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. 🙂 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

Sue and Sam, Rhode Island, Texas and Nunavut Released with Cupcake OTM

Sue & Sam April Release

Sue & Sam April ReleaseWell, I finally got these patterns done and uploaded. I apologize to those of you who got to see the preview last night on Facebook. I got the free patterns done and went to start on this post… Frank called me downstairs to do something and when I came back up, I totally forgot about writing the post and instead just went to bed. So here I am first thing this morning… writing the post 🙂

Let’s just get to the nitty and the gritty of it, the free patterns for this Sue and Sam release are, Sue In Texas, Sam In Rhode Island, and Sue In Nunavut.  The cupcake of the month release for April is also in this post.

Let’s go get those free patterns

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I’m Five, and Feelin Faaaaaaaaaaabulous!!!

Five & Fabulous

Five & FabulousHeya Everyone, I mentioned last week that this week was my blog’s birthday… She was five years old this past Monday. I’ve been very busy trying to get Sue/Sam ready for release and really didn’t want to post until it was, but I’m realizing that I’m letting time slip by as I try to finish those patterns up. So I am writing today to offer a little free pattern I created for celebrating 5 years of being a blogger.

With another 5 years, I should be able to make it to 1000 posts…

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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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