Friday, July 14, 2017

Oh Baby with Island Batik

The Island Batik Ambassador challenge this month is all about "Baby".
There's nothing as bright and fun for baby, than a "blankie" make with these great fabrics.

I used my "Accuquilt GO" owl die for the animals on this quilt.
You've gotta love that you can use this one die, to make all these animals and more.
The ric-rac border is a new die that I treated myself to.
I see lots of possibilities with this die in future projects.

Part of the fun of batiks, are how well they play together. The pinwheels are make from "Pressed Petals" line. I used a stamp pack (5" squares) for them.
The background and borders are from the "Blushing Blooms" line.
The tight weave of batik fabrics makes them a perfect fit for not only fusible applique, but also those quilts that will be washed over and over again. 

I had to take it outside in the sunshine to show off, just how fabulous the colors in these fabrics really are! 

You can check out all the new lines at Island Batik
Til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Friday, July 7, 2017

Pleasant Surprise!

What a fun surprise to find on my Facebook page today.
AQS picked one of my little projects to celebrate "Chocolate Day"!

This was a block I finished in 2014, from the McKenna Ryan's "Gingerbread Lane" 
You can see all the fun elements of this pattern
AQS found my photo on "My Quilt Place"
It's a great forum they have, for us "quilters" to socialize and share...
You can check it out right
I'm thinking the best way to celebrate the day is with a big ole 
Hot fudge sundae!

Til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Monday, July 3, 2017

Bloomin' Bunnies!

I love a sale...

What's better than a 66% off sale, at Hobby Lobby? I just couldn't pass up this sweet little camper birdhouse.

This little wagon followed me home too.
Today, Lowes had a 50% off sale on almost all of their plants.
That made me a happy camper...

...until I looked out the window and saw this!
I had just set it out there.

Lets hope that face tells it all, and my plants taste horrible to Mr Bunny!

I've started on the other side of the "outhouse".
Had to bring out another tire!
Surprise, surprise.
It's a start...but there is more to come.
And "NO" the hubcaps are not up yet.
Hopefully tomorrow!

I'm working on training my Morning Glory plant to wrap around a couple of  old tree stumps.

My Coleus has giant leaves on it

Yep, even with all the heat, my flowers are looking pretty darn good!
That's completely new for someone who knows nothing about gardening.
I guess there is something to this fertilizer thing after all!

I almost forgot to share this photo.
A little hanky panky going in the the garden.
Apparently a lesson on the birds and the bees would do them well!

Til next time...
Keep on Stitchin' 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Sun, Sand and Sea BOM

What's that saying about "swimming with the fishes"???
If your not participating in this free BOM, well...

Carla from "Creatin' in the Sticks", designed the perfect border for last month's block that Carol from "Just Let Me Quilt" wowed us with.
The combination is nothing short of the best eye candy ever!
Am I right????

Check out "Creatin' in the Sticks" blog for your free pattern
Grab it while you can, it's only free til the end of the month.

If you haven't joined in yet, what are you waiting for????
 You can still get all the blocks for this
fun BOM, there is just a small fee for each of the past patterns.
Amy at "Sew Incredibly Crazy" has links for all the past patterns on her blog post.

When you visit her, be sure to give her a big thanks.
She has worked tirelessly, to bring you all this fun
and co-ordinate the "crazy talented" bloggers designing it!

Here's what I have so far.
My quilt is done with...
Not that I'm partial...
OK,  you all know me all to well, that's a lie! 
I really am very partial to these incredible fabrics. 
The brilliant colors that all play together so well, the top notch quality...
There is just so much to love about these wonderful batiks.

That being said...
"Hancocks of Paducah" carries lots of Island Batik fabrics, 
and they are offering free shipping with a $70 purchase this weekend.
Can I have a whoop whoop!
You can check it out right 
but you better hurry, my shopping cart keeps getting fuller and fuller!
I'd hate for there to be no fabrics left for anyone else!

Til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'