It’s Block 20 On 30 Blocks In 30 Days Here At Seams To Be Sew Today… Plus A Giveaway!!!

30 Days Blog Hop From Creatin' In The Sticks

30 Days Blog Hop From Creatin' In The Sticks

Oh Boy, I have been waiting and waiting for this day to arrive on this really fun blog hop that Carla at Creatin In the Sticks has offered up for you in April 2018. It is a huge task to coordinate an event on the web and this one is no different. We were each given a choice of the block we wanted to do, and I chose block 20. I thought, this is so simple, I can whip this out in no time at all… and… to some degree I did… but let me tell you all about it.

First, I had to come up with something I like, now I didn’t care for the butting up of the same block over and over again with this block, it’s just not in me to want to see the same block over and over with what I’m going to say no real design to it. It’s just a bunch of squares if you want me to be honest… Don’t get me wrong, I love doing easy quilts, squares are as easy as it gets when you want to make a quilt. I decided right off the bat I was going to find another block to go with it to get more of a design. I played with several…

This is block 20…

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Welcome To My Day on the IB Use it Up Hop…

Island Batik Use It Up Blog Hop

Island Batik Use It Up Blog HopToday I’ve chosen to make a small project for this hop. It is a machine embroidery in the hoop design using Island Batiks and fleece.

The design is created entirely in the hoop except for the small buttons and bows you use to attach the add-ons. I didn’t make the addons because I intend to create my own which I just haven’t had the time to do as yet, but the project is done and ready for them to be done, so when I have some time I’ll get them done. 

I’ve also created a little tutorial today for you on working with batiks when you applique. This doesn’t apply just to machine embroidery, it applies also to normal applique techniques. I hope you will enjoy it.

When you are working with batik fabric, there are some cool features of the fabric that you don’t get with normal cotton. Continue reading

Island Batik Hop – Use It Up Starts Today

Island Batik Use It Up Blog Hop

Island Batik Use It Up Blog HopI’m so not a fan of not announcing hops that are supposed to take place without any advance notice, but this one has no advance notice to it other than the few mentions I’ve made on my blog about it. Until this morning I didn’t even realize a logo had been made for it. I should have just gone ahead and made my own because to me a post without any pictures at all is boring, boring and more boring. Who wants to read it without something that entices you to read it. Not me. I like pictures. đŸ™‚ So that’s my little rant… a blog hop needs a logo.

This blog hop is for past Island Batik Ambassadors who want to “use up”their leftover fabrics. Continue reading

2 New ATW Events & 30 Blocks in 30 Days Starts…

Hallloween

30 Days Blog Hop From Creatin' In The Sticks

I wanted to post a little note real quick today. 30 Blocks In 30 Days started yesterday, my day for this hop is April 20th, and I’ve got a great giveaway for you that day also. You will want to be sure you stop in and enter it that day.

In the meantime I’m posting the full schedule for you, it started yesterday, but ya’ll know how I feel about posting on weekends, I only do it when really really necessary.

I’ve also updated the 2018 BOTM page with some new botms and qals. Continue reading

Easter Choo Choo Full Pattern & QQQ 2018 Winners

Easter Full Train scene

Easter Full Train sceneI apologize for not posting the winners and such before now, I’ve been trying to finish up the Easter Choo Choo full pattern so I could announce those winners also.

All winners have now been announced for Quilt Qwazy Queens and notified.

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Quilt Qwazy Queens Final Day 05 …

Quilt Qwazy Queens 2018

Quilt Qwazy Queens 2018

Today is the final day of Quilt Qwazy Queens and other than announcing todays The Fat Quarter Shop and Quilters Dream winner which will be tomorrow, I must say it has been a lot of fun to see everyone’s projects, read about there UFOs, and just a joy to see some of them get done. This was our 3rd year doing this same blog hop, its name does not change each year, last year I started adding the year onto the name as I think it’s cool to do this one every year. 

I will be featuring my UFO today in a separate post, it will be located directly on the link of this post with the schedule, so it will take you to my post.

I’d like to just take a moment and thank you for visiting, for your comments, letting me know how much you’ve enjoyed this blog hop. I wish to thank the sponsors for there generosity in offering giveaways for each day of this hop, and to the bloggers who wrote a post about there UFOs, whether finished or unfinished and even for the tips on what you can do with those unfinished projects.

So, lets get to the schedule…

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Quilt Qwazy Queens – My Day On The Hop…

Quilt Qwazy Queens 2018

Quilt Qwazy Queens 2018I’ve talked about this project for weeks now… and while it’s not quite finished or as finished as I’d like, I have enough done that you can at least see it and see the layout and such.

This project stems from my time on Genie Online Services back in the 1990s. This quilt has traveled with us from Virginia where my time on Genie was, to Arkansas, Texas, California, Germany, Italy and now resides in Colorado with us. I attempted to start putting this together while we were in Germany, but I quickly realized that while I had good intentions I didn’t have all the necessary supplies I needed to finish this quilt… Mainly rulers.

This quilt was created in all by 25 people on Genie, Continue reading