Tuesday, September 22, 2020

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 Stitch Pink Fat Quarter Bundle from Fat Quarter Shop is . . .   Number 382 . . . Congrats sewmuchtolove!!  I have messaged you :)    

       

And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by  Thousands of Bolts .   Thousands of Bolts has incredible prices that will have you super excited!!!  And yes they are open and working hard to get out orders during this crazy time :)    And right now, you will find incredible bargains shopping in the Thousands of Bolts Sale Section where they just added 400 fabrics!!!      Be sure to check it out :)




And for Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway,  Thousands of Bolts is giving one lucky winner a Wild West 10" Squares Pack from Wilmington Prints!!!  These basics are perfect to go with any quilt  :) 

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 ever ridden a horse, it doesn't get more Wild West than that, right??  (I actually just rode horses a few weeks ago and hadn't before that for 20 years, my horses name was Flicka and she sure was sweet tempered with a little stubbornness.  It was so fun!!!) 

 ENTRY 2 - Lets show Thousands of Bolts some Love!!!!   You can follow them on   Facebook or Instagram.  Or you can visit The Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Thousand of Bolts Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, September 29th, 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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Friday, September 18, 2020

National Sew a Jelly Roll Day is Tomorrow!!

 Tomorrow is National Sew a Jelly Roll Day!!!!   Do you have your project picked out??  Here is some last minute ideas if you need a little Jelly Roll Inspiration :)

Petal Pop is probably my most popular Jelly Roll friendly pattern.  I have taught this class so many times, and it is always a favorite among students.   It would be a great one to sew up tomorrow, and it comes in multiple size options, so you don't have to make this big King size ;)  


In fact, I made this Baby size version a few years back on National Sew a Jelly Roll day.   So fun!!!  I got the quilt quilt top done that day, so it really does go together fast ;)  


And I also have a lot of great Jelly Roll Tutorials!!   One of my all time favorites is my Read with Me quilt.  This book quilt is easy to make with Jelly Rolls and then just a bit of applique to finish it off.  I just love this quilt, and it is still a treasure in our home.   And most of all, I just love this picture, how cute are my kiddo's :)   My how time flies!!


And if you have an Ombre Jelly Roll, or any solid color Jelly Rolls for that matter, Shine would be a great quilt to make up!!!   You all know I love a good Chain Quilt and this one really lets you play with the color placement in the chain.  So fun!!!


And Playing the Scales is also another popular one.  The original tutorial was written for Fat Quarters, but I later added the alterations for making it with Jelly Rolls which is way less cutting!!!   It is a great one for using up some of those low volume strips we don't know what to do with ;)


And I have lot's of other tutorials using Jelly Rolls as well, just surf down to the Jelly Roll section to find a favorite :)

Now I just have to decide what I am going to make!!!  I have had this Jelly Roll Rug pattern waiting around for sometime, maybe it is time to get that made up :)

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting (and Jelly Rolling) Weekend!!!

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Happy Mail and a New Leader & Ender Quilt

Talk about Happy Mail!!!   The Bonnie and Camille Quilt Bee book is in the house!!!  I am just thrilled and have already flipped through all the pages of wonderful projects.   And of course, I want to make them all :)


I was super excited to find my name among the contributor's of blocks for the Beehive Quilts in this book.  How fun to be part of 583 quilters from 11 countries and 48 states that helped contribute blocks for Bonnie and Camille's Beehive Quilts.   


Which made me think, why not make my own :)    I just love the layout of Bonnie's Beehive Quilt, and I actually need a new Leader and Ender Quilt and this would be perfect!!  You might recall, I was working on this new project for Leader and Ender's but it didn't work to keep changing the stitch length as it was paper piecing, so it got moved to a long-term project.   So now this Beehive Quilt will be a perfect replacement, I am so excited!!!  What a fun place to start in this amazing Bonnie and Camille Quilt Bee book.

And the good news is, I have a big stack of 2 1/2" squares just waiting.  This is going to be so fun!!!

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

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 Simply Sweet November Mat Wool Kit from Shabby Fabrics is . . .   Number #41 . . . Congrats Linda!!  I have messaged 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, and Notion of the Month!!!!     All Matchmade by Pat Bravo are on sale and this is such a great fabric to work with!!!  Also, All Fiskars Products are on sale for the Notion  , and Then Came June Patterns are on sale for the Pattern.   Save 20-30% off of all of them for the whole month of Septembert!!  So great ;) 

24 Hour Flash Sales at the Fat Quarter Shop!


And for today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Fat Quarter Shop is giving away this gorgeous Stitch Pink Fat Quarter Bundle filled Grunge Basics!!!  You all know how I just love Grunge!!!  This is going to be one lucky winner!!!    





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 made a quilt with Grunge and if so, what was the quilt??  

 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, September 22nd,  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, September 14, 2020

A Star is Born Class

 I had such a wonderful time this weekend at The Stitching Room.  Friday evening I shared my  Charming Baby Quilts Trunk Show, which sorry, but I don't have any pictures of.  That is what happens when I am talking up front and Barbara is holding quilts ;)  We just run out of hands, tee hee hee.   But it was so fun to finally get to share my Charming Baby Quilts live!! And then Saturday I did a class for the A Star is Born quilt from the cover of Charming Baby Quilts.  And goodness, we had such a great time!!!  These ladies were so much fun to sew with and it was such a joy to be teaching again!!!


And we even had some gals finish their quilts in class!!!   How incredible is that, an entire quilt finish in one class.   This is Amy and she did hers in Back Porch by Me and My Sister Designs.   Isn't that just so cute, and paired with the polka dot background, just adorable!!!


And Sue made her's with some Poppie Cotton Country Road Charms and I love that Sea Glass Country Confetti Cotton background!!!  It just makes all of those beautiful pinks, navy, and creams just pop!!!  Just gorgeous!!!  


And Amy B. went scrappy with some old Christmas charms she had stashed away.  Isn't that gold background she added just amazing!!!  Talk about a rich Christmas Quilt!!!  


You only need 2 Charm Packs and 2 yards of Background Fabric to make this quilt and I just loved seeing all of the different fabric combinations everyone choose.   And those that didn't finish are super close, so I am sure there will be lots more A Star is Born quilts soon!!!   In fact, I have seen lots and lots online so I will have to share more of those soon as well :)    

I am just so thrilled that Randi from The Stitching Room in Richfield Utah had me come and share and teach.   What a joy it was!!!  And if you are in the area, be sure to stop by her cute store, it is just so great, and Barbara and I had some fun shopping as well :) 

I hope you all have a Happy Quilting Day!!!!  

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Friday, September 11, 2020

Charming Baby Quilts - Trunk Show!!

 I am so excited!!!  Tonight I get to do my first Charming Baby Quilts Trunk Show!!!  I have had others scheduled but due to Covid, they were cancelled.  But thank heavens Richfield, UT is Green so I can visit The Stitching Room this evening and share my quilts from Charming Baby Quilts!!!  I can't wait ;)  


And I even finished up the last of my Charming Baby Remix's (like last night) so I am planning on taking those as well and sharing other versions of Charming Baby Quilts in different fabrics and sizes.  It should be fun.  I wish they were all quilted, but this will do for now :)


And quilting shouldn't be far off.   As of yesterday, I have all 10 quilt tops done, all 10 backings made, and all 10 bindings sewn.   Looks like a quilting marathon in the making :)  Be sure to click on the Charming Baby Quilts, All the Quilts, All the Details button on the top right hand side of the blog to see each of the remakes arrive and their instructions :)


If you are in the Richfield area, stop by The Stitching Room  this evening and join in the Charming Baby Quilts fun!!!

Oh, and if you are a quilt shop or retreat and would like me to come share my Charming Baby Quilts Trunk Show or doing a Charming Baby Quilts class, please email me at happyquiltingmelissa@gmail.com

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Labor Day Sewing!!

We spent Labor Day weekend at the Cabin  and had a wonderful time at the mountain with family!!   And while my husband was teaching the kids how to chop wood for the winter, I got to sew (the only time it is good to have a sore back :)  I had planned out my Color in the Lines Remake from Charming Baby Quilts, but hap been putting off starting it as I wanted to make it scrappy but wasn't quite up to digging through all my scraps. (I have a lot of scraps!!)    I should have just jumped in, because I didn't even have to cut a lot!!!   I had so many charm squares, jolly bars, and layer cake pieces in there it only took a little bit to have 160 rainbow charms all stacked up :) 


And from there, it only two a few more minutes to cut them into the sizes I needed for Color in the Lines.   Don't those rainbow stacks just look so fun!!!  I have to admit, it was a little hard to mix them all up so I could sew them all together into rows :)


But once I got to mixing, they sure sewed together quick.   I just love the fun rainbow goodness in this.   I plan to use a nice charcoal solid sashing that I think is going to set all of these happy colors off just nicely.   It is going to finish as a twin, so I figured a darker color background will help it last longer on a bed ;)  


And I couldn't help but snap this last picture.  I stacked up all the rows to take them back home to press and I just thought they looked so fun all stacked up.   That stack shows a whole lot of happy quilting at the cabin :)   Now just to get these pressed and the quilt top finished up!!!


And super exciting, this is my last Charming Baby Remake quilt top to make.   I worked on some backings yesterday, so now it is time to do some marathon quilting as I have 10 of these to quilt up :)   It should be super fun and then I will start to share the Charming Baby Remake alterations soon!!

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!


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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

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 Apricot and Ash Jelly Roll from  Green Fairy Quilts  is . . .   Number #231 . . . Congrats Renee!!  I have messaged you :)    


And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Shabby Fabrics!!   Shabby Fabrics has an amazing selection of Fabrics and  so many cute BOM's and Clubs!!!  And don't forget, Shabby Fabrics  also has an amazing  Clearance Section, you are sure to find some amazing deals, and have also just added a whole bunch of  Laser Cut Kits on Sale as well!!  Super fun!!!   
  

And speaking of Laser Kits . . . for the Terrific Tuesday Giveaway  Shabby Fabrics is giving one lucky winner a Simply Sweet November Mat Wool Kit!!!!!   How cute is that and just perfect for moving into fall!!!



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 your favorite thing about Fall??

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Shabby Fabrics love. You can follow them on FacebookTwitterYou TubePinterest, or Instagram.  You can Sign up for the Shabby Fabrics Newsletter (top right hand corner) or Follow their Blog,  or you can Visit the Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Shabby Fabric Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, September 15th, 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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Friday, September 4, 2020

Wish on a Star Quilts!!

 So you might recall a year ago I shared a quilt top for the Wandering Fabrics blog tour.   At the time I said "pattern coming soon".   Famous last words right :)   Well, it took me a while to quilt, and then I got the pictures done, and was about to start working on the pattern, when I just felt like something was missing.   So I sat on it for a while.   And it wasn't until just recently when I pulled out the designs again and started playing with it that I decided it needed some cornerstones, or should I say cornerstars!!!    I drafted it up in EQ and loved it!!!  It was just what it needed. So now I have new Wishes quilts in the making.  Pattern Coming Soon, wink, wink :)

Which is all a very long introduction to saying I now can share these two original Wishes that I have renamed Wish on a Star quilts!!  I love that these are now just fun finishes to share and my daughter has already claimed this for her bed, so that makes me smile too!!!    So without further ado, here is my Wish on a Star queen size quilt!!


Aren't those colors just so pretty.   Unfortunately, they are a little hard to photograph as they are all so light, but they are just so soft and gorgeous.   Don't they just look like twinkling stars at night.  So fun!!!   When I release the pattern, (hopefully soon) it will still be the same block construction, just with a little bonus and it is Fat Quarter Friendly.   So no worries if you want to make this quilt, just give me a little time :)   



And don't you just love the texture in the picture above!!!   I had some fun with the quilting of this one and just love the way it turned out.   I did all over traveling feathers in the background, Ribbon Candy and Wishbones in the lattice prints, and pebbles and straight lines in the center star.   I just love how it makes it shine all the brighter :)


This is a queen size quilt, but it only takes 16 blocks so that is fun and fast!!!   And I am just thrilled my daughter is loving it.   We just repainted her room to have a coastal feel and these colors match really great.  Although I should mention, she wants me to make an improv wave quilt in solids, but she is happy this temporarily matches until I can make her a new one ;)  Gotta love it!!!


I also made a baby size that I just think is so cute!!!  You all know how I love making Baby Quilts!!!  I just love how fast and fun they are to make and yet you get such an adorable finish ;)


I used Rifle Paper Company's Wonderland fabric for this design and I just love the bright happy colors and how they pop on that grey background.  I really am loving using colored backgrounds, especially for baby quilts, so fun!!!


And I just quilted this with an all over open centered swirl and I love how they look like little bubbles.   This is a favorite quilting design and it really is relaxing just swirling all over the quilt.  


So those are my Wish on a Star quilts and I am so glad I am finally sharing them.  And I hope to have the new Wishes quilts done and ready to share soon.   (as in less than a year, tee hee hee ;) 

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

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  is . . .   Number #172 . . . Congrats Kim !!  I have messaged you :)    

  


And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Green Fairy Quilts.  Green Fairy Quilts is your home for pre-cut goodness and they always have amazing sales going on every weekend on a selected pre-cut or notion!!!   And did you know that Green Fairy Quilts has a Deal of The Day, I just love these!!!    And right now, all Layer Cakes are 30-50% off!!!  Time to stock up!!!

And for today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway, Green Fairy Quilts will be giving one lucky reader a newly released Apricot and Ash Jelly Roll by Corey Yoder for Moda!!   Isn't that just so fun!!!! Someone is going to be very lucky this week ;)  I just love this line!!!!
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 what is your favorite fruit??  (I love so many it is hard to choose, but I would have to go with raspberries :) 

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Green Fairy Quilts love.   You can Sign up for their Newsletter which I highly recommend as it will ensure you catch all of their amazing sales!!  You can follow them on Instagram or Facebook,  or you can visit the Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Green Fairy Quilt Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, September 8th, 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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