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Monday, December 31, 2018

2018 Was a Great Year!

One of my biggest joys in quilting is being an 
Ambassador for "Island Batik".
It's so much fun, to look back at what I've created with this fabulous fabrics.
Four Seasons Blog Hop
Galentines Day Challenge
Mini Love Challenge
Try a Technique Challenge
Funky Friends with Bella Nonna
30 Blocks in 30 Days Blog Hop
Looking Back-Vintage Quilts Inspiring New Creations Challenge
Playful Pillows Challenge
Modern Batik Challenge
Secondary Pattern Challenge
Great Outdoors Blog Hop
Starstruck Challenge
Needle Paper Scissors Challenge
Cozy Cabins Log Cabin Challenge
Whimsical and Wonky Challenge
It's a "Wild" Life BOM

Wishing you a new year, full of wonderful quilt adventures in 2019.

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Saturday, December 29, 2018

January wild life

Well, Merry Christmas to us!
Amy surprised us, with an early release of the final block for our "Wild" Life BOM.
This one really hits home for me, you know what I wildlife freak I am!
LOL!!
Is this just not the most perfect end to our BOM?
Thank you Amy for a spectacular finish!
You can find the link
HERE
Remember the pattern is free from now til the end of January.
With all the changes with Craftsy...
it's made things very difficult for my fellow designers.
Craftsy took down all the past months blocks.
Rest assure, the girls are working away to get them back up,
 on some platform for you, ASAP.
I didn't have a Craftsy account, so for my patterns...
you can use Paypal and I will email them directly to you.
We apologize for the inconvenience this has caused any of you.
The timing couldn't have been worse.
;-)
Here is my finished top, and I must say, I'm delighted with the results.
My fellow designers did a spectacular job this year.
I do want to give a very special thanks to "Island Batik" who so generously
supported me with these gorgeous fabrics for this BOM.
They are from their Basic and Blenders collections, and are available all the time!
I've been blessed to be an ambassador for them for 3 years now,
and I just can't say enough about how much I love their fabrics.
Stunning colors and a such a great quality fabric.
There really is nothing better than batik for fusible applique, too.
They pack a big punch in any project.
From the bottom of my heart, thank you "Island Batik"!
Here are links for past block posts.
Again, with the Craftsy mess, the links may no longer be working,
but you can always contact the designers and they will find a way to get
patterns to you. They were free for a month, but for a small fee you can get past patterns.
February-"Sew Incredibly Crazy"
Pattern can be found
March-"Creatin' in the Sticks"
Pattern can be found
April-"Just Let Me Quilt"
Pattern can be found
May-"MooseStashQuilting"
Pattern can be found
June-"Life in the Scrapatch"
Pattern can be found
July-"Creatin' in the Sticks"
Pattern can be found
August-"Sew Incredibly Crazy"
Pattern can be found
September-"Just Let Me Quilt"
Pattern can be found
October-"MooseStashQuilting"
Pattern can be found 
November-"Just Let Me Quilt"
Pattern can be found
December-"Sew Incredibly Crazy"
Pattern can be found
January-"Sew Incredibly Crazy"
Pattern can be found

Thanks, to all of you, who inspire all of us designers every day!
Carol at "Just Let Me Quilt"

Make sure you post your finished block in our Facebook group for a chance to win
a wonderful prize from one of our sponsors!
Oh...and keep your eyes peeled!  We will be announcing our brand new
2019 BOM very soon!
;-)
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Best of 2018


Cheryl over at "Meadow Mist Designs" is hosting a Linky Party...
and we get to see every one's favorite posts of the year.
What a great way to catch up on things we might have missed,
as well as, review our favorites.
As a blogger, it is heart warming to see all you wonderful followers 
who visit and leave such sweet comments. 
I feel very blessed, with readers new and old who have found me.
A humble thank you all,  from the bottom on my heart!

It seems only fitting, to share the top 5 posts that you viewed the most
as my "Best of 2018".
#1. Hands down number one had to be the posts from our 
All the posts from the "Sew Incredibly Crazy" BOM!
Our fearless leader Amy, has lead a group of us, in creating this fun quilt.
Monthly,  we posted a new block.
There have been literally thousands of view on these posts!
You can read the latest
It gives you links for all the past blocks.
While they are no longer free... they are all available for a small fee.
January wraps up this one, but you will be seeing
 an announcement for next years BOM  
coming soon! ;-)

#2  My Second most popular post was the QQQ Blog hop
Marian at "Seams to be Sew" hosts this fun hop yearly, where we celebrate 
International Quilting Day!
This year I finished up a PIGS (project in grocery sack), finally.
My Amy Bradley camper quilt, done in a QAYG (quilt as you go) method on denim.
It's a heavy little guy and perfect weight for keeping us warm in our campers.
I added in 3 additional holiday campers to mine to make it a lap size quilt.
You can see more on this quilt

#3 Brings me back to another of "Marian's" fun hops...
and my all time favorite time of the year.
Halloween!
This year my peek was what I like to call "Halloween Soup".
I had so much fun throwing in all the left overs to make this fun quilt!
You can read on how this came to be...

#4 My first love...Island Batik
I celebrated another great year, being an ambassador
 for this fabulous fabric company. 
For me.... it's the icing on my quilting cake!
Here I used the "Vintage Morris" line to create this beauty.
Do you just love those colors???
:-)
You can read more one this

#5 last but definitely not least...
We got to play with X-block rulers!
You might say, I went a little crazy with these fun rulers.
These are a 3 in one bonus, you can read on

It was a fun year!  Blog hops are definitely my thing!
It keeps me busy, learning something new all the time.
Oh and the friends I've made throughout the process.
Life just can't get any better than that.

The fun isn't stopping any time soon either...

Jan 22 is my day!

January 31 is my day!

Feb 18 is my day!

Feb 20th is my day!

You know...
The "Fabulous Freebies" blog hop I hosted, was so popular...
that it just might have to make a re-appearance next summer.
What do you think?????
Thanks Cheryl for ending our year with a bang!
Have a very Happy New Year...

til next time...
Keep on stitchin'