Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!!

It's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day so let's have some fun :)

But first, we need to announce the winner from last weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway!!  
The winner of the Hometown Christmas Edition Layer Cake from  Fat Quarter Shop is . . .   Number #297 . . Congrats selleck!!!   I have emailed you :)      


And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by The Scarlet Thread Quilt Co.  I just love Julie's shop, it has so many beautiful fabrics, and some awesome Sale Fabrics too!!   And, along with hosting the giveaway, Julie is giving you all $5.00 of an order of $20.00 or more with the code MERRY2017!!!   Yippee, let's have some shopping fun!!!

And the Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is for this adorable Set of Quilter Coasters!!!  Aren't those just so fun!!!  They also come in this design ;)  These would be perfect for a gift for a special quilter friend, or to tuck under your own Christmas tree :)   

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 are you most hoping for Santa to leave under your tree??  

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Scarlet Thread Quilt Co. love.   You can follow them on   Facebook or Sign up for their Newsletter (just scroll down a bit) .  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, December 26th 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 18, 2017

Last Minute Christmas Gift for Me

I have so been wanting to make a Tuffet!!!   I see them in all the quilt shops, and I just adore them!!!  Have you seen these??  They are just to cute and the possibilities are endless (seriously, google Tuffet :) My plan was to take a class at the Utah Quilt Guild Retreat, and make a big, lovely Tuffet, but the Tuffet class always seems to be at the same time as the class that I am teaching.  This has happened for the last two years and I just can't wait another year so . . . I decided to treat myself to a little Last Minute Christmas gift ;) 

I figured it would be best to start with a Mini Tuffet and lucky for me, Fat Quarter Shop has a Mini Tuffet Kit and all I have to do is add the fabric.   I can't wait to start putting this together!!!!  So excited!!!!   And hey, if all goes well,  then I can move onto the big Tuffet for my birthday next year, or who knows, maybe my class times will actually line up and I can take the class for the big one, time will tell  ;) 

So has anyone made a Tuffet before???  Any tips I should know before I get started???  

 I will be sure and share pictures on my social media of my Tuffet making experience, just in case you are like me and have wanted to make one of these for years as well ;)    Now I just have to decide what fabric to use, endless possibilities!!!!!   
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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Patchwork Quilt Along - Mother's Own

It's  time for the twelfth and final set of  Patchwork Quilt Along Blocks hosted by the Fat Quarter Shop!!!! I can't believe it is here, the final set of blocks!!!  Today's Patchwork Quilt Along blocks are the Mother's Own Blocks and they are just to fun!!  

This block went together in a flash compared to some of the past blocks.   I just can't wait to start piecing together the entire quilt!!!   How awesome is it going to be to see all of these awesome 5" blocks come together!!!   Fat Quarter Shop also released the Finishing Directions as well and you can find them right here!!! 

And of course, you can download the block pattern right here and then you can pop on over to donate $5.00 to the Make a Wish Foundation for your download  ;)  The goal has been reached and now you can just donate in general to Make a Wish!!!  

And don't forget, one last time to  to check out the super cute  You Tube video and listen to those fun  peppy tunes along the way!!!    

And be sure to share all of your Patchwork progress on social media with #patchworkquiltalong and pop over to all of the fabulous bloggers who are quilting along for some Mother's Own eye candy :)    I just love seeing everyone's blocks!!!

*Bonnie of Cotton Way (@bonniecottonway)
*Camille of Thimble Blossoms (@thimbleblossoms)
Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl (@jedicraftgirl)
Amy of Diary of a Quilter (@diaryofaquilter)
Andy of A Bright Corner (@abrightcorner)
Debbie of Happy Little Cottage (@happylittlecottage1)
Greg of Grey Dogwood Studio (@greydogwoodstudio)
Heidi of Buttons and Butterflies (@buttonsandbutterflies)
Melissa of Happy Quilting (@happyquiltingmc)  (that's me :) 
Melissa of Oh How Sweet (@ohhowsweet)
Pat Sloan of PatSloan.com (@quilterpatsloan)
Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane (@downgrapevinelane)
Sherri of A Quilting Life (@aquiltinglife)
Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts (@sondradavison)
Taunja of Carried Away Quilting (@taunjalynn)
Tina of Emily Ann's Kloset (@emilyannskloset)
Carrie Nelson/Miss Rosie of Moda Cutting Table

If you have any questions about the quilt along, you can pop on over to the Patchwork Quilting Along page and your pretty sure to find the answer there ;)  This tiny patchwork is just so much fun!!

And just a reminder . . . Fat Quarter Shop has announced next year's Charity Quilt Along as well!!!  Make room in your calendar for the Clementine Quilt Along starting January 2018.    You can pop over to the Clementine Quilt Along page to get lots more details.  The fabric requirements will be released on January 15th and the first block on the 25th!!!  I can't wait ;)

Have a Happy Quilting Day!!
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Friday, December 15, 2017

Modern Quilts!!!!

The Modern Quilt Guild is releasing  Modern Quilts this month and I am so very excited!!!!  This book is  jam packed with large, color photographs of the best modern quilting has to offer.  Over 200 quilts grace the pages of this collective hardcover beauty.      It truly is a celebration of Modern Quilts that honors the genre's past, present and future.

And this book also gives right back to the Modern Quilt Guild, as 100% f the royalties eared from this book go right back into the Modern Quilt Guild, a non-profit 501 (c)3.  

With over 200 Modern Quilters gracing the pages of Modern Quilts I am truly honored to have one of my quilts featured in this amazing collection.  Flipping to page 56 finds my Off Kilter Quilt!!!   I can't tell you how excited I was when I was told this wonderful news ;)

Off Kilter has been a favorite quilt design of mine that really plays with color graduation in a simple yet stunning way.   And I just love the modern solids and how they really make this design pop!!!

When it came time to quilt it, I opted for simple organic lines about 1/4" apart.  It took a while to quilt and I got a lot of exercise going back and forth on the long arm, but it was so worth it ;)  I just love the movement it gives the quilt!!

And I am super excited to say, that there is a free Step by Step tutorial for Off Kilter right over here ;)   How fun is that!!!  It has two size options, lap size or twin size, and is so much fun to make!!!  So now, you can make your own Off Kilter quilt too ;)  Just grab a stack of solids, and you are good to go ;) 

And as I mentioned, there are so many incredible modern quilters represented in this book!!  Be sure to follow along with the  Modern Quilts Blog Tour to see more of the amazing quilts in this incredible book that I am so honored to be a part of!!!   

Amber Corcoran12/13/2017Amber Corcoran
Heidi Parkes12/14/2017Heidi Parkes
Melissa Cory12/15/2017Melissa Cory
Penny Gold12/16/2017Penny Gold
Shruti Dandekar12/18/2017Shruti Dandekar
Amy Friend12/19/2017Amy Friend
Paige Alexander12/20/2017Paige Alexander
Angela Bowman12/21/2017Angela Bowman
Lysa Flower12/22/2017Lysa Flower
Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill12/27/2017Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill
Jacquie Gering12/28/2017Jacquie Gering
Christa Watson12/29/2017Christa Watson
Heather Black12/30/2017Heather Black
Kristin Shields1/2/2018Kristin Shields
Krista Hennebury1/3/2018Krista Hennebury
Cinzia Allocca1/4/2018Cinzia Allocca
Suzanne Paquette1/5/2018Suzanne Paquette
Yvonne Fuchs1/6/2018Yvonne Fuchs
Ben Darby1/9/2018Ben Darby
Nicole Daksiewicz1/10/2018Nicole Daksiewicz
Kristi Schroeder1/11/2018Kristi Schroeder
Kathy York1/12/2018Kathy York
Marla Varner1/13/2018Marla Varner
Brigette Heitland1/15/2018Brigette Heitland
Stacey Sharman1/16/2018Stacey Sharman
Stacey O'Malley1/17/2018Stacey O'Malley
Kim Soper1/18/2018Kim Soper
Steph Skardal1/19/2018Steph Skardal
Cheryl Brickey1/20/2018Cheryl Brickey
Shea Henderson1/22/2018Shea Henderson
Katie Larson1/23/2018Katie Larson
Katie Pedersen1/24/2018Katie Pedersen

Thanks again to the Modern Quilt Guild for this tremendous honor and be sure and get your copy of  Modern Quilts pre-ordered today!!!  It releases on December 29th, which just so happens to be my Anniversary as well ;)  Super excited day!!!

Thanks for popping in today and I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Roundabout Quilt Along - 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 fun Quilt-A-Long and that is because of each of you.  I realize now that this was a tough time of year to do a quilt along, but you all stretched yourselves and came through with beautiful quilt tops!!!  Just awesome!!!  I loved seeing each of you really push yourselves and some of you doing curves for the very first time, which just makes me smile as that is the whole point of a quilt along :)  And now you all have a stunning quilt top to show for it, way to go!!! 

And speaking of finishes . . . Did you see them???  They are all just so pretty and I had so much fun quilting along with each of you!!!  To see all the finishes 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 #roundaboutquiltalong.  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 Roundabout Quilt Along for the first time, or just want an easy reference for the future, you can find all of the Tutorial Posts for the Roundabout Quilt Along 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!!!  Like I said, this was a hard time of year to get finished and  I am so excited for you that got it all done!!!    A huge round of applause for these amazing finishes!!!  So here they are. . .   You can click on the name to go to that persons individual link site and see and read more about their beautiful finishes :) 

and Melissa Corry, 
Yes,  I actually managed to finish mine as well!!  (which I haven't done for the last few quilt alongs so I am pretty excited!!)    I'll share more on this quilt later this week on the blog :)

Way to go ladies, they are just beautiful and I hope you enjoy your Roundabout Quilt finishes and thank you so much for sharing them with all of us!!    And for the rest of the Roundabout Quilters,  good luck finishing up your quilts!!!  And please still share them once they are finished in the Flickr Group or with #roundaboutquiltalong.  I would just love to see them all done!!!  

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

A huge Thank You goes out to  Fat Quarter Shop for sponsoring our Grand Prize Giveaway's!!!  All of those that have linked up their quilt top are eligible for the grand prize!!  There will be three grand prize winners who will each receive a $75.00 Gift Certificates to Fat Quarter Shop!!!     So fun!!!!!



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

***The First Grand Prize Winner who will receive a
$75.00 Gift Certificate to Fat Quarter Shop. . .
. . .  Beth

***The Second Grand Prize Winner who will receive a
$75.00 Gift Certificate to Fat Quarter Shop. . .

. . .    Danette

***The Third Grand Prize Winner who will receive a
$75.00 Gift Certificate to Fat Quarter Shop. . . 

. . . Maria

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 Roundabout Quilt Along!!  I am so excited to have so many wonderful friends to quilt along 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 :)  We'll try for a less busy time of year in 2018 :)    Until next time . . . Happy Quilting!!!
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