Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Top Spin Quilt & Tutorial

First off, I want to say a huge Thank You for all the sweet birthday wishes from yesterday ;)  It was a lovely day spent with family and you just can't ask for more than that!!

And Now, Today I am super excited to be sharing a new Moda Bake Shop Tutorial today!!!!  It's called Top Spin and I just love it!!!!

This is a whole lot of Half Square Triangle goodness in a fun diagonal layout that just gives it a wonderful geometric feel!!!  I just love the rotating sizes of HST's that really adds to the movement and dimension of the quilt.  And the scrappy low volume background is just so fun!!!!

The fabrics in Top Spin  is Zen Chic's new Hey Dot line.    I just love the bright bold colors that just pop out from the fun white/light grey background prints.   I mean, how can you not see this and smile at all of that bright polka dot goodness!!!

When it came time to quilt it, I wanted to add to the fun diagonal lines created by the piecing, so I quilted small dense swirls in the background and then just echoed the triangles in the piecing. I just love how it really makes those HST's pop all the more.   And doesn't the quilting just look awesome on that beautiful grey background.  Love it!!!

This quilt is so fun in a matching line, but it would also be a great scrap buster quilt!!!   Think of all the low volume scraps you could burn through and how fun it would be to selectively pick out fabrics for all of those wonderful HST's.   And you could also piece all those HST's as Leaders And Enders so it could be one of those awesome bonus quilts too ;)  So fun!!!  

And that is Top Spin!!!  I hope you love it as much as I do!!!  You can find the complete and free Step by Step Tutorial on how to make this 96" x 96" queen size stunner at the Moda Bake Shop, right here ;)    And if you make your own, I would love to see it!!!  Send me an email at or add it to my Flickr Group or post it on social media with #happyquiltingwithmc ;)  I can't wait to see all of your Top Spin quilts ;)

And one last note on Top Spin that really makes me smile :)  I made this quilt specifically for a family member that is having some health struggles at the moment.   And I got the nicest picture from her the other day of it on her bed and a note of how happy it makes her.   And that is why I love making quilts, they really are warm hugs that can be shared each day!!!!

Thanks for popping in today and each and every day!!!   I truly feel blessed each day to be part of such an amazing industry and to get to share it with so many wonderful quilty friends!!

 I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!!
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  1. Such a great quilt design. Before I saw the designer's name, I thought, "That looks like a Melissa quilt." And it was. I have the same feeling as you, I love to see my quilts used.

  2. You hit the nail on the head about why I quilt too. Giving family and friends quilty love is my motivator. Thanks for a great pattern to scrap bust too!

  3. So simple and so cute, going on my scrap busting to do list

  4. I just love this! It's happy and has a great spark. I have some HST I've been hoping to find a home for. Not near enough for this, but a nice start. Must be a sign. Hope your quilt recipient is feeling better soon.

  5. This is beautiful! I love the colors and the backing is adorable! Great job! I'm looking forward to what you do next!
    I follow you on BlogLovin and I am wondering if it would be possible for you to follow me back? I am trying to grow my followers and I thought fellow sewests might be willing to help! =)

  6. Happy Birthday a day late! What a beautiful quilt and such a special gift for your family member. I love quilt hugs and the smiles that come from the receivers of my quilts.

  7. This is a wonderfully fun quilt! I downloaded the pattern from MBS and purchased a bloc loc ruler (why didn't I think of that?!) - can't wait to try it out! Thanks so much for sharing the new tool info and a happy pattern!

  8. This is super rad. And with the quilty knowledge I've gleaned from being a follower of yo for so long I think I've figured out the blocks just by looking at a big picture! Quite rad!

  9. Happy belated birthday Melissa! Very cute quilt too!

  10. I love Top Spin! I have a big question tho' :) I'd like to make it smaller with perhaps 8" blocks. Is there a possibility that you have those measurements? Of course, I can't figure it out on my own! :) Thanks!

  11. That's the perfect quilt design to use up my collection of HSTs! Thanks you!


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