Thursday, November 7, 2019

Tutorial Throwback Thursday - The Wall!!!

It's Thursday and that means another Tutorial Throwback feature.  And today's feature throwback is The Wall, and kind of a funny story how I decided this would be the feature today.   I was up most of the night with a sick kiddo, we have all been there done that right ;)   Anyhow,  this morning, I was mentioning to my husband all of the things I needed to do today, and how I hoped I could get through it all without hitting the "brick wall".  You know, that figurative "wall" where you are just to tired to do anything else.   And then I sat down to my computer to start on this morning's "to do" and at the top of the list was Tutorial Throwback Thursday, and wham, The Wall is perfect for today ;) 

The Wall features the Jolly Bar pre-cut.  This is a specialty pre-cut of the Fat Quarter Shop and it is a 5"x 10" bar.   (Basically think a Layer Cake, cut in half ;)   I designed The Wall to highlight this new pre-cut and I love how simple it is in design, but yet how well it highlights all of the fabrics!!!   

And because of it's simple design it goes together super fast!!!   All you need is 2 Jolly Bar's and 1 1/2 yards of a chosen solid fabric.   Just a few quick cuts of your solid fabric, and you are ready to start piecing your entire quilt together.    And it finishes at 56" x 70" so it is a great lap size quilt to snuggle up in.   

And again, because it goes together so fast, it makes for a great gift!!!  My wall quilt was given away to a special newly married couple!!!  I have also seen someone use it as a "signature quilt" at their wedding.   Those little bricks make a great space for everyone to leave a special little message on that very special day!!!   Whatever you make it for, it is really a fun one to piece and looks just awesome!!

I hope you have enjoyed today's Tutorial Throwback Thursday!!!    To make your own The Wall quilt  just click on any of the quilt name links for the free step by step tutorial.    And when you are done, I would love to see your quilt!!  You can email me a picture at, post it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc  or or add it to my flickr group here ;)  I can't wait to see your The Wall quilts!!!

Thanks for popping in today and be sure to pop back in tomorrow for a new quilt finish!!! 
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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

One Week Away!!!

Just popping in today to remind everyone, we have one week left until the Starstruck Quilt Along Grand Prize Winner's and Parade!!!!    If you haven't linked up your Starstruck Quilt Top (any size) yet, be sure and link up at the end of this post by next Tuesday night :)  And if you finished your Starstruck Quilt, (quilted and bound) be sure and email me a picture at so I can include it in the parade!!    I can't wait to see all of your amazing finished Starstruck quilts ;)

I made a backing for my Starstruck Quilt yesterday, and it's going on the long arm this weekend!!!  Can't wait to get this one all finished up.   This has been so great quilting along with all of you!!!
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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!

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

First, we need to announce the winner from last weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway :)

The winner of the $25.00 Gift Certificate from Lou Lou's Fabric Shop is . . .  Number #44. . .   Congrats  OhioLori!!!   I have emailed you :)    


And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Olie and Evie.  Rhonda's shop is so fun and full of so much amazing quilting goodness!!!!  Of course, there is the amazing fabric shop we all know and love along with longarm quiltinggift certificatespreorders, and an awesome Clearance Sale!!    Rhonda has so much to share so be sure to pop on over and check it out!!! 

And Rhonda's has a fantastic Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!!!     Olie and Evie  is giving one lucky winner a $25.00 Gift Certificate to use in her shop!!!    So awesome, someone is going to get a wonderful shopping spree for some end of the year 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 what Sound do you Love??

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Olie and Evie love.   You can follow them on  FacebookInstagram (And Rhonda will be announcing lots of Flash Sales over the coming weeks on Instagram, so it's a good thing to follow ;)  or Pinterest or you can visit The Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Olie and Evie Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday,  November 12th 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, November 4, 2019

Happy Little Things BOM - Block 4!!

Note - If you are looking for the A Cut Above the Rest Mini post, you will find it here ;) 

It's the first Monday in November and that means it's time for the fourth block  Happy Little Things Block of the Month!!!    This fun BOM is hosted by Jacquelynne Steves and you can still sign up as it will go from now until the end of the year ;)   And you can read all about Block 4 over at Jacquelynne's blog!!!    And so here they are . . . my Block 4's :)

And I can't believe, this is already our last set of blocks :)   Although, because I am doing a different layout,  I will be making a little bonus block next month so I can have nine blocks total.   So that will be a fun little surprise share ;) But aren't these so cute this month!!! 

I am using Gretel Fabrics from my wonderful friend Amy Smart and they are just so cute in these blocks ;)  Although, I will admit, I wish I would have used a different color than the pink in this particular block.   I just didn't get the contrast I was hoping for, but ah well.   It still is cute ;) 

And there they are!!!  Two #4 Blocks for the Happy Little Things BOM!!!    And if you are quilting along be sure to share all of your Happy Little Things  progress on social media with #HappyLittleThingsBOM and #HappyLittleThingsQuilt  and add them to the Happy Little Things Facebook Group.   And be sure to check out  these other bloggers to see lots more Block 4 Eye Candy and enter for more chances to win the November Giveaway!!!

A Quilting Life                               Flamingo Toes 
Podunk Pretties                            Kathy's Quilts  
The Crafty Quilter                         The Quilting Nook  
                  Allie-Oops Sweet Happy Life 

Yup, I said Giveaway!!!  With each month's block there will be a Happy Little Things Giveaway and you can enter at each blog as each blogger will be giving away a  A Holiday Pins Pack from Just Another Button Company and a Morse Code Quilts Book from Sarah J!!!  How great is that!!!


To enter is simple.   We are going to run this the same way we do all of our Terrific Tuesday Giveaways :)   (Which is tomorrow so if you are visiting for the first time, be sure to come back for a chance to win some more!!!)      

You have two entry chances, the second being optional, and please leave a separate comment for each.  All Entries are welcome, including International Entries. (but international winners will receive a digital copy :)    Please just be sure to leave an email address if you are a no-reply blogger!!    Comments can be left by clicking on the # Comments link in Red at the bottom of this post :)

ENTRY 1 - Simply leave a comment that tells me what is your favorite holiday??

 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 next Sunday, November 10th, when I will announce a winner and update it on this post :)

And if you are visiting Happy Quilting for the first time, welcome!!!   I hope you will look around for a bit as I have been writting here for 9 years and have so many fun quilt tutorials, project tutorials, quilt alongs, and patterns to share ;)  

Good Luck and Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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Sunday, November 3, 2019

A Cut Above the Rest Mini!!!

Fat Quarter Shop is hosting a fantastic Remix, and  it's all about their  Sew Solids Projects!!!   I have made both the Panda Sew Solid Mini and the Nail Polish Sew Solid Mini.   I love playing with Solid Fabrics and so I was so super excited about this newest Sew Solid Mini pattern being released to celebrate the Remix :)    It is called A Cut Above the Rest and isn't it just the coolest!!!!    And you know, my mini had to be purple!!!

This A Cut Above the Rest mini was so much fun to make!!! It took maybe two hours from the start of cutting to the binding finish, and it turned out oh so cute!!!    If you wanted to make the traditional aqua rotary cutter, there is  A Cut Above the Rest Mini Kit  but of course, there are lots of colors to choose from.    (And yes, I do realize that I have about every color of actual rotary cutters but the purple one, something I need to remedy :)     But regardless of what color solid you choose to make your Rotary Cutter, you totally want to download the pattern and whip one of these up for your sewing room!!!   They are just so great :) 

When it came time to quilt mine, I decided on just some simple straight lines in a beautiful variegated purple ;)  It reminds me of the cutting lines I make with my rotary cutter so it just fit ;)  And I quilted it on my home machine which was fun, as I haven't done that in a little while!

And wouldn't you know it, I had the perfect space on my mini wall for it.   Seriously, it could not have fit more perfectly :)     And it just makes me smile every time I see :)  I mean, how can you not love a Rotary Cutter Mini in a sewing room, to perfect!!!

 So be sure to pop on over to the Fat Quarter Shop and check out the Sew Solids Remix!!  Whether you decide to make your own A Cut Above the Rest Mini or try our a different Sew Solid Remix pattern, you are sure to have some fun playing with Solid Fabrics!!!   They are always a great way to mix things up and truly get back to the basics of playing with colors :)

Thanks for popping in today and sharing this finish with me!!

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

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