Thursday, May 26, 2022

2 New Happy Quilting Patterns!!!!

 I am super excited this morning to share 2 Brand New Happy Quilting patterns!!!  So let's get right to it ;)  The first one is called Blossoming Stars and I know I say this about all my quilts, but truly, I just love it!!!  And it has curves, ya, I am so just loving curves!!!!  How could I not, they just make the prettiest petals for these blossoms :)    This pattern uses the same templates as Nordic Nights and Flower Child, so you are all ready to go!!! 

So where to find the pattern??  Both the Hard Copy and the PDF version of this pattern can be found  found in my Etsy Shop, and like all my new Pattern Releases, It is on Special !!!!  For one week the PDF Patterns are just $5.50, the Hard Copy Patterns are $7.00,  and the MDP Templates are just $5.00!!!

And like I mentioned, Blossoming Stars uses the Modified Drunkards Path block that allows for all of those beautiful curvy petals!!  The pattern uses a three pin method to sew the curves, and again,  they are easier than you think :)  There is an easy to follow curved cutting and piecing tutorial here that walks you through making the Modified Drunkards Path blocks step by step!!   

This version of Blossoming stars is made using Tulip Tango by Robin Pickens for Moda Fabrics.    Aren't the prints and colors in this line just gorgeous, so perfect to make these beautiful blossoms.       But of course, it would look amazing in any fabrics!!  Blossoming Stars is Fat Quarter Friendly, so you just grab a bundle and get cutting!!!!

And when it came time to quilt it I went all out with some custom quilting!!!   I quilted arches in the chain squares, swirls in the background, paisleys in the stars, pebbles in the center star, and feathers in the petals.   And Squeal!!!!   I am just thrilled with how it all came together.  So, so, so pretty and so much amazing texture!!!  

And that is the Queen/King size of my new Blossoming Stars pattern!!!  I am just so excited to be able to share this design in pattern form.  And I love that there is now a third pattern in my Happy Quilting Pattern lineup that uses my Modified Drunkards Path Acrylic Templates!!!   So let me tell you a bit more about the pattern ;)

Like all my patterns, Blossoming Stars has size options so you can make the quilt size that fits you ;)  You will find 5 size options, a Baby, Lap, Picnic, Twin and a Queen/King size.  And like I mentioned before, it is Fat Quarter Friendly , and you just need to add a Chain Fabric and a Background Fabric.  

And of course, I had to make a Baby Size version as well!!!  I really wanted to see what the quilt would look like with a dark background and it is still, a stunner!!! 

I used Low Volume Fat Quarters from Songbook by Fancy That Design House for Moda Fabrics and changed out the center star fabric to match the chain fabric.  It was a little tweak but turned out so cute!!!   Don't you just love how those Low Volumes pop on the Grunge Background.  And of course, the baby size is only 4 blocks so it is a great place to start if you want a quick finish or you just want to practice some of your curve sewing before you jump all in :)

And I quilted it with a fun loose feather, but instead of it being loose all over the quilt, I did loose feathers in a row.   Doesn't it just give it a fun vine effect.  I am so going to have to do this again soon!!

And before we leave this pattern, let's remind you on the Acrylic Templates!!!  First off, there is a paper template in the pattern that you can use to make templates from Template Plastic or Cardboard so you don't have to buy the templates.  With that said,  these acrylic templates are awesome!!  They are 1/8" thick clear acrylic, just like all of your quilting rulers and make cutting this quilt out so easy!!!    And remember, these are a template for a Modified Drunkards Path block, so if you have a regular Drunkards Path Template, they won't work for this quilt, sorry.   

So with that . . . Let's move to the second new Happy Quilting pattern . . . 

Swirling Leaves!!! You might recall when I shared this quilt as the Cover Girl for American Patchwork and Quilting . . . well, the wait is over and it is now a Happy Quilting Pattern as well and I have included size options!!!  

Once again, both the Hard Copy and the PDF pattern can be found  found in my Etsy Shop, and it is also on Special with PDF Patterns at $5.50 and the Hard Copy Patterns are $7.00! 

Swirling Leaves is such a fun quilt to make and is the perfect quilt for Fall.  It uses HST's, Stitch and Flip Corners, and basic piecing so it really comes together quick.   And it makes so big blocks, like as in 30" finished blocks.   Which is why you will notice, the size options are really more like 3 sizes, and then I have added borders to those 3 to make 3 additional sizes.  Really, there are only so many sizes you can make with a 30" block ;)  

This version of Swirling Leaves is made using Grunge Fat Quarters for Moda Fabrics and you can see all of the colors I used in this post.   However, the cutting of the Fat Quarters was a bit confusing.   So I changed the pattern to be Layer Cake Friendly.  That way you cut each leaf from one Layer Cake square and it keeps everything easy and straightforward for matching up prints.    I really think you are going to love it and it also allows you to add lots more variety.   

I quilted this version of Swirling Leaves with my favorite All Over Swirl.  I mean, if you have a quilt called Swirling Leaves, you might as well quilt a swirl on it, right!!!!

And I am just thrilled to now be able to share this Swirling Leaves quilt as a Happy Quilting Pattern with size options.  

So let's see em.   You will find 6 size options in this pattern.  The Table Topper, Lap, and Queen sizes do not have a border, and the Baby, Picnic, and King size quilts have an included border to make the quilts the right size as I mentioned before :)

And so of course, I had to make a border version :)  I whipped up this Baby Size and I just love it with the border.  It frames everything so nicely.   And of course, I had to quilt more swirls on my Swirling Leaves quilt :)

The baby size is only 1 block so it really goes fast.  You can use scrap 10" squares as you only need 7 of them or just scraps all together.  I used some scraps from a secret sewing project :)  This is Slow Stroll by Fancy That Design House for Moda Fabrics.  (Ya, she is my new favorite designer!!!)   Isn't this just such a pretty fall look, I just love all the rich colors!!!   It will be coming out in June so not to much longer to wait!!!

And I just had to share this fun extra I added.  I still had some scrap squares left over from my secret sewing, and I didn't want a single piece one to get buried in my scrap bins.   So I made an adorable simple patchwork backing.  Isn't that just so fun.   It truly makes it a reversible quilt ;)  

And those are my new quilts and patterns!!!! 

So let's have a few reminders to sum it all up ;)  Just  like all my patterns, these two new patterns are full color and can be printed in either page format or book format.  The patterns are filled with lots of wonderful illustrations to guide you along each step of the way.   You are going to have so much fun making these quilts ;)  And of course,  if you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to reach out to me ;)  


So are you ready to start making your Blossoming Stars and Swirling Leaves Quilts???  Pop over to my Etsy Shop, to pick up your Patterns, and Templates.   Again, PDF Patterns are just $5.50, the Hard Copy Patterns are $7.00,  and the MDP Templates are just $5.00 but only until June 1st :)  

And when you make your Blossoming Stars and Swirling Leaves Quilts I would love to see them!!!  You can email me a picture at or add it to social media with  #happyquiltingwithmc ;)  I can't wait to see your Happy Quilting Quilts!!!

Thanks for popping in today and sharing these new finishes with me.  I am so very excited and hope you all love these new quilts as much as I do!!!!

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  1. Both are great patterns, but I love the Blossoming Stars. The custom quilting is spectacular too.

  2. These are gorgeous quilt patterns. I already have the APQ magazine where Swirling Leaves is featured but I like the size options in your pattern. Blooming Stars will be fun to make. I like trying new techniques. Thanks for the great introductory sale!!

  3. Beautiful patterns. i just found my templates (got them end of May) so this timing is perfect.

  4. What color grunge is the background for Swirling Leaves?

    1. It is Lead Grunge ;) You can see all of the colors used in this quilt in this post


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