Monday, May 19, 2014

Bloggers Quilt Festival - Mellow Yellow

We'll I am back from Quilt Market and wouldn't you know, it's Bloggers Quilt Festival!!!!  Yippee.  I promise to do a little Quilt Market recap soon, but for today and tomorrow, I would like to share some of the quilts I made for Market that will also be my Bloggers Quilt Festival quilts :)  

Today I am excited to share, Mellow Yellow :)  I created this quilt for the lovely folks at Art Gallery Fabrics.  I had so much fun playing with all of those wonderful warm tones, you just can't help but smile at them.

They are like a splash of sunshine and here it is all laid out in the sunshine ;)  Doesn't it just make you want to have a picnic ;)   The design was created by the fabulous Laura Grosso of Art Gallery.  And I think you would agree with me that it is spectacular :)

Seriously, I think this quilt could not have been more perfect for me.  If you have been around for a bit, you know I love flying geese!!!  (I make them using the No-Waste technique, you can find a tutorial here ;)  So a quilt made entirely of flying geese and then a whole ton of perfect points to match. Fantastic!!!!  It really was so fun to put together.

Obviously, the quilt got it's name from the fantastic prints I was using.   I wrote a list back here of each of the lines these beautiful yellows were from.  The backing was from Leah Duncan's Meadow collection and was the perfect finishing touch :)

When it came time to quilt, I decided on some wavy lines that run parallel to the geese.  I love the way it just makes your eye flow with the design.  So fun!!  And quilting this on the long arm was so incredibly relaxing, just back and froth and back and forth.  Good Times!!

And here it is, hanging in the Art Gallery Booth at International Quilt Market.   I am so happy with the way it turned out and  I can't wait to make another one, but I am thinking in purple for my purple sewing room ;)   Yippee ;)

Thanks for stopping by today, and be sure to pop on over to the Blogger's Quilt Festival to see all of the amazing quilts in each of the categories ;)  Mellow Yellow is in the Modern Category ;)

Have a Happy Quilting Day!!
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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sew Mama Sew Winner

Thank you so much for everyone that participated in the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day ;)  What fun!!  It was so much fun to see your favorite patterns as well ;)

But now, it's time to pick a winner ;)  The winner of the Anna Maria Horner True Colors Fat Quarter Bundle and 2 Happy Quilting Patterns of their choice is  . . .   #1193, Congrats to Kristen!!!!

I will be emailing your patterns shortly and getting a shipping address :)

**Edit - Hi Kristen, I just went to email your patterns and I can't get your email, no-reply :(  Please send me a quick email at so I can send your prize out ;)

Thanks again And I promise to be back soon with a quilt market rundown ;)  But for not, I am off to take a nap.  We got in super, early this morning and I am exhausted ;)

See ya soon ;)
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Pittsburgh, Here I Come :)

I am finally all packed.  It only took the whole day ;)  And I know, it doesn't really take a whole day to pack, but when you add it doing the laundry before you leave for 4 days, and making sure there is food in the house, and cleaning the bathrooms, and a million other little things, it takes the whole day :)

But I am feeling good.  My bags all packed, with plenty of room for some sample spree goodies once I drop off that lovely quilt on top ;)  Barbara has another quilt on the top of her bag that will be dropped off as well.  More on both of those little secret projects when I get back ;)

And, I even managed to check this little tidbit off the list today ;)  I finished my camera strap.  I went with my favorite Joel Purple so it would match my favorite Purple Aviary bag ;)   I used a bits and pieces from about 5 different tutorials and then changed a few things around for my own liking.  I am really happy with how it all turned out except that I made it the same length as my original camera strap, and that is way to short.  So I already have plans to make another the same but just longer,  but it will work for this trip, so it's all good;)

Oh goodness, I am so very excited!!!  This will be my third market and I can't wait :)  Luckily, I don't have to wait to much longer because we leave at 2:30 AM.  I am counting on the excitement superseding the tiredness ;)  I will be sure to take lots of pictures and share the good times when I get back. I might try a post or two or maybe some instagramming while I am there ;)   That is if I don't get so caught up with everything around me that I forget to take pictures ;)  I will try my best :)  

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting rest of the week and weekend :)
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Monday, May 12, 2014

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!!!

It's Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!!!  I love this day!!!  Now I know we just ended the Mother's Day Giveaway Celebration, but I haven't missed a Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day since I started this blog and I am not going to start today.  With that said,  I know you have lots of places to visit so lets get right to it :)

Up for grabs is a Fat Quarter Bundle of Anna Maria Horner's True Colors!!!  Can I just say . . . I love this bundle!!!  Anna Maria's way with colors and prints always blows me away.  And so, I got 2 bundles, which means I have a spare to share  ;)

And lets add 2 Happy Quilting Patterns of the winners choice to go with the bundle :)  Cause it is always fun to have some options ;)  


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

1 - Leave a comment here of which 2 patterns above would be your favorites to win.

2 - For a bonus entry, you can follow Happy Quilting either through, Bloglovin, GFC, Email, ect.  Just see those buttons up and over on the right to follow then leave me a comment of how you are following :)

That's it.  Simply simple :)    Up to 2 entries per person.  Giveaway is open to international entries.  It will close on Friday, May 18th at midnight. and a winner will be selected randomly and announced shortly after.

Oh, and by the Way . . . If you are stopping by for the first time, Welcome!!   I am so glad you visited and hope you will come back often.  I have so much fun sharing my passion for quilting here with lots of  free tutorials, giveaways, fabric eye candy, and of course, general Happy Quilting times  :)

Have a Happy Quilting Day!!
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Mother's Day Giveaway Celebration Winners!!!!

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the Mother's Day Giveaway Celebration.  I so enjoyed reading all of your wonderful comments on your Mother's and hope you enjoyed the opportunity to reflect on her over the past week.  It was such a wonderful Celebration!!!

And now, it is time to choose some winners!!!  For those that made a "wish list" you will have a little extra bonus.  The numbered comments on that post will be added to the comments at the end of each giveaway post.  Which gives you 2 chances at each giveaway :)

So, lets get to it ;)

From Day 1, we have the Ansonia Fat Quarter Bundle from The Intrepid Thread.

And the winner is . . . . #223!!     Congrats to Heather Sebastian!!!      

From Day 2 we have the Low Volume Fat Quarter Bundle from Fort Worth Fabric Studio

And the winner is . . . .   #526!!  And with a little math 461+65=526, means Congrats to Lee Ann L.

From Day 3 we have the Mirabelle Jelly Roll from Cotton Bliss

And the winner is . . . . #215!!    Congrats to  Karen K!!!

From Day 3 we also have the Sugar Hill Fat Quarter Bundle from The Scarlet Thread Quilt Co.

And the winner is . . . . #208!!    Congrats to Tamie!!!

From Day 4 we also have the 25th and Pine Layer Cake from Green Fairy Quilts

And the winner is . . . .  #56  Congrats to  Hollie!!!

From Day 5 we have the Mystery Fat Eighth Bundle from Missouri Star Quilt Co.

And the winner is . . . .#73!!     Congrats to Shanners!!

From Day 5 we also have the Elizabeth Patchwork Quilt Pen from The Rustic Rooster Quilt Shop

And the winner is . . . .#413!!  And with a little math 345+68=413 means Congrats to Tiffany!!

From Day 6 we have the Aurifil Thread box from Fat Quarter Shop

And the winner is . . . .#484!!   And with a little math 400+84=484, means Congrats to Leslie can't stop quilting!!

From Day 6 we also have the Lori Holt Designer Bundle from Fat Quarter Shop

And the winner is . . . . #323!!   Congrats to Elsa!!

From from our final Day 6 giveaway, we have the Great Granny Squared Book from Fat Quarter Shop

And the winner is . . . . #349!!    Congrats to Donna W!!

Congrats to all of the winners!!!!   I will be emailing you shortly.   Thank you again for playing along and I hope you all had a fabulous Mother's Day!!!!  
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