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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