Monday, January 14, 2019

Paws and All Cat Tote

A couple of weeks ago, "Island Batik" shared this adorable tutorial from
"Orange Bettie", with us on Facebook.
It was originally done on a canvas bag.
I really love my batiks, so I changed things up a bit. 
I used "Soft and Stable" with my "Island Batik" and got great results.
And look, he's two sided!
Of course I had to line it with a fun batik fabric as well.
Ain't this the "Cats Meow"?

You can find this fun pattern 
Make sure you LIKE "Island Batik" on Facebook
Besides seeing the latest and greatest in the batik world, 
they are sharing all kinds of  fun projects with us!

You can find "Orange Bettie" on Facebook

I do hope your enjoying our 
An entire month of fabulous projects.
You can find the schedule

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Sunday, January 13, 2019

A "Lil" Bit Scrappy and A Whole Lotta Crazy!

It's time to start whittling down the scrap bins, and I'm in a mood...
I don't usually work with inset seams, but they were calling my name.
While they are not perfect by far...
I'm satisfied with the results, but seriously...
I might have been able to piece an entire quilt in the time it took for these guys!
 They are only 9" blocks, and that's a lot of piecing for something that small.
It was a lesson in patience for sure.
Oh and that starch, is definitely your friend!
I'd love to say that those scrap bins are dwindling away, but at this rate, it's just not happening.
What's you weekend looked like?

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'

Friday, January 4, 2019

Are You Ready for 2019?

The machines in the "MooseStash" have been working overtime for quite awhile, now.
I delivered 5 more of these boot quilts,
 to family members who lost their son in a car accident last summer.
Christmas probably wasn't the best time to do it, but I wanted each of them
to have their own memory quilt. There were more tears, but hopefully 
they will bring them comfort as the pain subsides.
This handsome guy went to my daughter-in-laws, mom who lost her 
beloved horse this summer. He had a tooth that was growing down into his jaw, 
went into surgery and died coming out of the anesthesia.

We are all ready for a fresh new year, with hopefully much less drama and loss.
Things have started looking up already...
Yesterday, I was notified that a package was on it's way...
I have been picked up for another year as an ambassador for "Island Batik".
I can't tell you just how excited I am about it!
It's hard to believe that I'm starting my 5th year with them, already.
It seems like just yesterday...

Next Monday starts our 
You get to see all the new lines that are out, 
as well as loads of inspiration on how to use them.
I may be biased...OK, I am biased...
But it's going to be incredible!!!
You won't want to miss it.
It is a bittersweet time for the Ambassadors, as it is the last time the 2018 team 
will all be together. While we will miss the ones not returning, it's always exciting 
to see the energy and creativity the new ones bring!
Getaway Blog Hop Schedule

Monday January 7 - Crystal Ball
Tuesday January 8  - Ditty
Wednesday January 9 - Elk Lodge
Thursday January 10 - Feline Fine
Friday January 11 - Flea Market

Monday January 14 - Fortune Teller
Jennifer Fulton- The Inquiring Quilter
Tuesday January 15 - Gypsy Rose
Wednesday January 16 - Paisley Park
Thursday January 17 - Soul Song
Friday January 18 - Twilight Chic

Monday January 21 - Winter Park
Tuesday January 22 - Bazaar
Wednesday January 23 - Blossom
Thursday January 24 - Boho
Friday January 25 - Brookview

Monday January 28 - French Blue
Tuesday January 29 - Midsummer Night
Wednesday January 30 - Oh Deer
Thursday January 31 - Snow Berry  
Friday February 1 - Candy Cane Lane and Icicle
Anne Wiens- Icicle - Sweetgrass Creative Designs
Barbara Gaddy - Candy Cane Lane  -Bejeweled Quilts by Barb

til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'