Thursday, April 1, 2021

Serendipity Quilt Along - Release 2

Today is the second release of the Serendipity Quilt Along and it's a whole Flock of Fun!!!  This is Fat Quarter Shop's 8th Annual Charity Quilt Along to benefit Make a Wish and I always love quilting along :)     So here are the Row 2 blocks . . . lots and lots of Flying Geese, oh, so much fun!!   

And don't they just look awesome offset in the row!!!  I just love all of those Happy Geese in Happy Days Fabric by Sherri and Chelsi.  and they just pop on the Grey Background, especially the new citrine color :)  So great!!! 

So are you joining in with the Serendipity fun???   You can download the block pattern right here and it is requested for each pattern you download to donate $5.00  to the Make a Wish Foundation :)  And I am super excited to say that even though it has just started,  Fat Quarter Shop's annual charity QAL has already made the goal of  $50,000!!!  So now it is being extended to grant 10  wishes.   So amazing!!!  

And Fat Quarter Shop is doing Live  You Tube video tutorials this time.  Kimberly will walk you through the process of making the Release 2 blocks and sew right along with you.   The Row 2 live Video will be Released on April 5th at 9 am CT.  So fun!!! 

Be sure to share all of your Serendipity progress on social media with #serendipityqal and check out Fat Quarter Shops post for Release 2 for lots more Serendipity Inspiration!!!

And that's it for the Second Release in the Serendipity Quilt Along!!!!      

Thanks for popping in today ;)  Have a Happy Quilting Day!!

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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Sew Sampler Box - March!!

 When I opened my March Sew Sampler Box and saw the theme, I just smiled.   I totally agree, Happiness is Homemade :)    It just makes me so happy to be able to create with this wonderful box of goodness each month.    And when I found all the quilty goodness inside, I totally wanted to start creating ;)     

So we all know that I just Love, Love, Love Charm Packs!!!!!    And so to find 2 Spring Book Charm Packs by Corey Yoder was a super wonderful surprise :)    And I just adore this Starry Checkers pattern, no surprise as I adore all of Corey's patterns :)     I think I might have to get the finishing kit for this one, because I want to make it just like the original, so fun!!!   

And this month's notions are more happiness!!!   How fun are these Rainbow Bobbins.  I dare anyone to not be happy while changing out Rainbow Bobbins :)    And the SewTites Stickers are just perfect to go with the SewTites from last months box.  So clever.  And finally,  this Silver Needle Case is just beautiful.   I will most likely be passing this on to one of my many Hand Stitching friends as it is to pretty not to be used, and we all know, I don't do a whole lot of hand stitching, tee hee hee.    

And last but not least, there is a new  Greatest Hits Quilt block to go with the box!!!  This is Track 12  pattern and I love how it turned out.   And speak of last but not least, this is the last block of the Greatest Hits Quilt!!!  Time to start cutting some sashing and see how this one comes together ;)  I hope to share it very soon ;)   

And just a note, if you are wanting to get in on the new year of Sew Sampler boxes you have to get in line.  There is currently a waiting list as the box subscription is full.   But hopefully the wait isn't to long.  (I have been told new spots open up each week!!!)

And that is the March Sew Sampler Box from Fat Quarter Shop :) And it finishes out another amazing year of the Sew Sampler Box.   I can't wait to see what next year brings!!!

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day :)
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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

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 $25.00 Gift Certificate from Lou Lou's Fabric Shop  is . . .   Number #126  . . . Congrats Patty!  I have messaged you :)  

And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by  Thousands of Bolts .   Thousands of Bolts has incredible prices that will have you super excited!!!  There are thousands of bolts to choose from and all at amazing prices, staring as low as $5.39 a yard!!!   It's the best way to buy quilt backs for sure!!  Be sure to check it out :)

And for Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway,  Thousands of Bolts is giving one lucky winner at $25.00 Gift Certificate!!!  You can get just what you always wanted :)   And good luck picking because there are literally thousands of bolts to choose from!!!!   

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 your favorite way to die Easter Eggs??   (we are pretty old school around here, just color a design on them with a crayon and then dip them in a color :)

 ENTRY 2 - Lets show Thousands of Bolts some Love!!!!   You can follow them on   Facebook or Instagram.  Or you can visit The Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Thousand of Bolts Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, April 6th, 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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Friday, March 26, 2021

Goose Creek Gardens Fabric Tour

 I absolutely adore Poppie Cotton Fabric by my good friends Jina and Lori and so I was super happy to when they asked if I wanted to join in their Goose Creek Gardens Fabric Tour ;)    I have been wanting to make a "softer" version of my Playground Picnic Pattern for quite sometime and I knew this was the perfect match for it!!!!    Isn't that just so pretty!!!

 I really do love working with Poppie Cotton's!!!  The fabric is wonderful with a beautiful hand and the artwork is just stunning.   I love the beautiful softness about this line!!  And I also just love the down home goodness feel of these prints.   Don't they just whisk you away to a country meadow.   So peaceful!!!    

The colors and prints in this Goose Creek Gardens Fabric Line are just so gorgeous!!!   I love the the flowers, and vines, and the little geese are just so cute ;)  And I love the soft pinks and yellows, and then the awesome pop with that gorgeous Teal and Burgundy.   Just so great!!! 

And yes, you might have noticed that this quilt isn't quilted yet ;)   If you recall, I shared it last week all ready for quilting, but you might have noticed things have been a little quiet on the blog last week, let's just say it was one of those weeks ;)    But never fear, I will get this quilted super soon and share it all quilted and bound.  I can't wait to take this quilt the next time I teach this class.   I just love seeing how you can make a quilt look totally different just by changing the fabric ;)   

But today, it is all about the fabric ;) And I just love that Country Confetti Basic Background.   I think it is so cool that Poppie Cotton makes their adorable polka dot basic to match all of their fabric lines.  It is the perfect background to add just the tiniest bit of fun to an otherwise solid, while still being bold enough to pop as the background.  And the contrast of the white and the prints really makes the Playground Picnic pattern just pop!!!  So great!!!   

And that is all for today ;)   Thank you so much to Jina and Lori for allowing me to play with these fantastic Poppie Cottons fabrics!!!   And for more  Goose Creek Gardens  fabric fun, be sure to Hop over to the Poppie Cottons blog   all of October for blogger goodies from this wonderful fabric :)     And if you want to make your own  Poppie Cottons quilt, here is where you can find them ;)  I highly recommend you try them out, they are just so pretty and perfect to work with!!!

Thanks for popping in today and every day.  I am just so grateful to have this space to share my love of fabric, piecing, and all things quilting!!!

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!
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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Over the Rainbow Quilt and Pillow Tutorial!!

 I am so thrilled to be sharing my newest finishes today and to also be sharing a new AccuQuilt Tutorial for them as well.    It's called Over the Rainbow, and it has Gnomes!!!  How cute is that ;)   I created a fun geometric cascading rainbow using the Half Hexi unit and then added that pop of cuteness with a Gnome applique. . . .and there is even a pillow to go with the quilt.  So fun!!!   And here they are ;)

The quilt is made with 2 Layer Cakes and a 4 1/2" Half Hexagon die as well as the New Gnome Die for the added applique.   I used 2 treasured Kate Spain Layer Cakes, Early Bird and Daydreamer, and I just love the beautiful rainbow of color they created!!!   I knew they were just perfect for this rainbow, and I am so glad I have been holding on to them for just the right project ;)  

When it came time to quilt I decided on an all over wavy horizontal line.  I really think it added to the whole rainbow idea, and I just love all of the amazing texture it created.   And I quilted my Gnomes in place while quilting the quilt as well, I can't wait to wash this and to see how fun and scruffy they get :)  

The Over the Rainbow quilts is made up of 160 Half Hexi units.  It really pieces together super fast, once you have the layout you like.  Honestly, I spent more time working on the layout of my rainbow, then I did sewing it together ;)    It measures 60" x 62" when it is finished so it is a great size to be used as a lap quilt and snuggle up with.  

And you know, I couldn't waste the scraps from cutting my Half Hexies, they cut out so quick with the  GO! AccuQuilt Cutting System and you have just enough scrap to use the smaller 1 12" Half Hexagon Die  to make this matching pillow  So awesome!!!   Isn't that just the cutest, I can't get over those tiny 1 1/2" half hexies.  So adorable.   

I quilted the pillow on my home machine (Bernina Aurora) with a wavy scallop quilted on a diagonal.  Again, I was trying to add to the whole rainbow concept.  And of course, I had to add the Gnomes on the pillow as well ;)    I did them in Solids so they would stand out on the rainbow background, and I think they are just so adorable!!

Oh, and the pillow uses the exact same layout as the quilt, so it's rainbow came together much quicker ;)   But of course, you can always switch it up from the layout of the quilt and the pillow.  Your rainbow can be Vertical, Spiral, Random . . . anything you like ;)     I trimmed my pillow to 16" x 16" so it fit a pillow form just nicely.

And that is my Over the Rainbow Quilt Pillow and Tutorial!!!  And I hope you love it as much as I do ;)   If you want to make your own Over the Rainbow Set just pop on over for the free step by step tutorial!!!     And when you are done, I would love to see it!!!  You can email me a picture at or post it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc and #AccuQuilt ;)  I can't wait to see your Over the Rainbow Quilts and Pillows!!!

Thanks for joining me today and sharing this new tutorial with me ;)  I am so glad to have made this quilt.  I have had the idea kicking around in my head for a long time, and I am just thrilled that it came out just as I imagined ;)    This just makes me so happy for Spring and I hope it does you as well!!!! 

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