Wednesday, September 15, 2021

4 Days of Super Happy Quilting!!

For the next 4 days . . . 


2 Venues



 6 Classes

    


   


1 Trunk Show

And a whole lot of quilting fun!!!!   

I am going to try and remember to post pictures on social media, but I always tend to forget when I get in the mix of class, so we will see ;)  Hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Week!!!



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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

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 3 Moda Scrap Bags from Green Fairy Quilts is . . .   Number #204 . . . Congrats aggiemom2207 !  I have messaged you :)  

     
           
And on to today's

And now . . . Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Kimberly's Fabric Stash.    You will find so many amazing fabrics over at Kimberly's and everyday low prices!!! Kimberly has a brand new App so you can shop even easier.  It is available for both android and apple.    And for Happy Quilting readers, Kimberly is offering 20% off all orders over $50 with Coupon Code Happy20.  Happy Shopping indeed!!! 




Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is for some amazing quilting goodness!!!  Kimberly's Fabric Stash is giving one lucky reader a Warm Winter Wishes Fat Quarter Bundle by Holly Taylor for Moda!!!   Oh, this is just such a pretty prize, and perfect for some Christmas in the Summer sewing!!! 



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 was the Last Song you Sang Along to??

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Kimberly's Fabric Stash  Love!!!!   You can  You can follow them on   Facebook(where Kimberly Hosts her Facebook Live every Friday at 7 EST) TwitterPinterest, or You Tube.  Or you can visit The Shop  and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Kimberly Fabric Stash Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, September 21st,  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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All the Trimmings Mystery Quilt Along - Block 2

 Today is the First Block release of the All the Trimmings Mystery Quilt Along and today we are making Stockings!!!   Aren't they so cute!!!   This is Fat Quarter Shop Christmas in July project and I am so excited to be quilting along:)     And you can join in too!!!  The patterns are free and you can find this  Stocking Block release here . . . 



This is a super fun and easy block to make.  And I even made sure are my birds were flying the same way, double bonus :)   My favorite is the patchwork heel :)   I am using Christmas Morning by Lella Boutique, but of course, any Christmas Fabric would look awesome in this fun Mystery Quilt along!!!      The Materials Needed can be found here, and this quilt is Layer Cake Friendly, so fun!!     


And be sure to watch Kimberly's You Tube video tutorial that walks you through the Stocking Row step by step.   How great is that!!!  So come join in on the Christmas in July Mystery Quilt Along :)  It's going to be so much fun  :)  



And once you have your blocks done, be sure to share your All the Trimmings progress on social media with #AllTheTrimmingsQAL and check out Fat Quarter Shop's All the Trimmings Quilt Along Page for lots more Inspiration!!!

And that is it for this  post.  

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


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Saturday, September 11, 2021

A Sweet Surprise!!!

On Thursday evening I visited Hurricane, UT to meet with the Zion Piecemakers Quilt Guild and to share my Charming Baby Quilts Trunk Show.   And can I just tell you how surprised I was when the guild had a Trunk Show to share with me first!!!   The guild had issued a Challenge Quilt to it's members to make a "Melissa Corry" quilt, what an honor.   I was so touched as I got to sit back and see all of the beautiful quilts guild members had made from my patterns.   What a treat, it was just so amazing.  

I tried to grab pictures of all the quilts with their makers.     And sorry, these pics aren't the greatest, it was a small room with lots of people and the light right above where some were showing their quilts was burnt out.  But you can still see the beautiful quilts :)

Such a beautiful Square Dance quilt  using Bonnie and Camille's Sunday Stroll.   I love how happy this quilt is, especially with the soft pink binding!!   You can see more of Emilee's quilt at her Instagram.  

And this Dreaming of Paris quilt using all Black and White scraps is just stunning.  I have never seen this quilt done scrappy before and I just love it.   So pretty!!!


This is a California King Size (added a row) version of my In Your Neighborhood pattern.   I love the super contemporary look she gave it by staying with basics in just a few colors.   Just gorgeous!  


I always love how a Black Background just makes the prints pop!!   This Moroccan Lullaby quilt is just beautiful in batiks on that black.  


And another awesome Square Dance quilt!!!  I just love how changing the fabrics gives the quilt a whole new look.   So great!!!  This more traditional version is just lovely :)


This Desert Rose quilt is absolutely gorgeous in solids!  I love how the solids give it such a clean and crisp look :)  What a beautiful quilt, and the quilting was even roses, so great!!


And this is a Two Path's Crossed quilt from my Irish Chain Quilts Book.   I taught this in a class at the Panguitch Quilt Walk a few years back and I remembered the pink and purple fabrics because they are my daughters favorite.  It was so great to get to see it all finished!  


This is Double Dutch that was featured in the Fat Quarter Favorites book from Martingale Publishing.   Isn't this quilt just so great!!!  I love the two color combo's and some of them are a little scrappy even, so fun!! 


This is a Hang Time quilt and there is a free PDF Pattern for it.  This is a smaller version than the pattern and I think it just is the cutest baby quilt!!    So fun in the bright greens and blues ;)  


This is a Bonnie Rose quilt and there is a free tutorial for it.  I love that Marilyn made this as a memory quilt as well.  She took all of her retired husband's work shirts and cut them up for the prints, she even included the buttons and tags from the shirts.   So great!!   


And finally, Drift Away.   There is a free tutorial for it.  I made my original in Teal but I just love it in all of these gorgeous coral's!!    Isn't that just stunning!!!   What a beautiful finish!   And you know, I totally want to make a new quilt in coral now :)  



Aren't they all just so beautiful!!!   Truly, I have done a lot of trunk shows over the years but this was the first time a trunk show was done just for me.   It was so very thoughtful, sweet, and touching.   I just can't even begin to explain how much it meant to me!!  Thanks so much  Zion Piecemakers Quilt Guild.  You all are just so great!!! 
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Thursday, September 9, 2021

All Star Rally Quilt and Tutorial!!

 I am so thrilled to be sharing my newest finish today and to also be sharing a new AccuQuilt Tutorial for it as well.    And it is perfect for Back to School!!   Here is my  All Star Rally Quilt!!  If you have been around her for a bit, you know I love to make School Spirit quilts for my Alma Mater, Southern Utah University,   and as soon as I saw the Hunter Star BOB die from AccuQuilt, I knew it would be just perfect for a rally quilt of All Star proportions!!  


The quilt is made with yardage from 3 Solid Colors making it easy to represent your favorite school colors!!!  I added some fun sashing to Hunter Star block to add a secondary star that really makes this quilt next level.   I love taking a traditional block and giving it a fun twist!!   It makes for such a great finish :)


When it came time to quilt this, I decided on an all over wavy echoed paisley.    Whenever I have lots and lots of sharp angles, it is always fun to add a curvy quilting design to it.  Really adds to the movement of the quilt.   Oh, and I have a free Video Tutorial of quilting this on your home machine, just fyi :)  
  


The All Star Rally Quilt is made up of 16 Hunter Star Blocks and thanks to all of the precision cutting along with the notches for lining your pieces up, it really goes together fast!!!     It measures 58" x 58" when it is finished so it is a great lap size quilt that is easy to take with you to the big game ;)  


And that is my All Star Rally Quilt and Tutorial!!!  And I hope you love it as much as I do ;)   If you want to make your own All Star Rally Quilt just pop on over for the free step by step tutorial!!!     And when you are done, I would love to see it!!!  You can email me a picture at happyquiltingmelissa@gmail.com or post it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc and #AccuQuilt ;)  I can't wait to see your All Star Rally Quilts in your School Colors!!!



I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!  
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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

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 Olie and Evie is . . .   Number #203 . . . Congrats phillykid52 !  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 right now, Green Fairy Quilts is having a HUGE CLEARANCE SALE with many pre-cuts up to 50% off.  Get it while it lasts ;)
And for today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway, Green Fairy Quilts will be giving one lucky reader 3 Moda Scrap Bags!!!  These bags are filled with Scrappy Goodness of some of your favorite Moda Lines, and it will be such a fun surprise to see which ones you get!!!!  



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 movie can you watch over and over without ever getting tired of??  

 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, September 14th, 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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All the Trimmings Mystery Quilt Along - Block 1

 Today is the First Block release of the All the Trimmings Mystery Quilt Along and today we are making Holly!!!   Aren't they so cute!!!   This is Fat Quarter Shop Christmas in July project and I am so excited to be quilting along:)     And you can join in too!!!  The patterns are free and you can find this First Holly Block release here . . . 


This is a super fun and easy block to make.  Just some HST's and a few Stitch and Flip corners :)   I am using Christmas Morning by Lella Boutique, but of course, any Christmas Fabric would look awesome in this fun Mystery Quilt along!!!      The Materials Needed can be found here, and this quilt is Layer Cake Friendly, so fun!!     



And the cherry on the top  . . .Kimberly has made an awesome   You Tube video tutorial that walks you through the Holly Row step by step.   How great is that!!!  So come join in on the Christmas in July Mystery Quilt Along :)  It's going to be so much fun  :)  



And once you have your blocks done, be sure to share your All the Trimmings progress on social media with #AllTheTrimmingsQAL and check out Fat Quarter Shop's All the Trimmings Quilt Along Page for lots more Inspiration!!!

And that is it for this first post.  

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





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Friday, September 3, 2021

State Fair Quilt and Free PDF Pattern!!!

 I am so very excited to share my finished State Fair Quilt and the State Fair Quilt PDF Pattern with it!!!!  A few weeks ago, my friends at Fave Quilts asked if I would be willing to share a fast finish with them for their new Quick & Easy Quilt Club Newsletter.   It is for Beginners and experienced quilters alike and is a free newsletter featuring pre-cut patterns, quick patterns, and more!  And since I have been so loving working with Charm Packs . . . I did a super fun and super quick Charm Pack pattern.   And here it is, State Fair!!  

This quilt is made with a simple big block that uses Half Square Triangles.   The Half Square Triangles are made using a charm square so the only cutting you have to do from the start is the Background Fabric.   So great!!!    And don't you just love all of the movement, it is just like pennants dancing in the wind, which we always have at our State Fair, hence the name :)  

I choose to use 2 Charm Packs of Bonnie and Camille's new One Fine Day fabrics that come out in November .   I just love how happy and bright they are, just makes for the perfect picnic quilt!!  And what really adds to the picnic feel is the Royal Chambray background fabric.   It almost looks like denim but sews much easier than denim and makes all of those happy bright prints just pop!!!   

When it came time to quilt it, I decided on an all over Open Centered Swirl in varied sizes.  I quilted on a slightly larger scale than I usually do so it went really fast and was oh so much fun to quilt. I used a nice denim color  So Fine  thread so it blended perfectly into the  background and still blended great on the darker prints.  Have I mentioned how much I love So Fine for blending ;)  


A quick binding and State Fair was done!!   And now, it's your turn to make your own State Fair Quilt .   This one really is super fun to make and will go together in no time.  I am already planning another because the baby size is just so cute with it's 4 big blocks!!!   I am thinking an all scrappy low volume background but I haven't decided on prints yet ;) 


And like I was saying, there are multliple size options in the PDF.   I made the Picnic Size and plan to make the Baby Size, you can also make a Lap Size, Twin Size, and a Queen Size.  All 5 size options are in the State Fair Quilt PDF Pattern.   Here is the details of what you will need and the finished sizes for each of the 5 quilt options.  


I hope you enjoy this free State Fair Quilt PDF Pattern and that you make your own quilts!!!  And if you do, I would love to see them ;)   You can email me a picture at happyquiltingmelissa@gmail.com or add it to social media with the hashtag #happyquiltingwithmc and #statefairquilt ;)  I can't wait to see your State Fair Quilts!!!


Thanks so much for popping in and sharing this finish with me.  If you have any questions at all on making your own, don't hesitate to email me at happyquiltingmelissa@gmail.com  

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

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Thursday, September 2, 2021

Texas Monthly - Month 9

  It's a new month and that means a new block in  the  Texas Monthly Block of the Month program!   This BOM is hosted by Stitchin' Heaven  and is so much fun!!!    And we are moving on to Month 9 today, only a few more to go :)   

So let's get going!!   There is only 1 set of blocks this month and we are going to make 2 of them.    And we are back to Paper Piecing!!!  So let's get piecing!!!  



Cutting

I like to start out by pressing all of my fabrics.  Then it is time for cutting!!!  I like to cut all of my pieces for all of my blocks at the start.  This month is super easy because there are only 2 fabrics to cut in two basic sizes.  

And with all your pieces cut . . . you are ready to move on to piecing.



Cardinals in Winter Block



And we are back to Paper Piecing!!!  So grab your Add a Quarter Ruler and Folding template, and make 2 copies of the Cardinals in Winter Paper Piecing Template.   Oh, and just a side note, double check your template that it measures 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" on the outer lines before you start stitching.  Some copiers can "shrink to fit" making your piecing off, ask me how I know ;)   


And we have done a lot of Paper Piecing by now, So I will just skim over that part.   But if you need a refresher course on Paper Piecing, see the Month 2 post and some helpful hints in Month 3 post ;)    Just remember, its all about Trim, Stitch, (using a smaller stitch length) Press, and Repeat.   And remember, we are making 2 blocks so you can chain stitch both blocks at the same time.  




Once all of your Paper Piecing is complete, trim the 2 Blocks along the Outside Line to create your 2 Cardinals In Winter Block.  




And just like that, you are done!!!   Wasn't this a fun and fast month ;)  You now have 2 beautiful Cardinals in Winter Blocks that will measure 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" unfinished.    




And now that your blocks are made all that is left for this month is to take those blocks and sew them into into Center Section of the quilt!!  

Center Section


So to do that, start by laying out your 2 Churn Dash and 2 Watercolor Blocks from last month with your Cardinals in Winter Blocks from this month as shown below.   


Place the Cardinals in Winter Blocks onto the Left Hand blocks with right sides together.   Align and pin the edge.   Stitch a 1/4" seam along the pinned edge taking care to stitch through the thread X's on the edges of your Cardinal Blocks  for perfect points. 


Now place the Right Hand blocks onto the Cardianl blocks with right sides together.   Align and pin the edge.   Stitch a 1/4" seam along the pinned edge again,  stitching through the thread X's.  


Press the seams of both rows outwards towards the Churn Dash and Watercolor Blocks.  



And all that is left is to add your Texas Applique block from Month 7.  Layout the two Pieced Rows you just made with the Texas Applique Block in the center as shown.



Place the Top and Bottom rows onto the Applique Block with right sides together.  Align and Pin the edges.  Stitch a 1/4" seam along the pinned edges.  Again, if you take care to stitch directly along the bottom of the Fabric V and thread X's at the seams, you will ensure perfect points.    Press the seams inwards towards the Texas Applique Block.  


And now you are all done with the Center Section of your Texas Monthly Quilt and also with Month 9!!   Way to go!!! 


Wasn't  Texas Monthly Month 9 just so fun!!!  I know I sure liked it :)

If you have any questions on this tutorial, please don't hesitate to email me at happyquiltingmelissa@gmail.com or leave a comment.  

Hope y'all enjoy making this month's blocks! 

 Looking forward to Next Month!  

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