Thursday, May 19, 2022

A Star is Born in Ombre!!!

Last week I mentioned I was starting some new Charming Baby Quilts . . .Well today, I get to share the finish!!!  This is a Star is Born and I am so excited to have finally made this quilt with a nice, crisp, white background.  Doesn't it just make those rainbow of colors shine!! 

I was working on a secret project using V & Co.'s Ombre Galaxy, and when I had a 5" strip and a 2 1/2" strip left from my Fat Quarters, I knew right away it would make excellent Charm Packs and Binding Strips ;)  So I went to my Charming Baby Quilts book, and picked A Star is Born, because, like it said, I have really wanted to make this with a white background :)  

I mean, how can I not pick to make this quilt every time, tee hee hee.   It truly has become a favorite of mine.   And it really goes together fast.  I made the quilt top in 2 days, while working on other projects as well.   And now I have a happy rainbow version to add to the collection of A Star is Born quilts.   

This quilt uses Two Charm Packs and 2 yards of Background Fabric.  So really, we almost all have that lying around in our stash.   And don't you just love the scrappy rainbow binding, so fun!!   And I have just loved seeing all of the A Star is Born quilts you all have been making :)  It's so fun to stroll the #CharmingBabyQuilts hashtag and see all of your amazing quilts!!!

And when it came time to quilt mine, I opted for an all over swirl free motion design.   But I noticed that my swirls were starting to get to be only about 2-3 swirls deep, so I super swirled these and echoed them a whole lot more.  So fun!! I love all of the added texture it gives the quilt :)

 I just love how this one turned out!!   I truly don't think I will ever tire of making this particular quilt.  It is just classic and makes such a fun gift.   In fact, I gifted the Nice Ice Baby version just last week ;)  

I just love making Charming Baby Quilts and I will be sharing the other quilt I started soon, the top is done I just need to quilt it  !!!!   To see more of my Charming Baby Quilts Book, you can visit this Page, that shares all of the original Charming Baby Quilts as well as Free PDF's of each quilt in a larger size (just in case you are not in need of baby quilts) and a Free PDF of a Charming Baby Sampler Quilt.

Thanks for stopping in today :)

Happy Quilting!!!

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Poppie Cotton Spring Market!!

 If you have followed along for a little bit, you know how I adore Poppie Cotton!!!  Poppie Cotton is an amazing fabric company started by my good friends Jina Barney and Lori Woods.  Their fabrics are just beautiful and are wonderful to sew with.   The quality is fantastic and I just love all of their pretty prints!!!  I have been blessed to sew with many of their fabric lines for Fabric Tours (Including here, here, here, here, here, and here :)  so you can imagine how excited I was to receive Poppie Cotton's Spring Market in the mail this week!!! 

 And how adorable!!!   Poppie Cotton's sent a fun little treasure to go with each of their new 8 lines they will be releasing.   And I am super excited about the Barnyard Basics Color Card.  Those are so convenient to have when picking out backgrounds :)  

And talk about a line up of amazing designs!!!  I am super excited for them all, and might even be sewing with a line already :)  Aren't those tiny squares from Songbook Serenade just precious.  I cant' wait to share the project with you later this year!!  

It's sad not getting to go to market, but it sure makes it super fun when it arrives on your door step!!!  If you haven't tried Poppie Cotton yet, I highly recommend it.  You can find a list of quilt shops where you can find  it here.  

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

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Tuesday, May 17, 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 Blossom Riley Blake Blend Bundle from Fat Quarter Shop is . . .   Number #902  . . . Congrats Sandra DeMers!  I have messaged you :)  


And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Happy Quilting!!!  Yup, little ole me today ;)  One lucky winner will be receiving their choice of 3 Happy Quilting PDF Patterns.   And you get to pick your favorites :)  

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 telling me what is making you Happy today ;)  

 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 InstagramFacebookPinterest, or Twitter .   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 Tuesday, May 24th, 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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Saturday, May 14, 2022

Seeing Stars - HQM Quilt 6

 It is Week 6 of the Happy Quilting Marathon and this week we are going Patriotic.  Isn't this Seeing Stars quilt just so fun in beautiful red, blues, whites, and tans.   Just stunning.  And I had so much fun mixing all of the background fabrics in this one.  It was a little out of my comfort zone, but I just love, love, love the way it all came together!!! 

I used a Fat Quarter Bundle of Minick and Simpson's Northport prints.   These are harder to find prints now, but Minick and Simpson and always making a new beautiful patriotic line!!!  (Love the new Belle Isle!!)    I started by separating the light prints and the dark prints for the backgrounds and the blocks.    I was basically doing a play on a low volume background, just using all of the "low volume" prints from the bundle ( or at least the lighter ones :)   I was a little nervous at first, but like I said, I just love the way it all came together!!!  

This Seeing Stars quilt is a free Quilt Along that I did back in 2018 .  There are step by step tutorials for how to make each block, which includes curved piecing, applique, and even some improv piecing.  So fun and a great skill stretcher :)    I actually made this quilt top as a sampler for my local Cedar Chest Quilt Guild when I was teaching it there as a Block of the Month in 2019.  So ya, it has been sitting for a bit waiting to be quilted :)    

And when it came time to quilt it, I decided to just go with a simple loop d' loop.  It is always fun to quilt random loops, so very relaxing, and also so very fast!!!  And considering I was quilting this last night, fast was important ;)   

And I am just super excited to finally have it quilted, bound, and ready to be loved!!!  I have a special someone in mind for this quilt.  I know they are just going to love it.   Have I mentioned how much I am just loving this Quilting Marathon.  It just makes me smile from ear to ear to finally see some of these done!!! 

And that is Quilt #6 - Seeing Stars ;)  6 Down and only 20 more quilts to go in the Happy Quilting Marathon :)   I can't believe the first row of pictures is all filled up, so fun!!!

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, May 13, 2022

Charming Baby Progress

 So you might recall, I mentioned a little while back, that I was remaking the Charming Baby Sampler quilt (Free PDF Download of pattern here, just need my Charming Baby Quilts book to go with it ;)   with my Local Cedar Chest Quilt Guild and I am making a Happy and Scrappy version with a nice navy background to really make all those colors pop :)  Well we are 2 months in and I thought I would share my blocks so far ;)  

First up, the modified A Star is Born Block for the center of the quilt.   Isn't it just so fun how all 5 of these charm packs from 5 completely different designs all play together so nicely.  I am just excited for this scrappy goodness to come together!!  

Next, Color in the Lines :)    These are by far the easiest blocks to make in this sampler, and it will be fun to see them all bordered in navy when the quilt gets put together.  

Then it's the Hugs and Kisses blocks, although, for the sampler, we only use the kisses blocks :)  

And finally, 4 Dream Big blocks.   These are so much fun to make and I love how they turn out in all this scrappy goodness.   I am just so excited to see this project coming together ;)

And while we are on the subject of Charming Baby Quilts . . . I might have had some 5" scraps from another secret sewing project, and just started whipping up a new A Star is Born quilt!!!   I haven't made it with a white background yet, and it was on my to do list, so why not pair it with some beautiful Ombre goodness!!!  This one is going to be so happy when it is done ;) 

And remember how my girls were just head over heals for the Cheater Print Picnic Quilt I shared a few days ago (along with the Free PDF pattern for it :)  well, I decided we needed another Glamp Camp  quilt.   So I am whipping up a Ring Around the Rosie quilt, but I am upsizing the block so it will make a nice big picnic size when it is finished. And I am just loving the Navy Background with these prints, it really makes them pop.   So fun!!! 

So now I am off to my sewing room to work on these 2 Charming Baby Quilts above, and here is hoping I can share the finishes soon ;)   And I will be sure to keep sharing the Sampler progress as well.

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

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