Friday, November 22, 2019

3 More Projects Added to the Mix

I am super excited to be starting some new projects!!!  Don't you just love getting  a new pattern and finding just the right fabrics for it :)  Envisioning what it is going to look like when it's all done!!  It is just so fun!!!    And I got to play in my fabric stash 3 times this week for 3 new projects, triple bonus!!!

First off, I raided my stash of black and white scraps and threw in a solid red for a new quilt from my good friend Andy Knowlton's new Fresh Fat-Quarter Quilts book.    I am super excited for this project ;)   The quilt will make an awesome Rally quilt, which of course, is why it is in classic Red, White, and Black.  Yup, this one is destined to get an SUU logo and be donated next year ;)  I got this all cut out on Tuesday and started some stitching on it yesterday and I am already just thrilled with how it is coming together.  Can't wait to share more on this in a couple of weeks!!

Next, I agreed to get in a Pillow Fight this week and I will explain more on that in the future.  But for now, I am super excited to pull my color/white squares off the shelf.  I sorted these squares separately when I was starting to work on my Scraptastic Stars Quilt.  They all read a white background with a color and I figured they would make a cool project someday.   And I excited to see them in a pillow from Edyta Star's new Pillow Talk Book :)    I am thinking patchwork rainbow, eeekk!!

And lastly, my sister called and asked if I could make her a "baby dragon girl" quilt.   And of course, I love my sister so I said yes, even though I had absolutely no idea what I was going to make.   So I searched baby dragon images and found this adorable little sketch.   Cue the Layered Applique.   And with all the applique, I knew I wanted to use a basic fabric, and I found these Riley Blake Shades in my stash.  And I think they will be just the perfect amount of solid with some texture to make these dragons.   This is going to be so cute!!! Here is hoping I can make what is in my mind work out ;)  Wish me luck!!

So that is what I am going to be working on this weekend :)

What are you going to be Happy Quilting for the next few days??  
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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Tutorial Throwback Thursday - Quilted Recipe Binder Cover!!!

It's Thursday and that means another Tutorial Throwback feature. This week is all about getting ready for the big Turkey Day and that means food and lots of it.  I always love cooking for Thanksgiving because it means I am cooking and baking with family!!  Something about having my mom, my sisters, and my daughters all bustling around the kitchen, it just warms my heart.    So today, I thought it would be perfect to share my Quilted Recipe Binder Cover tutorial for our throwback because it is what I keep all of my favorite family recipes in ;)

If you are like me, you most likely have all of those "loose" recipes given to you by family or friends or torn out of a magazine, or more appropriately today, printed off from some online recipe site ;)   Well, I got tired of them all being stuffed and folded in a box, so I put them in a binder in sheet protectors, but that binder was boring.    So I came up with this cute Quilted Recipe Binder Cover to make my favorite Recipe Binder super special :)  And it is oh so fun to make, and super easy!!!

There is a free pattern download for it along with some helpful hints in pictures a la tutorial style ;)      Because seriously, these little Quilted Recipe Binder Cover's make wonderful gifts.    I have given several for bridal showers and they are a perfect treasure for a new bride getting ready to start out her own cooking traditions.    You really can't make just one!!

The covers slip right over a 1 1/2" binder and then all you need is some sheet protectors and you have a great way to store all of your loose recipes.   And you only need 2 Charm Packs (You know how I love Charm Packs!!) and a little yardage to make the binder.   And of course, you can totally use this as a scrap buster project as well!!! 

And this is another Quilted Recipe Binder Cover that I made from Bonnie and Camille's Happy Go Lucky fabric that I actually kept for myself.   I just pulled it down from the shelf this morning and snapped a quick pic.   And as you can see, it still looks nice and clean.  That's not because I have never spilled on it, but because when I do inevitably spill, I just pull the cover off and throw it in the laundry :)   So great!!!    And this little book is going with me next week to my Mom's for some Thanksgiving cooking and baking goodness :)   It is  kind of crazy, but there will most likely be at least 12 pies, gotta love pie making day!!!  

I hope you have enjoyed today's Tutorial Throwback Thursday!!!    To make your own Quilted Recipe Binder Cover just click on any of the Quilted Recipe Binder Cover links for the free step by step tutorial.    And when you are done, I would love to see your Binder Covers!!  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 Quilted Recipe Binder Covers!!!

Thanks for popping in today and I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Day!!! 
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Tuesday, November 19, 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 Sugarcreek Prints Petite Fat Quarter Bundle from  Fat Quarter Shop is . . .  Number #88. . .   Congrats Danette !!!   I have emailed you :)    

And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Green Fairy Quilts.  Green Fairy Quilts is your home for pre-cut goodness and they always have amazing sales going on every weekend on a selected pre-cut or notion!!! Right now you can save big on all Charm Packs, and you know how fun it is to sew with (or collect) charm packs!!!   And did you know that Green Fairy Quilts has a Deal of The Day!!!   Be sure to check those out for some major quilting savings!!!

And for today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway, Green Fairy Quilts will be giving one lucky reader a brand new  Stiletto Fat Eight Bundle by Basic Grey for Moda!! This is the line I am using for an upcoming new pattern and it is just fantastic!!!     The designs and colors are just stunning!!! 

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 if you prefer High Heels or Flats??

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Green Fairy Quilts love.   You can Sign up for their Newsletter which I highly recommend as it will ensure you catch all of their amazing sales!!  You can follow them on Twitter or Facebook,  or you can visit the Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Green Fairy Quilt Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, November 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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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Tutorial Throwback Thursday - Top Spin!!!

It's Thursday and that means another Tutorial Throwback feature.  And this week I have felt like I have just been spinning in circles.  You know when you have so much to do, but you just can't seem to focus in on any one thing, so you just do a little bit on a whole bunch of things, and then wonder what you did with the day ;)   Yup, I know, we have all been there, right!   So today's feature throwback was an easy pick, it totally had to be my Top Spin quilt!!!

Top Spin was actually inspired by a childhood toy.  You remember those old tops that spun in lots of different colors, oh how I loved playing with it.   So when I saw the wonderfully bright colors and happy prints of Zen Chic's Hey Dot, it reminded me of that toy and I set out to design something akin to that.   And Top Spin was the result ;)  

Top Spin is a fairly simple design, so it goes together fast.   And as you can see, it has a lot, and I mean a lot, of Half Square Triangles.  The design includes 3 sizes of Half Square triangles and I love the movement it gives the quilt ;)   I love using the Bloc Loc Rulers to square up my Half Square Triangles.  It makes them go so fast and they are super accurate.    And when I pair it with my Matilda rotating mat, it goes even quicker ;)   Great tools if you make a lot of Half Square Triangles ;) 

And I love, love, love the low volume background in this quilt!!!   It just makes all of those happy colors pop all the more ;)    And I used the low volumes from the Hey Dot line, but of course, it would look equally awesome in a whole variety of scrappy low volumes!!   You use 32 Fat Quarters for the blocks, and 6 1/2 yards of Background, so you can bust a whole lot of low volume scraps!!!    

And Top Spin is a big quilt!!   It finishes at 96" x 96" so it works great for a queen size bed.   And again, it really does go together quickly for a queen sized quilt ;)    I gave this quilt to my Sister in Law and it is still on her bed today ;)  It makes me smile to see how much she loves it!!  It really is a splash of sunshine each morning!!

I hope you have enjoyed today's Tutorial Throwback Thursday!!!    To make your own Top Spin 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 Top Spin quilts!!!

Thanks for popping in today and I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Day!!! 
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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Starstruck Quilt Along - Parade and Grand Prizes!!!

Well, today is the big day!!!  It's the finale of the Starstruck Quilt Along!!!  It's just so exciting!!!!   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 am thrilled that I can now say I have made a medallion quilt and that so many of you joined me in the making!!!   I just love quilting along with each of you!!!

And speaking of quilting along . . . did you see all of the beautiful finished quilt tops???  They are all just so fantastic and I love that each one is unique and wonderful!!!   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 #starstruckquiltalong on social media or visit over at the   Happy Quilt-A-Long Flickr Group.  It was so much fun to watch each of your quilt tops grow each week :)

One more thing before we get to the parade, if you are just popping over and finding the Starstruck 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 Starstruck Quilt Along at any time under the Quilt-A-Long tab at the top of my blog.   These posts will always be on my blog, so no worries if you want to start now or if you got a little behind, the tutorials will always be available ;)   You can also reference the following links here to see each of the weekly posts :)

Alright, Let's get to the Parade!!!! So Fun!!!   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 :) 

Mary Vest from Tennessee

Way to go ladies, they are just beautiful and I hope you enjoy your Starstruck Quilt finishes and thank you so much for sharing them with all of us!!    And for the rest of the Starstruck Quilters, (including myself :)  good luck finishing up your quilts!!!  And please still share them once they are finished with #starstruckquiltalong or in the Flickr Group .  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!!!  Drum Roll Please . . .

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

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

  . . .  AMY

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

 . . .  SUSAN

Congrats Ladies!!!   I have emailed you :)  Enjoy!!

Let me sign off with one last thank you to all of you who participated in the Starstruck 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 :) 2020 is my 10 year blogiversary so it best be something big!!!
Until next time . . . Happy Quilting!!!

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