Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Fat Quarter Baby - Emma

Today is my stop on the Fat Quarter Baby Blog Tour and I am super excited to share with you Emma!!!  Isn't she just adorable ;)

I was tickled pink when the gals at Fat Quarter Shop asked me if I wanted to make 1 of the 20 amazing quilts from Fat Quarter Baby, and I was totally touched when they asked me to make Emma :)  

I just love making Baby Quilts and this is such a fun quilt to make!!!  All you need is a few Fat Quarters and you are ready to go ;)  I used some of my favorite prints from Heather Bailey's True Colors collection.  The colors and prints are just perfect for an adorable baby girl quilt ;)  

I changed up my quilt just a bit from the original Emma quilt, because I wanted the butterflies to look like they were flying ;)  So I added an extra background border on each of the blocks and then trimmed the blocks down on an angle.  I just love the extra bit of movement it gives the quilt ;)

And when it came time to quilt I had so much fun!!!  I did some ribbon candy quilting for the body of the butterfly and attempted to do a little antenna, there hard to see but they are there ;)  Then on the wings I did a little scallow to match the print of the fabric and quilted back and forth lines in the negative space of the scallops ;)

Then in the background, I quilted what is quickly becoming my favorite filler ;)  Lots of little tiny swirls, paisleys, curls, and pebbles.   I just love how much movement in creates and it just flows so beautifully ;)  

And of course, it creates all kinds of super yummy texture!  I might have spent a few minutes just running my hand over the top of this quilt when it was done :)

And that is Emma!!!  I was hoping this was going to be for my Sister-In-Law who is expecting, but we found out a few days ago that it's a boy ;)   So I guess that means Emma will have to wait for a special little girl and I get to pick out another fun Boy quilt from Fat Quarter Baby to make ;)

Be sure to pop on over to Fat Quarter Shop to see the original Emma  (oh so adorable!!) along with other great quilts form Fat Quarter Baby!!  And you can get a sneak peek of all of the Fat Quarter Baby Quilts in this fun little Video Trailer and be sure to stop by the other Tour Stops for some amazing Fat Quarter Baby Eye Candy :)

November 16, 2015
Anne -  Caroline of Sew Can She
Claire - Melissa of Oh How Sweet
Elizabeth - Pam of Pam Kitty Morning
Laura  - Greg of Grey Dogwood Studios

November 17, 2015
Andrew - Anne of Bunny Hill Designs
Christopher - Christina of Emily Ann's Kloset
Hunter - Nadra of Ellis & Higgs
James  - Corey of Coriander Quilts
Kevin  - Lucy of Charm About You

November 18, 2015
Katharine - Natalia of Piece N Quilt
Kimberly  - Lori of Bee in my Bonnet
Kristen  - Erin of Why Not Sew
Sarah - Angie of Gnome Angel
Emma - Melissa of Happy Quilting  (your here :)

November 19. 2015
Matthew - Jane of Quilt Jane
Paul  - Pat Sloan
Peyton - Megan and Heather of Quilt Story
Ryan  - Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane
William - Lisa of Vintage Modern Quilts
Gerri Robinson of Planted Seed Designs

Thanks for popping in today and every day!!!  Here is hoping it is a Happy Quilting Day for you ;) 

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!!

It's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day . . . let's have some fun :)

First, we need to announce the winner from last weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway!!   The winner of the fantastic Wool & Needle III Flannels from The Scarlet Thread Quilt Co . . . . . .   Number #88. . . Congrats Jessica Jo.!!   I have emailed you :)     


And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Ollie and Evie.  Rhonda has an adorable Etsy shop packed with wonderful pre-cuts and beautiful yardage!!!  And they are always at absolutly amazing prices!!!!  And she just added more items to the Clearance section where you will find the most amazing prices!!  Oh, and Rhonda recently opened her shop to people to come and browse fabrics on Wednesday evenings from 6-9 so if you are in the Salt Lake area, be sure to check it out!!!   

And the Terrific Tuesday Giveaway day gives you a choice!!!  You can choose your favorite of a Layer Cake or a Jelly Roll of Moda's new In Studio line Basic Mixologie!!!   I absolutely love this line, I mean of course I do, look at all of those awesome purples!!!   

You have two entry chances, the second being optional, 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 your favorite color is.  Just in case you missed it, mine is purple :)  

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Olie and Evie love.   You can follow them on  Facebook, at their blog, or Favorite their Shop, or you can visit The Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Olie and Evie Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, November 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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Monday, November 16, 2015

100 Blocks - Royalty and Queen of Hearts Quilt

It's time for another 100 Blocks Blog Hop!!!  Volume 12 of 100 Blocks Magazine is hitting new stands everywhere and I am so very honored to have a block in it!!  The block is called Royalty and it is block #1170.  Isn't that just so fun ;)

  I just love 100 Blocks magazine!!!  They are just jammed pack with so many wonderful designs!!  This is the 7th time I have had a block in 100 Blocks and I hope there will be many more to come ;)

And if you are wondering what Royalty looks like in a quilt . . . well, wonder no more.  Here is my latest quilt finish!!!  I am calling it Queen of Hearts ;)

 I absolutely love the Red, Black and White color combo!!!  Just like in the block, I used my favorite Grunge Basic in Red, but used two different shades alternating the two shades in each blocks to give the quilt a cool two tone effect.  the blacks and whites are prints from Zen Chic's Modern Backgrounds Ink and Paper.

I love how this block comes together to make such a fun secondary design.  Sometimes I see the Red hearts coming together, and other times I see the white X's and black lattice.  So fun!!!  It really does have lots of fun movement.

When it came time to quilt, I decided to go with a beautiful big all over swirl.  And just like in this quilt I shared last week, I went with  a gorgeous Red Fox #469 So Fine #50 Thread !!  I just love the way it blends in the red and pops on the black and white!!!

And that is Queen of Hearts, made with the Royalty Block!!!   I hope you love it as much as I do ;)

And one lucky Happy Quilting reader will be getting the Royalty Block pattern as well as 99 other amazing block patterns in Volume 12 of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks!!!!

To enter is easy!!  All Entries are welcome, including International Entries.  Please just be sure to leave an email address if you are a no-reply blogger ;)  One Entry per person please and I will announce a winner on Saturday Morning,  November 21st ;)

ENTRY - Simply leave a comment that includes the number 12.  It can be anything, as long as there is an 12 in it :)    

And be sure to pop on over to the Quilty Pleasures Blog for lots more 100 Blocks Posts, Eye Candy, and of course, awesome Giveaways!!!

Thanks for Stopping In, Good Luck, and Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!

Linking up to Quilt Story ;)

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Snaptshots QAL - Sail Away

Today is the first day of the Crossroads QAL and I am so very excited!!!    Not only do I absolutely love the Strawberry Fields Revisited fabrics (designed by Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts for Moda) but these blocks are just so adorable and I am so loving all of the fun points to match up!!!  The first block is called the House Block and aren't they just so cute!!!

I have always loved these traditional looking house blocks so I couldn't wait to put them together!!!  They really did go together fast and I liked being able to chain stitch each step for the houses. Before I knew it, I had 4 adorable little houses :)

If you sewing along or want to join in on the fun,  you can download the block pattern right here and then don't forget to donate the $5.00 for the pattern to the March of Dimes  ;)  This QAL is raising funds for premature babies and Fat Quarter Shop and Moda and All of Us are teaming up to make a big impact!    

And like always, if you are a little nervous about getting all those little points to match up, you need not worry.  Kimberly and Joanna , have made a fabulous You Tube video that walks you through making the block step by step and has lots of little tidbits to help you with your block!!!  

Be sure to  share all of your Crossroads progress on social media with #crossroadsquiltalong and check out these fabulous bloggers who are quilting along for some House Block inspiration :)  

Joanna of Fig Tree Quilts (@figtreequilts)
Pat Sloan (@quilterpatsloan)
April of Prairie Grass Patterns (@amrosenthal)
Tina of Emily Ann's Kloset (@emilyannskloset)Melissa of Oh How Sweet (@ohhowsweet)Angie of Gnome Angel (@gnomeangel)Vanessa of Lella Boutique (@lellaboutique)Melissa of Happy Quilting (@happyquiltingmc)Erin of Why Not Sew (@whynotsewquilts)Greg of Grey Dogwood Studio (@greydogwoodstudio)Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts (@sondradavison)Sedef of Down Grapevine Lane (@downgrapevinelane)Taunja of Carried Away Quilting (@taunjalynn)

I will be sharing more Crossroads Blocks on the 15th of each month.  It is going to be so much fun!!!  I hope you come Quilt Along!!!

Thanks for popping in today ;)  Have a Happy Quilting Day!!
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Friday, November 13, 2015

Firecrackers Quilt!!!!

Today I am so excited to share with you a new quilt finish in collaboration with Fat Quarter Shop!!!  A few weeks ago, Fat Quarter Shop asked me if I wanted to be part of a new Jelly Roll Friendly, 30 Degree Ruler quilt pattern launch!!!  Now I love Jelly Rolls, and I had never tried a 30 Degree Ruler . . .  so I was of course, totally game for trying something new with one of my favorite pre-cuts :)  And here it is . . .  It is called Firecrackers!!!

This is such an awesome pattern designed by the wonderful folks at Fat Quarter Shop!!!!  I love that somethings I see the Red Diamonds and sometimes I see the Black/White kites :)  Such amazing movement and wonderful play with secondary designs!!

This quilt uses 2 Jelly Rolls and I choose to use Modern Backgrounds Ink and Modern Backgrounds Paper by Zen Chic for Moda ;)   I paired those with a wonderful Brushed Moda Bella Solid Christmas Red.  This was my first time using a Brushed Cotton and I absolutely loved it!!!  It is so incredibly soft!!

And if you are thinking, "Wow, she makes a lot of Red, Black and White quilts", you are so very right ;) One, I absolutely love the color combo!!   Two, it is also the school colors of my Alma Mater and this quilt was serving two purposes. The first purpose is to share here and try out a new ruler, done and done!!! And the second purpose was to be a special prize at a special fundraiser for Southern Utah University.   So I added one of my Complex Layered Applique (tutorial on how I make these found here)  of SUU Logo's after photographing it and it was all set for purpose two :)  Here is a shot of the lucky winner with her new Firecracker SUU Quilt ;)

And back to a few more details of the quilt making . . . when it came time to quilt this it seemed only right to quilt it with my all over fireworks design.   I mean, if you have a quilt called Firecrackers, of course Fireworks quilting is the perfect match :)

And I just love all of the yummy texture it adds!!!   And I quilted it with a gorgeous Red Fox #469 So Fine #50 Thread and I absolutely love how it blends in the red triangles and totally pops on the Black and White Kites!!!  So fun!!!

And that is Firecracker!!!!   I just love it!!!!!!   And if you love it too and wan't to make your own, you can find the Pattern Here ;)   Fat Quarter Shop has also put together a Quilt Kit for their original design using Prairie Fabrics by Corey Yoder for Moda and it can be found here with the backing set found here ;)

And if you are a little nervous wondering if you can try a new ruler as well, have no fear :)  Kimberly has put together this awesome You Tube tutorial video that will walk you through all of the steps and she has lots of great tips to help you line everything up just perfect so you know you will have a fantastic finish :)

And for lots more Firecrackers Quilt Eye Candy, be sure to pop around to all of the other stops along this little Firecracker Blog Hop!!!  It is so fun to see how different each quilt looks like just by changing up the fabrics ;)

Ants to Sugar by Daisy
Silly Mama Quilts by Brooke
On the Windy Side by Adrianne
Happy Quilting by Melissa  (that's me ;) 
627 Handworks by Julie
Must Love Quilts by Corinne
Mommy Sew by Jenn
Fly Away Quilts by Lauren

Thanks for popping in today and I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!!

Linking this finish up with Sarah's and Amanda's :) 
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