Wednesday, December 4, 2019

November Sew Sampler Box!!!

Well, here we are in December and I find I didn't get to posting my my November Sew Sampler Box last week ;)   I tell you what, having Thanksgiving the last week of November is really throwing me for a loop.  But it's all good, because sure things are bit crazy, but it's a good crazy :)   So, let's play a little catch up today and pretend it is still November.   And I tell you what, the November  Sew Sampler Box  was worth the wait!  This month's theme was Home Grown, and it is a fantastic box full of Fall Goodness.  

Fall never lasts long in Cedar, so I am thrilled with these gorgeous Harvest Road Charm Packs from Lella Boutique and how they are bringing back Fall ;)    And that exclusive Acorn Caps Quilt pattern is so cute, just makes me want to bust open these Charm Packs and get to stitching!!   Maybe if I am stitching away with these earthy browns, greens, and blues, I won't think about all of the White stuff piled up outside ;) 

And this month's notions are so fun!!!  I have already played with the Perfect 5 Ruler for my Short Macaroon quilt and I just love it!!!  And you can never have to many 5" ruler's right ;)    And the Gingiber Magnetic Minder is to cute.   I don't do a whole lot of hand work, but I think it will be perfect just decorating my sewing desk :)  And I love Aurifil Thread, and that is another one of those things that you can never have enough of!!!

And of course, with another month is another Goodness Grows Block!!!  This month the block is called  Cutlivate Respect  and it just oh so cute!!!   I just love those little butterflies!!!!     Oh, and just a reminder, if you are wanting to make your Goodness Grows quilt in the same fabrics I am,  the Sugarcreek Goodness Grows Quilt Kits are now in stock and there is also a Sugarcreek Backing set.   I am just loving seeing these blocks come together each month in these gorgeous fabrics.   Only 4 more blocks to go :)

And that is my November Sew Sampler box  :)  And now I don't even have to wait as long for the December box.  It will make a nice little added gift under the tree ;) 

 Oh, and FYI, the Sew Sampler Box membership is full again, but you can get on the wait list and spots open up fast ;) 

I hope you are all having a Happy Quilting Day!!
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Tuesday, December 3, 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 #174. . .   Congrats Laura S!!!   I have emailed you :)    


And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Shabby Fabrics!!   Shabby Fabrics always has an incredible stock of fabrics, both new and a little older at amazing prices!!!!   And Shabby Fabrics is always coming up with incredible Kits and Projects!!! They have a whole new array of Christmas Project Kits and many of them have You Tube Video's that walk you through how to make the project!!! 

And for the Terrific Tuesday Giveaway  Shabby Fabrics is giving one lucky winner one of those new Christmas Project Kits . . . This super adorable Quilt as you Go Holiday Stocking Kit!!!  How fun is that.   And yup, this has a You Tube video that walks you through just how to make it.   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 or an anonymous comment ;)  

ENTRY 1 - Simply leave a comment that tells me if you have ever made a Christmas stocking before :)  

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Shabby Fabrics love. You can follow them on FacebookTwitterYou TubePinterest, or Instagram.  You can Sign up for the Shabby Fabrics Newsletter (top right hand corner) or Follow their Blog,  or you can Visit the Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Shabby Fabric Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, December 9th 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 2, 2019

Happy Little Things BOM - Finishing and Giveaway!!!

***Just a quick reminder - Today is the last day to take advantage of Happy Quilting's Weekend Sale and get 30% off all pattern ;)

It's the first Monday in December, wow how did that happen!!!  It is really throwing me for a loop having Thanksgiving in the last week of November, I totally feel like I am already playing catch-up for Christmas.    But, one good thing about it being December, it means I get to share the Finish of my Happy Little Things Block of the Month!!!    This fun BOM is hosted by Jacquelynne Steves and has been so much fun!!!  You can read all about The Finishing Instructions over at Jacquelynne's blog!!!    And here is my Happy Little Things Finish ;)

As you can tell right away, I finished my quilt a little different than the instructions ;)   I decided to make 9 blocks total, including an extra basic center block, and then use 16 Cornerstones that are 2 1/2" and then 24 Sashing Strips that measure 2 1/2" x 12 1/2".   That made the quilt finish at 44" x 44" so it is a great baby size quilt!!!

And I love that the Cornerstones and Sashing really set off each block, especially those adorable Log Cabin borders.  It really allowed each design to just shine.   So fun!!!   And of course, the  Gretel Fabrics from my wonderful friend Amy Smart  are just perfect for this little baby quilt.  It is so fun to see all of these blocks together in such an adorable finish.  

And when it came time to quilt it, I really had some custom quilting fun.  I used a whole ton of quilting designs to really make this pop!!!   I quilted wishbones in the sashing, ribbon candy in the log cabin borders, pebbles in the background, wayv lines in the star points, and double arches in the center of the blocks.   Yup, like I said, lots of custom quilting fun.  

And talk about some awesome texture!!!    I just love  how this picture really shows off the quilting and makes each of the blocks pop.    So great :)  I just keep running my hand over the top of this quilt to feel all of that yummy quilting goodness. 

And that is my Happy Little Things Block of the Month Finish!!!  And I am so glad I got to participate in this wonderful quilt along ;)   It has been such a great project!!!

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 your finishes to the Happy Little Things Facebook Group.   And be sure to check out  these other bloggers to see lots more Happy Little Things Finishes and enter for more chances to win the December 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 Thermoweb Prize Pack!!!  I love all things Heat n Bond for doing applique, so this is so great!!! 

GIVEAWAY CLOSED - WINNER IS #71 - Bonnie58!!!  Congrats, I have emailed you :) 

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 one project you hope to finish before the end of the year ;)  

 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, December 8th, 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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Friday, November 29, 2019

Happy Quilting Pattern Sale and Amazing Weekend Deals!!!

We'll It's the biggest shopping weekend of the year, and Happy Quilting is jumping in with an fun Pattern Sale!!!   From today until Cyber Monday, all Happy Quilting Patterns will be 
30% off !!!  

And as a Special Bonus, if you order three or more patterns, you will receive a free pattern.  Just leave me a note of which pattern you would like free in the comments of your order and I will get it to you directly :)

No Coupon necessary for the sale, prices have already been marked down :)

PDF Patterns and Hard Copy Patterns can be purchased in my  Etsy Store :)

**Please note, all Hard Copy Patterns will ship on Monday as I am out of town :)

And while your doing some fun quilty shopping, be sure to check out all of these amazing deals from my fantastic sponsors!!!

Fat Quarter Shop is offering 20% off store-wide for 2 days only!!!  No coupon necessary :)  They are also have multiple amazing Flash Sales and Free Gifts with qualifying purchases!!!

Green Fairy Quilts has some spectacular pre-cut deals for this weekend.   On Friday, all Layer Cakes are only $24.99!!!     On Saturday, it's a surprise what the deal will be!!!   And on Monday, Jelly Rolls are only $24.99!!!  All sales end Monday night.   Free Shipping on orders over $60.00  No coupon necessary. 

LouLou's Fabric Shop  has marked down over so many collections, which means hundreds of bolts for as low as $6.00 a yard .  Get 25% off all Christmas Fabrics, Precuts, and Bundles.    And use code "BUNDLEUP" for 20% off the purchase of 3 or more Lou Lou Bundles!!!  

Olie and Evie  has a special Black Friday Sale you won't want to miss with super low prices marked through the entire store!!  No coupon necessary.   

Shabby Fabrics has up to 75% on Sale Fabrics, Sale Kits, Sale Patterns and Books and Clearance items.   There are over 1,700 items marked down and no coupons are necessary!!!  

AccuQuilt has 20% off all GO! Dies, $30.00 off all GO! Qube Products,  and Huge Discounts on GO! Fabric Cutting Systems  No Coupon necessary.   They also have a Free Ruler with qualifying purchase and Free Shipping on all purchases!!  

Happy Quilting and Shopping!!!!!
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Thursday, November 28, 2019

Tutorial Throwback Thursday - Crossroads!!!

First off, Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends in the USA!!!   Today I am feeling so very grateful!!   Since it's Thursday, I was thinking about which project to feature today for our Tutorial Throwback.   And I was hit with just how grateful I am for this incredible Quilting Journey I am on.   I absolutely love this industry and I am blown away by how many amazing opportunities and experiences that have been opened up to me on this journey.   When I started my blog,  I did not expect to be an author, or pattern designer, or published, or anything for that matter, I just wanted a space to share quilts ;)    And it just blows me away how starting that blog became a Crossroad into an entire amazing journey, that I am so incredibly grateful for and am loving each and every day of it!!!   So that is why today, we are throwing back to the Crossroads quilt :)

Crossroads is such a fun quilt to make.   It really has a wonderful geometric designs with fun secondary designed created when the blocks are sewn together.  And it is beginner friendly to experts alike because there are not a whole lot of seams that need to be lined up.   So it's fun and fast.   

And because it is basic block construction, it is easy to change the size as well!!!   This quilt in a 4 x 4 layout finishes at 64" x 64" so a nice lap size quilt.   But I have seen it made as a 5 x 5 quilt that finishes at 80" x 80" for a Picnic size, and also as a 6 x 6 quilt that finishes at 96" x 96", a great Queen/King size.  It looks fantastic no matter what size it is made ;)  

And I love, love, love the fabrics in this quilt!!!   This is Gingham Girls by Amy Smart and it was her debut line.  I just love that it reminds me of all of the homemade dresses and shirts and short sets that my mom used to make for me and my siblings.   Talk about some wonderful memories!!! And Crossroads is made using Charm Packs, and ya, I am super into Charm Packs right now!!!  I just love all of those fun little squares :) 

My Crossroads quilt because a gift for a special bride and groom.   Because it goes together fast and easy, it makes for a great gift!!    I just love being able to give the gift of quilty hugs, they are the best!!!  And that is my Crossroads Quilt ;)  

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

Thanks for popping in today and each day.   I truly am blessed to have this little space to share my absolute love of quilting!!!

I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Day and also for all of my friends in the US, a very  Happy Thanksgiving!!! 
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