Monday, October 28, 2019

Happy Quiltober-Pumpkin Spice Quilt Along Update

Happy Quiltober!  To celebrate quilting in October I am hosting a Pumpkin Spice quilt-along in my Linda B Creative Facebook Group.

The great news is that it is not too late to join in!  Just ask to join and answer a few questions.  Since this can be a seasonal wall hanging, I am planning to leave the pattern and video instructions up in the group a bit longer.  

This is a great opportunity to learn some of my favorite free-motion quilting motifs and how to use my favorite mixed media product, fabric/textile paints. 

This week I will be sharing how I bind my quilts using a decorative stitch on my sewing machine.

It is like taking free classes from me!

If you enjoy what you are learning, consider taking these other  online classes from me. My affiliate links for my Craftsy/Bluprint class is: Exploring Natural Machine-Quilting Motifs.

My own online class is the Foundation Paper Pieced Pincushion Workshop.

 They help support my creative work and let me share more fun projects like the Pumpkin Spice one with you.

Check out my other post about the Pumpkin Spice Quilt-Along:

The Supply List

Now I need to edit the final video!

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Asking for a Friend...

This month was the last block of my Paper Snowflakes BOM.  Next month we will meet to finish adding setting blocks and completing the top.

So my friend, Erma W.  is asking for opinions on which fabric to use as the setting block fabrics. So let me share the choices.

Choice A

The first choice is a small hounds tooth print that reads a warm burnt orange from a distance.

This is what the fabric looks like close up, and it has all the colors of the block fabrics.

Choice B

Choice B is a maroon printed plaid.  It also contains the colors from the blocks.

So be sure to leave your choice, A or B,  in the comments below and I will let my friend know your response!

Thanks for the help!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Show and Tell Day for the Once Upon a Story Row Along!

I am so excited to share with you my finished Goldilocks and the Three Bears block for the Once Upon a Story Row Along.

In my first post I shared my thread sketching/painting technique.  I hope that you gave it a try!

Then in my next post I shared my hints and tips to add color to your blocks using Crayola Crayons.  This is my finished block using the crayon technique.

In the directions I also suggest that you could use Inktense pencils and blocks to add color.  I am still planning on posting a tutorial on that, so be sure to subscribe to my blog so you don't miss it.

This is my finished block using the Inktense pencils and blocks to add color.  I also used the Northcott Stonehenge Gradations fabrics to create this block.

A final suggestion to creating my block is to use the patterns for applique.  There are many ways to applique, but one of my favorites is to use my embroidery machine.

This is my block appliqued in the hoop with my Babylock Spirit embroidery machine. I also used the Northcott Stonehenge Gradations Fabrics to create the appliques and the block.

I digitized the blocks, and need to do some more tests before they will be available for purchase in my store.

Let me know which of the three is your favorite in the comments below!

Be sure to check out the other pattern designers show and tell posts.

And don't forget to enter the great final giveaways for the Once Upon a Story Row Along! The Giveaways will end, October 10, 2019.

Enter to win prizes from the following companies:

C&T Publishing
1 $100.00 Gift Certificate
Coupon Code Delivered In Email

Anita Goodesign
??Christmas Blocks and Borders CD/DVD
You Must Own An Embroidery Machine To Use This Prize
Value = $179.95
Shipping International / Winner Pays Shipping

Northcott Fabrics
2 Northcott FQ Fabric Bundles $20.00 Each
1 Winner Per Bundle
Shipping International / Winner Pays Shipping

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And don't forget the Special EQ8 Giveaway!

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A special thanks to Marian Pena of for hosting this Row Along and doing all the work to make it fun and exciting.

I am inviting you to join my Facebook Group, Linda B Creative where we are celebrating Quiltober with a Pumpkin Spice Free-Motion Quilt Along.

Please share what you make with my pattern, I would love to see what you do with it!

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Happy Quiltober!- Pumpkin Spice Quilt Along

This month I am hosting a Pumpkin Spice Quilt Along.  My goal is every Wednesday I will share the next step in the process to free-motion quilt and then add fabric paint to create your own Pumpkin Spice wall hanging.  All will be offered to members of the Linda B Creative Facebook Group.

Not a member? Ask to join

So here is the plan and supply list for the Sessions

Session 1, October 2, Marking the Quilt Top
  1. Pumpkin Spice Pattern-In the file section of the Linda B Creative Facebook Group
  2. One 15"x 15" piece of white 100% Cotton Fabric
  3. Marking Tool to trace the pattern, Blue Water Soluble, or Permanent Marker and Water Soluble Light Weight Topping Stabilizer as demonstrated

Session 2- October 9th, Setting Up for Free-Motion Quilting and Some of Linda's Favorite Quilting Designs

  1.  Your marked top and the paper pattern
  2.  17"x 17" Batting 
  3. 17" x 17" Backing Fabric
  4. Thin Black Polyester Thread and a Bobbin filled with this thread.
  5. Small Scissors
  6. Your favorite method of holding your quilt sandwich together-Spray, Safety Pins
  7. Your favorite method of gripping the quilt sandwich-Gloves, Lickety Grip
  8. Marking Tool if you didn't trace all the pattern elements
  9. Notebook and Pencil
  10. Free-motion Quilting Presser Foot
  11. Sewing Machine in good working order, test ahead, it may need a spa day.

Session 3- October 16th- Free- Motion Quilting Finishing the  Piece

Same supply list for Session 2

Session 4- October 23- Adding Color with Fabric Paints

1. Quilted Quilt
2. Covered work surface and clothes you are not afraid to get paint on.
3. Container with water to clean brushes
4. Paper towels
5. Paint brushes
6. Small piece of fabric to test the paints on
7. Fabric Paints-Acrylic based, Seta Color, Luminere, Dye-na-Flow, Tulip are some of my favorites. You will need the following colors:
  • Black
  • White
  • Blue
  • Yellow
  • Red
The following are optional as they can be mixed with the above colors: Green, Orange, and Brown

8. Pallet or foam paper plate
9. Iron and ironing surface
10. Hair dryer

Session 5- October 30- Binding by Machine

1. Rotary Cutter and Acrylic Rulers to Square up the Quilt 12" x 12"
2. Binding Fabric- 100% Cotton - Two pieces  2 " x 40"
3. Thread that matches the binding fabric
4. Elmer's washable school glue
5. Pins
6. Small Scissors
7. Iron and Ironing Surface

I believe that is everything, but if I remember another item I will post it in the group.

Here is the inspiration for my Pumpkin Spice Quilt:

Happy Quiltober!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019


I am so excited that Missouri Spring #2 has been sold in the SAQA Benefit Auction.

A special thanks to all who donated quilts and those who purchased them!  The auction proceeds are used to promote art/studio quilts and exhibits of them.

Off to create some more fun pieces!