Monday, February 1, 2016

February's Block - Trees


Trees!
I actually just took my Christmas tree down last weekend. It was nice having it up a little longer so that I could enjoy the lights a little longer.
 
This month’s block is a set of three checkerboard trees. I just love the scrappy look that they have! You will make a total of three trees and the pattern can be found for FREE this month in my Craftsy Shop and also on my website. Also, if you ever need to find past blocks or tutorials, I have a tab at the top of my blog labeled 2016 BOM that you can click on to get links to all past blog postings for this quilt. A complete listing of fabric supplies can be found on my website, Craftsy Shop and also under the 2016 BOM tab on my blog. Remember to post pictures of your progress on Instagram #quiltdoodledesignsBOM2016 (you can also tag me at Quilt Doodle Designs) There is also a flickr group you can join and post pictures. Remember you need to post those pictures to qualify for the monthly drawing for the prizes.

When the quilt is pieced together and you are finished quilting, you can sew a star button on the top of each tree. Button kits are available from
 Hillcreek Designs! The button packs are available in my Etsy Shop. I have packaged the button packs a couple of different ways. Either as one big pack with everything in it or individually for each design/row.

 
This month’s winner is
Painchaudnicole!
 
Congratulations!!!







Here are my three tree blocks... I made them to have a
checkerboard look. You can also make them scrappy.
Remember... don't sew on your buttons until your quilt is done and quilted.
Also, DO NOT SEW YOUR BLOCKS TOGETHER.
Not yet anyway....


 
 
There's also a handy dandy grab-able button to post on your blog to help me promote and get the word out about this fun Christmas BOM .  Please help to spread the word!
 
 Happy Quilting!
 
 
 
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Thursday, January 14, 2016

January's BOM Giveaway!


Not many reindeer blocks have been posted yet. I hope that you guys post some, I'm looking forward to seeing them. I have a fun giveaway for this month and you can't have a chance to win unless you post your pictures! I love this reindeer block and the pattern can be found for FREE this month in my Craftsy Shop and also on my website. (I have created a handy dandy 2016 BOM page) Also, if you ever need to find past blocks or tutorials, I have a tab at the top of my blog labeled 2016 BOM that you can click on to get links to all past blog postings for this quilt. A complete listing of fabric supplies can be found on my website, Craftsy Shop and also under the 2016 BOM tab on my blog. For a chance to win, post your progress on Instagram #quiltdoodledesignsBOM2016 or #quiltdoodleBOM (you can also tag me at Quilt Doodle Designs.

There is also a flickr group you can join and post pictures.

Still not sure how to post your pictures, email them to me and I will be happy to post them to the flickr group for you. Make sure to let me know who you are in the email.

I am also excited to announce that there are button kits available from Hillcreek Designs! The button packs are available in  my Etsy Shop. The giveaway for this month's block will be a complete button kit from Hillcreek designs. It has all of the buttons for the entire quilt top!
A lucky winner will win a button kit!

http://www.quiltdoodledesigns.com/BOM-2016.html


 

 
 
If you write or post anything on your blog about your progress with this month's block, let me know and I will add your posting to the Pinterest Board I have put together for this year's BOM. There's also a handy dandy grab-able button to post on your blog to help me promote and get the word out about this fun Christmas BOM .  Please help to spread the word!
 
Let's share those pictures! I will pick a winner on February 1st!
 
 Happy Quilting!
 
 
 
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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Quilt Doodle BOM 2015 Blog Hop!!!


 
Mark your calendars for February 12-14 for a virtual show and tell. A group of us will be showing off our Quilt Doodle BOM 2015 blocks and finished quilts! Won't it be fun to see the quilts in different fabric choices. I'm really looking forward to it. Not only will it be fun to see everyone's projects but there is also some swag to giveaway to our lucky blog hop winners!

Even if your quilt top isn't finished, please join and show off your blocks. At the end of the hop I will announce the GRAND PRIZE winners for the BOM 2014. But to win you need to join the hop. To join, please EMAIL ME 

your name and email 
 
your blog if you have one
 ( if you do not have a blog)  I will host for you..
 
your url of your blog
 
More details to follow soon!
I will email a listing to all of our participants soon!

Mark your calendars for February 12-14th and post the BOM 2015 button on your blog or website. I have some wonderful prizes to give away at the end of the Quilt Doodle BOM Blog Hop. (Remember you need to participate to win)

Happy Quilting,

https://www.etsy.com/listing/242612604/my-favorite-things-quilt-doodle-designs?ref=shop_home_active_2



Friday, January 8, 2016

My Son is a Hero...


My son is a hero; he rescued a Lab-Rottweiler (Labrottie or Rotten Lab) from a local humane society. He totally fell in love with her a little more every time he visited the humane society to play with her. I knew she was coming home with him when he texted me her picture with the caption, “I’m in love…” Who ever had her before us, must have loved her too. She’s fully trained and eager to please and is a sweet, gentle girl. Within a few minutes of her arrival, she made herself to home and adopted all of us too. We are all in love with her.
We now have a new member to our family. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you may have all ready met my son’s new girl, Maddie. She is a sweet large hunk of snuggles and cuddles. A very sweet doggie. She has stolen all of our hearts and Wilson likes her too. Although he’s not fond of the fact that she de-stuffs all of his favorite toys. Wilson does enjoy the extra companion in the house and when we’re not looking he tries to play with her even though he’s blind. It’s sweet how he follows her outside and ‘listens’ for her to find the door when it’s time to come back in.  My hubby and I have taken them for a few walks and Wilson seems to walk along at a quicker pace listening for Maddie as a reference to where we are going.
"I'm in love..."
One thing we discovered the day after Christmas is Maddie loves to run. I mean LOVES TO RUN… REALLY LOVES TO RUN.  She runs like a greyhound and is a bit of a tease and trickster. She slipped out of her collar while outside, gave my hubby a goofy smile and then off to the races she went! Of coarse it’s a lazy morning, I’m still in my jammies drinking coffee and I hear hubby in a panic, ‘She’s loose’ he yells. We both throw on coats and bolt out the front door in a panic.  (All I can think is ‘what am I going to tell Thomas if Maddie is lost. And we lost her while he was at work!) When I get outside, I find Maddie is frolicking through the neighborhood with a big ol’ goofy grin. After what felt like hours of slopping through my neighbor’s yards in newly fallen, wet snow with my dear hubby, Maddie decides she’s done running and comes home with us. During all of this, hubby had abandoned Wilson outside with the back door open. ‘Thank you Wilson for being a good boy and letting yourself in’.  There is nothing like starting your day, flip-flopping thru several inches of wet snow in your hubby’s oversized slippers with a cold. All of us slept the rest of the day… even Wilson.
 
Happy quilting,

Thursday, December 31, 2015

January's Block!


Happy New Year!

I'm really excited about the BOM that I am putting together for 2016. It's a new beginning, a new quilt... Let's have some fun quilting this year. I am not keeping this one a secret... I have the complete layout pictured below. This will make it easy for you to pick out fabrics. I encourage you to dig thru your stash for the block fabrics. Have some fun with this! I bought the background and border fabrics, but I'm winging it using fabric I already have on hand. But I must confess, I did buy some fun fat quarters for some of the blocks.

This month we will start out with the reindeer blocks for the '7th' row or reindeer row. You will make 5 reindeer blocks and the pattern can be found for FREE this month in my Craftsy Shop and also on my website. (I have created a handy dandy 2016 BOM page) Also, if you ever need to find past blocks or tutorials, I have a tab at the top of my blog labeled 2016 BOM that you can click on to get links to all past blog postings for this quilt. A complete listing of fabric supplies can be found on my website, Craftsy Shop and also under the 2016 BOM tab on my blog. There will be prizes each month too, so post pictures of your progress on Instagram #quiltdoodledesignsBOM2016 (you can also tag me at Quilt Doodle Designs
There is also a flickr group you can join and post pictures.

I am also excited to announce that there are button kits available from Hillcreek Designs! The button packs are available in  my Etsy Shop.

http://www.quiltdoodledesigns.com/BOM-2016.html

Here are the fabrics and block pieces all cut out.

Sewing corner to corner to 'shape' the reindeer face and ears...


Starting to sew the sections together to form the block.


I made my blocks using several different brown fabrics....

Adding on the applique antlers...


I did a buttonhole stich around the antlers using brown thread..

 

 
 
There's also a handy dandy grab-able button to post on your blog to help me promote and get the word out about this fun Christmas BOM .  Please help to spread the word!
 
 Happy Quilting!
 
 
 
grab button for Quilt Doodle Designs
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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Corn Flake Wreaths

 
This is another super easy cookie that is oh so pretty on the cookie platter. It's sure to be a family favorite! I know my nieces and nephews really like them. What's great about this recipe is that it uses simple ingredients that are probably already in your pantry or cupboards. I didn't do a very good job shaping wreaths or Christmas trees. I just used a cookie scoop and blobbed the marshmallow cereal mixture onto wax paper and then decorated with the cinnamon candies. They still turned out really cute. They fly off the cookie platter regardless what 'shape' they are! They are also one of Santa's favorites too.


Merry Christmas!
Happy baking,