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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

At Least I Have Lots of Binding

Earlier last week, I decided it was high time to get going on my "to be quilted" pile.  I had 7 tops and backings waiting to be made into quilts.   So Monday I quilted  BasiX quilt with some wonderful swirls.  Always a great go to quilting all over design ;)

And things were going swimmingly and the machine was already loaded with red thread, so I figured keep things rolling and on Tuesday I quilted my Snowball Quilt.  I did my all over echoed paisley design on this one, and there is a little video tutorial over here for it if you are interested. 

And then on Wednesday, I figured why not go for three in a row.  So I loaded this little "leftover" quilt (I promise to share more on the name when I post the quilt ;)  and changed the thread out to my favorite 402 Pearl and quilted some all over Loose Feathers that I learned from Rebecca's tutorial.  And I can't wait to share more on this one ;)

And then we hit the Holiday's and all quilting came to a screeching stop.   But 3 wasn't bad, and come Monday, I figured I should keep riding the quilting title wave and load another quilt.   So I loaded my recent finish that will be my newest pattern release  (hopefully pretty soon) and opted for some custom quilting.   But halfway through the first row, I decided I didn't like a part of the custom quilting so out came the seam ripper.   I should have known then that things were spiraling down.   A while later with quilting ripping done, I pushed forward with renewed determination.   I finished the first row and loved it!!!!    Roll the quilt and onto the second row, when Wham!!!  Super Loud Noise and crunch.   I still don't know exactly what happened, but somehow the needle got loose and got caught in the thread guide and bent it right off the frame.  So ya, talk about a screeching stop!!!

A new part is on order, but until it arrives, my quilting roll will have to be put on pause.   At least I have 3 quilts to bind though while I wait for the part to arrive ;)    And I suppose that isn't to shabby.   And that means new quilt finishes to share soon!!!!  

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting (or in my case Binding) day!!!! 
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Friday, December 28, 2018

Jacob's Leftovers Quilt

I have been trying to squeak in a few more finishes before the end of the year, and while I can't show you all of the finishes from the last week, I can share this one.  I call it Jacob's Leftover's and it just makes me smile from ear to ear because it was designed and made up to use up bits and pieces that were leftover from other quilts, hence the name ;) 

So you might recall, but the Clementine quilt I made back here had a really neat setting.  But with that really neat setting came a bunch of rather large leftover triangles.    And I loved the super low volume  feel of them, and didn't want to just relegate them to the scrap drawer.  So I made them into HST's because they always come in handy, right :)   

And then I remembered, I had a whole bunch two patches sitting in a drawer from when I made the little cutting error back here, and was trying not to waste but then couldn't figure out what I wanted to do with the two patches.      So I made the Two Patches into Four Patches and then it hit me.

 Half Square Triangles and Four Patches made me think of this quilt I made last year, and I knew it was the perfect fit.   A Jacob's Ladder for my Leftovers ;)  I even used some leftover yardage for the borders and binding, and as you can see, I had to add a little red in that binding as I ran out of my leftovers.  But I think that just adds a special little pop ;) 

I quilted it with my new favorite all over Loose Feathers.  Seriously, I remember how scared I was to do this for the first time because feathers were so intimidating, now I can't get enough of it.  It is just so fun to quilt and so fast.   Perfect for those last minute quilts you are trying to finish before New Years ;) 

And that is my Jacob's Leftovers.  It finished at 70" square and since this was made from leftovers, I don't really have a purpose for it at this time.   It could be really cute at the family cabin, or maybe a  gift for a wedding.  We'll see  where it ends up, but for now, I am just pleased as punch with the finish and what better way to end out the year than with an all leftovers quilt :)

Thanks for stopping in today and I hope that you all had a very Merry Christmas and are looking forward to a Happy New Year!!!

Linking up this finish to Sarah's and Myra's ;) 
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Saturday, August 27, 2022

Be Fruitful - HQM Quilt 21

It is Week 21 of the Happy Quilting Marathon and exhaustion almost got the best of me today.   I quilted this yesterday and just needed to add the binding, but after fighting a cold all week, I ended up with a migraine today.   And let me tell you, it is hard to bind when you can not see the needle on the machine, tee hee hee.   I am sure in real marathon's, people feel way worse with only 5 miles to go, so I figured I best suck it up, and not trip so close to the end.   And I pushed through and here is Be Fruitful just in the nick of time!!!   

And let me tell you, I am so happy it is done because this is one of my "older" waiting around to be quilted quilts ;)  I actually made the plan for this quilt back in 2019 using the Be Fruitful block from the Goodness Grows Sampler.  I finished the quilt top in April of 2020 and planned to get it quilted right away.  Well . . . two years later and it's done!!! And isn't it just so happy :)  

I used the scraps from my Goodness Grows Sampler to make this Be Fruitful quilt.   And I just love all of Corey Yoder's fabrics and this Sugarcreek line was sure a cute one!!  To make the quilt, I simple made 16 blocks, and then sashing's with stitch and flip cornerstones.   The blocks are 15" finished and the sashings were 3" finished so the quilt ended up being 75" x 75" so it is a great picnic size quilt ;)  

And as I said, I wasn't feeling great (colds are no fun) when I quilted this, so I went for a nice and fast finish with all over loose feathers.   I just love how fun these are to quilt, I just flow all over the quilt with my little arched feathers :)  And you guessed it, 402 for the win on thread choice ;)  

And now this Be Fruitful Quilt is finally all finished and ready to be gifted.  I think this is another one that would make a  lovely wedding or graduation gift.  It's so nice to be getting a stack of these done so I am set for weddings and graduations for a little while now ;)   I can't believe how many of these were just waiting to be quilted, but this one was totally worth the wait!!! 

And that is Quilt #21 - All the Trimmings ;)  21 Down and only 5 more quilts to go in the Happy Quilting Marathon :)   Next week I have hopes to start earlier in the week and not leave it until the very last second, no way can I not finish now :)  

And that is it for today, thanks for popping in to share this finish with me!!! 

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

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Thursday, December 7, 2023

Cherry Tree Lane Quilt and Free PDF Pattern!!!

Hello Quilting Friends!  Today, I am thrilled to be sharing this brand new Cherry Tree Lane quilt as well as a Free PDF Pattern for it!!! This quilt features  Blossom Lane fabrics by Katherine Lenius. I just love all of the beautiful prints in this line!!  It is filled with gorgeous florals, happy doors, fun envelopes, and antique keys.  And the colors just bring a smile to my face, (especially the purples!!!)  And since this quilt is all about Lanes, I came up with this on point design, that has the look of a street grid.  

Cherry Tree Lane is made with a 10″ Stacker of  Blossom Lane.   And yes, Cherry Tree Lane is from Mary Poppins ;)   As soon as I saw these prints, they just reminded me of the whimsey and magic of that childhood favorite.   Especially all of the doors, don't they just look like they belong on the row houses of Cherry Tree Lane!!!   I used the Windows and Knockers prints in cream to frame all of the blocks, and the Keys print for the border.  I just love how the black just sets off al off those gorgeous colors!!! 

The Cherry Tree Lane quilt is a very easy one to make, and great if you want to learn how to sew quilts on point. It is simply just bordering your print squares from your Layer Cake/10" Stacker.  Then you just cross cut a few for setting blocks, and then piecing it all together.  The simple patchwork makes it a super great quilt to whip up for a wedding or similar special occasion.  

The Cherry Tree Lane quilt is a Large Lap/Twin Size and finishes at 76″ x 93″. And as I mentioned, there is a free PDF Download of this pattern, so you can make your own!!! To get the FREE PDF Cherry Tree Lane Download, just click here and download it :)

When it came time to quilt mine I knew I wanted to keep with the "lane idea" and what grows better on British Lanes then Ivy??  So I did my Loose Feathers free motion design that totally looks like ivy climbing the walls. I love all of the movement it gives, and it is a super fast design to do a well, double bonus!!! It will be just perfect to snuggle up in.

And that is my Cherry Tree Lane Quilt !! I hope you have enjoyed this post. Oh, and if you make your own Cherry Tree Lane Quilt, I would love to see it!!! You can share your quilt with me on social media using hashtags #happyquiltingwithmc and tagging @happyquiltingmc or email me a picture at I can’t wait to see your Cherry Tree Lane quilts!!!

Thank you so much for popping in and sharing this finish with me!!!

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

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Monday, November 14, 2022

Hometown 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 Hometown Quilt  by Camille Roskelley featuring her new Dwell Fabrics!!! And of course, I said yes, I mean, how can you not whip up those adorable tulips and houses, so cute!!!!  

I love making Thimble Blossom patterns, they are always so well written, easy to follow, and just fun piecing!  And I truly did have so much fun making up this Hometown Quilt !!!  My favorite was the tulips, just so sweet.  And I love the print Camille chose for the border, it just frames up that navy dot background perfectly. 

And I know it looks like a lot of piecing, but it is all piecing on the larger size, and you can chain piece the house blocks and the tulip blocks, so it truly goes together quite fast.  And wouldn't it just make the perfect wedding present or a new homeowner gift!!!  It finishes at 70" x 80" so it is a great size to snuggle up in or have as a throw on a couch.  

And I had so much fun custom quilting this one!!!   I quilted all over curly q's in the background.   Then on the houses I did scallops on the roof, arches in the windows, and straight lines in the door.  I just love the way it all came together, don't they just look so cozy!!!  

And on the tulips I pulled out all the fun flowy designs.  I did echoed petals on the petals (makes sense :) and loose feathers on the leaves and a wavy line on the stems.  I just love all of the texture this gives the quilt, especially on those petals.  So adorable!!!   I just had a blast quilting this one!!!

And now this quilt is off visiting lots of quilt shops in a whole bunch of hometowns :)  So I will have to wait to snuggle up in it, But you don't have to wait!!!  Dwell Fabrics are shipping now and Fat Quarter Shop has a Hometown Quilt Kit already available !!   So you can whip up your own Hometown Quilt before the end of the year, so great!!!   

I know you are just going to have so much fun making your own ;)   It really is such a fun quilt to make and comes together so easy!!   And then you have such a beautiful finish to show for it!!!!   I am excited for this one to come back because I think it is just going to make such a lovely wedding gift :) 

And that is it for today !!

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

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Sew Sampler Baskets Finish

So after being gone for a week, the first thing I wanted to do when I got back to my sewing machine was finish up this quilt!!!  It went on the long arm the day after I got home, but then had to wait a day or two to be quilted because ya know, laundry and grocery shopping and a few other million things that have to be done when you are gone for a week ;)

But it was so worth the wait!!!  This pattern comes from the monthly Sew Sampler cards designed by Lori Holt for the Fat Quarter Shop.   I really enjoyed making 1 block each month and then when I got to the end of piecing it all together seeing how it all came out.  I originally thought to just use a white background when I started, but decided to use the leftovers of my Roundabout Quilt to make a fun low volume background and I love how it turned out.     It is not often that I make a quilt without a plan, but it sure is fun to just start playing and see what happens.   And the results just make me smile from ear to ear.  

I used Sweetwater's Freedom fabric and I love the colors and prints and as I mentioned especially, all of the great low volumes that really made this quilt shine ;)  As I mentioned this is the same fabric I used for my Roundabout Quilt so ya, I really like it.   And I have already cut up the scraps of these two quilts and have a fun plan to use up the last little bits.

I was originally thinking to quilt this with an all over fireworks design, but I decided the baskets needed something a little "prettier" to go with that feel, but I still wanted to keep it fun, so I decided that the Loose Feathers I tried back here, would be the perfect fit.   And I just love it.  I think that design is easily becoming one of my new favorites!!! 

And I have to say, I just love the scrappy binding!!!!   It was the perfect way to give the repeat effect of that scrappy print border and really finished the quilt off.   Scrappy is always so good!!!

And that is my Sew Sampler Baskets quilt and I just love, love, love it!!!!    And a very special someone just announced their engagement and will be getting married in July and wouldn't this just make the cutest July wedding present ;)  Something fun to snuggle with someone special while watching the fireworks!!

And now, I can't wait to see what the new 2018 pattern will be for the Sew Sampler Box!!!  2017's is officially all wrapped up now, and I am just waiting (not patiently) by the mailbox to see what 2018 will bring.   So excited!!!

Linking up this finish to Amanda's, Sarah's, and Myra's ;) 

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Thursday, February 16, 2023

Pretty Posies in Charmed by Moda Bake Shop!!!

So somehow I totally missed posting this secret project.   It was actually released last year, right about the same time as my Fast & Fun Lap Quilts Book, so I am telling myself that is how I missed it.   But without further ado, here is my Pretty Posies quilt!!!  

Pretty Posies is featured in Charmed by Moda Bake Shop!!!  This fun book is filled with a dozen Charm Pack Friendly projects from amazing Moda Bake Shop Chefs and compiled by Lissa Alexander.  And truly, there are so many great projects in this book, I have added quite a few of them to my "to make" list!!!

When I designed Pretty Posies, I was playing with lots of Stitch and Flip corners and adding layers to see what I could come up with.   I just love hw it came together.  And I sashed the posies on two sides to give them lots of movement, like they are dancing across the quilt.  And because it is made with mostly Stitch and Flip units, it is really easy to make, and  comes together rather quickly!!!!

I used Midnight in the Garden Charm Packs by Sweetfire Road for Moda because I just loved the colors!!!   Those dusty pinks, golds, and blacks just pop off the grey background.   And talk about a chic fabric line, so pretty!!!  .   But truly, you can choose any Charm Packs and Pretty Posies will be just that, pretty!!! 

And for the quilting, I went with a personal favorite, all over loose feathers.  I love how it gives the looks of vines growing in and around the posies.  I used a light grey So Fine thread and it blended wonderfully in the background and the prints.   Just a super pretty finish with a lovely texture.  

And that is Pretty Posies!! I hope you love it as much as I do.  This is the original concept design I submitted ;)     It finishes at 54" x 66" and is made of 30 blocks!!   If  you make your own Pretty Posies quilts, I would love to see them! You can share your quilts with me on social media using hashtags  #happyquiltingwithmc  and tagging @happyquiltingmc or email me a picture at I can't wait to see your Pretty Posies Quilts!!

Thanks for popping in with me today and sharing this long overdue quilt ;)

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

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Thursday, April 14, 2022

Playground Picnic Quilt - HQM Quilt 2

It's Week 2 of the Happy Quilting Marathon and I am excited to share another Happy Quilting Marathon Quilt.   It's Called Playground Picnic and I think these soft muted colors are just perfect for Easter this week!!  And it's also just so perfect for Spring, reminds me of all the pretty flowers just waiting to peak through :)   

This pattern is one of my Happy Quilting patterns and I just love making it.  It really is a fun pattern because of the way it comes together.  And I am happy to say this quilt has only been waiting for a year to be quilted, not to shabby :)    This is the lap size of the pattern and finishes at 60" x 75" so it is a great size to snuggle up with :)  

These fabrics are Poppie Cotton's and I just love working with them.  The hand is just so soft.  This line is called   Goose Creek Gardens  and it it just so pretty.    I just love seeing how you can make a quilt look totally different just by changing the fabric ;)   

I quilted this Playground Picnic quilt with traveling loose feathers.  I love how it just adds to the extra soft feel of this quilt, and I used a loftier batt so it is nice and puffy :)   And like always, good ol' 402 Pearl blended perfectly in all of these light and dark colors, love it!! 

 And now this quilt is happily on the back of my couch for this Spring Season.   It's just so pretty :)  I am just so happy to have this done and have another version of my Playground Picnic quilt.  

And that is Quilt #2 - Sprouts Sprouted ;)  Only 24 more quilts to go in the Happy Quilting Marathon :) 

And that is it for today, thanks for popping in to share this finish with me!!! 
I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!


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Friday, September 16, 2022

Leaves- HQM Quilt 24

  It is Week 24 of the Happy Quilting Marathon and this week I purposely left a small one, because I knew I would be at Garden of Quilts all week and just had Monday to get this done :)   And so that is exactly what I did and now I get to share my adorable finish . . . Leaves!!! 

I fell in love with this quilt the moment I opened it in the May 2021 Sew Sampler Box  and I whipped up the quilt in no time at all.  And then, ya know, story of the whole quilting marathon, it sat and waited to be quilted :)  Which is kind of sad, because it only took me a little bit to quilt, but again, also good, because I needed a small quilt for this weeks marathon ;) 

Leaves is an Exclusive Pattern for the Sew Sampler Box and uses a Joy in the Journey Rolie Polie.  I just love the soft tones and adorable prints.  It's perfect for a fall baby quilt!!! And wouldn't ya know, I have a sweet friend in the neighborhood expecting any day!!!  Sometimes, timing just works out perfectly :)  

And one of the big reasons I could quilt this so fast is that I used a traveling all over feather design.  I know this looks a little complex, but it really is super easy to quilt, and double bonus, super fast to quilt as well!!! And I just think the loose feathers go perfectly with the leaf design, just another set of falling vines :)  

And that is my Leaves Quilt!!  Now it is all tied with a ribbon and ready to be delivered just as soon as a little bundle of joy is delivered :)    

And that is Quilt #24 - All the Trimmings ;)  24 Down and only 2 more quilts to go in the Happy Quilting Marathon :)   It's so great to only see the last row empty!!!  

And that is it for today, thanks for popping in to share this finish with me!!! 

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

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