Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!!!

It's Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!!!  I love this day!!!  Now I know it's not Tuesday (for those of you who are visiting for the first time, there is a Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day each week at Happy Quilting) but I haven't missed a Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day since I started this blog so it is tradition now.  With that said,  I know you have lots of places to visit so lets get right to it :)

Up for grabs is a Fat Eighth Bundle of Bonnie and Camille Basics!!!  Can I just say . . . I love this bundle!!!  How can you not love that rainbow of goodness ;)  It will make such a pretty quilt!!!  And it is for one of you lucky readers!!!

And along with this bundle, I will add a signed copy of my book, Irish Chain Quilts ;)  

So what do you have to do for your chance to win???  Simple . . . 

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 here telling me what is your favorite basic to use in your quilts.   (mine is grunge :)

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Happy Quilting love. You can follow Happy Quilting on BloglovinEmail Updates, or RSS to get daily updates.  Or you can like Happy Quilting on InstagramFacebookPinterestTwitter or Flickr  Any one way will do . . . Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Happy Quilting Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until Sunday December 11th and  I will randomly select and announce a winner on Monday Morning :)

Oh, and by the Way . . . If you are stopping by for the first time, Welcome!!   I am so glad you visited and hope you will come back often.  I have so much fun sharing my passion for quilting here with lots of  free tutorials, giveaways, fabric eye candy, and of course, general Happy Quilting times!! And be sure to come back next week for Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day :)

Have a Happy Quilting Day!!
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Tuesday, December 6, 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 a Desert Bloom Fat Quarter Bundle from Green Fairy Quilts  is . . .   Number #50 . . . Congrats Gigi!!!   I have emailed you :) 


And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by  Lou Lou's Fabric Shop .    There is so much wonderful fabric variety over at Lou Lou's and did you know she also has an amazing Daily Deal!!!  Along with hosting the giveaway, Jamie is having a Huge $6.00 A Yard Sale!!!!  And Jamie is also offering all Happy Quilting readers 20% off Store-Wide including their Holiday gift boutique (excludes sale product and pre-orders) with the code happyquilting!!!  Oh, so much fun shopping!!!

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is for Gift Certificate goodness!!!  Lou Lou's Fabric Shop is offering one lucky reader a $25.00 Gift Certificate to Lou Lou's Fabric Shop!!  Now you can get exactly what you want, so fun!!!!

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 your favorite Christmas Ornament ;)  

 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, December 13th  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, December 5, 2016

Quilt with Tula and Anglea

When I was asked by the wonderful folks at F & W Media if I wanted to review their newest release, Quilt With Tula And Angela, it took all of about 2 seconds to say Absolutely!!!!   I am such a huge fun of Tula's amazing work and her beautiful innovated way of playing with color.   And Angela is such a amazingly talented quilter and teacher and a very dear friend.  Remember when we got to share this special little Market presentation , ya things like that just bond you for life ;)  So when you put these two power houses from this industry together, you know you are going to get something amazing!!!  Let me tell you a bit about it ;)

Tula and Angela really are allowing you to Quilt the Rainbow as they break their book out into beautiful chapters each focusing on a specific color, as well as the Warm, Cool, and Rainbow aspects.  There are 17 signature Tula Pink quilt designs and 47 Quilt Design Motifs from Angela Walters tucked in these beautiful pages.  And the illustrations and photography is just stunning.

My favorite thing about Quilt With Tula And Angela is how detailed each chapter is on walking you through how to build your quilt start to finish with the focuses on color and shape.

 Each chapter starts with a title page with a stunning picture of the quilt in that chapter as well as a color narrative that I just love.  You can totally hear Tula's voice in these narratives and they are phenomenal fun way to teach you all about how to understand that color better.   There is also a quick rundown on the piecing techniques you will be using for the quilt.

Following the introduction narrative is a fantastic guide on choosing the fabrics for your quilt.  I absolutely love how Tula shares an in depth view on why and how she picks each of the colors in her quilts.  It really helps you understand her innovative color play ;)

And then, you get to the piecing of the quilt.  And of course, this is done with wonderful graphics that are super easy to follow and lots of little extra tidbits to help your piecing be perfection.  But this isn't where the chapter ends.

After you get your quilt top all pieced, you have a guide on quilting it!!!!  Angela shares pages and pages with wonderful written directions as well as easy to follow diagrams.  With each chapter she shares several ways to quilt each design and lots of options on how to make it your own.   Angela is such an amazing quilt teacher and it comes out so well in her directions, you will feel like she is standing right over your shoulder coaching you along ;)

And you get all of that instruction in each of the chapters, for each of the colors across the rainbow and the combinations of them as well.   It truly is like the subtitle says, "a start-to-finish guide to piecing and quilting using color and shape"  and it is phenomenal!!!

Now the only hard part is going to be choosing which quilt to make from this awesome book first ;)  I love so many of the designs, but I think I will have to start my to make list with "The Hood".  It's scrappy, its happy, its rainbow, and it's adorable little houses.  It just doesn't get better than that ;)

So  to sum it up (if you couldn't tell) I love Quilt With Tula And Angela !!!!!   It really is just an amazing book filled with wonderful insights, gorgeous quilts, stunning quilting, and beautiful photography.   It would make the perfect Christmas Present for your quilty friends, or you can always drop a few hints and hopefully it will end up under your tree with a gift tag for you ;)   I am wrapping mine up so I can open it all over on Christmas Morning ;)

I hope you are having a very Happy Quilting Monday!!!

See ya tomorrow with Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day :)

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Splendid Sampler Saturday!!!

It's Saturday and each week I get a little more excited, because there are not a whole lot of Saturday's left in the Splendid Sampler!!!   So lets see some more blocks.

First up, is the Spool block designed by Melanie Barrett.  This was another one of those blocks that allowed me to work on my paper piecing skills and I am so happy to say that I think I have it down now.  This block went together so smoothly and I actually quite enjoyed this bit of paper piecing.   It is so fun to do all of those little strings ;)

And next up is the Heartstring Star block designed by Elizabeth Dackson.  And yes, this is another paper pieced block.  You paper piece the star points, and then it is just like sewing a 9 patch together.  So much fun, and I liked that you could almost assembly line piece the star points, so it felt a little faster than regular paper piecing.  And don't you just love the solids ;)

And finally, is the Minnesota Maze block designed by Roseann Kermes.  I will admit, that chevron print might not have been the best choice.  It makes this block just a little bit crazy, but I still think it is pretty fun.  It just makes the focus of the block a little opposite from the original one, but highlights the secondary design instead.  I like it enough to keep it, so it's all good ;)

And those are this weeks Splendid Sampler blocks.  And I have to share one more little tidbit!!!  I finished the 9 patch black and white blocks that wills serves as an Irish Chain setting for my Splendid Sampler blocks.  I have been using them as leaders and enders while working on the blocks and I was super excited to finish all 72.  Now as soon as the blocks are done, they will be ready to sew right up into the quilt top.   So fun!!!

Only 16 more blocks to go!!!!

I hope you are having a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!
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Thursday, December 1, 2016


It's December!!!!  Yippee, It's the most wonderful time of the year!!!!  I truly believe this and love to see how the Christmas spirit can change the world around us.  So this year, I am trying to add to that spirit by participating in the #LIGHTtheWORLD activities each day leading up to Christmas.  

If you would like to participate in this event as well, You can watch the informational #LIGHTtheWORLD video below, and go here to see more videos and  find out more about all of the ways you can help #LIGHTtheWORLD this Christmas season. It just warms my heart to think of people of all faiths,  from all over the world,  coming together to make our world better.


The #LIGHTtheWORLD idea is to share the light of Christ and Christmas each day leading up to Christmas and there is even a "In 25 Ways over 25 Days" Advent Calendar you can download and print  that provides suggestions  each day on how you can help to "LIGHTtheWORLD"  Today is the first day and it is being kicked off with a worldwide day of service event ;)   I will be teaching my sister-in-laws how to make homemade chocolates for my service.    

So,  Happy December to each of you and let's try and make this the best December filled with joy and happiness and love for all  :)  

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