Friday, May 17, 2019

A Scrappy Happy Holidays Mystery Sew Along - Month 5

A Scrappy Happy Holiday Mystery Sew Along - Month 5 by Thistle Thicket Studio.
Another month has flown by and it's time again for A Scrappy Happy Holiday Mystery block reveal. This month I've changed it up a bit and instead of making one 12" block, we're making four 6" blocks! That's 4x the fun, right?! Here are my "Let It Snow" blocks in three scrappy fabric-ways:

 Beige background.


Scrappy white background.

Did you notice that the blocks are sewn into pairs, not into a 12" block? Just wanted to point that out so you don't get carried away sewing blocks together.

And my tip for this month....when trimming and squaring up your 3.25" squares, flip them over to the wrong side and use that center line created by the seams pressed to the middle to line up your 45 degree mark on your ruler. It will help to keep the center strip running through the center of the block and keep the block square.

I hope you all are enjoying the sew along as we are nearing the halfway point. Before long we'll all be decorating for Christmas again!

As I am typing this post, I'm listening to the local weather where several tornados have hit a couple of communities in western Kansas. Prayers for safety for my fellow Kansans.


P.S. Ugh! I just noticed as I was looking at my photos that a couple of block sashings don't line up so I guess I will be doing a little ripping and re-sewing. Oh, the life of a quilter!

NOTE: The pattern is not included in the post. The pattern is provided by email to those participants registered for 'A Scrappy Happy Holidays Mystery Sew Along'. Registration for this sew along has closed.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Howdy Y'all Revisit

I was so excited to see this photo of my Howdy Y'all quilt on my Facebook feed yesterday. I designed this quilt and the boot block for Moda Bake Shop as part of their 'Spell It With Moda' series a couple of years ago. It is always exciting to see when someone else likes and makes your designs. 
Moda Bake Shop, Spell It With Moda, Howdy Y'all Quilt, Thistle Thicket Studio

This batik version of the Howdy Y'all quilt was made by Patricia Schroll - 100% from her scraps! She said this quilt gave her a piece of 'home' since she no longer lives in the U.S. Don't you just love all the ways a quilt can provide for someone!

Howdy Y'all Quilt, Moda Bake Shop, Thistle Thicket Studio, Spell it With Moda
Here is my version of the quilt that I made with American Jane's Bread and Butter fabric. I made it as a banner that I tie on my fence to welcome guests to the farm. Click here for the tutorial of the Howdy Y'all quilt.


Thursday, May 2, 2019

MBS At The Seashore Mystery QAL

Are you ready for the summer? I'm headed to the seashore with Moda Bake Shop this summer! I'll be one of your lifeguards on this beach-themed mystery quilt along. Can't wait to dig my toes in the sand and build sandcastles! Want to join the fun? Follow along on the Moda Bake Shop website beginning June 3rd!


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