So, in my unofficial block of the month each month, this is the only release so far that I barely made the deadline on. So to the 15th of the month… at least I made it by the day it’s supposed to be released by. Anyway, this month’s cupcake represents the month of July with the patriotic celebration we are about to see next month on the 4th of July.
I’ve just found a Canadian leaf I can use in place of the star, I’ll get it drawn up this evening and add it to this pattern tomorrow on Craftsy for anyone who purchases this pattern.
Today is a fun blog hop hosted by Carla at Creatin In The Sticks. The idea of this hop is that we should have a flower somewhere in our project… It can be in the fabric print itself, the pattern, the quilting, or maybe even a project shaped like a flower.
When it comes to flowers, my favorite flower has always been Lilacs. I absolutely love the smell of lilacs, the pretty purple, pink and white colors I’ve seen them in and I love that they grow in a bush type shape.
I haven’t done lilacs for you today, but I have done another type of flower that’s shape has always fascinated me and they are…
I finally managed to finish these patterns today. They were drawn and ready last week to a degree, but writing the pattern proved a bit more work than I’d anticipated last week along with the few obligations I had in real life to deal with. We all know how that goes.
I’ll be working on the other bear next, but in the meantime thought I’d go ahead and get these released since winners would probably like to have their patterns. The winner’s list is also showing here on the rafflecopter window also, but the following people also won this pattern.
The winners for this pattern are: Ronelle, Nancy D, Tea, Susan E., and Karen T.
I hope you will enjoy this pattern and be sure to send me photos when you create it, I’d love to see your version of the pattern.
Today I am participating in the Wish Upon A Star blog hop hosted by Carol at Just Let Me Quilt.
Her fun idea says our project needs to include a star somewhere in the project.
With this hop, I thought about what I could do carefully, and when you see it, hopefully, you’ll agree, it’d be great for Memorial Day, Father’s Day or even the 4th of July…
I’ll be releasing the pattern tomorrow morning along with another cute little pattern I’ve done for the 4th of July. In the meantime, enjoy my project for today.
Can you believe it, we are three provinces and territories away from finishing up Canada. I expect August to be the last Canadian release with the Northwest Territories in June, Saskatchewan in July, and Newfoundland/Labrador in August. Once they are done, I will release 3 USA patterns each month as I am really trying to finish these up by end of the year or early next year.
Please note… EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY … new Flickr changes are in store. Because of changes coming to Flickr next week, I need to change how the Flickr Reward is done. From here on in, images will go in a gallery on this blog. Images will need to be emailed to me, whether you upload them via the reward form, or send them individually. You can still upload to Flickr, but groups at Flickr are changing where each person can only have a total of 30 images per group. This will not work in regards to the USA Sue/Sam group, so it needs to change. However, I am making this change to all Flickr Rewards on my site, including Twas The Night. All pages in regards to the Flickr Reward will change to reflect this change. I do not use a cell phone, so am unable to use Instagram instead of the reward feature. Thus, I’ve chosen to just place them on my blog. I like this idea better anyway, I think it will be easier for you to do each time.
Free patterns this month are Sam In British Columbia, Sam In Pennsylvania, and Sue In Nevada.
Today’s release is Twas The Night Before Christmas Blocks 11 and 12 and I’m also releasing Cupcake Of The Month – May… Shocking I know that I could be so early on a block not really due before the 15th of May, but May is a very busy month for me, so I’m releasing it today to have it … out of the way I guess you could say. 🙂
Blocks 11 and 12 were actually uploaded Saturday night to Craftsy, but because I don’t like posting on weekends, I simply announced it in the Facebook groups for Seams To Be Sew and decided to post today about the release.
The Cupcake of the Month for May is a free block pattern. I’ve made it available on Continue reading
Today 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