Monday, November 1, 2021

October Sew Sampler Box!!!

I know, it's November (Seriously, where did October go!!) but I needed to still share my October Sew Sampler Box but got a little busy with the Holiday Weekend.   So here we are . . . and talk about some amazing quilting goodness!!  The theme for October was Dream Big and I am so already dreaming of that Mon Cheri quilt being made up :)  

I am absolutely in love with this Whimsical Romance Fabric Line by Keera Job for Riley Blake Designs!!!  It is the same fabric I used for my Moonstones Quilt that I shared a Free PDF of a few weeks ago (just in case you missed it ;)   And when I saw the exclusive Mon Cheri pattern that came with it. . . Well, let's just say that I have already pulled some grey background from my stash and plan to do some cutting this afternoon.  I am just so excited for this project.  I hope to share a finish soon ;) 

And let's talk about the notions!  I have decided I can never have enough rulers, I just squeal every time I get a new ruler :)  And this 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" Creative Grids Ruler is such a great size for marking and tiny piecing!!!   And The Magic Seam Wand is new to me, but looks like it will be a great tool to have when traveling :)    And finally, the Take-Along Mini Color Wheel, wow, talk about a handy tool for matching fabrics!!  So awesome ;)   

And of course, with a new month means a new block in our QAL;)   Here is  Block 7 of the Bright Side Quilt along!!   I just love seeing all of these blocks come together in all of the Basic Grey goodness!!   Because of the lights and dark placement of my block, it looks more like an X than a star to me, and  I love that it creates a new look.    I just can't wait to see these all come together, especially with some basic grunge blocks that yes, I still need to make :)

And just a note,  Sew Sampler boxes currently have No Waiting List!!!  So you can sign up right away and get a box on your door step next month!!! So fun :)  

And that is October Sew Sampler Box!!  Now to wait clear to the end of November, good thing I will have my Mon Cheri project to keep me busy until the next box arrives ;)  

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

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Friday, October 29, 2021

The Wall In the Woods

 I am so very excited to share my newest finish, The Wall quilt along with the free The Wall PDF Pattern  to go with it!!!!  This is a super popular quilt tutorial that I did back in 2014, and I have been wanting to make it in a larger size for a long time as I am always getting requests for how to size it up.    It's perfect for beginners and experts alike and goes together super fast :)

And I knew as soon as I saw this wonderful Into The Woods collection by Lori Whitlock for Riley Blake Designs that it would make a perfect The Wall in the Woods quilt for the cabin!!!   (Remember, I am working on making "cabin" quilts for all of the beds and I have made this one, and this one so far :)   This makes three and Jessica has already "called it" for the bed she sleeps in :)  She just loves it!!  The Wall originally used Jolly Bars (half a Layer Cake square) but for the larger sizes, I used Fat Quarters :)    Either way, it is easy cutting that goes really fast!

And I just love how it is such a great design in it's super simpleness.   Sometimes, it's all about just basic squares and rectangles.   So fun!!   And like I said, I have wanted to make a The Wall PDF Pattern to include multiple sizes as the comments in the Tutorial started to have all the adjustments anyways, it was about time to put it all in one place.   But if you are new to quilting, you might find The Wall Tutorial helpful to go along with the PDF Pattern :)

And this is where I share a huge Thank You!!  I have been super busy with some secret sewing so Barbara actually pieced and quilted this The Wall in the Woods Quilt so that I could share it here.   Isn't she just amazing!!!   She quilted it with an adorable all over Ivy design and it is just perfect to go with The Wall theme.  And super fun, she actually quilted it at the cabin!!!   Ya, when we got this new machine, the Avante wen't up to the cabin, so fun!!! 

Then all it needed was a quick binding and this version of The Wall was done!!   And I just love it!!  It's already up at the cabin on the bed, in fact, that is where I took these pictures :)      And now, it's your turn to make your own The Wall Quilt!!!   Download the free The Wall PDF Pattern ,  check out The Wall Tutorial and get cutting :)

And like I was saying, there are multiple size options in the PDF.   I made the Queen Size, but you can also make a Baby Size, Lap Size, Twin Size,  and a King Size.  All 5 size options are in the The Wall PDF Pattern.   Here is the details of what you will need and the finished sizes for each of the 5 quilt options.  

I hope you enjoy this free The Wall PDF Pattern and that you make your own quilts!!!  And if you do, I would love to see them ;)   You can email me a picture at or add it to social media with the hashtag #happyquiltingwithmc and #thewallquilt ;)  I can't wait to see your The Wall Quilts!!!

Thanks so much for popping in and sharing this finish with me.  If you have any questions at all on making your own, don't hesitate to email me at  

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

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Tuesday, October 26, 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 #79 . . . Congrats scrappy101 !  I have messaged you :)  


And on to today's

And now . . . Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Kimberly's Fabric Stash.    You will find so many amazing fabrics over at Kimberly's and everyday low prices!!! Kimberly has a brand new App so you can shop even easier.  It is available for both android and apple.    And be sure and shop Kimberly's amazing Sale Section, where right now, you can find an fantastic selection of Halloween Fabrics!! 

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is for some amazing quilting goodness!!!  Kimberly's Fabric Stash is giving one lucky reader a $50.00 Gift Certificate!!!   Oh, you can get just what you have been dreaming about !!! 

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 Who is your Best Friend??

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Kimberly's Fabric Stash  Love!!!!   You can  You can follow them on   Facebook(where Kimberly Hosts her Facebook Live every Friday at 7 EST) TwitterPinterest, or You Tube.  Or you can visit The Shop  and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Kimberly Fabric Stash Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, November 2nd,  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, October 25, 2021

Lovey Dovey Quilt!!

 It is always a fun day when I get to share a little secret sewing for my good friends at Moda Fabrics ;)   And this finish is just adorable with so much heart goodness, and some happy doves too !!!  I always love working with Lella Botique's fabrics, especially because she always uses such great color palates!!!    And as you can see, the soft colors of these Love Notes Fabrics is just perfect for this Lovey Dovey Quilt!!!

I love the prints in  Love Notes as well, especially the text print that features a page from a Louisa May Alcott book.  It is just so great and it even has a chapter heading illustration.  Amazing!!  The piecing in this quilt is oh so much fun :)   Yes, that is a whole lot of hearts, and a whole lot of stitch and flip to make them, but they go pretty fast with chain stitching.   The doves were super fun, especially the wings with the little strips in them!!!  So as you can guess,  I really enjoyed making this quilt, and it finishes at 72 x 72 so it is a great size to snuggle up in.  

And when it came time to quilt it, I decided on a classic favorite.  I quilted all over echoed paisleys for some awesome curvy flowing goodness.  I just love how it adds so much movement to all of those straight lines in the quilt.   And  good ol' 402 Pearl blended perfectly in all of these light and dark colors, and I am sure you all know by know, it is my favorite color thread!!!   In fact, I just ordered another 7 spools because I was down to the last one, and you can never run out of 402 :)

And I just love how this dense echoed quilting design makes for some incredible texture.   Doesn't that just make you want to snuggle right up in this quilt and take a nap. Although, it is just so pretty, maybe it will need to be draped over a couch for show for a while before it gets extra Lovey :)    So pretty!!!  

And now, it is making it's way to quilt shops all over the US in a traveling trunk show.   So the snuggling will have to wait until it makes it's way home.   But you don't have to wait much longer!!!  Love Notes Fabrics ship in November (like as in a few days away!!) and Fat Quarter Shop has a Lovey Dovey Quilt Kit available.  Oh, and guess who's quilt is in that picture, yup, part of that traveling trunk show, so fun!!!

I am so happy that I got to make this beautiful Lovey Dovey quilt and that I didn't have to keep it a secret for to long ;)   I loved making it and working with these gorgeous fabrics.   I love piecing hearts, they are right up there with piecing stars, and this quilt had all the hearts :)   And can I just say how much I love baby nine patches as cornerstones in sashing, so cute!!  

Thanks for popping in and sharing this finish with me today!!

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

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Friday, October 22, 2021

Heartfelt Charity Quilt Along for 2022 - It's Coming!!!!

 I am so super excited!!!  It's been announced!!! The 2022  Fat Quarter Shop Charity Quilt Along is Heart Felt and it is absolutely gorgeous :)  This will be my 8 Year participating and I have just loved being a part of such an amazing Quilt Along that benefits such an amazing cause!!!  (2015 Snapshots2016 Crossroads2017 Patchwork,  2018 Clementine2019 Threadology2020 Bloomtopia, 2021 Serendipity)  It is just so incredible to have so much good to be tied up into one quilt ;)  This Charity Quilt Along benefits Make a Wish, and there were some wonderful Wishes granted from this Quilt Along last year, isn't that just amazing!!!!

And along with Making Wishes come True . . . you also get to sew a beautiful Heart Felt quilt!!!!   I can't wait to get started on this!!!  I just love stitching hearts and Fat Quarter Shop has designed 6 different  Heart Blocks that have come together to make this stunner of a quilt!!   I especially love that they made some hearts in stars, because you all know, I just love piecing Star blocks as well :)  

The Heart Felt Quilt Along block piecing starts on February 4th, 2022 and a new block will be released the first Friday of each month.   Fat Quarter Shop will be releasing the Fabric Requirements on January 14th, but the cool thing is . . .we can get them even earlier!!   The Make A Wish Campaign has already begun, and as soon as it reaches $20,000 . . . Fat Quarter Shop will release the Fabric Requirements!!!   (So help spread the word so we can all get a jump start ;)   

The Heart Felt Quilt features Beautiful Day Fabrics by Corey Yoder for Moda Fabrics.   (And I have already worked with these fabrics for some secret sewing and let me tell you, they are gorgeous!!!)    Beautiful Day Fabrics release in December, but you can reserve an exclusive Heart Felt Quilt Kit and Backing Set now,  (And isn't that quilt back just so fun!!!!)   The Heart Felt Quilt Kit comes with all the fabrics you need for the blocks, background and binding and it even comes in a Bonus Keepsake Box with Magnetic Closure.   And one other bonus . . . The Kit comes with all of the patterns so you don't have to wait each month for them to be released, and yes, it's the only place to get them early ;)    


Choosing fabrics is always so fun, and I am super excited to be using Flirt by Sweetwater for Moda Fabrics for my Heart Felt Quilt!!  I love that the hearts in the line will just go perfectly with the hearts in the piecing :)   And I want all of those beautiful low volume prints to stand out, so I am planning on using a Graphite Cross Weave for my background!!!    I just love a colored background and the Cross Weave will also add an awesome texture too :)     I did a little mock-up . . . it isn't the exact design as I was just whipping it up fast, but it really gives the idea of what it will look like and I just love it!!!

So do you want to join in and quilt along for a great cause??  Watch for the Fabric Requirements to be released, then have fun shopping, and mark  January 14th on your calendar for the Heart Felt Quilt Along Kick-off!!!    It's going to be so much fun!!! You can pop on over to the Heart Felt Quilt Along Page for all the details and easy access links for the pattern releases :)  

I can't wait for some Happy Charity Quilting in 2022!!!!
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