Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Bloom-Topia Quilt Along - Release 6

Well it's April 15th so that means it is time for the Sixth Block Release of the Bloom-Topia Quilt Along hosted by the Fat Quarter Shop and I am super excited :)   We are making Quarter Square triangles for this block, and they are becoming a favorite of mine!!!

And this time, the alterations are super minimal.   So for Block 10,  you will make your block the exact same way of the the directions, only omit D and E background as you do not need to add sashing on the block, and I choose to make the 4 Print G squares all from the same fabric. And that is it, super easy this time ;)  

So are you joining in the Bloom-Topia fun???  If so, you can download the block pattern  and it is requested for each pattern you download to donate $5.00  to the Make a Wish Foundation :)  This is Fat Quarter Shop's annual charity QAL that is raising funds for an amazing organization.  What a wonderful way for us all to make a difference!  And wow, so much has been raised!!! 

And just as a reminder, if you are new to finding the Bloom-Topia Quilt Along, this is the layout I will be making and are the alterations referred to above ;)     I am using a Breeze Fat Quarter Bundle by Zen Chic for Moda Fabrics with Gris Grunge as the background!!! And there are still a few Bloom-topia Quilt Kits and Backing Sets available if you want to make your's like the original ;) 

And like always, Fat Quarter Shop has made an awesome  You Tube video tutorial that walk you through making the blocks.  There are some great helpful hints and you can see it put together step by step!!!   

Be sure to share all of your Bloom-Topia progress on social media with #bloomtopiaquiltalong and check out Fat Quarter Shops post for Release 6 for lots more Block Inspiration!!!

And that's it for the sixth release in the Bloom-Topia Quilt Along!!!!   I will continue to share a new set of blocks on the 15th and 1st of each month. So what do you say, want to come Bloom-Topia Quilting Along??  You are going to have so much fun!!!

And just to make it easy to find . . .Here is a list of all the places to find my alterations

Layout Fabric Requirements Alteration
Release 1 - Block 1 and 2 Alterations
Release 2 - Block 3 Alterations
Release 3 - Block 4 and 5 Alterations
Release 4 - Block 6 and 7 Alterations
Release 5 - Blocks 8 and 9 Alterations

Thanks for popping in today ;)  I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Day!!

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

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 Electric Quilt 8 from Electric Quilt is . . .   Number #249 . . . Congrats jbjjello33 !!!  I have messaged you :)    


And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Green Fairy Quilts.  Green Fairy Quilts is your home for pre-cut goodness and right now they are having an amazing SPRING SALE with 20-50% off everything in the store!!! And use the coupon code EASTER for another discount on top of the amazing sale prices!!!!   Talk about happy shopping!!!!

And for today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway, Green Fairy Quilts will be giving one lucky reader a super cute Nancy's Needle Jelly Roll by Betsy Chutchian for Moda!!   Isn't that just so fun, I love me some jelly rolls!!!! Someone is going to be very lucky this week ;)  

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 like hand stitching, and if so, what is your favorite thing to hand stitch???  (I am a horrible at hand stitching ;)  

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Green Fairy Quilts love.   You can Sign up for their Newsletter which I highly recommend as it will ensure you catch all of their amazing sales!!  You can follow them on Instagram or Facebook,  or you can visit the Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Green Fairy Quilt Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, April 21st 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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Friday, April 10, 2020

Goodness Grows - Sew Sampler BOM Finish!!!!

So if you have been following along with my Sew Sampler Box posts, you know that I have been working on Goodness Grows blocks.  These are a fun BOM that is an annual tradition with the Sew Sampler Box!!!     The first year of Sew Sampler was some fun HST blocks, that I finished up back here, and the second year was Basket Blocks, that I finished up here and the third year was Barn Blocks that I finished here.        Last month marked the 12th block for this years Goodness Grows blocks and I am thrilled to share my finished Goodness Grows Sew Sampler BOM Quilt!!!

 I have had so much fun making these Goodness Grows blocks!!!   I loved that each block was different and some even added in a little applique.   It really was great to just try something new with each blocks!!    Some months were super fast and easy, and other months were a little more intricate, adding lots of piecing variety to the mix.      And I love the finished block layout and adorable ribbon border!!!   What a super cute way to finish the quilt!!  

I used Corey Yoder's Sugarcreek fabric for my quilt.   I love the happy spring feel it has and it fits these Goodness Grows blocks just perfectly.   In fact, when I started the first block, my good friends at Fat Quarter Shop let me know they were making a Sugarcreek Goodness Grows quilt kit,  and my quilt became the sample for it.   So fun :)   And there are still a few Kit's left if you want to make a Goodness Grows quilt just like mine. 

When it came time to quilt it, I decided on an all over Curly Q design.   I love quilting sampler quilts with this design, it is a great way to add a lot of texture without taking away from each of the blocks.  And my favorite thread, 402 So Fine Pearl,  blended perfectly with all that white, and pretty much disappears on the prints.  Just perfect ;)  

And I love the green binding to offset the red ribbon border!!!!  It really is just the perfect touch at the end.   And isn't that backing fabric just gorgeous!!!  I just love Corey's fabrics, she is such an amazing designer ;)  And yes, you can even see my custom label.  I tell you what, that was one of the best things I ever bought.  I never labeled my quilts before, now I just sew in my tag while sewing the binding.  So easy and so cute!!! 

And that is my Goodness Grows quilt from the Sew Sampler BOM and I just love, love, love it!!!!  It finishes at 66" x 84" so it will make a great snuggle up quilt.  It most likely will be given away for a wedding and I think it would make just the cutest wedding present!!   Won't that just be fun ;)  

And now, I am anxiously awaiting to see what the 2020 BOM pattern will be for the Sew Sampler Box!!!  I just want to get going on Year 5, so exciting!!!   If you want to join in with me sewing, be sure and sign up for the Sew Sampler Box in the next few days as the first box of the BOM ships out around the 20th ;)  Ohhh, I just can't wait to see what we will be sewing this year!!!!
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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Tutorial Throwback Thursday - All In A Row :)

Spring is finally starting to peek through the clouds here in Cedar City, and I am so incredibly grateful for it!!!  Being able to go outside with the kids and play in the backyard is such a blessing to us each day.   Thank you Spring!!!   And so for today's Thursday , I wanted to do a Throwback that reminds me of Spring.   So we are going back 5 years to the All In A Row quilt.   Everything about this quilt, from the fabric, to the design, to the pictures of trees budding just reminds me of Spring  and warms my heart. 

All In A Row is obviously a row quilt.  I used some of my favorite basic blocks to make up the rows . . . and aren't Hearts and Homes just perfect for our current staying at home!!!  And I absolutely love the little 9 patch dividing rows, they are just so cute and tiny!!!   The piecing is all very basic and so even though it looks a little tuff, it is still beginner friendly ;)    It finishes at 57" x 70" so it makes a great size for snuggling up with!!!     And there is even a printable version of this All In A Row tutorial, so double bonus!!!!  

All In A Row is a Fat Eighth Friendly Quilt, which is always fun since there are so many bundles to choose from.   I  used Brenda Riddle's Ambleside because this quilt was designed for my Grandmother and I gave it to her on her 85th birthday.  (which means her 90th is this summer!!!)  My Grandmother grew up in England and Brenda Riddle just captures English Countryside in all of her fabric lines!!!   It was a perfect fit.   And the beautiful soft tones again just gives this a welcome spring feel!!!  

All In A Row was a very special quilt for me to design and make!!!   I used the house blocks in the center because they represented all of the trips to my Grandma and Grandpa's house (she lives in Canada now) for summer vacations!!   The Star blocks represent precious memories of my twin sister and I walking with my Grandma to the bus stop in the very early morning.  We would watch the last of the stars fade as the sun rose while sitting on the bus stop bench.    And I can't make something for GG without having Hearts!!   There is so much love wrapped up in this quilt and I am so grateful for that!!!    

And that is my All In A Row Quilt!!!     I hope you have enjoyed today's Tutorial Throwback Thursday as much as I have!!!    And maybe you can make All In A Row for someone special to you!!!      To make your own All In A Row quilt  just click on any of the project name links for the free step by step tutorial.    And when you are done,  I would love to see your Quilts!!  You can email me a picture at, post it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc  :)   I can't wait to see your All In A Row Quilts!!!

Thanks for popping in today!!!   I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!!
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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Charming Baby Sew Along - Week 1!!!

**  NOTE  - This post is part of a series of posts for the Charming Baby Sew Along.  If you would like to join (and have a chance to win some fun prizes ) you can find a list of the post links here :)  Here is the schedule

April 8 - A Star is Born and Color in the Lines - Today!!!
April 15th - Dream Big and Hugs and Kisses
April 22nd - Just Blooming and On the Move
April 29th - Ring Around the Rosie and Shine Bright
May 6th - To the Moon and Twinkle Twinkle
May 13th - Quilt Fishing - Pieced Back - Grand Prize Linky
May 27th - Charming Baby Parade and Grand Prize Winner


It's the first week of making blocks for the Charming Baby Sew Along and I am so excited!!!  This weeks assignment will go super quick and super easy.   You will need your copy of Charming Baby Quilts  for the piecing instructions as well as the Week 1 Charming Baby Sew Along Pattern for cutting instructions ;)  This week we will be making blocks from the A Star is Born quilt and the Color in the Lines quilt!!!

First up, A Star is Born!!   This quilt is the main cover quilt of the book and really has become quite the star of the book :)   It uses 2 Charm Packs and I used Bloomington Charm Packs by Lella Boutique for Moda and a Black on Grey Cross Weave Background.  Fat Quarter Shop has A Star is Born Kit that will be released soon.   This quilt is super fun to make with lots of happy half square triangles and a beautiful star layout.   A Star is Born finishes at 52"x 52" so it is a great size for baby to play on, and then will become a favorite to drag around as they grow into toddler years ;)

And for our Sew Along, we will be making a block that is the center of the star ;)  Isn't that just so fun!!!  Use the A Star is Born piecing directions from the book and the Week 1 Pattern  for cutting directions to make your block.  This block will be the center of your Charming Baby Sampler Quilt ;)

And next up, the Color in the Lines quilt!!!  This quilt is probably the most beginner friendly in the book as it goes together with simple straight lines :)   It uses 1 Charm Pack and I used a Pemberly 5" Stacker and a Confetti Cottons Cloud Background.   This quilt really goes together fast and is perfect for a last minute baby gift.  Color in the Lines finishes at 36" x 45" so it makes a wonderful crib size quilt.  

And for our Sew Along, we will be making 4 sets of blocks that are just simple pieced strips ;)  Isn't that just so fun!!!  Use the Color in the Lines piecing directions from the book and the Week 1 Pattern  for cutting directions to make your blocks.  These blocks will be in the top and bottom row of your sampler and give a fun sashing look to other blocks :)  


And just like that, you are done with Week 1 and looking forward to Week 2 of The Charming Baby Sew Along!!  Be sure to pop over to all my Sewing Along Friends and see their Week 1 blocks for lots of inspiration!!

      Amanda Castor - Material Girl Quilts
      Andy Knowlton - A Bright Corner
      Beverly McCullough - Flamingo Toes
      Melanie Call - A Bit of Scrap Stuff
      Pat Sloan - Pat Sloan's Blog
      Fat Quarter Shop Friends - The Jolly Jabber


 And keep up with the sew along as everyone that finishes their quilt top will be entered into a drawing for this amazing grand prize giveaway from Moda Fabrics !!


And Andy Knowlton from A Bright Corner is hosting the Week 1 Charming Baby Sew Along giveaway!!!  You can win 2 Charm Packs of Gypsy Soul and a spool of Aurifil thread!!!  This is the fabric Andy is using for her Charming Baby Sampler and it is so happy and full of spring time goodness!!!  Pop over to Andy's Instagram to enter the giveaway ;)           
Gypsy Soul fabric by Basic Grey for Moda Fabrics found on A Bright Corner blog


 It's always fun when we share what we are working on!!!   If you use Facebook or Instagram post your Week 1 blocks with the Hashtag #charmingbabyquilts If you don't use social media you can email me a picture of your progress at ;)

I can't wait to see all of your Week 1 Charming Baby Blocks!!!!
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