Friday, September 29, 2023

Free Pattern Friday ~ Sweater Weather QAL ~ Limited Time Free Release


Sweater Weather has arrived in my quilty corner of the world.

I saw this very cute and cozy looking quilt along this week and just have to share.

This pattern is available for free for a limited time during the quilt along at

Sign Up Here for Sweater Weather Pattern

This pattern is a limited time free email subscription.

Once you sign up, you will also have access to their QAL main page. 

When you sign up now, you will receive emails 

for the block patterns that have already been released 

and then will receive future weekly blocks. 

Be Forewarned!

Free Now ~ Gone Later ~ 

The Sweater Weather Sampler Quilt Block Patterns 

will be available for download until November 3rd, 2023.


I am saving the quilt block patterns as I have to many projects in the works.

I love this design and hope to be sewing it soon.

I have been sitting and cross stitching this week 
as I have accepted the challenge to complete
a project in October.

As I am a slow stitcher, I am giving myself a head start 
so that I actually finish on time.

 Today is another cool, rainy, gray day and I am enjoying the colorful threads.

What are you working on?

Is it a fun free project?

If so, please share! 

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Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Spooky Sew Progress


My first four blocks for my

Spooky Mystery ~ Started Here 

I have not really chosen any one stack of fabrics.

As I cut and sew, I am picking from all in my stash as my quilty muse speaks.

It likely means my finished quilt may be very different from

the sample for the pattern.

There are two more weeks of blocks now available on their website:

Fort Worth Fabric Studio ~ Stay Spooky Mystery 2023

I am stitching on my cross stitch and sewing more blocks.

More photos soon.

What are you working on this week?

Stay Spooky and Sew Fun! 

Friday, September 22, 2023

Free Pattern Friday ~ Fort Worth Fabric Studio ~ Spooky Mystery 2023

The kitties and I are playing with our Halloween fabrics and trying to decide 
if and what to sew for a new free pattern. 
Katniss likes the look of these ... 
and she likes the kitty bed on the cutting table for her comfort.

Our Free Pattern Find for this Friday is the:


Fort Worth Fabric Studio ~ Spooky Mystery 2023

This mystery is in it's second week 

and there are already many spooky quilts in the making on the

FWFS Facebook Group

This quilt shop offers several free mystery patterns per year

and sells kits for each one.

These step by step weekly instalments will only remain free on their website for awhile

before they are turned into a for purchase whole pattern.

At some point these become whole patterns 

available only for purchase. 

Download now if you want them free! 

I appreciate the fun free downloads while they are available and if I find a pattern that I like that I missed when it was free, I am happy to buy it, too. I thank the designers for sharing their creativity during their design and testing and appreciate that they must also earn their living. Just sharing my thoughts here.

Previous Halloween Mystery from Forth Worth Fabric Studio

that are still free at the date of this post:

FWFS  ~Dark Flight ~ 2022

This one is still available for free download at this time. 

Download for free now! 

There are several other free downloads still available in the archives:

Forth Worth Fabric Studio ~ Free Patterns Archive

Again ... be forewarned.

Download those that are free now if you want them! 

I am not affiliated with this lovely quilt shop,

which always sends a few little gifts with their orders,

a tea bag, a piece of candy, a small notion.


Here are my three possible fabric pulls for sewing 

the Stay Spooky 2023 Mystery:

Pick  # 1:

The Stay Spooky Kit from Fort Worth Fabric Studio

(plus a panel and a charm pack)

These fabrics are glow in the dark!

I usually buy a few Halloween fabrics per year for my stash 

and these were my choice this year.

Pick # 2

This is a combo of a few fabric lines from my stash.

Pick # 3

This combines the kit fabrics with the bright "Pretty Creepy" 

by Cori Dantini for Free Spirit fabrics from my stash. 

Pick # 4 

(Nutmeg's Choice)

This combines some pink and purple 

Boodacious from Kaufman Fabrics and

Spooky and Sweet by Art Gallery Fabrics. 

As you can see, the kitties and I have a lovely large stash to choose from.

We need to get sewing.

Well ... Cassian actually is thinking, "Why are you playing with fabric

 and sitting at the computer?

You need to give us lunch. You're late!" 

Maestro is takings matters into her own paws and saying,

 " Leave this to me! 

I will get it posted!

 You go get us lunch. 



What would you pick for this quilt???

I always enjoy hearing my readers fabric thoughts.

After lunch, the kitties and I cut and sewed.

Can you what we chose? :) 

Do you sew a fun Free Pattern this week?

Please share!

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Thursday, September 21, 2023

I Like Thursday # 171 ~ Being Quilty ~Being Real


Happy Thursday!

I am having a happy day playing with the fabric and threads.

Yesterday was 

Moda Blockheads ~ Block 2 Release

This block was designed by Joanna Figueroa

so I followed here cutting and sewing suggestions in the link below: 

Galaxy Star ~ MBH5 ~ Block 2 @ Fig Tree Quilts

I played with the colors and prints awhile before I chose to sew these fabrics.

I had to use my seam ripper after I had thought the block was done,

 because I found that I turned one of the Quarter Square Triangle units

 when I sewed. 

I like the finished block.

I used a new Love Sew Wool Quilter's Clapper  

pressing tool today that I found on Amazon.

I like the way the curved wool piece helps me to press seams open.

I use it as a clapper to keep my seams flat while I am piecing units.

This is a photo of me choosing today's fabrics on a new social media phone app

 that I recently joined by a friend's invitation.

It is can be found and downloaded to your android or iPhone in your app store.

It is called

Be Real

The intent here is to post one unfiltered photo per day with a caption.

Each photo can only be seen by friends for 24 hours.

Then you get a notification to take a new photo of the day.

You can silence the notifications and if it arrives at an inconvenient time,

you can ignore it and can still post a photo later.

You do not have to post everyday.

However, you can only see your friend's photo of the day, when you post.

I like seeing what my friend posts so I like to play along.

I do not send friend requests.

If you are active on this app and wish to share with me,

please send me a request and post a comment or send an email

letting me know you have done so and I will accept.

I do like to be real.

Please join my friends and I @

I Like Thursday @ Not Afraid of Color 

and have a Happy Thursday! 

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Stitch-tober 2023 ~ Mix and Match ~ Stitchy Start


I have been sitting and stitching the last few days.

Yesterday was a fall nor-eastern in New England 

which came flowing up the gulf stream

 and deluging rain all day and into the night.

We got more rain in 24 hours than for Hurricane Lee 

and our cellar is wet again from the over saturated ground.

Fortunately it is sunny day today 

for drying everything out. 

I am taking my stitching out to my yard in a few minutes to enjoy the sun.

I am getting a head start on 

Stitch-tober @ Fat Quarter Shop ~

 Click For All Info

I started this Halloween Mix and Match Cross Stitch 

project in 2020 as part of first

Stitch-tober in 2020 Info @Fat Quarter Shop

The border grid setting layout is a free design and may be found in the link below: 

Free Lori Holt Mix & Match Halloween Border Layout @ FQS

This is as far as I got with the stitching at that time 

before I tucked it all away in my project bag for another day.  

That day has finally arrived!

I am actually happy I waited as I have added a fun new design element to the mix!

The original plan used this fun stitching card set from Lori Holt:

Stitch Cards ~ Set F @ Fat Quarter Shop

Lori Holt at Bee in My Bonnet has just released 

a new set of Stitch Cards:


These lovely fall themed motifs are the perfect addition 

to add to the Mix and Match with the Halloween themed set! 

It also makes the Mix and Match much easier than the original plan 

as that one pulled together motifs from several different patterns.

As I am a very slow stitcher and want to complete this project

 before the witching hour this year, 

I have already started work by stitching the grid border 

for the stitch card motifs. 

I am using DMC Floss for this project.

The grid is  Black 310, which can be found in the

Stitch Cards Set R  ~ DMC Floss Pack @ Fat Quarter Shop

which includes flower thread bobbins.

I did order extra DMC Black 310 Floss as needed for the large grid

and DMC 471 Light Avocado Green Floss for the inner motif frames

I am stitching on hand-dyed stormy gray 11 count Aida.


Are you making stitchy plans for Stitch-tober? 

There are many other wonderful Stitch-tober patterns available,

some free and some for purchase.

Happy Stitching!