on the planet!

Here's what we have so far.
It's never to late to join in...
You can find out all the details at
"Sew Incredibly Crazy"
A big thanks to Amy for bringing us together,
 for yet another fun BOM.

Til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Friday, April 7, 2017

Still in the Christmas Spirit

Block 2 of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" is 
officially done.

If you would like more information on this free QAL
visit Marian over at "Seams To Be Sew"

Til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Island Batik Mini Madness Wrap Up

March wrap up with Island Batik

There's just something about seeing all these together...

What an incredible bunch of "creative" ambassadors we have.
                       It was a month of mini paper piecing projects...
They are all sure "stunning" aren't they?

We have so much talent this year.
Your going to want to check out each of their blogs.
You'll find some fun tutorials along the way.

Karen from "TheQuiltRambler",
wanted to make sure you check in with her later this week.
She's working of a video tutorial.
I for one, can't wait...

Monday, April 3, 2017

Just Perfect for a Spring Day

Spring has sprung...the daffodils are in full bloom.
I've got dandelions in my yard already.
Really???  Why are they, the one thing that this girl 
can grow better than no other????

Yes, while I should be outside dealing with those blasted dandelions...
I choose to hide out in the quilt cave and do a little pattern testing 
for my friend Carol over at "FunThreads".

Meet "Flutter"
Is she not, just the cutest?
So bright and cheery, and so easy to put together.
Even a novice and accomplish this, in little time.
The center and circles are fusible applique, so it's quick and easy.

If you would like more info on this brand new pattern 
check it out

Well now...I guess I have to quit putting off the inevitable
 and deal with the yard work.
Hummm... I did see a recipe online recently for dandelion jelly.
Maybe I should go back down and just sew some more!

Til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Sunday, April 2, 2017

The Biggie is Done

I posted awhile back about dumping the junk and scrapping the crap!
Well, I can happily report that it's done!
Here's my "Urban Development" quilt.

The greatest stash buster ever.
Best yet, all those crazy scraps, just play so well together.
It's like one big ole "eye spy" quilt!
1 1/2" -2" squares use up, even the tiniest amount of scraps.
My hand dye fabrics surround each block.

You can find this pattern at 
(it's linked for you)
along with tons of other great stash busters.
I've just downloaded another pattern to start on.
There just "seams" to be no end to my scraps!

Doesn't that just make your heart happy?
It's a 106"x 106" bundle of joy!

There's also, no end in sight for me...
This was mail call yesterday.
I've got work to do!
Til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'