Monday, September 26, 2016

The Road Home Row Along - Dodge City, Kansas

Welcome to Creatin' in the Sticks!
Dodge City, that is.




You've probably heard this at one time or another.



You can see, around here we say
 "Get the h*** out of Dodge"
 a bit different.

Some of us like it here.  




On my road home this is what I see.

In fact, there are metal cowboys everywhere.
Even in my front yard...



My hubby created this one.

Cowboys and the beautiful sunrise and sunsets inspired me to create my row for





The row finished is 12" x 36"

You can download the free pattern at my Craftsy Pattern shop.
Click this button.



I think this row would make a fun quilt for any cowboy.
The letters are optional...




The other rows available in the row along today are:


September 27

Creatin’ in the Sticks (You are here)
Dodge City, Kansas

Sue Griffiths Featured At Just Let Me Quilt
Northern Rivers Region, NSW, Australia

Seams To Be Sew For Batts In The Attic
Hollywood/LA

I Can Quilt 2
Baltimore, MD


Don't forget to enter
my giveaways
for a chance to win this fabulous 
 bundle of fabric





Or a chance to win an
Anita Goodesign Machine Embroidery Design CD



There is so much history to explore and characters to investigate.
I may need to make a whole quilt for Dodge City.

Thank you to Marian of Seams To Be Sew and Amy from Sew Incredibly Crazy
for the chance to show off my road home!

Now, "Get the h*** out of Dodge"
Just kidding, I'd rather you stay!




The Road Home Designers:

September 6
Allie-Oops Sweet Happy Life 
Harrisville, MI Sunrise Coast
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
Adelaide South Australia
Kissed Quilts
Grand Coulee, Washington
Renee's Quilting Addiction
Alberta, Canada

September 8
Just Let Me Quilt
Las Vegas, Nevada
Quilt in Piece
Amanzimtoti, South Africa

September 13
Tweety Loves Quilting
Edinburgh, UK
Quiltscapes
Heber City/ SLC
Seams To Be Sew
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Pine Valley
New Zealand

September 15
bdieges designs
Road to Tehachapi (CA)
Elizabeth Coughlin Designs
Worcester County in Central Massachusetts
Patti’s Patchwork
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Seacoast Quilter
New Milford, Connecticut

September 20

September 22
Words & Stitches
Beaches of California
Quilt Art
Africa
Any Pattern
Port Angeles, Washington
Patchwork Breeze
West Michigan Shoreline

September 27
Creatin’ in the Sticks
Dodge City, Kansas
Sue Griffiths Featured At Just Let Me Quilt
Northern Rivers Region, NSW, Australia
Seams To Be Sew For Batts In The Attic
Hollywood/LA
I Can Quilt 2
Baltimore, MD

September 29
Quilted Fabric Art
Burlington Vermont
Westend Quilter
Manitoulin Island, Canada
Pamela Quilts
Oregon
Quilt Fabrication
Silicon Valley, CA

October 04

October 06

October 11
Show N Tell Day

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Seasons of Love

It's time for the 

Blogger’s Quilt Festival :: Fall 2016 Edition

I want to thank Amy over at Amy's Creative Side for hosting the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  I have found some great ideas and wonderful works of art.  I am inspired! 


It was a toss up where to enter this quilt, Seasons of Love, but I decided on the small quilt category even though this is my original design.

I made this quilt for Project Quilting.
Kim at Persimon Dreams hosts Project Quilting and announces a challenge.   
You then have one week to create something quilty.
This was the second challenge of six for Season 7 of Project Quilting and the challege was seasons.


If you've seen the musical (or movie), Rent, it's easy to recognize my inspiration for this quilt.
  "Seasons of Love" is a song from the Tony award winning musical written by Jonathan Larson.


I've been watching my friend Vickie over at More Stars in Comanche make the most beautiful collage quilts and decided to try my own version of one. 
I would say the above picture pretty much tells the story of how I put it all together.


And a rough draft of the words going around the heart.
That's 525,600 minutes.  The total minutes in a year.  The colors represent the seasons and the ups and downs of love. 
 I could go deeper here, but I'm sure you get the drift....


After everything was fused down I did as quilters say, "I quilted the crap out of it" 
or 
"matchstick quilted." 
That will hold all those free edges down.





Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats
Finished quilt measures : 38" x 38" wall hanging
Special techniques used : collage quilting and applique
Quilted by : Me :)  matchstick on my domestic




Voting is September 25th - 30th.
You can see all the small quilts by clicking HERE.

Thanks for visiting


Saturday, September 17, 2016

In Our Garden Blocks for September

This is definitely going to be my favorite quilt of all time.

The
In Our Garden Block of the Month blog hop
Hosted by Amy over at 
has the cutest blocks and I've kept up with the blocks all year (so far).

This month, Pat over at Life in Scrapatch shared 2 of her designs and also added
 a bonus block!!!


These are blocks 15 and 16.
The pieced one is called, " Granny Garden Block" and the applique block is "Pumpkin Time."

Pat designed the bonus block to showcase the cute farm girl from Riley Blake Designs "Farm Girl" collection.  



 I was lucky enough to receive Riley Blake fabrics for this quilt.
I think the farm girl looks jazzy with  fabrics in Botanique by fabric designer Lila Tueller.


Of course I used my favorite fabric iron on adhesive by ThermowebHeatnBond® Lite, for the fusible appliques.

Here is the list of bloggers and the months:

February - Blocks 1 and 2

March - Blocks 3 and 4
Carol – Just Let Me Quilt 

April -  Blocks 4 and 5

Bonus Block

May - Blocks 7 and 8
Bonus Block

June - Blocks 9 and 10

July- Blocks 11 and 12


August - Blocks 13 and 14


September - Blocks 15 and 16

Bonus Block


Still to come:

October


November


December

January
Amy – Sew Incredibly Crazy– Final Blocks and wrap up

There's a group Facebook page HERE 
 and a Flickr Group 

where everyone has been sharing garden blocks.



You can still join in on all this fun!!!

I can't wait to see what Vicki has in store for us next month.

Have a great weekend!