Friday, May 24, 2019

Goldenrod Pyramids Quilt!!!

Well, with Spring Market all done now, I can share some of the secret sewing that I did earlier for my good friends at Moda Fabrics ;)   Like most Market projects, this was one of those "get the fabric and turn it around right quick" kind of deals, and it's just one of two quilts I made, tee hee hee.   And I know that sounds totally crazy that I would want to do that, but really it is so much fun for me ;)  I love getting to be a little part of Market, and I am super happy to help out my wonderful friends at Moda and to get to play with some of the new and upcoming fabrics :)  So with that said, here is the first quilt I made for Spring Market 2019 and it's called Goldenrod Pyramids and isn't it just so great!!!


The fabric in this quilt is called Goldenrod and it is by One Canoe Two.  It won't be in stores till November, (Again, it is so fun to get to sew with these early :)   but it is totally worth the wait.   I just love the gorgeous colors in this line and the Prints are so fantastic!!!   They are taken from Beth Snyder's paintings and in a word, stunning!!!  I especially love the big Raleigh Rose Floral.   And this quilt design really shows off those larger prints, which is doubly awesome!!!


The design was done by Carrie Nelson and uses 60 degree triangles.  It really went together fast (which was good because the other quilt was a little more piecing intense ;)  and was a whole lot of fun to sew.   You just had to piece the smaller triangle blocks, and then sew the rows together.  Simple, fast, and oh so much fun!!!  And it is Fat Quarter Friendly :)  I just love Fat Quarters!!!


And when it came time to quilt it, I decided all of those beautiful floral prints needed a beautiful quilting motif, so I went with the all over feathered swirl.  I used 402 Pearl which always blends so nicely, even on the darker prints ;)   And I love how all of the soft curves of the quilting offset all of the angles of the triangles.   So pretty!!


And of course, with such a dense quilting design, it made for some incredible texture.   Doesn't that just make you want to snuggle right up in this quilt and take a nap ;)   The quilt finishes at 67" x 72" so it is a great size to do just that!!!


And I have to say, I was totally doing a little happy dance when Moda posted this pic on Instagram of Goldenrod Pyramids hanging at market ;)   Doesn't that just make you want to make this quilt!!!
I know it is on my list to make again for sure!!! 


I am so grateful that I got to make this awesome Goldenrod Pyramids quilt and that I didn't have to keep it a secret for to long ;)   Be sure to pop back in next week when I will share the other quilt I made for Market.   

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!!  
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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Jessica's Qube Sampler - Up to 8!!!

Yesterday was the last day of school and we celebrated by sewing!!!   You might recall, my daughter Jessica is working on a GO! Qube Sampler.   She only had to go to school for a tiny bit yesterday, so we used the rest of the day to stitch and stitch some more!!   And she finished 3 blocks, so awesome!!!  So here they are :)

This is the Louisiana block from the GO! Qube Book, and it is the sixth block Jessi has made.   She learned about trying to sew right through the thread X to get those nice points.  A few got a tiny bit flat, but her center pinwheel lined up perfect as she has gotten a lot of practice at the Pin Trick ;)    She liked that this one had more of a windmill feel to it and it kind of became the leading concept for the rest of the blocks we sewed.



So for her Block 7 she chose the Clay's Choice Block from the Go! Qube Book because again, she liked the pinwheel look :)     She did such a great job on that center pinwheel, and it is so fun to watch her work.   Last time I mentioned that I was trying to so more hands off, well this time when we sat down to sew, she just went at it!!!  I get an occasional question of which way to pin something, or how would I press, but all in all, she just sews her blocks while I work on other projects.  And I can't begin to explain how fun it is to just sew together!!! 



And she blew me away, but wanting to make a third block in one sewing session.   EEEkkk,I think she might be hooked ;)   So this is the 8th block she has made and it is called Susannah Variation 1.   And I have to say, there was a tiny bit of discouragement on this one because she sewed the top row on the wrong way and had to unpick and put it back on.   But she pressed on, and I told her that is some of the best learning!!!   We just keep smiling and be Happy Quilting ;)  


I am hoping with no school for the next few months that we will have lots more time to sew and see just how far she can get on her  GO! Qube Sampler quilt.   I just love how the GO! Qube dies have all the clipped corners and exact cuts to give Jessica so much confidence in sewing these blocks that really are amazing skill builders!!!  This is all 8 blocks she has made so far.   Aren't they just so pretty  (yup, super proud mama over here:)



She really is getting super comfortable with the pieces from the GO! Qube and that makes me so happy!!!   So now I am thinking it's time to take things up a notch.  The GO! Qube Angles and GO! Qube Corners Companion Sets will give her a lot more variety in her blocks and new skill building opportunities, Perfect!! (and they are even on sale!!!)   Should be fun :) Can't wait to share her next set of blocks!!!

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!
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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!!

It's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day so let's have some fun :)

First, we need to announce the winner from last weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway :)

The winner of the $25.00 Gift Certificate from Lou Lou's Fabric Shop is . . .  Number #100 . . .   Congrats Ladybugkaren!!!   I have emailed you :)     

 

        
And on to today's


Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Olie and Evie.  Rhonda has just added a whole lot of inventory so you are going to want to check out the fabric shop.  And she is also refunding all Happy Quilting readers 10% off  their order of all  in stock items   (not applicable on pre-orders items ;)   Just mention your coming from Happy Quilting in the comments of your order ;)   So be sure to pop on over and check it out!!!
And Rhonda's has a fantastic Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!!!     Olie and Evie  is giving one lucky winner a Fat Quarter Pack of the new Prairie Sister's by  Poppie Cotton!!!!    I used these gorgeous prints in this quilt over here, and they are so fantastic!!!   You are so going to want to quilt with these :)



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 a favorite "Schools Out" activity.  (My kids are all done tomorrow and I need some serious summer time activity inspiration ;) 

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Olie and Evie love.   You can follow them on  FacebookInstagram  or Pinterest or you can visit The Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Olie and Evie Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday,  May 29th 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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Friday, May 17, 2019

Just Dandy Quilt Finish!!!

I don't know why I am surprised each time May comes around that the month always just fly's by.  You would think I would realize by now that with school coming to a close and all the programs, concerts, and ballgames  (not to mention a little Market secret sewing )   that May is always in super speed :)  So two weeks ago, I realized I just needed to sew something to feel like I could finish something.   And that is when I saw this stack of 2 patches that were left over from this Dandy Annie Quilt  that have been sitting on the back corner of my sewing desk for almost a year, just waiting to be made into a quick finish.  The next day it was on the long arm and TaDa!!!!  A Just Dandy simple Patchwork quilt finish ;) 


I know I say it every time, but simple patchwork is just oh so fun and perfect when you just need a quick finish.  I think the quilt top was sewn in about an hour and a half.   And then I went straight to the long arm. 


I had so much fun quilting this ;)   I did my Wavy Peel design in the squares, which is a super fun way to give that double arch look without worrying about having to make perfect arches with a ruler.   This free motion design is actually in the 180 More Doodle Quilting Designs, just FYI as last time I showed this design someone was asking how to do it ;)    And as I am still not a feather expert, I was grateful that the 402 Pearl So Fine thread blended really nicely into the border fabric.  It for sure shows the yummy texture, but not every time I slightly missed backtracking on the lines of the spines and petals :)


Oh, and you might have noticed, at the beginning I said 2 weeks ago, but I am just sharing this today . . . . Ya, I had so much fun quilting this on the long arm, I kind of got myself into a Long Arming kick for the next little bit and whenever I could squeeze in a minute, I was quilting ;)  Which means I have 3 other quilts done, that are just waiting for binding.   Which is what I was doing this morning on this quilt to be able to share the finish with you ;)   Please tell me I am not the only one that gets on piecing kicks, and then quilting kicks where you do all of one and none of the other for a good week???


But anyhow, I am super excited to have finished this Just Dandy quilt and I won't even have to tuck it away for long as a sweet friend is expecting a new little girl ;)   The quilt finishes at 44" square so it is going to be just perfect for snuggling up a wee one in. 


Thanks so much for popping in today and sharing this Just Dandy finish with me ;)  

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!  Which is pretty easy this weekend, right, as we get to see all of the amazing pics from Quilt Market ;)    Which I promise, I will share some of that secret Market Sewing next week!!!

Until next time ;) 
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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Happy Little Things Block of the Month!!!

I was super excited when I was asked by my friend Jacquelynee Steves if I wanted to participate in her Block of the Month this year and be one of the hosting bloggers!!!!  How fun is that :)  And when I heard the name of the quilt, Happy Little Things, I knew it was just perfect for me as you all know, I am all about Happy Quilting!!! 


Here's a few details on this fun Block of the Month Program.  First off, it's Free!!!   All you have to do is sign up and the patterns will be emailed to you the first Monday of the month.   It will run from August through December of this year.   And yes, the below shows applique, but it is optional, you can choose to do applique, embroidery, or just basic piecing ;)       And of course, there are going to be lots of prizes through the Block of the Month and a Giant Grand Prize at the end!!! 


And with all of these cute little Happy Little Things blocks, I just knew I wanted to use a Happy Little Fabric to make my blocks with ;)   So I am planning on using my bundle of adorable Gretel Fabrics from my wonderful friend Amy Smart!!  And since I am one of the blog hosts of the Block of the Month, I got to get started a little early, and I can tell you, oh so cute!!!  I can't wait to share more ;)

So if you are looking for an simple, laid back, slow paced Block of the Month, this might be just the one for you ;)  Again, you just have to pop over here and sign up!!!

And since I know this post is going to prompt the question of when am I planning to host my annual Happy Quilting Quilt Along and the answer end of summer-ish beginning of  fall-ish.

I hope you have a Happy Quilting Day!!! 
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Threadology QAL - Cross with a Cross Block

It's May 15th and I can't believe that we are already at the last blocks of the  Threadology Quilt Along hosted by the Fat Quarter Shop!!!!  My, my how this year is just flying by :)    But this last set of blocks are oh so fun so it's all good ;)  These are the Cross with a Cross block and really are a fun block to make!!! 


So now I have 24 Large Blocks including these latest 3, and 48 small blocks including these 6.  And these used up the last bits of my Bonnie and Camille bits and pieces from several of their older fabric lines ;)  I just love how they all play so nice together!!! 


And if you are quilting along with the Threadology fun you can download the block pattern right here and it is requested for each pattern you download to donate $5.00  to the Make a Wish Foundation :)  And I am super excited to say that  Fat Quarter Shop's annual charity QAL has reached it's stretch goal of  $20,000 that Fat Quarter Shop and Moda will match.  How awesome is that!!!  But of course, you can still help Make a Wisth ;)  


And while making your blocks this month Fat Quarter Shop has made an awesome  You Tube video tutorial that walk you through the process and Kimberly shares some awesome and helpful hints to keep all of those pretty points just perfect :)




Be sure to share all of your Threadology progress on social media with #threadologyquiltalong and check out Fat Quarter Shops post for Block 8 for lots more Economy Block Inspiration!!!

And that's it for the Eighth block in the Threadology Quilt Along!!!!  Which means, time to start sewing the quilt top together!!!!   I am so excited ;)      And if you didn't have time to quilt along, the Threadology Quilting Along patterns will always be available.   Just for future reference :)

Thanks for popping in today ;)  Have a Happy Quilting Day!!
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!!

It's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day so let's have some fun :)

First, we need to announce the winner from last weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway :)

The winner of the Adirondack Fat Quarter Bundle from Fat Quarter Shop is . . .  Number #3 . . .   Congrats Becki @ the beach!!!   I have emailed 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 . . . here is my latest favorite called Raspberry Fields , isn't it just so pretty!!!  Along with hosting the giveaway, Jamie is also having a huge Moving Sale!!!!  Everyone can take a special discount of  25% off  Your Entire Order with the code moving good until Sunday!!!  And that code is valid for fabric already on sale!!!    Oh, so much fun shopping!!!

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 the awesome Lou Lou Bundle pictured above!!  Just so fun!!!!



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 how many times you have moved???  (if your not sure, just estimate, tee hee hee.  It took me a second to count up, but we have moved 9 times, and I hope that it will never be 10 :)  

 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, May 21st  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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Monday, May 13, 2019

UQSM 2019 Teaching!!!!

Last Monday I shared what an amazing time I had teaching at UQSM at the beginning of this month!!!  Today, I am going to share all of the amazing classes I got to teach and the wonderful ladies I got to spend a few hours with quilting ;)  What fun!!!  I taught 4 classes (Pave the Way, Corkscrew, Playground Picnic, and Petal Pop) and did a trunk show.   Talk about two days packed of quilting goodness!!!





The first class I taught was on Thursday afternoon and I was delighted to have a full class for my Pave the Way pattern.   This is such a great class!!!  You go over so many basic piecing units and then some great tricks to have them all come together with perfect points.   Everyone did such a great job and their blocks are all just amazing!!!  And this is a lot of piecing for a three hour class and just a good portion of the ladies finished their block in class and I even had one student finish both the A and B blocks in class time.  So awesome!!!


That evening I taught my Corkscrew pattern.   There were only three ladies in class, but it was still every bit as wonderful!!!  It was actually nice after having such a big class earlier that had both Barbara and I hoping the whole three hours.  This smaller class was great as Barbara had time to help hold a baby and I had time to visit with each lady individually.  And they still all worked just as hard managing to each finish a block, even into the later hours of an evening class!!!



Then came Friday and boy was it a full day and oh so much quilting fun!!!  I started the morning by teaching my Playground Picnic Class.  We had 9 amazing ladies in class, and they all finished their A block and most of them finished a B block as well, which is just the opposite fabric layout.  This class is quickly becoming a favorite of mine to teach.  The construction of the block is a little different as it is pieced on point, but then I left room for trimming, so it just makes everyone smile when their block comes out perfect every single time, even on point!!!    It really is just a super fun block to make and everyone was all smiles and laughs ;) 


And Friday Afternoon I got to do a Trunk Show of my quilting journey.   This is always so fun to get to share just how amazing this industry is and my absolute love for quilting!!!    And one of the gals in the show was kind enough to share some pics with me.  So sweet of her!!!   Trunk shows are always so fun, the only hard part is deciding which quilts to bring and share :)   When you are making 35-45 quilts a year, they tend to stack up, tee hee hee.  


I started with 75 quilts pulled from piles but quickly realzied that was to many for an hour.   So I managed to narrow it down to 50 to bring and share.  But still, it's a good thing I like to talk fast, because we flew through that hour.  I had so much fun sharing my quilting journey and I hope that those that were in attendance were able to learn some great little tidbits or be a little quilty inspired to help them along their quilting journey as well ;) 


And then it was time to pack up those 50 quilts and switch gears to my final class that Friday evening.   And this one was totally full with 21 students as it was my ever popular Petal Pop class.    This is another super fun class as the construction of the block is never what students expect, but once it click, they just get a big ol grin and start seeing their blocks come together in no time!!!   And Oh how fun all of their blocks are!!!  I know I always say this about teaching, but it is always so great to see the different fabrics everyone has chosen to make their quilts with.  I go home wanting to make every class quilt in at least 3 new color schemes :) 


And that was my two days teaching at the Utah Quilting and Sewing Marketplace  It truly was such a fun few days getting to sew with so many amazing people and just enjoying the general quilty atmosphere.    This was my first time teaching at UQSM and I hope it won't be my last because I absolutely loved it!!! 

And if you are wondering where I will be teaching next, you can always click on the Events/Teaching  tab at the top of my blog ;)   Until next time, Happy Quilting!!!  
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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day!!!



I am so very blessed to have two wonderful Mother's!!!  My amazing Mom, Christine,  who started me on my quilting journey, and my wonderful Mother-In-Law, Barbara,  who shares my quilting journey with daily :)    And I am so very honored and blessed to be a Mother to these marvelous kiddo's!!!    I cherish my family and am so grateful for their support and constant love!!!    
  

And wow, they just keep growing and turning into amazing little people.  Remember when they were just tiny little bundles on my quilts??  I sure do ;) But this stage is proving to be pretty fun and I know that every stage after will be just as wonderful, because I have these people, and we are one Happy Family!!!  

I hope you get to be near the ones you love today and join me in celebrating the special women in your life!!!

Happy Mother's Day!!!!

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

2 More Scraptastic Stars!!!

The week before leaving to teach at UQSM I got to do some secret Market Sewing :)  I made two quilt samples for my good friends at Moda, which of course I will share more of after Market.  And with those two samples, came a lot of Leader and Ender Sewing ;)   And I am super excited to have made 2 more Scraptastic Star Blocks!!!!



Scraptastic Stars is my new Leader and Ender project and I just love making these blocks!!!   They really are so much fun to play with all of those little 2 1/2" squares, and you all know how much I love making rainbow quilts ;) 


My plan is to make 16 blocks in all, and with 4 done, I am 1/4 of the way!!!  So fun ;)   And I just have to say, don't they look so awesome next to each other!!  I am really loving where this project is going :)


Next color block will be the Magenta-Purples and ya, I am super stocked to sew another shade of Purple!!!!   

How about you, have your tried a rainbow quilt before???
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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!!

It's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day so let's have some fun :)

First, we need to announce the winner from last weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway :)

The winner of the Kim Diehl Prize Pack from Bear Creek Quilting Company is . . .  Number #35 . . .   Congrats Kathryn!!!   I have emailed you :)     

  

        
And on to today's


Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop.   Fat Quarter Shop is amazing and they never cease to amaze me with everything they have going on at their shop!!!     And did you know they have a 24 Hour Flash Sale every day with 2 Flash Sales on Tuesdays!!   And not only do they have a daily deal, they have a Fabric Basic, Pattern, Book, and Notion of the Month!!!!    And this month it is all about the incredible cuteness of Kimberbell!!!  All Kimberbell Pattern and Books, and Kimberbell Basics and Notions are marked down 20-30% off the whole month of May!!  Amazing deals all around!!!! 

24 Hour Flash Sales at the Fat Quarter Shop!


And for today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Fat Quarter Shop is giving away a Beautiful Adirondack Fat Quarter Bundle curated by Fat Quarter Shop from Free Spirit Fabric prints.  And I know this is just singing to the Tula Troops out there ;)   And you all know I am drooling over all that purple goodness in one awesome bundle!!!!  
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 your favorite color??  (We all know, mine is purple :)  

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Fat Quarter Shop love.   You can follow them on   FacebookTwitterInstagramPinterestYou Tube or at their Blog.  You can Sign up for their Newsletter which will ensure you catch all of their amazing sales, or you can visit The Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Fat Quarter Shop Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, May 14th, 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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