Friday, June 5, 2020

Final Day of Decades Past Pattern Sale!!!!

 Thank you so much for all of the love on my new Decades Past Pattern that I shared last Friday!!! I am so glad that you all are loving this new design and I can't wait to see your Decades Past quilts ;)

I just wanted to pop in and remind you that today is the Final Day of the new Pattern Release sale ;)  Both the Hard Copy and the PDF Etsy Shop.  The PDF Patterns are just $5.50 going back to $8.50 tomorrow and the Hard Copy Patterns are $8.00 going back to $10.00 tomorrow!!!!

The pattern has 5 size options.   For the Baby and Lap size, you use a 12" block and it is Fat Eighth Friendly.   For the Picnic, Twin, and Queen sizes, you use a 16" block and it is Fat Quarter Friendly.   And of course, it is a full color pattern.

So I just wanted to remind you, in case you missed it last week or in case you put it in your cart to check out later :)  Thanks again for all of the Happy Quilting Love!!! I am just so thrilled to start watching for Decades Past quilts :)

 I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!
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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Tutorial Throwback Thursday - Charming Tote

I am so excited that this week the library has been opened again, and my kiddo's have been able to start up their piano lessons as well.   This is huge with summer being in full swing as I love having a set time for reading and a set time for practicing piano each day.  It helps to fill up those wonderfully long summer days ;) And that also means, my kids are using their Charming Totes again, so I thought it would be great for today's Throwback Thursday!!!! 

These Charming Totes are so much fun to make and super simple as well.   And you can use them for everything from piano totes, to library totes, to church totes, and I have even had a friend text me that she uses hers for a grocery tote!!!   They finish at 18" x 16" x 4" so they really are a great size for toting just about whatever needs to be toted ;)  And all you need is 1 Charm Pack and 2/3 of coordinating fabric to whip one up ;)   And wouldn't it be fun to make a Charming Tote to tote around your Charming Baby Quilts!!!   Eeek, I just love Charm Packs!!!   

And truly, you can't make just one Charming Tote!!!   They are actually super fast to make assembly line, and make for wonderful birthday and Christmas gifts ;)    I have made so many over the years.  Here are links to totes I made in 2014, and some in early 2015 and late 2015, and some in 2016 and one in early 2018 and then some in late 2018.  Like I said, you can't just make one!!!!    And these are perfect for beginners and experts alike.  In fact, in 2017, I taught all of the amazing young women in my church how to make their own Charming Totes !!!   For a lot of them, this was their first time making a project on a sewing machine.  I was so proud of them and they all made such beautiful totes!!!     

And speaking of church, I just got word that we get to go back to a "social distance" style church in a week!!!  I am so excited, and it means I get to take my Church Charming Tote along with me ;)  And I even added key rings and pockets in the lining of this bag so it is super functional for me!!!   I just love it!!!   You can totally customize this tote any way that works great for you!!!  

And that is my Charming Tote!!!     I hope you have enjoyed today's Tutorial Throwback Thursday as much as I have!!!      To make your own Charming Tote  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 Totes!!  You can email me a picture at or post it to social media with #happyquiltingwithmc  :)   I can't wait to see your Charming Totes!!

Thanks for popping in today and sharing this throwback with me!!! 

  I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!!
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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

May Sew Sampler Box!!

It's a new month, and with that means another Sew Sampler Box arrived :)    And oh, I just love it!!!   The theme for May's Sew Sampler Box is Buds and Blooms and I am just so excited about what is blooming in this box.   As well as what is blooming in my garden!!!  I am not much of a green thumb, but last night I checked and I have strawberry blossoms :)  Yippee!!!   

Alright, back to the fabric blooming ;)  I am so excited about this beautiful Petite Bloomington  Layer Cake from Lella Boutique!!  This is the fabric I used for the A Star Is Born Quilt on the front cover of my Charming Baby Quilts Book, and it is just so pretty!!!   And I have already starting cutting out this exclusive Rose Garden Quilt pattern.  It is just so pretty!!!  And I am excited for another fast finish ;)    

And the notions for this month's box are awesome!!!   I just love scissors, of course, I already have lots of scissors, but I always love a new pair!!!   And these little Sweet Snips are going to be just perfect for cutting applique :)  And these Magic Touch Quilting Gloves are going to be so great!!!  A pair of good quilting gloves makes all of the difference when machine quilting on your domestic machine.  They truly are a must ;)   And last, but not least, you know I always love me some Aurifil Thread!!!   I can't never have enough ;) 

And with a new box also means a new Block!!   .This year we are working on the Greatest Hits Quilt and this block is Track 2  ;)   I have to say, I have no idea where this quilt is going, but I am really having fun with these crazy "low volume" backgrounds.   I mostly use solids in backgrounds, so this is a fun way to shake things up.   And yippee for Scrap Busting!!!!

And just a note, if you are wanting to get in on the new year of Sew Sampler boxes you have to get in line.  There is currently a waiting list as the box subscription is full.   But hopefully the wait isn't to long.  (I have been told new spots open up each week!!!) 

And that is the May Sew Sampler Box and I am so looking forward to June's Box ;)  I can't wait to see what Track 3's block will be ;)  
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Tuesday, June 2, 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 Chantilly Jelly Roll from Fat Quarter Shop is . . .   Number #286 . . . Congrats bmocy5  !!!  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 they always have amazing sales going on every weekend on a selected pre-cut or notion!!!   And did you know that Green Fairy Quilts has a Deal of The Day, I just love these!!!    Right now, you can save big on Moda Print Yardage, and Bella Solid Yardage!!!!  Awesome!!!

And for today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway, Green Fairy Quilts will be giving one lucky reader a  Shimo Layer Cake by Debbie Maddy for Moda!!   Isn't that just so fun!!!! 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 what Foreign Language would you like to learn??  (I am currently working on Portuguese :)  

 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, June 9th, 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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Monday, June 1, 2020

Bloom-Topia Quilt Along - Release 9

Well it's June 1st, can you believe it??   Summer is in full swing at our place ;)  And with a new month comes the Ninth Block Release of the Bloom-Topia Quilt Along hosted by the Fat Quarter Shop and I am super excited :)   These blocks are both a lot of smaller piecing, and you just know how I love that!!!  

So for Block 14, (which is actually 13A, whoops)  We are going to make 4 stars in a block, and then make 2 blocks total.  For the Star Points, If you want to make these the same way as the instructions you will need to cut 32 C rectangles from your background fabric, and 64 F squares for your 6 Print fabrics.    I choose to make the star points with HST's instead of flying geese to eliminate waste so if you want to do that you will need (32) 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" Background and Print Squares and trim the HST's to 2".   Whichever method you choose above, you will also need to cut 8 B Squares from Print Fabrics for the star centers, and 32 D squares from Background for the corners.      Then sew them into blocks with the below layout.  Make 2 blocks ;)  

And  for Block 15, (which is actually 13B, whoops again) we are again going to make 4 dragonfly units in a block, and then make 2 blocks total. And I changed the layout of my dragonfly blocks to not alternate the background and print pieces.   So for my version, you will need to cut 4 A strips and 32 E squares from the Background fabric.   And from the Print fabric you will need to cut (16) 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" squares and will cut 2 fans from each of those squares.  And then just piece it like the instructions and make 2 blocks.  

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 9 for lots more Block Inspiration!!!

And that's it for the ninth 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!!!

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