Friday, October 29, 2021

The Wall In the Woods

 I am so very excited to share my newest finish, The Wall quilt along with the free The Wall PDF Pattern  to go with it!!!!  This is a super popular quilt tutorial that I did back in 2014, and I have been wanting to make it in a larger size for a long time as I am always getting requests for how to size it up.    It's perfect for beginners and experts alike and goes together super fast :)

And I knew as soon as I saw this wonderful Into The Woods collection by Lori Whitlock for Riley Blake Designs that it would make a perfect The Wall in the Woods quilt for the cabin!!!   (Remember, I am working on making "cabin" quilts for all of the beds and I have made this one, and this one so far :)   This makes three and Jessica has already "called it" for the bed she sleeps in :)  She just loves it!!  The Wall originally used Jolly Bars (half a Layer Cake square) but for the larger sizes, I used Fat Quarters :)    Either way, it is easy cutting that goes really fast!

And I just love how it is such a great design in it's super simpleness.   Sometimes, it's all about just basic squares and rectangles.   So fun!!   And like I said, I have wanted to make a The Wall PDF Pattern to include multiple sizes as the comments in the Tutorial started to have all the adjustments anyways, it was about time to put it all in one place.   But if you are new to quilting, you might find The Wall Tutorial helpful to go along with the PDF Pattern :)


And this is where I share a huge Thank You!!  I have been super busy with some secret sewing so Barbara actually pieced and quilted this The Wall in the Woods Quilt so that I could share it here.   Isn't she just amazing!!!   She quilted it with an adorable all over Ivy design and it is just perfect to go with The Wall theme.  And super fun, she actually quilted it at the cabin!!!   Ya, when we got this new machine, the Avante wen't up to the cabin, so fun!!! 


Then all it needed was a quick binding and this version of The Wall was done!!   And I just love it!!  It's already up at the cabin on the bed, in fact, that is where I took these pictures :)      And now, it's your turn to make your own The Wall Quilt!!!   Download the free The Wall PDF Pattern ,  check out The Wall Tutorial and get cutting :)



And like I was saying, there are multiple size options in the PDF.   I made the Queen Size, but you can also make a Baby Size, Lap Size, Twin Size,  and a King Size.  All 5 size options are in the The Wall 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 The Wall 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 #thewallquilt ;)  I can't wait to see your The Wall Quilts!!!




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 Weekend!!!!  

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Tuesday, October 26, 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 $25.00 Gift Certificate from  Lou Lou's Fabric Shop is . . .   Number #79 . . . Congrats scrappy101 !  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 be sure and shop Kimberly's amazing Sale Section, where right now, you can find an fantastic selection of Halloween Fabrics!! 



Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is for some amazing quilting goodness!!!  Kimberly's Fabric Stash is giving one lucky reader a $50.00 Gift Certificate!!!   Oh, you can get just what you have been dreaming about !!! 



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 Who is your Best Friend??

 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, November 2nd,  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, October 25, 2021

Lovey Dovey Quilt!!

 It is always a fun day when I get to share a little secret sewing for my good friends at Moda Fabrics ;)   And this finish is just adorable with so much heart goodness, and some happy doves too !!!  I always love working with Lella Botique's fabrics, especially because she always uses such great color palates!!!    And as you can see, the soft colors of these Love Notes Fabrics is just perfect for this Lovey Dovey Quilt!!!

I love the prints in  Love Notes as well, especially the text print that features a page from a Louisa May Alcott book.  It is just so great and it even has a chapter heading illustration.  Amazing!!  The piecing in this quilt is oh so much fun :)   Yes, that is a whole lot of hearts, and a whole lot of stitch and flip to make them, but they go pretty fast with chain stitching.   The doves were super fun, especially the wings with the little strips in them!!!  So as you can guess,  I really enjoyed making this quilt, and it finishes at 72 x 72 so it is a great size to snuggle up in.  

And when it came time to quilt it, I decided on a classic favorite.  I quilted all over echoed paisleys for some awesome curvy flowing goodness.  I just love how it adds so much movement to all of those straight lines in the quilt.   And  good ol' 402 Pearl blended perfectly in all of these light and dark colors, and I am sure you all know by know, it is my favorite color thread!!!   In fact, I just ordered another 7 spools because I was down to the last one, and you can never run out of 402 :)

And I just love how this dense echoed quilting design makes for some incredible texture.   Doesn't that just make you want to snuggle right up in this quilt and take a nap. Although, it is just so pretty, maybe it will need to be draped over a couch for show for a while before it gets extra Lovey :)    So pretty!!!  

And now, it is making it's way to quilt shops all over the US in a traveling trunk show.   So the snuggling will have to wait until it makes it's way home.   But you don't have to wait much longer!!!  Love Notes Fabrics ship in November (like as in a few days away!!) and Fat Quarter Shop has a Lovey Dovey Quilt Kit listed already.  You can be added to email to be notified when it is available, and it shouldn't be much of a wait. Oh, and guess who's quilt is in that picture, yup, part of that traveling trunk show, so fun!!!


I am so happy that I got to make this beautiful Lovey Dovey quilt and that I didn't have to keep it a secret for to long ;)   I loved making it and working with these gorgeous fabrics.   I love piecing hearts, they are right up there with piecing stars, and this quilt had all the hearts :)   And can I just say how much I love baby nine patches as cornerstones in sashing, so cute!!  


Thanks for popping in and sharing this finish with me today!!

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

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Friday, October 22, 2021

Heartfelt Charity Quilt Along for 2022 - It's Coming!!!!

 I am so super excited!!!  It's been announced!!! The 2022  Fat Quarter Shop Charity Quilt Along is Heart Felt and it is absolutely gorgeous :)  This will be my 8 Year participating and I have just loved being a part of such an amazing Quilt Along that benefits such an amazing cause!!!  (2015 Snapshots2016 Crossroads2017 Patchwork,  2018 Clementine2019 Threadology2020 Bloomtopia, 2021 Serendipity)  It is just so incredible to have so much good to be tied up into one quilt ;)  This Charity Quilt Along benefits Make a Wish, and there were some wonderful Wishes granted from this Quilt Along last year, isn't that just amazing!!!!



And along with Making Wishes come True . . . you also get to sew a beautiful Heart Felt quilt!!!!   I can't wait to get started on this!!!  I just love stitching hearts and Fat Quarter Shop has designed 6 different  Heart Blocks that have come together to make this stunner of a quilt!!   I especially love that they made some hearts in stars, because you all know, I just love piecing Star blocks as well :)  



The Heart Felt Quilt Along block piecing starts on February 4th, 2022 and a new block will be released the first Friday of each month.   Fat Quarter Shop will be releasing the Fabric Requirements on January 14th, but the cool thing is . . .we can get them even earlier!!   The Make A Wish Campaign has already begun, and as soon as it reaches $20,000 . . . Fat Quarter Shop will release the Fabric Requirements!!!   (So help spread the word so we can all get a jump start ;)   




The Heart Felt Quilt features Beautiful Day Fabrics by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics.   (And I have already worked with these fabrics for some secret sewing and let me tell you, they are gorgeous!!!)    Beautiful Day Fabrics release in December, but you can reserve an exclusive Heart Felt Quilt Kit and Backing Set now,  (And isn't that quilt back just so fun!!!!)   The Heart Felt Quilt Kit comes with all the fabrics you need for the blocks, background and binding and it even comes in a Bonus Keepsake Box with Magnetic Closure.   And one other bonus . . . The Kit comes with all of the patterns so you don't have to wait each month for them to be released, and yes, it's the only place to get them early ;)    

     

Choosing fabrics is always so fun, and I am super excited to be using Flirt by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics for my Heart Felt Quilt!!  I love that the hearts in the line will just go perfectly with the hearts in the piecing :)   And I want all of those beautiful low volume prints to stand out, so I am planning on using a Graphite Cross Weave for my background!!!    I just love a colored background and the Cross Weave will also add an awesome texture too :)     I did a little mock-up . . . it isn't the exact design as I was just whipping it up fast, but it really gives the idea of what it will look like and I just love it!!!
 
  

So do you want to join in and quilt along for a great cause??  Watch for the Fabric Requirements to be released, then have fun shopping, and mark  January 14th on your calendar for the Heart Felt Quilt Along Kick-off!!!    It's going to be so much fun!!! You can pop on over to the Heart Felt Quilt Along Page for all the details and easy access links for the pattern releases :)  



I can't wait for some Happy Charity Quilting in 2022!!!!
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Tuesday, October 19, 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 All Hallow's Eve Fat Eighth Bundle from  Fat Quarter Shop is . . .   Number #326 . . . Congrats glaukos5 !  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 . . . there are so many to choose from and they are all just stunning!!!  Isn't this new Happy Day bundle just so great!!!    Along with hosting the giveaway, Jamie is having a  Fantastic Sale with with lots of amazing discounts!!!! And don't forget to pop over to Lou Lou's Fabric Shop each day for the Daily Deal!!! I love something new on sale each and every day, it's so fun to see what shows up :)  


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 any of the awesome Lou Lou Bundle's or on the Daily Deal!!  Just perfect!!!!  



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 was the last TV show you Binge-Watched?  (we recently discovered Cobra Kai on Netflix, and man was it a fun flash back :)

 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, October 26th 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, October 18, 2021

Jessica's Charming Tote

We spent this weekend up at Bob and Barbara's (My amazing in-laws) cabin.   Before we headed up, Jessica mentioned that she would like to make a Charming Tote for her to use at church.  Of course, I was more than happy to help her whip one up ;)  If you haven't made one yet, you can pop over here for the free step by step tutorial to whip one up yourself ;)  All you need is a Charm Pack and 2/3 Yard of a coordinating print.  But fair warning, you can't make just one ;)  


And we had so much fun making this!!!   I just love sewing up the mountain, it is so peaceful and relaxing ;)   Jessica did all of the stitching, and she asked me to do ironing for her so she could just sit and chain stitch without stopping.  Ya, that made this mom's heart happy!!!    The best part of making the whole tote though was watching Jessica try and choose a  Charm Pack  from my Stash.  She just liked so many, she had to give a ranking system to each to finally decide on  Twilight by 1 Canoe 2 for Moda Fabrics :)  




And it make the prettiest tote!!!   Jessica asked if I could quilt it for her as she loves my quilted swirls and in her words "I can't make it look near as pretty as you mom".  So I gave in and quilted it for her only after she promised she would quilt up her finished Stack and Whack quilt top from forever ago ;)   And obviously, she loves it :)  


I just love sewing with my kids!!  It truly is a joy to get to pass on my love of quilting to them.   And signing along to tunes at the top of our lungs while stitching away with my girl is a true favorite.  

So do you have someone special you want to make a Charming Tote with??  Pop over here for the free step by step tutorial 

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting (and Charming) Day!!! 

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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Starting some New Projects

I just love starting new projects!!!  I mean, how can it not be fun to contemplate all of your fabric options and pick that fabric that you know will be just perfect for the project :)   And I know it might be a little crazy, but I really do love the cutting part of a project.  There is just something so soothing about the sound of a rotary cutter going through stacks of fabric.  And I just love seeing the piles of  squares and rectangles grow!!

Yesterday, I cut up some of Sherri and Chelsi's Seashore Drive.   This is a line that isn't coming out for a while, but I was doing some secret sewing with it and had a good amount of leftovers and didn't want to bury them in the scrap bins.   So I was looking at it just contemplating what to make with it when I remembered the Sprouts Quilt pattern from my Sew Sampler box a while back.  I sew wanted to make this quilt, but decided when it arrived to add the Chantilly prints to my Dessert Sampler (that is turning into a really, really long term project ;) 


Perfect combination for a new project!!   I drafted the pattern up in EQ8 as I wanted to upsize the blocks to maximize the amount of fabric that I had left and leave no scrap unused ;)   And I had lots of the low volume prints left as they were not used in the secret sewing project, so I decided on an all low volume background.  So excited to get stitching on this one!!  It is going to be so great :)  


And this week, I also had the opportunity open up to start on a new Shortcut Quilt for Fat Quarter Shop that I will be sharing in the future.   It is a Jelly Roll friendly quilt and I knew right away that I wanted to use my  Folktale Junior Jelly Roll.  I just love the gorgeous fall feel of these prints and I think with the adorable Dear Stella hearts this is going to make the cutest baby quilt ;)  


And since I knew that I could whip up a baby shortcut quilt in no time, I figured this was also another great opportunity to make another SUU Alma Mater quilt.   I just love working in red, black, and white!!    And I had these two Zen Chic Modern Background mini jelly rolls just waiting for an SUU quilt.  (I donate these to be raffled off at homecoming and fundraising events and the proceeds go to scholarships ;)    I am going to pair it with scrappy red strips and some solid black for the pop fabric.   I just love scrappy quilts, and scrappy SUU quilts, all the better ;)  


So today will be another cutting day to get going on those 2 jelly roll projects.  But first, I need to empty my scrap basket :)   I was given this gorgeous rope bowl basket at the Zion Piecemakers Guild and I just love it!!  I knew right away it would be perfect for keeping my scraps while I waited to get them put away in my scrap drawers by color, which was way better than the throwing them in a pile on the floor in front of the scrap bins method I had used before :)  Well, it didn't take me long to fill it up.  I promised myself that once it was full, I would put it all away, so that is the plan and then I will start filling it again with the red scraps from above :)


So what is your plan today??  Are you starting something new, working on a WIP, or finishing something up??

What ever you are working on, I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Day!!


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Tuesday, October 12, 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 #273 . . . Congrats jank1070 !  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!!!!   Pin Drop Basics are on sale for the Basic of the Month!!!  Also, all Cake Mixe Recipe Pads are on sale for the Notion (I love these, used them to make this quilt, and this quilt, and these quilts :) , and Cluck Cluck Sew Patterns are on sale, So Great!!!   Save 20-30% off of all of them for the whole month of October!!  So Amazing ;) 

24 Hour Flash Sales at the Fat Quarter Shop!


And for today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Fat Quarter Shop is giving away an All Hallow's Eve Fat Eighth Bundle by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda!!!!   This would make such a festive Halloween Quilt, it is the same fabric I used for my Boo Cathedral Garden Table Runner that is now on my table for this month, so fun!!!! 
 


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 Halloween 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, October 19th,  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, October 8, 2021

Garden of Quilts 2021!!!

 So after teaching two days in Layton, Barbara and I headed down the I-15 to beautiful Thanksgiving Point in Lehi, Utah for the Garden of Quilts!!!   This was my first year teaching at Garden of Quilts and can I just say, It was incredible!!!!   Something about Gardens and Quilting put together just made for such an amazing few days full of beauty and wonder :)   I loved every minute of it, and we were certainly hoping for every minute of it as well.   So crazy busy, but oh so much fun!!!  



Thursday night I started off my Garden of Quilts Adventure with the Meet the Makers Night!!  I didn't get any pictures as I was busy signing and selling, but Riley Blake shared this image that gives you a little bit of an idea of just how crazy fun this event was!!   I got to meet so many quilters and oh, it was just such a wonderful evening.   It was followed with a Trunk Show by the Doan Ladies of Missouri Star Quilt Company and it was just incredible.  Amazing how you can Oohhh,  Aahhh, Laugh and Cry all in an hour :)  


And then the next morning, it was time for my Charming Baby Quilts Trunk Show!!!   And a huge thank you to my good friend Robin for getting a few shots of me ;)    There is nothing quite as enjoyable as getting to share my love of quilting with so many amazing quilters that share my passion.   I shared all of the Charming Baby Quilts as well as the Charming Baby Quilt Sampler shown here and the Charming Baby Quilt Remix's (details on all here)  


Oh, and side note, if you have never been to one of my trunk shows, I talk fast when I am talking about quilts.  I get so excited I can't help myself,  I had to stop and remind myself to breath :)   But I have to say, again, something about being outside in the Gardens made this Trunk Show just extra special.   I was under a big tent and it was just amazing to feel the breeze and see all of the quilts blowing in the distance.  It was a great show and an amazing audience!!!  

Right after the Trunk Show, it was time for my first class and I taught my Nordic Nights pattern ;)  This was a big class, (as you can see) but everyone did such a great job.   They tackled those curves and were just thrilled with their finishes!!!  And I just loved hearing "oh, that wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be".   So great!!! 


And here is a closer look at each of their blocks.  Isn't it just amazing how they all look so different!!  I love that some are happy and bright while others are moody and subdued.   And again, Gotta love those dark backgrounds!!!   This was such a fun class and I am just so grateful to get to know all of these amazing quilters :)  We had a wonderful 3 hours together stitching all the curves!!!


Saturday morning started off with Desert Rose pattern.   This was another big class, in fact, it was so big, we had to spill out into the hall to get a group picture :)  And I was just so proud of each of these ladies!!!  I told them at the beginning of class that this was a big block and would take some serious focus to get it done in class, well they got right to it!!!  And of course, we still had plenty of laughs along the way!! 




6 of the 20 ladies in class got their blocks completely finished, and the rest all got their first 2 layers finished, which is our goal for class.   They just did amazing!!   And I just love how everyone gets so excited to see all of those points line up in this class.   It is just fun to see that moment when they see their block all done and are super proud of their work!!  


And the final class I taught on Saturday afternoon was my Decades Past pattern.   We didn't get a group picture as quite a few students had flight changes or needed to get on the road early.   So we just snapped shots as they finished.   So cute!!!    And this was the perfect class to have on a Saturday afternoon.  It goes together super fast and it a really fun one to make.  Just so awesome!!!    These ladies all did a great job ;)



And then it was time for Barbara and I head back down the I-15 to good ol Cedar City.   Wow, just wow!!!  I can't believe how amazing this trip was!!!   In a nutshell, 4 Days, 2 Venues, 6 Classes, 1 Trunk Show, and endless quilting goodness!!! Can't wait for next year!!!

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