Saturday, September 25, 2021

Crumb Quilts by Emily Bailey

 My good friend Emily Bailey has just released a new book and I am so excited for her!!!   Her book is Crumb Quilts, Scrap Quilting the Zero Waste Way and it is just amazing :)   I mean, we all have Scraps, and they multiply like bunnies.  This is a great way to really bust through those scraps and make gorgeous quilts while you are at it!!  


So the idea behind Crumb Quilts, is basically to sew together fabric from your bitty scraps, and then cut your pieces for your project from that new Scrappy fabric :)   It truly is a way to leave no scrap unsewn!!


This is the same method I used to make my End of the Rainbow Quilt that is on the cover of my Irish Chain Quilts book!!   I called it Crazy Patch Piecing (there is a tutorial for it right over here)  but I think Crumb Quilting for sure has a nicer ring to it!!  


And Emily has taken her Crumb Fabric and made some amazing designs in this incredible  Crumb Quilts book!!!  I love this Twist and Shout quilt :)  Such a fun way to put the patchwork squares just dancing around the quilt, and it is just so fun to see all of those tiny scraps making a big square!!   You can really make some amazing memory quilts with these ;)  Every quilt will represent so many other quilts you have made and combine them all into one amazing project!!! 


And Emily doesn't stop at just squares . . .  You will find crumb pieces of all shapes and sizes, including triangles, wedges, and even curves on the front cover!!   And then she took it one step further and did Crumb Applique!!!   Oh my goodness, I absolutely love this and it is so on my to make list.  I mean, how cute is Crumb Applique :)  


So if you have scraps that are just overwhelming, (and come on, we pretty much all do :)  then Crumb Quilts is an awesome book for you!!!   I just love this idea of leaving no scrap behind and making new fabric from treasured pieces that were just sitting in a bucket.  


Way to go Emily!!  You did an amazing job on your Crumb Quilts book and I can't wait to bust out my scraps and do some more Crumb Quilting!!!   

I hope you are all having a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!






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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Moonstones Quilt and Free PDF Pattern!!!

 I am so very excited to share my newest finish, the Moonstones Quilt, along with the free Moonstones Quilt PDF Pattern  to go with it!!!!  I have had this fun Curved Star Design in my head for a long while and am thrilled to see it come to life.   I just love piecing curves, and this is a great quilt to start learning them if curves are brand new to you!!! It's perfect for beginners and experts alike :)


The Moonstones Quilt is made with Modified Drunkards Path Units and No Waste Flying Geese.   I love using my Modified Drunkards Path Templates to make cutting the curves a breeze!!   (yup, I made this pattern with the same size MDP Units as Nordic Nights so your templates will work for both!!)   And if you are new to curved piecing, or just need a refresher course, there is a step by step tutorial right here on cutting and sewing the curved units :)   So great!!!    Oh, and there is also a No Waste Flying Geese Step by Step tutorial as well :)  


This Moonstones Quilt features the new Whimsical Romance  fabrics by Keera Job for Riley Blake Designs .   And they are the reason this quilt finally went from picture in my mind to quilt.  When I saw them, I knew they would be just perfect for this Moonstones Quilt and assigning myself a deadline date to post this quilt is what finally made it happen.  (please tell me I am not the only one that gets quilts done just in time for the deadlines)   I made the lap size quilt that uses 15 Fat Quarters, yup, this quilt is totally Fat Quarter Friendly!!   I just love these colors and prints, so pretty!!  

 I made the lap size quilt that uses 15 Fat Quarters, so I used 15 colored prints and am saving the 3 low volume prints for a future low volume project :)    I just love these colors and prints, so pretty!!   And all of the size options are Fat Quarter Friendly, making this a great project to grab a bundle and get cutting and piecing!! 


When it came time to quilt it, I decided on my Wavy Peel design.   This is a perfect design for a quilt that is mostly a grid of squares so it makes it easy to stitch.  And I just love how much this design adds to the block, it really makes the centers just pop!!!  And of course, I used my favorite  402 So Fine  thread that blended perfectly into the background and on all the prints, yup, its my all time favorite color ;)  


And doesn't it just create the most amazing texture!!!  Love it!!!


Then all I needed was a quick binding and Moonstones was done!!   And I just love it!!  Won't this make the prettiest wedding quilt :)      And now, it's your turn to make your own Moonstones Quilt!!!   Download the free Moonstones PDF Pattern,  grab your templates  and Fat Quarters and get cutting :)



And like I was saying, there are multiple size options in the PDF.   I made the Lap Size, but you can also make a Baby Size, Twin Size, Picnic Size, and a Queen/King Size.  All 5 size options are in the Moonstones Quilt PDF Pattern.   Here is the details of what you will need and the finished sizes for each of the 5 quilt options.  


I hope you enjoy this free Moonstones Quilt PDF Pattern and that you make your own quilts!!!  And if you do, I would love to see them ;)   You can email me a picture at happyquiltingmelissa@gmail.com or add it to social media with the hashtag #happyquiltingwithmc and #moonstonesquilt ;)  I can't wait to see your Moonstones Quilts!!!



**  Oh, and side note . . . make sure when you print your PDF that it is Actual Size and not Shrunk to Fit, that way your template prints at the right size.   There is a 1" box on the template page to double check it is printed correctly ;)

Thanks so much for popping in and sharing this finish with me.  If you have any questions at all on making your own, don't hesitate to email me at happyquiltingmelissa@gmail.com  

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

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

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 Warm Winter Wishes Fat Quarter Bundle from  Kimberly's Fabric Stash is . . .   Number #62 . . . Congrats Rosie Westerhold !  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!!!!   Oval Elements are on sale for the Basic of the Month!!!  Also, all Sewline Products are on sale for the Notion, and Fig Tree Quilts Patterns are on sale, So Great!!!   Save 20-30% off of all of them for the whole month of September!!  So Amazing ;) 

24 Hour Flash Sales at the Fat Quarter Shop!


And for today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Fat Quarter Shop is giving away this brand new Cozy Up Layer Cake by Corey Yoder for Moda!!!!   This is the same fabric that I used for my Roadside Harvest Quilt and it is just so fabulous!!!! 
 

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 the Favorite Quilt that you like to Cozy Up with ??   

 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 28th,  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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All the Trimmings Mystery Quilt Along - Block 3

 Today is the First Block release of the All the Trimmings Mystery Quilt Along and today we are making Ribbons!!!   I just love how they connect all the way across the row!!!   This is Fat Quarter Shop Christmas in July project and I am so excited to be quilting along:)     And you can join in too!!!  The patterns are free and you can find this  Ribbon Block release here . . . 



This is a super fun and easy block to make.   It took me a little longer to figure out how to make this row longer with all of the connecting ribbon, but it was totally worth it.   So adorable!!! I am using Christmas Morning by Lella Boutique, but of course, any Christmas Fabric would look awesome in this fun Mystery Quilt along!!!    The Materials Needed can be found here, and this quilt is Layer Cake Friendly, so fun!!     



And be sure to watch Kimberly's You Tube video tutorial that walks you through the Ribbon Row step by step.   How great is that!!!  So come join in on the Christmas in July Mystery Quilt Along :)  It's going to be so much fun  :)  



And once you have your blocks done, be sure to share your All the Trimmings progress on social media with #AllTheTrimmingsQAL and check out Fat Quarter Shop's All the Trimmings Quilt Along Page for lots more Inspiration!!!


Thanks for popping in today ;)  Have a Happy Quilting Day!!


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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

4 Days of Super Happy Quilting!!

For the next 4 days . . . 


2 Venues



 6 Classes

    


   


1 Trunk Show

And a whole lot of quilting fun!!!!   

I am going to try and remember to post pictures on social media, but I always tend to forget when I get in the mix of class, so we will see ;)  Hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Week!!!





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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

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 3 Moda Scrap Bags from Green Fairy Quilts is . . .   Number #204 . . . Congrats aggiemom2207 !  I have messaged you :)  

     
           
And on to today's

And now . . . Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Kimberly's Fabric Stash.    You will find so many amazing fabrics over at Kimberly's and everyday low prices!!! Kimberly has a brand new App so you can shop even easier.  It is available for both android and apple.    And for Happy Quilting readers, Kimberly is offering 20% off all orders over $50 with Coupon Code Happy20.  Happy Shopping indeed!!! 




Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is for some amazing quilting goodness!!!  Kimberly's Fabric Stash is giving one lucky reader a Warm Winter Wishes Fat Quarter Bundle by Holly Taylor for Moda!!!   Oh, this is just such a pretty prize, and perfect for some Christmas in the Summer sewing!!! 



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 was the Last Song you Sang Along to??

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Kimberly's Fabric Stash  Love!!!!   You can  You can follow them on   Facebook(where Kimberly Hosts her Facebook Live every Friday at 7 EST) TwitterPinterest, or You Tube.  Or you can visit The Shop  and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Kimberly Fabric Stash Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, September 21st,  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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All the Trimmings Mystery Quilt Along - Block 2

 Today is the First Block release of the All the Trimmings Mystery Quilt Along and today we are making Stockings!!!   Aren't they so cute!!!   This is Fat Quarter Shop Christmas in July project and I am so excited to be quilting along:)     And you can join in too!!!  The patterns are free and you can find this  Stocking Block release here . . . 



This is a super fun and easy block to make.  And I even made sure are my birds were flying the same way, double bonus :)   My favorite is the patchwork heel :)   I am using Christmas Morning by Lella Boutique, but of course, any Christmas Fabric would look awesome in this fun Mystery Quilt along!!!      The Materials Needed can be found here, and this quilt is Layer Cake Friendly, so fun!!     


And be sure to watch Kimberly's You Tube video tutorial that walks you through the Stocking Row step by step.   How great is that!!!  So come join in on the Christmas in July Mystery Quilt Along :)  It's going to be so much fun  :)  



And once you have your blocks done, be sure to share your All the Trimmings progress on social media with #AllTheTrimmingsQAL and check out Fat Quarter Shop's All the Trimmings Quilt Along Page for lots more Inspiration!!!

And that is it for this  post.  

Thanks for popping in today ;)  Have a Happy Quilting Day!!


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Saturday, September 11, 2021

A Sweet Surprise!!!

On Thursday evening I visited Hurricane, UT to meet with the Zion Piecemakers Quilt Guild and to share my Charming Baby Quilts Trunk Show.   And can I just tell you how surprised I was when the guild had a Trunk Show to share with me first!!!   The guild had issued a Challenge Quilt to it's members to make a "Melissa Corry" quilt, what an honor.   I was so touched as I got to sit back and see all of the beautiful quilts guild members had made from my patterns.   What a treat, it was just so amazing.  

I tried to grab pictures of all the quilts with their makers.     And sorry, these pics aren't the greatest, it was a small room with lots of people and the light right above where some were showing their quilts was burnt out.  But you can still see the beautiful quilts :)

Such a beautiful Square Dance quilt  using Bonnie and Camille's Sunday Stroll.   I love how happy this quilt is, especially with the soft pink binding!!   You can see more of Emilee's quilt at her Instagram.  

And this Dreaming of Paris quilt using all Black and White scraps is just stunning.  I have never seen this quilt done scrappy before and I just love it.   So pretty!!!


This is a California King Size (added a row) version of my In Your Neighborhood pattern.   I love the super contemporary look she gave it by staying with basics in just a few colors.   Just gorgeous!  


I always love how a Black Background just makes the prints pop!!   This Moroccan Lullaby quilt is just beautiful in batiks on that black.  


And another awesome Square Dance quilt!!!  I just love how changing the fabrics gives the quilt a whole new look.   So great!!!  This more traditional version is just lovely :)


This Desert Rose quilt is absolutely gorgeous in solids!  I love how the solids give it such a clean and crisp look :)  What a beautiful quilt, and the quilting was even roses, so great!!


And this is a Two Path's Crossed quilt from my Irish Chain Quilts Book.   I taught this in a class at the Panguitch Quilt Walk a few years back and I remembered the pink and purple fabrics because they are my daughters favorite.  It was so great to get to see it all finished!  


This is Double Dutch that was featured in the Fat Quarter Favorites book from Martingale Publishing.   Isn't this quilt just so great!!!  I love the two color combo's and some of them are a little scrappy even, so fun!! 


This is a Hang Time quilt and there is a free PDF Pattern for it.  This is a smaller version than the pattern and I think it just is the cutest baby quilt!!    So fun in the bright greens and blues ;)  


This is a Bonnie Rose quilt and there is a free tutorial for it.  I love that Marilyn made this as a memory quilt as well.  She took all of her retired husband's work shirts and cut them up for the prints, she even included the buttons and tags from the shirts.   So great!!   


And finally, Drift Away.   There is a free tutorial for it.  I made my original in Teal but I just love it in all of these gorgeous coral's!!    Isn't that just stunning!!!   What a beautiful finish!   And you know, I totally want to make a new quilt in coral now :)  



Aren't they all just so beautiful!!!   Truly, I have done a lot of trunk shows over the years but this was the first time a trunk show was done just for me.   It was so very thoughtful, sweet, and touching.   I just can't even begin to explain how much it meant to me!!  Thanks so much  Zion Piecemakers Quilt Guild.  You all are just so great!!! 
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Thursday, September 9, 2021

All Star Rally Quilt and Tutorial!!

 I am so thrilled to be sharing my newest finish today and to also be sharing a new AccuQuilt Tutorial for it as well.    And it is perfect for Back to School!!   Here is my  All Star Rally Quilt!!  If you have been around her for a bit, you know I love to make School Spirit quilts for my Alma Mater, Southern Utah University,   and as soon as I saw the Hunter Star BOB die from AccuQuilt, I knew it would be just perfect for a rally quilt of All Star proportions!!  


The quilt is made with yardage from 3 Solid Colors making it easy to represent your favorite school colors!!!  I added some fun sashing to Hunter Star block to add a secondary star that really makes this quilt next level.   I love taking a traditional block and giving it a fun twist!!   It makes for such a great finish :)


When it came time to quilt this, I decided on an all over wavy echoed paisley.    Whenever I have lots and lots of sharp angles, it is always fun to add a curvy quilting design to it.  Really adds to the movement of the quilt.   Oh, and I have a free Video Tutorial of quilting this on your home machine, just fyi :)  
  


The All Star Rally Quilt is made up of 16 Hunter Star Blocks and thanks to all of the precision cutting along with the notches for lining your pieces up, it really goes together fast!!!     It measures 58" x 58" when it is finished so it is a great lap size quilt that is easy to take with you to the big game ;)  


And that is my All Star Rally Quilt and Tutorial!!!  And I hope you love it as much as I do ;)   If you want to make your own All Star Rally Quilt just pop on over for the free step by step tutorial!!!     And when you are done, I would love to see it!!!  You can email me a picture at happyquiltingmelissa@gmail.com or post it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc and #AccuQuilt ;)  I can't wait to see your All Star Rally Quilts in your School Colors!!!



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