Monday, June 17, 2024

How They Shine in Prairie Christmas!!!

Today I am super excited to be sharing this beautiful quilt finish with you featuring the charming Prairie Christmas Collection by Amanda Corcoran for Poppie Cotton!! I just love Poppie Cotton's collections, and am always so happy to sew with them.   I am just loving quilts with dark backgrounds , and I was super excited to make a How They Shine quilt to see how those stars just shine on a dark background.  Isn't it just so fun!!! 

This How They Shine Quilt  is so much fun to make and it is Fat Quarter Friendly so you can just grab a bundle and add your background fabric. I used Blue Ribbon Dark Blue Country Confetti for my background fabric and it truly is becoming an all time favorite background :)  (I have plans to use it a few more times in some future quilts, it's just so pretty!!)    I just love how it makes all of those charming  Prairie Christmas  prints just pop!! 

And while this might look a little difficult, it truly is a great beginner quilt with basic quilting techniques.   The stars are actually made with Stitch and Flip corners, so no flying geese in this one.  But it is a great quilt for learning all the little tricks for lining up points.  And my favorite thing about this pattern is the secondary designs created int he corners of the blocks because of the alternate fabric layouts.  Aren't those double diamonds just so great!!! 

And here I have to thank my amazing MIL Barbara.  I have been crazy busy, so Barbara did the quilting and piecing on this one for me :)  She quilted an all over curly swirl and it is just so pretty adding all of those curves with he straight piecing.     And I just love how the 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 How They Shine 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 queen size ;)   And again, it is an amazing pattern if, (like probably most of us) you have lots and lots of fat quarters that need some busting!! 

And that is my How They Shine Quilt! I hope you have enjoyed this post and consider making your own How They Shine 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 #howtheyshinequilt and tagging @happyquiltingmc or email me a picture at I can't wait to see your How They Shine 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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1 comment:

  1. I ordered my pattern this morning and was just notified that it shipped! Thank you, Melissa. Now, let me find the perfect fabrics for this pattern. Star blocks are my favorites and this pattern lets the star ''pop''. Can't wait to create. Thank you again for another fantastic pattern.


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