Saturday, April 9, 2022

Sprouts Sprouted Quilt - HQM Quilt 1

Well, it's the end of Week 1 of the Happy Quilting Marathon and I am excited to share my first Happy Quilting Marathon Quilt.   It's Called Sprouts Sprouted and I just love it in all of it's Low Volume Goodness!!!  Isn't it just so perfect for Spring :)   

This pattern is one of the Exclusive Patterns from my Sew Sampler Box back in 2019 called Sprouts.  I loved it when I originally saw it, and knew I needed to make it someday.   So when I had a bunch of Sherri and Chelsi Low Volume Prints left at the end of last year, I decided it was time to make up this quilt.  Only, I had more fabric than the pattern needed, and I didn't want to add to my scrap drawers, so I sized up the blocks to finish at 16" and I just love them!!!  The pattern now finishes at 65" x 80" so it is a great size to snuggle up with :)  

Like I said, I used a lot of extra Low Volume prints that I had all from different Sherri and Chelsi lines for the background.  I just love how they all blend together so perfectly :)   For the prints, I used Seashore Drive :)  This is a brand new line that is coming out any day, but I had extras leftover from some secret sewing and I didn't want to fold it all back up again, especially when I knew it would go so perfectly with all of the beautiful Low Volumes.   And you know, I just love the purples in this line!!!

And I actually quilted this on Tuesday, and it has taken until now to get the binding on, gotta love how life gets crazy :)   I quilted it with large, open center swirls, and I just love how they add a bubble effect to the quilt.     And like always, good ol' 402 Pearl blended perfectly in all of these light and dark colors, love it!! 

 I just love how this one turned out and think it will make a beautiful wedding quilt, don't you!!    I tell you what, this totally just has me wanting to make more quilts with low volume backgrounds.  They are just so fun!!!! 

And that is Quilt #1 - Sprouts Sprouted ;)  Only 25 more quilts to go in the Happy Quilting Marathon :) 

And that is it for today, thanks for popping in to share this finish with me!!! 
I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!

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Friday, April 8, 2022

Nova Star Quilt!!!

 It is always a fun day when I get to share a little secret sewing for my good friends at Moda Fabrics ;)   And how great is this quilt in it's beautiful oranges and blues!!!  These aren't colors I get to work with very often and it was just so great to get to sew up this quilt!!!    The name of this quilt is Nova Star and the pattern is by Then Came June!!! 

Like I said, these fabrics are just so happy!!!  I just love all of the prints from this Meander Fabric Line by Aneela Hoey.  There are great blenders of polka dots and gingham, and wonderfully whimsical prints with horses, foxes, and flowers.  Just makes me want to get outside and enjoy the fresh air!!! And truly, I just love the colors!!!  What a fun way to mix things up :)  

The piecing in this quilt is a little on the small side, but oh so great :)  You all now I love a great star quilt and this quilt the stars just explode!!!   So great!!!  I just love all of the movement it creates in the quilt and how the cornerstones create a wonderful secondary pinwheel design.   It finishes at 54 x 68 so it is a great size to snuggle up in.  

And when it came time to quilt it, I used one of my favorites.   Echoed Paisley Quilting for the win.   So relaxing to quilt and I just love all the added curved texture to such an pointy quilt!!!    And  good ol' 402 Pearl blended perfectly in all of these light and dark colors, it truly is my favorite!! 

And this quilt is now making its way to quilt shops around the US.  It is going to be a fun addition to add to my Cabin Quilts as soon as it gets home.  I just think it fits the outdoors rustic feel just perfectly!!

But snuggling for me will have to wait until it makes it's way home.   But you don't have to wait!!!  Meander Fabrics are shipping now and Fat Quarter Shop has a Nova Star Meander Quilt Kit already available.  And don't you just love the boxes the kits come in, so cute!!! 

I am so happy that I got to make this beautiful Nova Star Quilt, it really was oh so much fun to make!!    The Nova Star Pattern was easy to follow and doesn't it just fit these fabrics so perfectly!!!    I totally want to make a baby quilt version now, so adorable!!  

And that is it for today, thanks for popping in to share this finish with me!!! 

And be sure to pop back in tomorrow to share my Quilt 1 in my Happy Quilting Marathon ;)  

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

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Tuesday, April 5, 2022

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 $30.00 Gift Certificate from Kimberly's Fabric Stash. . .   Number #92  . . . Congrats  Tina!  I have messaged you :)  

And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Green Fairy Quilts.  Green Fairy Quilts is your home for pre-cut goodness and they always have amazing sales going on every weekend on a selected pre-cut or notion!!!   And did you know that Green Fairy Quilts has a Deal of The Day, I just love these!!!    And Green Fairy Quilts is currently having an  Amazing Jelly Roll Sale with 30 -50% off!!!!  Also, Green Fairy Quilts has just added lots and lots of new pre-cuts to their 50% off Page, you won't want to miss these!!! 

And for today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway, Green Fairy Quilts will be giving one lucky reader an Indigo Garden 10" Stacker by Heather Peterson for Riley Blake Designs!!!  This is such a gorgeous fabric line with beautiful prints and vibrant colors!!!!  
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 Do you name your Sewing Machines?? 

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Green Fairy Quilts love.   You can Sign up for their Newsletter which I highly recommend as it will ensure you catch all of their amazing sales!!  You can follow them on Instagram or Facebook,  or you can visit the Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Green Fairy Quilt Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, April 12th, 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, April 4, 2022

Happy Quilting Marathon

 Last week, I shared these 3 quilt top finishes that I worked on while "retreating".  Well, this weekend, I made them quilt backs and found their bindings (I always make those at the beginning of a project) and took them over to the "To Be Quilted Closet".

And as I hung them, I realized there were a lot of Quilt Tops, Quilt Backs, and Bindings just waiting to be made into finished quilts.   These are all the quilts that I have made in the last little while (read few years as at least two are from 2018) that don't have "deadlines".  And so here they sit, and can you believe it, they have added up to 26!!!   26 that is like a literal Marathon of Quilts!!!  

And then it hit me, why not have my own Happy Quilting Marathon!!!!  I really think if I give these a deadline and share it here, well then, I am bound to actually quilt and finish these :)   So here is my plan . . . each week for the next 26 weeks, I will finish and share a quilt from the "To Be Quilted Closet".  I have made up this little tracker to keep my motivated, and each week I will add a picture in the box so in the end, I can see them all together ;)  

And I have a huge reward planned at the end.   On October 3rd, right at the conclusion of the Happy Quilting Marathon, I get to set sail on the Aloha Hawaii Quilting Cruise hosted by Stitchin' in Heaven!!!    Talk about Motivation :)  Have you ever done a quilting cruise??  They are oh so much fun!!!  Sadly, this one filled up as soon as it was opened, but there are lots of others to check out if you are interested :)  

So here is to 26 weeks of Happy Quilting!!  Wish me Luck and please help Keep me Accountable :)

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!
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Friday, April 1, 2022

Heartfelt Quilt Along - Darling Blocks

  It's Month 3 of the Heartfelt Quilt Along and I am just so in love with all of these beautiful Heart Blocks!!!  This is Fat Quarter Shop's 9th Annual Charity Quilt Along and they are always my favorite :)     The 1st Friday of each month will be a new release for blocks and today are the Darling Blocks.   And how fun are these!!!

I am such a huge fan of the Graphite Cross Weave background with my Flirt fabrics by Sweetwater.   And I think this is just going to make the cutest Heart Quilt when it is all done.  There are hearts in the prints, hearts in the piecing, and hearts in the charity this is all for, just perfect!!!  

So are you joining in with the Heart Felt 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 raised over $75,000!!!  The goal is $1000,000 which will allow for 16 wishes to be granted.  How awesome is that!!!  And Moda Fabrics and Fat Quarter Shop have joined to match up to $30,000 :)  So many amazing wishes :)  

Be sure to share all of your Heartfelt progress on social media with #heartfeltqal and check out Fat Quarter Shops post for the Darling Blocks for lots more Heart Felt Inspiration!!!  And you can check out the Darling Blocks You Tube Tutorial here ;) 

And that's it for the Third Release in the Heart Felt Quilt Along!!!!      

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

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