Thursday, February 6, 2020

Tutorial Throwback Thursday - Hang Time

Well things are a little crazy around here lately.   Things are moving right along with the remodel, I am teaching twice in two weeks (once out of town) and of course, to make it all the more fun, we have had a ton of snow ;)   So when I was thinking about which tutorial to share for Thursday, Throwback I decided that Hang Time would be fitting ;)  The last few weeks have really been all about trying to make the best of Time and keeping happy while we Hang In There ;)    So ya, Hang Time is just perfect!!!

Hang Time is such a fun and fast quilt to make!!! And this particular throwback is actually not a tutorial, but rather it's just a free pattern that you can download and/or print right here ;)   But it is super easy piecing, so you will be able to do it no problem with just the pattern ;)  It finishes at 75" x 75", so it makes a great quilt to cozy up in.  

And Hang Time is Fat Eighth Friendly, so you can just choose a favorite bundle,  grab some Background Fabric, and you are good to go!!!!  I used Allison Harris's beautiful Hazel fabrics,   which would be hard to find now, but any of Allison's Fabrics would look equally amazing in it ;)  I just love her fabrics, they are just so happy ;)    Whatever Fat Eighth Bundle  you choose, it will looks so great!!!

And I have a fun story to share with the quilting of Hang Time,     The first time I met Allison Harris was at the Sewing Summit back in 2011 where she was teaching a free motion quilting class.   I loved that class and learned so much.  The first thing she taught the class was how to stitch simple meandering.   So . . . I decided that Hang Time just needed to be a memory of that first meeting and class and what better way to tie that memory in that stitching some simple meandering.   And that just makes me smile ;) 

And that is my Hang Time quilt.  I hope you have enjoyed today's Tutorial Throwback Thursday!!!    To make your own Hang Time  just click on any of the quilt name links for the free pattern.    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 Hang Time Quilts!!!!

Oh and one last thing . . . And super exciting news!!!  My Low Volume Chevron Pillow made it to the next round in the Pillow Fight ;)   Thanks all for voting!!!!    It is now in the Semi-Finals and voting for that starts Today!!!   So be sure to Pop on over and Vote for your favorite.  And your vote also enters you into a giveaway for a Plus One Pillow Talk Kit as well, so double bonus!!!!  

Thanks for visiting in today and each day.   I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!  
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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Wednesday Works In Progress

Wow, I haven't done one of these posts in a while.  Things are a little crazy around here with the remodel and all, but I am still sewing in the background ;)     And I have recently started 3 new projects!!!   And I am super excited about each one!!!

To start, last week was the Cedar Chest Quilters Guild Retreat and along with teaching 3 classes, I got to take a class as well!!!   I was fortunate enough to take the Vintage Charm Class from my friend Sherri McConnell.  It was so great to just sit and sew for 3 hours and enjoy the company of so many amazing quilters ;)    I am using Harvest Road by Lella Boutique  and plan to make 25 blocks so I can have a nice big fall quilt ;)   I made a good start of it in class, so hopefully it won't be long before I can share this beauty!!!

And then I had to start a project with these amazing Sugarhouse Park fabrics from my wonderful friend Amy Smart!!!   I grew up in the same general area as Amy and have so many great memories of times spent at the actual Sugarhouse Park with my family and my husband used to run there for State Cross Country every year ;)   So I decided to make a new quilt for our bed with these beautiful fabrics that have so many great memories tied up in their name!!!   My plan is to Quadruple my Ring Around The Rosies Quilt from my soon to be released Charming Baby Quilts Book.   It is going to be so great, I can't wait to get it all made up!!!

And finally, I am thrilled to be making a quilt for Poppie Cotton's blog tour of their newest line Daisy Mae!!   I just love these beautiful prints and colors and the hand of this fabric is so soft.  I plan to make another enlarged quilt from Charming Baby Quilts  with these fat quarters as well.  But this time, It's going to be the Dream Big quilt (first quilt I shared from the book) and I plan to use a dark background and the navy prints for binding.   It is going to make all of those pretty pins and whites just pop!!!  More on this coming soon!!!

So ya, lots to get sewing on all of these new projects!!!   I just love pretty stacks of fabric, but I love pressing, cutting, sewing, and quilting them up even more ;)

Hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!

P.S.   Speaking of Works in Progress . . . There is still a Pillow Fight in progress!!!!   Today is you last day to vote and tomorrow we will find which pillow moves  on and which pillow is knocked out ;)   
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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!!

It's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!! Let's have some fun :)

First, we need to announce the winner from last Terrific Tuesday Giveaway!!  
The winner of the Dream Weaver 10" Stacker from Fat Quarter Shop is . . .   Number #592 . . . Congrats Susan Deveraux!!!   I have messaged you :)    

And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Shabby Fabrics!!   Shabby Fabrics has an amazing selection of Fabrics and  so many cute BOM's and Clubs!!!  And don't forget, Shabby Fabrics  also has an amazing  Clearance Section, you are sure to find some amazing deals, and have also just added a whole bunch of Quilt Kits on sale as well!!  Super fun!!!   

And for the Terrific Tuesday Giveaway  Shabby Fabrics is giving one lucky winner a $30.00 Gift Certificate!!!!!   Now the winner can get just what they have been wanting!!!  

You have two entry chances here on the blog, 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 was your first Job??

 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, February 11th, when I will announce a winner at the beginning of next weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Post :)

You can also pop over to my Instagram and/or Facebook to enter there as well :)  

Good Luck and Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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Monday, February 3, 2020

Bloom-Topia Quilt!!!

Last week I shared my first blocks from the Bloom-Topia Quilt Along hosted by the Fat Quarter Shop.  And wouldn't you know it, that same day I got a wonderful box on my door step that just happened to have the original Bloom-Topia Quilt in it!!!   Isn't that just so great!!!   I got to snap a few pictures (inside, it is snowing like crazy outside) of it and sign a cute quilt label before sending it on to the next Bloom-Topia Blogger ;)

This Bloom-Topia Quilt Along is just goregous!!!   And the quilting is stunning!!!  I love all of the fun blocks in such an array of sizes, and the fabrics are just beautiful and make me long for Spring (especially as it snows outside ;)  And there are still some  Summer Sweet Fabric  Bloom-topia Quilt Kits and Backing Sets available if you want to join in and make this exact quilt ;)  And I didn't realize until I watched the Live Stream on Friday, but the kit comes with all the Patterns!!!!   So if you are like me, and really struggle to wait for the next release, you can get the Bloom-topia Quilt Kits and make all the blocks at your own pace :)   So fun!!!  

This will be the next block that we work on coming on February 15th!!!    (Although I hear it might be a day early as well like Block 1 :)    This is such a pretty block, and I will be changing mine up to have 4 blooms instead of the stem, so fun!!!

And this is the block  that i am looking forward to the most.   I just think it is so cute and I am excited to try out the specialty half rectangle ruler for it ;)   

And I just had to finish up today with the back of the Bloom-Topia Quilt Along quilt!!!   I just think this is too cute for words!!!   And can you believe a month has already come and gone in 2020, just wow!!!   

And can I just say . . . It's hard to put this quilt back in the box to be shipped off, I just want to put it over my couch and think of Spring ;)   Ah well, guess I will just go sew with some Happy Fabrics  instead ;)

Oh, and one last thing before I sign off . . . speaking of that  Live Stream . . . They also shared my Pillow from the Pillow Fight :)    It is so fun to see them in actual live footage.   And be sure to Pop Over and Vote for your favorite pillow if you haven't already.   It has been neck and neck for the last few days and I think it is going to come down to the wire to pick a winner ;)  

Thanks for popping in today and I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!
I know with all this snow, I just plan to stay inside and sew ;)  

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Saturday, February 1, 2020

Renovation - Week 3!!

If you remember from  Week 2 of Renovation we were all set for painting, and that is just what happened, along with some other super fun things!!!   

MONDAY -   The walls were painted.   When I have done my own painting in the past, I have always used a roller and brush.   And I have to say, those spray paint guns are awesome.   Such a nice even coat and oh so much quicker ;)    We choose the color Malabar at 50% by Sherwin Williams for the wall color, (Since I am sure it will be asked ;)  And I just love it.  It is so warm and inviting ;) 

TUESDAY - The painting moved upward.   All of the ceilings were painted and I was so tempted to take a picture of the painters :)  They were all decked out from head to toe in white jumpsuits.  Which I totally understood when I saw how much "misting fog" came from the spray gun pointed up towards the ceiling :)   Still, far better to have a jumpsuit and spray, then a sore neck from staring up at the ceiling while you roll it on, and occasionally get paint in your hair ;)    Are you getting the picture that I really don't enjoy painting and am so grateful professionals are painting this time around, tee hee hee :)  

WEDNESDAY - This was the final day of painting, and the one I was looking forward to seeing the results of the most.   It was doors and trim work, and I just love how they shine!!! Nothing like a beautiful white finish to really make the paint pop all the more!!!   (And yes, there is a new door handle coming for this door, we are not keeping the two toned look :)  

THURSDAY - What an awesome day!!!!   With the painting all done, it was time to make the kitchen start to look like a kitchen again with the cabinets being installed.   I know it is just frames, but this made me so excited!!!   I am going to have so much cupboard space, eeekkk!!! 

And while the cabinet makers were busy in the kitchen, my HVAC friends were finishing up the fireplace!!!  Isn't that just so pretty :)   It has a remote control and everything and by the end of the day, we were enjoying watching a crackling fire.  I can't wait until I can sit on the carpet and curl up here with a good book :) 

FRIDAY - And this was another busy and wonderful day.    And I have to say, I was grateful I had somewhere to be other than home while they took out the last of the tile ;)   I came home to everything cleaned up, and ready for the next step.  So nice!!! 

 And I also came home to lights!!!  The electricians were busy all day installing new LED Cam Lights and pendant lights in the kitchen and dining room.    And I am over the moon!!!  I just keep going in here and turning on the lights to bask in how bright and happy they are.   So great!!!    And I just love this picture, it really is starting to be a kitchen again.   So fun!!!

So that is Week 3!!!  I can't even fathom what will be done next week.  I will be out of town for most of the week teaching, so I will have to see if my husband can take the daily photo's.   But I am just super excited for the idea of coming back and seeing what has been done by  Precision Development and all of the amazing folks working on our home ;)   

Until next week!!!
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