Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Pattern Coming Soon!!!

 Remember when I mentioned over here  that I would be soon releasing a new pattern for a Wishes quilt, well I am excited to say that it looks like it will be just in time for the Black Friday Sale!!!  I am just putting the finishing touches and final checks on the pattern and plan to release it Friday :)


Which is just awesome, because it means all of my other patterns and books will be on sale as well, so if you want to bundle and save you can include this new pattern right along with it!!!


And I am also working on this Scraptastic Stars pattern that includes this great chain layout.   I can't guarantee it will be out on Friday as well, but I am going to do my very best!!!  


So be sure to have a very Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow (for all my US friends) and then pop back in Friday for my annual Black Friday through Cyber Monday sale!!!  You won't want to miss it ;)

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Tuesday, November 24, 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 #165   . . . Congrats mjordan_101!!  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, Green Fairy has all Charm Packs on sale!!!!  You all know how I love Charm Packs :)
And for today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway, Green Fairy Quilts will be giving one lucky reader 3 Moda Scrap Bags!!!  These bags are filled with Scrappy Goodness of some of your favorite Moda Lines, and it will be such a fun surprise to see which ones you get!!!!  



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 kind of pie??  (I am getting ready to bake a whole bunch tomorrow including Pecan, Pumpkin, Berry, and Lemon :) 

 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, December 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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Friday, November 20, 2020

Charming Baby Quilts Remix - Twinkle Twinkle

 Another Friday and another Charming Baby Remix!!!  This is quilt 5 of my Charming Baby Quilts Remix's and I am so excited to share it because I just love it!!!!!    I mean, stars and scraps, and panel centers. . . how can you not just love it :)  And here it is . . . the Twinkle Twinkle Remix quilt!!!!

Isn't this just so great!!!!  I know I already said I love it, but I really do just love, love, love it ;)   I remixed the original design by changing it to layer cake friendly instead of charm pack friendly.   So it is made the exact same way as the original, just on a larger scale.   So fun :)  This Twinkle Twinkle remix quilt finishes at 72" x 72" so it is perfect for snuggling up or using for a perfect picnic :)    And it just the exact same to piece as the original, just longer seams :)  (Pattern Adjustment's here)  


And speaking of the original, here is my Twinkle Twinkle quilt from Charming Baby Quilts.   This is such a great baby quilt, and it is so fun to pick an accent fabric that just pops on that scrappy background.   It will just be great in whatever size or color you make it!!!


For this Twinkle Twinkle remix, I used 2 Layer Cakes of Apricot and Ash by Corey Yoder.   And I was just thrilled when I found that her Apricot and Ash Panel would work perfectly for my Star Centers!!!!   They really just finish this quilt so perfectly.    But I still used the same amount of accent fabric in the pattern, even with the panel because I used the same accent fabric for the binding.  So many fabric options, so fun!!!  This remix uses 2 Layer Cakes and  2 yards of accent fabric.   And it is just so fun to make those scrappy stripped background, I love the scrappy look you get with pre-cuts!!!   


And when it came time to quilt it, I decided I on all over swirls.  It is just such a fun design and probally the one I can do the fastest as I have practiced it so much.   And I totally wanted to see just how fast I could go on my  new Long Arm and let me tell you, I could go fast!!!!   And oh my, did I have fun quilting this!!! 


And I just love all of the yummy texture it gave this quilt!!!   This is such a dense all over design so it really gives you incredible texture that just makes me want to curl up in this quilt with a good book!!


So do you want to make your own Charming Baby Remix Twinkle Twinkle quilt??  Just download this free  PDF Twinkle Twinkle Remix Instructions  document.  You will need a copy of my Charming Baby Quilts book to make the Remix as the download just includes the alternations and not the complete instructions.  You use the book and the download together ;)




And that is my Twinkle Twinkle Remix quilt!!!  I hope you love it just as much as I do and want to make one of your own, either in the lap size or baby size ;)  And if you do,  I would love to see it!!  You can email me a picture at happyquiltingmelissa@gmail.com or post it to social media with the hashtag #happyquiltingwithmc and/or #charmingbabyquilts ;)  I can't wait to see your Tinkle Twinkle Quilts!!!

And for easy reference. . . This Twinkle Twinkle Charming Baby Quilt has been added to my Charming Baby Quilts, All the Quilts, All the Details post ;)  It's a great place to bookmark to see everything Charming Baby Quilts all in one place!!

And there will be more Charming Baby Quilt Remixes to come, so be sure to pop back in soon.  

Thanks for stopping in today and I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

New Projects for Jessi's Room

 So a little while ago, Jessica (my oldest daughter) decided she wanted a new look to her bedroom.  So with Grandma's help, we picked out a color called Pool and painted the room.  And once the room was painted "pool" , she  decided she was all in to the Coastal decorated room idea.   Grandma and her went' directly to the store and found some cute accessories and a beautiful costal picture to go above her bed.  And with everything redecorated, my sweet Jessi noticed something amiss.   The quilt just doesn't match anymore. You see where this is going . . . Yup, new Quilt and matching pillows are now on the To Do list ;)     So we went through the Stash and found these beautiful Kona Solids the new decor.   And all she had to do was pick a design for her bed.  



And after some "googling" this is what she landed on.   Here I though she was googling this Happy Quilting page and was going to pick a pattern that I have already made, nope :)  Instead, I get to do an improve curve queen side quilt!!     So ya, I might be processing this for just a bit.   I think I can use the same method I used for this table runner, just on a way bigger scale.  How funny is it going to be to have 5 cutting mats lined up, long enough to cut those improv cures on (tee hee hee)    


And with the bed plan, it was time to move onto the pillows.   Jessi said she didn't want everything Improv Curves because it is just to much, so I suggested something more Nautical which she liked and wouldn't you know what I got in my email the next day . . . . AccuQuilt is doing a new launch for their amazing Mariner's Compass die.   I showed Jessi and she loved it, could this be more perfect!!!!  


So of course, we immediately went to EQ8, found a Mariner's Compass block in the library, and started sketching up color layout ideas.   And I can tell already, this is where the hard part is going to be.   How to decide which layout to do???   Do you have a favorite, or maybe a favorite pair??

  



So my Mariner's Compass BOB die is on the way, and I can't wait for it to arrive so we can start making up some decorative pillows.   And my hope is with the pillows made, I will have more motivation to tackle the quilt ;)  Wish me luck!

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Tuesday, November 17, 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 Stella Lighting Task Lamp   from  Stella Lighting is . . .   Number #382   . . . Congrats sewpositivelyvickie!!  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 . . . a Lou Lou Bundle is 8 fat quarters curated by Jamie and they are always gorgeous!  This new Wishes Bundle is just gorgeous, and it is in Poppie Cotton's!!   And along with the amazing bundles,  there are a lot of great sales to be shopped as well, you don't want to miss out ;)  



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 perfect!!!!



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 something that has made you Happy today!!!

 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, November 24th, 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, November 13, 2020

Charming Baby Quilts Remix - Hugs and Kisses

 Another Friday and another Charming Baby Remix!!!  This is quilt 4 of my Charming Baby Quilts Remix's and I am so excited to share it because I did a black background!!!!!    I don't do black backgrounds very often, but I sure love them when I do ;)  Here it is the Hugs and Kisse Remix quilt!!!!

Isn't this just so great!!!!  I just love, love, love how all of those happy bright colors just pop on the black ;)   I remixed the original design by adding more blocks and rows and of course, switching out to a dark background.   So fun :)  This Hugs and Kisses remix quilt finishes at 69 1/2" x 69 1/2" so it is perfect for snuggling up in and would make an amazing gift to anyone you wanted to send some Hugs and Kisses to :)    And It is just as easy to piece as the original, it's basically just making a few more blocks :)  (Pattern Adjustment's here)  


And speaking of the original, here is my Hugs and Kisses quilt from Charming Baby Quilts.   This is such a great baby quilt, and can easily be made all boy or all girl depending on who you are making it for.   It will just be so great in whatever size or color you make it!!!


For this Hugs and Kisses remix, I used 4 Charm Packs and another twist in that I used 4 different charm packs by 4 different designers.   I really wanted to show that you don't always have to use the same fabric as you can mix and match fabrics for a super scrappy and happy look!!!!   So I grabbed 4 Charm Packs from my stash :)  I used Garden Variety by Lella Boutique, Strawberry Jam by Corey Yoder, Mama's Cottage by April Rosenthal and Handmade by Bonnie and Camille  And isn't it just so wonderful how all those happy bright colors just play so nice together and pop on that dark background!!!!  This remix uses 4 Charm packs and 4 yards of background fabric.   And it so fun to make, I just smiled the entire time I was working on it :)


And when it came time to quilt it, I decided I wanted to go a little crazy and super dense quilt the background and leave the blocks unquilted so they popped all the more.   And nothing says Dense like pebbles :)   And yes, they took a little while, although they went faster than they normally would as this was the first quilt on the new Long Arm and it is fast :)  


And it worked out just like I had hoped!!!  So much quilty goodness in the background and those X's and O's just pop so well :)   I normally wouldn't leave such big areas unquilted, but this quilt will basically be for my Charming Baby Quilts Trunk Show for some time, so I am okay with it as it isn't going to be "used"  just yet :)   And I sure do love the look!!!


So do you want to make your own Charming Baby Remix Hugs and Kisses quilt??  Just download this free  PDF Hugs and Kisses Remix Instructions  document.  You will need a copy of my Charming Baby Quilts book to make the Remix as the download just includes the alternations and not the complete instructions.  You use the book and the download together ;)



And that is my Hugs and Kisses Remix quilt!!!  I hope you love it just as much as I do and want to make one of your own, either in the lap size or baby size ;)  And if you do,  I would love to see it!!  You can email me a picture at happyquiltingmelissa@gmail.com or post it to social media with the hashtag #happyquiltingwithmc and/or #charmingbabyquilts ;)  I can't wait to see your Hugs and Kisses Quilts!!!

And for easy reference. . . This Hugs and Kisses Charming Baby Quilt has been added to my Charming Baby Quilts, All the Quilts, All the Details post ;)  It's a great place to bookmark to see everything Charming Baby Quilts all in one place!!

And there will be more Charming Baby Quilt Remixes to come, so be sure to pop back in soon.  

Thanks for stopping in today and I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

A New Machine in the Family!!!

 Oh my goodness, Oh my Goodness!!!!   It's a happy day at the Quilt House :)   Barbara and I added a new machine to our family of quilting workhorses.   And here it is, all set up and humming away.   The HQ Infinity 26  Long Arm.   We got it from our wonderful Local Quilt Shop, Stitching it Up, and Kim and Jeff were so great getting us up and running!!!  I think I might call her Ilsa, like Ingrid Bergman's character from Casablanca (Love that show!!)  


Because of  some craziness of trying to get it all set up (the UPS guy accidently left a part on the truck) we didn't have a long arm to sew on for over a week, which doesn't sound long, but it sure felt long :)   So once this was all set up, we wasted no time loading the first quilt!!!   And oh my goodness, 26" of quilting space is sure huge when you are used to 18".   So fun!!!  And then the quilting began :)  


And oh, does this thing stitch!!!  It's like driving a race car ;)   The biggest reason we decided on the Infinity is because it can do up to 3,100 stitches per minute, that is fast!!!  I tended to time out (go to fast for the stitch regulator) on the Avante but that doesn't look like it is going to be a problem on the Infinity!!!    I don't know if you can see in this picture, but I am pebbling the background on this quilt, and I have never done pebbles so fast, and it still is keeping up :)   So great!!!  And I will only have to roll the frame 4 times to do the whole quilt, yippee!!!  Watch for this finished quilt tomorrow ;) 


So what is happening to the previously mentioned Avante . . . It's going up to the cabin!!!   I am so excited ;)  You might recall this post, where I mentioned that Bob and Barbara had finished their cabin and the loft is set aside for a sewing space.   Well, we managed to get the frame all taken apart and up to the cabin before the snow.   We have been waiting for it to melt, and tomorrow might be the day we can make it up to set it all up ;)  I will be sure to take pictures if we do get in :)  The space is really starting to come together and just in time, because when you go in the winter for a weekend, you can only play in the snow for so long and it gets dark around 4 and I am going to keep busy stitching away in this loft!!!  I can't wait!!!!


So if you need me . . . I will be stitching away at race car speeds!!!  Which is awesome because I need to finish up the Charming Baby Quilt Remix's.  I was hoping to share one last week, but like I said, no Long Arm ;)  So here is to lot's of quilting over the next week or two!!!   Oh, and total side-note, but speaking of Charming Baby Quilts, I was at amazon (Christmas shopping :) and randomly looked up my book and was thrilled to see that it is marked as Amazon's Choice.   How fun is that!!!


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

I'll be back tomorrow with another Charming Baby Quilt Remix ;)  Can you guess which one (hint . . . it's in the pictures :)  


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Tuesday, November 10, 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  $50 Gift Certificate from Fat Quarter Shop is . . .   Number #1663   . . . Congrats  Jumpinjaxdesigns !!  I have messaged you :)    

   
 
And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Stella Lighting.   I am super excited to team up with my friends at Stella Lighting to give you all an amazing Tuesday!!!  I have been using Stella Lighting for a while now, and I just love having it in my sewing space (especially as it is in the basement with no windows :)   My Task lamp is the perfect lighting solution in my sewing room!!!  


And for today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Stella Lighting is giving away a Stella Lighting Task Lamp to one of you!!!!   Yup that's right, one lucky reader will be enjoying the perfect lighting solution next week and it's a $200 value!!!     How cool is that!!!  This lamp allows you to control light color, intensity, and position so you get just the right amount of light and just where you need it.     And it even comes in White, Black or Pink!!!!    So fun :)


I just have to say . . . I am so super excited about this giveaway!!!   Having good lighting really makes a difference in my sewing room and it is great for any hobby you want to do :)  

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 were to win, would you pick a White, Black, or Pink Task Lamp??

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Stella Lighting love.   You can follow them on   FacebookInstagramor at their Shop.    Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Stella Lighting Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, November 17th,  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, November 9, 2020

October Sew Sampler Box!!

So I know October has come and gone, but I just wanted to pop in and share my amazing October  Sew Sampler Box :)   Yes, it has been sitting on my sewing table for over a week waiting to be opened, life get's a little crazy sometimes ;)   But it was totally worth the wait!!  It really is such a fun suprise each month when I get to open my Sew Sampler Box!!! And this month's theme of My Happy Place is just perfect, as Utah just went into a State of Emergency and I will be in my Happy Place a whole lot more ;)  


First I unboxed these super fun Paintbox Basics by Elizabeth Hartman and oh so happy!!!  You all know I just love sewing with the rainbow ;)  And now I can't decide if I want to make this adorable exclusive La Casita pattern in it's baby size, or pull out my Arctic Layer Cake from 2 years back and combine the two to make a larger size La Casita pattern.   What do you think???  Wouldn't it be fun to pull the warm rainbow and the cool rainbow together!!!!  


And next came the notions and I am so excited for these!!!     First up, the Courthouse Steps Foundation paper.   And you know I am just going to include these in to my Foundation Paper pattern I planned back here.  So great!!!  And the Creative Grids Seam Guide Ruler is so awesome!!  I use a Clearly Perfect Angle Cling so I don't have to draw lines, but every time I teach I have people asking if I have this ruler they could use.  Now I can say yes!!!!    And finally, how great are those Scissor ID Clips!!  I am so excited to have thread, fabric, and paper markers from my scissors, and they are just so easy to use as they are magnetic.  Perfect!!!


And last, but not least . . . a new box means a new Block!!   .This year we are working on the Greatest Hits Quilt and this block is Track 7  and I think it is my favorite block so far ;)   I pulled out the blue and green scraps from my stroll quilt and they were just enough (with a little special stitching) to work for this block!!!   And I  finished it, loved it, and realized, I did a solid background instead of a low volume one like I have done for the other blocks.  But I like it so much, I just might leave it anyway, it will add a fun little pop in the quilt I think :) 


And just a note, if you are wanting to get in on the new year of Sew Sampler boxes you have to get in line.  There is currently a waiting list as the box subscription is full.   But hopefully the wait isn't to long.  (I have been told new spots open up each week!!!)

And that is the September Sew Sampler Box from Fat Quarter Shop :)  I just love this Subscription Box!!

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day . . . Let's make this a great week!!! 
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