Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Kitty Special

Pin It Last year I made another quilt wall-hanging like this and had many people ask about a pattern. I should have finished the pattern right away because....my computer crashed and I lost it. Fast forward and I re-did the pattern and made it out of batiks. I hoped to have it done in September, didn't happen but.....it is Halloween and I have the pattern ready!
Right now this is a Halloween Kitty Kitty pattern but I plan on adding a few more applique pieces.....Christmas Kitty Kitty and more so I'm having a........

I have the pattern priced at only $1.99 since you won't be able to make this wall-hanging for this Halloween. The pattern is available on Craftsy and when you purchase a pattern there you will always be able to download it again.

When I update the pattern I will just reload a new pattern to replace the one that is there now and you will be able to download the new pattern for FREE.

This special price will only be for a limited time and then it will go to $8.

You can get the pattern here.
Several months ago I took part in a blog hop that used Island Batik fabrics and made a Halloween wall hanging.
Closeup of quilting at Freemotion by the River
I had some of the fabrics left so I decided to make my Kitty wall-hanging again in batiks....so cute!
Island Batik fabrics for a Halloween quilt
 Freemotion by the River is now a Island Batik Ambassador
Here are the Kitty Kitty projects I made last year - you can read my blog post called Wicked Kitty.
4 different kitties at Freemotion by the River
There are many projects that can be made with Kitty Kitty - grab it now and Happy Halloween!!


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Thursday, October 30, 2014

It's All About The Kids

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girls on the deck

I am tickled to take part in SewCalGal's blog hop as I really enjoy sharing my love of crafts with my grand-children.
It's All About The Kids
 The first thing to do is get the supplies together. I like to pick up paints, markers, stencil.....all kinds of fun and creative things to have on hand for a crafty day. Also buy a cheap plastic tablecloth to protect your table.
I also washed and dried some muslin and shirts for the girls to work with. A while ago I won a $10 gift certificate from Sassy Kid Blanks and bought a couple of these cute shirts for my grand-daughters. These short sleeve shirts are cotton knit and really washed up nice. I bought a size 6 and 7. The girls are aged 5 and 7 and they fit perfectly. I emailed Melissa and asked if I could show the picture and let you know the price. Right now Sassy Kids Blanks has a sale on them - they are regularly $10.37 but are now $9.25. The only way you can see the prices on the website is by signing up.....just your email and a password but I wanted you to know what the price is.
Sassy Kid Blanks
I couldn't forget about my daughter or.....me.....so I had a couple t-shirts for us to play with. Make sure you cover your table, the paints that we used really had a over-spray. The first thing I did was give everyone a piece of muslin to practice on. We put pieces of foam-core board behind the muslin.

It was fun to just let them chose their own colors and do what they wanted.
Learn how to spray the paints
Sometimes they got a little silly.....
Double fisted spraying
Look at the concentration!
Practice on muslin first
I kept the iron hot and ready to use. I put a old towel done first and whenever there seemed to be too much paint on the muslin I pressed it and heat-set the paint. I believe the directions said to wait 4 hours but.....we were impatient and heat-setting works wonders. Then it was time to try out the stamps.
using stamps
After using the stamps I did the same thing......heat set the piece. They even used the colored pencils and fabric markers on the designs.
more stamping
Can you see how she is trying to decide what she wants to put on her shirt.....it was interesting because at this point the younger one already had the front of her shirt done. This would be me....contemplating.
deciding what to create
We had to get the shirt ironed right away so she could try it on. She picked out the stencil and colors on her own.
by the river
The girls wanted to do the backs too and the kitty stencil.....disappeared (I finally found it today.) so she went with this little butterfly and flower stencil.
closeup of the back
I found it very interesting that neither of them used the stamps on their shirts.
closeup
 Here is the back of both of their shirts.
Back of the shirts
Whenever my grandchildren come over they seem to head to my quilt room first.....they know there will always be lot of colorful fabric, paints and crayons for them to use.
Front of the shirts
Now are you wondering what my daughter and I made.....here is a piece she made that I think would look great as a little tote.  We both also made t-shirts and.....we used the stamps.
stencil in black
I still have the pieces of muslin and I'll make them into something. There is my t-shirt too.
Practice on muslin
Be sure and visit the other bloggers that have posts today:

Fat Quarter Shop
Fat Quarter Shop is one of the generous sponsors of It's All About the Kids and is offering a $25 Gift Certificate during this fun blog hop. All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post.

I will leave the giveaway open until Saturday November 1st.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Fat Eighth Frenzy

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Fat Eighth Frenzy Quilt at Freemotion by the River
Have you seen those cute bundles of fat eighth fabrics and wondered what you could make with them? This cute quilt is a free pattern (keep reading) from Fat Quarter Shop.
Fat Eighth Frenzy Quilt at Freemotion by the River
Actually, there are 2 free patterns! Can you guess what fabric line this is?
Fat Eighth Frenzy Bonus Quilt at Freemotion by the River
 This quilt is actually made from the leftovers of the first quilt......what a bargain! Doesn't it look neat down by the river!
Fat Eight Frenzy at Freemotion by the River
 They are both fast and easy to make and would make great gifts!
Miss Kate quilt at Freemotion by the River
Here is the link to the Free Pattern which includes both quilts. If you enjoy videos then you definitely want to watch Kimberly as her videos are always clear and easy to follow.

Here is the Fat Eighth Frenzy Video

And also the bonus quilt video

The Fat Eighth bundle I used was Miss Kate by Bonnie & Camille and Fat Quarter Shop has ALL of their Fat Eight bundles on sale 20% off through November 2nd.
Miss Kat by Bonnie & Camille
I even had enough fabrics leftover to make this little makeup pouch.
Miss Kat makeup pouch
 
Sale at Fat Quarter Shop
Also be sure and stop by the Fat Quarter Shop blog where you'll find links to all the other quilters that made quilts with Fat Eighth bundles!
Fat Eighth Frenzy Quilts at Freemotion by the River

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