Saturday, July 2, 2022

Bella Skill Builder - HQM Quilt 13

 It is Week 13 of the Happy Quilting Marathon and I am so excited about this finish because I am pretty sure it is my oldest WIP at the moment.  So happy to have it done!!!! It's my Bella Skill Sampler from 2017!!! 

We all know I just love a good rainbow quilt!!!  I used lots of shades of Bella Solids to make this solid sampler.  It blew me away how many shades of solids I had in my stash.  So fun!!! 

And I had so much fun learning lots of new skills while making each of the blocks!!!!   I made a small version and a large version of each block so I could make this twin size ;)   You can search Bella Skill Builder on my blog to see each of the block posts and the different colors and size alterations I use in each block ;)

I decided to stick with the rainbow vibe, and use a rainbow variegated thread.  Simple loop de loops for the win, especially with such a bold thread choice.  I love how it just ties all of the blocks together in this fun sampler. 

I actually didn't have a binding made for this quilt, so I went to my scrap bin, and found a bunch of grey-brownish prints.   I figured might as well bring in the last of the neutrals in the binding.  I think it was a perfect way to finish it up!!!  And now I am just thrilled because I can say my longest WIP is no longer 5 years old.  Yippee!!!! 

And that is Quilt #13 - Bella Skill Builder ;)  13 Down and only 13 more quilts to go in the Happy Quilting Marathon :)   I have reached the half way point and I am just so happy!!!!  

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 Weekend!!

Pin It!

Friday, July 1, 2022

Heartfelt Quilt Along - Precious Blocks

 It's Month 6 of the Heartfelt Quilt Along and I am just so excited because today is the last day of block releases, meaning it's almost time to put it all together!!!  This is Fat Quarter Shop's 9th Annual Charity Quilt Along and they are always my favorite :)  Today's release are the Precious Blocks  and how cute are those small hearts inside the heart!!!

I am using Graphite Cross Weave for the background and Flirt fabrics by Sweetwater for all the hearts.   And I am super excited that next month we get to add all the sashing because I can't wait to see all of these hearts framed in the Graphite Cross Weave!!  It's going to be so pretty!!!      

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 $88,000!!!  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 Precious Blocks for lots more Heart Felt Inspiration!!! 

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

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

Pin It!

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Sew Sampler Boxes!!!

Well, since it is the last day of June, I figured I best share my June Sew Sampler box.  And then I realized, I also need to share April and May.   They came a little late and got mixed in the "School is Out and Summer is Crazy" mix :)     So, today is all about Sew Sampler Goodness!!!

First up, the June box, Meant To Be!!!! And I totally feel like everything in this box was meant to be in my stash.  What a fun month of quilting awesomeness!!  

I was thrilled to find a Junior Jelly Roll of Flower Pot by Lella Botique.   I have been crushing on this line for sometime!!  I just love the beautiful earthy tones and gorgeous fall prints!!!  I can't wait to start sewing with it!!!  I haven't decided if I want to make the table runner (it would be so cute for fall) or use it for a fall baby quilt.  Time will tell :) 

And the notions that  Fat Quarter Shop sent along this month are so great!!!! I didn't even know they made Lighted Seam Ripper's, what a brilliant idea :)  This will be so helpful for some of those hard to rip areas where you can't see what you are doing!!   And I love the Idle Moments Bamboo Coasters.  They are going up the mountain to the Cabin to go in the Sewing Loft, so cute!!!   And I can always, always, use more thread!!!

 And that leads us to the May Sew Sampler box :)  May's theme was make Believe and I was so excited to open it and find Tula!!!!!    It's just so happy and bright :) 

And how great is this exclusive Winding Path Quilt Pattern!!  It really highlights those gorgeous Tiny Beasts Fat Quarters from Tula's new Tiny Beasts Fabric line.  I just love how happy her fabrics are ;)  And I am thinking instead of the grey in the pattern, to use another happy color to make those pinwheels pop.  So fun!!! 

 And for May's notions, some super handy quilting goodness!!!!  The Sticky Finger Multi Tool will be so helpful for turning raw edges, and I love that the other end is heat resistant.  So great!!!  The Green Sew Daisy are so cool too.  They go on the top and bottom of your thread spool so you can keep the needle that you are working with tucked away in the center of the thread spool when you are taking a break.  So smart!!  And just like last month, I can always, always, use more rotary blades!!!

And that leads us to the April Sew Sampler box :)  This was the start of my 5th year with the Sew Sampler box subscription.   And I just love when my Sew Sampler arrives each month!!!  And this Bee Creative, start of a new year, had all the heart eyes :) 

I mean, Bee Plaid Charm Packs to start, I totally squealed!!  I just love Charm Packs and this new Bee Plaid line from Lori Holt is just so fun, it totally throws me back to my childhood and some of the fun clothes my mom used to make for me!! And I can't get over the adorable Buzz quilt pattern.  This one is in the "to make" pile and I can't wait to get started on it ;)

 And one of the notions for this month is totally being passed around!!!!  All three of my daughters just loved the Bucklebee Pin Pendant (not to hold pins but just to wear).  It is being "shared" among them all and each of them find a new little treasure to keep in the inner pendant.  I love the Clover Water Soluble Marker, so helpful!!! And the Colonial Needles will most likely go to Barbara as we all know how good I am at hand sewing, tee hee hee.    

And those are my Sew Sampler box . . . but did you notice, I was missing the quilt blocks.   I hate to admit it, but I have just been so crazy busy, I haven't had a chance to start the Bliss Quilt Along for this years Sew Sampler boxes.    It is something I hope to remedy soon, I just need to decide if I am going to use the the Bliss Quilt Along kit featuring Stitched Fabrics by Joanna Figueroa or if I will do it scrappy.  My scrap bins say I should go scrappy, but I just love Joanna's fabrics.  Best decide soon before I get to far behind :)  

And just fyi, the Sew Sampler box Subscription now has openings!!!  So there is no wait list, and you can sign up and get a new box next month.  So fun!!!   This truly is my favorite Subscription and I just love when it arrives each month and I get to enjoy all of the quilty goodness in each aqua box!!! 

Pin It!

Tuesday, June 28, 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 $25.00 Gift Certificate from Thousands of Bolts is. .   Number #110. . . . Congrats clairebkd!  I have messaged you :)  

And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by  Lou Lou's Fabric Shop .    Did you know that Jamie makes a new Lou Lou Bundle every Tuesday . . . here is the latest called Lovely Blooms, isn't it just so pretty!!!  Along with hosting the giveaway, Jamie is we are running a shop-wide sale from the 29th thru the 5th. And Happy Quilting followers can get access to the sale a day early with code “summersale”.   So much fun shopping!!! 

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is for some shopping goodness!!  Lou Lou's Fabric Shop is offering one lucky reader a $50.00 Gift Certificate perfect to use on anything in the store, including the awesome Lou Lou Bundle pictured above!!  Just perfect!!!!

You have two entry chances, the second being optional, 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 flower???  

 ENTRY 2 - Lets show Lou Lou's Fabric Shop some Love!!!!   You can follow them on   FacebookTwitterPinterest, or Instagram.  Or you can follow their blog or  visit The Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Lou Lou's Fabric Shop Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until Tuesday, July 5th   when I will announce a winner at the beginning of the next  Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Post :) 

Good Luck and Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
Pin It!

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Vintage Charm - HQM Quilt 12

  It is Week 12 of the Happy Quilting Marathon and I am so excited about this finish!!  I spent the day up the mountain, so coming home to this quilt in all it's Nature's Goodness waiting to be pictured just brought me right up the mountain again.  So pretty.   This is Vintage Charm and I just love it!!! 

Isn't it just so pretty!!!  It just reminds me of walks along a crystal spring.   I used a Fat Quarter Bundle of Harvest Road by Lella Boutique.  I just love Vanessa's fabrics!!!    And the Vintage Charm Pattern is by Sherri McConnell and a fun one to make for sure!!  I sized up the blocks and added more blocks to make this a good picnic size quilt.

I started this Vintage Charm quilt back in January of 2020, when I actually got to take a class from Sherri  who had come to our Cedar Quilt Retreat to teach.  It was such a fun class to take.  I finished the quilt top soon after, but then it has been sitting in the to be quilted pile for longer than I care to admit ;)   But now, I am so happy to have it all done!!! 

I actually quilted this yesterday, but am just now getting to post about it.   I quilted an all over echoed paisley design.  I think it was a perfect match for the vintage, nature, feel of the quilt.   And believe it or not, I didn't use 402 thread, I used 403, its next shade friend.   It works for cream backgrounds the way 402 works for white ;)    

And I am  super excited to have finished up as it will now be a perfect Thank You gift for a wonderful friend who is helping me out with a big favor up the mountain :)  Cause if your going to help with camping stuff, you should get an all Nature quilt, right!!!  I just love giving a thank you with quilty hug!!! 

And that is Quilt #12 - Flower Market ;)  12 Down and only 14 more quilts to go in the Happy Quilting Marathon :)   So close to half way!!!!  

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 Weekend!!

Pin It!