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Monday, March 22, 2021

Salt and Sand Blog Hop

Oh, I am so dreaming about salt and sand right now...and not the kind I needed a week ago. With our big storm, we needed all the salt and sand we could get, just to clear a path. It ended up being the 4th biggest storm in state history and my car looked like a giant snow cone! I had to shovel a 4' drift, just to dig it out.

Dreaming of this blog hop is what got me through it all.
My  project for this hop, is a pattern called Sea Shells, by 

I raided my hand painted fabrics for the backgrounds.
There was even salt and some sand used in the process.

Years ago I took a 2 day class on fabric painting. We used Jacquard Lumiere and Pebeo Setacolor paints. If you look closely you can see little dots. Those were created by the salt. It as a very interesting process, but collectively the class decided that I have absolutely no sense of color. While everyone was getting beautiful color fabrics, and mine were all these drab gray green things.
Who knew that eventually there would be a project they would work in.
The timing for this hop couldn't have been better. I just bought a new sewing machine with a stitch regulator and I needed to play. This sampler was a perfect place to do just that. Since I was just playing I even dug out some of those goofy stencils that you chalk onto your fabrics. While I'm in love with my new Bernina, I'm foiled again...just because I have the toys, doesn't mean I'm a pro at anything!
I see a lot more practicing in my future!
Back to that storm though...with being stuck at home, I had time to do another 
project for this hop. This one's been in my "must do" pile for quite some time.

It's definitely a little more on the "Salty" side.
In fact, you can probably hear the song...

Yo ho, yo ho a pirate's life for me.
We pillage, we plunder, we rifle and loot,
Drink up me 'earties, yo ho...

If you have ever been to a Disney park and ridden the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, you know just what I'm talking about. LOL!!

This twin size quilt is "Fishy, Fishy Fishy" from the "Red Boot Quilt Company"
I just love all the little sea life creatures and the bright colors.
Heck even that pirate ship and of course "baby shark" (do do do do do do...)
Let that song, get in your head for the rest of the day!
If you love the pattern as well, it's on sale until midnight March 26. That is Australia time and they are a day ahead of us here in the US. Hurry on over  HERE  to find the pattern.

Thanks Carol for hosting this sandy and salty hop for us.
I had the best time stitching for it.

Please visit my fellow bloggers today and check out their Salt and Sand projects.
Leave them a little love, too. Sweet comments make our hearts grow warmer.
Just like laying on the beach, soaking up the rays!


March 23

MooseStashQuilting (your here)

Life in the Scrapatch

Food for Thought

For The Love Of Geese

Becky’s Adventures in Quilting and Travel

Karrin’s Crazy World

Sew Many Yarns

Kathy's Kwilts and More


For a complete schedule click HERE

til next time...

Keep on Stitchin'

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Easter Basket Fun with Thermoweb

With Easter just weeks away, there is no better time,
 to whip up a couple of these fast and fun Easter Baskets, 
for "some bunny's" you love!

It takes just a couple of fabrics and a package of
to give it the body needed to hold it's shape.

You can make your basket, your own by printing clipart onto 

HeatNBond®Inkjet Transfer Sheets

I used this sweet little Bunny and Chick Easter PNG Designed By Mumuxi from Pngtree.com

Check it out, they have hundreds of adorable Easter designs.

 You can download 2 designs a day for free.

Hop on over, to the Thermoweb blog HERE and download your free pattern.

til next time...

Keep on Stitchin'

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Do it yourself T-Shirt Transfers

Customizing a T-shirt at home is easy,
and your iron.

This shirt, combines a design printed on the Transfer Sheet 
with fusible applique.

Check it out on the Thermoweb blog

You will find a tutorial and a link to the website that has so many sweet
 little designs, you can use.

Just a few basic supplies, you're on your way to creating projects right from the 

for the one you love!

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Monday, March 1, 2021

Hagatha's House BOM

March 1 has arrived and Hagatha is taking her inaugural ride!

This is Hagatha's House!

My friend Carol Swift from "Just Let Me Quilt" and I are hosting
a 6 month long BOM

Blocks are free for the month they are released.
 After that they will be available for a small fee in our Etsy shops. 

We have incorporated a few different techniques in this BOM, because it's always fun to learn something new. Hagatha's House uses a reverse applique method. I have written a tutorial to walk you through the steps.
 You can download it
If your really uncomfortable with it, traditional fusible applique works just fine. 
Remember, there are no rules here. It's your quilt and we do not allow the "Quilt Police" in our group.
Just have fun and make it your own!

Please join our Facebook group and share your blocks with everyone.
We love seeing your blocks!

Hop on over and visit Carol at "Just Let Me Quilt"
and see her Wickedly fun house.

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'