Monday, April 22, 2024

Dizzy Days Irish Chain for the Cabin!!

Today I am thrilled to be sharing my newest quilt finish!!  You all know how I love to make quilts for our Family Cabin (see some here, and here, and here) Well when I saw the new Only You Fabric Collection for Riley Blake Designs I just knew that it would be perfect for a cabin quilt!!  And since I have made quilts for all of the queen size beds, it's time to start making twin size quilts for the bunk beds!!    And the Dizzy Days Irish Chain quilt  was the perfect fit!!!

I mean, how can you not love Smokey Bear!!   (and randomly enough, it wasn’t until I was making this quilt that I realized his name is Smokey Bear and not Smokey “the” Bear ) I love the beautiful earthy colors of this line and the prints are just so fun. It’s just perfect for the “out in the wild” kids to come in from a day of play and snuggle up in.  

And while this might look a little crazy, it truly is a great beginner quilt with basic quilting techniques.   You are making a “Single Irish Chain” quilt, but with a twist. All of the “chain pieces” are different sizes.    And the fun thing is, the random layout of the blocks means no two quilts will look alike.  Your quilt will be your own original Dizzy Days Irish Chain quilt.  

And when it came time to quilt mine, I opted for all over meander.  I love how this gives the look of a twisting path weaving through the woods, just perfect for our Only You quilt!     And I just love how my favorite 402 So Fine blends on all of those mountain prints!!   So great.  

 And like all of my Happy Quilting patterns, the the nice thing is, the Dizzy Days Irish Chain Pattern has multiple size options, so you can make whatever size you like. As I mentioned, this is the twin size for a bunk bed, but you can make it from a baby size all the way to a king size!   And it is Layer Cake/10" Pre-Cut Friendly as well as a great Scrappy Friendly pattern!!! Cause ya know, we all need to do some scrap busting!!  I already plan to make it again in scrappy reds and greens for a Christmas quilt :)

And that is my Dizzy Days Irish Chain quilt. featuring the Only You Fabric Collection ! I hope you have enjoyed this post and consider making your own Dizzy Days Irish Chain quilt.!!! And if you do, I would love to see them! You can share your projects with me on social media with the hashtags #happyquiltingmc and #dizzydaysirishchainquilt and tagging @happyquiltingmc or email me a picture at I can’t wait to see your Dizzy Days Irish Chain Quilts!!

Thank you so much for popping by and sharing this finish with me!!  Now I just need a little more snow to melt so we can get it up to the cabin ;)  

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

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Thursday, April 18, 2024

How They Shine featuring Hey Boo!!!

 Today I am thrilled to be sharing my newest quilt finish!!!  I never get tired of making star quilts and I just love making my How They Shine quilt pattern ;)   I love the alternating of prints and backgrounds in the two blocks that create so many awesome secondary designs.   I figured it would be perfect for a new Halloween Quilt!!  

I don't make a lot of Halloween quilts, because honestly, I don't like "Scary Halloween".  But this new Hey Boo line by Lella Boutique for Moda is so my kind of Halloween.   Cute Pumpkins, Adorable Ghosts, and awesome Pinks, Purples, and Greens added to the traditional Black and Orange!!!  I knew as soon as I saw Hey Boo that I had to make a quilt with it!!!  Hey Boo is truly just  Happy Halloween!!!  

And while How They Shine  might look a little intense, it truly is a super fun and easy quilt to make with basic quilting techniques.   A few No-Waste Flying Geese, and some stitch and flip corners and you can whip these blocks up in no time.   And truly, the secondary diamonds created when Block A and B come together are just so fun :)  It really is a design that would work great for any Holiday, whether it be Halloween, Christmas, or 4th of July!!!  

And when it came time to quilt mine, I tried something new to me.  I started with just loose wavy lines running down the length of the quilt but I spaced them out a bit more than normal.   Then I went back and added wavy loop de loop lines between the wavy lines.   I think it just adds such a fun touch of whimsy to the design.   And I just love it!!  I have a feeling I will be doing this again soon ;)  

 And like all of my Happy Quilting patterns,  the How They Shine Pattern has multiple size options, so you can make whatever size you like. This is the Picnic size that finishes at 80" x 80", but you can make it from a baby size all the way to a queen size ;)   How They Shine is  Fat Quarter Friendly, so you just need to grab a Bundle and some background fabric (I used the super happy Ghost Practical Magic Stars)  and get Happy Quilting!! 

And that is my newest How They Shine quilt! I hope you have enjoyed this post and consider making your own How They Shine Quilt!!! And if you do, I would love to see them! You can share your projects with me on social media with the hashtags  #happyquiltingwithmc and #howtheyshinequilt and tagging @happyquiltingmc or email me a picture at I can't wait to see your How They Shine Quilts!!

Thank you so much for popping by and sharing this finish with me :)  I can't wait to snuggle up with this quilt come Halloween ;)  

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

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!!

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

First we need to pick a winner from last week ;)  

The winner of the $25.00 Gift Certificate  from Lou Lou's Fabric Shop  is . . .# . .  .  Congrats  suegale !     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  Amazing Charm Pack Sale with 40 -50% off as well as a Quilt Kit Sale with 30-50% off!!!  This includes the Vintage Stitching Kit I just shared last week, so great!!!  

And for today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway, Green Fairy Quilts will be giving one lucky reader a brand new Flirtation Layer cake by Zen Chic for Moda!!!  This is such a gorgeous fabric line with beautiful prints and vibrant colors!!!!  

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 prefer Gold or Silver?? 

 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, April 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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Monday, April 15, 2024

Piece and Quilt Sampler QAL - Month 1

It's Month 1 of the  Piece and Quilt Sampler Quilt Along and I am just so excited to share my first set of blocks!!!  Thanks to Fat Quarter Shop for hosting this awesome quilt along from the Celebrate with Quilts book!! And here is the month 1 finish, so fun :)   

I am making my Piece and Quilt Sampler in a diagonal Rainbow of Ombre goodness. (see plan here)  That just means some of the blocks might look a little weird color wise, but it is going to be so incredible when it all comes together.  So this month we started with 12 of the 3" Shoo Fly blocks.   Aren't they so fun and tiny, so cute!!! 

And then, it was on to the Dandy Star block.   And yes, I was so in the habit of making 3" blocks, I made my Dandy Star block 3" as well and went to put it in the big block and realized something was amiss.    But it's so cute, I don't mind adding it to my orphan block box.  It will just be an adorable pop in an orphan quilt ;)   And after making the 3" Dandy Star, making the 6" version was a breeze.  It went together in no time at all.   

So are you going to quilt along with the Piece and Quilt Fun???  It's going to be such a fun QAL!  Oh, and once you are done your blocks, Be sure to share your Piece and Quilt Sampler progress on social media with #PieceAndQuiltSamplerQAL and check out Fat Quarter Shops post for Month 1   for lots more Celebrate with Quilts Inspiration!!!   

And that's it for Month 1 - 3" Shoo Fly and 6" Dandy Star Blocks in the Piece and Quilt Sampler Quilt Along!!!!      

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

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Friday, April 12, 2024

Vintage Stitches Quilt

  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 Vintage Stitching Quilt by Heather Briggs featuring her new Flower Girls Fabrics!!! And of course, I said yes, I mean, how can you not want to stitch up these vintage roses, so fun!!!!  

I had oh so much fun making this quilt!!!   I just loved how seemed like I was cross stitching a quilt :)  And all of this is basic piecing, but as you can see, it is a lot of little tiny pieces!!!  I found it super helpful to have my Alphabitties for labeling!!   And stacking up the two separate blocks and chain stitching each row of all the left blocks and then each row in all the right blocks was a huge time saver. 

This is one of those quilts where keeping organized makes all the difference!!   And it turns out just so pretty!!!   And of course, the scalloped corners just adds to the Vintage look of the whole thing ;)  I just love how soft and delicate this quilt is, from the design, to the colors, to the prints, everything is just vintage goodness!!!      It finishes at 60" x 78" so it is a great size to have as a throw on a couch or hang on a wall.  

And when it came time to quilt it, I decided on all over Curly Q.   I love how it just adds so many curves to all of the straight piecing.   And it adds so much soft texture to this already, super soft quilt.   Just love it!!  

And now this Vintage Stitching quilt is off visiting lots of quilt shops hopefully bringing some Vintage goodness wherever it travels :)  So I will have to wait for it to arrive back home, (I think this would make the prettiest wedding quilt!!)  But you don't have to wait!!! Flower Girl Fabrics  are shipping now and Fat Quarter Shop has a Vintage Stitching Quilt Kit 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 Vintage Stitches Quilt  too!!!   

I know you are just going to have so much fun making your own ;)   It really is just the touch of spring that so need after all the snow ;)   And it makes such a gorgeous finish that would be a lovely gift or treasured keepsake.  

And that is it for today !!

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

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