Saturday, July 13, 2024

Vintage Sunburst QAL - Month 7

 It's Month 7 of the  Vintage Sunburst Quilt Along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop and I am just loving this whole new chain piecing - paper piecing vibe I've got going!!      So here is this month's share for the Vintage Sunburst Quilt  



I added all of the borders to the  8" Vintage Sunburst Paper Piecing  blocks and then added a stitch and flip corner in the matching Blossom Basics warm tones :)   Didn't they turn out just so cute!!!  I can't wait to see the little diamonds they create when we sew the blocks together!!



This month I also got some chain stitching - paper piecing going with the  12" Paper Piecing Pads and the  Blossom Basics, in cool tones :)  I finished Step 1 for all of the rest of my large blocks, and even got the pieces pressed and trimmed so they are ready to add on the next background piece!!    My plan is to finish all of the paper piecing in August, then hopefully make the blocks in September.   October will be making the quilt top and November quilting it!!  And it will be all finished in time for Christmas ;) 


  The free pattern for this Quilt Along can be found right here ;)  And of course, along the way I need to get back to my  leaders and enders now that I have cool scraps as well.   I am thinking I might piece this into the backing of the quilt, what do you think???


So do you want to work on your paper piecing skills as well??  Pop over the the Vintage Sunburst Quilt Along page to get all of the details and join me in some paper piecing fun :)  

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Thursday, July 11, 2024

Growing Stars - Fons & Porter Magazine

Today I am so super excited to share some secret finishes that I made earlier this year!!  I had so much fun making these little baby quilts in their simple piecing goodness :)   These are Growing Stars and I hope they will be just perfect for a little growing one in your life!!!  


Growing Stars can be found in the Fons & Porter Quick + Easy Quilts Double Issue that is now available at all places quilt magazines are sold :)   The theme for this issue is "Training Camp".  When I read camp it just got me thinking about how many campouts we went on when our kids were just little.  We used to love cuddling up in blankets and looking up at the stars.   And my littles are no longer little, but we still like to look up at the stars and cuddle up :)  So ya, you can see where the Growing Star design inspiration came from!!!   


And you will still get lots of "training" making Easy No-Waste Flying Geese that just keep getting bigger and bigger!! Growing Stars finishes at 48" x 48" so it is a great size for baby, and yet will still be big enough to grow with them into toddler stage :)   You are going to love making this quilt!!     And of course, I had to make an "All-Boy version" using Moda Grunge . . .



As well as an All Girl version using Moda Flow.   Both are such great nuetrals for making your quilts just pop with lots of color variations while still keeping it monochromatic ;)  And this quilt would also make an excellent wall hanging over a crib in the nursery.   Talk about a Growing Star!!!!   


When it came time to quilt mine, I decided on all over echoed Paisleys on the All Girl version and an all over echoed Swirl on the All Boy version.  I don't know why, but to me, Swirls just seem more masculine while paisleys seem more feminine.  It just fit :)   And both add so much yummy texture!!   

 

And those are my Growing Stars Quilts!!!    I hope you like them as much as I do.   And if you make your own, I would love to see them!!!   You can email me a picture at happyquiltingmelissa@gmail.com or add it to social media with  #happyquiltingwithmc ;)  I can't wait to see your Growing Stars Quilts!!!

 

 Thanks for popping in and sharing these finishes with me!!

I hope that you have a very Happy Quilting Day :) 

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Tuesday, July 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's TTGD ;) 

And the winner of the  Best of Ombre Confetti Metallic Bundle from Fat Quarter Shop is . . .#214 . . .
Congrats laurasublettegree!!!  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 Cherry Picked Bundle, isn't it just so great!!!   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 Popcorn or Chips??  

 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, July 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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Monday, July 8, 2024

June Sew Sampler!!!

Well summer is just flying by as per usual.   But at least I get to stop and enjoy my  Sew Sampler Box for last month.  The theme was The Sweetest Peach for June and it is just such an awesome month of quilty goodness!!!  I just squealed with delight when I opened it :)  


I was so excited for this Jelly & Jam Honey Bun by Fig Tree Quilts for Moda.   I just love Fig Tree Fabrics, the colors are just so happy and the prints are so vintage!!   Just such a pretty combo.   And how fun is that Peach Preserve Quilt Pattern!!!   Anything with 1 1/2" strips is just so much fun to make!! 


And the notions for this month are just awesome!!!   I always love a new ruler, (I like to collect them on my peg board) and this 60 Degree Tiny Diamon Ruler is just so cute!!!   I made this Vintage Windmill quilt with Krista Moser's 60 Degree Diamond Ruler, so the Tiny one will just be that much more fun!!!   And I am so excited for the Little House Glass Head Pins!!!  I love my Glass Head pins and both of my sets got misplaced on the cruise, so I am just thrilled to have these to replace them ;)    And always yes to Schmetz Needles!!!   



And a new month means another Pieceful Basket block.    I am going outside the box for me and using a Kona Lime Background, and a Milk and Honey bundle ,  Isn't this little Nine Patch Block resting in a basket  just so happy!!! 



And that is June Sew Sampler Box.

  And with the way this summer is going, all I have to do is blink and the July one will be arriving at my door ;)  Gotta love Crazy Busy ;)  

Happy Quilting!!! 
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Saturday, July 6, 2024

Moonbeams Quilt Along - Release 5 - Tree of Life Blocks

Yesterday was the fifth 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 :)  This is the last set of blocks to be released and they are the  Tree of Life Blocks.   And how great are these blocks!!!  So many fun Half Square Triangles ;)  


I am using Imaginary Flowers for by Gingiber for my blocks.   I am just loving how all the prints pop on that beautiful navy background :)   And there are still some  Moonbeams Quilt Kit and Backing Set featuring Strawberry Lemonade Fabrics by Sherri and Chelsi for Moda Fabrics available, just in case you still want to jump in with this super fun QAL ;)     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 we are only on month 3,  Fat Quarter Shop's annual charity QAL has almost raised over $30,000!!!  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 Tree of Life Blocks for lots more Moonbeams Inspiration!!! 

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

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


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Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!

**Just a quick Reminder . . . Today is the last day to get my New Happy Quilting Patterns on Sale!!  

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

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

And the winner of the $50 Gift Card from Stitchin' Heaven   is . . .#309 . . .
Congrats Julie Christensen Barnes!!!  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 Confetti Cottons Basics are on sale.  Also, By Annie Notions are on sale for the Notion,   and all  Elizabeth Hartman  Patterns  are on sale for the Pattern.   Save 20% off of all of them for the whole month of July!!  So great ;)   


And for today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway  Fat Quarter Shop is giving away this beautiful Best of Ombre Confetti Metallic Fat Quarter Bundle by V and Co. for Moda!!!   I just love working with Ombre Fabrics and now a super lucky someone will get to play with them too :)
 



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 quilt using Ombre before, and if so, what 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, July 9th  when I will announce a winner at the beginning of the 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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Saturday, June 29, 2024

Petal Pop and more Happy Quilting Patterns!!

 Thank you so much for all of the pattern love you have shared with me!!!  I am so glad that you are loving the 3 new Happy Quilting patterns I have shared this week!! Along with the three new patterns, 3 of my original Happy Quilting Patterns have also gotten a Make-over!!!  They are still filled with full color - wonderful illustrations to guide you along each step of the way but now have the benefit of 10 years of writting patterns :)         



 I so wish I had time to "re-make" each of these quilts as I Re-Release the patterns . . . but as you can see, things are a little busy at Happy Quilting, tee hee hee.   But, I really wanted to make a new Petal Pop quilt as I changed up the pattern a bit.   So here is the new Petal Pop!!! 


This version of Petal Pop is made with the gorgeous Kindred Fabrics by 1Canoe2 for Moda that is releasing any day now!!!   I just love the beautiful spring colors and stunning florals of this line, it was perfect for making my petals just pop!!!   I actually have had the quilt done for a bit and taught it in Texas in May, It just took a little longer to get all of the patterns ready to go ;) 


I had so much fun custom quilting this version of Petal Pop    The original Petal Pop was done for a magazine and it was before I had a longarm and I sent it out to be quilted.   So I was super excited to  tackle this monster sized quilt.   I did loose feathers in the background, daisies in the center, figure 8's down the sides, and feathers in the petals.  I think it just came together so beautifully and I love all of the yummy texture!! 


Petal Pop is made with a cool pieced log cabin technique. Trust me, the block isn't necessarily where you think it is, but it is way easier than it looks.     It is a great quilt for beginners and experts alike and   really is such a fun quilt to make.  And as you can see, you wind up with a fantastic finish  :)  


And that is my new Petal Pop quilt and Re-Released Pattern!!! Again, you still get all of the things you loved about Happy Quilting Patterns with this new Re-Releases and then some added technical writting goodness that I have picked up over the years.  
    

So are you ready to get Happy Quilting???  Pop over to my Etsy Shop, to pick up your Patterns.   Again, all 6 new PDF Patterns are just $5.50, and the 6 new Paper Patterns are $7.00,  until July 2nd :)     Always good to save on shipping!!   And if you are looking at making Blossoming Stars or Flower Child, be sure and pick up your Modified Drunkards Path template set as well for all of that awesome curved piecing!




 And when you finish your  Happy Quilting Quilts I would love to see them!!!  You can email me a picture at happyquiltingmelissa@gmail.com or add it to social media with  #happyquiltingwithmc ;)  I can't wait to see your Happy Quilting Quilts!!!

Thanks again for all of the New Pattern Love!!! I can't wait to share the new Happy Quilting Patterns that are in the works . . .Coming Soon(ish) :)

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

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Friday, June 28, 2024

A New Happy Quilting Pattern : Butterfly Whirl!!!

It's another new Happy Quilting Pattern and Quilt!!!   Here is Butterfly Whirl!!! And oh, I am just thrilled to be sharing this quilt.  This has been on my mind since clear back here in 2015 when I made the original namesake for Quilt Con.  I loved the layout but wanted to see actual pieced butterflies!!!  So ya, it was a long time coming, but I think it was totally worth the wait.  Isn't it just so pretty!!


The  Butterfly Whirl Pattern can be found in my Etsy Shop in both a Paper version as well as a PDF version.  And it is on Special for it's release with PDF Patterns at $5.50 and the Paper Patterns are $7.00!  The patterns are full color and the paper version is in book format.  


 Butterfly Whirl is great for beginners and experts alike.   The butterflies are all traditionally pieced with lovely nested Stitch and Flip goodness.  So no paper piecing.   And once all your butterflies are pieced, the pattern walks you through step by step of how to put them into the "whirl".   It really is so fun to see it come together :)   And because of the layout, this is my first Happy Quilting Pattern without size options.   Just one size fits all for this one, 84" x 84".   The math just wouldn't math any other way :)  


This version of  Butterfly Whirl is made with a Willow Layer Cake by One Canoe Two for Moda.  I just love these gorgeous soft colors and beautiful prints.   It is just perfect for these dainty butterflies!!     The quilt is Layer Cake Friendly, so you can grab a stack and get cutting!!!  And if you choose the optional scrappy binding as shown, you will use up every last bit of your layer cake, so great :)   Don't you just love a scrappy binding, just so fun!  


I quilted this version of  Butterfly Whirl with a giant swirl that got bigger as the butterflies got bigger.  This meant I quilted on my domestic machine and man I haven't done that in a while.   Basting this quilt was a total throwback.   But I just love the way the swirl emphasizes the "whirl" of the design.  I will say, I wish I would have made the transitions a little less dramatic, but ah well.  I still love it!! 


And that is my new  Butterfly Whirl quilt and Pattern!!!    And I am just so loving it!!!  I just know you are going to love making your own as well ;)   And of course,  if you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to reach out to me ;)  And when you make your Butterfly Whirl Quilts I would love to see them!!!  You can email me a picture at happyquiltingmelissa@gmail.com or add it to social media with  #happyquiltingwithmc ;)  I can't wait to see your Quilts!!!


So are you ready to start making your Butterfly Whirl Quilts???  Pop over to my Etsy Shop, to pick up your Patterns.   Again, PDF Patterns are just $5.50, the Paper Patterns are $7.00,  until July 2nd :)    And while you are there, check out these other newly released and re-released patterns that are also on the same special ;)  Always good to save on shipping!! 




Thanks for popping in today and sharing this new finish with me. I still have another new finish to share tomorrow so keep popping back in :)  

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

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