Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Poppie Cotton Spring Market!!

 If you have followed along for a little bit, you know how I adore Poppie Cotton!!!  Poppie Cotton is an amazing fabric company started by my good friends Jina Barney and Lori Woods.  Their fabrics are just beautiful and are wonderful to sew with.   The quality is fantastic and I just love all of their pretty prints!!!  I have been blessed to sew with many of their fabric lines for Fabric Tours (Including here, here, here, here, here, and here :)  so you can imagine how excited I was to receive Poppie Cotton's Spring Market in the mail this week!!! 


 And how adorable!!!   Poppie Cotton's sent a fun little treasure to go with each of their new 8 lines they will be releasing.   And I am super excited about the Barnyard Basics Color Card.  Those are so convenient to have when picking out backgrounds :)  


And talk about a line up of amazing designs!!!  I am super excited for them all, and might even be sewing with a line already :)  Aren't those tiny squares from Songbook Serenade just precious.  I cant' wait to share the project with you later this year!!  


It's sad not getting to go to market, but it sure makes it super fun when it arrives on your door step!!!  If you haven't tried Poppie Cotton yet, I highly recommend it.  You can find a list of quilt shops where you can find  it here.  

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


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Tuesday, May 17, 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 Blossom Riley Blake Blend Bundle from Fat Quarter Shop is . . .   Number #902  . . . Congrats Sandra DeMers!  I have messaged you :)  

     

                   
And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Happy Quilting!!!  Yup, little ole me today ;)  One lucky winner will be receiving their choice of 3 Happy Quilting PDF Patterns.   And you get to pick your favorites :)  



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 telling me what is making you Happy today ;)  

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Happy Quilting love. You can follow Happy Quilting on BloglovinEmail Updates, or RSS to get daily updates.  Or you can like Happy Quilting on InstagramFacebookPinterest, or Twitter .   Any one way will do . . . Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Happy Quilting Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, May 24th, when I will announce a winner at the beginning of next weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Post :)

Good Luck and Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!

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Saturday, May 14, 2022

Seeing Stars - HQM Quilt 6

 It is Week 6 of the Happy Quilting Marathon and this week we are going Patriotic.  Isn't this Seeing Stars quilt just so fun in beautiful red, blues, whites, and tans.   Just stunning.  And I had so much fun mixing all of the background fabrics in this one.  It was a little out of my comfort zone, but I just love, love, love the way it all came together!!! 

I used a Fat Quarter Bundle of Minick and Simpson's Northport prints.   These are harder to find prints now, but Minick and Simpson and always making a new beautiful patriotic line!!!  (Love the new Belle Isle!!)    I started by separating the light prints and the dark prints for the backgrounds and the blocks.    I was basically doing a play on a low volume background, just using all of the "low volume" prints from the bundle ( or at least the lighter ones :)   I was a little nervous at first, but like I said, I just love the way it all came together!!!  


This Seeing Stars quilt is a free Quilt Along that I did back in 2018 .  There are step by step tutorials for how to make each block, which includes curved piecing, applique, and even some improv piecing.  So fun and a great skill stretcher :)    I actually made this quilt top as a sampler for my local Cedar Chest Quilt Guild when I was teaching it there as a Block of the Month in 2019.  So ya, it has been sitting for a bit waiting to be quilted :)    

And when it came time to quilt it, I decided to just go with a simple loop d' loop.  It is always fun to quilt random loops, so very relaxing, and also so very fast!!!  And considering I was quilting this last night, fast was important ;)   


And I am just super excited to finally have it quilted, bound, and ready to be loved!!!  I have a special someone in mind for this quilt.  I know they are just going to love it.   Have I mentioned how much I am just loving this Quilting Marathon.  It just makes me smile from ear to ear to finally see some of these done!!! 


And that is Quilt #6 - Seeing Stars ;)  6 Down and only 20 more quilts to go in the Happy Quilting Marathon :)   I can't believe the first row of pictures is all filled up, so fun!!!



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 Day!!

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Friday, May 13, 2022

Charming Baby Progress

 So you might recall, I mentioned a little while back, that I was remaking the Charming Baby Sampler quilt (Free PDF Download of pattern here, just need my Charming Baby Quilts book to go with it ;)   with my Local Cedar Chest Quilt Guild and I am making a Happy and Scrappy version with a nice navy background to really make all those colors pop :)  Well we are 2 months in and I thought I would share my blocks so far ;)  

First up, the modified A Star is Born Block for the center of the quilt.   Isn't it just so fun how all 5 of these charm packs from 5 completely different designs all play together so nicely.  I am just excited for this scrappy goodness to come together!!  

Next, Color in the Lines :)    These are by far the easiest blocks to make in this sampler, and it will be fun to see them all bordered in navy when the quilt gets put together.  

Then it's the Hugs and Kisses blocks, although, for the sampler, we only use the kisses blocks :)  


And finally, 4 Dream Big blocks.   These are so much fun to make and I love how they turn out in all this scrappy goodness.   I am just so excited to see this project coming together ;)


And while we are on the subject of Charming Baby Quilts . . . I might have had some 5" scraps from another secret sewing project, and just started whipping up a new A Star is Born quilt!!!   I haven't made it with a white background yet, and it was on my to do list, so why not pair it with some beautiful Ombre goodness!!!  This one is going to be so happy when it is done ;) 


And remember how my girls were just head over heals for the Cheater Print Picnic Quilt I shared a few days ago (along with the Free PDF pattern for it :)  well, I decided we needed another Glamp Camp  quilt.   So I am whipping up a Ring Around the Rosie quilt, but I am upsizing the block so it will make a nice big picnic size when it is finished. And I am just loving the Navy Background with these prints, it really makes them pop.   So fun!!! 


So now I am off to my sewing room to work on these 2 Charming Baby Quilts above, and here is hoping I can share the finishes soon ;)   And I will be sure to keep sharing the Sampler progress as well.

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




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Tuesday, May 10, 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 $25.00 Gift Certificate  from Thousands of Bolts is . . .   Number #17  . . . Congrats  Cindy!  I have messaged you :)  

    


                   
And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop.   Fat Quarter Shop is amazing and they never cease to amaze me with everything they have going on at their shop!!!     And did you know they have a 24 Hour Flash Sale every day with 2 Flash Sales on Tuesdays!!   And not only do they have a daily deal, they have a Fabric Basic, Pattern, and Notion of the Month!!!!     All Butter Churn Basics  by Kim Diehl for Henry Glass Fabrics are on sale!!!  Also, All Clover Products are on sale for the Notion  , and all  Lella Boutique Patterns are on sale for the Pattern.   Save 20-30% off of all of them for the whole month of May!!  So great ;) 

24 Hour Flash Sales at the Fat Quarter Shop!


And for today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Fat Quarter Shop is giving away this adorable Blossom Riley Blake Blend Bundle of 16 gorgeous Fat Quarters!!!  How perfect is this bundle for May with all of the flowers starting to peek up from the ground :)  Love it!!!

 


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 plant, and if so, what do you like to plant?? (I totally need to get to the nursery and buy some starts, even though I am not so great at gardening, I still give it a try each year :)  

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Fat Quarter Shop love.   You can follow them on   FacebookTwitterInstagramPinterestYou Tube or at their Blog.  You can Sign up for their Newsletter which will ensure you catch all of their amazing sales, or you can visit The Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Fat Quarter Shop Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, May 17th, 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, May 7, 2022

Strawberry Social - HQM Quilt 5

 It's truly the very end of Week 5 of the Happy Quilting Marathon.  I don't think I could have cut it much closer this week :)   But I am super excited to share my Strawberry Social quilt all quilted and bound!!!   And isn't it just Berry-Tastic!!!   

I actually made this quilt top in a day.  I started it at 5 am at the Lake Powell Retreat the day I was taking the class and I finished that evening.  It truly was a quilt in a day.   And then ya, it has just sat since November waiting to be quilted.   So glad it is all done now ;)  




The Strawberry Social Pattern is by The Pattern Basket.  it was a great pattern to follow and obviously, super fun and fast!!!   The pattern calls for Fat Quarters, but I was all about using up some scraps!!!   And I just love that now I can see so many other quilts tied up in this one quilt.   So fun!!!   I even finished it off with a scrappy binding from all my little binding leftovers.   

And when it came time to quilt it, I decided to try something new.   I started by quilting a simple loop de loop.   Then I went back and echoed that loop trying to give it the effect of the twisting vines from strawberries.  I really think it came out cute.    Oh, and this is my all time favorite block of the quilt.  The fabrics totally remind me of my little Strawberry Shortcake Doll from when I was little.  


 And now it is all done and I am just thrilled to add it to my ever growing quilt collection.   And I finished it just in time for strawberry season :)   My strawberry plants are starting to flower in the background of this picture, here is hoping this year we get lots and lots of these delicious berries. 


And that is Quilt #5 - Strawberry Social ;)  5 Down and only 21 more quilts to go in the Happy Quilting Marathon :)   This is totally the type of marathon I can wrap my head around ;)  


And that is it for today, thanks for popping in (especially at the last minute)  to share this finish with me!!! 

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

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Friday, May 6, 2022

Heartfelt Quilt Along - Sweethearts Blocks

 It's Month 4 of the Heartfelt Quilt Along and I am just so excited for today's release!!!  This is Fat Quarter Shop's 9th 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 Sweethearts Blocks.   And how cute are these small hearts!!!


I am using Graphite Cross Weave for the background and Flirt fabrics by Sweetwater for all the hearts.   I am just loving this combo and can't wait to see all of the hearts pieced together into a quilt top.   It is going to be one super heart filled quilt!!!     



So are you joining in with the Heart Felt fun???   You can download the block pattern right here and it is requested for each pattern you download to donate $5.00  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 over $82,000!!!  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 Heartfelt progress on social media with #heartfeltqal and check out Fat Quarter Shops post for the Sweethearts Blocks for lots more Heart Felt Inspiration!!! 


And that's it for the Fourth Release in the Heart Felt Quilt Along!!!!      

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

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Thursday, May 5, 2022

Cheater Print Picnic Quit and Free PDF Pattern

Hello Quilting Friends! Today I am thrilled to be sharing this Cheater Patchwork Quilt as well as a Free PDF Pattern for it!!! Growing up, we had lots of quilts that were a giant piece of Cheater Print fabric that we then tied. They were our favorite picnic quilts and I have many a fond memory lying under the trees sharing laughs with my family on them. So a while back, I decided to make a pieced version of those cheater prints!!! I took some of my favorite basic blocks, mixed them all up, and wha-la . . .a classic Cheater Patchwork quilt!!!

This Cheater Patchwork quilt is super easy to make, especially because all you need to start is two 10" stackers!!! I used Glamp Camp by My Mind's Eye. I just love the wonderfully soft colors, and the adorable camping prints. As soon as I showed this fabric to my girls, they wanted a cabin quilt from it. My daughters can't wait to claim this as all theirs (and I hear they have plans that only girl cousins can use it :)

As I mentioned, this is a super fun and fast quilt to make. It uses squares, four patches, half square triangles, and quarter square triangles for the blocks. The big key is just letting it all go when you lay the quilt out and keeping it totally random. It creates so many fun designs and really resembles that random cheater print ;) And for fun, I let my girls lay the quilt out before I sewed the blocks together. They had so much fun playing with all the prints and colors and mixing and matching the blocks. In the end, I think they did a great job on balancing colors and prints and now it is all the more special for them ;)

I originally made this quilt as a Christmas Quilt using Carta Bella's Christmas Deliver Fabric line. Isn't it just as fun as a Christmas quilt. Now I totally want to make a 4th of July version so we can watch fireworks on it. And I totally love American Dream by Dani Mogstad and think it would be perfect for this design. Add another quilt to the list!! Oh, and just for reference, when I made the Christmas version, I also shared a free Happy Quilting Tutorial, that walks you through how to make it step by step. This is a great option to check out, especially if you are new to quilting!!!

And as I mentioned, there is also a free PDF Download of this pattern and you can totally make it up in a week or less! It finishes at 72 1/2" x 72 1/2" so it is a wonderful picnic size!!! All you need is any two 10" stackers or Layer Cakes, and prints for binding and backing. That's it!!! Just grab and get sewing!!! To get the FREE PDF Cheater Patchwork Quilt Pattern Download, just click here  and download it  ;)

And when it came time to quilt mine, I decided I wanted to keep with the theme of "glamping" so I decided a nice loose feather would just look like trailing vines across the quilt top. So pretty and yet still gives you a camping feel. And I kept it nice and loose so the quilt is still super soft and will be great for snuggling in.

And now we just need the snow to finish melting so we can take this up to the cabin and start enjoying the spring season with all it's Glamping (or cabin) goodness!!! I can't wait . . . bring on the camp songs, fires, and most importantly, the smores.

And that is my Cheater Patchwork Quilt!!! I hope you have enjoyed this post. Oh, and if you make your own Cheater Patchwork Quilts, I would love to see them! You can share your quilts with me on social media using hashtags  #happyquiltingwithmc and #rileyblakedesigns and tagging @happyquiltingmc or email me a picture at happyquiltingmelissa@gmail.com. I can't wait to see your Cheater Patchwork Quilts!!

Thank so much for popping in today and sharing this finish with me!!!

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

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Tuesday, May 3, 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 $50.00 Gift Certificate  from Lou Lou's Fabric Shop is . . .   Number #293  . . . Congrats  laughsewgarden!  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 What is one of your favorite smells??

 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, May 10th, 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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