Friday, June 28, 2013

Baby Refracted and Something Special

I have a fun new finish to share today that I am so excited about . . . And keep reading to the end because I also have a Special little announcement that is equally exciting!!

So baby quilts are probably my favorite size quilt to make.  Sure they go together fast, but it is so much more than that.  I just love that while I am putting a baby quilt together I keep thinking about a sweet little wee one on it's way to a family I love.  This particular quilt happens to be for my twin sister who is expecting her first boy, (second child)  next week, and I am so excited for my nephew to arrive!!!!


When I asked my sister what type of quilt she would like she requested something that would match the Snuggly Squares quilt that I made her for her first little wee one.  It is hanging in her nursery and since these little ones will be sharing a room, it needed to be matchy-matchy, but as she requested, not to matchy-matchy so it shows variety :)


So, I pulled out my treasured Pure by Sweetwater fat quarters that I had been stashing away for just such an occasion.  They have that same wonderful brown, white, and blue vibe that Snuggle Squares has, except for pink of course.


My sister loved my original Refracted Quilt  so I used the tutorial but made a  baby size version.    And . . . since I thought some of you might like the baby directions as well (and I have had several requests for the original)  . . . I made up a PDF that includes the original and baby size version.  It can be downloaded for free in my Craftsy shop :)


I quilted an all over pattern of stars and loops to finish off that All Boy feel :)  Just in case you missed it, I shared a FMQing video tutorial yesterday of how to do this design :)


I am so excited with how this quilt turned out and can't wait to give it to my sister.  I will update a picture as soon as she receives it :)

And Now . . . How about that Special Surprise.  Next week is  . . .

My 3 Year Blogiversary!!!!

I can not believe it has already been 3 years. Never in my wildest dreams would I have guessed 3 years ago that Happy Quilting would be where it is today.   What an amazing journey.  I am so grateful to all of you, my readers, for making this such a wonderful experience for me.  It would not be anything without all of you!!  And now I just can't wait to see where things go in the next year. 



So we are going to Celebrate all week long!!!  From July 1st to the 6th will be the Happy Quilting 3 Year Blogiversary Celebration!!  Each day I will share a special project that marked a milestone in the Happy Quilting Journey.  Sort of a trip down memory lane :)  And of course, it wouldn't be a party without prizes.   So each day next week there will be a fantastic giveaway. Be sure to stop by each day for a chance to win!!!!   Thank you to all of my wonderful sponsors for celebrating with me :)



And  to add a bit more to the celebration, I am marking down all of my patterns!!   From today until the 6th each of my patterns will be on sale for $5.00!!!  (And just a little note, after this week of being on sale, they will increase in price to $8.50, so if you have been thinking about it for a while, now is the time to jump on it :)  You can find instant downloads of all my patterns at my Craftsy Shop or my Etsy Shop :)



So That's it for today!!!  See you next week for the Happy Quilting 3 Year Blogiversary Celebration!!!!

Linking this finish to Amanda's and Sarah's :)

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30 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your milestone.

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  2. I love making baby quilts and now that I have a grandson, it is even more fun to make things for him.
    I finished quilting one last night, now i have to do the binding and have it ready to give him, this weekend.

    Debbie

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  3. Congrats Melissa! I've recently found your blog and I'm really enjoying it!

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  4. Congratulations and thank you for sharing the video about the quilting pattern, I love it .

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  5. Time flies when you are busy sewing! Congratulations!

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  6. Congrats! It is a milestone to be excited about. Will be looking in next week. I love to hear (reading) about peoples journeys!

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  7. What an awesome aunt you are. I pray all goes well with the new arrival. And congrats on three years - time flies when we are having fun!

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  8. Three years! Thanks for inspiring us along the way!

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  9. what a lovely quilt. I know your sister is going to love it. thank you for the pattern. congrats on 3 years.

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  10. Thank you for sharing the baby sized directions, It's a beautiful quilt.
    Congratulations! You have accomplished a lot over the last 3 years.

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  11. Thanks for the free download and congratulations on the last 3 years. I enjoy reading your blog.

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  12. Happy Blogiversary Melissa! I love how the Pure line turned out in the refraction quilt. It is a perfect combination for a boys quilt.

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  13. Happy Anniversary!! I love your baby girl and boy quilts and I'm sure your sister will love them too. I'm heading over to your Etsy shop. Oh and thank you for the tutorial too, I haven't gone there yet

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  14. Congrats on 3 years :) Thanks for sharing the baby sized Refracted! Both quilts are so cute!!

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  15. The new quilt is wonderful. I love pure, helped a friend make her first quilt for her granite using that line. Congrats!

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  16. Congrats Melissa. I love the Refracted quilt too.

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  17. The new baby's quilt is gorgeous Melissa. Congratulations on 3 years of blogging.

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  18. Love the quilt you made for your nephew and Congratulations on your soon to be blogiversary!

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  19. Congratulations on your milestone Melissa! You do such lovely work, I love to drop in and see what you're up to. Great looking quilt for your nephew!

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  20. Congratulations on your blogging milestone and congrats on that darling quilt! I am so happy to be a follower of your blog!

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  21. Congratulations!! It is so amazing! I too will be having my three year anniversary soon. You have done so many wonderful things I can't wait to see what you have coming up next week!

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  22. Love your baby refracted! It is o pretty and so fun. I love how different fabrics can change the look of the quilt. And Happy 3 year blogiversary!

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  23. Those are super cute baby quilts - great work!

    Congrats on your 3 year blogiversary!

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  24. What a great quilt, Melissa - and a free tutorial too? How awesome is that! Congratulations on your 3 year blogiversary - whoop whoop for you!!

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  25. The blue baby quilt is terrific. I'm sure your sister will be thrilled with it.

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  26. I hope this is being enjoyed by the recipient now :o) Happy bloggiversary!

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  27. That is such a great boy quilt. Thanks for the tutorial for the quilting pattern. Happy Bloggiversary!

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa