Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Triangle Friends

Last year, my friend Dione asked me to pattern test this guy!
Finally it made it's way to the top of my long arm pile.
Is this just the cutest?
I absolutely love how Dione sees things. Simple triangles, make such fun animals.
This little "Piggy"...
Splish splash went the "Fish"...
Ribbit says the "Frog"...
Woof woof says the "Dog"...
Polly wanna cracker, says the "Parrot"...
Meow says the "Cat"...

This pattern is now in print, in Issue 26 of "Made Modern" quilt magazine.
You can read more on this fun pattern at Dione's blog 
"Clever Chameleon"
Check it out, she's got some crazy fun things to share and an amazing talent!
It's 38"x53" size is perfect for a baby/toddler quilt.
Or a certain adult who acts like a child most days!
Speaking for myself that is...
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Coming Soon!

All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go...
It's that time of the year again.
I've over the snow...
and I'm escaping it all!
Tomorrow I will be in Lancaster PA, meeting up with my favorite New York girls
for our annual quilt retreat.
It's hard to believe we have been getting together yearly, since 2014.
I met these lovely ladies online, and still have to laugh, to think I invited myself
 to their retreat, clear across the country and they said yes. 
It's not everyone who blindly agrees to spend a week with a complete stranger.
LOL!!
Oh how I love these girls!
Looking through old photos, I stumbled on this one!
OMG...nice hair.
:-0
With friends who take pictures of me like this...
Who needs enemies, am I right?
We are a very serious group! 
Cause we are hard working girls.
Rats...forgot to edit out those wine glasses again!

Yep, it's going to be a raucous week ahead, I'm sure of it.

Not to worry though, I've got a little something special to share mid-week
with everyone. 
Keep an eye out here!
And there are 2 blog hops when I get back.
I'll be posting on Wednesday April 24th
I'll be posting on Monday April 29th

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Ready Set "GO" with Island Batik

This month "Island Batik" challenged it's ambassadors to make a baby quilt
with the "Accuquilt GO" cutters we received this year.
Let the fun begin!
After pulling out some bright fun fabrics, I started cutting away.
I had some fun with "Y" seams, earlier this year.
While I conquered them, it was a challenge.  
So I decided now was the time to try it again,
using the "GO" and see if that made them easier to stitch.
Well, I'm here to tell you that answer is
YES!!!
Just look at those star points. I'm doing the happy dance here!
Having the corners trimmed instantly for you, makes all the 
difference in the world in piecing.
It makes those points stitch up perfectly...
and takes the "why" out of those "Y" seams!
Winter is finally giving way to spring here, so I
  took advantage of the sunshine to show off these fabulous fabrics.
Kind of makes your heart go pitty-pat, doesn't it?

A big thanks to
and
For so generously providing us with supplies!
Your both, second to none.
Check out the Accuquilt specials...
Accuquilt Dynamic Promo
The new Spring and Summer catalogue
for "Island Batik" is out, and oh is there eye candy to behold!
You can find it

NOTE: this post contains an affiliate link.

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Sweet Dreams

Note: This post contains affiliate links.

I love working with
Today I'm excited to share my version of "Sweet Dreams"
This pattern is perfect for busting a little stash.
It really amazes me, just how much we can do, with our leftovers.
Are these little faces just the sweetest?
You can find the pattern
HERE
Nice thing is, you can choose paper or down-loadable.
**This is an affiliate link**
While I do receive a small portion of the sale,
it does not have any affect on the price you pay.
Check it out and start you own, for that someone special.
Be sure you share it with me.
You know I love seeing your creations!
All this needs is a little one, sitting on it now!
;-)

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Sunday, March 31, 2019

A Time For All Season BOM-April


April showers, bring May flowers,
And this month Carla has prepared us well, for those showers.
Are these little yellow boots, just the most adorable things you've ever seen?
It really kind of makes me wish I was a kid again, 
splashing through all the puddles.
LOL!!
Ohhhhh and a "gorgeous" basket block, too!
Looks like we are getting prepared for next month to me.
(winky winky)
While the basket block may look intimidating, don't let that stop you.
 The 10 1/2" block size, lends to some very unfamiliar cutting sizes, for some of us.
Careful cutting is important here, and
  Carla has done a spectacular job at walking you through, what things should measure as you stitch. Taking your time and checking to see what your machine likes best, will make the process a breeze.
I used a combination of scant 1/4" and regular 1/4" seams, on my machine. 
I can't say I have ever changed back and forth on the same block, but it worked like a charm
and was exactly 10 1/2" square when I was done. 
***Happy Dance Happy Dance***
Nothing feels better than conquering what you may have thought, the impossible...
I have to thank "Island Batik" for the fabulous fabrics I'm using.
Batiks really are the perfect fabric for any applique, 
as the tight weave makes for much less fraying as you stitch.
If I say so myself...this is shaping up to be one sensational year!

You can get your patterns from Carla
Remember these blocks are free for this month only. 
After that it will be available for a small fee.
You can find any missed blocks on the links below.

Don't forget to share your blocks on our Facebook page
We have sponsors who are providing fabulous monthly prizes.
Here is the schedule for this year...
February
March 
April
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
January

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Monday, March 25, 2019

Strings Blog Hop

Strings?
Did someone say strings?
You know I "LOVE" strings!
That chance to dump the junk, and really use up those little bits and pieces.
Thank you Carla, I'm in.
;-)
The first thing I did was grab my "String Fling" book from Bonnie Hunter.
I love spiral binding my books. It makes it so easy to flip pages around as you stitch,
without having to hold a book open.
This is "Zucherwatte".
"Cotton Candy" 
Pink isn't a color that I have a lot of on hand. 
With a house full of boys, there hasn't been much of a need.
LOL!
But there was just something about this quilt...
Bonnie has a way of using the strangest combinations of fabrics.
There is hardly a place where I could add black and white car fabric
 and pink leopard prints, and make it work.
LOL!!
It always amazes me when I stand back, and see everything blend together so well.
This is only the second time that I have tried scalloped boarders.
I couldn't be happier with the results. Lets just say, the last time was an epic fail!
"nuff said"
:-O
While I was on this "string" roll...
I decided it was time to get this guy quilted.
"Tulip Fields"
If you've visited the "MooseStash" much, you have likely seen it before.
I pieced the blocks many many moons ago,
 in a monthly "Bonnie Hunter" club at our local quilt shop.

Three years ago when I had my broken wrist,
 my quilt club girls talked me into putting the blocks together.
It was something I could  manage even with the cast on.
It was a sanity saver for me. 
Until I worked on this, I was at such a loss as to what to do with myself.
It really seemed only fitting to get it quilted, bound and done for this hop too.
There is just something about "Glide" thread.
💘
"SEW" thank you Carla for spurring me on, to not 1 but 2 fabulous finishes!

I don't want to "string" you along any longer,
(hahahaha)
so check out what my fellow bloggers have to share!


Monday, March 25th

Karrin's Crazy World

Tuesday, March 26th

ShirleyC

Wednesday, March 27th


til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'