It's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!! Let's have some fun :)
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Posted by Melissa Corry at 8:45 AM
Monday, January 23, 2023
It's almost here . . . the Bountiful Charity Quilt Along will start in March, and the Fabric Requirements are going to be released just as soon as we reach our first milestone :) This is Fat Quarter Shop's 10th Charity Quilt Along and I am so excited to be a part of it :) This Charity Quilt Along benefits Make a Wish, and there have been so many wonderful Wishes granted from this Quilt Along in the past, and I can't wait to see what Wishes come true this year!!!!
Posted by Melissa Corry at 9:07 AM
Friday, January 20, 2023
It's always a fun day when I get to share some secret sewing!! I was thrilled when my good friends at Moda Fabrics asked if I would make the Summer Weekend Quilt by Corey Yoder featuring her new Sunwashed Fabrics!!! And of course, I said yes, I mean, how can you not whip up those adorable sunshine blocks set on point, so cute!!!!
I am such a fan of making Coriander Quilts Patterns!! They are always so well written, easy to follow, and she and I have a similar style in piecing that always makes it fun and fast to whip up one of her quilts! And I was thrilled to do this design on-point. I don't often do quilts on-point, but they are so fun, and they create a great negative space to have fun quilting in :)
And I had so much fun custom quilting this one!!! Remember how I mentioned that awesome negative space, I quilted feathers in it!!! I just love getting to quilt a vine of feathers moving up the quilt, so fun!!! (which is kind of funny I say that now, when I few years ago that would have scared me to even attempt :) Then in the blocks, I really wanted to make the "sunshine points" pop, so I left those un-quilted and then did tiny pebbling and figure 8's in the block background. I just love how it makes those points stand out. So fun!! !!!
And now this quilt is off visiting lots of quilt shops hopefully bringing some Summer Weekend goodness wherever it travels :) So I will have to wait to snuggle up in it, But you don't have to wait!!! Sunwashed Fabrics are shipping now and Fat Quarter Shop has a Hometown Quilt Kit already available !! (and guess who's quilt that is in the picture, I know I'm silly, but it just makes me smile ;) Now you can whip up your own Summer Weekend Quilt before Summer arrives, so great!!!
Posted by Melissa Corry at 9:39 AM
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Today I am thrilled to be bringing you a new quilt and a tutorial to go along with it! I just love simple applique, and simple applique added to simple patchwork . . . well that is just the best!!! And so, without further ado . . . here is the Petal Patch Quilt!!!
I was so excited when my good friends at Poppie Cotton asked if I wanted to work on a project using Amber Johnson's new Treasured Threads line. Amber is a new designer for Poppie Cotton and a good friend, so of course I was all in. And doesn't those Treasured Threads prints just shine in this Petal Patch quilt. So fun!!!
Petal Patch is Charm Pack Friendly, making it really easy to grab some packs and get going. The quilt finishes at 54" x 54" so it makes for a great lap size quilt. It is a wonderful way to practice simple applique, and makes a gorgeous finish. So, let's get to making your own!!!
To make your own Petal Patch Quilt you will need:
3 Charm Packs or (124) 5" Assorted Print Squares
3 Background Charm Packs or 2 Yards of Background Fabric cut into (14) 5" x WOF Strips and sub cut into (112) 5" Squares
1/2 Yard of Binding Fabric cut into (6) 2 1/2" x WOF Strips
3 1/4 Yards of Background Fabric cut into (2) 58 1/2" x WOF Pieces
STEP 1 - CUTTING THE APPLIQUES
STEP 2 - SEWING THE APPLIQUE BLOCKS
STEP 3 - SEWING THE PETAL BLOCKS
STEP 4 - SEWING THE CRISS CROSS BLOCKS
STEP 5 - MAKING THE QUILT TOP
And just like that, you have a beautiful 54 1/2" x 54 1/2" finished Petal Patch Quilt Top!!!! So fun!!!!
STEP 6 - FINISHING THE QUILT
And now let's get this quilt top!! All that is left is to just Baste It, Quilt It, and Bind it!!!! Yup, three big things in one little sentence. If you are new to quilting and need some tips on how to Baste It, Quilt It, and Bind It, you can check out my Finishing Your Quilt Video Series. It will walk you through it all in step by step detail.
I quilted mine with an all over swirl design that I just love to stitch. It is so relaxing and fun, and also it adds lots and lots of texture to the quilt!!! It also will help keep all of that applique super secure stitched ;)
And that is my Petal Patch Quilt!!! I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and if you make your own Petal Patch Quilt I would love to see it!! You can email me a picture at firstname.lastname@example.org, or post it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc :) I can't wait to see your Petal Patch Quilts!!!
Thanks so much for sharing this new quilt finish and tutorial with me.
I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!
Posted by Melissa Corry at 10:59 AM