Friday, September 23, 2016

Ruby Jubilee Braided Irish Chain!!!!

I am so super excited to have a very special finish to share today ;)  I mentioned on Monday that I had a special quilt to drop off during the Quilt Fest retreat I was teaching at.  And you might recall when I started planning for this clear back in February :)  So ya, I am pretty excited to share my finished Ruby Jubilee Braided Irish Chain!!!!!   And it just so happens to be just in time for Blogger's Quilt Festival as well ;)

I have always wanted to make a 2 color version of my Braided Irish Chain quilt since I first designed the pattern.  And I have to say, it is everything I hoped it would be!!!!  And in classic red and white, perfect!!!  And I love how the light hit this picture just right to really show off the beautiful Grunge fabric ;)  I know I have said it before, but I sure love Grunge Fabrics!!!

The main reason I have always wanted to do this in a two colors is to see how it would really play up and highlight the design.   And I have to say, I just love that it  really allows the wonderful geometric goodness of this pattern shine.  It also really makes the secondary designs pop as well, especially when you look at it from different angles.  So fun!!!

When it came time to quilt this, I really wanted to add some super yummy texture, so I went back to all of my favorites and did them in a pretty small scale.   I used Echoed Paisley's, Swirls, Pebbles, and a few Curls thrown in here and there to quilt up all the background.   I love quilting all of these favorites, and it was super fun (even if it took 9 hours :) to quilt it all in such a small scale.   And totally worth it for all of that quilting goodness ;)

In the white squares, I added little Orange Peel flowers   And I just love the way they help to make all of the chain pop and draw your eyes throughout the chain.   Ya, I might have done a little happy dance when I pulled this off the Long-Arm.  Isn't it nice when it turns out just the way you wanted it to ;)

And as I mentioned, I had to turn this quilt in, because now it will be part of a traveling show that will go across the state of Utah throughout 2017 celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Utah Quilt Guild.  I am so excited to get to be a small part of such an amazing guild that covers our whole state!!!

And I also got to teach my Braided Irish Chain Quilt Pattern at Quilt Fest to 20 amazing ladies and it was super fun to have this hanging in class before I turned it in ;)   I also had the Pattern versions of Braided Irish Chain that I shared back here.  Isn't it so fun to see how many different ways you can make the same quilt and how different each becomes, just by changing out the fabric!!!  That is one of my favorite parts of teaching ;)

And that is my new Ruby Jubilee Braided Irish Chain!!!  Thank you all for your wonderful encouragement on this quilt while I was planning and working on it.  I couldn't be happier with how it all come together and am so happy that I finally got to share the finish with you all!!

Thank you so much for popping in today and each day ;)  And if you are popping in for the first time from Blogger's Quilt Festival, welcome!!!   I am so glad you stopped by for a visit and hope you come back often ;)   I always love being able to share my passion for quilting and hope you will love what you see!!

Have a Happy Quilting Weekend!!!

Linking up to Blogger's Quilt Festival, Amanda's, and Sarah's ;)  
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day

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

First,  we need to announce the winner from last weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway!!   The winner of $50.00 Fat Quarter Shop Gift Certificate from  Fat Quarter Shop  is . . .   Number #184. . . Congrats  Cathy Victor!!! I have emailed you :)    


And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by The Scarlet Thread Quilt Co.  Julie has the cutest little esty shop and wonderful prices.  And of course, Julie also has an amazing sale section full of wonderful fabric goodness.  

And the Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is for a $25.00 Gift Certificate to The Scarlet Thread Quilt Co.  Yup, we all love a good little shopping spree!!!  Isn't it fun to get to pick out your favorites ;)

You have two entry chances, the second being optional, 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 time of day is your favorite time to sew??

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Scarlet Thread Quilt Co. love.   You can follow them on   FacebookInstagram, or Favorite their Shop.  Or you can visit The Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Scarlet Thread Quilt Co. Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, September 27th when I will announce a winner at the beginning of next weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Post :)

Good Luck and Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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Monday, September 19, 2016

Guest Posting at Quiltmaker!!

Happy Monday!!!  Wow, is it just me or is September just breezing by just as quickly as the summer did.  Crazy fun :)  Today I am getting all packed up to head up the I-15 tomorrow morning for the Utah Quilt Guild's QuiltFest 2016!!!  I am so super excited :)  I have got 3 packed classes of the below 3 patterns to teach and a special quilt to turn in as well, (more on that later ;)  

But before I take off I am so happy to share that I got to guest post over at Quiltmaker Magazine's blog today :)  They asked me to share a little more about my Raspberry Sorbet quilt!  So be sure to pop on over and see what this rainbow of quilt goodness is all about!!!

 Rasberry Sorbet: A Visit with Melissa Corry Rasberry Sorbet: A Visit with Melissa Corry Rasberry Sorbet: A Visit with Melissa Corry

 Rasberry Sorbet: A Visit with Melissa Corry Rasberry Sorbet: A Visit with Melissa Corry Rasberry Sorbet: A Visit with Melissa Corry

Alright, I best go get my bags packed ;)  I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!

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Friday, September 16, 2016

Tree Lined Street Quilt

So you might recall from my previous Jolly Bar Book post, that I had also made up a second quilt top that just needed to be quilted and bound.   Well, I am excited to say that after the super amazing conclusion of the Summer Solstice Quilt Along yesterday, that I found myself with some "spare time" in the afternoon and I got my second Jolly Bar Book quilt all quilted up and bound and I just love it!!!  It is called Tree Lined Street and isn't it just so cute!!!

I just love how this fun design really lets each of the prints stand out!!!  And I was totally drawn in by that adorable 2" patchwork border.  I mean, it just doesn't get cuter than a patchwork border ;)   I used a The Treehouse Club Jolly Bar by Sweetwater and it is just the perfect neutral print that will work for a baby boy or girl quilt, depended on what is needed first ;)

 Now this one had to wait a while to be quilted, but I have known the whole time how I wanted to quilt it.   I whipped out my ruler and alternated vertical and horizontal lines on the cute bars and then filled it in with some all over loop de loops.  Every time I get going on these little loopies I am reminded of just how much I love to quilt them.

And of course, the alternating lines gave the quilt top some amazing texture.  Doesn't that just look so cool in grids that just make those little bars pop!!!  And I loved the little arches around the border as well, so fun!!!

And now,  I have two fun Jolly Bar Book (Did I mention before how much I love this book!!!) baby quilts all ready for a special little arrival ;)   Eeekk, don't you just love making baby quilts!!!   They are just so fun to whip up and even more fun to give away ;)

Thanks for popping in today to share my Tree Lined Street Quilt Finish

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

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

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Summer Solstice Quilt-A-Long - Parade and Grand Prizes!!!

First off,  I would like to say Thank You to all of you who quilted-a-long with me.  This has been such a wonderful and successful Quilt-A-Long and that is because of each of you.  I loved reading how so many of you were quilting along for the first time and really stretching outside your comfort zone to try new things, especially with those curves.  That is what Quilt-A-Longs are all about!!   I loved seeing each of your individual creativity come out in this pattern, truly amazing.   And now, you all have absolutely beautiful finishes to show for all of your hard work.

And speaking of finishes . . . Did you happen to see that there are 42 of them!!!   That is totally awesome!!   You all are the greatest to Quilt-A-Long with!!!  To see these 42 quilt tops just pop on over here and check out the links at the bottom of the post.  They are absolutely amazing!!!     And if you want to see everyone's progress along the way, you can check out the  Happy Quilt-A-Long Flickr Group or visit the #summersolsticequiltalong.  It was so much fun to watch each of your quilt tops come together as we took this journey together :)

One more thing before we get to the parade, if you are just popping over and finding the Summer Solstice Quilt-A-Long for the first time, or just want an easy reference for the future, you can find all of the Tutorial Posts for the Summer Solstice Quilt-A-Long at any time under the Quilt-A-Long tab at the top of my blog.  You can also reference the following links here :)

Alright, Let's get to the Parade!!!! So Fun!!!   First off, I have to apologize that you didn't have a whole lot of time to quilt and bind your projects.  I knew I was going to be out of town for the next two Thursday's and wouldn't have been able to do this post, so you all had about a week less to finish your quilts than we have had  in the past.   So we don't have a whole ton of finishes which is my fault . . .  but we still have some and they are amazing!!!!!!

Several of you worked your little tails off to get these done in time and I am so excited for you!!!    A huge round of applause for these amazing finishes!!!  So here they are :)  You can click on the name (if it is underlined) to go to that persons individual link site and see more about their project :) 

Lesley from Canada

 Susan from United Kingdom

Aren't they just stunning!!   Enjoy your beautiful Summer Solstice Quilt finishes ladies, and thank you so much for sharing them with all of us!!  

We have one item of business left . . . we need to pick some winners!!!  

A huge Thank You goes out to Julie at The Intrepid Thread  and Kimberly at Fat Quarter Shop for sponsoring our Grand Prize Giveaway's!!!  All 41 of you that have linked up your quilt top are eligible for the grand prize!!  There will be four grand prize winners!!! The first 2 winners will each receive a $100.00 Gift Certificates to Fat Quarter Shop and the next 2 winners will each receive a  Custom Cotton + Steel Fat Quarter Bundle from The Intrepid Thread !!!     So fun!!!!!


So, lets get to it!!   Good Luck Everyone!!!  Drumroll Please . . .

***The First Grand Prize Winner who will receive a
$100.00 Gift Certificate to Fat Quarter Shop. . .
. .  Liz

***The Second Grand Prize Winner who will receive a
$100.00 Gift Certificate to Fat Quarter Shop. . .

. . .    Leslie

***The Third Grand Prize Winner who will receive
 a Custom Cotton + Steel Bundle from The Intrepid Thread is . . .

 . . . Heather

***The Fourth Grand Prize Winner who will receive
 a Custom Cotton + Steel Bundle from The Intrepid Thread is . . .. .

   . . . Kim

Congrats Ladies!!!   I will be emailing you :)  Enjoy!!

Let me sign off with one last thank you to all of you who participated in the Summer Solstice Quilt-A-Long!!!  I am so excited to have so many wonderful friends to quilt-a-long with me and I so appreciate all of your sweet comments on the quilt along, they mean a lot!!  I had such a great time hosting and I hope you had a fantastic time quilting-along!!!

Now to start thinking up a new Quilt-A-Long :)  Until next time . . . Happy Quilting!!!
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