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June 1, 2024
Cackling Stitches Blocks of the Month - June from Creatin' in the Sticks

    It's the beginning of June

 and time for two new 
Cackling Stitches Blocks of the Month,
for our
"Bona Lisa's Sweater Emporium"
quilt.

I've designed the "A Tight Knit Group" Quilt Block for June.


Click Here to download the pattern - it's free until the end of June. 

The second pattern for June is by Joan at Mooosestash Quilting.  
She has the quilt block pattern for
Hideous Hat.

This is my version of the block.
Click on the link to her blog for the free pattern (Free the month of June).


This is the quilt:
Bona LIsa ...

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May 24, 2024
Tea Party part 6 from Wendy's Quilts and More

Wow! It's been two and a half years since I worked on this quilt! But I'm going on holiday soon and I need some hand stitching to take with me. 



My quilt.


The full finished quilt designed by Wendy Williams



I have 4 tea cup blocks and 4 coffee cup blocks all prepped and just waiting for me to applique the flowers on.



So this week I've been cutting circle motifs out of fabrics and appliquing them to the wool felt in the evenings. I'm just building up a collection at the moment and will decide ...

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May 4, 2024
Birds! from twiddletails

It seems to be a bird-y kind of year so far. This is a total coincidence but I love them!

"Chirp!" by Sue Spargo is a project I started with two friends. We're making one block a month.


My quilt guild holds a "block lotto" every so often.  Everyone brings one or more blocks of a given design. Afterward, there is a drawing where someone wins all the blocks.  Unfortunately, I was at a retreat last time, so I'm not sure what I'm going to do with these cuties.

You can find the pattern over here and ...

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May 1, 2024
Cackling Stitches Blocks of the Month - May from Creatin' in the Sticks

    It's May 1st
 and time
 for a new Cackling Stitches 

Block of the Month,
for our
"Bona Lisa's Sweater Emporium"
quilt.

This month we have 2 blocks!

Carol at Just Let Me Quilt has the pattern for
Don't Touch the Hats.


And Joan at Mooosestash Quilting has the pattern for
Witch Necessities.


These are my versions of the blocks.

Click on the links to their blogs for the free patterns (Free the month of May).
OR
The details and pattern links can also be found on our

This is the quilt:
Bona LIsa ...

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April 26, 2024
Licorice Allsorts...again from Wendy's Quilts and More

Do you remember my Licorice Allsorts block of the month designed by Wendy Williams?


I barely remember it myself because it's been so long since I worked on it.

But last Saturday I made a quick trip to Auckland to support my mum for a few days.  As I was throwing a few things in a suitcase I suddenly remembered that she had asked for my help with some of the trickier blocks in this quilt. 

When I first saw this block of the month advertised at Material Obsession in 2021 I knew that we would both enjoy making ...

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April 1, 2024
Cackling Stitches Blocks of the Month - April from Creatin' in the Sticks

   It's April 1st
 and time
 for a new Cackling Stitches 
Block of the Month,
for our
"Bona Lisa's Sweater Emporium"
quilt.

Joan at Mooosestash Quilting has the pattern for
Trick or Treat.


This is my version of the block.

Click on the link to her blog for the free pattern (Free the month of April).


This is the quilt:
Bona LIsa's Sweater Emporium
in 3 different colorways
50" x 74"


If you have missed any of the previous blocks you can click
for a page that has all the previous blocks listed and is up to ...

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March 1, 2024
Cackling Stitches Blocks of the Month - March from Creatin' in the Sticks

   It's the beginning of March
 and time for a new 
Cackling Stitches Block of the Month,
for our
"Bona Lisa's Sweater Emporium"
quilt.

I've designed the "Take No Bull Sweater" Quilt Block for March.


Even Bona Lisa likes a little western in her wardrobe.
Click Here to download the pattern - it's free until the end of March.  


This is the quilt:
Bona LIsa's Sweater Emporium
in 3 different colorways
50" x 74"


If you have missed any of the previous blocks you can click
for a page that has all the previous blocks listed ...

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February 26, 2024
Cackling Stitches Blocks of the Month - February from Creatin' in the Sticks

  It's the beginning of February

 and time
 for new Cackling Stitches 
Blocks of the Month,
for our
"Bona Lisa's Sweater Emporium"
quilt.

Carol at Just Let Me Quilt has the pattern for
Kicking-It-Up Boots.



And Joan at Mooosestash Quilting has the pattern for
Ye Ole Homestead



These are my versions of the blocks.

Click on the links to their blogs for the free patterns (Free the month of February).
OR
The details and pattern links can also be found on our


This is the quilt:
Bona LIsa's Sweater Emporium
in 3 different colorways ...

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January 1, 2024
Bona Lisa's Sweater Emporium Block of the Month - January from Creatin' in the Sticks

 Today is the day!

Cackling Stitches 
block of the month 2024 
begins and we're so excited! 


This is the quilt:
Bona LIsa's Sweater Emporium
(my version)
50" x 74"


You can check out Carol's version HERE and Joan's version HERE.


Joan, Carol, and I are ready to start sharing blocks!
All 3 of us have blocks to release this month
and
they are free for this month!

Here is my first block,
 Bona's "In" Vest


The quilt block pattern is available for download HERE until January 31st.

Carol at Just Let Me Quilt has the ...

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October 30, 2023
Bona Lisa's Sweater Emporium - 2024 Block of the Month from Creatin' in the Sticks

It won't be long before a new

Cackling Stitches 

block of the month will begin and we're so excited! 

Halloween should be all year, right?

It's our 4th year for the Cackling Stitches Facebook group 
and
 it's so fun to be part of the design team. 
Joan, Carol, and I have been working away and we are ready to share 
a peek at the quilt for next year.

Bona Lisa's Sweater Emporium
50" x 74"


This is my version of Bona Lisa's Sweater Emporium.

I used solid and Halloween fabrics from my stash
with ...

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September 22, 2023
Licorice Allsorts update from Wendy's Quilts and More

This week I started hand quilting my Licorice Allsorts quilt.  





I get my quilts basted on a long arm machine and when this one came back I was a bit concerned because it was more bunched up that usual, but I'm releasing the basting stitches as I quilt it and it's smoothing out nicely.

I'm using Aurifil 28wt and quilting in the ditch to start with.  I'll see what else it needs as it progresses.  


The guild I belong to, Capital Quilters in Wellington, New Zealand will be holding an exhibition in May 2024 and I ...

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September 19, 2023
September Giveaway – Sew Happy Block of the Month from Jacquelynne Steves

We are at the finish line! Our Sew Happy Free Block of the Month is done! Thanks for participating! Have you signed up yet? Just click here to sign up to get the free patterns! We have released the Finishing Instructions but you still have time to catch up!!

As we are at the finish line – we’re already starting our next Sew Along – Snowmen from Heaven!  Make sure you sign up today so you can get started on this project once we finish up this one!   Be sure to sign up so you don’t miss out!

Now back ...

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September 7, 2023
Cackling Stitches Blocks of the Month - August from Creatin' in the Sticks

   It's August
 and
time
 for new Cackling Stitches 
Blocks of the Month,
for our
"Which Way to Witchville"
quilt.

These are the last blocks to complete our quilts.

There are 3 new blocks this month:

I have the pattern for Carla's Pumpkin Palace


This witch lives in a cottage, but in her mind, it's a palace!
You can find the pattern in my Etsy Shop:  HERE

Carol at Just Let Me Quilt has the pattern for
Belinda's Beastly Broom



Joan at Moosestash Quilting has the pattern for
Chester's Haunted Ride.


These are my versions of ...

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August 23, 2023
August Giveaway – Sew Happy Block of the Month from Jacquelynne Steves

Free sewing themed block of the month quilt

We are nearing the finish line! Our Sew Happy Free Block of the Month is almost done! Thanks for participating! Have you signed up yet? Just click here to sign up to get the free patterns! So far we have released Block 4 – but you still have plenty of time to catch up!!

As we near the finish line – we’re already thinking about our next Sew Along – Snowmen from Heaven!  Make sure you sign up today so you can get started on this project once we finish up this one!   Be sure to sign up so you don’t ...

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July 24, 2023
July Giveaway- Sew Happy Block of the Month from Jacquelynne Steves

Free sewing themed block of the month quilt

Our Sew Happy Free Block of the Month about half way through! Have you signed up yet? Just click here to sign up to get the free patterns! So far we have released Block 3 – but you still have plenty of time to catch up!!

If you haven’t started yet, we still have a few of our fabric kits available – with super cute sewing themed fabric!  So cute!! Take a look at the kits here. 

Sew Happy bom fabric kit with sewing machines

We even have coordinating quilt labels here– they are the perfect finishing touch for any of your handmade items.

I know you are excited ...

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July 21, 2023
saturday soire quilt finish from Making A Lather

This older block of the month is finally finished. Saturday soire is an older ufo from 2013. I added it to the 5 quilts list in April 2023. The 12 center blocks were already done, and, I had to make the 3 setting kits, and assemble the top. The setting kits were much more intense than I expected. I have only made two block of the months. This one does not disappoint. The fabrics are beautiful. 

82 x 100 = 23 yards


I used a wide backing and quilted it on the longarm with free motion swirls.


I am linking ...

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July 1, 2023
Cackling Stitches Blocks of the Month - July from Creatin' in the Sticks

  It's July
 and
time
 for new Cackling Stitches 
Blocks of the Month,
for our
"Which Way to Witchville"
quilt.

There are 3 new blocks this month:

I have the pattern for Rose's Ride


It's time to make some brooms for riding and Rose has a beauty!
Click HERE to download the pattern - free until the end of July.

Carol at Just Let Me Quilt has the pattern for
Wanda's Wicked Broom.



Joan at Moosestash Quilting has the pattern for
One's a Scream and One's a Stitch.


These are my versions of the blocks.

Click ...

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June 27, 2023
June Giveaway- Sew Happy Block of the Month from Jacquelynne Steves

Free sewing themed block of the month quilt

Our Sew Happy Free Block of the Month is underway! Have you signed up yet? Just click here to get the free patterns! So far we have released Block 2- so if you are just jumping in now, you still have plenty of time to catch up!!

Sew Happy free quilt block of the month pattern

 

We also have optional fabric kits available with adorable fabrics- sewing machines, scissors, spools, pins. So cute!! Take a look at the kits here. 

Sew Happy bom fabric kit with sewing machines

We even have coordinating quilt labels here– they are the perfect finishing touch for any of your handmade items.

I know you are excited about the giveaway! A HUGE ...

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June 16, 2023
assembling saturday soire from Making A Lather

I went with quilty friends to an open sew, and, began putting pieces together for my Block of the month UFO Saturday soire. 


It was great to have room to lay it out on the floor.


I realized here that I had turned a row. It didn't matter if the center blocks were wrong, but, I had the ending pieces wrong.  Which, also meant, the sashing was on the wrong side. The easiest way to fix it was remove the sashing row, switch the ends and keep the blocks wrong. But, it was nearly time to go home after ...

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June 8, 2023
The Celebrate Quilt Block 4 from Patchwork Sampler Blog

Today we celebrate the arrival of Block 4 of The Celebrate Quilt. This month you will make an 18″ square chunk of the quilt. 

Here is a quick tutorial to walk you through the block construction. You should have received the pattern in your inbox. If you didn’t, it is available in the Free Resource Library. This quilt has a lot of piecing and it might look overwhelming. You can see that nothing is difficult and each block just has a few simple units. It is a great way to use up small scraps. Just don’t stress too ...

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