Thursday, November 8, 2018

Cozy Cabins Log Cabin Challenge with Island Batik

Log Cabin quilts.
Now there's a challenge I can really get excited about.
One of my earliest quilts was a log cabin quilt.
Funny enough my youngest pulled it out to use, just last week
and found that it hadn't been completely quilted yet. 
Does anyone remember those little tagging guns that shot out red plastic tags?
A quick way of basting a quilt.
There were a bunch of them still left in the quilt.
Considering that was one of my first quilt projects...
those red tags were the least of it's sins!
After searching and thinking...
I pulled out fabrics from the "Check it Out" by Kathy Engle.
This is one of the fabulous new "Island Batik" fall lines.
Here's my fun 44"x 44" version, of a Cozy Log Cabin Quilt.
These checks are so much fun, 
that I had to add them to the applique border, just to set it off!

This pattern was inspired from Debbie Kratovil's "Pixie Sticks" pattern that appeared in the March/April "McCalls Quilting" magazine.
It's a web bonus that you can still get for free
happy dance happy dance!
I used a Hobbs Tuscany cotton wool blend batting.
Batting with wool in it, drapes so nicely. 

A big thanks to "Island Batik" and "Hobbs",
 for providing me the fabrics and batting for this project!
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Sunday, November 4, 2018

"Pick a Pumpkin" Blog Hop

Don't you just love that "pumpkin" time of the year?
It just warms my heart!
A big thanks to Carla, over at "Creatin' in the Sticks"
for bringing us together, to share the love of the season.

This was a great way for me to "Pick" up a project that I tested for Sharon
over at "Yellow Cat Designs" a year ago.  A whole year??? OMG!
It got lost in my UFO's and somehow managed to never get quilted.
Shame on me...
My humble apologies Sharon.
Who knew that getting it quilted was going to prove to be the easiest of this task?
Taking photos was going to be the real challenge.
Denali, was having none of this stay off it...pleeeeeease!
Here's a quick shot of "In the Pumpkin Patch", finally.
You can find the pattern for this fun quilt
Check out "Yellow Cat Designs" fabulous blog, 
you'll be glad you did!
I also made up this cutie from 
"The Clever Chameleon"
Dione, shared this with us during the "Fabulous Freebies" blog hop,
 I hosted in August.
You can find the pattern 
There's another blog that's a don't miss. This girl is crazy talented!
I "LOVE" her eye, for applique designs.
Visit "The Clever Chameleon"
Make sure you don't miss my fellow bloggers "Pick a Pumpkin" projects this week.
Monday, November 5th

Tuesday, November 6th

Wednesday, November 7th

Thursday, November 8th

They are bound to delight!
One last little pumpkin to share...
Our quilt club Halloween project.
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Thursday, November 1, 2018

November "It's a Wildlife" BOM

Oh that Carol...she delighted us with this 
"Stinkin" cute block this month.
Pepe le peu would absolutely love this one!
You know he's just gotta be "Looney Toons" over it!
Heaven knows we've seen and smelled them around here.
It's looking "Wildly" fun, don't you agree?

A big thank you to "Island Batik" for providing me
 with these gorgeous fabrics for this hop.
They are from their Basic and Blenders collections, and are available all the time!
Here's what we have so far.
February-"Sew Incredibly Crazy"
Pattern can be found
March-"Creatin' in the Sticks"
Pattern can be found
April-"Just Let Me Quilt"
Pattern can be found
Pattern can be found
June-"Life in the Scrapatch"
Pattern can be found
July-"Creatin' in the Sticks"
Pattern can be found
August-"Sew Incredibly Crazy"
Pattern can be found
September-"Just Let Me Quilt"
Pattern can be found
Pattern can be found
November-"Just Let Me Quilt"
Pattern can be found

December-"Sew Incredibly Crazy"
January-"Sew Incredibly Crazy"

Thanks, to all of you, who inspire all of us designers every day!
Carol at "Just Let Me Quilt"
Make sure you post your finished block in our Facebook group for a chance to win
a wonderful prize from one of our sponsors!
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween

It's here, it's here...
My favorite time of the year!
What better way to celebrate the day, but with the quilt club girls.
Where we can act like kids again.
Green monster cheesecakes and strawberry ghosts...
Pumpkin face Quesidillas and of course my favorite "barf" guacamole!
Apparently I spend way too much time on Pinterest!
A little bit of lovin'
 Lots of laughs
And surprises
(No surprise, that I was trying to hide from photos again)
Thanks to the inspiration from Nancy, over at Patchwork Breeze 
in last weeks "Peek a Who" blog hop...
We decoupaged pumpkins, just like hers!
You can read more on that 
What every quilter asks this time of  the year.
That answer is easy...why of course my dear!
Everyone went home with loads of loot!
You know how you feel when it's time to go...
Don't let it be over, just say it ain't so!
Wishing you all a "kitty" tastic Halloween!
Here's lookin at you kid!
til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Peek A Who Blog Hop

Peek a Boo
Peek a Who
Peek a What!

"Yes" it's that time again. My favorite time of the year.
When all the ghouls and goblins come out to play.
Marian just loves getting all of us together to "trick or treat" with you.
Thank you Marian for being the leader of our pack.
We really need to come up with a "fun" haunting name for you, now don't we?

Here's what's peeking at you from my yard...
My "Halloween Soup"!
(yes, I had to use the photo with the toilet planter in it)
I couldn't get the name out of my head, the entire time I was stitching it.
Maybe because it's like leftovers, you just keep dumping what you have into it.
What a great way to get out all those wonderful Halloween novelty prints that we keep collecting, and do some fun fussy cutting.
I was even able to sneak in my favorite
"Peek a Who"
From Alexander Henry's "Ghastlie" Gang!
This quilt is from Lori Holt's "Farm Girl Vintage" book.
I'm not too sure this was the vision Lori had when she wrote this book,
but a quick google search for Halloween Farm Girl Vintage,
brought up a quilt I just couldn't resist.
I have no idea who to give credit too, for this fabulous layout, but I love it!
There is an add on block for the "Barn Cat" you can purchase from the 
"Fat Quarter Shop" 

We have wonderful give away's from some fabulous sponsors.

Of course you want to make sure you visit our "Hostess with the Mostess"
Again this year, Marian has free pattern daily on her page, that's a must have.
We love you Marian!!!

I do hope you have enjoyed your romp thru my "Halloween Soup" today.
Please visit my fellow bloggers and see just what they have peeking at you!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'