Monday, March 6, 2023

February Sew Sampler

 Well, here we are in March, and I am really hoping that Spring is on it's way.  But even if we keep getting snow, at least my February  Sew Sampler Box brought the spring with it!!  The February box is themed with Enjoy the Little Things, and it is just full of amazing little things ;)  

First is a beautiful Sunwashed Jolly Bar, and I was just thrilled to find this new collection by Corey Yoder in this month's box!!!   I got to play with Sunwashed early when I made this Summer Weekend quilt for Moda, and it is just such a pretty line!!!  And how cute is that Al Fresco baby quilt pattern.   But I also love the Included Jolly Bar pattern.  How to decide which to make??? 

And this month's notions could not have been more perfect!!!  I was at a quilt retreat last week, and happened to be working on my Quilt Goal Duffle Bag, and that Thread-O-Stat Grabber came in handy so many times. (especially when my safety pin broke while turning a 105" long tube)    And my wonderful Sister In Law joined Barbara and I for the retreat, and I was able to give her my extra box of pins, because I knew I just got a new box of pins, so handy!!!   And what better for retreats than disposable thread and scrap bags.   Truly, it was all just so perfect ;) 

And if you love this box as much as I do, Fat Quarter Shop has a big surprise staring this month!!!   You can buy the February  Sew Sampler Box Ala Cart with no subscription or membership obligations!!  It's a great way to give the box a try and see if it is something you would love to arrive at your door each month :)  

And if you love it, you can always sign up membership to the Sew Sampler boxes  and get a happy box of quilty goodness at the end of each month :)  So fun!!!  

And that is the February Sew Sampler Box from Fat Quarter Shop :) 

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day . . . Let's make this a great week!!! 
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Thursday, March 2, 2023

A New Dutch Days Quilt

 Hello all.  Today I am so excited to share my newest quilt finish with you that features the happy and sweet Ally's Garden fabrics by Dani Mogstad. As soon as I saw this beautiful line, I just knew I had to make a quilt from it. I just love the happy prints and the colors have me so welcoming spring, and hopefully saying goodbye to all that snow soon. So I went to my new Fast & Fun Lap Quilts book, that is re-releasing with C & T Publishing later this month,(more on that soon) and picked the Dutch Day's  Lap Quilt to whip up!

What I really love about the quilts in my Fast & Fun Lap Quilts book is that they are all made from one 10" Square Stacker and a background fabric. So all I needed to get started was a Ally's Garden 10 Inch Stacker and a Texture White Basics for the background and away I went.

Don't those spring colors just go perfectly with these windmill blocks. The original Dutch Days Quilt quilt was inspired by fields of tulips and made with Harmony Fabrics by Melissa Lee. I love this alternate Spring version every bit as much as the original. Isn't it just so fun to see how much a quilt design changes by changing the fabric! And I love that this design allows you to make it look super scrappy, even though it is made with a Layer Cake/10" Stacker. So easy and fun :)

And Dutch Days might look like you will be trimming Half Square Triangle's forever, but guess what, there is not a single HST unit in the entire quilt. It is made using No-Waste Flying Geese Units and if you haven't made those before, you are going to love how these flying geese come together! This whole quilt is super fast and super fun to make and is equally great for beginners and experts alike. Dutch Days finishes at 72" square, so it is a great lap size to snuggle up in.

And when it came time to quilt mine, I decided to to an all over Loose Feather design. I love how it complements the paisley print, and gives the look of vines growing across the quilt. It just adds to the movement of those pinwheel blocks. And of course, it is a super relaxing design to quilt and is super fast as well, double bonus!

And that is my new Dutch Days quilt! I hope you have enjoyed this post. To see all of the quilts from my  Fast & Fun Lap Quilts book, you can Visit This Post with all the quilts and all the details ;)  Again, each of the 9 quilts in the book are made with one Layer Cake/ 10" Stacker and a background fabric. It just makes it so fun and easy to whip up these lap quilts!

Oh, and if you make your own Dutch Days Quilts, (or any of the quilts from Fast & Fun Lap Quilts ) I would love to see them! You can share your projects with me on social media with the hashtag  #happyquiltingwithmc and tag @happyquiltingmc or email me a picture at I can't wait to see your Quilts!!

Oh, and one last note before I go . . . I am super excited to announce that the Fast & Fun Sampler Quilt Along will be starting soon! And wouldn't you know it, I am using Ally's Garden for one of the two versions I am making. Isn't it just so pretty with the gray background. There will be lot's more details coming soon, so be sure and follow. And you will need a copy of Fast & Fun Lap Quilts, so grab that if you don't already have it. I so hope you will quilt along with me!


And that is all for today :)

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

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Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Bountiful Quilt Along - Release 1 - Basket Blocks

The first block release of the Bountiful Quilt Along is here and I am just so excited !!!  This is Fat Quarter Shop's 10th 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 Basket Blocks.   And how cute are these blocks, and how big as well!!!

I am using Meadowmere for by Gingiber for my blocks.   I just love how bold these prints are and I think they are going to make for a super chic Bountiful quilt!!   And of course, you know I am all about the metallic!!!   I just can't help myself when it comes to a little shine, and this Meadowmere line is full of shine ;)  In fact, I loved it so much, I used a low volume metallic for my background behind the baskets, so fun!! Truly though, aren't those baskets just to cute :)    

So are you joining in with the Bountiful Quilt Along fun???   You can download the block pattern right here and it is requested for each pattern you download to donate $10.00  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 almost $40,000!!!  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 Bountiful progress on social media with #bountifulqal and check out Fat Quarter Shops post for the Basket Blocks for lots more Bountiful Inspiration!!! 

And that's it for the First Release in the Bountiful Quilt Along!!!!      

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

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Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!!

  It's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!! Let's have some fun :)

First, we are going to announce the winners of last week's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway!!  

The winner of the $25.00 Gift Certificate from Lou Lou's Fabric Shop   is . . . #125  . . . Congrats to sntbosch!!  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  Aurifil Thread Kit Sale with 35 -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 Sunwashed Layer Cake by Corey Yoder for Moda!!!  This is such a gorgeous fabric line with beautiful prints, I already got to create with it in this Summer Weekend quilt and it is just so pretty!!!!  

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 What new project are you starting for March?? 

 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, March 7th, 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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Friday, February 24, 2023

Barn Star Sampler QAL - Block 2

 It's Month 2 of the Barn Star Sampler Quilt Along and I am just so excited to share another set of blocks!!!  Thanks to Fat Quarter Shop' for hosting this awesome quilt along, I can tell already this is going to be a favorite quilt of the year :)    On the last Friday of each month I will be sharing my new Barn Star Sampler blocks, and this month we are sharing Block 2 :)  

I am planning to make my Barn Star Sampler 100" x 100" square, so that is why I made 3 blocks instead of 2.  And each block is made in color from my Rainbow of Ombre goodness!!!   This month's Block 2 is made . . . 

in Magenta 


and Yellow

Aren't these Christmas Star Blocks just so great!!!  It was a little crazy trying to get enough contrast where all the prints touch each other, but I am super happy with how it turned out.  I loved seeing these blocks come together and am so looking forward to Month 3 blocks :) 

So are you joining in the quilt along star fun as well??  Be sure to share all of your Barn Star Sampler progress on social media with #BarnStarSamplerqal and check out Fat Quarter Shops post for Block 2  for lots more Barn Star Inspiration!!!   

And that's it for Block 2 - The Christmas Star Block in the Barn Star Sampler Quilt Along!!!!      

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

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