Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Starlite Rainbow Quilt and Tutorial!!!

 I am so thrilled to be sharing my newest finish today and to sharing a new AccuQuilt Tutorial for it as well.    It's called Starlite Rainbow, and it is just so happy making!!!   I have been sharing sneak peeks of this for the last little bit, so here it is, the full reveal of my Starlite Rainbow quilt!!!


Okay, I know I have said it before, but I just love quilting the rainbow!!!   Each star has 5 of the basic primary colors in it and they "explode" from the center of the star in color order so you get the graduated rainbow effect in each star.   


And this quilt is entirely made of scraps!!!  Don't you just love a good scrap buster :)   I used the Prairie Star BOB die for cutting all of the pieces for the quilt.  I cut all of my red scraps, and then all of my yellow, and so forth.  You need 144 diamonds from each color, so ya, lots and lots of scrap busting!!!   


The Starlite Rainbow quilt is made up of just under 1000 pieces, which sounds like a whole lot right!!   But truly, the cutting is super fast with the Prairie Star BOB die and the piecing is so easy because all of the diamonds have the little dog ears, making it easy to line everything up just right.    It measures 50" x 62" when it is finished so it is a great size to be used as a lap quilt to snuggle up with.  


When it came time to quilt I decided I really wanted to make those stars pop!!   So I stitched in the ditch around the piecing of the stars, and then quilted small swirls, paisleys, pebbles, and curls in the background. I just love the texture it added to the quilt and it really made the stars the focal point, they just shine :)  
  

Oh, and side note . . . if you are wondering where the name of this quilt came from??   Total child of the 80's here, and one of my favorites was Rainbow Brite.   Any of you remember the name of her horse??   Better yet, did any of you sing along to Starlite Rainbow Brite on your cassette tape??  Ya, that song kept running through my head while I was sewing the stars together, so it just had to be the namesake for this quilt :)


And that is my Starlite Rainbow Quilt!!!  And I hope you love it as much as I do ;)   If you want to make your own Starlite Rainbow Quilt just pop on over for the free step by step tutorial!!!     And when you are done, I would love to see it!!!  You can email me a picture at happyquiltingmelissa@gmail.com or post it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc and #AccuQuilt ;)  I can't wait to see your Starlite Rainbow Quilts!!!


Thanks for joining me today and sharing this new quilt and tutorial with me ;)  I am so glad to have made this quilt.  I have had a prairie star quilt on my bucket list for a long time, and now I can cross it off and enjoy the finish!!  


Oh, and fun little side note . . . if you want to watch me share this Starlite Rainbow Quilt on the Live AccuQuilt Show, you can see it here on YouTube, I come and visit at about 13 minutes in ;)  

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!  
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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!

 It's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!! Let's have some fun :)

First, we need to announce the winner from last Terrific Tuesday Giveaway!!  
The winner of the $25.00 Gift Certificate from Lou Lou's Fabric Shop . . .   Number #363  . . . Congrats ladydifulmer!  I have messaged you :)  

         

               
And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Kimberly's Fabric Stash.    You will find so many amazing fabrics over at Kimberly's and everyday low prices!!! Kimberly has an  App so you can shop even easier.  It is available for both android and apple.    And be sure and Sign Up for Kimberly's Fabric Stash Brand New Newsletter so you know all the sales and going's on!!! 



Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is for some amazing quilting goodness!!!  Kimberly's Fabric Stash is giving one lucky reader a Dream Green Twin Size batting!!!   And if it is one thing we all need more of, it's batting!!!  



You have two entry chances here on the blog, and please leave a separate comment for each.  All Entries are welcome, including International Entries.   Please just be sure to leave an email address if you are a no-reply blogger ;)  


ENTRY 1 - Simply leave a comment that tells me if you have any apps on your phone that you have never used??

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Kimberly's Fabric Stash  Love!!!!   You can  You can follow them on   Facebook(where Kimberly Hosts her Facebook Live every Friday at 7 EST) TwitterPinterest, or You Tube.  Or you can visit The Shop  and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Kimberly Fabric Stash Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, February 1st,  when I will announce a winner at the beginning of next weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Post :)

You can also pop over to my Instagram and/or Facebook to enter there as well :)  

Good Luck and Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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Monday, January 24, 2022

A Few Tidbits

I just wanted to pop in today and share a few tidbits and reminders.

First,  If you missed it this weekend . . . I am going to be the Special Guest on the AccuQuilt Launch Party of Scrappy Seams and Dreams!!!   This is a live event on Tuesday, and is gong to be so much fun.  So be sure and register (which is free) before tomorrow (and they even give door prizes!!!!)    

Second, I noticed the other day that the Lovey Dovey Quilt Kit is now available!!!  Lots of you just loved this quilt when I shared the sample I made in October , so I wanted to let you know, that at long last . . .the wait is over.   Shipping is still a little crazy so this was a longer wait than planned, but trust me, it is so worth the wait.  You are going to love playing with these Love Notes Fabrics, they are just gorgeous!!! 


And Third, if you are looking for a quilting getaway in April, look no father :)  The Dixie Quilt Retreat and Quilt Show has just opened registration and it is going to be held in beautiful Sunny St. George Utah!!   The Classes will be from April 6-8 and the Show is April 8-9.  I will be teaching 2 classes on April 8th, my Desert Rose Quilt class in the morning and my Nordic Nights Quilt class in the afternoon.   So come sign up, we are going to have a great time!!!  



See ya tomorrow for Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day and live for Scrappy Seams and Dreams
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Saturday, January 22, 2022

Scrappy Seams and Dreams!!

I am so super excited (and ya, a little nervous) to announce that I will be a Special Guest on the AccuQuilt Launch Party of Scrappy Seams and Dreams!!!   This is a live event, where I will get to share my latest finish that is all about scrappy rainbow goodness :)  You have to register for this event, but registration is completely free. (and they even give door prizes!!!!)    


 Oh, and by live, I mean, Live, as in I hope I don't say something silly or just get to nervous to say anything at all.  But I just keep reminding myself, it's talking about my favorite thing in the world, and I could do that any day, all day ;)  Especially when it is talking about scraps in the rainbow!!!  Remember that beautiful pile of rainbow scraps I shared a while back . . . 



Well, here is a sneak peek of it all quilted up.   Eeekk!!!  I just can't wait to share the entire finished quilt with you!  It makes me so happy :)  Be sure to Register for the Scrappy Seams and Dreams event and come see my Starlite Rainbow Quilt live.   And just for fun, I will share another little secret . . . there will be a free step by step tutorial for it as well!!!  



I hope you are all having a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!
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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!!

 It's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!! Let's have some fun :)

First, we need to announce the winner from last Terrific Tuesday Giveaway!!  
The winner of the Prairie Days Jelly Roll from Green Fairy Quilts . . .   Number #239  . . . Congrats paoligranny!  I have messaged you :)  

        
               
And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by  Lou Lou's Fabric Shop .    Did you know that Jamie makes a new Lou Lou Bundle every Tuesday . . . there are so many to choose from and they are all just stunning!!!  Isn't this new Sweater Weather bundle just so great!!!    Along with hosting the giveaway, Jamie is having a  Fantastic Sale with with lots of amazing discounts!!!! And don't forget to pop over to Lou Lou's Fabric Shop each day for the Daily Deal!!! I love something new on sale each and every day, it's so fun to see what shows up :)  



Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is for some shopping goodness!!  Lou Lou's Fabric Shop is offering one lucky reader a $25.00 Gift Certificate perfect to use on anything in the store, including any of the awesome Lou Lou Bundle's or on the Daily Deal!!  Just perfect!!!!  



You have two entry chances, the second being optional, and please leave a separate comment for each.  All Entries are welcome, including International Entries.   Please just be sure to leave an email address if you are a no-reply blogger ;)  

ENTRY 1 - Simply leave a comment that tells me What is something interesting about you that most people don't know???

 ENTRY 2 - Lets show Lou Lou's Fabric Shop some Love!!!!   You can follow them on   FacebookTwitterPinterest, or Instagram.  Or you can follow their blog or  visit The Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Lou Lou's Fabric Shop Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, January 25th when I will announce a winner at the beginning of next weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Post :)

Good Luck and Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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