Thursday, March 31, 2016

In Our Garden Blocks 5 and 6

Here we are with Month Number Three of the


I am so excited to share with you
Blocks 5 and 6 by Doris of
 Quilting Queen Online

Block #5


Block #6



Doris is using bright and cheery colors from Timeless Treasures. 
The fabric is POP and it is just too cute.
I bet it will work for just about any quilty project.
The patterns for Blocks 5 & 6 are available for free
until the end of the month of April.
Go and check out her blog to see how to pick them up. 

She is also having a giveaway for

The Fat Quarter Shop!

I maybe received the pattern a bit in advance,
so that I could work them up with
my fabric selection:
 Riley Blake Calico Days by Lori Holt and
a few other Riley Blake fabrics.





I made a few slight changes in the applique block. 
I added an extra flower and
a little applique tulip to the watering can.




Here are the six blocks together.


I also created a bonus block a Bouquet of Tulips
for Thermoweb using their
HeatnBond Lite EZ Print Sheets.
You will never trace your applique patterns again. 

I think it looks perfect with the
In Our Garden Blocks.
You can find the pattern Here.


We would love for you to join us
and show off your blocks.
You can do this by joining us on
our Facebook Group and/or Flickr Group.
We will be having a link party at the
end of the month to show off your handy work and
have a chance to win some beautiful fabrics.

Here's the schedule for all the blocks:

February
Amy – Sew Incredibly Crazy - You are here
You can find My first block here Block #1 and Block #2 HERE.

 
March
Carol – Just Let Me Quilt 

April
May
Carla – Creatin’ in the Sticks
June
Sue – Super Mom No Cape
July
Joan – Moosestash Quilting
August
Kris – Kris Loves Fabric
September
Pat – Life in the Scrapatch
October
Vicki – More Stars in Comanche
November
Lana – It Seams to be Sew
December
Jan - Sew and Sow Farm
January
Amy – Sew Incredibly Crazy– Final Blocks and wrap up


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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

In Our Garden : Bouquet of Tulips Bonus Block

It has been quite an exciting couple of months

Well, I have a special gift for you
from ThermOWeb and myself.

A Bouquet of Tulips.
A perfect spring time treat for all my friends.


I think that it is a perfect addition 
to our little Garden party.

 Using an inkjet printer, I printed out pattern
I truly do love those. 
No more tracing!! 



You can find the Bouquet of Tulips on my Craftsy pattern page,
but before you do please also stop by ThermOWeb
and check out what project I made from the block, or
maybe you can
tell them Happy National Craft Month!

They are giving away a DecoFoil prize package with an
Oliso Iron. 
Another one of my favorite things!!
This giveaway ends on March 30th.



And with that I wish you a

HAPPY SPRING!!





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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

A Bouquet of Daisies FInish

Last week, we had a bit of a blizzard pass through.
The kind of blizzard that causes
the power to be out.
10 plus hours to be out.
While I would have loved to hop
on my sewing machine and add
a couple more rows to the current quilt project,
Mother Nature was not going to let me.
I guess she knew I need to finish up
my crochet WIP.


So, I picked up my Bouquet of Daisies afghan,
and went to town on it.



 I was able to finish it up
and right before the electric
came back on.


Of course, I had to wait a day to take these pictures.
It doesn't look like much here, but
the drifts were quite large.







The only thing that I will miss about the snow is..
that is does make a beautiful backdrop.


The pattern for this afghan can be
found in the book Hooked on Crochet Afghans.




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Monday, March 28, 2016

A Craftsy Tote


Craftsy asked if  I would like to try out one of their kits,
and I jumped at the offer.
I have bought fabric from Craftsy several times.
I just picked up this adorable set of Riley Blake Fat quarter bundle
for the block for the In Our Garden Block of the Month



But, I have never used a sewing or a quilting kit,
last weekend I tried a little
something different.

The kit that I was sent was this beautiful Rowan tote.


I received the pattern via email within just a few minutes,
and the fabric came before the week was through.


Everything was in the kit except for the thread,
button and the fusible fleece.



I have used the fusible fleece on several
other projects and I absolutely love working
with it.

The fleece has just the right loft to make your
quilting just pop.  I choose to quilt 1/4" from the seams
to show off the quilting rather than the recommended
stitching in the ditch.
I figure if I am going to spend all the time
quilting the tote, I might as well be able to see the quilting.


After a few hours of cutting, sewing, and quilting,
I was left with this super
fun tote bag.








This cutie was a given to my sister. 
She uses it all the time.
Makes me want to make myself one.
Which, I might just have to do.


Would I make another kit?
Yes, I found the kit easy to use
and quite enjoyable to stitch up.
I actually purchased a quilt kit from Craftsy.

Craftsy Logo




It is the Rowan Kaffe Fassett Collective Lovely Lattice Quilt.
I am really looking forward to starting on this
beauty. 
It is a little different than any other
quilts that I have made before.

Have you tried a Craftsy kit before?





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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Quilt Qwazy Queens Blog Hop

It's hard to believe but this is
my 4th year of quilting.
I started off really small. 
It was a quilted bag, that
I entered into a competition with
Moda.
 While I didn't win, it did
jump start this love of
Fabric and Thread
That makes me a Quilter. (I did make it to the top 10)
  Well, my blog name does say a lot as well.

Here is just a small bit of what
I have done in four years.


Designed and hand quilted by me. 
This is just one of my favorite quilts.


I also enjoyed finishing this
quilt up.  It was my WIP pile
deciding on exactly how I would like to
finish up.


And this pretty quilt named "Jared's Star" created for
a young man that recently
past away from lung cancer.
It was a very emotional quilt
to finish creating.


I also decided this year to head
up a blog hop, a new adventure
that makes me a bit Quilting Crazy.
Here are the first two month blocks,
You can find out more here.



Most of what I have created,
has gone to others, so I decided to make a little
something of my own.
Here is my very recent creation.


A little luck of the Irish to add to my table.
I finished it just in time to
enjoy over the last few day.


It is completely hand quilted.
I used HeatnBond Lite for
the clovers and then was able to
blanket stitch around the clover.
You can find some other great products to use over
at Thermoweb , where I contributing blogger at.



I am writing the pattern for this little cutie,
and would love to have a few pattern testers.
If you are interested, please contact me.


Now for the giveaway....

 A beautiful bundle of fabrics from


Enter below in the Rafflecopter drawing


By stopping in at this hop you all get a little surprise,
with this code,
seamstobe316
You are able to get 10% off through the end of the hop
for the Fat Quarter Shop,
This is not good for gift certificates however.


Thanks to Marian of
Seams to Be Sew
for our putting together this
Quilting Qwazy Queens Hop.

Please stop by and visit these other Quiling Queens.

March 18
After You leave your comments at the above blogs
Stop In To Enter Only At
Seams to Be Sew



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Friday, March 11, 2016

In Our Garden BOM Link Party Blocks 3 and 4

Are you all prepared to check out everyone's In Our Garden
Blocks 3 &4?
I know that I have been looking forward 
to seeing what beauties that you have all
created from the blocks that Carol of
Just Let Me Quilt designed. 
If you missed my version, 
here they are...






You can find the block on her blog for free for the month of March.

If you have missed February blocks,
You can find them HERE.



By linking up your blocks 
you have a chance to win 
this beautiful bundle of fabrics.

Provided by our wonderful sponsor 

One link per person. 
If you do not have a blog,
we have Facebook Group
and a Flickr Group 
that you can load your photos in
and then link up.  If you need help, please feel free to 
contact me.
A winner will be drawn on the first of April.




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