Thursday, July 11, 2013

Sewing with Grandma

**Note - If you are looking for the Rustic Rooster Giveaway you can find it here :)

So this summer, Barbara started a little summer sewing activity for some of the older grand-kids.  The kids named it Make It Monday :)  Each Monday afternoon, and then some other days in between, a few of the grandkids met with Grandma to work on their desired project.  This last week my 3 oldest finished their projects.

Jessi made this adorable owl purse.  Her bff (and cousin) has a matching one.  They are totally loving their matching purses and can be found sporting them all over town :)

Jessi did such a great job.  She cut out all her pieces, stitched her applique in place, and then put the bag together with the help from Grandma.  She really is staring to be quite the little seamstress.

Spencer and Kristian decided they wanted to make "Ranger" capes based off of the books "Rangers Apprentice" that Spencer is reading right now.  They loved cutting out all of their wonky camoflouge shapes to add to the capes.

They didn't however, love stitching all of those wonky shapes in place.  Spencer set himself a goal of so many a week to have it done by this weekend.  It was a great way to work through it I thought.  (Grandma helped a lot with Kristian's, he decided pretty early out of the gate that secure stitching really wasn't his thing :)  The boy's absolutely love their capes and can be found whipping around and hiding in corners every 2 minutes.

I want to shout out a  huge Thank You to Barbara!!!  She really is absolutely amazing.  She works with the kids so well and is so patient with them, even when they are getting a little crazy and antsy.  Mom, you really made the kids summer with Make it Monday!!  And just in case you are wondering,  yes, I know that I have the best Mother In Law in the world, and I am so very happy to have her in our lives!!!
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Welcome Rustic Rooster & Giveaway

Today I am so excited to welcome  the Rustic Rooster Quilt Shop as Happy Quilting's newest sponsor!!!   Trina is a brand new shop owner who has always had the dream of opening a quilt shop.  In fact, it was that dream that helped her through her struggle of breast cancer.  She recently finished treatment and jumped into the world of fabric shop owner opening an brick and mortar store in Oregon as well as an online shop.  Congrats Trina on making your dream a reality!!

Rustic Rooster Quilt Shop carries mostly Moda fabrics with some Riley Blake sprinkled in there.  Of course, Trina plans on carrying more fabric lines in the near future and is adding stock each week.  

Trina carries both yardage and pre-cuts, including the newest Honeycomb precuts, so you are sure to find what you are looking for :)

Trina also has Pattern, Books, Threads, Gifts, Notions, and Batting.  It's so convenient to have it all in one place!!!!  I just love this Quilt Happy color dip mug in her gifts section.  Isn't it so cute and who doesn't want to be reminded to Quilt Happy :)

Trina focuses on having low prices and amazing customer service.  That way everyone can enjoy good quality fabrics.  Congrats again Trina, on making your dream come true!!  I am so excited to have you as part of the Happy Quilting Family!!! 

And as part of their welcome debut the Rustic Rooster Quilt Shop. is giving away a $30.00 Gift Card to one lucky winner!!!  

You have two chances to win, please leave a separate comment for each.  And since Trina has a brand new shop, I thought it might be nice for your entries to allow you to get acquainted :)

1 - Visit the Rustic Rooster Quilt Shop and leave a comment here of what you might want to use your $30.00 Gift Certificate on. 

2 - Like the Rustic Rooster Quilt Shop on Facebook and leave a comment that you did so.

So that's it :) The giveaway will close on Monday night July 17th and I will announce a winner shortly after.     
And one last thing . . . we can't all win the Gift Certificate but Trina has added a special little surprise so that everyone can be a winner!!!

Trina is offering 25% off your entire purchase at the Rustic Rooster Quilt Shop when you enter the  coupon code HQ13 at checkout.  The code will be valid from July 10th through July 16th!!!  So now we can all have some shopping fun :)

Thanks for popping in and have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Winners from the Blogiversary Celebration

Thank you for joining me in celebrating my 3 year Blogiversary Celebration!!  It was so much fun to get to take a little trip down memory lane with all of you!!  I just can't believe how much Happy Quilting has grown in three years.   And I am so incredibly excited to see where the next three years take me!!!

And now I owe you some winners.  But first, a little explanation.  What most of you don't know is that while I was celebrating my 3 year blogiversary last week, I was also on an Alaskan Cruise with my husbands parents, siblings, and spouses.  We had a wonderful time, but now I am experiencing some post cruise rocking.  My head won't stop swaying from side to side. So since it takes a vast amount of concentration just to type, we are going to keep this  plain and simple.  The winners are . . .

DAY 1 -  Southern Fabric $25 Gift Certificate goes to  #164 . . .  Helen L

DAY 2 -  Scarlet Thread Quilt Co. Charms Packs goes to #195 . . . Judy1522

DAY 3 -  Green Fairy Quilts Jelly Roll goes to #181 . . . PKSews

DAY 4 -   Christa Quilts Color Bundle goes to #26 . . . Denise in PA

DAY 5 -   Intrepid Thread Fat Quarter Bundle goes to #120 . . . Bee

DAY 6 -  Fat Quarter Shop $25 Gift Certificate goes to #285 . . . Lisa E

I will email you all shortly :)  And since I can't leave without a picture, here's some snapshots from last week.

The Boat

The Fam

Not a normal toes in the sand picture, that is a Glacier in the background.  Ya, super cold water.

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Monday, July 8, 2013

Star Surround Quilt-A-Long - It's Coming!!!

All right, It's finally here!!!!  It's the Star Surround Quilt-A-Long!!!!   I am so super excited!!  I just love Quilt-A-Long's and I really, really love this pattern.  We are going to have such a great time.  And I have written it up in lots of size options and layout options so there is sure to be a quilt that fits you ;)

Of course we will be having great fabric discounts, stunning kits (including these colors above that I will be using :)  fabulous fabric prizes, and most importantly lots of fabric fun with friends!!!   Here's the schedule . . .

July 15th - Intro, Fabric Requirements, and Prize Announcement
July 22 - Cutting
July 29 - Half Square Triangles
Aug 5 - Flying Geese
Aug 12 - Building Block Centers
Aug 19 - Building Block Surround
Aug 26 - Piecing Top and Grand Prize Linky
Sept 16 - Star Surround Parade and Grand Prize Winners

So what do you say??  Do you want to Quilt-A-Long with me???  Grab a button and get ready for fun!!



Oh, and I will continue to add the links for each week as a quick reference for the Quilt-A-Long posts

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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Happy Quilting Blogiversary Celebration - Day 6

Today is Day 6 and the final day of the Happy Quilting 3 Year Blogiversary Celebration!!!!   A fun filled week of milestones and giveaways!!!  Let's see what were finishing up with :)

Today's milestone project is my Rah Rah Rally Quilt.   This was my first quilt to be published in a book.  Oh my goodness, what a thrill this was :)  I still can't believe it is real sometimes.  This was such an amazing opportunity to be part of, from the creation, to the market schoolhouse and book signing, to just seeing my quilt in a book.  I never, ever, ever, thought my blog would lead me to opportunities like this but I am so incredibly grateful for it.   And now I just get giddy thinking what milestones might be next :)

And for the party . . . .Let's have The Blogiversary Day 6 Celebration Giveaway

Today's giveaway is for a $25.00 Gift Certificate sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop !!!  Were ending the week out with some more fabric cash :)

So what do you have to do for your chance to win???

Leave a comment here of what you might like to use your gift certificate to get at Fat Quarter Shop.

For a bonus entry, you can subscribe to the Fat Quarter Shop newsletter (at the very top) and leave a comment here that you did so :)

That's it.  Up to 2 entries per person. Giveaway will close on Monday July 8th and a winner will be selected randomly and announced shortly after.

Thanks for stopping by and celebrating my 3 year Blogiversary with me, it has been so much fun!!!  Be sure to pop in next week to see all of the winners :)   And a little reminder, all Happy Quilting Patterns are marked down to $5.00!!  They can be instantly downloaded from my Etsy Shop :)

Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!!
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