Thursday, August 18, 2022

Texas Quilt!!!

 So you might recall, last year I shared a bunch of Texas Monthly Tutorials for my good friends at Stitchin' Heaven :)  Well, I am excited to say that the quilt top that I finished back in December was not added to the marathon list and is finished and actually already gifted!!!  So fun ;) 

I just loved working on this quilt!!!  Each month brought new blocks and new techniques.   And I totally increased my paper piecing skills, which I am so very happy about ;)  I also did some 3-d piecing which I hadn't done before, and I always love some basic piecing and applique.  All around, just so fun to make!!! 

And who doesn't just love all of this happy Grunge Fabric!!!   Grunge has been a favorite of mine for a long time, but making an entire quilt of grunge, that was so awesome :)  I just love how it all came together with such happy bright colors.  It just makes me smile!!! 

And a big shout out to Barbara, who is the reason this quilt top didn't get added to the Marathon list ;)  Barbara was kind enough to quilt and bind this for me, and then we sent it off to her sister in Texas.  So happy to have it done, and loved in it's new home :)  

And now, I am working on the Boho Quilt with Stitchin' Heaven and am looking forward to another year filled with lots of blocks and learning new techniques again.  I have to figure out English Paper Piecing for this one :)  Should be fun!!! 

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Tuesday, August 16, 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 Yukata Fat Eighth Bundle from Green Fairy Quilts is Number #261  . . . Congrats quiltsandsuch!  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!!!   And they have just introduced dozens and dozens of new fabrics to the inventory!!  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 if you had to change your name, what would you change it to???

 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, Aug 23rd, 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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Saturday, August 13, 2022

Cascading - HQM Quilt 19

 It is Week 19 of the Happy Quilting Marathon and l am excited to share this fun finish!!!   As soon as I finished the Nature Walk quilt I shared earlier this week, I just knew I wanted to use of my scraps to make another quilt.  And I just loved the Color Patch Cascade Pattern by Fancy That Design House, but I wanted to use all of her beautiful panels, so I took Stephanie's patchwork idea, grouped the colors and added in 3 more panels to make Cascading!!! 

Isn't that just so fun!!!!   I am so, so, so in love with this Slow Stroll Fabric by Fancy That Design House for Moda Fabrics.  I mean, how can I not just love it with those yummy shades of purple.  But I just love this vibrant take on fall, just gorgeous!!!    And it looks so fun with the cascade of colors ;)   

And no, I don't have a pattern for this.  It is just my take on Stephanie's beautiful Color Patch Cascade Pattern.  I just love that all 5 panels are so happy in this quilt. Stephanie's artistry is truly amazing!!!      My quilt finishes at 72" x 88" so it is going to be perfect to layout under a tree and watch the leaves fall ;)  

When it came time to quilt it, you know I just can't pass up patchwork gridlines.   So yup, echoed wavy orange peel for the win!!!   And I love the way it looks on the panels as well.  It really just adds so much yummy texture!!!     And again, shocking but true, this is not 402 thread, it is actually 403 So Fine, which is a little more brown than 402 and really looks great on all of these autumn colors.    

And now this Cascading quilt is ready to loved!!!  I just know this will be the perfect gift for a fall wedding!!!  It is just so happy making, I hope it makes it's recipients super happy!! 

And that is Quilt #19 - All the Trimmings ;)  19 Down and only 7 more quilts to go in the Happy Quilting Marathon :)   I think I can, I think I can, I think I can!!! 

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!!

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Friday, August 12, 2022

Upcoming Teaching Times!!

I know I say it every time, but I just love getting to teach quilting classes!!!  It truly is a favorite :)  I just got back from teaching at The Stitching Room in Richfield Utah and we had such a wonderful time.  And I made me realize, I needed to announce a few other places I will be teaching in the next few months, because it would b oh so much fun to quilt together ;)      First up . . . 

Date - Sept 14-18, 2022
Place - Lehi, Utah 

I have to say, I can't wait for this next month!!!!  Garden of Quilts is an experience unlike anywhere else I have taught :)   Something about combining the love of quilts with the beauty of the gardens is just refreshing to the soul!!!    There is still room in all my classes, although some are getting close to full.   I will be teaching my new Blossoming Stars pattern on Wednesday morning and my Wishes pattern on Wednesday afternoon.  Then on Thursday morning it's Flower Child  followed by my new Swirling Leaves pattern on Thursday afternoon.  Friday morning I will teach my Stamp Collecting pattern, and then Petal Pop on Friday afternoon.   Finally, on Saturday morning I will teach Aurora (a sneak peek from my upcoming book!!!) and on Saturday Afternoon I will teach Scraptastic Stars.   It's going to be so much fun!!!  I hope you can come and join in, it is so worth the trip ;) 




And then it's off to teach on the Aloha Quilt Cruise, which sold out pretty much as soon as it opened.  But I have some other exciting news to go along with that . . . I am teaching on a Scrappy and Happy Alaskan Quilting Cruise next year!!!!  It's going to be so fun, and this one is not full, so you can sign up and come quilt and cruise along with me ;)  

And when I get back from Hawaii, it's a few days turnaround to head North to  . . . 

Date - Oct 19-22, 2022
Place - Ogden, Utah 

Although I have taught at this retreat before, this year it is at a new time and a new venue.   So at the moment, registration has been a little slow, which means there is still plenty of room to sign up for class ;)  I will be teaching 4 classes at Quilt Fest held by the Utah Quilt Guild.   I will be teaching my Scraptastic Stars pattern on Thursday morning, followed by my Moroccan Lullaby 2 class on Thursday afternoon.   Then on Friday morning I am teaching my new Swirling Leaves class followed by my new Blossoming Stars pattern on Friday afternoon.       

And then the next month, I get to venture South to teach at the . . . 

Date - Nov 9 - 12, 2022
Place - Paige, Arizona

And I am so excited to get away from the cold in Cedar and go to sunny Paige Arizona to teach at the Lake Powell Quilt Retreat!!!  This is my second time teaching at this particular retreat and I am so happy to return again!!!  I will be teaching 2 classes and I will also be sharing a Trunk Show of my new Book!!!    I am so super excited for that!!!!  Friday morning I am teaching my new Swirling Leaves class and then on Saturday morning I will be teaching my new Blossoming Stars pattern.  Those two new ones are super popular right now, so fun!!!   

And that concludes teaching in 2022, but I am excited that 2023 is starting to open up as well.  And the first place I am teaching in 2023 is my good ol Home Town of Cedar City at the . . .

Date - Feb 1 - 4, 2023, 2021
Place - Cedar City, Utah 

And registration just opened yesterday!!!  I will be teaching 4 classes at the Cedar Chest Quilt Retreat.   I will be teaching my  Blossoming Stars  pattern on Wednesday afternoon.  The next day, I will be teaching Aurora (another sneak peek from my upcoming book!!!) in the morning followed by my Scraptastic Stars class Thursday afternoon.   Then on Friday morning I am teaching my new A Star is Born class from my Charing Baby Quilts Book.       It's going to be so fun!!!



So ya, it's going to be a super fun few months of quilting!!!  Just check back on my Teaching Page to see where I will be next!!!  And if you are interested in having me come to teach at a retreat in your area or at your guild, just send me an email at  I would love to come and visit and share my love of quilting!!!  

I hope I get to see some of you in class!!!!   Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!!
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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Nature Walk - Quilts & More Magazine

Today I am so super excited to share a secret finish that I made at the beginning of the year!!  I had so much fun making this quilt in all its simple piecing goodness and I want to make it again and again.    It's called Nature Walk and I just love it!!!  

Used with permission from Quilts & More magazine. ©2022 Meredith Operations Corporation. All rights reserved.

And it can be found in the Fall 2022 edition of Better Homes & Gardens' Quilts and More Magazine :)   And I got a fun surprise when I opened my copy . . . It has multiple size options added to it.   So you can actually make this quilt in the original lap size, or a mini size, or a baby size, or a twin size.   How awesome is that!!!   

Used with permission from Quilts & More magazine. ©2022 Meredith Operations Corporation. All rights reserved.

This original Natures Walk finishes at 60" x 72" so it is a great size to snuggle up with a good book :)   And don't you just love how on an angle it creates new secondary patterns that you didn't see before.  X or  Plus, you decide :)    You are going to love making this quilt!!

Nature Walk is  Fat Quarter  Friendly.  I used a Slow Stroll Fat Quarter Bundle by Fancy That Design House for Moda Fabrics.  I absolutely love these fabrics, and I especially love the colors!!!  It was so fun to arrange my blocks transitioning from warm to cool.  It really is what made this design just shine!!!   And the nice thing is, since it is  Fat Quarter friendly, you can just grab a bundle for whatever size you want to make :)   

When it came time to quilt mine, I wanted to take advantage of the perfect horizontal lines created in the piecing . . . and of course, that means L and E!!!  I just love quilting this fun little design, reminds me of doodling in elementary.    And I just love the added texture it gives!!! 

And I always love a good flat image!!!  It just really shows off the transition in the colors and again, tilt your head slightly and you get a whole new secondary design.  So cool!!! Yup,  I totally want to sit in front of that fire wrapped up in this quilt, and it came home this week, so now I can :)  

Used with permission from Quilts & More magazine. ©2022 Meredith Operations Corporation. All rights reserved.

And that is my Nature Walk Quilt!!!    I hope you like my new Nature Walk Quilt as much as I do.   And if you make your own, I would love to see it!!!   You can email me a picture at or add it to social media with  #happyquiltingwithmc ;)  I can't wait to see your Nature Walk Quilts!!!

 I hope that you have a very Happy Quilting Day :) 

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