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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Show Us Your Stripes Blog Hop

Yikes Stripes "Beechnut" gum.
Back from the 60's for those who are too young to remember!
While their spokes animal was a zebra, I went a little different direction, 
for this hop.

Meet Griffin. He's my "Yikes Stripes" goofy giraffe!

I'm no artist, so I love looking for free clipart online for my quilts.
This guy popped up when I "Googled" free giraffe clipart.

Once I saw him I knew just what I was going to make.
He is a free download from Clipground.com, you can find HERE.

Clipart is small, so I opened him up in the "Paint" program on my computer
 and printed him on 4 pages to be the size I wanted.
I have learned to love using "Paint" that I didn't know I even had on my computer.
It's so easy to enlarge things in it and much less expensive than Office Depot.

I had a plan in my head, so I went right to my Crafter's Edge dies and went to work.
I wanted floating triangles and I knew the Equilateral Triangle die,
 would be just what I needed to make it happen.

192 triangles later...
Griffin was complete!

Using the Crafter's Edge Equilateral Die HERE, made for quick cutting
You can cut 4-6 layers at a time.
The strip dies HERE make it so easy to cut fabrics for borders and bindings!

An added bonus is for those of you with "GO" cutters, these dies will work in your machines with the addition of a conversion platform set HERE.

I absolutely love their Crossover II machine, with it's adjustable pressure settings.

Thanks to Carla from Creatin in the Sticks, for bringing us all together to...
As always, you and Carol are the best blog hop hostesses ever!
We are blessed to have you both in the blog-a-sphere.

Make sure you visit my fellow bloggers and see what fun "Yikes Stripes" projects they have come up with!

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Monday, February 15, 2021

Attention all Cacklers...

March 1 is almost here, and Carol from "Just Let Me Quilt" and I
 are busting at the seams.
While our original plan was to share just the fabric requirements...
We just can't stand it any more, so we are sharing photos of the official 
Cackling Stitches Group "Premier" BOM.

Drum roll please...
We present you, "Hagatha's House"

This is my version and you can hop right over to Carol's page
to see her's done in Moda Grunge!
Here's how it works.
The BOM will run from March 1st to September 1st.
On the 1st day of each month we will release block patterns that will be free
 until the next blocks(s) is released.
Once new blocks are released, the previous month's blocks will no longer be free.
They will be available in our Etsy stores at a cost of $2 for each month's worth of blocks.
On October 1st the entire pattern will be combined and sold in our Etsy stores for $10.
We hope you appreciate the time we put into creating the BOM quilt and understand that we are keeping the costs to a minimum. If you're quick to get the pattern during the month they are free,  there will be no cost to you.

Yes, you are required to be a member of the Facebook Cackling Stitches group,
"witch" you can join right
You will find the fabric requirements HERE
This pattern will not be posted anywhere but our Facebook group. 
So what are you waiting for? 
Join us for the fun!

Feel free to download our button and post it to your blogs.
Come on March 1...we can hardly wait to see your quilts start coming together.

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Carol and Joan

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Crafter's Edge Design Team

 Are you looking for some fun?

Crafter's Edge is looking for experienced bloggers to make and share a project a month 

on your blog and social media accounts

You can apply online through the link below

Unfortunately it's only for those who are in the USA.
At this time they are not shipping Internationally.

I love working with Crafter's Edge. Think about joining me!

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Calling all "Cacklers"

You know who you are, if you have joined the "Cackling Stitches Group" on Facebook.

Carol from "Just Let Me Quilt" and I have been busy working behind the scenes on this years free BOM and I must say, we are just giddy with what we have in store for you. As we put the finishing touches on the patterns, I thought I would share a sneak peek of what's coming your way.

If you love Halloween as much as we do, you won't want to miss out.

The fun starts March 1. This Block Of the Month will run for 6 months. That gives you 2 months to put the finishing touches on it, before the big day! Winky Winky!! 

We will release 1 or 2 blocks a month, that will be free for that month only. After that they will be available to purchase for a small fee.

You can get in on the fun by joining our group on Facebook 


We will be releasing more information on our Facebook group, throughout the month.

Happy Dance Happy Dance!

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'