Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Summer Breeze Remake

Summer Breeze was my very first pattern and will always be special to me because of that!!  And as expected, I have certainly learned a lot since writing it.  It has been in the back of my mind for some time to go back and remake this pattern to include size options as well as some trimming options to speed up the sewing process. 

And I finally did it yesterday!!!  So now, my Summer Breeze pattern is offered in 4 sizes :)  Yippee Skippee!!!  Here are the sizes you can make it in.  (I really want to make a baby one soon :)

I just love this quilt!!  I totally wish I would have originally written it with size and trimming options to begin with.  With that said . . .  If you have purchased a Summer Breeze Pattern from me, either in my etsy shop or  at Burgundy Buttons and would like a copy of the new PDF Summer Breeze pattern with the size and trimming options, please send me an email at happyquiltingmelissa (at) gmail (dot) com with the old pattern attached (just so I know you purchased it) and I would be happy to send you a copy of the new pattern for free.

Oh . . .  and I have been working on a new pattern as well :)   I am about half way done with the writing so hopefully it will be coming soon :)  It's nice that pattern writing is getting a little easier to do with each one.  I guess with everything in life, practice makes perfect.  (Well maybe not perfect, but at least easier :)
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Monday, November 12, 2012

Loopy Daisy and Heart Leaf - A Free Motion Quilting Tutorial

Good morning all you free motion quilting enthusiast!  I have another little video for you today :)  This video walks you through the basics of creating a loopy daisy and a heart shaped leaf all over free motion quilt design.  This design is very beginner friendly.  The motion is quick to learn and flows very easily.   Hope you enjoy :)   And like all free motion quilting, practice makes perfect :)

Here is an example of the pattern :)

And here's the video :)

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

100 Blocks Winners

Thank you for all of the kind words on my Shabby Spin block!!!!  Now . . . Let's pick some winners!!

The 3 winners of a 100 Blocks Vol 6 Magazine
 and my Dreaming of Paris and Wonky Irish Chain Patterns are . . . 

Congrats to Michele, Judith, and Duff!!!  I will be contacting you shortly :)

It's snowing here so I am off to enjoy the day making a snowman ;)

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Friday, November 9, 2012

So much better!!!

I loved the suggestion from several of you to fold my fat quarters to fit the size of the shelf.  I don't know why this didn't clue into me sooner as it is the same way I fold my yard cuts :)  Anyhow, I was totally inspired and now my shelf looks so much better!!  Thank you so much for the inspiration to just do this!!!

The first pile are my prints that I have kept in their particular "fabric line."  I don't want to mix them up because they are favorites and I plan (eventually) to make a project with them.  The remaining 3 piles are sorted by color.  Although, I am sure some are place "wrong".  Sometimes it is really hard to figure out where a color fits :)  But I have to say, all in all, it looks a million times better and I am loving it!!!  (It also helps me to see what I need more of, tee hee hee :)
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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Fabric Randomess

Yup, today is totally random!!  Just a few tidbits to share :)

First off, thanks to everyone who gave your Color Option preference!!  It really helped and in the end I  went with option 4 :)  Now to start cutting it out.

Second, I was at JoAnn's this morning to use my 60% off coupon to pick up a bunch of Kona White for an upcoming project.  While I was there I checked out the clearance sale hoping to find more Denyse Schmidt prints.  I didn't find that but I did get lucky with these beautiful tone on tone Heidi Grace prints!!  Perfect stash builders :)

And lastly, I really need to re-organize my Fat Quarter shelf.  It is driving me nuts!!!  I really dislike that it is stacked 2 deep because I can't see all of the prints.  Something for me to work on over the weekend, for sure.   Suggestions welcome :)

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