Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Treasured - Fast & Fun Lap Quilts Book Tour

 It's Week 9 of my Fast & Fun Lap Quilts Book Tour and today I am sharing the final quilt in the book, the Treasured quilt! And I just love this quilt!!!  It looks a little complicated, but again, it is pretty fast, mostly made with lots of stitch and flip fun.   And all of the angled seams are nested, so you get perfect points every time.    I love how the large sashing just sets off each block, really letting them shine in each of their fabric combo's!!!    And one more scrappy binding to finish it all off, so cute!!!


Here is the introduction I wrote about Treasured in the Fast & Fun Lap Quilts Book.  "When I first designed this quilt, I called it X Marks the Spot.  But when the quilt was finished, it was just way to pretty for that name.  So what goes with X Marks the Spot?  Obviously, it's where you find the treasure.  Then it hit me: this would be a Treasured quilt for anyone!  I hope it's truly a treasure for you or a loved one."


When writing this book, I tried to give you all of the tips and trick that I would share if I were teaching a quilting class.  This is my favorite tip from the Treasured quilt.  I know, we all (myself included) get in a huge rush to finish a quilt when all we have left is just to sew the sashing around the blocks.  But the few extra minutes it takes to align your sashing and pin the intersections it is totally worth the end result.    Straight sashing quilts are happy sashing quilts :)  



Treasured was made using Sonnet Dusk fabrics by Corri Sheff for Riley Blake Designs.  All the quilts in Fast and Fun Lap Quilts are made with 1 Layer Cake/10" Stacker and a background fabric.   You will use 39 of the 10" squares for this quilt.  This quilt finishes at 52 1/2" x 68 1/2", making it great  lap size quilt to snuggle up in.    

I had so much fun custom quilting each of the quilts in Fast & Fun Lap Quilts .  For this Treasured quilt, I quilted feathered swirls in the background.  Then in the block, I did petals, pebbles, wishbones, and straight lines to showcase each part of each block.  And ya know, one last time,  I used 402 So Fine thread to blend perfectly into the white background and all of the prints.   


And that is my Treasured quilt, the ninth and final lap quilt in my new Fast & Fun Lap Quilts book !  You can find the Fast & Fun Lap Quilts book in your local or online quilt shops,  Martingale Publishers, or if you would like a personalized signed copy, you can order from my Etsy shop.  And if you make your own Treasured quilt, I would love to see it!!  You can share your quilts with me on social media using hashtag #happyquiltingwithmc and #fastandfunlapquilts and tag me @happyquiltingmc or you can email me a picture at happyquiltingmelissa@gmail.com.   


And speaking of making a Treasured Quilt, my amazing friends at Fat Quarter Shop have made up their own Treasured Quilt using Zinnia by April Rosenthal for Moda.    Isn't that just so fun to see it done up so bright and happy!!  And I love how they flipped the sides of the blocks to make it their own ;)   It is such a happy finish!!    You can see all the details at The Jolly Jabber!!  


And while you are visiting Fat Quarter Shop at The Jolly Jabber be sure to enter their giveaway. My wonderful friends are sharing a  Zinnia Layer Cake (which is super awesome as it doesn't release until next month!!) with one lucky reader!!!  How fun is that, you can make a super happy Treasured quilt as well!!!  You can enter the giveaway at the Jolly Jabber.  




And that is it for today, thanks for popping in for Week 9of the Fast & Fun Lap Quilts book!

I am just so happy to share this Treasured quilt and be sure to pop back in on Saturday when I will share a second version of the quilt.  

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day! 

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!!

 It's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!! Let's have some fun :)

First, we are going to announce the winners of last week's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway!!  

The winner of the Autumn Gatherings Layer Cake from   Olie and Evie  is . . . #260   . . . Congrats to  kimbersul!!!  I have messaged you :)

 
   

And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Happy Quilting!!!  Yup, little ole me today ;)  Since this is the last week of my Fast & Fun Lap Quilts book tour, I thought it would be fun to end the tour how we started it . . . So  I am giving not one, but two signed copies of my book to 2 lucky winners!!!    




You have two entry chances here, the second being optional, and please leave a separate comment for each.  All Entries are welcome, just leave an email address if you are a no-reply blogger ;)  

ENTRY 1 - Simply leave a comment telling me what have you done this week that was just fun ;) 
 
 ENTRY 2 - Show your Happy Quilting love. You can follow Happy Quilting on Bloglovin, or Email Updates, to get daily updates. (see on right side of blog)  Or you can like Happy Quilting on InstagramFacebook, or Pinterest   Any one way will do . . . Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Happy Quilting Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, December 6th, 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 28, 2022

Sugar Pop N Change Quilt - With a Free PDF Pattern!!

Just a quick reminder - Everything in my ETSY Shop (including my new Fast & Fun Lap Quilts Book)  is 25% off , just in case you missed it with all the hustle and bustle of the Holiday Weekend :)

And with that . . .

Let's get to today's post. I am thrilled to be sharing this brand new Sugar Pop N Change quilt as well as a Free PDF Pattern for it!!! This quilt features the With A Flourish by Simple Simon and Company and is 2 1/2" Strip friendly, so you can grab a Rolie Polie/Jelly Roll and get stitching!!! .

Sugar Pop N' Change was one of the first tutorials I ever made, and it has always been a super popular one. I have been thinking of remaking it for some time, and when I saw With A Flourish, I knew it would be the perfect fabric line for this coin stacking quilt. I just love the happy vibrant colors, and the prints are just so great, from the delicate florals, to the awesome geometric and lines, it just makes for a stunning quilt!!!


The Sugar Pop N Change quilt is made with super basic piecing. You just make a stack of "coins" and then sash them. It goes together super fast and makes for a super fun geometric pattern that has lots of movement thanks to the rotation of the blocks. I just loved whipping it up :) And I actually made this quilt in a larger size than the original, and added lots and lots of size options in the Sugar Pop N Change PDF so you can make from a Baby Size to a King Size.

This quilt is such a fun way to show off so many pretty prints. And I loved that there was only 1 print that had a green background, that made it easy to pull it out and use it as the binding. It is the perfect way to finish it all up. And of course, the Riley White background just makes all of those happy colors pop. Where the "background" in this quilt is made of pretty skinny strips, I recommend using a solid or a basic that reads as one color, that way it really stands out against all those prints.

And as I mentioned, there is also a free PDF Download of this pattern and I included 6 size options, without any quilt math. The quilt I showed is the Lap size, and I have also made the baby size, and have plans to make a Picnic Size next :) To get the FREE PDF Sugar Pop N Change Pattern Download, just click here and download it ;)

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And when it came time to quilt mine, I wanted to keep that floral vine feel, so I quilted all over loose feathers. This is such a fun design to quilt, and I love that it is not quite as dense so it will make it a great lap size quilt to snuggle up in ;) Sometimes it is just fun to keep it a little softer. And I used good ol' 402 Pearl So Fine for the perfect blending in white and the prints :)

And that is my Sugar Pop N Change quilt!! I hope you have enjoyed this post. Oh, and if you make your own Sugar Pop N Change quilt, I would love to it!!! you can share your quilts in any size with me on social media using hashtags #happyquiltingwithmc and #rileyblakedesigns and tagging @happyquiltingmc or email me a picture at happyquiltingmelissa@gmail.com. I can't wait to see your Sugar Pop N Change quilts!!!

Thank you so much for popping in and sharing this quilt with me :)

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


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Saturday, November 26, 2022

Puzzle Box - Fast & Fun Lap Quilts

It's Week 8 of my Fast & Fun Lap Quilts Book Tour and today I am sharing a second version of the Puzzle Box quilt! And this week, it is all about Basics!!! Have you ever made a quilt completely from basics??  It is oh so much fun, and the best part is, you have lots and lots of colors to play with ;)


For this version of Puzzle Box, I was really trying to show how you can make Basics Fabric Collections jut shine.  I know we don't always think about making an entire quilt from the same basic, but they look just amazing.   It can be more difficult to find a "Layer Cake" of basics, but there are some, and you can always make your own :)  And like I said, the thing I love most about basics, is the vast color selection.  


And you can use the same basic for the background.  I choose to use Blossom Basics by Christopher Thompson for Riley Blake Designs.  I just love the little pop the white flower adds to each print.  I choose 32 different colors, and then had so much fun pairing them for each block.  And of course, the Blossom Black Background just makes all of those colors so happy and vibrant!!!  And you have to love the scrappy binding in all of the colors, it is just so fun!!!  Puzzle Box finishes at 62" x 62" so it is a great size for any occasion ;)   

Since I custom quilted all the quilts in the Fast & Fun Lap Quilts  I thought it would be fun to do all over designs for these second versions.   For this Puzzle Box quilt, I quilted an all over echoed loop de loop.   It is such a fun design to quilt.  I just quilt a single loop design, and then when I get to the end, before rolling the quilt, I echo what I just quilted and cross over the lines whenever I feel like it to give it a fun ribbon look.   And for the black backgrounds and happy bright prints, I am all about a medium grey thread to blend with it all ;)  


And that is another Puzzle Box quilt, the eighth lap quilt in my new Fast & Fun Lap Quilts book !  You can find the Fast & Fun Lap Quilts book in your local or online quilt shops,  Martingale Publishers, or if you would like a personalized signed copy, you can order from my Etsy shop.  And if you make your own Puzzle Box quilt, I would love to see it!!  You can share your quilts with me on social media using hashtag #happyquiltingwithmc and #fastandfunlapquilts and tag me @happyquiltingmc or you can email me a picture at happyquiltingmelissa@gmail.com.   


Thanks so much for popping in for another Fast & Fun Lap Quilts book day of fun.    And if you haven't had a chance to enter Pat's Fast & Fun Lap Quilts Giveaway for a copy of Fast & Fun Lap Quilts so you can make your own Puzzle Box quilt, be sure and pop on over and enter.  



I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!   

And just a reminder . . . If you haven't gotten a copy of Fast & Fun Lap Quilts book, you can get it on sale this weekend along with 25% off everything in my shop ;)  Happy Quilting!!! 

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Friday, November 25, 2022

Happy Shopping Weekend!!!!

 We'll It's the biggest shopping weekend of the year, and Happy Quilting is joining in with a Shop-wide Sale !!!   From today until Cyber Monday, everting in the Happy Quilting Etsy Store is  

25% off !!!  

And as a Special Bonus, if you order three or more patterns, you will receive a free pattern.  Just leave me a note of which pattern you would like free in the comments of your order and I will get it to you directly :)

No Coupon necessary for the sale, prices are marked down automatically :)

So pop over to my  Etsy Store  for some Happy shopping!!!




And while your doing some fun quilty shopping, be sure to check out all of these amazing deals from my fantastic sponsors!!!


Fat Quarter Shop is offering 20% off store-wide for 2 days only!!!  No coupon necessary :)  They are also have multiple amazing Flash Sales and Free Gifts with qualifying purchases!!!





Green Fairy Quilts has some spectacular pre-cut deals for this weekend.  For Black Friday All Layer Cakes are marked down 40-70% off!!!  No coupon necessary. 





LouLou's Fabric Shop  is offering 20% off your entire order!!!  Just use coupon code "Thankyou" :)  Code will be valid today through Nov 30th. 






Olie and Evie  is offering 15% off your entire order!!!  No coupon necessary :)  So much fun shopping!!




AccuQuilt has up to 25% off with coupon code FRIDAY25 making some deals up to 55% off with their already amazing sales.  







Happy Quilting and Shopping!!!!!


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Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Puzzle Box - Fast & Fun Lap Quilts Book Tour

It's Week 8 of my Fast & Fun Lap Quilts Book Tour and today I am sharing the Puzzle Box quilt! And don't be intimidated by the "interlocking" of this quilt, it really goes together super quick and easy with just basic piecing.  And I love how rotating the blocks of this one creates a whole new secondary design, just so fun!!!    And you have to love the scrappy binding to finish it all off, so cute!!!


Here is the introduction I wrote about Puzzle Box in the Fast & Fun Lap Quilts Book.  "Puzzle Box is a fantastic interlocking geometric design that keeps your eyes moving.  It was inspired by a small metal brain puzzle that my kids were obsessed with while camping.  The quilt looks a little complex, but with basic piecing it's a snap.  Puzzle Box makes for a modern finish that's perfect for any occasion.  And just in case you need to make a quilt for a man cave, this design is a good choice for a more masculine quilt."


When writing this book, I tried to give you all of the tips and trick that I would share if I were teaching a quilting class.  This is my favorite tip from the Puzzle Box quilt.  I know, we all (myself included) have walked into our local quilt shop and say we want to make the quilt just the way it is pictured :)  But there is so much fun and joy and mixing up your fabrics, including doing something other than a solid for the background.   That's why I keep sharing the second versions of the quilts, so you can see how much changing out the background fabric and prints changes the whole look of the quilt ;)  So don't be afraid to make it your own.  


Puzzle Box was made using Morning Light fabrics by Linzee Kull McCray for Moda Fabrics.  All the quilts in Fast and Fun Lap Quilts are made with 1 Layer Cake/10" Stacker and a background fabric.   You will use 33 of the 10" squares for this quilt.  This quilt finishes at 62" x 62", making it great square lap size quilt.    


I had so much fun custom quilting each of the quilts in Fast & Fun Lap Quilts .  For this Puzzle Box quilt, I quilted simple meandering in framed boxes in the background.  I love the way it echoes the design of the quilt.  Then in the Prints I just did a few simple straight lines to echo the square.   I used 402 So Fine thread to blend perfectly into the white background and all of the prints.   What can I say, it was my go to thread for this book ;) 


And that is my Puzzle Box quilt, the eighth lap quilt in my new Fast & Fun Lap Quilts book !  You can find the Fast & Fun Lap Quilts book in your local or online quilt shops,  Martingale Publishers, or if you would like a personalized signed copy, you can order from my Etsy shop.  And if you make your own Puzzle Box quilt, I would love to see it!!  You can share your quilts with me on social media using hashtag #happyquiltingwithmc and #fastandfunlapquilts and tag me @happyquiltingmc or you can email me a picture at happyquiltingmelissa@gmail.com.   


And speaking of making a Puzzle Box Quilt, my amazing friend Pat Sloan has made up her own Puzzle Box Quilt using Adel in Winter by Sandy Gervais for Moda.    Isn't that just so fun to see it done up as a Christmas Quilt!!  I totally have to make one now ;)   It is an absolutely stunning finish!!    You can see all the details at Pat's Blog, I Love To Make Quilts!!  


And while you are visiting Pat at I Love To Make Quilts be sure to enter her giveaway. She is sharing a copy of Fast & Fun Lap Quilts with one lucky reader!!!  How fun is that, You can enter the giveaway at her Blog.  






And that is it for today, thanks for popping in for Week 8 of the Fast & Fun Lap Quilts book!

I am just so happy to share this Puzzle Box quilt and be sure to pop back in on Saturday when I will share a second version of the quilt.  

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day! 

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!!

 It's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!! Let's have some fun :)

First, we are going to announce the winners of last week's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway!!  

The winner of the Pick any 2 Lou Lou  Bundles  from   Lou Lou's Fabric Shop  is . . . #60   . . . Congrats to  Sewgirl!!!  I have messaged you :)

     
  

And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Olie and Evie.  Rhonda's shop is so fun and full of so much amazing quilting goodness!!!!  Of course, there is the amazing fabric shop we all know and love along with longarm quiltinggift certificatespreorders!!   And right now, You can save 15% off your Entire Order, No coupon necessary :)     So much fun shopping ;) 
And in celebration of my new Fast & Fun Lap Quilts Book,  Olie and Evie  is giving one lucky winner a brand new Autumn Gatherings Layer Cake by Primitive Gatherings for Moda!!!    How perfect is that for this week of Thanksgiving!!!)  


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 you will be Gathering with for the Holiday's??)

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Olie and Evie love.   You can follow them on  FacebookInstagram  or Pinterest or you can visit The Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Olie and Evie Love!!!

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