Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!!

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

First we need to pick a winner from last week ;)  

The winner of the $25.00 Gift Certificate  from Lou Lou's Fabric Shop  is . . .# . .  .  Congrats  suegale !     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 Green Fairy Quilts is currently having an  Amazing Charm Pack Sale with 40 -50% off as well as a Quilt Kit Sale with 30-50% off!!!  This includes the Vintage Stitching Kit I just shared last week, so great!!!  

And for today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway, Green Fairy Quilts will be giving one lucky reader a brand new Flirtation Layer cake by Zen Chic for Moda!!!  This is such a gorgeous fabric line with beautiful prints and vibrant colors!!!!  

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 prefer Gold or Silver?? 

 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, April 23rd, 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, April 15, 2024

Piece and Quilt Sampler QAL - Month 1

It's Month 1 of the  Piece and Quilt Sampler Quilt Along and I am just so excited to share my first set of blocks!!!  Thanks to Fat Quarter Shop for hosting this awesome quilt along from the Celebrate with Quilts book!! And here is the month 1 finish, so fun :)   


I am making my Piece and Quilt Sampler in a diagonal Rainbow of Ombre goodness. (see plan here)  That just means some of the blocks might look a little weird color wise, but it is going to be so incredible when it all comes together.  So this month we started with 12 of the 3" Shoo Fly blocks.   Aren't they so fun and tiny, so cute!!! 


And then, it was on to the Dandy Star block.   And yes, I was so in the habit of making 3" blocks, I made my Dandy Star block 3" as well and went to put it in the big block and realized something was amiss.    But it's so cute, I don't mind adding it to my orphan block box.  It will just be an adorable pop in an orphan quilt ;)   And after making the 3" Dandy Star, making the 6" version was a breeze.  It went together in no time at all.   


So are you going to quilt along with the Piece and Quilt Fun???  It's going to be such a fun QAL!  Oh, and once you are done your blocks, Be sure to share your Piece and Quilt Sampler progress on social media with #PieceAndQuiltSamplerQAL and check out Fat Quarter Shops post for Month 1   for lots more Celebrate with Quilts Inspiration!!!   

And that's it for Month 1 - 3" Shoo Fly and 6" Dandy Star Blocks in the Piece and Quilt Sampler Quilt Along!!!!      

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


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Friday, April 12, 2024

Vintage Stitches Quilt

  It's always a fun day when I get to share some secret sewing!! I was thrilled when my good friends at Moda Fabrics asked if I would make the Vintage Stitching Quilt by Heather Briggs featuring her new Flower Girls Fabrics!!! And of course, I said yes, I mean, how can you not want to stitch up these vintage roses, so fun!!!!  

I had oh so much fun making this quilt!!!   I just loved how seemed like I was cross stitching a quilt :)  And all of this is basic piecing, but as you can see, it is a lot of little tiny pieces!!!  I found it super helpful to have my Alphabitties for labeling!!   And stacking up the two separate blocks and chain stitching each row of all the left blocks and then each row in all the right blocks was a huge time saver. 


This is one of those quilts where keeping organized makes all the difference!!   And it turns out just so pretty!!!   And of course, the scalloped corners just adds to the Vintage look of the whole thing ;)  I just love how soft and delicate this quilt is, from the design, to the colors, to the prints, everything is just vintage goodness!!!      It finishes at 60" x 78" so it is a great size to have as a throw on a couch or hang on a wall.  

And when it came time to quilt it, I decided on all over Curly Q.   I love how it just adds so many curves to all of the straight piecing.   And it adds so much soft texture to this already, super soft quilt.   Just love it!!  

And now this Vintage Stitching quilt is off visiting lots of quilt shops hopefully bringing some Vintage goodness wherever it travels :)  So I will have to wait for it to arrive back home, (I think this would make the prettiest wedding quilt!!)  But you don't have to wait!!! Flower Girl Fabrics  are shipping now and Fat Quarter Shop has a Vintage Stitching Quilt Kit available !!  (and guess who's quilt that is in the picture, I know I'm silly, but it just makes me smile ;)  Now you can whip up your own Vintage Stitches Quilt  too!!!   


I know you are just going to have so much fun making your own ;)   It really is just the touch of spring that so need after all the snow ;)   And it makes such a gorgeous finish that would be a lovely gift or treasured keepsake.  



And that is it for today !!

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

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Dizzy Days Irish Chain in Nature Sings!!!

 Today I am thrilled to be sharing my newest quilt finish with you featuring the gorgeous Nature Sings Fabric Collection by Lori Woods!! I just love Poppie Cotton's collections, and am always so happy to sew with them.   As soon as these prints arrived at my house I knew just what I wanted to make with them!!!  I have had a Dizzy Days Irish Chain quilt with a dark background on my "to make soon" list ever since I finished the pattern, and I knew this collection would be just perfect for it!!! 


This  Dizzy Days Irish Chain quilt  is so much fun to make and it is Pre-cut friendly as well as Scrappy friendly.    All you need is to add some background fabric. I used Blue Ribbon Dark Blue Country Confetti for my background fabric and I just love how it  makes all of those beautiful prints and colors just pop :)   And the pattern also has  option for a scrappy binding, which is always my favorite.  How fun are those pops of colors around the edge!!! 

And while this might look a little crazy, it truly is a great beginner quilt with basic quilting techniques.   You are making a "Single Irish Chain" quilt, but with a twist as all of the "chain pieces" are different sizes.    And the fun thing is, the random layout of the blocks means no two quilts will look alike.  your quilt will be your own original Chain of Scrappy Goodness.  

And when it came time to quilt mine, I opted for all over echoed meander.  I love how this gives the look of a twisting path weaving through the quilt.   Perfect for our Nature Sings quilt ;)   And I just love how my navy thread pops on all of those pretty prints!!   So great.  

 And like all of my Happy Quilting patterns, the the nice thing is, the Dizzy Days Irish Chain Pattern has multiple size options, so you can make whatever size you like. This is the twin size, but you can make it from a baby size all the way to a king size ;)   And again, it is an amazing pattern if you need to do some scrap busting!!  I already plan to make it again in scrappy reds and greens for a Christmas quilt ;) 

And that is my Dizzy Days Irish Chain Quilt! I hope you have enjoyed this post and consider making your own Dizzy Days Irish Chain Quilt!!! And if you do, I would love to see them! You can share your projects with me on social media with the hashtags  #happyquiltingwithmc and #dizzydaysirishchainquilt and tagging @happyquiltingmc or email me a picture at happyquiltingmelissa@gmail.com. I can't wait to see your Dizzy Days Irish Chain Quilts!!

Thank you so much for popping by and sharing this finish with me and thank you to my wonderful friends at Poppie Cotton for always letting me play with their gorgeous fabrics!!! 

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

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!!

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

First we need to pick a winner from last week ;)  

The winner of the Desert Art Gallery Showcase Fat Quarter Bundle  from Fat Quarter Shop  is . . .# 10. .  .  Congrtas Amanda!     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!  I love this new Camp Vibes Bundle, isn't it just so happy and springy!!!   And be sure to also check out all of Lou Lou's  Amazing Sale with over 2000 items at fabulous prices!!!    Such Fun Shopping :)  


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 Camping or Hoteling??  

 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, April 16th, 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, April 5, 2024

Moonbeams Quilt Along - Release 2 - Ohio Star Blocks

 Today is the second  block release of the Moonbeams Quilt Along and I am just so excited!  This is Fat Quarter Shop's 11th Annual Charity Quilt Along and they are always my favorite :)  The 1st Friday of each month will be a new release for blocks and today are the Ohio Star Blocks.   And how fun are these blocks!!!  They could make a quilt all on their own ;)  


I am using Imaginary Flowers for by Gingiber for my blocks.   I just love how bold these prints are and I think they are going to make for a super chic Moonbeams quilt!!   And of course, If you want your Moonbeams Quilt to be just like the original (and don't want to wait for the pattern releases :)   there is a  Moonbeams Quilt Kit and Backing Set featuring Strawberry Lemonade Fabrics by Sherri and Chelsi for Moda Fabrics.    But of course, this quilt will look amazing in any fabrics you choose.  You can find the Fabric Requirements for the Moonbeams Quilt Along here!!! 


So are you joining in with the Moonbeams Quilt Along fun???   You can download the block pattern right here and it is requested for each pattern you download to donate $10.00  to the Make a Wish Foundation :)  And I am super excited to say that even though it has just started,  Fat Quarter Shop's annual charity QAL has already raised over $17,000!!!  The goal is $100,000 which will allow for 16 wishes to be granted.  How awesome is that!!!  And Moda Fabrics and Fat Quarter Shop have joined to match up to $30,000 :)  So many amazing wishes :)  


Be sure to share all of your Moonbeams progress on social media with #moonbeamsqal and check out Fat Quarter Shops post for the Ohio Star Blocks for lots more Moonbeams Inspiration!!! 

And that's it for the Second Release in the Moonbeams Quilt Along!!!!      

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


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Thursday, April 4, 2024

GO! Scrappy Little Diamond Quilt and Free Pattern!!!

 I am so excited to share a new finish today!!! Isn't it just so happy making!!!   I have made lots of variations on Log Cabin quilts, and lots and lots of Log Cabin Blocks, but never a true "Log Cabin Quilt".  Until now . . .here is my Scrappy Little Diamond Quilt!!!!      And there is a free PDF Pattern that you can download right here :) 

The Scrappy Little Diamond Quilt is made using the AccuQuilt Log Cabin BOB .  This is a great way to really go through your scrap bins.   And since my Red and Pink binds wouldn't shut, I figured they were the perfect color combo for this quilt.  (with a little pop of purple, because ya know, I love purple!!)  Log Cabin Blocks are such a great scrap buster, but I think we avoid them sometimes because cutting a billion 1 1/2" strips is kind of daunting.  But cutting with AccuQuilt is great for cutting up your scraps quick and efficiently  ;)     Scrappy Little Diamond Quilt finishes at 48" x 48" so it is a great baby to lap size quilt.   


Log Cabin blocks are just so much fun to make!!!   I started the centers with my little 1 1/2" purple square and then added pink and red strips moving outward.   And you have endless options for layouts of Log Cabin blocks, but I loved this little Diamond pattern ;)    Below is a list of the dies I used to make these log cabin blocks, you only need the one BOB, and the Binding one is optional ;)   


And when it came time to quilt it, I decided on a loose all over feather design.  I love how it just adds so much curvy goodness to all of those straight lines in the piecing.   And I love all of the texture it adds as well, makes it so snuggly good!! 



And that is my Scrappy Little Diamond Quilt.   I hope you love it as much as I do ;)   Isn't this picture AccuQuilt took of it just so great!!!  I love seeing it styled in a home setting.    And if you want to make your own, you can download the free PDF Scrappy Little Diamond Pattern Here.   And when you are done I would love to see it!!!    You can share a picture on social media with #happyquiltingwithmc and tag me at @happyquiltingmc or you can always email me a picture at happyquiltingmelissa@gmail.com.  I can't wait to see your Scrappy Little Diamond Quilts!!

 

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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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!!

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

First we need to pick a winner from last week ;)  

The winner of the $50.00 Gift Certificate from Stitchin' Heaven  is . . .#118 . . Congrats kwiltgrl217 !     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  and Precuts of the Week!!   You can also save big on the Basics of the Month!!!!     This month Dainty Daisy Basics are on sale.   Also, Triangles on a Roll Products are on sale for the Notion,   and all  Cluck, Cluck, Sew Patterns  are on sale for the Pattern.   Save 20% off of all of them for the whole month of April!!  So great ;)   


And for today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway  Fat Quarter Shop is giving away this to beautiful Desert Art Gallery Showcase Fat Quarter Bundle !!!    Isn't this just gorgeous fabric , it will make someone a very pretty quilt!!! 
 

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 mode of transportation?? 

 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, April 9th 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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