Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Perfect 5 Quilts Book and Short Macaroon Quilt!!!

Today I am super excited to share an adorable new finish for the Perfect 5 Quilt Along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop.   I am calling it Short Macaroon and you will soon see why :)  

Perfect 5 Quilts is the newest book from It's Sew Emma.  Yup, they are the same publisher helping me create my Charming Baby Quilts book!!!    Perfect 5 Quilts has 16 quilt designs that are all made from Charm Packs.   And you know I love Charm Packs!!!   And the cool thing is, they even created a Perfect 5 Ruler from Creative Grids to make cutting out all 16 projects quick and easy!! 

So each week of the Perfect 5 Quilt Along focuses on blocks from two projects, and over the 8 weeks you will have enough blocks to make the Perfect 5 Sampler quilt.   How fun is that!!! 

Perfect 5 Quilt Along with the Fat Quarter Shop

I am Week 8 of the Quilt Along so I get to share the Macaroon Block

And the Shortbread Block.    (Hence the name of my quilt, Short Macaroon :)  

Both of the blocks were so fun to make, easy to cut, and turned out so super cute.   I made them using two Wonder Charm Packs by Kate and Birdie for Moda.   Aren't those soft colors and prints just dreamy.  Perfect for a baby quilt ;)

I decided to add sashing and cornerstones because the Macaroon blocks had an awesome "chain" look to them that I wanted to connect that across the quilt.  Because we all know I love "Chain" quilts just as much as Charm Packs :)     And didn't it just make these two blocks come together perfectly!!!  I added a 1" border on the Shortbread blocks so they would finish at the same size as the Macaroon blocks and then just stitched it all together.    So cute!!! 

When it came time to quilt it, I wanted something soft and subtle, just like the Wonder Fabric, so I decided on an all over Curly Q.   I love how it just adds so much movement and wonderfully soft texture.    Seriously, this quilt just kept getting cuter and cuter!!!

 All of the information on this fun quilt along can be found on the Jolly Jabber.   It will go over fabric requirements, each week's blocks, and the single block instructions.  Of course, you will still need the Perfect 5 Book to quilt along for the cutting sizes ;)   

Perfect 5 Quilt Along with the Fat Quarter Shop

And that is my Short Macaroon quilt!!!   It finished at 38" x 38" so it is the perfect size for a baby quilt.  And this quilt already has a special little wee one in mind for it and that just makes me smile.  

Thanks for popping in today and sharing my newest little baby quilt :)

I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!
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Tuesday, November 26, 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 Stiletto Fat Eight Bundle from Green Fairy Quilts is . . .  Number #150. . .   Congrats Rachel C!!!   I have emailed you :)    

And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by  Lou Lou's Fabric Shop .    Did you know that Jamie makes a new Lou Lou Bundle every Tuesday . . . there are so many to choose from and they are all just stunning!!!  Like how fantastic is this new Down the Chimney Bundle!!!    Along with hosting the giveaway, Jamie is having a  Fantastic Sale with with lots of amazing discounts!!!!   And don't forget to pop over to Lou Lou's Fabric Shop each day for the Daily Deal!!!   And of course, you won't want to miss the Black Friday Sale that starts Midnight Friday Night!!!  And you can use the code FREESHIP for Free Shipping on all $20 min orders until Sunday!!! 

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is for some shopping goodness!!  Lou Lou's Fabric Shop is offering one lucky reader a $25.00 Gift Certificate perfect to use on anything in the store, including any of the awesome Lou Lou Bundle's, Sale Fabrics, or on the Daily Deal!!  Just perfect!!!!  

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 tell me one thing you are Thankful for Today :)  

 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 3rd 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 25, 2019

AccuQuilt Black Friday all Week and GO! Me Giveaway!!

So you all know I am loving sewing all of the curves with the easy cutting of the AccuQuilt Curved Dies.  I had a lot of questions and interest in curved sewing, cutting, and dies after sharing my Nine Patch Fun Quilt, Winding Ways Quilt, and Flowering Snowball Quilt.  And a lot of you mentioned that just like me, you have a lot of these classic curved sewing quilts on your bucket list!!


So I wanted to let you know (enabler alert :)  that AccuQuilt is staring their Black Friday Deals early, and you can get 20% off all GO! Dies starting today!!!   And of course, there are endless selection of Dies, not just the Curved Dies, they are just my favorite ;)

Also, if you have been thinking that you want to try some Curved Dies, or any AccuQuilt Dies for that matter, but don't have a GO! Fabric Cutting System, they are on a Black Friday Deal as well :)   So it's a great time to buy if you were considering this amazing cutting tool.   I shared all about my GO! Fabric Cutter here, and I have been using it for a year now and just love it!!!

And along with these and other early Black Friday Deals, AccuQuilt is also hosting a GO! Quilt for a GO! Me Giveaway!!!   GO! Quilt is AccuQuilt's free program that allows you design your quilt with your chosen fabrics and see what it will look like before you make the first cut.     This is such a cool program for taking the guess work out of choosing fabrics.    You can see all about the GO! Quilt free program here and the GO! Quilt for a GO! Me Contest here :)   Good luck and have fun designing those quilts!!

As for me, I am planning on taking advantage of this pre- Black Friday sales and adding some GO! Cubes Companion Sets (which are on a Black Friday sale!) for Jessi's Sampler project and maybe another curved die or two will slip into my cart as well  ;)   I can't help it, curves are just fun!!!   

So if you were one of those folks that emailed me interested in the curved dies, I hope this little enabler alert is helpful ;) 

And now, I am off to do a little quilting!!
I hope you have a very Happy Quilting day!!

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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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