10/11/2019

My Witchy Stitchy Blog Hop Day - BOO!


Today is my day to share the project I made for the Witchy Stitchy Blog Hop hosted by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt. What a fun hop it has been so far. If you have followed the links this past week, did you find some items you'd like to make? I have my list started and if I start now, I might be done for next year! Thank you, Carol, for hosting this hop.

We don't have costumed children visit in our neck of the woods, so I try to make a little Halloween fun at home with some decorating. This year I went with a statement!

This is the BOO table runner I designed using some letters I have been working on lately.

The runner finishes 17" x 37". My friend, Michelle, quilted it. 
I want to design it as a wall hanging, too, where the letters are sewn vertically. I think it would be fun to hang on the door.

I tested the pattern out with some Tula Pink fabrics I recently bought. I want to have it quilted before Halloween. 

If you would like to make your own BOO runner, it is now for sale at Payhip.

Here is the line up of Withcy Stichy bloggers participating today

October 11

10/07/2019

A Few Blog Hops to Check Out Before They Are Finished


Once Upon A Story Blog Hop has a Show & Tell today. Some of the designers combined patterns from other designers in the blog hop to create some unique projects. 
Vist the at the links below:


There are 4 giveaways for the Show & Tell 
and the chance to enter 
Ends on October 10, 2019. 

Visit the bloggers listed:

Giveaways
C&T Publishing
1 $100.00 Gift Certificate
Coupon Code Delivered In Email

Anita Goodesign
Christmas Blocks and Borders CD/DVD
You Must Own An Embroidery Machine To Use This Prize
Value = $179.95
Shipping International / Winner Pays Shipping

Northcott Fabrics
**2 Northcott FQ Fabric Bundles $20.00 Each
**1 Winner Per Bundle
Shipping International / Winner Pays Shipping

AND, another day for the:


Visit the bloggers this week (October 7-11, 2019)
 who are sharing some very creative projects for the Halloween season! 

Today's bloggers: 

October 8

Brenda's Quilt Blog



Thank you for visiting. 
I'll be showing my Witchy Stitchy project on Friday, October 11, 2019, 
hope to have you come back then!




10/04/2019

Once Upon A Story Blog Hop Ends Week with More Amazing Free Patterns

This was the final pattern release week for the Once Upon A Story Blog Hop.

A Show & Tell on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, will give us a look at how some of the designers used these patterns in projects. I can't wait to see the ideas and projects! And, to entice you, visit on Tuesday and enter the giveaway for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate for C&T products!

Through October 8, 2019, Electric Quilt Company is offering a 20% discount products ordered from their website with the code: ROWALONG20

The block patterns this week were as amazing as all those since the blog hop began.

I'll start with the block from Marian of Seams To Be Sew. She is the organizer of this blog hop (and others during the past 4 years). She has a darling gorilla representing the story, The Jungle Book. The block measures 9" x 18".
And to extend the block into a larger quilt project, later in October, 2019, she will have a pattern you can purchase, with a fun group of jungle animals for us to sew. Do visit her website to see the entire group of animals in the large quilted project.
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Clever Chameleon Quilting chose the story of Puss in Boots for her block. And what a great block! I got a kick out of her summary of the traditional story of Puss in Boots, that I encourage you to read.
Dione gave us some ideas as to how we can use her 9" x 18" block in various sewing projects as well as a very good tutorial of how she constructed the block. I hope you enjoy her post.
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At Miss Loreen's Schoolhouse you will find the block for the nursery rhyme, Four and Twenty Blackbirds. And what a block this is! It measures 30" x 30" with all those squawking blackbirds.
I think this looks like a very fun block to make. These blackbirds have such personality.

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Sew Incredibly Crazy has a block pattern with a dog, a musical cat, a jumping cow, and some items from the kitchen. This is an adorable block and measures 10" x 30" finished.

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If you have an embroidery machine, Marian from Seams To Be Sew, created embroidery files with names of nursery rhymes and fairy tales. These were designed to use as fillers between rows. She has 5 designs in 3 different sizes. The letters are stitched as outlines. I think these would be fun to color in with fabric markers or crayons.
Cinderella is just one of the five story and rhyme files.

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Carole of Quilt Schmilt brings us a different block version of Rapunzel that measures 9" x 18 when finished. I liked the way she designed the sky, forest and water.

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Lydia's (of Charlie's Daughter) block post is hosted by Just Let Me Quilt. Her story of designing the block for Hickory, Dickory, Dock, shows her imagination and humor in changing up the rhyme. The 18" x 30" finished block looks so fun. Just look at these michievous mice!
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Mountain Meadow Designs  has patterns for filler blocks and rows. These are paper pieced patterns that will add fun throughout your quilt. I have only a small sample picture of them here. You'll also find out a few ways to include words on your quilt project when you visit.
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Duck Creek Mountain Quilting has a most humorous post for us to read! And after you finish reading about Sue's journey in designing her block, you'll be ready to begin working on this delightful quilt block. 
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I hope you enjoyed visiting all the designers during the weeks of this blog hop. And visit Seams To Be Sew on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, to see the projects in which the designers used the blocks.

9/29/2019

UFO and WIP Link Up for September

I'm joining at The Crafty Quilter this month's for the UFO & WIP Link Up.

I finished these Halloween themed coasters using some of my many fabric scraps. The embroidery file called Boo Coaster is from OESD. I enjoyed making these.

I have a few items in progress and am happy for the chance to show what I have been working on.

In early September, when I HAD to go through my sewing storage area and organize, along with purging some items, I found some UFOs in some storage tubs (overlooked for a few years-ok, maybe more than a few). I had put them aside, for whatever reason. (You know, life sometimes just gets in the way; none of them was ever for lack of interest, though). This is the first one I am working on. It was Christmas-themed and I would be ahead of the season by working on it!  I'm hand sewing this in the evenings. I think I will do big stitch quilting to finish it.
The Dresdens were already sewn down, machine appliqued. I added the circles with fabric I found in my stash. 

The background fabric is a velour of some kind. I remember choosing it, those many years ago, from my stash of clothing pieces thinking it would be unique to use. The binding will be the same as the circles. I plan on having it as a coffee table topper. 


Above, is the first Dresden quilt I ever made - in a class taught by Beth Ann Williams in the early 2000s. It hangs in our entrance way on a wooden quilt rack flanked by heart-shaped wooden shelves which I made in a woodshop class back in the day. It hangs there for most of the year, too.

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Happy Sewing!