Nuts About My Day –

with a my pattern free for the duration of the blog hop.

stbs-Nuts-About-267x300Today is finally my day to show off what I planned for the Nuts About Blog Hop.  I was so excited about the idea of nuts about, that I went completely nuts about it … LOL.

And I think I really was a bit nuts, as you will see from my project. I had decided to go with applique this time round. And not just some blocks, an entire baby quilt.

First I made the duck pond, which quickly expanded into some more fish at the bottom. Once I finished the top, a lady saw it and paid for it, which is why there is a name at the top.

The picture is entirely in applique, except for the name which is paper pieced.

Why did  I do a giant picture like this, because I wanted to do something nuts, and it was nuts. There were times I felt like swearing while working with all the bigger pieces. And it used up an entire roll of fusing.

This one is 40 x 60 inches finished.

duckies quilt

This pattern to download is 20 x 20 for the duck pond + 20 x 10 for the extra fish.

Pattern. Now in my Craftsy store.

Oh yes, did I mention that I have TWO free patterns for you, the second one is my BB-8 Droid from Star Wars, and yes I am Nuts About Star Wars and Star Trek and …

The pattern is entirely paper pieced. And 10 x 10 inches finished.

droid 2

And this is what it looks like when I turned it into a mug-rug.



(The link will take you the Google Drive page)

More patterns like BB-8 can be found here at Fandom in Stitches as well.

Thank you so much Marian for arranging another great blog hop.

You can find out more about Marian at Seams to be Sew.


Nuts About is being sponsored by two wonderful sponsors.



And the Fat Quarter ShopFatQuarterShopAnd now for our giveaway.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Please make a turn at all the blogs, who have some awesome patterns to show as well. And remember Marian is releasing a new free pattern every day on her blog as well.

Today we have,

February 4, 2016

Words & Stitches
Moose Stash
Vroomans Quilts
Quilt In Piece – This is me.

And then on the other days.

February 5, 2016

Just Let Me Quilt
Lulu & Celeste
Marjorie’s Busy Corner
Tea Time Creations

February 8, 2016

Batts In The Attic
Life In The Scrapatch
Quilting Affection
In The Boon Docks

February 9, 2016

Quilting Queen Online
Elizabeth Coughlin
Bumbleberry Cottage
All Things Sewn

February 10, 2016

Sew Many Yarns
From This To That
Seams To Be Sew

Have a super awesome day, Vanda




  1. You have been sew busy! Your projects are beautiful. The applique is so bright and happy. Thank you for generously sharing your patterns … 🙂 Pat

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      Thank you Pat, It is a pleasure.

  2. What a cute baby quilt. That’s another thing I’m nuts about. Babies!

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      Babies are the best, I love making quilts for them.

  3. Your quilt is amazing, I thought it was a panel at first!

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      Thank You Jen.

  4. I love love your quilt.

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      Thank you Margeret

  5. Both of your projects are fabulous! I, too, am nuts about Star Wars … or Star Trek … or Star anything! Thanks so much for the free patterns. I really appreciate your generosity. That is an adorable baby quilt!

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      I love sharing patterns. Thanks Dezertsuz

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      Thank You Marit.

  6. Both projects are great, but the duck pond is amazing!

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      Thank you Anita.

  7. Banda thank you for the Duck pattern. My grandsons loves yellow duckies so I am going to make him a wall hanging with your designs

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      I would love to see your finished duck pond.

  8. That is really cute, those ducks are darling, as is the fish. Thanks for the patterns.

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      Thank you Dorian

  9. That baby quilt is sew darn cute and a fun nutty project a baby will surely love. Thank you so much for the pattern, it’s adorable and I would absolutely make it to. I also love the droid.. thank you again. Many Hugs and thank you for participating in Nuts About, we couldn’t do this without you.

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      Thanks Marian, I love doing these hops.

  10. That is a fun quilt you made! And thanks so much for the free patterns. Starwars is very top here at our home with the boys, lol!

    1. Uups, I left my blogname sunshinequilting in the rafflecopter. So sorry For this!

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      I am so glad you like the patterns.

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      Thanks so much

  11. Such a fun and colorful quilt! Great job! I love all your patterns!!

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      Thanks Alida, I love all of yours to.!!

  12. Very cute baby quilt! Thanks for the freebies. I’m nuts about applique too.

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      Awesome. Thank you.

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      Thanks Darlington

  13. Baby quilt is very cute. Love the bright colors. It should grab the eyes of a infant to focus on. Thanks for your giveaway patterns. I like to never have found you comment button. I have never seen one on the top of a page before.

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      I am glad you like the patterns, you can access the comments at the top and bottom of each blog post.

  14. Great job. I wish I had some babies to sew for.

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      Maybe later 😉

  15. Love the bright colors of your applique! Thanks for sharing!

  16. My daughter loves Star Wars. Perhaps this will get her quilting! Thanks

  17. Thank you for sharing and for the free patterns.

  18. What an adorable quilt! And all that applique would be enough to make anyone nuts! It was so worth it though!

  19. Great job Vanda, your duckies are sew cute! Thanks for sharing your free patterns too!

  20. These are just too cute!

  21. What a great quilt, and how cool that someone loved it so much to want to own it. The ducks are so cute and the colors nice and bright.

  22. Sweet, sweet baby quilt…love the ducks! Thanks for the patterns!

  23. Oh my goodness, I love it, I love it, I LOVE it. What a GREAT pattern. Thanks so much.

  24. Your paper pieced droid is amazing!!

  25. That quilt turned out so cute – worth all of the work you put into it.

  26. Wow, wow,wow girl!!!! You hit it out of the park! I love your duck pond quilt, and the Driod is just too cute! Patterns for both too. Your the best.

  27. Just too cute!!!

  28. Both patterns are great and I’ve downloaded them both. Think I’ll make the duck pond into a baby quilt for that little one that my niece will be having one of these years. Can’t plan to far in advance!

  29. Cute quilts.

  30. Love the star trek.


  32. So darn cute – but all that work…you are a bit nutty! Hope you client paid you well for all your swearing and perhaps tearing out of hair. 🙂

  33. I like the little pink protozoa. In the perfect image, we forget that they are there, but they are an important part of the ecosystem. Very cool.

  34. Duck Pond is darling, thank you for sharing. I got BB-8 Droid at Fandom last week–many thanks, wonderful!!

  35. Even if the process was a bit “nutty”, the result was worth it — what a super cute baby quilt!

  36. Great job! I think little Scarlett will love her quilt!

  37. What a delightful quilt–so bright and sunny–and fun
    love and laughter, di

  38. I love your quilt! It does look like a lot of work, but the end result is fantastic! Thanks!

  39. love the baby quilt

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      Thank you Barbara

  40. Cute quilt. I love Star Trek and Star Wars too. Thanks for the pattern! vickise at gmail dot com

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      I am glad you like the patterns.

  41. Great baby quilt – thanks for the pattern. I have a new niece so the timing is perfect.

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      I would love to see your finished quilt

  42. I think the quilt is adorable. Thank you for sharing.

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      It is a great pleasure.

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      Thank you Laurie

  43. Such a cute little quilt!

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      Thank you Brenda

  44. such an adorable quilt. i love the bright colors and the cute faces

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      Thank you Lori

    1. Author

      Hi Jennifer, thanks for stopping by. Glad you saw my post, see I advertised Fandom in Stitches. Hope you are feeling better.

  45. Thank you so very much sharing your uber cute project and for hopping.

    1. Author

      It is so much fun.

  46. This would make a nice baby quilt great for a boy too….That’s the best part……ty for sharing your freebees….

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      A big pleasure

  47. Thank you for the great patterns. The ducks are too cute. Thanks for sharing.

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      Always a pleasure.

  48. Such fun! Your quilt reminds me of the ones I made for my sons when they were babies. I used scraps and was so proud of my applique work. Long time ago, but one son told me he still sleeps with a large scrap quilt of mine!Yours is so very happy!

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      Thank you Chrystelle

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      Thank you Jane

  49. I love your BB8 pattern. Thanks for sharing it. My son is in love with BB8!

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      Thank you so much

  50. Boy, I have some nephews who wish I were talented enough to make them an awesome Star Wars block like that–they’d be NUTS about it!

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      It’s not as difficult as it looks, give it a go.

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      Awesome, I would love to see if you make the BB-8

  51. This is so cute! I love the way you added the fish. Now I have to check out BB-8 as I have a 10 year old grandson who really likes this guy.

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      BB-8 is the best. Glad you like it.

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      I would love to see your BB-8 when it is done

  52. This is the cutest baby quilt, I love the applique.

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      I am so glad you like it.

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      Thank you Vicki

  53. So many details in the quilt, I love it.

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      Thank you Sandy

  54. What a colourful baby quilt ? There is a lot applique which gives a dimensional look. Great work . Thank you for a chance to win . Happy Quilting 🙂

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      Thank you Sheila

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      Thank you Sheila, glad you like the quilt

  55. What a wonderful project. It is so cheerful.

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      Thank you so much Frances, I enjoyed making it.

  56. That baby quilt is so cute! I need to try out the Star Wars first though, so fun.

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      I am so glad you like the BB-8, he is so cute. I love him.

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      Thank you Theresa.

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