Thursday, July 2, 2015

Crazy for paper piecing

I've been on this crazy roll lately.  I've become a paper piecing maniac! LOL!

Again Katie Olson, with Fandom in Stitches, has let me test out, some of her designs.  Testing isn't really the right word. It's more like playing!  LOL!!

It's all about "Peter Pan",  "Hook" and "Neverland". Cause we never want to grow up!

Tic Toc, that mean ole croc.
Capt. Hooks greatest nemesis
All this gal needs is a watch!! 
Remember she swallowed a watch along with Hooks hand.
You can hear her coming!

Polly wanna cracker?
I'm just "Crackers" for Skully!
He's the wise one who looks out for the kids in Neverland.

These patterns, along with many other "Hook" designs will be available later this year at

The patterns are all.. FREE...

Check them out and be sure to thank
 Fandom's wonderful leader Alida, along with all the designers who are so generous!

Monday, June 29, 2015

And the Answer is...

              LOL!!  You're all wrong!

Looky, looky...we got Hooky.
(I think I heard that in a movie once!)
Yep, ole Captain Hook!

 I just loved the movie "Hook"

I know you can see it now!

I had more fun this weekend playing this little guessing game.
Oh the answers I got...


Dr Who

An eyeball


Dogs Head


The Count of Sesame Street

A Butterfly


A Sheep

Pink Panther in Beige  (LOL)

An Ant Eater


An Ewe

Polar Bear

A Moose Eye and Face ( my all time fav! )

The Farm Quilter and Deb W, my work buddy, were the 2 who  came the closest. 
They both new it was a face with an eyeball.  
You girls are soooooooo smart!

I must admit that the Pink Panther in Beige is what it looks most like to me!

I also put together "Smee".
I must say that phrase,
"Bring me Smee" ran thru my head all weekend.
 I'm pretty sure it's something I just made up!

Both of these are patterns I tested for Katie Olson, a designer for Fandom in Stitches.
These guys and many more of the "Hook" gang, are coming out later this year.
I think part of the fun of testing, is having them first!

If you haven't checked out Fandom in Stitches, you can do so 

All the patterns are paper piecing and best yet...FREE

A big thanks to Fandom and all the designers, who have allowed me to play for them!
I've got another 2 on my table right now, that I can't wait to share.

Ahhhhhhh, life is good!

Happy Stitchin
and thanks to all of you, for making my weekend!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

What's your guess?

I played this on Facebook yesterday and got a kick out of what everyone thought it was...

So we are going to play it here today.

Tell me, what's your best guess?????

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Easter Party Quilt-A-Long Block 6

Block 6 already? 
That officially puts us past the 1/2 way point when we are done with this block!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream!

 And these little goodies sit on a background of "Whip Cream"
 from the Island Batik Neutrals Collection.

I don't know about you, but whip cream and ice cream...
it's heavenly to me! 

Our "Island Batik" color pallet this week is from left to right...

BE25-F1 from the Blenders Collection
111517075 from the Flower Fields Collection
111505165 from the Flower Fields Collection
111505170 from the Flower Fields Collection
111501168 from the Flower Fields Collection
111517141 from the Country Fair Collection
111505100 from the Flower Fields Collection




For the "sprinkles" on my ice cream I chose to use thread painting again.

The easiest way to make your cones come to life,
 is to draw in a few lines with a pencil and a ruler.
Now if only...
someone had placed the ruler right side up!
But you can see just how easy it is.
Those pencil lines are all covered up, when stitched.

And our official, past the half way point leaves us with this!
It's also a great point to stop for a give-a-way again!

Wouldn't you like one of these little bundles?
Leave me a comment, make sure your NOT a no-reply blogger,
and I will pick a winner next Saturday July 4th. What a better way to celebrate the day!

So grab  you threads and jump on in!

If you need more information on this Quilt-A-Long, 
you can find it right

Til next time...

Keep on stitchin'

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Starlight Starbright

Another of BeaQuilters fabulous designs, that I was lucky enough to test out!

Starlight Starbright.

Remember me teasing you with the photo below,  awhile back?

I know, you though it was part of my Easter Party project!
Oh you were so wrong!

I broke out my hand dyes for this fun project.
It's for you paper piecing lovers!
If it looks scary to you...don't worry, it's really very easy.

Check out more details on Bea's pattern right

And have yourself some fun!