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Sunday, May 31, 2020

June Words to Grow by BOM

It's June and Carol from "Just Let Me Quilt" has a bit of
"wanderlust" in her, this month!
Wandering isn't much of anything we have been able to do, as of lately,
but I do find myself finding plenty of time to "wander" to the fridge
looking for something interesting to eat, even when I'm not hungry!
Anyone else feeling my pain?
"Wander" gives us all. something to dream about.
What a great diversion from Covid 19 and the drama around it.
Let your mind tiptoe through the tulips, with this adorable block.
You can find this block
Remember, blocks are released the 1st of each month.
All the blocks are free in the month that they are released.
They will be available after that, with a small fee.
We would love for you to share your blocks with us on our Facebook page

Not a fan of tracing your applique shapes?
Check out EZ Print from Thermoweb. 
These printer friendly sheets take the hassle out of applique.

Below is a list of all the blocks for this BOM with links.
Creatin' in the Sticks
Sew Incredibly Crazy
Moose Stash Quilting
Creatin' in the Sticks
Moose Stash Quilting
Just Let Me Quilt
Sew Incredibly Crazy

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

5 Little Monkey's New Friend

Every quilt needs a matching pillow and "stuffy" to go along with,
don't you think?
"Sew" grab up your leftover quilt fabrics, 
 and create your own, little extras.
You can find the free add-on pattern, on the Therm O Web blog
If you missed the free pattern for the quilt...
never fear, you can find it 
These products will make sewing a snap.
HeatNBond®Fusible Fleece
HeatNBond®Light-Weight Fusible Interfacing

Monkey's not your bag, you say...
How about Elephants?
This fun pattern can be adapted to any applique you like.
Now, I'm thinking race cars, space ships, or dinosaurs, 
lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
What would be on your quilt???

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Happy Birthday Baby and a Little Mask Secret

There's a celebration going on!
This week is birthday week at Thermoweb.
You can find all kinds of fun ideas to make anyone's birthday special.
There are cards, and banners, decorations and more...

I've combined my love of applique with these cute bibs, 
to celebrate baby's first birthday.
It's easy, using the free patterns for the bib and the applique.
Check out my post on the Thermoweb Blog
This is now my GO-TO fusible.
I love the weight of this product and how it stays so soft.

EZ Print sheets run through any printer and make tracing a thing of the past.
If you love applique like I do, you can also find Featherlite in a
35 yard bolt or a 75 yard roll HERE... now that's what I'm talking about!
Did you know that Therm O Web in working with the Masks Now Coalition, 
has developed a sew in interfacing?
You can check that out
Pssst: they have free shipping on orders of $25 in the continental US.

Speaking of masks...
I stumbled on something last week while making masks for
 our drive thru baby shower.
I am not a fan of the elastic over the ears thing.
Maybe its because I have Dumbo ears already...
So when my son came home with a mask that had just 1 tie,
I knew that was for me. I don't know about you, 
but all that tying stuff makes me crazy.
So I set out to try this new method, with a little help from some Facebook friends.
While I working on it, I had a eureka moment!
Cord Locks
You can wear the mask hanging upside down on your chest, and when you need to 
put it on, just flip it up over your mouth and nose and slide the cord lock tight.
This can be done on any style mask, by attaching a casing on either side
 of your mask, to run the tie through. You will want to make your ties 
about 54" long and much skinnier to get them through the cord locks.

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Monday, May 18, 2020

It's Cool to be Square Blog Hop

Welcome to my day of It's Cool to be Square!

I'm excited to share with you, that I got to spend a week with the fabulous 
Bonnie Hunter!
Well ok, with the Covid quarantine, I didn't really spend a week "with"
her per say...but I did spend a week with her book.
That counts doesn't it?
A "Lone Star" quilt has been on my to-do list for a very long time.
I must admit, I was a little scared to tackle it, 
but what better time, being stuck at home and all.
"Sew" I pieced and I pieced...
...and I trimmed and I trimmed...
...til I had piles and piles of star points!
200 to be exact...
...that were stitching into 8 blades of 25 star points each.
I'm not sure just why Lone Star quilts terrified me so much???
It may have been the fact that they were basically paper pieced,
 but stitching them together was way easier than I thought it would be.
This is my "Covid Craziness" versions of Bonnie Hunters
"Santa Fe String" Quilt.
It's wild and crazy, much like...
well, you know who!
This guy is a biggie...
it measures 76"x 76"
If you've got scraps this is a great way to use them.
It takes a "LOT" but for some reason, my scraps drawers are still full!
Just how does this happen?
Plenty of room for sun bathing, now that the weather is nice.
Yikes, that's an image even I don't want to see.
Maybe I'll just sit and admire the newly planted toilet planters!
A big thanks to Carol at "Just Let Me Quilt" for your valiant attempt
in helping me with my scrap problem!
It just might just take another few blog hops though, it seams!
We have lots of wonderful bloggers participating in the hop this week.
Make sure you visit them all.
You can find the full schedule

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Race Car Dreams...A Quilt Story

This story started in 1982.
Daddy was a race car driver who loved Ford Blue.
His new little boy, needed a race car too!

So I searched for a pattern 
and look what I found.
A race car was made...that didn't make a sound.

Fast forward many years and a new racer hits the track.
He finds a wife, who's a racer at that.
A burnout reveals, a little girl is due.
It's in the genes as they say...
and your parents are proof.
Your destiny has already been decided, you goof.

So I find the old pattern all tattered and torn...
...and marvel that it looks so sad and forlorn.
But now this bright new pink race car, is ready to go
So you can race with your daddy and steal the show!
Enjoy your new play mat, you sweet little one...
til you get your own race car...just for the fun.

Know that your race car is waiting for you.
If daddy finishes his other race car, too!
He's got a few years til you will be ready...
Just about the time, someone asks you to go steady.
Yet that time will fly by fast, so he better get busy
It'll fly by so fast, it can make a girl dizzy!
Newest burnout is 
Coming soon...
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'